Category Archives: Legal and Research

What is FranchisEssentials?

My name is Paul Segreto and FranchisEssentials is my personal blog.  Since 2009, my objective has been to utilize this site to share information, insight and perspective on franchising. My goal remains steadfast, to help individuals on all levels learn … Continue reading

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Financial Performance Representations in Digital Space – Friend or Foe to Franchising?

Considering the linking capabilities within social media, often to the point of creating a cross-platform, multi-tiered effect, some so-called, self-professed industry professionals apparently believe they can get away with improper FPRs. Especially, as social media is still “relatively new” and growing into new areas, misunderstood by many, and virtually under the radar of most authorities. It appears the thought is if enforcement of franchise disclosure is lacking in traditional areas, social media has become the new wild west! Continue reading

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How would your franchisees answer this question, “Does your franchisor have integrity?”

Integrity is what you do when nobody is watching! Some franchisors appear to believe that when a person asks for the franchisor’s FDD they need not give it. Why? Here is, slightly edited a franchisor’s broker’s answer,  which appeared on a … Continue reading

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Social Media Policies Within Franchising: The Debate Continues

In the continuing debate about making the case for social media policies within franchising, below is an article by Attorney, Chad Finkelstein, expressing his opinion on the matter. So, as a franchise professional, we’d love to hear your opinion as … Continue reading

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What is IFA Fran-Guard?

The International Franchise Association‘s new, greatly expanded franchise sales management and compliance program will help franchisors take proactive steps to reduce risks, manage growth, and build a stronger, healthier franchise system. IFA Fran-Guard covers both the legal and business aspects … Continue reading

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