Pete Dosik

The Not-Quite-Complete List of Atlanta Franchisors

A great number of franchisors call Atlanta their home. So many leading franchised brands are here that Ben Lawrence, a professor at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business, believes Atlanta should be a global hub for franchising. Here is our unofficial, non-quite-complete list of franchisors based in the Atlanta area. Nearly 100 franchised brands …

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How Much Money Do I Need To Franchise My Business?

How Much Money Do I Need To Franchise My Business?               As a franchise attorney who often advises business owners that are thinking about franchising their business, I am often asked “How much money do I need to franchise my business?” or “What does it cost to franchise my business?”               The conversation …

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Seven Unique Legal Issues When Buying An Existing Franchise

Buying an existing franchised business involves two separate but overlapping legal transactions: buying an existing business operation from the current owner, and buying franchise rights from a franchisor. The overlap of these two transactions create several legal issues for the buyer and the seller: 1. Franchisor’s Approval and Transfer Process. In nearly all franchise systems, …

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The Fundamental Key To Success in Franchising

Successful entrepreneurs make taking care of customers their number one priority. Happy customers become regular customers, and they tell others about their positive experience. Unhappy customers don’t come back, and spread the word far and wide with their negative reviews. In a franchised brand, the franchisee occupies a layer between the franchisor / brand owner …

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Disclaimers in Franchise Advertising – The Fine Print Requirements

When franchisors have attractive financial performance metrics, they want to share the good news with prospective franchisees. Most franchisors know that they can provide financial performance data to prospective franchisees only if the data is contained in Item 19 of the franchisor’s Franchise Disclosure Document.  What some franchisors don’t realize is that there are additional …

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