Excuses Franchisees Make; When They Violate Exclusive Territory Agreements

One of the biggest excuses franchisees of home based and serviced based franchises make when violating their exclusive franchise agreement with their franchisor and fellow franchisees is: My Family Works There. As a franchisor, I cannot believe how many times neighboring franchisees steal each others clientele or work outside their exclusive franchise area. This jeopardizes trust within the franchise system between franchisees and franchisors.

Now granted in a mobile franchise business every once in awhile you will see another franchisee in an area other than their exclusive territory. They might be: Pulling off the freeway to get gas, Going to a doctor's appointment, Getting a hair cut, Buying things for the business, Just cruising around, Going out to dinner or simply visiting family or friends

They should never be doing business services in another franchisee's exclusive territory unless they are: Working for that franchisee under contract or trade; Covering their service route, Have permission in advance or doing services for a family member for FREE.

In some franchise systems occasionally you might find an regional director in an exclusive franchised area doing a promotion. They are: Doing PR work, Demonstrating your services, Selling accounts for the franchisee, Direct selling your services and increasing brand name, giving away free service to develop a future customer, Introducing a VIP in the area to our concept or Setting up a community promotional event.

Franchise systems need to work together and should not cut into each others territory, nothing hurts the team work of a franchise company faster than stealing customers from your business partners, as that is they bread and butter they use to family. Think about it.

"Lance Winslow" - If you have innovative thoughts and unique perspectives, come think with Lance; www.WorldThinkTank.net/wttbbs

In The News:

