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October 26, 2018

What Franchise Can I Afford?

When choosing a franchise to buy, budget is an obvious factor. With many first-time franchisees wondering where to start, the franchise attorneys at Soden & Steinberger, APLC can offer brief and helpful insight to allow you to take the next step toward becoming a franchise owner.

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October 26, 2018

7 Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing a Franchise to Buy

You’ve decided you want to buy a franchise, consulted a franchise attorney, and confirmed you have the means to move forward. Now comes the fun part: deciding on a franchise. From retail stores and restaurants to professional services and home-based businesses, the landscape of opportunity is vast and open for you to explore. As you go through the process, here are some important questions to ask yourself to find the right franchise for you.

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August 23, 2018

Do You Know Your Territory?

When purchasing a franchise, it’s important to evaluate, understand, and negotiate the assigned territory; this is the area within which your location is protected by the franchise agreement. If you’re not mindful of the territory and terms of the agreement, you could potentially set yourself up for challenges down the road. Here’s what you need to know.

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August 20, 2018

What Law Should Apply to Your FDD?

When compiling the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), franchisors must consider closely the laws that shall apply to the franchise agreement. You want to be honest and transparent with prospective franchisees in the agreement, yet mindful and even somewhat strategic in drafting the FDD under state and federal laws. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

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