What Are Common Area Maintenance Charges In A Commercial Lease?

Most commercial retail leases are triple net leases. The “triple” stands for (i) taxes (ii) insurance and (iii) maintenance.

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What is a Master Franchise and Sub-Franchise and How Are They Different Than An Area Development?

Like most business disciplines, franchising has its own jargon or vocabulary. The terms "master franchise" or "sub-franchise" and "area developer" have specific technical definitions, but are often used improperly. This article will help to define a master franchise or sub-franchise and area developer and distinguish them from other forms of expanding a franchise system. 

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Philadelphia Franchise Association June Lunch & Learn

The Philadelphia Franchise Association had a Lunch & Learn at Maggiano's Little Italy on June 8th. Attendees discussed the latest industry news and trends. The event was moderated by our very own Tom Spadea and featured 3 guest speakers.

Here's the featured speakers from the June event:

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Tom Spadea to Speak at Franchise Workshop at Rowan University

If you have thought about starting your own franchise, then this workshop is for you! Find out how you can start being your own boss by attending this FREE event on June 1st (Wednesday). Note that you must register beforehand to attend.

In the workshop, you will hear from top experts in the industry and gain valuable insight into what it takes to franchise your business. Find out if you are a good candidate to start your own franchise.

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49th Annual International Franchise Association Legal Symposium

Will Jameson of Spadea Lignana Shares His Experience

IFA Legal Symposium Logo Franchise lawyers, CEOs, small business owners and more gathered in Washington DC from May 15-17, 2016 for the IFA's 49th Annual Legal Symposium.

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