Amid small-business contracting boom, SBA loops to close ‘honor system’ loophole flagged by watchdogs  Federal News NetworkWith one in four dollars spent in federal contracts now going to small businesses, SBA is looking to give more teeth to the verification process for companies that ...
6 Justifiable Splurges For Small Businesses  Small Business TrendsIt sounds contradictory to say that splurges for a small business can be justified. Aren't luxury purchases at the top of the “no” list? The truth is, every small ...
10 Best Language Translator Devices for Small Business Travelers  Small Business TrendsHere are ten of the best language translator devices available to buy now, plus check out the top three language translation apps at the bottom.
ICYMI: Our Best Cities for Entrepreneurs Report  Small Business TrendsDid you happen to catch our recent Rankings Report for the 2019 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses? Our Editors commissioned a special ...
Sustained Small Business Success Requires Two Kinds Of Passion  ForbesBeing a high-performing, professional small business CEO requires two kinds of passion. Do you have what it takes?
The feds and the small business owners  Federal News NetworkToday's guest column comes a D.C.-area builder and small business owner experienced in dealing with all levels of government officials.
Best free software for small business  TechRadarSetting up a small business is hard enough without the extortionate costs associated with modern software licenses. Set up a number of seats with full-price ...
Outdoorsy Helps Put Your Dormant RV to Work for You  Small Business TrendsThere's opportunity for America's 10.5 million RV owners. And go getters can turn side hustles into small businesses. But first you must find a niche. Outdoorsy ...
Legislative Session Produced Wins for Small Businesses, but Work Remains  Crain's Chicago BusinessIllinois' 2019 legislative session produced some important victories for the state's small businesses, particularly when it comes to protecting small firms' access to ...
Small businesses to de Blasio: We can't afford paid vacation  Crain's New York BusinessMayor Bill de Blasio wants mandatory paid time off for workers, but small business owners say they're the ones who need a break. That's what a survey ...
How to Source Products to Sell Online  Small Business TrendsIf you're wondering how to source products to sell online, here are some tips to help you find the options that will work best for your business.
Small Business Funding: What's the Best Type for Your Business?  NavNot everyone has a stash of cash ready to fund the newest venture for their business. For that, there are small business funding options available.
Federal Government Achieves Small Business Contracting Goal for Sixth Consecutive Year with Record-Breaking $120 Billion to Small Businesses  PRNewswireWASHINGTON, June 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced that the federal government exceeded its small ...
US Air Force looks to small businesses for an AI-integrated simulator  DefenseNews.comWASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force is hosting an innovation contest for small businesses to improve simulators with technology like artificial intelligence.
SBA Issues Proposed Rule Implementing Small Business Runway Extension Act  JD SupraThe U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) just issued its long-anticipated Proposed Rule implementing the Small Business Runway Extension Act (the Act).
How to Get More Backlinks for Your Small Business Website  EntrepreneurAs the owner of a small business website, you may find it hard getting your site noticed online when it's up against the big guys, especially if you're not an SEO ...
SEE PICTURES: Small Business Recognition Barbecue Courtesy of the JGHBID  Norwood NewsThe Jerome Gun Hill Business Improvement District (JGHBID) hosted its first-ever Small Business Recognition Barbecue on June 21.
Harford County to host seminar on small business taxes  Baltimore SunHarford County officials will host a free seminar on small business taxes next month in Havre de Grace. The county's Office of Community and Economic ...
15 Small Business Cyber Security Statistics That You Need to Know - Hashed Out by The SSL Store™  Hashed Out by The SSL Store™You may have heard the oft-quoted small business cyber security statistic that's something akin to “60% of small companies that suffer a cyber attack are out of ...
Ask SCORE: Social media basics for the small business  PostBulletin.comIn my last column, I started a series on how a small business CEO can use social media to enhance sales growth. I began with how to get started. Now.
NC Gov. Roy Cooper requests disaster declaration from U.S. Small Business Administration  WBTVNorth Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed a letter requesting that the U.S. Small Business Administration issue a disaster declaration for Mecklenburg County ...
Nimble 5.0 CRM Has Small Business Updates  Small Business TrendsThere's a new team relationship manager from Nimble that syncs with hundreds of business apps and adds personal insights. Nimble 5.0 is a major update to ...
Portland small business banking startup sold to Cross River Bank  Portland Business JournalSeed was founded in 2014 with the goal of creating a modern banking *service* for small business owners.
How Businesses Should Navigate the Fake News, Post-Truth Era  Small Business TrendsWant to know what keeps me up at night? It happens to be the status of truth in our society. I remember when the Internet first came out. And I thought that it ...
Time big business stopped using small enterprises for working capital  New Zealand HeraldTime to pay small business on time for the good of the whole economy.
UMN building could see new life as small business hub  Minnesota DailyPete Degan has put a $1.8 million offer on the former Minnesota Geological Survey building, which he hopes to convert into a creative workspace for small ...
2020 Democratic debate No. 1: What small business wants to know  Fox BusinessDemocrats have so far been able to portray their socialist policies as a free lunch, yet the reality is that small businesses would have to pick up the tab.
Online insurance platform Apollo launches small business subscription  BetaKitApollo, a Vancouver-based online insurance company, has officially launched its small business insurance subscription through its ecommerce platform.
Fewer than 1 in 10 small businesses set up because they spot market gap  http://smallbusiness.co.ukFewer than 10pc of small businesses are set up because they have identified market gap, says business lender Iwoca.
Tips for playing the long game from Victoria's Small Business Woman of the Year  Women's AgendaCompetitive sports are in my blood. I grew up on a tennis court, played competitive netball for 20 years and trained with the swim squad up to five times each ...
RBI panel suggests Rs 5,000 crore stressed asset fund for small businesses  MoneycontrolA Reserve Bank of India (RBI) committee, set up to look into the problems of domestic micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), has suggested creating an ...
80% of SMB Owners Expect Revenue to Rise as Confidence Stays High  Small Business TrendsThe confidence of small business owners is overwhelmingly high. According to Provident Bank's Small Business Confidence Survey, 80% of owners feel this ...
