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What is my business worth?

Jul 17 2012 - 6:12pm
This is one of the most important and difficult questions for any business owner to answer.  The value of a business is based on its future cash flow, which usually can be predicted from historical
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ARE FAIR FRANCHISING LAWS FAIR?

Jul 16 2012 - 8:30am
Many states are attempting to level the playing field in franchising by creating statutes known as "fair franchising" laws.
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What Is The History of Franchising In The United States?

May 9 2012 - 10:01pm
What is the history of franchising in the United States? What role did fast food and sewing machines play in creating the demand for franchises in the United States?  
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Existing Franchisees Can Be A Valuable Resource To A Prospective Franchisee

Apr 25 2012 - 4:45pm
Existing and former franchisees of a system can be a valuable resource and an important part of the due diligence or validation for anyone looking to buy a franchise.
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Should I use a business broker to sell my franchise?

Apr 23 2012 - 4:57pm
Unless you already have a buyer, such as a fellow franchisee, a key manager, or a family member, then you should use a business broker.
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Commercial Lease Clauses That Should Be Negotiated

Apr 3 2012 - 11:10am
The following is a list of the top ten commercial lease clauses about which a tenant should be most concerned.  Here is my top 10 list for the most negotiated clauses:
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Tips Before You Invest In A Franchise

Feb 9 2012 - 4:38pm
What do you need to know before you invest in a franchise?  I always tell my prospective franchisee clients that they should find out as much as possible about the franchise and the business.
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The Nuts and Bolts of Landlord and Lender Negotiations

Dec 28 2011 - 10:19pm
Attorney Tom Spadea interviewed on Franchise Today by host Paul Segreto.
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Weight Loss Franchises Cause Concern

Aug 23 2011 - 8:10am
There are many concerns of a weight loss franchise that need to be addressed by the prospective franchisee.
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Landlords And Lenders Favor Franchisees Over Independent Business Owners

Aug 18 2011 - 3:30pm
In today’s economy, landlords and lenders are looking very cautiously at the types of businesses and individuals acquiring a business opportunity prior to lending money or accepting a tenant.
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What Is A Confession Of Judgment Clause In A Commercial Lease?

Jul 8 2011 - 8:30am
Pennsylvania is one of the only states in the country that still enforces Confession of Judgment clauses in a commercial lease.
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What Factors Do You Need To Consider When Purchasing An Existing Franchised Business?

Jul 6 2011 - 8:30am
Many people contact me who are interested in buying an existing franchised business, for example, an existing fast food restaurant, massage or weight loss franchised business.
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Business Alert - New Overtime Rules

May 20 2011 - 11:35am
What are the implications of the new overtime regulations? How does it impact your business and what do you need to know as an employer?
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How Should An Employer Respond to Employee Theft?

May 13 2011 - 3:29pm
What are the key steps an employer should take when confronted with employee theft? Read this blog post to learn the key steps that should be taken.
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Why A Prospective Franchisee Needs An Experienced Franchise Attorney

May 8 2011 - 2:12pm
It is critical when evaluating a franchise opportunity to retain experienced counsel.
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