Franchising is the most successful method of opening a small business. While nearly 90% of non-franchise small businesses fail within the first two years, 90% of franchises have at least a two-year success rate. This does not mean that a franchise will succeed to the extent you anticipate, however.
Counsel for Franchisees
Considering buying a franchise? Consider this, 75% of franchisee’s fail to read the Uniform Franchise Offering Circular and ask the proper questions before signing the franchise agreement. That is why so many franchisees are disappointed in their franchise purchase. Their dream often ends in the courtroom.
What do you need to know about purchasing a franchise? Everything! Turn to Mary Council for advice – the franchisee’s attorney. Mary works solely with and for franchisees.
Since this is one of the biggest investments you will probably make in your life, it is worthwhile to have sound legal advice before you even begin negotiating the franchise agreement. In fact, it should start with a legal review of the Uniform Franchise Offering Circular (UFOC). We review the entire Uniform Offering Circular and prepare a written report in plain English advising you of the benefits and pitfalls of your potential purchase – all for a low, set fee. We work for your franchising success. Contact Mary Council today to discuss this and other services designed specifically to help Franchisees reap the rewards they expect.
Counsel for Franchisors
Considering Franchising your business concept? Do you really have a "system" that is repeatable, or should you consider selling license rights, or perhaps set up independent retailers or trade representatives? Contact Jo Anne Hagen for Franchisor counseling.
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