Legal Advice On Starting A Franchise

Globe and Mail:

First of all, don’t listen too much to your lawyer, and avoid long, complicated agreements.

Most of my recent columns have been directed at prospective franchisees, who want to “buy into” a brand and business system.

Here’s some advice for prospective franchisors, who want to start and build their own system as opposed to buying into someone else’s.

Start-up franchisors make a lot of mistakes, but one of them, believe it or not, is listening to their lawyers… a little too much. Now that I have the attention of all the lawyers who practise in this area, and a few of their clients, let me explain. Carry on reading this post.

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One response to “Legal Advice On Starting A Franchise”

  1. I appreciate the detail in this article. Well written and too the point!