Caterer Warns about Leases: ‘Know Your Rights’

Caterer Warns about Leases: ‘Know Your Rights’

A Virginia small business woman, Janel Anderson, learned the hard way that she didn’t have the rights she thought she had when she leased commercial space for her catering business. She wants to warn others to “Know your rights.”

The problem began when the roof at Anderson’s business started to leak. She says it soon began leaking like a sieve.

“Leaks were everywhere. We didn’t have enough trash cans and buckets to stop the leaks from happening,” said Anderson.

…Anderson says according to her lease, the landlord, Shaanta Inc. was responsible. But there was no remedy in the lease for her if the company didn’t make the repairs.

…Anderson thought she could pay her rent in escrow. But that’s only applicable in residential leases. —Shelby Brown & Web Staff, CBS 6, Chesterfield County, Virginia

This misconception about paying rent in escrow led to a major escalation of Anderson’s problems.

Photo, not of Anderson’s former location, by Timo Kuusela

 

 

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Sat, 05/04/2019 – 12:12

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Hotels and Airbnb Encroach on Each Other’s Turf

Hotels and Airbnb Encroach on Each Other’s Turf

With moves taken by Marriott International and Airbnb, accommodations offered by hotels and private owner services are getting less clear-cut. Both are in what appears to be quite possibly the beginning stages of offering types of lodging hitherto thought of as uncharacteristic of them.

That means the lines between hotels and “home stays” are blurring, says Lorraine Sileo, senior vice president of research for Phocuswright, which tracks the travel industry.

“You really do need to think of it as ‘lodging,’ because that is where this convergence is happening, and I don’t think we’re going to have these definitions a few years from now,” she says.

This week, Marriott and Airbnb made moves that illustrate that convergence. Marriott expanded its luxury home rental business to over 100 markets, and Airbnb said it would partner with RXR Realty to develop 10 floors of Rockefeller Center into a boutique hotel-like service. —Yuki Noguchi, National Public Radio

Photo of Homes & Villas by Marriott International courtesy of Marriott International

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231 Jeb Blount: OBJECTIONS How to become rejection proof

Jeb Blount is a sales acceleration specialist and the author of ten books including Fanatical Prospecting, Sales EQ, People Buy You, People Follow You, and Objections. He is among the world’s most respected thought leaders on prospecting, sales, leadership, and customer experience. Through his global training organization, Sales Gravy, Jeb advises a who’s who of the world’s leading organizations and their executives on the impact of emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills on customer-facing activities.

What you’ll learn

  • Why people fear facing rejection
  • 7 disruptive emotions which impede our ability to get past No
  • 3 ways to become rejection proof
  • What does staying fit have to do with being rejection proof

Episode Timeline

  • 00:45  Thank you to our Intensive podcast partner ABC Financial
  • 00:55  What’s coming up in this Intensive Show on Sales Objections?
  • 01:15  Introducing Jeb Blount
  • 03:55  Thank you to our Intensive podcast partner ABC Financial
  • 04:23  Why people fear facing rejection
  • 09:23  7 disruptive emotions which impede our ability to get past “No”
  • 14:57  3 ways to become Rejection proof
  • 20:08   What does Staying Fit have to do with being rejection proof?
  • 24:25  YES has a number!
  • 27:53  Go to Sales Gravy to find out more or connect with Jeb
  • 28:10  Interview with Kelly Card from ABC Financial
  • 32:34  Check out the full library of intensive shows here

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Resources our experts shared in the show

Jeb Blount Website and to purchase his books.

Objections: The Ultimate Guide for Mastering The Art and Science of Getting Past No 

Previous episodes with Jeb Blount

https://fitnessbusinesspodcast.com/jeb-blount-part-1-the-5-most-important-questions-in-sales/

https://fitnessbusinesspodcast.com/jeb-blount-part-2-top-tips-on-selling-fitness/

https://fitnessbusinesspodcast.com/sales-eq-jeb-blount-how-to-become-an-ultra-high-performer-in-your-fitness-business/

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State Senator Calls for Fairness to Alabama Franchisees

State Senator Calls for Fairness to Alabama Franchisees

When he was a franchise owner, Alabama state senator Chris Elliott (R) experienced first-hand the lop-sided relationship that is all too common between franchisors and franchisees. Now a senator, he wants to do something about it.

He writes:

Unfortunately, it turned out that my franchisor was not interested in the long-term success of my business. They were interested in corporate profits, regardless of how it impacted the small business owners who operated their franchises.

I wanted to believe that this inequity was limited to my particular franchisor, but, sadly, it is not. —Yellow Hammer News

Senator Elliott has introduced the Protect Alabama Small Businesses Act in the Alabama legislature, which is co-sponsored by Representative Connie Rowe of Jasper.

The senator stresses:

Most importantly, the bill protects the right to sue in Alabama courts. Often, franchisors construct contracts that only allow for disputes to be settled in courts in New York City or Los Angles, where court costs and attorney’s fees are prohibitively expensive for small business owners in Alabama. If you’re 25 years old and working 80 hours a week to make your first Taco Bell franchisee profitable, you don’t have the time or money to battle Big Law hired-guns in a lower Manhattan courtroom, if a contract dispute arises. —Yellow Hammer News

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