New Federal Reporting Requirements

From time to time DDIFO is pleased to present Guest Commentary from valued contributors. Guest commentaries feature the views and opinions of the contributor and are not necessarily the opinions of DDIFO and it’s Board of Directors. The following is an article written and submitted by Cindy Capobianco, CPA 60 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI, 02886-0182. Phone: (401)822-199 DDIFO Members Read More

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Saving Money & Recovering Costs: Strategies for Franchise Owners

For five years, Michael Lefkowitz owned and operated four Dunkin’ Donuts stores in Miami-Dade County. Before selling his stores in August of this year, he established ECS Business Services (ECS), a cost reduction and cost recovery consultancy. As ECS President, Lefkowitz is dedicated to helping franchise owners and other clients save money and recover costs related to fixed expenses. DDIFO Members Only

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Is a Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Really Only a 20-Year “Rent a Business?”

From time to time DDIFO is pleased to present Guest Commentary from valued contributors. Guest commentaries feature the views and opinions of the contributor and are not necessarily the opinions of DDIFO and it’s Board of Directors. The following is an article written and submitted by Keith J. Kanouse, Esq. titled: Is a Dunkin Donuts Franchise Really Only a 20-Year “Rent a Business?” Kanouse & Walker, P.A., One Boca Place, Suite 324, Boca Raton, FL 33431, (561) 451-8090 Email: keith@kanouse.com website: www.kanouse.com

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Freedom is Not Free!

From time time DDIFO is pleased to present Guest Commentary from valued contributors. Guest commentaries feature the views and opinions of the contributor and are not neccessarily the opinons of DDIFO and it’s Board of Directors. The following is an article written and submitted by Richard Solomon titled Freedom is Not Free! Attorney Richard Solomon, 11502 Overbrook, Houston, TX 77077, 281-584-0519

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Riding the Circuit Courts

Riding the Circuits is a new column at ddifo.mynewsitepreview.com that summarizes recent court cases and their relevance to Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners. The following summaries were prepared by Attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein, of Goldstein Counselors at Law, Leesburg, VA. DDIFO members read more….

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An Analysis of Recent Franchise Non-Compete Decisions

From time time DDIFO is pleased to present Guest Commentary from valued contributors. The following is an Analysis of Recent Franchise Non-Compete Decisions written and submitted by Eric Karp and David J. Meretta of Witmer, Karp, Warner & Ryan LLP 22 Batterymarch Street, Boston, MA 02109 Tel: 617-423-7250

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It’s Your Money – Keep It!

From time time DDIFO is pleased to present Guest Commentary from valued contributors. The following is an article about Fraud Detection written and submitted by Steven Schottenfeld of TraceTech Solutions , 7 Josephine Street, Canton, MA 02021, 339-237-1696, tts@tracetechsolutions.com

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2009 Top Ten List of Federal (FLSA) Wage and Hour Violations

From time time DDIFO is pleased to present Guest Commentary from valued contributors. The following is an article written and submitted by Attorney Jim Reidy, Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA, 1000 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire 03105, 603-627-8217, jreidy@sheehan.com. Each year we review the Top Ten FLSA (federal) wage and hour violations. The stakes for noncompliance with these wage laws are higher than ever before, so with each outline we have provided some guidance on how to avoid being on these DOL “naughty” lists.

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Fighting for Control of Occupany Costs

Rent Concessions May Benefit Both Tenant and Landlord. While not a new discipline within well-structured lease administration departments, the function of lease renewal negotiation has taken on a life of its own in today’s economic climate for both tenant and landlord positions. One leading lease administration director said that he has extended the renewal negotiation calendar from its customary 18-month period to include stores with renewal dates four years out.

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