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Form a Franchisee Association through the AAFD

Posted by on Oct 19, 2011

Build a chapter for your franchise system and provide management and support services for internal chapters, as well as Independent Franchisee Associations.  The AAFD has formed exclusive trademark chapters for more than 60 franchise systems.

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Posted by on Aug 11, 2011

We continuously negotiate quality programs and discounts to increase the value of your membership. Visit our Branded Programs and our exclusive Referral Networks often, as we are constantly enhancing member benefits.

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Buying a Franchise Business

Buying a Franchise?

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011

A major investment and Buying a franchise is often seen as a way to reduce risks, associating an established brand and tested operating system… BUT Buyer Beware! Read our resources, to find everything you need to know before Buying a Franchise.

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Posted by on Sep 15, 2010

Join as an Associate, a Franchise Chapter Member, or Affiliate, and gain immediate access to an exclusive website area designed to help you build market power, provide legal and financial support to you or current franchisee and many more member benefits.

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Start A Franchisee Association as a Chapter of the AAFD

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.

Launching your franchisee association as a chapter of The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) is the most efficient and cost effective way to quickly and easily form your franchisee association. With the expert organizational guidance and resources of the AAFD, you can bring your fellow franchisees together to strengthen your voice and make sure your franchisor is listening.

AAFD Member Benefit Spotlight: Free Subscription to Franchise Times Magazine

AAFD Member Benefit Spotlight: Free Subscription to Franchise Times Magazine

Sep 29, 2015

Every AAFD Franchisee membership includes a subscription to Franchise Times Magazine. This publication is dedicated to reporting news, opinion, and business spotlights within the franchise industry. Within any given issue, you can learn about important legal rulings related to franchising, read about changing trends in the industry, and discover which hot new franchises are hitting the market.

Why You Want to Hire Great Employees for Your Franchise

Why You Want to Hire Great Employees for Your Franchise

Aug 3, 2015

Okay, this seems obvious. Of course we all want to hire great employees for our franchise. Who wants to hire average or sub-par employees? Your employees are the face of your company. They have the power to delight your customers and turn them into lifelong evangelists for your business or give customers such a bad experience that they take to social media and review sites and seriously harm your reputation. Additionally, bad employees are expensive! According to, the cost of losing a frontline employee ranges from 30% to 150% of that person’s annual earnings.