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

Six Questions to Ask Your Franchisor before Leasing Commercial Space

Stepping onto a busy street to cross without looking both ways first can prove to be dangerous! We can say the same thing for entrepreneurs considering a franchise opportunity.

Why the Location You Lease is More Important Than the Franchise You Buy

One of the key attractions of any successful franchise systems is its proven formulas … as a franchisee, you will be joining a franchise system where much of the initial legwork has been don

Vets, Have We Had Your 6?

I'd like to hear from vets in franchising, whether you got into franchising through VetFran or otherwise.  Feel free to e-mail me or post in comments here.

Is Your Franchise System on The Right Track?

See how your brand stacks up against the Top Ten traits of high-performance brands.

Determining the Worth of a Small Business

Whether selling your business, buying someone else's, going through a divorce, spinning off part of a business or working through other changes in which the worth of a business has an impact, it's important to have in mind a realistic selling price.

Rules for Small Business Success

A business consultant with more than 25 years of experience shares ten practices that she says are the foundation of business success.

Fit Body Boot Camp’s Questionable Claims Should Give Franchise Investors the Heebie-Jeebies

Last week the Federal Trade Commission reprimanded Southern California-based franchisor Fit Body Boot Camp for deceptively stating that the FTC endorses the fitness franchise and even ranks it highly. Although Fit Body apologized, the franchisor's bogus claim could potentially land it in trouble with the authorities.

50 Top Entrepreneurs Give Words of Advice

Fifty of the most successful entrepreneurs, mostly from the digital world, give valuable advice to those who aspire to head their own thriving business.

Top New Year's Resolutions in 2016

It has been said that a New Year’s resolution is bound to be broken. Maybe it’s just that people just set the bar too high for themselves.

A Realization that Changed Steve Jobs, then Changed the World

A younger-looking Steve Jobs begins this interview by saying, "When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world."<