The Franchise Fraud

How to Protect Yourself Before and After You Invest

Author: Robert L. Purvin

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781419688621

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

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Critical evaluation of the franchising industry and community, exposing long held myths and advocating the organization of strong franchisee associations with the negotiating leverage to achieve a balance of obligations and benefits for franchisors and franchisees.
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Franchisees as Consumers

Benchmarks, Perspectives and Consequences

Author: Jenny Buchan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461456142

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

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Franchising is an increasingly important global business model, but how well protected are franchisees –the people who operate and make any franchise system really work? In this book, the author explores the many different roles that franchisees play in modern business, and their importance to the success of every franchise arrangement. As well as providing a comprehensive overview and analysis of the legal context of modern franchising relationships, and the different measures taken to deal with franchisee concerns, the author examines the “weak links” in contemporary franchising – the areas where franchisees are rarely appropriately protected. Despite all the rhetoric, franchisees remain awkwardly accommodated within the law, and they are in need of attention through improved consumer protection, corporate governance, and business insolvency/bankruptcy laws. Franchisees As Consumers examines why franchisees remain more vulnerable under the law than employees and suppliers, and what can be done about it.
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The Entrepreneur's Information Sourcebook: Charting the Path to Small Business Success, 2nd Edition

Charting the Path to Small Business Success

Author: Susan C. Awe

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598847872

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 285

View: 8740

For 21st-century entrepreneurs, this book provides the practical guidance they need to overcome the often intimidating challenges of starting, organizing, and running a new business effectively and efficiently. • 400 unique evaluative descriptions of print and electronic resources for initial start-up, creating a business plan, management, marketing, personnel and HR, and competitive analysis • Screenshots of important and useful web pages • A glossary of relevant terms and acronyms • An index provides access by author, title, subject, and webpage
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Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business

Author: Fred S. Steingold

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 141332407X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

View: 9211

This book is for current and aspiring entrepreneurs, as well as managers and other key small business employees, who want a practical and comprehensive guide to business laws without paying a fortune in legal fees. The book helps owners and managers successfully start and run a small business, from raising startup money to protecting personal assets to negotiating leases and contracts.
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Become a Franchise Owner!

The Start-Up Guide to Lowering Risk, Making Money, and Owning What You Do

Author: Joel Libava

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118094026

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 261

View: 4082

Plenty of people have tired of taking orders from the workaday world and would love a chance to be their own boss. If you've started thinking about franchise ownership as your escape route from the office, Become a Franchise Owner! will arm you with the insights you need as you search for a franchise opportunity that's right for you. With more and more professionals looking for alternatives to traditional corporate employment, Become a Franchise Owner! explains the joys and perils of the franchise model. Joel Libava, "The Franchise King®," offers straightforward, step-by-step tips and advice on how to properly (and carefully) research and select a franchise business. Through real-world examples, Libava also details what not to do when buying a franchise—errors that could cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars when you're finally forced to walk away from a failed business. Become a Franchise Owner! offers the information and tools you need to take advantage of the franchise model: Take a self-evaluation quiz in order to determine if you're franchise material Learn to assess your skill set and match your interests and aptitudes with an appropriate franchise Get tips on how to locate information about current industry trends, interview franchisors/franchisees, and how to discover hot franchise opportunities Learn the forty crucial questions to ask before buying a franchise Owning a franchise isn't for everyone; in fact, as Joel Libava says, "It's really not for most people." But if it is for you, this book can guide you in starting your own successful franchise business.
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Dunk'd

A True Story of How Big Money Is Corrupting the Franchising Industry

Author: Irwin Barkan

Publisher: Bf LLC

ISBN: 9780615497884

Category:

Page: 362

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Dunk'd is the true story of Irwin Barkan's encounter with the dark side of franchising. He is a serial entrepreneur who buys five franchises from Dunkin' Donuts - the consumer brand of his dreams - only to find out that the company spies on its franchisees, even their personal lives, and has sued hundreds of them in a scheme to seize their stores. When Dunkin' Donuts targets him, he fights back, and sets out to find out what is really going on behind the brown and orange logo. Dunk'd takes the reader through Barkan's experience with the modern day realities of franchising, starting with the sales process and explaining how the small business owners who operate franchises function within the confines of this distribution system that is controlled by global conglomerates and private equity firms. The book examines how the franchising business, built around legal principles from the 19th Century, enables franchisors to treat their franchisees with impunity. Dunkin' Donuts was once a paragon of franchising. Its founder, Bill Rosenberg, espoused a system where the franchisees were considered partners and built the company into an indelible brand. But its new owners have leveraged the franchise agreement, the most one-sided legal agreement used in business today, and used it to terrorize its franchisees, the small business owners who provide the capital and hard work that make the system work. Dunk'd is a cautionary tale that will entertain and inform readers as Barkan responds to a business environment that he has never encountered before: where a franchisor exploits its legal and economic dominance to batter its franchisees into submission. The underbelly of the franchise system and its deleterious effects on franchisees are exposed in Dunk'd; along with its built-in opportunities for larceny: by the franchisor, its corporate managers and the franchising lawyers assigned to keeping the rotten edifice intact. It's a story Barkan could not fully comprehend while it was occurring. But once he put the pieces together that his story was more representative of the franchising and small business experience than the public could ever begin to imagine and is the reason he has written this book. This is a story all too familiar with franchisees, but one that will horrify the rest of America.
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Black Enterprise

