In this podcast, Adam Siegelheim, Shareholder in Stark & Stark’s Franchise Group, discusses the differences between franchising and licensing a business, and which option may be best for you. 

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In this installment of the Franchise Law Podcast series, Adam Siegelheim, Shareholder in Stark & Stark’s Franchise Group, interviews Steve Beagelman, President of SMB Franchise Advisors. Mr. Siegelheim and Mr. Beeagelman discuss an important component of Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD), item 19. An item 19 provides prospective franchisees with information relating to the financial performance of the brand and what they can expect in the way of sales, revenues and cost structures.

Mr. Siegelheim and Mr. Beagelman discuss the importance of having an item 19, the different ways you can structure your item 19, and for those who choose not to include an item 19, how that decision could impact the sales process.

You can listen to the full podcast online here.

On October 22, 2011, I was a panelist at the New Jersey Chapter of Community Associations Institute Annual Expo. The seminar focused on Rules and Regulations for community associations. Particularly, the seminar focused how best to reconcile rules and regulations in light of New Jersey and Federal statutes that may be in opposition to the association-implemented rule.

 

For example, some discussion was centered around service animals in light of an association rule that prohibits animals of any type. The attendees were advised that even though actual notice was given to the members those animals were prohibited by virtue of receipt of the governing documents, Federal law allows service animals to live within associations if various parameters are met. As this runs counter to the association’s rules, the attendees were advised that Federal statute would prime the association prohibition.

 

You can listen to the full presentation online here
 

Adam J. Siegleheim, member of Stark & Stark’s Franchise Group, attended the 2011 International Franchise Expo’s Annual Convention February 13-16, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In this podcast, Mr. Siegelheim meets with Thomas Scott of Brand Journalists. Mr. Siegelheim and Mr. Scott discuss how to use social media outlets in order to strategically grow your brand and drive qualified traffic to your franchise.

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Adam J. Siegelheim, member of Stark & Stark’s Franchise Group, attended the 2011 International Franchise Expo’s Annual Convention February 13-16, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In this podcast, Mr. Siegelheim meets with Paul Segreto of Franchise Essentials. Mr. Siegelheim and Mr. Segreto discuss social media and how franchisors can utilize social networking applications, such as Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and Twitter, to enhance their brand.

You can listen to the full podcast online here.

 

Adam J. Siegelheim, member of Stark & Stark’s Franchise Group, attended the 2011 International Franchise Expo’s Annual Convention February 13-16, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

 During the convention, Mr. Siegelheim interviewed Ricardo Roman, V.P. of Strategic Alliance for Caliper. Mr. Siegelheim and Mr. Roman discuss a presentation Mr. Roman recently gave entitled, "The Psychology of the Successful Franchisee." Mr. Siegelheim and Mr. Roman also discuss the value of franchisors utilizing assessment tools when meeting with potential franchisees. 

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This installment of the New Jersey Legal Update podcast is an interview, live from the 2010 International Franchise Expo in Washington DC, with Adam J. Siegelheim, member of Stark & Stark’s Franchise group, and Fred Kriss, Founder of FranchiseRight.  Mr. Siegelheim and Mr. Kriss discuss a new incubator program developed by FranchiseRight which assists business owners in deciding if they should franchise their business and how business owners can raise the capital needed for franchising. 

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This installment of the New Jersey Legal Update podcast is an interview with Adam J. Siegelheim, member of Stark & Stark’s Franchise group, and Harvey Homsey, Vice President Franchise Systems for Express Employment Professionals, at the 2010 International Franchise Association Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

 

Mr. Siegelheim and Mr. Homsey discuss pros and cons of mentor-protégé  programs, an overview of how to start a program, what makes someone a good mentor, and what the necessary elements of a successful mentor-protégé relationship are. Mr. Siegelheim and Mr. Homsey also discuss how the current economic climate, the franchise industry and your specific market can affect the relationship.

 

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This installment of the New Jersey Legal Update podcast is an interview with Adam J. Siegelheim, member of Stark & Stark’s Franchise group, and Larry Carnell, Vice President of Business Development for BeneTrends, Inc., at the 2010 Franchise Expo South in Miami, Florida.

 

Mr. Siegelheim and Mr. Carnell discuss how to access capital in order to fund your franchise, including using your retirement fund.

 

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