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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?

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

The Joint Employer Conundrum

The AAFD’s was founded in 1992 in reaction to an ongoing degradation and deterioration of franchisee rights and equity that had been evolving for many years. The actual premise for my book, The Franchise Fraud, first published in 1994, was that the then modern-day franchise falsely represented that franchising was (and is) a safe and secure path the business ownership. In fact, then (and now) the ‘modern’ franchise is more business rental than business ownership, and most franchise agreements grant the right to ‘operate’ (not own) the franchised business.

What is a Health Insurance ‘carve-out’? Should I consider it?

Answer: When businesses face challenges getting enough employees to participate in their health insurance benefit (enough to meet the minimum participation rate set by the insurance company), they often use a so-called “carve-out” to offer the benefit to a smaller subgroup of employees.

Arbitration Clauses in Franchising Agreements

Under Fire in Federal Court: Can a claim of racial discrimination be forced to arbitration?

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York recently ruled in a very interesting case our firm is handling that may have far reaching effects with respect to racial discrimination in granting franchises and, more broadly, on the right of franchisors to enforce arbitration clauses against prospective franchisees.   

AAFD Legislative Introduction

First, I want to start by telling the AAFD membership how excited I am to be working with this organization as the Director of Public Affairs and Engagement.  I thank Robert Purvin for giving me this opportunity to work with all of you in bringing more focus and engagement to the legislative and political process. I truly believe in the power of franchisees to engage in issues that positively impact them, and of course, working to build and protect the equity in their businesses. 

AAFD Health Benefits Open Enrollment

Ah, fall!  The season of change.  There is a crisp note in the air, the leaves in most parts of the country are beginning to show their red, yellow and orange hues.  And, if you are like me, you are also thinking about what to do about your health insurance.  Because it is Open Enrollment Season, the time when employers and employees alike renew or replace their group health insurance plans. 

AAFD Names Keith Miller as Director of Public Affairs and Engagement

The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) has announced the engagement of Franchisee Advocacy Consulting (FAC) to provide political consultancy services to the AAFD. Importantly, FAC’s Principal, Keith Miller, has accepted the role as the AAFD’s Director of Public Affairs and Engagement. 

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