7-Eleven Franchisees & Association Counsel Eric Karp Oppose AB-5 Franchise Exemption

The International Franchise Association (IFA), 7-Eleven franchisor SEI and many franchisors are pushing hard for a franchise exemption to newly

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7-Eleven Franchisees Are Not Business Owners: NCASEF

The 7-Eleven franchisee association (National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees, or NCASEF) once accused of selling out its franchisee

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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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Why Smart Franchisees Fail? Rose-Colored Glasses

Jim Lager’s success as a franchisee was due, in part, to the fact that he never researched franchising or studied

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PIRTEK USA Franchise: Not All Leaps of Faith End Well

PIRTEK USA and similar franchisors can apparently require that franchisees purchase non-proprietary products from them at whatever price the franchisor

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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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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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Most Dickey’s Franchises Are Unprofitable, Franchisees Report

A recent Dickey’s Franchise Owner’s Survey presents a chilling picture of a chain in crisis:  58% of Dickey’s franchise owners

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