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May 17, 2016

PLAYLive Lesson: Validating the Business Model

When your business reaches a certain size, it’s only natural to explore options for extensive growth and scale. With PLAYLive, we chose the franchising model. The ability to scale without fronting the capital for each unit and the ease of spreading to different regions combined with the other benefits of franchising made it the best route.

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May 3, 2016

NLR Ruling Adjustments: How We Are Protecting Ourselves at PLAYLive

The National Labor Relations Board ruling labeling McDonald’s as a joint employer triggered a wave of concern in the franchising world. It took a step in the wrong direction for franchisors. While McDonald’s continues to fight the ruling, the precedence still stands. The McDonald’s corporation can be held liable as a co-employer.

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April 18, 2016

PLAYLive Lesson: Vetting Franchisees

The key to building a prosperous franchise is to place quality franchisees at the helm of your business. As a long-time franchise lawyer and part franchise owner, I cannot stress enough how essential this is for long-term franchise success. As we continue to grow PLAYLive, we have been continuously refining how we attract and screen potential franchisees.

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April 5, 2016

Buying a Franchise: How to Legally Protect Yourself

Purchasing a franchise is not only a large investment, but there are also several aspects of running a business that open you up to liability. Partner with experienced professionals throughout the process of buying and owning a franchise to ensure you are protected.

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