Category: Franchising

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 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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New Videos! Are You Having Problems With Your Franchise?

New Videos! Are You Having Problems With Your Franchise?

We just uploaded some new videos, please see the English and Spanish versions below. Are you having problems with your franchise? Do you feel like you are a victim of a franchise scam? In this video, Kelly of Fortman Law goes over options for current and former franchisees that have lost money in a franchise […]

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New Videos! Are You Considering Buying a Franchise?

New Videos! Are You Considering Buying a Franchise?

We just posted a few new videos. There are English and Spanish versions of both.   Are you considering buying a franchise? If you are looking into buying a franchise, it is incredibly important that you contact a franchise attorney before signing your contract. In this video, Kelly of Fortman Law addresses the difference between […]

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When to Franchise Your Company

You have a viable company and are ready to spread your wings. So what is the next step? Regardless of how successful your business may be, it is important to know when to franchise your company. Before you begin the process of franchising your company, you need to start and operate at least 5 corporate […]

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Considering a Franchise Investment?

If you are considering a franchise investment, you need to know exactly what a franchise should provide. Take a look at these things that any good franchise will provide you: Full disclosure Recognition Advantage Network Communication History Insight Support Experience Full Disclosure Franchisors should provide full disclosure about their business. This means that they should […]

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Are You Buying a Franchise or a Buying into a Scam?

Are You Buying a Franchise or a Buying into a Scam?

Franchises can be an amazing career and investment opportunity, but they can also be a huge risk. With so many franchise scams out there, it’s important to know how to spot them and avoid them. Allow us to give you some basic tips on how to navigate this confusing process. Basic Tips on Avoiding a […]

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