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Understanding Legalese with Ease: Franchising

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Real Cost of Owning a Franchise

You will need to do market and demographic research to choose a proper location within your territory. Once you choose your location, you are more or less stuck there unless your franchisor gives you permission to move.

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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.

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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!

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Tax Preparation Time: Watch out for Scams

If you are looking for a company to do your taxes, we recommend you thoroughly research the company BEFORE using them. The “quick refund” is not worth the amount of tax penalty you could pay for your tax returns being prepared incorrectly, not to mention all the headaches fixing the issues will cause you.

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Understanding Legalese With Ease: Franchisee

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.

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Case Update: Instant Tax Services

Update: This case has concluded. We are no longer accepting clients. Happy New Year!

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