New York and LA Top Cities for Freelancers  Small Business TrendsAccording to the latest Fiverr Annual Freelance Economic Impact report, New York City and Los Angelos lead in earnings. Here's the rest.
Small business is the answer to president's desire for thriving SA  SowetanLIVE Sunday WorldIt's easy to find out where your favourite side ranks in the sporting world, but far less so to appreciate where South Africa's economy falls compared to other ...
As Facebook changes the way it evaluates video, here’s how small businesses need to react  The Philadelphia InquirerAccording to an announcement last month, Facebook has started to change the way it ranks videos in its News Feed, Facebook Watch, and “More Videos” ...
OnDeck Announces “Summer of Small Business” National Campaign  Crowdfund InsiderOnDeck (NYSE: ONDK), a small business online lending platform, recently announced the launch of its new national “Summer of Small Business” campaign.
Big tips for small businesses to appeal to more customers  Business MattersBusiness MattersWhile every business is different and faces its own challenges, one which is universal for small business is enhancing the ability to appeal to as many customers ...
The Meetrz App Aims to Serve Mainly Networking Professionals  Small Business TrendsThe Meetrz App aims to serve neworking professionals. The app's creator intended it to help entrepreneurs and business travelers to connect.
Eagle County now hosts regional small business center  RealVailThe Northwest Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has a new home and a new regional director. As of March, Eagle County Government ...
India warns foreign e-commerce firms like Amazon, Flipkart over discounts-sources  Economic TimesNEW DELHI: India has told foreign e-commerce firms such as Amazon and Walmart's Flipkart that they must ensure compliance with new foreign investment ...
87% of your emaployees are connecting with coworkers on Facebook  Small Business TrendsCoworkers are connecting on Facebook at a more rapid pace than on other social media platforms. Are there things small businesses need to consider?
Facebook Introduces Its Own Version of Bitcoin...And Other Small Business Tech News This Week  ForbesHere are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 — Facebook announces Libra ...
Small business winner credits staff  KTVQ Billings NewsBILLINGS – The U.S. Small Business Administration awarded the small business person of the year in each state in May. The Montana winner, Devon Davidson, ...
Cross River Bank acquires small business banking company Seed  ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters) - Cross River Bank, a community bank that powers some of the most well known financial technology startups in the United States, said on ...
Ortiz: 2020 Democratic Debate No. 1: What Small Business Wants to Know  BreitbartAlfredo Ortiz writes about the upcoming Democrat primary debates and the impact on small business of the contenders' socialist policies.
Governor DeWine seeks help from Small Business Administration for Auglaize flood victims  Your News NowOhio Governor Mike DeWine has sent a letter to the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, seeking help for some Auglaize County residents affected ...
Eight Key Factors For Sustainable Small Business Growth  ForbesLearn how to make your small business a success--and keep it that way--with these long-term growth tips from Forbes New York Business Council experts.
8 Social Media Tips for Small Businesses  Search Engine JournalSmall businesses often think about social media marketing as a low-priority task. These eight tips will help you best leverage social for the best results.
Now Is the Time to Start a Small Business in Tulsa  The Black Wall Street TimesTulsa has quietly exploded in the national entrepreneurship scene over the past two years.
Late payers to small business could be barred from public sector contracts  http://smallbusiness.co.ukSome of the biggest Government outsources face being axed from public sector contracts if they fail to start paying small businesses on time.
What recession? Most small business owners – especially millennials – plan to expand  WRAL Tech WireRALEIGH - The vast majority of small business owners apparently aren't paying attention to fears about a recession or the ongoing trade ware with China.
The Bottom Line for Small Business 6.24.19  1010WINSDiscusses 1010 WINS' most recent Small Business Challenge and $10,000 giveaway, and highlights the winner. 00:00:47. Download. FOLLOW US.
How AI Could Help Small Businesses  Harvard Business ReviewOn a Thursday morning at 5:30 AM, Alex sipped her latte, her elbows atop the *service* counter. Each day at this time, the sunlight through the front window ...
Small and medium-sized businesses investing 'more time than they should' in ventures  New Zealand HeraldBusiness owners should spend no more than eight hours daily on their business.
Small Business Broadband and Mobile Award Winners  Scoop.co.nzWe all know how important small businesses are to the New Zealand economy. They employ nearly a third of our workforce and contribute to more than a ...
Best Job Search Engines Where Future Employees Look for You  Small Business TrendsIf you're searching for a job, LinkedIn is the unicorn standout — but it's also not the only game in town. There are quite a few job search engines to help you ...
How to Set Up Centrally Managed Backups for Your Home or Small Business  ExtremeTechMost families and many small businesses rely on a patchwork of backups and require each user to pay attention to ...
A Midyear Legal Checkup For Small Business Owners  ForbesConducting a midyear legal checkup of your company can provide you with insights you need to make informed decisions about your business entity type, tax ...
56% of Small Business Owners Have a College Degree  Small Business TrendsDigital technology is disrupting almost everything, which includes education. According to the self employment statistics in FreshBooks' 2019 Self-Employment ...
How social media is helping small businesses grow  Sydney Morning HeraldSmall businesses are harnessing the power of social media to engage with consumers and to ultimately grow sales.
Build a better small business: Which Office 365 Business plan is right for you?  OnMSFTIf you're looking into buying an Office 365 plan, the variety of subscription plans might be a bit confusing for you, but this guide will explain which is right for you.
Zoho to offer software at a discount rate for serving MSMEs  Zee BusinessSoftware firm Zoho on Tuesday said it would offer its software at a discount rate to help improve digital literacy as part of the company's plan to serve MSMEs.
43% of Millennial Owners Ready to Invest More on Instagram Marketing  Small Business TrendsSocial media marketing has become a valuable tool for small business owners. But the platforms they prioritize depends on their age. When it comes to ...
COBRA Coverage for Small Business Owners  Business News DailyHere's a guide to offering and complying with COBRA continuation coverage.
10 Cheap Advertising Ideas for Your Small Business  Small Business TrendsIf your small business is stuggling with a limited budget, here are 10 cheap advertising ideas to get the word out about your business for under $50.
The Best Small Business Loans—and How to Get Your Hands on One  Architectural DigestFollow AD PRO's guide to understanding the best small business loans and what to keep in mind before you start applying.
