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Franchisees Win in California Assembly!!

Don Sniegowski reports at BlueMaumau that California’s assembly voted Thursday morning to pass a bill that aims to strengthen good faith and fair dealing between franchisors and franchisees. The final tally was 41 ayes and 27 nays. Senate Bill 610 has now been passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee, a full vote on the Senate [...]


Forbes Magazine Rate 3 Real Estate Franchises are the Worst to Invest in.

A best and worst of franchising list is tricky to put together. The methodology is just as important as the objective of the ranking. For the FORBES “best” and “worst” in franchising, FRANdata considered demand for the franchise brand, success of existing franchisees and franchisor support from the perspective of “lender friendliness”. This brings up [...]


Forbes Magazine Rates Ground Round as the 10th Worst Franchise to invest in

Forbes magazine rated the best and worst franchises to invest in. Forbes Magazine rated Ground Round based in Maine as the 10th worst franchise with a negative 9% growth rate. Here are the numbers Forbes represented: Serves up lunch, dinner and drinks; founded by Howard Johnson’s in 1969. Average Initial Investment: $1,672,500 Initial Training Hours: [...]

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Seeking Balance in Franchise Relationships

No relationship is perfect, it doesn’t matter whether the relationship is personal, business or institutional there are always going to be both good things and bad things about any relationship. One of the keys to a long and prosperous relationship is balance. Mutual advantage is the key to sustaining the relationship. Relationships prosper when each [...]

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Equity Extraction Schemes Live On in Franchising

The equity extraction scheme that was exposed by 7-11 Employee Kurt McCord brings back painful memories for me. The scheme is eerily similar to what was perpetrated against Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees from 1998 thru 2008. In that period it is estimated that Dunkin’ Brands extracted over $100 million dollars of franchisee equity from hundreds of [...]

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Local Cartridge World Franchise Owner Benefits From PowerPay Relationship

Cartridge World is the world’s largest dedicated specialty retailer of ink and toner printer cartridges. According to their website, http://cartridgeworld.com, they are “committed to providing great value, top quality refilled and remanufactured printer cartridges that are backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee.” There are 1,400 Cartridge World stores in over 50 countries, 600 alone in North [...]

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Cartridge World is the world’s largest dedicated specialty retailer of ink and toner printer cartridges. We are committed to providing great value, top quality refilled and re-manufactured printer cartridges that are backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Thousands of people around the world have now discovered Cartridge World and are pleased with the quality along with [...]

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