What is a Franchise Operations Manual?

What is a franchise operations manual? Simply put, it’s the essential playbook that ensures every franchisee replicates the franchisor’s brand, processes, and standards across all franchise locations. This critical document lays out everything from daily operations to branding guidelines and legal requirements, emphasizing its role in ensuring consistency, quality, and compliance across all franchise locations. […]

An Overview of New Permitless Carry and Other Gun Laws in Texas

As of September 1, 2021, a new set of gun laws came into effect in Texas which, among other things, loosen firearm restrictions and licensing requirements in certain public settings, and allow “permitless” or “Unlicensed Carry” for most adult residents. They also prohibit government agencies at the state and local level from enforcing new federal […]

2020: Advice from the Experts

2020: Advice from the Experts The new year is always an exciting time for businesses and entrepreneurs. A time to reflect again on the progress from last year and begin planning for how to make this year even better. Reidel Law Firm always endeavors to give our clients and friends the best in both the […]

How to Get a Liquor License in Texas

How to Get a Liquor License in Texas Serving alcohol at your restaurant can add much needed revenue and margin for your business. In Texas, there is a myriad of local (county and municipal) and state laws that are applicable to any business seeking to serve alcohol to patrons. To obtain a license to serve […]

What is Crowdfunding?

What is Crowdfunding? This year, the SEC promulgated new rules allowing for less sophisticated investors to have an opportunity to invest in companies through crowdfunding. Regulation CF was released late last year and went into effect May 2016. This is an exciting new area of equity and finance that has the opportunity to overturn the […]

Doing Business in Texas: Labor Laws

Doing Business in Texas: Labor Laws In this installment of our Doing Business in Texas Series we will discuss the various labor laws that affect Texas businesses. Texas labor laws strike a good balance between protecting contract freedom and the rights of employees. Many states have complex and often onerous employment regulations, Texas takes a […]

New Crowdfunding Rules for Small Businesses

New Crowdfunding Rules for Small Businesses The SEC has recently clarified the securities rules regarding crowdfunding making it easier for small businesses to raise capital through a crowdfunding project. This year there is expected to be a gold rush into the crowdfunding space, giving small business owners another path to raising the needed capital to […]

Website Terms and Conditions – Liability Traps

Website Terms and Conditions – Liability Traps Terms and conditions are an integral part of every website. Website terms and conditions are used to limit liability and reduce exposure to a lawsuit. A well drafted terms and conditions helps set the rules for how a dispute is resolved with users. Often businesses will use boilerplate […]