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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 Entrepreneur.com, 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,...

Why every Franchisee should support the AAFD and its Affiliated Chapters?

Why every Franchisee should support the AAFD and its Affiliated Chapters?

Jan 13, 2014

It’s simple – The AAFD is Your Center for Total Quality Franchising. This is a concept that extends far beyond improving your relationship with your franchisor, or fixing your contract. The AAFD is dedicated to making your business work better, and to help you increase your profits and your quality of life. We will only complete the journey with your continued...

Total Quality Franchising! A Better Path to Superior Franchise Relationships

There has been much discussion and chatter in recent months about a spate of franchise fairness legislation being considered in several state legislatures.  In  a recent blog article, “Showdown in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,” http://www.bluemaumau.org/showdown_harrisburg franchise attorney Ted Pearce questioned the sagacity of proposed legislation.  In doing so,...

Can Franchisee Associations Serve as a Substitute for Franchisee Protection Laws?

Can Franchisee Associations Serve as a Substitute for Franchisee Protection Laws?

Dec 11, 2013

Law Professors Robert W. Emerson and Uri Benoliel have recently published a compelling article in the Penn State Law Review, “Can Franchisee Associations Serve as a Substitute for Franchisee Protection Laws?.”  The article identifies the need to protect franchisees from franchisor ‘opportunism,’, which the AAFD describes as ‘franchisee abuse.’ While the premise...

New Franchise Legislation: Point/Counterpoint

AAFD CEO Robert Purvin was a guest panelist on CRE Radio’s recent program “New Franchise Legislation: Point/Counterpoint” , Friday December 6th, along with franchise attorney, Erik Wulff, a partner at DLA Piper,  as they discuss differing views on these efforts to increase franchisee rights: “In the ’90s, we witnessed efforts by franchisee rights...

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