October’s issue of Nevada Business Magazine features a story on franchising as a business model. The story is reprinted here, with permission.
According to reports, franchise businesses were responsible for adding more than 15,000 jobs during the month of September 2013.
In a move that will affect a number of franchise companies, yesterday California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law that will require private home care agencies to become licensed in the State before providing service.
One of the most common provisions in franchise agreements is the “forum-selection” clause. This article examines the forum-selection provision and a recent case involving such a provision, Maaco Franchising Inc. v. Tainter.