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FTC Bans Non-Compete Agreements

FTC bans non-competes

Are Non-Compete Agreements Banned? On April 24, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a rule banning non-compete agreements for employees. It will become effective 120 days after publication in the Federal Registrar. Employees should immediately work on updating their employment agreements and employee handbooks to comply with the new FTC rule. How Does the …

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The 4 types of franchise agreements

Franchise agreements can be divided into two main categories, single-unit and multi-unit franchise agreements. However, there are different variations of multi-unit franchise agreements in which the roles, responsibilities, and profit distribution differ. Regardless of the complexity of the franchise agreement, it is of the utmost importance that you consult a franchise attorney before entering a …

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How to sell your franchise business as a franchisee

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As a franchisee, you may want to sell your franchise for a variety of reasons. Retirement, the franchise not being what you expected, or chasing other business opportunities may be some of them. Regardless of the reason for the transfer, you want to ensure that when you sell your franchise you have a seamless and …

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Legal Requirements to Start a Franchise

Put simply, franchising is a business model where you take what has worked for you, your business name, brand, know-how, and system, and teach someone to replicate it. Franchising is a powerful business strategy that has boosted the profit of countless entrepreneurs. However, there are some legal requirements franchisors need to address before starting their …

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Legal Due Diligence in M&A: How to Do it + Checklist

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One of the key aspects to enable a successful business acquisition is conducting legal due diligence, which is the process of examining the target business’s documents and information to identify potential risks. Nearly half of business transactions fail due to issues found during the due diligence process. For this reason, as a seller, it is …

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Franchise vs Chain: What are the differences between the two business models?

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In a chain, all store locations are owned by a parent company, while in a franchise, units are owned and operated by separate individuals who contract with a franchisor to use the parent company’s business model and trademarks. In this article, we will break down the differences between chains and franchises. What is a Franchise? …

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Who are the beneficial owners of a company?

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According to the Corporate Transparency Act, which will be effective starting January 1st, 2024, certain companies should file specific information about their beneficial owners. Who needs to share this information? The “beneficial owners” are those who directly or indirectly have substantial control over the reporting company, or at least 25% of the ownership or voting …

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How to buy a FedEx route?

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FedEx, short for Federal Express, is a globally recognized courier delivery service that specializes in small package information, transportation, pickup, and delivery domestically or internationally between the US and Canada.  Did you know that you can buy a FedEx route and benefit from each delivery that you make in your assigned territory? FedEx is one …

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How to start a trucking company in illinois

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The trucking business in Illinois is a lucrative industry that offers great growth opportunities and a valuable service for the community. However, logistics and transportation are heavily regulated industries. To operate those businesses in Illinois, not only will you need a strategic business plan but also a thorough understanding of the legal and compliance requirements. …

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