VetFran or VetSham? Why Good Franchisors Should Leave VetFran

Of all the sellers of fake credibility and unearned accolades to franchisors, the IFA’s VetFran program is perhaps the most

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DEADLY FRANCHISE MYTHS: The Trustworthy Franchisor (Part 2)

DEADLY FRANCHISE MYTHS:  The Trustworthy Franchisor (Part 2)   The Franchise Agreement (FA) says that it and its chubby brother, the

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DEADLY FRANCHISE MYTHS: The Trustworthy Franchisor (Part 1)

DEADLY FRANCHISE MYTHS:  The Trustworthy Franchisor (Part 1) Franchisees, for the most part, are smart, responsible, educated people.  So why

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Franchise Ownership? There’s No Such Thing

“Franchise Ownership? There’s No Such Thing.”  Veteran franchisee Jim Lager dispels the myth that franchisees are business owners. They own

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Jim Lager: Why Smart Franchisees Fail

Jim Lager: Why Smart Franchisees Fail is a writing and publishing collaboration between successful former franchisee Jim Lager and IdeaFarm

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As Pressure Mounts, Franchisee Associations Push Back

At Marks & Klein in Red Bank, NJ, some attorneys are pushing back against fee increases on behalf of a

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ZOMBIE FRANCHISEES: Can We Save Them?

ZOMBIE FRANCHISEES:  Can We Save Them? Franchise attorney Peter Lagarias describes the plight of a growing number of franchise owners. 

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DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT: Will Dickey’s Survive COVID-19 Coronavirus?

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit and its leader Roland Dickey Jr. are in panic mode, according to leaks from company insiders.  It’s

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FRANCHISE WARNING: Sometimes Spouse, Christy Ogle

Unhappy Franchisee has issued a franchise & business opportunity warning for Waco and other Texas communities.  Waco, TX based Sometimes

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