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Is Your Franchisor Giving Away Your Leads?

April 11th, 2016

by: Jessica Bennett

in: Featured,The Franchisee Voice

Two primary selling points for many franchise systems are a well-known trademark and an established market that drives business to a franchise’s door. A corollary component is a strong lead generation program designed to funnel a steady stream of leads to franchisees. Protecting a franchisee’s right to share in leads, especially leads generated by the franchisee’s own advertising and marketing efforts, is a key component to defining the franchisee’s protected market. (See our previous post about... Read More »

Is Your Franchisor Giving Away Your Leads?

April 11th, 2016

by: Jessica Bennett

Two primary selling points for many franchise systems are a well-known trademark and an established market that drives business to a franchise’s door. A corollary component is... Read More »

Is Your Franchisor Planning to Cut Your Sales Territory in Half?

March 31st, 2016

by: Jessica Bennett

Establishing a meaningful protected market should be a high priority for any franchise owner. A sufficient market to earn an attractive living and profit without competition f... Read More »

The (Not So) New Franchisor Insurance Trap

February 19th, 2016

by: Jessica Bennett

As we’ve discussed in blogs past, not every franchisor is happy with just earning a monthly percentage of profits from its franchisees. Instead, many franchisors actually turn... Read More »

California adopts new Franchisee Rights Bill, AB 525

October 13th, 2015

by: AAFD

What a difference a year makes! Just 12 months following his disappointing veto of fair franchising legislation SB610 Governor Jerry Brown signed a new, toned down, franchise ... Read More »

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Five Tips For Women Looking For A Franchise

May 19th, 2014

by: Jessica Bennett

[spacer] Not every woman wants to “Lean In” and climb the corporate ladder (with all the long night... Read More »

Choosing A Franchise Is One Of The Biggest Decisions Of Your Life –AAFD Associate Membership Can Help You Choose The Right One

October 14th, 2013

by: AAFD

Buying a franchise is not a small decision. It will cost you a substantial amount of effort and mone... Read More »

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Before You Start An Independent Business, Is A Franchise Available?

July 14th, 2014

by: Jessica Bennett

Is it finally time to chuck the cubicle, endless conference calls, and 9 – 5? Are you ready to start your own business? Running a business can be an incredibly empowering expe... Read More »

The “absolute discretion” trap

April 14th, 2014

by: M. Blen Gee Jr.

[spacer size="5"] Sometimes one or two words in a franchise agreement can be the difference between financial life and financial death for a franchisee. As an attorney who... Read More »

Franchisees and the Challenge of Social Networking

December 2nd, 2013

by: AAFD

Social media marketing is almost a requirement for businesses nowadays. More and more businesses are discovering that social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest c... Read More »

No Penalties For Not Telling Workers About Healthcare Exchanges

November 12th, 2013

by: AAFD

On October 1st, despite a government shutdown and the looming threat of the United States government defaulting on its debts, many provisions of the Affordable Care Act (popul... Read More »

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You Already Need to Perform Payroll, So Why Not Save Money on Your Payroll Service?

April 28th, 2016

Whether you have one employee, a dozen, or more, you need a reliable and compliant payroll program to ensure that your employees are paid correctly. You also need to make ... Read More »

Your AAFD Membership Lets You Save Big On The Office Supplies You Already Buy!

March 19th, 2016

Every franchise owner needs office supplies, from simple things like pens and paperclips to bigger purchases of software, new computers, and even desks and office chairs. Sinc... Read More »

JOHNSON, HEARN, VINEGAR & GEE, PLLC

April 8th, 2015

About the firm M. Blen. Gee, Jr. regularly represents franchisees and prospective franchisees. Mr. Gee does not represent franchisors. Mr. Gee’s areas of concentration in... Read More »

Dady & Gardner P.A.

March 18th, 2015

About the firm Lives and Breathes Franchising—from the FRANCHISEES perspective! You are nimble, creative, and the very definition of an American success story. Your si... Read More »

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