Franchise Attorneys Bowie MD

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Garth Edmond Beall
(301) 441-2420
6411 IVY LN STE 200
GREENBELT, MD
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Franchising, Real Estate
Education
University of Maryland School of Law,Boston College
State Licensing
Maryland

Milton D Jernigan II
(410) 266-9909
888 BESTGATE RD STE 304
ANNAPOLIS, MD
Specialties
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Franchising
Education
Catholic University of America, School of Law,University of Maryland
State Licensing
Maryland

David M Orta
1001 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW OFFICE BLDG
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Defective & Dangerous Products, Personal Injury, Arbitration, Franchising, Litigation
Education
Stetson University College of Law,Tulane University
State Licensing
DC

Jonathan E Allen
(202) 296-2007
1140 19th Street Nw, Suite 600
Washington, DC
Specialties
Internet, Intellectual Property, Telecommunications, Licensing, Franchising
Education
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,University of Virginia
State Licensing
DC

Robert T. Joseph
(202) 408-9181
1301 K St Nw Ste 600, East Twr
Washington, DC
Specialties
Antitrust, Business, Franchising
State Licensing
Michigan

James Mason Loots
(202) 536-5650
236 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NE STE 204
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Lawsuits & Disputes, Franchising, Employment, Landlord & Tenant, Contracts, Business
Education
University of Michigan Law School,Northwestern University
State Licensing
DC, Maryland

Edward L. Timberlake Jr.
(919) 683-5514
828 Clifton Ave.
Arnold, MD
Specialties
Intellectual Property, Litigation, Franchising
State Licensing
North Carolina

Steven B Feirman
(202) 585-8395
401 9th Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC
 
Scott McIntosh
(202) 887-4000
Robert S. Strauss Building, 1333 New Hampshire Ave Nw
Washington, DC
 
John B Isbister
1150 CONNECTICUT AVE NW OFFICE BLDG
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Defective & Dangerous Products, Environmental, Antitrust, Franchising
Education
University of Maryland School of Law,University of Maryland, College Park
State Licensing
DC

How To Franchise Your Business

If your business is doing well, and your products or services are in high demand, it may be time to think about franchising your business. Franchising not only provides customers with the choice of buying products and services from a name that they know and trust, it also allows the franchising business owner to grow and increase sales and profits to their full potential.

Since franchisees usually pay all the startup costs, one of the greatest things about franchising your business is that it doesn't take much capital on your end. However, there are costs involved. The main costs are having an operations manual written, implementing a training program for your franchisees, writing and implementing a marketing plan, legal costs and costs associated with other professional assistance.

The first step to franchising your business is to find a good franchise attorney. This professional will write all the basic legal documents, including your Uniform Franchise Offering Circular (UFOC) and your franchise agreement. They will also work to ensure that your trademark is protected and help you comply with the franchising laws in your state.

You will also need to have an operations manual written. This is the guideline that your franchisees will be required to follow. Its purpose is to help franchisees run successful businesses and to protect your trademark and other copyrighted material, by telling franchisees how they can and cannot use your material.

The operating manual should ensure quality control, by making sure that the franchisees follow a certain protocol. The manual covers topics such as opening procedures and day-to-day operations of a franchise. Furthermore, the operations manual should put limits on your liability when it comes to the actions of franchisees and their employees. Work with your lawyer and your accountant if you are writing the manual yourself. Otherwise, hire a professional consultant or franchise company to take care of this for you.

You will need to design and implement a training program for new franchisees. Training the people who will own franchises will be vital to their success, which is a reflection of your success as well. This may require training manuals, as well as personnel to do the training. A business coach or consultant can help you design the right training program for the type of business you are franchising.

Finally, you will need two marketing plans – one to market your franchise opportunity to potential franchisees, and another to market your franchise to potential customers. The marketing of all of the franchises is usually paid for with the marketing pool fund, which each franchisee contributes to, as agreed to in the franchise agreement. You should have a solid marketing plan in place, as potential franchisees would want to know about it in advance.

Marketing the franchise opportunity is a bit easier. You can market your franchise online at franchise op...

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