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: African American businesspeople

Page: N.A

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Street Smart Franchising

Author: Joe Mathews

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613080239

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 1518

Experienced franchisees and franchisors tell entrepreneurs what they need to know before they buy a franchise. Second edition includes a sample copy of the entire UFOC plus 40% new and updated examples. This straight-shooting franchise guide goes beyond the “how to” to teach potential franchisees what to expect when starting a franchise. Real life stories from the trenches illustrate how to cope with the difficulties a franchise presents. The author reveals the personality types most likely to succeed at franchising, and identifies entrepreneurial traits that may increase risk of failure. Plus, it takes an in-depth look at the research and investigation of a franchise, something glossed over in most franchise books.
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The Educated Franchisee

Find the Right Franchise for You

Author: Rick Bisio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934690871

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

View: 7509

'The Educated Franchisee'' 3rd edition provides the reader with insider's knowledge on how to identify and dissect a franchise system that is a perfect fit for them.
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Franchise Law Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Franchises (Retail trade)

Page: N.A

View: 6835

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Quantitative Value, + Web Site

A Practitioner's Guide to Automating Intelligent Investment and Eliminating Behavioral Errors

Author: Wesley R. Gray,Tobias E. Carlisle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118328078

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 5366

Legendary investment gurus Warren Buffett and Ed Thorp represent different ends of the investing spectrum: one a value investor, the other a quant. While Buffett and Thorp have conflicting philosophical approaches, they agree that the market is beatable. In Quantitative Value, Wesley Gray and Tobias Carlisle take the best aspects from the disciplines of value investing and quantitative investing and apply them to a completely unique and winning approach to stock selection. As the authors explain, the quantitative value strategy offers a superior way to invest: capturing the benefits of a value investing philosophy without the behavioral errors associated with "stock picking." To demystify their innovative approach, Gray and Carlisle outline the framework for quantitative value investing, including the four key elements of the investment process: How to avoid stocks that can cause a permanent loss of capital: Learn how to uncover financial statement manipulation, fraud, and financial distress How to find stocks with the highest quality: Discover how to find strong economic franchises and robust financial strength. Gray and Carlisle look at long-term returns on capital and assets, free cash flow, and a variety of metrics related to margins and general financial strength The secret to finding deeply undervalued stocks: Does the price-to-earnings ratio find undervalued stocks better than free cash flow? Gray and Carlisle examine the historical data on over 50 valuation ratios, including some unusual metrics, rare multi-year averages, and uncommon combinations The five signals sent by smart money: The book uncovers the signals sent by insiders, short sellers, shareholder activists, and institutional investment managers After detailing the quantitative value investment process, Gray and Carlisle conduct a historical test of the resulting quantitative value model. Their conclusions are surprising and counterintuitive. This reliable resource includes a companion website that offers a monthly-updated screening tool to find stocks using the model outlined in the book, an updated back-testing tool, and a blog about recent developments in quantitative value investing. For any investor who wants to make the most of their time in today's complex marketplace, they should look no further than Quantitative Value.
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Franchising For Dummies

Author: Michael Seid,Dave Thomas,R. David Thomas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470045817

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 4998

Written by the late Dave Thomas, the widely known founder of Wendy's, and franchising consultant Michael Seid, this is a comprehensive and reliable resource for anyone interested in purchasing a franchise.
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Public Service

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Educated Franchisee

The How-to Book for Choosing a Winning Franchise

Author: Rick Bisio,Mike Kohler

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1935098535

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 1380

There is nothing more expensive than ignorance – let The Educated Franchisee serve as your guide for selecting a franchise that meets your needs!
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An Introduction to Franchising

Author: Robert Webber

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137296100

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 8829

An Introduction to Franchising is a concise yet comprehensive guide to the world of franchising. Looking at the field from the perspectives of the franchisor and the franchisee, the book offers a good balance between the theories behind good franchising practise, and hands-on practical guidance. Applied theory is evident in the broad range of real-life case studies included in the book. With many of the world's leading companies operating franchise models, this book will offer readers a genuine insight into the potential advantages and disadvantages of franchising. The book also examines the financial, legal and ethical implications of franchising, whilst anticipating future concerns and challenges for the franchising model. An Introduction to Franchising is an essential guide for all students of franchising, entrepreneurship and marketing. It is also a must-read for anyone wishing to start their own franchise business.
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Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 2563

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
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A Capitalist's Lament

How Wall Street Is Fleecing You and Ruining America

Author: Leland Faust

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510713638

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 4643

Leland Faust unmasks Wall Street’s unsavory tactics in powerful detail by giving readers a high-level view of how the financial services industry misleads them, overcharges them, and exposes them to needless risk. He documents the financial industry’s alluring come-ons, airbrushed risks, high-stakes gambling, half-truths, misleading statements, outlandish predictions, tricks to overcharge customers, bad deals, and outright fraud by the most prominent and renowned of Wall Street’s players. A Capitalist’s Lament is about what happens when financial firms and their employees forget whose interest they are supposed to protect. It shows how making foolish or wrong predictions is of no consequence to those who make them and how Wall Street luminaries with poor track records still garner celebrity status. Most of all, it spotlights how Wall Street manipulates the system and furthers its own interests at its customers’ expense and puts us all at great risk. Here is what you need to know to protect yourself from “business as usual” and get ahead—instead of getting taken.
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