A virtual cup of coffee with DDIFO Executive Director Ed Shanahan

June 14th, 2013 – Franchisee/Franchisor Roles, Criminal Background Checks, Charity Events, Market Conditions

New Delaware Law Clarifies Franchisee/Franchisor Roles – Earlier this week,Delaware Governor Jake Markell signed into law, HB55, legislation that establishes that the franchisee and franchisor relationship is actually one where the franchisee is considered an independent contractor!  The proposal passed both branches of the Delaware legislature unanimously and is similar to a bill that was passed into law in Georgia last…

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Dunkin Donuts Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program

Dunkin’ Donuts Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program: 25 high schools seniors awarded $1,000 scholarships The DDIFO honors the individual Dunkin’ Donuts owners in the Greater Philadelphia region who made these scholarships possible. Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners in the Philadelphia area awarded 25 scholarships of $1,000 each to promising local college-bound students. High school seniors living in…

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For franchisees, a new lender steps up to bat

CNN Money.com reports that a new player is charging into the arid landscape of banks willing to lend to franchise operators. Bancorp Bank, based in Wilmington, Del., said this week that it will launch a new program specifically targeting startup and expanding franchises.

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