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Drafting and Negotiating an International Franchise Agreement

International Franchise Toolkit: A dynamic, invaluable resource for franchisors expanding overseas. By Edward (Ned) Levitt, CFE   As part of its commitment to its members and the worldwide franchise community, the International Franchise Association has embarked upon another novel and exciting project. By creating the


Preparing Your Company to Go International

Going international can be lucrative, but it comes with a commitment and a price. By William Edwards, CFE, Michelle McClurg, William Gabbard and Lesley Hawks     It’s a gold rush! Many franchisors are now looking at international markets to develop. It used to be


Development Models For Global Expansion

With careful consideration of business issues and appropriate legal guidance of expansion models, global growth should be achievable. By Ahbishek Dube     As consumer demand for U.S. brands grows abroad, franchisors are increasingly exploring opportunities for international expansion of their brands. In its most


Supporting Our Heroes  

Franchising and veterans are a great combination and are truly a winning proposition!  By Gordon Logan Sport Clips is dedicated to supporting our military veterans in many ways:  Our team members, which is what our franchisees are called, have raised and contributed more than $3


Stepping Up Recruitment of Military Service Members

Identify ways to experience success in welcoming U.S. military veterans into your franchise families.  By Todd Jackson   A franchisor is only as successful as the individual franchisees across its network — those men and women who wake up every day full of ambition, creativity


Strengthening a Commitment to Our Military Veterans

Recruiting military veterans has been a part of Marriott’s Diversity & Inclusion strategy for many years.    By Apoorva Gandhi Marriott International, Inc. takes a holistic view when engaging military veterans by working directly with veteran associates, guests, suppliers and owners. Marriott has always valued