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General advice relating to the acquisition and opration of franchises, primarily from a legal perspective.

Chicken or Egg Site Selection and Leasing - Which Comes First, Finding a Franchisee or Finding a Site?


Chicken or Egg Site Selection and Leasing – Which Comes First, Finding a Franchisee or Finding a Site?

How Luck Plays a Role in Your Wealth

A Cornell economist suffered cardiac arrest while playing tennis. Out of sheer luck, he received quick medical attention and is alive today because of it, beating high odds of a quick death.

How You Can Become a Morning Person

“Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise,” said Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. Those are pretty big promises just for one's sleeping habits, but Ben is second in esteem among the Founding Fathers only to George Washington in the eyes of many historians and others familiar with Revolutionary times.

Judge Allows Class Action Worker Wage Theft Litigation to Proceed

Photo: McDonald's Workers Take a Break

A district judge in California ruled last week to allow a class action lawsuit alleging wage theft to go forward, even though he remained unconvinced that McDonald's Corporation exercises enough control over working conditions in the franchise stores to be held liable for fair wage and overtime claims.


In Franchising Some Things Never Change

 In my first book Franchising from The Inside Out, I presented The 10 Commandments of Franchising. Now twelve years later, I believe these remain as true today as they did then. I’ve edited them to highlight the most important ones.

Franchisees, Negotiate the Rental Rate

It should come as no surprise that rent can be one of your three major business expenses, if not the largest.

Restaurants that Banned Trump, Cops, Sparked Backlash

Restaurant owners who feel so strongly about their political views that they ban Donald Trump or the police can provoke a strong reaction.

Importance for Franchise Tenants of Time, Timelines and Timing with Commercial Leases

In Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals for Dummies, it is shown that the leasing process can take differing amounts of time, depending on whether you are opening your first or fifth franchise store location.

Choosing the Right Lease Term (Length) for Your Commercial Location - For Franchise Tenants

This is one of those subjects that cause many lightbulbs to go on in the minds of those tenants attending our leasing seminars.

Words of Wisdom from Buffett and Bloomberg

While at a Goldman Sachs small business event in New York on Tuesday, Warren Buffett, CEO and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway; Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs; Michael Bloomberg, founder, CEO and owner of Bloomberg, LP; and Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square and Twitter; gave some words of business wisdom to the audience.