Small business not necessarily weakest security link  ComputerWeekly.comSmall businesses may not be the weakest link in the supply chain after all, with a lack of skills and best practices being bigger factors, a study by (ISC)² reveals.
Small business week at New Broughton's Ysgol Penrhyn  LeaderLiveCHILDREN have been given the opportunity to become budding entrepreneurs.
Montana winner of US Small Business Administration award credits staff  KBZK Bozeman NewsBILLINGS – The U.S. Small Business Administration awarded the small business person of the year in each state in May. The Montana winner, Devon Davidson, ...
What Makes SBA Loans So Appealing To Small Businesses?  ForbesFor many small businesses, an SBA loan is their ticket to the kind of business loan typically reserved for big, well-established businesses.
Sad end to talc mine illustrates SA's small business...  Daily MaverickIn his hour-long State of the Nation Address on Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa referred to small businesses only twice. In supporting small businesses, ...
SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS: celebrating unsung economic heroes  The StarThe Star Small Business Awards are back - with all the energy that made last year's event a huge success.
15 Best Niche Industries for Startups  Small Business TrendsAfter four years, more than 50 percent of startups are gone. Getting a good start is important, so consider this list of the 15 best niche industries.
Can Micro Influencers Benefit My Small Business?  Small Business TrendsMicro influencers are social media personalities with anywhere from 2000-50000 followers. Here's how these people can benefit your small business.
Small businesses losing up to $7b cashflow from late payments, study finds  ABC NewsSmall and medium businesses are losing access to as much as $7 billion a year because bigger companies aren't paying their bills on time, according to a ...
4 Core Ways to Cut Costs in a Small Business and Increase Profitability  Small Business TrendsIf you're looking for ways to cut costs in a small business, especially as a solopreneur, check out these 4 strategies that will shrink your expenses.
How Introducing Radical Candor Will Boost Your Team  Small Business TrendsThis week, on the Small Business Radio Show, bestselling author Kim Scott discusses why introducing radical candor is critical to your company's growth.
'Incredibly sad cases': Thousands of finance firm complaints tipped  Sydney Morning HeraldSmall businesses and consumers will have a brief window to apply to have some of their most complex financial services complaints cases heard, with the ...
Southwest's new small business credit card has an 80,000-point bonus  Business InsiderSouthwest and Chase are introducing a new premium credit card for small businesses: the Southwest Rapid Rewards Performance Business Card.
Small businesses urged to pay attention with energy savings on their way  The AgeBills and prices should be clearer from July 1, with businesses urged to take notice.
Is America Losing Its Small Businesses?  ForbesLargely because the burdens of government regulation fall unevenly, small businesses have lost ground compared to large. Fintech offers hope that the gap will ...
Five most lucrative small businesses in Nairobi  The StandardWe all know the addictive nature of Mishikakis, smokies, boiled and samosas after a night of bingeing.
Retirement Savings Strategies for Small Business Owners  Business News DailyEntrepreneurs need to invest in a retirement strategy to ensure they have enough money to retire.
HRA Regulations Expected to Have Significant Small Business Impact  PLANSPONSORDuring a recent webinar, Caitlin Bronson, *content* marketing manager for PeopleKeep, which specializes in providing employee benefits to small businesses, ...
Marco Rubio applauds NASA turning to small businesses to help return to Moon, reach Mars  Sunshine State NewsThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is relying on small businesses as it looks to the future, including returning astronauts to the moon in ...
More Than 150,000 U.S. Small-Business Websites Could Be Infected With Malware at Any Given Moment. Here's How to Protect Yours.  EntrepreneurSmall-business victims were involved in 43 percent of data breaches over the course of a year, according to a recent report.
How two aerospace engineers help small enterprises go green  BusinessLineGTarang provides technologically optimised and affordable clean energy solutions.
Guest Opinion: Small business needs an accurate census  Burlington County TimesLast week, I testified before Congress about the need for an accurate census. I felt compelled to testify because of the current U.S. Supreme Court case on ...
4 Business Expenses That Are More Negotiable Than You Think  ForbesTravel outside the United States, particularly to Asia or Latin America, and you'll notice something: Everything is negotiable. We Americans are used to haggling ...
Alibaba Aims to Double Global Brands With New English Site  Washington PostAlibaba Group Holding Ltd. has set up a new website to double the number of global brands on its flagship online mall, taking an important step toward fulfilling ...
OnDeck Launches "Summer Of Small Business" National Campaign  PRNewswireNEW YORK, June 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK), the leader in online lending to small business, today announced the launch of a national ...
The 6 best industries for small businesses to thrive in, from food trucks to health to micromobility  Business InsiderHow can you make sure your small business is successful? To start, it's all about the market you get into.
How to Prepare Your Small Business For the Impact of Automation  Business 2 CommunityThe use of AI-driven technologies, such as machine learning, predictive analytics, and natural language processing, is changing how work is done. In particular ...
GoDaddy launches an internet bundle to bring Indian small businesses online  YourStoryInternet domain registrar and web hosting company GoDaddy has recently launched its Online Starter Bundle, an all-in-one internet solution for small business ...
How Content Marketing Can Help Your Small Business: Nine Tips From New York-Based Entrepreneurs  Forbes*Content* marketing can make a huge impact on your small business. Make sure you're doing it the right way with these tips from Forbes New York Business ...
Grow St. Bernard: Small Business Financial Bootcamp  Very Local New OrleansGrow St. Bernard, powered by St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation and the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce, is a six-part professional ...
How to Optimize Your Small Business Site for Voice Search  Small Business TrendsVoice search is predicted to change the marketing strategy forever. Even if SEO basic remain the same, understanding voice search optimization will be key.
Five Signs You're Ready To Grow Your Small Business  ForbesRely on these indicators to assess your chances of successful business growth.
4 fintech platforms making financial services seamless for small businesses  YourStoryWith a vision to enhance customer experience and make it frictionless for small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs), these fintech players are redefining the ...
Dozens of manufacturers are testifying in Washington about how Trump's trade war with China could hurt them. Here's what they're saying. | Markets Insider  Business InsiderHundreds of company and industry representatives descended on Washington this month to testify about proposed escalations in the yearlong US-China trade ...

