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Complete Guide to the Types of Franchise Agreements

Complete Guide to the Types of Franchise Agreements

Franchise agreements (FAs) are essential legal documents. They govern the relationship between the franchisor and the franchisee. These legal [...]

How to Deal With Franchise Territory Border Disputes

How to Deal With Franchise Territory Border Disputes

Many franchise agreements include operational rights within an exclusive territory. But what happens if there’s territory overlap, or [...]

What Happens If You Skip Due Diligence When Evaluating a Franchise Opportunity?

What Happens If You Skip Due Diligence When Evaluating a Franchise Opportunity?

When you’re starting a franchise, doing your due diligence is essential. Before you invest any of your money, you need a detailed [...]

Business Basics: How to Register a Trademark for Your Business

Business Basics: How to Register a Trademark for Your Business

Running your own business is an exciting professional option which appeals to people from all walks of life. New businesses and franchises are [...]

A Quick Guide to Understanding Franchise Renewal Rights

A Quick Guide to Understanding Franchise Renewal Rights

Franchise agreements don’t last forever. So, anyone who enters into a contract as either a franchisor or a franchisee must understand [...]

The Difference Between Franchisor and Franchisee Obligations

The Difference Between Franchisor and Franchisee Obligations

If you’re interested in launching or joining a franchise, you probably have a vague idea of the role of a franchisor and a franchisee. [...]

The Go-To Guide for Maintaining Your Franchise's GDPR Compliance

The Go-To Guide for Maintaining Your Franchise's GDPR Compliance

Collected data can be a great asset for a business, but keeping customer information safe should be a priority. Understanding how to take care [...]

10 Franchisee Rights Under a Franchise Agreement

10 Franchisee Rights Under a Franchise Agreement

Franchise agreements often seem to be weighted in the franchisor’s favour, but franchisees have several key rights protecting them from [...]

Understanding the Impact of Brexit on Franchising

Understanding the Impact of Brexit on Franchising

Brexit has prompted considerable uncertainty and concern for the business world, and many entrepreneurs are now facing challenges as they find [...]

What Can Cause a Franchisee to Breach the Franchise Agreement?

What Can Cause a Franchisee to Breach the Franchise Agreement?

The franchise agreement is a legal document, and becoming a franchisee is as much about following regulations as it is about gaining access to [...]

14 Things to Look for in a Franchise Lawyer

14 Things to Look for in a Franchise Lawyer

Whether you’re converting your independent business into a franchise network or thinking about investing in an existing company, [...]

Franchising 101: The Complete Guide to Franchise Insurance

Franchising 101: The Complete Guide to Franchise Insurance

Whichever franchise you’re joining, having the right insurance in place is essential. Unforeseen events can quickly derail a franchise [...]

Franchising 101: The Benefits of Hiring an Accountant to Manage Business Finances

Franchising 101: The Benefits of Hiring an Accountant to Manage Business Finances

Franchises offer fantastic benefits to entrepreneurs who want to set up their own business; they provide access to expert support and help [...]

The Consquences of Choosing the Wrong Legal Business Structure For Your Franchise

The Consquences of Choosing the Wrong Legal Business Structure For Your Franchise

It’s very important that you choose the right legal business structure for your franchise. In this article we consider why this is the case [...]

Franchising 101: The Ultimate Franchise Tax Checklist

Franchising 101: The Ultimate Franchise Tax Checklist

Franchising can take away some of the stresses that come with starting your own business. But it doesn’t mean that you’ve escaped from those [...]

Top 7 Franchise Law Issues to Know

Top 7 Franchise Law Issues to Know

There are no laws specific to the franchise industry, but entrepreneurs should be aware of the general business regulations which extend into [...]

Franchising 101: The Pros and Cons of Different Franchise Business Structures

Franchising 101: The Pros and Cons of Different Franchise Business Structures

If you’re new to franchising or the world of business ownership altogether, you might not be familiar with the different franchise business [...]

Understanding the Franchising Code of Conduct

Understanding the Franchising Code of Conduct

  Have you heard of the Franchising Code of Ethical Conduct? Developed by the British Franchise Association, the Code promotes ethical, [...]

5 Tips for Overcoming Franchise Legal Issues During Tough Times

5 Tips for Overcoming Franchise Legal Issues During Tough Times

Tough times have the potential to uncover the ugly side of every relationship – including the one you’ve got with your franchisor. But if [...]

Franchising 101: Can You Terminate a Franchise Agreement Early?

Franchising 101: Can You Terminate a Franchise Agreement Early?

Franchises are complex business models and it can take a while to get your head around all the technicalities surrounding it. So, let’s [...]

Franchising 101: 6 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Franchise Lawyer

Franchising 101: 6 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Franchise Lawyer

Considering buying a franchise but don’t want the extra cost of hiring a franchise lawyer? Think again… Buying a franchise is a huge [...]

Franchising 101: 10 Things You Must Know About Franchise Agreements

Franchising 101: 10 Things You Must Know About Franchise Agreements

Before you can kickstart your franchising journey you need to make sure that the franchise agreement you’re signing meets your [...]

Franchising 101: The Definitive Franchise Due Diligence Checklist

Franchising 101: The Definitive Franchise Due Diligence Checklist

Buying a franchise is a huge decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. How you approach the process will dictate whether your business [...]

Your Go-To Franchise Tax Guide

Your Go-To Franchise Tax Guide

Tax is a confusing matter and as a franchisee, you’ll need to make sure you’re on top of your taxes to avoid the costly wrath of HMRC. [...]

The 7 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Franchise Lawyer

The 7 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Franchise Lawyer

Franchise agreements are tough to work through, complex and full of legalese; therefore, it’s a good idea to seek the help of a legal [...]

How to avoid workplace accidents

How to avoid workplace accidents

When you make a franchise investment, you want to do all you can to make sure your new business runs smoothly from the outset. Accidents [...]

Breach of contract notice - How to respond

Breach of contract notice - How to respond

Franchises offer entrepreneurs the chance to be part of a tried and tested business model without taking some of the risks associated with [...]

Understanding a lease agreement

Understanding a lease agreement

Most franchises require franchisees to find suitable premises before they can carry on planning the unit launch. If you can't find a property [...]

Protecting intellectual property: A complete guide

Protecting intellectual property: A complete guide

Franchising your business offers you the chance to use your franchisee’s capital to grow your business much more rapidly than if you chose to [...]

Regulations and Licences Required to Open a Restaurant

Regulations and Licences Required to Open a Restaurant

  Opening your own restaurant brings plenty of challenges along with it, from the cost of the initial investment, to the time you’ll [...]