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News and events that center around the selling and granting of franchise licenses

Area Developer

A development area is the territory in which the area developer will locate its franchise units. You need to make sure that the franchisor gives you exclusive rights to the development area so that the franchisor cannot open company-owned units or grant a franchise to another party within your development area.

Planet Fitness Planning to Go Public, Say Sources

Planet Fitness plans an initial public offering for likely the latter part of the year, reports Reuters, citing nameless sources. The deal could be worth $2 billion, including debt.

IslandTime Treasures Converts to a Nationwide Dealer Program

America’s most unique child business opportunity package is now just $2,995 and available worldwide.

RadioShack Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

In a release on Thursday evening RadioShack announced that it has filed for bankruptcy and that it has agreed for an affiliate of hedge fund Standard General, General Wireless, to purchase between 1,500-2,400 of its U.S. stores.

Sport Clips Haircuts ranks as Top 10 fastest-growing franchise

Sport Clips Haircuts ranks as Top 10 fastest-growing franchise

Vantage Hospitality Issues Unprecedented Bill of Rights for Hotel Franchisees

Vantage Hospitality's franchisees vote for major brand initiatives
Vantage Hospitality's franchisee shows off a voting recorder. Members vote on all major brand initiatives. photo/bmm

LAS VEGAS – In a highly unusual move for the hotel industry, Vantage Hospitality has issued a bill of rights for its 1,200 hotel owning members.

IFA Releases Progress Report on VetFran Program

U.S. Department of Defense
Future veteran U.S. Navy Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Donald Taylor inspects a brake line on his tablet. Photo: Dept of Defense

The International Franchise Association released its 2014 Veterans in Franchising progress report for this Veterans Day. After launching its Operation Enduring Opportunity (OEO) program in January 2011, as part of its VetFran Program, the organization set the lofty goal of 80,000 veterans by 2014.

What's Worse? A Visit From the Franchisor's Inspector or the Local Communist Party Apparatchik?

What's Worse? A Visit from the Franchisor's Inspector or the local Communist Party Appratchik? 

Getting Franchisee and Small Business Concerns Heard in the Political Process

Big business places strong importance on lobbying and moving government officials for their benefit.