Pressure Washing Graders and Tractor Motors

When pressure washing heavy equipment each piece of equipment has... Read More

The Role of the Business Model and Strategy for Business

People will always stress that having a well researched business... Read More

Presentations and Sales Automotive Detailers

Many auto detailers fall short in their sales presentations. I... Read More

Bogus Investor and Consumer Complaints and Consumer Misrepresentation

Like most regulatory bodies in the United States, the Federal... Read More

Starting a Small Business: Balancing Risk and Reward

In a perfect world, starting a small business would be... Read More

A Look at Small Business Incorporating in Florida

The choice to incorporate a small business in Florida has... Read More

How To Plant Seeds of Success With Small Business Ideas

Think of all of your business ideas as tiny seeds... Read More

What To Consider Before Buying A Franchise

Here are some useful tips on what to consider before... Read More

3 Ways To Make Certain Your Business Fails

Most small businesses incorporated in 2005 will fail by the... Read More

Chamber Membership will BOOST your Business

When is the Chamber ideal for your business?Joining a Chamber... Read More

Asking the RIGHT Questions

Which questions do you need to ask to even get... Read More

Going Public by Way of Regulation D (504) Offering

Under the Securities Act of 1933, any offer to sell... Read More

Are You Making the Most of Your Intern?

KEEPING INTEREST HIGH: Supervision is key to the success of... Read More

Mobile Detailing Expansion Considerations

Expanding your business requires you to take a good hard... Read More

How to Curb Antique Shop Theft Inexpensively

If you have ever had your antique shop or mall... Read More

Leverage The Power of Publicity For Your Small Business

Your business is only as good as the number of... Read More

The Beauty of Focus and Plan B

Did you ever have one of those days or weeks... Read More

How to Make Your Business Image Stand Out Above The Crowd

Traditional advertising methods are still being used for almost 90%... Read More

Beginning an Internship Program

CONSIDERATIONS FOR YOUR INTERN: Specify the number of hours the... Read More

How To Get Slightly Famous in Print

Early in my career, I wrote an article for a... Read More

Find Some Sample Payroll Check Stubs on the Net for Easy Reference

Starting a business? For many people, the bravery to venture... Read More

Franchising in The Middle East There Will Bring Significant Opportunity for US Based Franchisors

As stability emerges in the Middle East there will be... Read More

Entrepreneurs and Franchisors Watch Out

New Franchisors and Entrepreneurs need to watch out as they... Read More

Leveraging Business Relationships for more Profits

When should you leverage the relationship?Leveraging sometimes brings a negative... Read More

1-2-3 Steps To A Successful Joint Venture

A successful joint venture marketing effort is the goal of... Read More