Author: Teresa Kirchner

How BuyCurves.com Has Changed Over the Years

How BuyCurves.com Has Changed Over the Years

Welcome to post #5 in the Curves Contradictions series. This series focuses on exposing the contradictions we have caught Curves in throughout our case research. BuyCurves.com is where potential franchisees are supposed to go to find out more information about the Curves franchise system. The website is meant to give potential franchisees an idea of […]

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Gary Heavin: Man of God or Man of Money?

Gary Heavin: Man of God or Man of Money?

Welcome to post #4 in the Curves Contradictions series. This series focuses on exposing the contradictions we have caught Curves in throughout our case research. The founder of Curves International, Gary Heavin, claims to be a born-again Christian. After becoming a millionaire who landed himself in bankruptcy and then jail, Heavin described his “born again […]

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Where is Curves Advertising Money Going?

Welcome to post #3 in the Curves Contradictions series. This series focuses on exposing the contradictions we have caught Curves in throughout our case research. Part of being a franchisee means paying into an franchise advertising fund. The fees each franchisee pays are meant to go towards advertising organized by the franchisor (typically on a […]

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Curves International Presents More Lies After Release of Negative Article in Forbes Magazine

This is the second post in the Curves Contradictions series, a series of posts dedicated to exposing contradictions Curves International has been caught in during our legal research. In May 2014, Forbes Magazine released an article titled, Crash Diet: After Shedding Thousands of Locations, Can Curves get back in Shape? The article highlighted several issues […]

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Who is Curves trying to target?

This is the first post of our Curves Contradictions series. Throughout this series we will be exposing the contradictions we’ve caught the Curves Franchise System in throughout our case research. Curves Advertising: What customer is Curves trying to target? One of the benefits of being a part of a franchise system should be that your […]

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The Real Cost of Owning a Franchise

The Real Cost of Owning a Franchise

The initial franchise fee or “Sticker Price” varies widely among franchise systems, but regardless of which franchise you choose, you can count on there being a lot of additional costs.   So what kind of additional costs of owning a franchise can you expect? Leasing/Purchasing a location You will need to do market and demographic […]

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The Pros and Cons of Brand Recognition for a Franchisee

When it comes to choosing to purchase a franchise over starting your own business, brand recognition tends to be one of the main reasons potential business owners lean towards buying a franchise. However, brand recognition doesn’t always work in the franchisee’s favor. Take a look at these pros and cons and really think about whether […]

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How to Do Your Due Diligence Before Investing in a Franchise

Did you know that Fortman Law is now on Slideshare? Check us out!   Here’s our latest slideshare: How to Do Your Due Diligence Before Investing in a Franchise How to do Due Diligence Before Buying a Franchise from Law Office of Jonathan E. Fortman

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Tax Preparation Time: Watch out for Scams

Update: This case has concluded. We are no longer accepting clients. Tax Preparation time – A warning about using the wrong service   It’s tax time and our office has been busy handling phone calls from clients of Instant Tax Service.  Instant Tax Service received the business death penalty and has since sold the company […]

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Understanding Legalese With Ease: Franchisee

This week’s Legalese with Ease word is: Franchisee   The legal definition of a franchisee is:   Purchaser of a franchise. Boss at the location of the purchased business. Responsible for certain decisions, and obligated to follow stated decisions already made by the franchisor. The franchisee typically must keep the same look, name, and products. From the […]

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