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

July 14th, 2014

by: Jessica Bennett

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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 owner, you will need to develop a workable operating system that will be able to grow with your business. You’ll also need to handle all... Read More »

What Does A Collaborative Franchise Relationship Look Like?

July 7th, 2014

by: Jessica Bennett

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 pa... Read More »

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

June 25th, 2014

by: AAFD

DATELINE: June 24, 2014, Sacramento CA. AAFD sponsored fair franchising legislation, California Senate Bill SB610, has been approved by the CA Assembly Committee on Busines... Read More »

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

June 23rd, 2014

by: AAFD

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), g... Read More »

A Home-Based Franchise Is Still A Business

May 12th, 2014

by: Jessica Bennett

Home based franchises are extremely appealing for a variety of reasons. They often allow for a flexible schedule, offer you the comfort of your own home as your office, and ty... Read More »

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Five Tips For Women Looking For A Franchise

May 19th, 2014

by: Jessica Bennett

Not every woman wants to “Lean In” and climb the corporate ladder (with all the long nights and drai... Read More »

Choosing A Franchise Is One Of The Biggest Decisions Of Your Life –AAFD Associate Membership Can Help You Choose The Right One

October 14th, 2013

by: AAFD

Buying a franchise is not a small decision. It will cost you a substantial amount of effort and mone... Read More »

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The “absolute discretion” trap

April 14th, 2014

by: M. Blen Gee Jr.

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 represen... Read More »

Franchisees and the Challenge of Social Networking

December 2nd, 2013

by: AAFD

Social media marketing is almost a requirement for businesses nowadays. More and more businesses are discovering that social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest c... Read More »

No Penalties For Not Telling Workers About Healthcare Exchanges

November 12th, 2013

by: AAFD

On October 1st, despite a government shutdown and the looming threat of the United States government defaulting on its debts, many provisions of the Affordable Care Act (popul... Read More »

Have You Turned In Your 2012 Census Form?

August 26th, 2013

by: Jessica Bennett

All businesses rely on the U.S. government in some form or another, including franchises. The more accurate data the government has, the better decisions and allocations it ca... Read More »

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W. Michael Garner

March 26th, 2014

W. Michael Garner has practiced franchise and distribution law for over thirty years and is regarded as one of the nation's premier trial lawyers and legal writers in ... Read More »

Lewitt Hackman

March 26th, 2014

Lewitt, Hackman, Shapiro, Marshall & Harlan is a full-service Los Angeles law firm for businesses and individuals. Los Angeles based Lewitt Hackman provides f... Read More »

Franchise Legal Support

March 10th, 2014

Franchise Legal Support is dedicated to providing comprehensive services for franchisees throughout California and the nation. We can help you through the process of buy... Read More »

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AAFD Members – Post Your FREE Ad Today

February 10th, 2014

The AAFD is proud to announce that the AAFD Marketplace is now in beta testing and accepting ads. The marketplace is a new classified listing service that will allow all Memb... Read More »

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