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

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."<

Publicly Traded Restaurant Franchisors Live on Same-Store Sales but Franchisees Live on Store Free Cash Flow

The difficult nature of the restaurant franchise business life is about to hit again: Wendy's has rolled out a $4 combo meal of small bacon burger, 4 chicken nuggets, a drink and french fries.

Franchise Ownership, Myths and Guinea Pigs

There are some lies in society that are immune to obliteration in the normal course; they simply, for various reasons, sustain themselves as accepted truths over incredibly long periods of time.

Paul Graham's Startup Advice in under a Minute

Paul Graham is a well-known programmer and successful venture capitalist who enjoys writing. Originally from the U.K., he has a B.A. in philosophy from Cornell University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Harvard in applied sciences, specializing in computer science.

Supreme Court to Employers: Ignorance of Religious Practice Is No Excuse

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII") prohibits employment discrimination based on religion, and imposes on employers a proactive duty to accommodate religious practice that may conflict with workplace practices, as long as the religious practice does not impose an undue hardship on the employer.

EEOC Guidelines for Accommodating Religious Practices

On March 6, 2014, the EEOC issued a new technical assistance publication for employers that addressed workplace rights and responsibilities with respect to religious dress and grooming under Title VII. The question-and-answer guide, entitled "Religious Garb and Grooming in the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities," and an accompanying fact sheet, is intended to offer practical advice for employers and employees, and presents numerous case examples based on the EEOC's litigation.

Choosing a Business Name: 5 Things to Consider

Don't forget to put these five points into the mix when deciding on a name for your business:

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