Growing Your Business by Franchising: Are you ready to become a parent?

For people who have a successful business and are interested in expanding by granting Franchises of their business, obtaining practical advice about what is involved in the day to day operation of Franchisor business is essential from the outset. From a Franchisor’s perspective, a Franchise relationship is not unlike having a child. Once you have … Read more

Do you take this Franchisor to be… “I do”. Are you ready to sign a Franchise Agreement?

Buying a Franchise is a bit like getting married. You are making a long term legal commitment to another party who you hopefully know and can trust. The failure of the marriage can have significant financial implications. However, unlike a marriage, where around 50% of your assets are at risk if it breaks down, you … Read more

Franchising: Lessons for the Unwary

Over the years I have advised both Franchisors and Franchisees in relation to Franchise Agreements and Franchising issues generally and have also acted in relation to numerous disputes on behalf of Franchisees. You may be surprised by these are some real life examples of what I have seen happen: A Franchisor induced a Franchisee to … Read more