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Understanding Business Franchising in Jacksonville

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ESTABLISHING LEVERAGE EXPANSIONS FOR FLORIDA SMALL BUSINESSES

Our experienced Jacksonville, Florida business law attorneys enjoy working with small, start-up franchisors in Florida who embark on franchising for the first time. Our experienced business franchising professionals walk franchisors through the numerous legal requirements so that you launch your franchise systems on the right footing. Among the business law documents available to Florida start-up business owners, we can develop the Franchise Disclosure Document, called the FDD, mandated by the Federal Trade Commission, along with the franchise agreement and the critical operations manual. Our experienced Duval County attorneys take steps to protect the franchisor’s trademarks and other intellectual property in Florida.

UNDERSTANDING BUSINESS FRANCHISING IN JACKSONVILLE WITH A DUVAL COUNTY ATTORNEY

According to the International Franchise Association, franchising is a method of distributing products or services. At least two levels of people are involved in a franchise system:

  1. The franchisor, which establishes the brand’s trademark or trade name and a business system; and
  2. The franchisee pays a royalty and often an initial fee for the right to do business under the franchisor’s name and system.

 

Technically, the contract binding the two parties is the “franchise,” but that term is often used to mean the actual business that the franchisee operates. There are two different franchising relationships to understand business format franchising and traditional or product distribution franchising.

FLORIDA BUSINESS FORMAT FRANCHISING

Business format franchising is the type most identifiable. In a business format franchise, the franchisor provides to the franchisee not just its trade name, products, and services but an entire system for operating the business. The franchisee generally receives site selection and development support, operating manuals, training, brand standards, quality control, a marketing strategy, and business advisory support from the franchisor.

FLORIDA TRADITIONAL OR PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION FRANCHISING

Traditional or product distribution franchising is more extensive in total sales than business format franchising. Examples of Florida traditional or product distribution franchising can be found in the bottling, gasoline, automotive, and other manufacturing industries. Our expert Jacksonville, FL business attorney can help you navigate which type of business franchising is best for your Florida business to meet your business goals.

Legacy Law Planning Group is here to help you and your loved ones understand estate planning, elder law, post-death administration, and business planning in Duval County, Florida. If you’re interested in learning more about our legal services from our experienced Jacksonville, Florida business planning attorneys, please don’t hesitate to contact our Jacksonville law firm by booking a call today.

 

Some Additional Resources

The following resources are provided by The International Franchise Association

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