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When making the transition to franchising, it is important for business owners to keep in mind that the franchise operation will be a new, entirely different business operation in and of itself. More »5 tips for businesses considering franchising in 2012
After having her first face-off with a dissatisfied client, freelance writer and editorial consultant Thursday Bram decided she'd never let a client push her around again. More »Why You Need That Client Agreement in Writing
Last week's jobs report revealed that the unemployment rate was reduced by nearly half a point to 8.6 percent, the lowest it has stood in two and a half years. More »What Does the Latest Jobs Report Mean for Business Owners?
You've developed a clever slogan that sets you apart from all of the other chains out there. Now all of a sudden someone else is taking advantage of your cleverness and expenditures-to their benefit and potentially to your harm. What would you do? More »Chick-fil-A Wants You to Eat Less Kale?
Can franchisors treat franchisees differently? Many franchise agreements impose certain obligations to prevent this but they do have the right to do it. More »But She's Doing It. - Can Franchisors Treat Franchisees Differently?
So, what are some signs that a franchisor might not be around for the long haul? More »4 Signs a Franchisor May Not Be Around for the Long Haul
For new franchisors, standing out from the crowd can be a task of epic proportions. Selecting a strong and memorable trademark is certainly an important (indeed, critical) first step. More »It's Good to Be Popular (But Not Too Popular)-Choosing a Trademark for your Franchise System
At the foundation of every successful franchise system is the franchisor's intellectual property. Attorney Andrew J. Sherman explains how you can protect yourself. More »Protecting the Key Trademarks of the Franchise System
Should I franchise my business? Is it the right time? Is franchising the right growth vehicle for my business model? More »Franchising as a Growth Vehicle-the Risks of Improper Classification
Depending on who you talk to, when it comes to young entrepreneurs franchises are either (i) the easy road to self-employment, (ii) micro-managed money pits, or (iii) something in between. More »5 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs Considering Franchises
What all small businesses should consider when deciding to purchase liability insurance. More »Employment Liability Insurance for Small Businesses
Improvement and new use patents are for inventions that improve on or feature new uses for existing inventions. More »What Are Improvement Patents and New Use Patents?
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