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

Seven Questions to Ask Your Franchisor before Leasing Commercial Space

Whenever we speak at major franchise shows there are always plenty of attendees at our leasing seminars and workshops.

Yum! Brands CEO on Effective Business Leaders

An effective business leader is alert to discovering the talents and abilities in the people in his organization and those interviewed in the hiring process, seeking to put them to best use for the firm.

What Franchisee Tenants Need to Know About Real Estate Agents

As we explain in our new book, Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals For Dummies, there are approximately 3,000 franchise systems in North America and perhaps 90 percent of them lease commercial space for their business operations.


How to Tell Your Company's Story

Think you'd like to tell your company's story in an interesting way, but can't think of much to say that people will want to hear?

A Minimum Wage For Franchisees?

In the national debate surrounding the minimum wage, advocates on both sides of the issue use small franchised businesses like sandwich shops as example of small businesses that will be affected by an increased minimum wage. Opponents argue that these businesses are operating on thin margins and claim any increase in the minimum wage would be disastrous.

How much Royalty will I have to pay investors?

How much Royalty will I have to pay investors?

This is the first question most people have so let's explore the answer.

Passive Income: How do you get it? Work or Earn

$4 Million or $31 Million?

If you could invest the same amount in the same franchise just two different ways, which would you choose?

“ Un -equity” An Alternative Way To Fund Your New Franchise

Funding a franchise is not only one of the first challenges for a new franchise owner, it is also one of the more difficult tasks to accomplish because it is not som