What Legal Services does Shelton Law handle?

Article by: Lynne D. Shelton

What Legal Services does Shelton Law handle?  Well in a very long sentence, Shelton Law & Associates is a Franchise, General Business, Wills, Trusts & Estates, Bankruptcy, Immigration and Intellectual Properties law firm dedicated to help you.  Basically if you need any type of asset protected – we handle it. Our attorneys have been business executives, franchisors / business opportunity …

65+ Key Performance Indicators with Descriptions

Article by: Lynne D. Shelton

  Type of KPIs Description Cashflow KPIs Description Working Capital Measures an organization’s financial health by analyzing readily available resources that could be used to meet any short-term obligations. Operating Cash Flow The amount of cash generated by regular business operations. Cash Rotation (365/cash cycle) The number of times the cash comes back to the organization for a period of …

A fast food franchise could be your ticket to life in a tropical paradise.

Article by: Tracy Lee Wood Jr.

Many of us dream of moving to a tropical paradise such as Thailand. However, unless you are independently wealthy or do not need to work for the rest of your life, you can only afford to stay there for a limited time before you have to return to the real world and start earning a living again. But what if …

The Making of an American Franchisee: Why Franchisors should focus on Veterans

Article by: Lynne D. Shelton

Published in the Franchising USA Magazine, August 2015 edition (click to view online) Franchisors looking for a laser focused method of growing their systems through choosing the right franchisees, who also have the correct cultural fit for their brand, would benefit by looking to the veteran pool of potential business owners. Veterans have instilled in them the teamwork diversity and ethical …

Franchise vs. Business Opportunity: The Debate On Every Entrepreneur’s Mind

Article by: Jason W. Power

To read this article in its original format with Franchising USA Magazine, click HERE. What is the difference between a franchise and a business opportunity? This is a question that is on the mind of pretty much every person who attends a franchise or business opportunity trade show looking for his or her new career path. However, the people selling each …

Advice for Future Franchisors

Article by: Lynne D. Shelton

When we talk with business owners, many times they have questions regarding what they should be evaluating and thinking about when they are planning on franchising. This article is designed to focus the business owner on whether they can or should franchise, and if so, what they need to be working on to get ready. Franchising is not a business …

Is it a Franchise or a Business Opportunity?

Article by: Lynne D. Shelton

What is the difference between a franchise opportunity any business opportunity? A business opportunity simply gets you started in a business. Once you start your business, you are basically left on your own. In contrast, franchise opportunities imply a contractual relationship with the franchising company, a partnership that will exist as long as you’re in business, typically 10, 20 or …

Best Practices to Protect Trade Secrets

Article by: Jason W. Power & Lynne D. Shelton

To protect its Intellectual Property Rights (“IPR”) by demonstrating that certain information qualifies as a trade secret, companies should consider the following: 1. Develop and Implement an Overall Intellectual Property Rights Protection Program. Whether a company is just starting out or is a multinational company with enormous revenues, an effective IPR protection strategy or program (“Program”) is critical to a …

Operation Manuals

Article by: Lynne D. Shelton

When you, the Franchisor, retain Shelton & Power to review or write your operation manuals for your franchisees, you will receive a full review of your existing documents first, followed by a full comprehensive strategy meeting with upper level managers and trainers. Upon the discovery of the best outline for your franchise, we will provide a complete set of Franchisee …

Creation of Operation Manuals

Article by: Lynne D. Shelton

When you, the Franchisor, retain Shelton & Power to review or write your operation manuals for your franchisees, you will receive a full review of your existing documents first, followed by a full comprehensive strategy meeting with upper level managers and trainers. Upon the discovery of the best outline for your franchise, we will provide a complete set of Franchisee …