Not all XFINITY business owners have the luxury of owning their own business with the freedom of working when they want to, without having to be tied down by an employer. It is not uncommon for business owners who work in XFINITY service provider positions to also own their own small businesses and provide their own personnel services or to operate their own business, working as a small business owner.
There are several reasons why an XFINITY business owner may choose to operate his or her own business, including having more control over the financial aspects of his or her business. Many times, owners of XFINITY business have personal reasons for deciding to operate their own business, such as raising children, who are ready to take on the responsibilities of an independent adult, or by simply wanting to pursue more flexibility in their lives.
All XFINITY business owners should be aware of the rules and regulations for operating their business. In general, the franchise agreement between the franchisees and the network operator provides specific rules and regulations for the franchisee to follow.
Franchisees are required to follow the terms and conditions outlined in the franchise agreement and these requirements vary according to the agreement. These obligations also vary from state to state.
Rules and regulations govern the conduct of franchisees, including the treatment of customers and third parties and policies regarding communication with the public. Rules and regulations also apply to the company and its affiliates. While some rules and regulations will require the written consent of the franchisor, most are considered by the franchisor to be non-negotiable.
Rule provisions of the franchise agreement include provisions relating to the duty of loyalty, relationship obligations, stock ownership and separation obligations, franchise cancellation, franchise law remedies, the filing of certain reports, customer and supplier complaints, advertising, product offerings, handling of business profits, the protection of confidential information, and financing requirements. It should be noted that the franchisor may offer its franchises for sale at a discount, but it can also choose to refuse to sell its franchises or to enter into franchise related transactions with a potential franchisee.
The rules and regulations that apply to XFINITY business are found in the franchise agreement. The franchisee must comply with all laws governing his or her business. In addition, the franchisor will have an enforcement mechanism to monitor compliance with these laws.
Generally, the franchisor will not enforce statutes that are not directly related to its franchise agreements. Franchisees should also be aware that, as a matter of law, the franchisee is not required to pay tax on any income earned by the franchise. However, franchisees are not exempt from reporting income on their individual income tax returns.
However, if strict rules and regulations are enacted, the franchisee is not required to be governed by these strict rules. Finally, the franchisor will have the right to terminate the franchise agreement if a breach occurs or if the franchisee fails to satisfy a condition set forth in the franchise agreement.
Franchisees should carefully read the agreement to find out what the consequences of not following the rules and regulations are for the business. For example, some rules may prohibit the use of unauthorized third party software, software that circumvents the system, or other unauthorized means of accessing the XFINITY network.
While the rule provisions are typically confined to the franchisee’s domain, the rule provisions may be used by the franchisor to monitor the business. The rules and regulations can prevent the business from using unauthorized third party software that circumvents the system. In addition, the rules and regulations can prohibit the franchisee from offering products or services that do not conform to the service provider guidelines.
Finally, it is important for the franchisor to understand that, because of its exclusive rights, the franchisor will not be held liable for breach of contract with the franchisee. As a result, the franchisor has the right to discipline the franchisee, including termination, even if the franchisee is already obligated to abide by the terms of the agreement.