The Franchise Fraud

Author: Robert L. Purvin
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781419688621
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Critical evaluation of the franchising industry and community, exposing long held myths and advocating the organization of strong franchisee associations with the negotiating leverage to achieve a balance of obligations and benefits for franchisors and franchisees.

Franchisees as Consumers

Author: Jenny Buchan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461456142
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Franchising is an increasingly important global business model, but how well protected are franchisees –the people who operate and make any franchise system really work? In this book, the author explores the many different roles that franchisees play in modern business, and their importance to the success of every franchise arrangement. As well as providing a comprehensive overview and analysis of the legal context of modern franchising relationships, and the different measures taken to deal with franchisee concerns, the author examines the “weak links” in contemporary franchising – the areas where franchisees are rarely appropriately protected. Despite all the rhetoric, franchisees remain awkwardly accommodated within the law, and they are in need of attention through improved consumer protection, corporate governance, and business insolvency/bankruptcy laws. Franchisees As Consumers examines why franchisees remain more vulnerable under the law than employees and suppliers, and what can be done about it.

Legal Guide for Starting Running a Small Business

Author: Fred S. Steingold
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 141332407X
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book is for current and aspiring entrepreneurs, as well as managers and other key small business employees, who want a practical and comprehensive guide to business laws without paying a fortune in legal fees. The book helps owners and managers successfully start and run a small business, from raising startup money to protecting personal assets to negotiating leases and contracts.

Encyclopedia of White Collar and Corporate Crime

Author: Lawrence M. Salinger
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506332773
Format: PDF
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Since the first edition of the Encyclopedia of White Collar and Corporate Crime was produced in 2004, the number and severity of these crimes have risen to the level of calamity, so much so that many experts attribute the near-Depression of 2008 to white-collar malfeasance, namely crimes of greed and excess by bankers and financial institutions. Whether the perpetrators were prosecuted or not, white-collar and corporate crime came near to collapsing the U.S. economy. In the 7 years since the first edition was produced we have also seen the largest Ponzi scheme in history (Maddoff), an ecological disaster caused by British Petroleum and its subcontractors (Gulf Oil Spill), and U.S. Defense Department contractors operating like vigilantes in Iraq (Blackwater). White-collar criminals have been busy, and the Second Edition of this encyclopedia captures what has been going on in the news and behind the scenes with new articles and updates to past articles.

AAFD Fair Franchising Standards

Author: Fair Standards Committee
ISBN: 9781478358565
Format: PDF, ePub
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2012 Edition. The Kindle edition of the AAFD's industry acclaimed Fair Franchising Standards. This important work is a blueprint to fair and balanced franchise agreements and relationships.Now franchise buyers have objective criteria by which to judge a franchise opportunity. Consistent with the AAFD's marketplace solutions to the problems facing the franchising community, the AAFD's Fair Franchising Standards serve as the basis for accrediting forward thinking franchisors who recognize that endorsement of their franchising practices by the AAFD can pay enormous dividends in the franchising marketplace. The mission of the FAIR FRANCHISING STANDARDS Committee of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers is to develop standards relating to various business and legal aspects of the franchisor/franchisee relationship so that a more equitable franchise agreement becomes the standard for the franchise community which reflects and balances the legitimate business interests of the franchisor and the legitimate business interests of its franchisees. The Fair Franchising Standards Committee was empowered by resolution of the AAFD's Trade Association Council to draft Fair Franchising Standards which will provide the basis for objective accreditation of franchising companies. The AAFD Fair Franchising Committee includes franchisors, franchisees and prominent attorneys who specialize in franchise law, all who share the conviction that the franchise community needs a viable and balanced code of standards to define fair franchising practices. The Committee has ultimately included more than 40 members, fairly balanced between franchisor and franchisee perspectives.

Become a Franchise Owner

Author: Joel Libava
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118094026
Format: PDF, Docs
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Plenty of people have tired of taking orders from the workaday world and would love a chance to be their own boss. If you've started thinking about franchise ownership as your escape route from the office, Become a Franchise Owner! will arm you with the insights you need as you search for a franchise opportunity that's right for you. With more and more professionals looking for alternatives to traditional corporate employment, Become a Franchise Owner! explains the joys and perils of the franchise model. Joel Libava, "The Franchise King®," offers straightforward, step-by-step tips and advice on how to properly (and carefully) research and select a franchise business. Through real-world examples, Libava also details what not to do when buying a franchise—errors that could cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars when you're finally forced to walk away from a failed business. Become a Franchise Owner! offers the information and tools you need to take advantage of the franchise model: Take a self-evaluation quiz in order to determine if you're franchise material Learn to assess your skill set and match your interests and aptitudes with an appropriate franchise Get tips on how to locate information about current industry trends, interview franchisors/franchisees, and how to discover hot franchise opportunities Learn the forty crucial questions to ask before buying a franchise Owning a franchise isn't for everyone; in fact, as Joel Libava says, "It's really not for most people." But if it is for you, this book can guide you in starting your own successful franchise business.

Street Smart Franchising

Author: Joe Mathews
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 1613080239
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Experienced franchisees and franchisors tell entrepreneurs what they need to know before they buy a franchise. Second edition includes a sample copy of the entire UFOC plus 40% new and updated examples. This straight-shooting franchise guide goes beyond the “how to” to teach potential franchisees what to expect when starting a franchise. Real life stories from the trenches illustrate how to cope with the difficulties a franchise presents. The author reveals the personality types most likely to succeed at franchising, and identifies entrepreneurial traits that may increase risk of failure. Plus, it takes an in-depth look at the research and investigation of a franchise, something glossed over in most franchise books.

Dunk d

Author: Irwin Barkan
Publisher: Bf LLC
ISBN: 9780615497884
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Dunk'd is the true story of Irwin Barkan's encounter with the dark side of franchising. He is a serial entrepreneur who buys five franchises from Dunkin' Donuts - the consumer brand of his dreams - only to find out that the company spies on its franchisees, even their personal lives, and has sued hundreds of them in a scheme to seize their stores. When Dunkin' Donuts targets him, he fights back, and sets out to find out what is really going on behind the brown and orange logo. Dunk'd takes the reader through Barkan's experience with the modern day realities of franchising, starting with the sales process and explaining how the small business owners who operate franchises function within the confines of this distribution system that is controlled by global conglomerates and private equity firms. The book examines how the franchising business, built around legal principles from the 19th Century, enables franchisors to treat their franchisees with impunity. Dunkin' Donuts was once a paragon of franchising. Its founder, Bill Rosenberg, espoused a system where the franchisees were considered partners and built the company into an indelible brand. But its new owners have leveraged the franchise agreement, the most one-sided legal agreement used in business today, and used it to terrorize its franchisees, the small business owners who provide the capital and hard work that make the system work. Dunk'd is a cautionary tale that will entertain and inform readers as Barkan responds to a business environment that he has never encountered before: where a franchisor exploits its legal and economic dominance to batter its franchisees into submission. The underbelly of the franchise system and its deleterious effects on franchisees are exposed in Dunk'd; along with its built-in opportunities for larceny: by the franchisor, its corporate managers and the franchising lawyers assigned to keeping the rotten edifice intact. It's a story Barkan could not fully comprehend while it was occurring. But once he put the pieces together that his story was more representative of the franchising and small business experience than the public could ever begin to imagine and is the reason he has written this book. This is a story all too familiar with franchisees, but one that will horrify the rest of America.