It is State Registration Time Again…Is Your Brand Ready?

By Theodore J. Henry, a Shelton Law & Associates Legal Strategist – Also published by BeTheBoss here If you are a new franchisor, you’re eager to get your brand launched and running. You have a Disclosure Document (“FDD”) drafted and you’re ready to introduce your brand to the masses…but are you ready to do business nationwide? The answer is…not just …

Why the FDD is So Important to Franchises

Why the FDD is So Important to Franchises

In the spirit of full transparency in business negotiations, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) makes all franchising companies present relevant financial information to prospective partners. Without this standard disclosure, it would be uncertain just how healthy a company really was. Those desperate to hook an investor would be able to hide defects in order to close a deal. Then, the franchisee …

Buying a Franchise? Make Sure You Have a Franchise Attorney in Your Corner

Buying a Franchise? Make Sure You Have a Franchise Attorney in Your Corner

You’ve completed your due diligence by researching potential firms. You’ve interviewed several franchisees to ask your most burning questions and hear the pros and cons firsthand. You’ve finally narrowed the opportunities and found a franchise offering a product or service that “fits,” one you think you’ll have a reasonable chance of success with. You’ve paid a visit to the franchise …

What Are the Advantages of Franchise Co-Branding?

What Are the Advantages of Franchise Co-Branding?

Franchise co-branding is becoming more popular. This refers to two or more franchises operating under or sharing the same space. The easiest way to envision this is by picturing a fast food restaurant inside of a gas station. You’ve likely seen one of these establishments during your travels, where the two businesses share a building. This doesn’t just occur with …

Options for Financing Your Franchise

Options for Financing Your Franchise

  Owning a franchise can make you wealthy and successful beyond your expectations, but to make your dreams reality, you need startup capital. On occasion, you will also need short-term financing to meet obligations when your cash flows become uneven. Below are some of the most typical ways to finance a franchise.

The Many Benefits of Choosing to Franchise

More and more people are choosing to go the entrepreneurship route in the US, and franchises provide a stellar opportunity for business growth and financial success. Between the lure of being your own boss, to the relative structure involved in working with a larger franchised organization, buying a franchise can provide you with the financial freedom that you’ve been looking for without …