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Buyer Beware! – Cleaning Franchise Scams

Buyer Beware! – Cleaning Franchise Scams

Haga clic aquí para Español We have spent years investigating and fighting a wide variety of cleaning franchises. Our goal is always to protect franchisees, so we are publishing this blog with some new information/warnings about specific cleaning franchise scams and companies. We have recently begun to receive a lot of calls from people who […]

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¡Cuidado! Estafas de franquicias de limpieza

¡Cuidado! Estafas de franquicias de limpieza

Click here for English Llevamos años investigando y luchando franquicias de limpieza. Nuestra meta siempre es proteger los franquiciados; por eso queremos compartir información nueva/avisos sobre estafas. De recién, hemos recibido muchas llamadas de víctimas de estafas de franquicias de limpieza. Las estafas requieren que el “franquiciado” o “contratista” mande dinero por una transferencia banacaria […]

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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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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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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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Understanding Legalese with Ease: Franchising

This week’s Legalese with Ease word is Franchising. The definition of Franchising is: Contractual selling or renting of a business model around specific products and/or services at specific locations under specific arrangements. The franchiser contractually gives the franchisee use of a brand name or trademark or trade-name, and certain business systems and processes. The process […]

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Understanding Legalese With Ease: Mediation

This week’s Understanding Legalese With Ease word is: Mediation   The definition of mediation is: Intervention; interposition ; the act of a third person who interferes between two contending parties with a view to reconcile them or persuade them to adjust or settle their dispute. In international law and diplomacy, the word denotes the friendly interference of a state in the […]

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Happy Holidays from Fortman Law!

This year for our holiday party we decided to celebrate at a Blues game! We brought home a 4-2 win against the Panthers.   The Fortman Law team was looking pretty good at the game.                    

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Press Release: AAMCO Lawsuit Re-Filed

Click to Download AAMCO Lawsuit See below to download all exhibits The Law Office of Jonathan E. Fortman has Re-filed the AAMCO Lawsuit   Double A – M – C, (uh Oh)! (again) AAMCO needs to be held liable.   The Law Office of Jonathan E. Fortman, LLC, in conjunction with the Willmann Law Firm, […]

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