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California Governor Vetoes Fair Franchising Legislation SB610

It is with disappointment and frustration that I report that California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, has vetoed legislation that would have protected franchisee equity and guaranteed the right of franchise owners to be treated with good faith by their franchisors. Governor Brown disappointed and turned his back on thousands of franchised businesses with his veto of...

Join AAFD in Urging CA Governor Brown to Approve SB610 Fair Franchising Bill

To All California Franchisees: Download the petition urging Governor Brown to approve CA Senate Bill 610 – a bill to protect franchisee equity in your franchised business. SB610 Petition Download  CA Senate Bill SB610, which is sponsored by the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers has now passed the state legislative branch is now on Governor...

The AAFD’s Robert Purvin To Appear On The Willis Report On The Fox Business Network

AAFD Chairman Robert Purvin, author of The Franchise Fraud, will be interviewed on The Willis Report on the Fox Business Network (Tuesday), August 26th, which will be presented live between 5 and 6 PM Eastern Time (2-3 PM Pacific), in connection with a story that broke today in the Wall Street Journal by Sarah Needleman titled, “Is Buying a Franchise Riskier...

SB610 passes Assembly

This is a small but very important victory for franchisees everywhere. Notwithstanding a major opposition from the International Franchise Association, franchisee interests I have received a major boost from the California Assembly. Now back to the Senate to approve the amended bill, and onto the governor’s...

Do You Really Need A Franchise?

Do You Really Need A Franchise?

Aug 7, 2014

Starting a business requires a lot of gumption. Entrepreneurs often quit stable jobs, invest their savings, or max out credit cards to get a business started, and endure months or even years of furious work without much return. A franchise, in contrast, can seem like a safer bet. In return for a franchise fee and ongoing royalties, a franchisee expects six very...

Calling California Franchisees: Fair Franchising Legislation SB-610 Capitol Visits, Tuesday August 5

From Keith Miller, Chairman of the Coalition of Franchise Associations (CFA) And endorsed by AAFD Chairman, Robert Purvin Dear California Franchisee or Franchisee Leader, As I told you a few days ago, we are planning visits at the Capitol to support Senate Bill 610 on Tuesday, August 5th. We will meet by 9:00AM at the offices of Pane and Pane. The address is:...

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