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Form a Franchisee Association through the AAFD

Posted by on Oct 19, 2011

AAFD can help build a chapter for your franchise system and can provide management and support services for internal chapters, as well as Independent Franchisee Associations.  The...

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Visit Our Service Directories Center

Posted by on Aug 11, 2011

Member purchasing power is a fundamental focus of membership. The AAFD is continuously negotiating quality programs and discounts to increase the value of your membership. Visit...

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Buying a Franchise Business

Buying a Franchise

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011

Thinking about buying a franchise? Read our resources, designed to help you investigate franchising & franchise opportunities that’s right for...

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Posted by on Sep 15, 2010

Join the AFFD today, and get access to a broad range of member services designed to help franchisees build market power, create legislative support of interest to franchisees,...

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Start A Franchisee Association as a Chapter of the AAFD

There’s Power In Numbers Being part of an active independent franchisee association is a powerful way to improve the way your franchisor treats you. Franchisee associations, especially when seeking a positive and collaborative franchise relationship, can effectively level the playing field in a franchise system by joining franchisee voices in common cause....

Before You Start An Independent Business, Is A Franchise Available?

Before You Start An Independent Business, Is A Franchise Available?

Jul 14, 2014

Is it finally time to chuck the cubicle, endless conference calls, and 9 – 5? Are you ready to start your own business? Running a business can be an incredibly empowering experience, especially if you perform a service or provide a product that speaks to a true passion. Starting your own business also comes with plenty of risks, as you know. As a small business...

What Does A Collaborative Franchise Relationship Look Like?

What Does A Collaborative Franchise Relationship Look Like?

Jul 7, 2014

In my previous blog post, I talked about how franchisors are eager to advertise themselves as benevolent mentors to prospective franchisees. Their marketing materials often paint a picture wherein franchisors will work hand-in-hand with each franchisee toward mutual success. Unfortunately, over the past decades franchise agreements have become more and more...

California Fair Franchising Legislation SB 610 Advances. Key Committee Approves Sending the Bill to Full Vote in the CA Assembly

DATELINE: June 24, 2014, Sacramento CA. AAFD sponsored fair franchising legislation, California Senate Bill SB610, has been approved by the CA Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection and is now advancing to a vote before the full California Assembly. The Bill passed the California Senate last year. SB610, introduced by Senator...

California Fair Franchising Legislation SB-610 “In Play” AAFD’s Robert Purvin to Testify Before California Assembly Business and Professions Committee on June 24, 2014

Sacramento – June 23, 2014 — California Senate Bill SB-610, a piece of fair franchising legislation sponsored by the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD), goes before the California Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection on Tuesday morning, June 24, 2014. AAFD Chairman Robert Purvin has been asked to testify...