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California Bar Proposes Regulatory Amendments Regarding Negotiated Franchise Agreements.

Posted by on Apr 12, 2013 in Member Alerts, Press Releases, The Franchisee Voice | 0 comments

The AAFD Has Endorsed the State Bar’s Recommendations. April, 2013. The California State Bar, on the recommendation of the Franchise Law Subcommittee, has recommended that the California Department of Corporations amend its regulations to make it easier for franchisors to negotiate the terms of franchise agreements in California. Unlike the Federal Trade Commission Rule and all other states that regulate the sale of franchises, California has long required franchisors to disclose information about contract terms they may have negotiated with...

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AAFD Co-Sponsors Proposed California Fair Franchising Legislation.

Posted by on Apr 12, 2013 in Member Alerts, Press Releases, The Franchisee Voice | 0 comments

 AAFD’s Robert Purvin to Testify Before the California Senate Judiciary Committee on April 16. The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) has signed on as a co-sponsor of California Senate Bill SB610, fair franchising legislation pending in the California legislature.  AAFD Chairman, Robert Purvin, has been asked to testify in support of the bill at upcoming Senate Judiciary Committee hearings scheduled for Tuesday, April 16. SB610, introduced by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Dist 19), would create an affirmative duty of good...

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AAFD Endorses Fair Franchising Legislation Introduced In California

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in Press Releases, The Franchisee Voice | 0 comments

The AAFD Joins Coalition of Franchisee Associations in Support of California Senate Bill 610 and Assembly Bill 1141. SAN DIEGO, APRIL 2013 – The American Association of Franchisees & Dealers (AAFD), a non-profit trade association that represents the interests of franchisees and independent dealers, announced today its support for two pieces of franchising fairness legislation recently introduced in the California State Senate and State Assembly. Assembly Bill 1141, introduced by Assemblyman Brian Dahle (R-Dist. 1), defines several common...

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The AAFD Partners with ADP to Provide a New Discount Payroll Service for Members

Posted by on Feb 22, 2013 in Press Releases, Suppliers Corner | 0 comments

The American Association of Franchisees & Dealers Announces Platinum PayrollSM Powered By ADP. SAN DIEGO, FEB 2013 – The American Association of Franchisees & Dealers (AAFD), a non-profit trade association that represents the interests of franchisees and independent dealers, announced today a partnership with human resource powerhouse ADP® to provide AAFD members with significantly reduced costs for ADP payroll services. The AAFD Platinum PayrollSM service, provided by ADP, will offer all existing AAFD members three different payroll...

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AAFD Fair Franchising Standards Now Available Worldwide in Print and Digital Formats

Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 in Press Releases, The Franchisee Voice | 0 comments

SAN DIEGO, CA (December 5, 2012) – The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) is pleased to announce that the AAFD Fair Franchising Standards are now available in both print and digital formats worldwide.  This important work, developed over the past 15 years by a broad committee of leaders within the franchise community, offers a blueprint to fair and balanced franchise agreements and relationships. The standards provide franchise owners and prospective franchise buyers with objective criteria by which to judge a franchise...

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AAFD Fair Franchising Standards Published on Kindle Marketplace

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 in Press Releases | 0 comments

SAN DIEGO, CA (July 30, 2012) – The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) is pleased to announce that the AAFD Fair Franchising Standards is now available for the Amazon Kindle. This important work is a blueprint to fair and balanced franchise agreements and relationships. Now, franchise buyers have objective criteria by which to judge a franchise opportunity. Consistent with the AAFD’s marketplace solutions to the problems facing the franchising community, the AAFD Fair Franchising Standards serves as the basis for...

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Duplication by the book. The AAFD Endorses The Franchise Buyers Manual

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in Press Releases, Suppliers Corner | 0 comments

Stony Brook, NY March 21, 2012 – FranchiseKnowHow has announced that The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) has endorsed The Franchise Buyers Manual. Written by Ed Teixeira, the book is for people considering purchasing a franchise. Individuals can use the manual to learn the pros and cons of franchising and how to find and evaluate the best franchise that matches their franchisee profile. Available on franchiseknowhow.com and Kindle it includes a disk with a sample Franchise Disclosure Document, guest articles and several...

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AAFD Launches Social Media Networks to Interact and Communicate with Franchisees and Dealers

Posted by on Feb 7, 2012 in Press Releases | 0 comments

SAN DIEGO, CA, February xx,2012 – The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) has launched new social media outlets to connect with its community of franchisees and dealers who share similar interests. The launch of these new social networks reflects the organization’s continuing commitment to increase franchisee communication, promoting Total Quality Franchising practices and supporting effective franchisee associations. The AAFD has a franchisee channel on YouTube , active Facebook and Google+ pages, LinkedIn Company page and...

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AAFD names VoxOx In Business “Branded Partner”— association’s highest level of endorsement

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012 in Press Releases, Suppliers Corner | 0 comments

SAN DIEGO – January 31, 2012 – American Association of Franchisees & Dealers (AAFD) and Telcentris® Inc., a leader in cloud communications and the creator of VoxOx® and VoxOx In Business™, today announced that the AAFD has named VoxOx In Business a “Branded Partner” – the association’s highest level of endorsement. VoxOx In Business, the company’s business VoIP division, is also offering AAFD members an exclusive discount on its small office phone services package, Startup Bundle. The company has been a loyal sponsor of AAFD during the...

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American Association of Franchisees and Dealers Launches New Website and Video

Posted by on Jan 5, 2012 in Press Releases | 0 comments

Everything a franchisee or dealer will need at their finger tips. SAN DIEGO, CA, January 4, 2012 – To mark the start of its 20th Anniversary Year, The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) is pleased to announce the launch of their new member website, AAFD.org,  and the publication of a powerful new 3.5 minute viral video promoting the Association’s mission.  The website redesign and video both reflect the organization’s continuing commitment to protecting franchisee interests, promoting Total Quality Franchising practices...

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