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This Franchise Is Now 1,000 Locations Strong


Hitting the 1,000 franchise location mark is a huge accomplishment. Most franchisors don't hit it. That's because it's extremely difficult. Heck, hitting 100 franchise locations is hard. So, would you like to know what franchise concept just reached 1,000 franchise locations?     This Franchise Is Now 1,000 Locations Strong Massage Envy Spa®. This feel-good franchise ... Read More

California Franchisees To Get More Rights

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If SB 610 passes in the California State Senate-like it's expected to, it's going to be a lot harder for franchisors to toss problem or low-performing franchisees out of their systems. Not, that it was ever easy...   California Franchisees To Get More Rights If you're one of thousands of California franchisees, you will soon be able to rejoice in the fact that you will have a lot more ... Read More

Franchise Business Systems: Communicating Effectively


(Guest post) Anyone familiar with the telephone effect understands that communication isn't as simple as it certainly should be. Yet, in the 21st Century, word travels on a dizzying amount of mediums, making the old game whispered ear-to-ear truly child’s play compared to the challenges most franchises face daily. Although it may appear impossible to keep a complex network of people on the same ... Read More

Why Won’t They Send You The Franchise Disclosure Document?

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The Franchise Disclosure Document, commonly referred to as the FDD, is something you need to get your hands on when you're investigating a franchise. Period. It's not negotiable. Unless the franchise development department forces you to negotiate in order to get it. Let me explain...   Getting The FDD You may find it hard to believe in this day and age-the age of ... Read More

Franchise Business News: Camp Bow Wow Is Sold


I wonder how the 120 or so Camp Bow Wow franchisees are feeling about what was just announced? If you were a franchisee, and the franchisor you partnered with just sold the company, how would you feel about it? It can and does happen once in a while. Hopefully, a few Camp Bow Wow franchisees will get asked about their feelings and even share them with the local and national ... Read More

Auntie Anne’s®: The World’s Largest Soft Pretzel Franchise

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(Sponsored Post) I’m a Cinnamon Sugar pretzel kind of guy…especially when I’m at an airport between flights, or at my local mall.  What’s your Auntie Anne’s® favorite soft pretzel flavor? Seriously; I want to know. In the meantime, here’s some information about the world’s largest soft pretzel franchise business in the world, as well as some information on how you can get involved with their ... Read More

It’s Super-Easy To Franchise Your Business


My friend, Charles Internacola, a well-known New York franchise attorney, heard that from an unnamed source at the International Franchise Expo in NYC this past June. It's news to me...and, to Charles, who helps put together all the legal documents needed to franchise a business in the U.S. So, who was it that told Charles that it was easy to franchise a business? Who was this unnamed ... Read More