Most people who come to us seeking to franchise their business know nothing about franchising and are usually inquiring because a customer asked if they could buy a franchise or because a friend told them they should franchise their business. The first thing I tell each prospect is that franchising is not easy,…

SotaRol Asian Kitchen is a new franchise offering that provides a new twist to the growing fast casual market. The restaurant opened its first location in the upscale 50th & France neighborhood of South Minneapolis in November 2015, reinventing how people eat Asian food. SotaRol offers “SotaRitos,” essentially a sushi burrito, as well as sushi rolls and…

“How much can I make?” That is typically the first question a prospective franchisee asks when evaluating a franchise opportunity. If you are considering franchising your business, ask yourself whether you have financial information you can, and want, to provide to prospective franchisees that will answer this question.

By law, a franchisor can only give financial…

The possibility that a franchisor could be pulled into a claim or lawsuit originating from a franchisee’s location continues to grow and evolve. This vicarious liability exposure is an increasing risk that franchisors need to know about and manage.

From an insurance standpoint, we’re frequently asked for the best practices on how to mitigate and reduce…