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Form a Franchisee Association through the AAFD

Posted by on Oct 19, 2011

AAFD can help build a chapter for your franchise system and can provide management and support services for internal chapters, as well as Independent Franchisee Associations.  The...

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Posted by on Aug 11, 2011

Member purchasing power is a fundamental focus of membership. The AAFD is continuously negotiating quality programs and discounts to increase the value of your membership. Visit...

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Buying a Franchise

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011

Thinking about buying a franchise? Read our resources, designed to help you investigate franchising & franchise opportunities that’s right for...

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Posted by on Sep 15, 2010

Join the AFFD today, and get access to a broad range of member services designed to help franchisees build market power, create legislative support of interest to franchisees,...

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Start A Franchisee Association as a Chapter of the AAFD

There’s Power In Numbers 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....

Your Franchisor Might Not Bring A Flood Of Customers To Your Door

One of the reasons potential franchisees love the idea of owning a franchise is that they often believe the franchisor will work hard to generate customers for their franchisees. Turn on the television or take a tour of your local billboards, and you’ll see tons of ads for Subway and McDonalds urging viewers to stop on by the local franchise. One of the big...

The AAFD is Moving to Bigger Digs

To All AAFD Members, On May 1st from the hours of 11pm (PST) to Saturday May 2nd 11pm (PST), website service at may be interrupted as we move our website to its own dedicated server. Though our website will look the same on the outside, you may notice pages load more quickly, allowing for more seamless browsing. This move will help us support our...

Thinking of Buying a Franchise? Pick Up a Copy of The Franchise Fraud First

Thinking of Buying a Franchise? Pick Up a Copy of The Franchise Fraud First

Franchising is often seen as a safer bet than starting your own business. Many potential franchise owners believe that franchising offers the thrill of entrepreneurship backed by a proven business plan. The Franchise Fraud, by Robert Purvin peels away the myths surrounding franchising, layer by layer. Purvin, a franchise attorney and the CEO of the American...

Seattle Judge Rules on IFA Request for Injunction Against $15 Hourly Minimum Wage for Franchisees

The city of Seattle set a new wage precedent last year when the Seattle City Council approved a measure to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour in June, 2014. The measure was opposed by the International Franchise Association, which claimed Seattle franchisees would suffer a competitive disadvantage. The IFA sought a preliminary injunction to block certain...