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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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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

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....

ServiceMaster® Franchisees Form AAFD Chapter

ServiceMaster Franchisee Owners’ Association To Provide Unified Voice SAN DIEGO, APRIL 2014 – In an effort to provide franchisees with a proactive voice, ServiceMaster® franchisees have formed a franchisee owners association as a chapter of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD). The association, known as the ServiceMaster Franchisee Owners’...

The “absolute discretion” trap

Sometimes one or two words in a franchise agreement can be the difference between financial life and financial death for a franchisee. As an attorney who routinely represents franchisees, I sometimes see franchise agreements that say that the franchisor’s consent “will not be unreasonably withheld” or that the franchisor will exercise its discretion...

Good Franchise Support — What to Look For

Since the inception of the AAFD in 1992, by far the most frequent complaints we receive are that franchisors have failed to deliver promised ‘support.’ When choosing a franchise, there are many factors to consider, like what your interests, experience, and goals are. But there are some factors every good franchise should have, and high on this list is a...

Pros and Cons of Buying a Franchise from a Franchisee

When buying a franchise there are many options. One option to consider is whether to buy and develop a new franchise, or to buy an established franchise from a franchisee. According to, 10 to 15 percent of franchise sales may actually be buyouts of previously owned franchises. Even so, there are benefits and detriments to such a transaction,...