Deals from Hell – What to Do

Deals from Hell – What to Do

Deals from Hell – What to Do       In my practice I have rarely had a deal go completely sideways to a nightmare. But they do happen, and when they happen it can mean some sleepless nights and restless days. Taking the following steps can help you survive your business deal gone bad. Get Everything[…]

How Negotiable is a Franchise Agreement?

How Negotiable is a Franchise Agreement?

How Negotiable is a Franchise Agreement?       Great question, one we hear everyday from our franchisee clients. Unfortunately the answer is “it depends”. It depends on many factors of the franchisor and the franchise system. There are some factors which would tend to indicate to us that the franchisor is more flexible and others which[…]

4 Steps You Can Take Right Now to Protect Your Business

4 Steps You Can Take Right Now to Protect Your Business

4 Steps You Can Take Right Now to Protect Your Business      We get lots of questions on some simple steps to help protect a client’s business. Taking a few simple steps to shore up your protections can go a long way in reducing your business risks. Here are the most common steps I’ve recommended recently[…]

How to Craft a Franchise Compliance Program

How to Craft a Franchise Compliance Program

How to Craft a Franchise Compliance Program      Franchise compliance should be the top concern of any existing or potential franchisor. Many experienced business people jump into the franchise model without fully understanding the rules, regulations, and penalties for a poorly implemented franchise system. The franchise industry is very regulated compared to the typical business environment[…]