Are you interested in starting a new franchise? This blog post will discuss 7 initial steps to franchising your business.

Step 1: Decide if franchising is right for you. Franchising is not something to take lightly. It is a significant commitment, not only in terms of time but also the financial investment required to start

In this video I discuss a red flag I’ve seen come up in franchise agreement negotiation. Sometimes a franchisor will tell a prospective franchisee that they can’t (or won’t) change the franchise agreement. That’s just fine but my problem comes when they say, "Don’t worry though, we won’t hold you to that provision." That is

The Ohio Practical Business Law Blog examines the new Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) a recent post.  The new FDD rules began in earnest  on July 1, 2008.  

Previously I posted on some of the key differences between the old UFOC rule and the new FDD rule including:

  • Use of unaudited financial statements.  Start-up franchisors may phase-in the use of audited financial