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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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Visit Our Service Directories Center

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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Recent Posts

FranPINIONS: Batteries Plus, Franchisor Actions Speak Louder Than Words.

Prospective franchisee warning. Learn how franchisors act, not just what they say. My warning today is on Batteries Plus, LLC and their actions towards their franchisees as this pandemic continues.

New AAFD.org Website Coming Soon!

We are excited to announce the roll out of Phase 1 of the AAFD’s new and improved website, scheduled to go live by the end of September 2020.   

Is the FTC Listening to Franchisees? At Least One Commissioner Is

Over the years, many franchisees, franchisee advocates, and franchisee lawyers have wondered if the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is really doing anything to regulate franchising. While the International Franchise Association states there are 733,000 franchised outlets in the United States, the FTC assigns less than one person to the task of overseeing franchising.

AAFD Franchisee Leadership Council Moving Forward

The AAFD Franchisee Leadership Council (FLC), also known as the AAFD House of Delegates, is the AAFD’s legislative body charged with setting the political and action agenda of the Association. On July 31, 2020, the AAFD conducted its quarterly Franchisee Leadership Council meeting, led by our newly elected Co-Chairs, Stephen Rymal of Griswold Home Care and Richard Stroiney of BNI.   

Thirty8 Degrees Earns AAFD Purchasing Group Endorsement for Thermal Guard Temperature Screeners

The AAFD is pleased to announce thatThirty8 Degrees’ exclusive and proprietary Thermal Guard Temperature Screeners have received the unanimous endorsement of the AAFD Purchasing Group.

AAFD Comments on Additional Covid-19 Relief

The AAFD has issued the following statement to Congressional leaders in support of a second round of economic stimulus to protect franchised businesses in the United States.

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