Long-time Larkin Hoffman client Anytime Fitness was featured in a recent Entrepreneur Magazine article discussing its international expansion strategy. When we met them about a dozen years ago, they had fewer than 100 locations. Today, Anytime Fitness and its franchisees have opened more than 4,000 locations, including more than 1,100 gyms in 30 foreign countries.

Entrepreneurs commonly ask us:

Can I franchise my _________ business?

They may be bakers, brewers, hotel owners, or yoga instructors. Franchising is the business relationship between a “franchisor” (the party that owns a brand) and a “franchisee” (the party obtaining the right to use the brand at another location). The franchisor permits the franchisee to

The latest entry in the specialty fitness business is a relatively unique concept, Conquer Ninja Gyms. The people behind the brand are Jake Marshman and Zach Braid, who have always had a passion for keeping people healthy and active. They founded the Conquer Ninja concept in 2015 as a place for athletes to train for

How much money can I make?

The first question on the mind of most prospective franchisees is “how much money can I make?” By law, financial performance information, or “FPRs,” can only be provided to prospective franchisees in a franchisor’s Franchise Disclosure Document. Many franchise attorneys have historically advised their clients against including FPRs in