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Franchise generally means a right or privilege. It may refer to: Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ...

  • Suffrage, the civil right to vote
  • A franchise (i.e., a franchise outlet) operated under the business method of franchising: the licensing of trademarks and methods of doing business.
    • Chain store, retail outlets which share a brand and central management
  • An exclusive right
  • A government-granted monopoly, e.g. a "cable franchise"
  • Media franchise, ownership of the characters and setting of a film, video game, book, etc., particularly in North American usage
  • Franchise (Asimov), a 1989 novel (and a story in the anthology Nine Tomorrows) by Isaac Asimov
  • A virtue of chivalry denoting freedom of words, thoughts and acting in accord with one's nature.

In sport: Franchising (from the French for honesty or freedom[1]) is a method of doing business wherein a franchisor licenses trademarks and tried and proven methods of doing business to a franchisee in exchange for a recurring payment, and usually a percentage piece of gross sales or gross profits as well... Chain stores are a range of retail outlets which share a brand and central management, usually with standardised business methods and practices. ... In law, an exclusive right is the power or right to perform an action in relation to an object or other thing which others cannnot perform. ... In economics, a government-granted monopoly (also called a de jure monopoly) is a form of coercive monopoly in a government grants exclusive privilege to a private individual or firm to be the sole provider of a good or service; potential competitors are excluded from the market by law, regulation... A media franchise is an intellectual property involving the characters, setting, and trademarks of an original work of media (usually a work of fiction), such as a film, a work of literature, a television program, or a video game. ... Franchise is a science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov. ... Bors Dilemma - he chooses to save a maiden rather than his brother Lionel Chivalry[1] is a term related to the medieval institution of knighthood. ...

  • A professional sports team, a usage originating and prevalent in North America, usually operated under the American-style of a professional sports league organization
  • A key or star player in many American sports; such a player may be referred to as a "franchise player", or may licence use of his name or image on franchised goods.
  • In insurance, a franchise deductible is a deductible applied only to losses that do not exceed a certain amount. Once the loss exceeds this amount (the franchise deductible amount), the insurer pays from the first dollar.
  • Shane Douglas, a professional wrestler known as "The Franchise"
  • Relocation of professional sports teams, in UK usage

In music: Professional sports leagues are organized in numerous ways. ... Troy Shane Martin (born November 21, 1964) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name, Shane Douglas. ... Relocation of professional sports teams, is a common practice in North America but not at all common in Europe. ...

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With over 30 years experience as franchise consultants in major franchising operations, we will provide expert and professional assistance in developing your franchise system.
A franchising consultant is available to answer all of your questions about business expansion and the various alternative systems.
Franchising is often the best method to expand your market, sales and profits.
Regulation Overview (Franchise) (677 words)
Franchisees often place their life savings, time, and energy into the franchise and, as a result, the loss of a franchise investment may be even more catastrophic than the loss of a securities investment.
The booming popularity and growth of franchising, the profits which inured to franchisors, and oft-repeated stories of franchisees who "struck it rich" through franchising were accompanied by the abuse of that system by a few fly-by-night, unethical and, often, criminal operators.
The state franchise laws require that an offering circular proposed for use must not only be prepared according to NASAA Guidelines, but must first be submitted to, scrutinized, and permitted or disallowed by the respective state.
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