This book is essential reading for anyone thinking about taking over an existing business. Tony Wilson will help you choose a franchise that’s right for you, understand your franchise agreement inside and out, and negotiate the best deal. This book will give you a better understanding of the legal issues and help you to spot problem areas.
In an easy-to-understand manner, the author shows you how to negotiate an agreement with a franchisor and develop a profitable relationship. The author takes you step-by-step through a franchise agreement so you can spot the potential benefits and drawbacks.
Tony Wilson is a franchise lawyer and considered one of the foremost experts on franchising in Canada. He has written this book in a manner that offers you practical and common-sense advice you can use. The book contains many real-life examples taken from the author’s experiences representing franchisees. It will answer your questions about franchising, saving you time and money in lawyer’s fees. The book answers the following questions:
* What parts of a franchise agreement are negotiable? How protected is a “protected” territory?
* How can you discover the status of the franchisor’s trade-marks?
* Who will control the lease for the franchised location?
* How easy will it be for the franchisee to resell or renew the franchised business?