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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

Ray Kroc Is Probably Rolling In His…


Grave. That's right: Ray Kroc is probably rolling in his grave. Because of this.   Keep reading.   Lunchtime In Cleveland Ohio I know I shouldn't be eating fast food. Really...I know. But, sometimes, a man has to do what a man has to do. Anyway... The image above was taken 1.5 hours ago. It's the interior of a McDonald's restaurant in Cleveland. In the ... Read More

Franchise Professionals: Nominate Your Peers For This Award

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Nominations are now open for the 2014 Small Business Influencer Awards, and this year, I'm looking to get even more of the franchise community involved. Remember back in 2012, when Dina Dwyer-Owens, Chairwoman and CEO of The Dwyer Group, was named a Top 100 Champion during the 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards in New York City? I do, I was there to congratulate her. What franchisors, or ... Read More

Working With A Franchise Broker: Only One?


If you're thinking about working with a franchise broker to assist you in finding a franchise to own, I'd like to offer you some useful tips you can use. Would you like to know why I'm doing this? Keep reading.     I Was A Franchise Broker That's right: I'm a former franchise broker. I know how brokers work. And, if you've been a subscriber to my VIP Newsletter and/or to ... Read More