Should You Buy a Seasonal Franchise?

Nov 23, 2023 - Blog by |

From stores that sell Halloween costumes to stores that sell winter holiday décor, we see lots of seasonal businesses pop up this time of year. Recently, we have seen a trend of businesses offering holiday decorating services as well. Many of these stores are franchised outlets. If you are interested in owning a holiday-centric business, is a seasonal franchise right for you? Here are 10 key considerations from franchise lawyer Jeffrey M. Goldstein.

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What Is a Franchise?

Oct 31, 2023 - Franchise Articles by |

We write a lot about franchising on our blog. Over the years, we’ve covered topics ranging from what you need to know before buying a franchise to what you can expect during a dispute with your franchisor. But there’s one question that we’ve never answered directly.

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Should You Buy a “Breakout” Franchise?

Oct 24, 2023 - Franchise Articles by |

The Franchise Times recently published a list of its “Breakout Brands” in franchising. The list highlights a handful of concepts that are “[b]eginning their journey up the annual Franchise Times [Top 400] ranking” after they “turned in notable performances in 2022.” If you are thinking about buying a franchise, should you put a “breakout” concept on your list? Here are some key considerations from national franchise attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein.

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10 Key Franchise Agreement Terms When Facing a Dispute with Your Franchisor

Sep 29, 2023 - Franchise Articles by |

When you get into a dispute with your franchisor, your legal rights are determined largely (though not entirely) by the terms of your franchise agreement. During a dispute, some franchise agreement terms are more important than others, and knowing which terms apply—and how they apply—is critical for making informed decisions. In this article, franchisee lawyer Jeffrey M. Goldstein discusses 10 key franchise agreement terms when facing a dispute with your franchisor.

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How To Deal with Being Labeled a “Problem Franchisee”

Aug 24, 2023 - Blog by |

As a franchisee, maintaining a good working relationship with your franchisor is important. It’s important for managing the stress of franchise ownership, it’s important for maintaining good lines of communication, and it’s important for managing your risk. If you get labeled a “problem franchisee,” not only can everything become much more difficult, but it can also put your franchise (and possibly your finances) in jeopardy.

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