(UnhappyFranchisee.com) Talk about a bizzy new franchise! BizziBiz Franchise, Inc., officially launched its franchise opportunity on January 1, 2011.
BizziBiz Franchise, Inc., officially launched its first lawsuit April 29, 2011.
Buzz. Buzz. Buzz.
The Bizzibiz model is new and unproven: Franchise owners sell digital marketing services to small and medium-sized businesses and BizziBiz fulfills those services for their customers.
To gain credibility for this brand new venture, Bizzibiz touted its relationship with veteran franchise attorney Kevin B. Murphy.
An endorsement from Kevin B. Murphy was prominent in the initial press release of the Bizzibiz franchise launch:
Franchise Industry Expert and Franchise Attorney from San Francisco, Kevin B. Murphy, known in the industry as Mr. Franchise, has reviewed over 500 franchise companies and has personally owned and operated a very successful franchise.
He says “a BizziBiz franchise offers the hottest franchise opportunity I’ve seen in my 30 years in the industry.”
The Bizzibiz Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) filed with California in December, 2010 lists Kevin B. Murphy as “Director of Franchising and Board Member”
According to the press release, “BizziBiz is on track to empower entrepreneurs and small businesses everywhere. Currently BizziBiz is registered to sell franchises in eight of the 14 states requiring franchise registration, with applications pending in the rest. It anticipates becoming registered in the balance of those states within 30 days. Concurrent with its domestic U.S. expansion efforts, BizziBiz is also looking to expand in international markets.”
What happened? How did Mr. Franchise go from Cheerleader to Defendant in 4 Months?
Buzz. Buzz. Buzz. Bizzibiz doesn’t waste time. Despite the “experimental,” unproven nature of its concept, it was ready for international expansion from Day One.
Buzz. Buzz. Buzz. It somehow (supposedly) got a franchise attorney to publicly state that it’s “hottest franchise opportunity” he’s ever seen (have you ever heard an attorney make such a statement?).
And Buzz Buzz Buzz in just four months Bizzibiz is suing said attorney for Legal Malpractice?
How long do you think it will take before BizziBiz buzzes away completely?
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BizziBiz Franchise Incorporated v. Murphy et al
Plaintiff: BizziBiz Franchise Incorporated
Defendants: Kevin B Murphy and Franchise Foundations PC
Case Number: 2:2011cv00864
Filed: April 29, 2011
Court: Arizona District Court
Office: Phoenix Division Office
County: XX US, Outside State
Presiding Judge: G Murray Snow
Nature of Suit: Torts – Injury – Other Personal Injury
Cause: 28:1332 Diversity – Legal Malpractice
Jurisdiction: Federal Question
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff
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