If you're going to end up becoming the owner of a franchise business, make sure you remember about the marketing fees that you'll be asked to pay. (Told to pay, actually.) And, make sure that you include them in your projections...

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Written by HeatherStone
1451 days ago

Hi Joel,

What I wonder about some of these agreements is whether the details are subject to change after you invest. For example, can you find yourself two years in as a franchise owner suddenly being asked to fork over a marketing fee that is larger than the one required when you first came on board? That particular issue would worry me the most when thinking about investing in any opportunity.

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