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

North Carolina HB2 Bathroom Brawl Goes Beyond Transgender Issue

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory last month signed into law House Bill 2, which requires individuals to use the public bathrooms, locker rooms and showers that fit the gender recorded on their birth certificates. While this action has caused outrage across the country from celebrities, corporate giants and government officials, declaring the bill will discriminate against the LGBT community, it is important to look at the actual bill.

Preleasing Undeveloped Property for Franchise Tenants

As either a new or existing franchise tenant, you may be tempted to prelease undeveloped property (to open a new store or move your store to). As explained in the book, Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals FOR DUMMIES, this is potentially the most unpredictable lease agreement for a tenant to enter into.

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.