Posts by Nate Riordan

Insights On the SBA Disaster Loan Application Process

Insights On the SBA Disaster Loan Application Process | Franchise and Business Law Attorney Nate Riordan

One of the professionals in our network reached out to a great SBA loan originator and got some on the ground insight into the SBA disaster loans. It’s not surprising that things aren’t going smoothly as they ramp up a new program with huge demand and lots of questions. Here are some takeaways: Disaster relief…

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COVID-19: What Are The Current and Potential Economic Costs?

coronavirus economic costs COVID-19 | What Are The Current and Potential Economic Costs? | Nate Riordan Seattle Franchise Attorney | West Coast Franchise Law

Each day that the coronavirus pandemic continues we receive more news of its devastating economic impacts not just in the U.S. but around the globe. Stock markets plunge, businesses close, and ordinary people are losing their jobs temporarily or permanently. The ramifications of the coronavirus will be felt long after the virus has been stopped—months…

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Is Your Franchise Business Closed Due to the Coronavirus?

Coronavirus Closings: Is Your Franchises Business Closed Due to the Coronavirus? | Franchise Attorney Nate Riordan

If you have a franchise business that is closed and cannot operate remotely due to the coronavirus closings (COVID-19), we have no doubt that this is extraordinarily stressful and that it is very much uncertain whether you can emerge from this with an intact business. We are happy to get on the phone with you…

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Yum! Brands Acquires Habit Burger

Yum! Brands Acquires Habit Burger | Nate Riordan | Franchise Attorney

Yum! Brands, the parent company of KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut is acquiring the niche restaurant, Habit Burger for $375 million. The acquisition is poised to take Habit Burger to new heights, far beyond their 300 locations in the United States (company-owned) and China (franchises). Already the largest restaurant company on the planet, Yum!…

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What You Need To Know About Opening A Ghost Kitchen

Burgers Sign: What You Need To Know About Opening A Ghost Kitchen | Nate Riordan | Franchise Attorney

Ghost kitchens are fast becoming the new frontier for restaurants wanting to expand their market share. Low costs for real estate and staffing are attractive features of a ghost kitchen but so too is the “delivery only” business model. As food delivery apps become more popular with diners, brick-and-mortar restaurants can find it difficult to…

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How To Read A Franchise Disclosure Document

How To Read A Franchise Disclosure Document | Nate Riordan | Franchise Attorney

When considering the purchase of a franchise business, the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) is one of the key documents you should review before making a decision. FDDs contain essential information about the franchise business that will give clues about whether it is a good (or bad) investment. But you need to know what to look…

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Will That Franchise Marketing Program Deliver Results?

Will That Franchise Marketing Program Deliver Results? | Nate Riordan | Franchising Attorney

Centralized marketing programs are powerful tools for franchisees. Not only do they provide a streamlined way to market, they make it easy for franchisees to reach a wide audience at a reasonable cost. But if you want to get the most out of a franchise’s marketing program, you must make sure that they have a…

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Strong Business Infrastructures Create Profitable Franchises

Building Blocks: Strong Business Infrastructures Create Profitable Franchises | Nate Riordan | Franchise Attorney

Franchisors trying to expand and allow their franchisees more opportunity for growth and increased market share must have a solid infrastructure in place. A strong infrastructure will provide franchisees with the tools needed to effectively execute the business model and present a consistent brand image for consumers at every stage of interaction. Let’s take a…

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How To Build Business Relationships For Your Franchise

Handshake: How To Build Business Relationships For Your Franchise | Nate Riordan | Franchise Lawyer

When most franchisees think about running a successful business, they think of controlling expenses, increasing revenue, and maximizing profits. But there’s another side to running a successful business—building important business relationships. If you want to have a long-term, sustainable and financially successful business, you must nurture your most important relationships. Business Relationship Types Customers. Your customers…

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