Private Equity Is Buying More Franchise Systems – Here Are The Key Legal Issues They Are Looking At

Attracted by the credible promise of a stable revenue stream in the form of franchisee-paid royalties and limited capital investment, private equity investors’ interest in acquiring franchise chains has been increasing. The examples are too numerous to list, but include the March 2018 Qdoba Restaurant Corporation sale to Apollo Global Management, LLCfor about $305 million; and …

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Top common pitfalls of owning a franchise and how has Transblue made those Positive

If you’re looking to become a business owner, buying a franchise might be your ticket to self-employment. Rather than have to come up with a unique business idea and map it out, by buying a franchise, you’re simply piggybacking on the success of an already established brand. It’s a great way to take the leap …

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Franchisee Associations Are Flexing Their Muscles

In 2018 a number of large franchise brands felt heat from franchisees who’d joined together to speak with one voice. Franchise owners have shown that they are increasingly interested in having a say in the management and strategies set forth by their home office masters. For instance, this year about 25% of McDonald’s U.S. franchisees …

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Hands-On Training

  Training for any occupation can be exciting and frightening for any new professional adventure. Whether a dishwasher in a kitchen, or an accountant starting a new firm learning new software, training is inevitable at any stage of a job occupation. The only difference between a successful career and a disastrous employment can sometimes come …

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Franchise’s expansion fueled by dedication to Franchisees

“After our discovery days, you leave wanting to buy a franchise.” So says Steve Strickland, CEO of Workout Anytime, which debuts on our Fast & Serious ranking in the No. 23 slot after growing sales and units 62 percent and 59 percent, respectively, from 2015-2017. The brand hit $53 million in sales in 2017, and its expansion …

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