Gadsden Times Op-ed: Alabama should protect its small business franchises | U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Gadsden Times Op-ed: Alabama should protect its small business franchises

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 5:00pm
By William J. Canary & Glenn Spencer
 
The relationship between franchisee and franchisor is a special one in the world of business. It has enabled tens of thousands of entrepreneurs to own and operate a business, provide consumers with a highly desired good or service, and support communities by creating jobs.
 
​Take for example, the Alabama company, LINE-X, which was ranked No. 218 among the top 500 franchises for 2017 by Entrepreneur Magazine and last month was named the 2017 Medium Manufacturer of the Year by the Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network. Today, LINE-X has more than 600 franchised locations in more than 60 countries and has a reputation as one of the most veteran-friendly franchise businesses in the United States... Read more...