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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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The AAFD welcomes new branded partner The Best Post Cards

The AAFD is exited to announce our newest Branded Partner, The Best Postcards, which will be powering our new and improved AAFD Printing & Direct Mail program. Andrew Ettinger, and his talented team of marketing professionals, focus on direct mail print services and offer a full range of services for all AAFD members and their marketing needs. In this day and age, more and more people are ignoring emails, but most of us still take a look at what comes in the mailbox. A well-designed and well-targeted postcard or mailer can be a unique way to get in front of your clients. The Best Postcards can even pair your direct mail campaign with a companion social media campaign to expand your visibility. These special discount prices are only available to AAFD members! 10,000 postcards starting at just $0.29 each 25,000 postcards starting at just $0.33 each 10,000 envelope mailers starting at $0.32 each 25,000 envelope mailers starting at $0.27 each With this pricing from The Best Postcard, your next direct mail campaign can also be more affordable than ever! You won’t just get the best prices on your direct mailing costs with The Best Postcard, you’ll also get the best service as well. The Best Postcard can manage every aspect of your direct mail campaign. Contact Andrew Ettinger or Ashley Sanborn to learn more about the discounts and offers for you and your business marketing needs. Andrew Ettinger Phone: 888-225-0655 Phone: 203-760-0189 Ashley Sanborn 603-233-0824 SUPPLIER NETWORK Printing and Direct Mail All Supporting Members of the AAFD are listed on our website. Visit our Supplier Network...

The AAFD Announces Co-Chairs of Its 2019 Franchisee Leadership Summit

SAN DIEGO, APRIL 2019 – The American Association of Franchisee and Dealers (AAFD) announced that franchise owner, Stephen Rymal and franchise attorney Bryan Dillion will serve as co-chairs of the AAFD’s 2019 Franchisee Leadership Summit and Annual Conference, taking place from September 15 – 18 at the Sheraton Mesa Hotel in Mesa, Arizona.

We Are Accepting Nominations for the AAFD’s Total Quality Franchising Awards

We are officially accepting nominations for the AAFD’s 2019 Total Quality Franchising Awards. If you know a franchise association, franchisor, chapter member, or supporting member who has contributed to the cause of fair and collaborative franchising, nominate them! Check out the full list of the award categories and nomination instructions.

Should You Allow Franchisees Who Are Connected to Your Franchisor to Join Your Association?

Recruiting is always a top priority for franchisee associations, but what happens if you receive interest from franchisees who are connected to your franchisor, such as family members or franchisees who are also employed by the franchisor? This issue of whether to allow franchisees who are especially loyal to a franchisor to join an association was a recent subject of a ‘heated’ dialogue on the American Bar Association Forum on Franchise Law. Some franchisee advocates argued that franchisor friendly franchisees should be barred from association membership as they are innately adverse to an association’s goals and objectives.

7-Eleven Franchisees Win Big as Ninth Circuit Vacates Two Court Decisions Against Them

Two big cases on issues relating to Fair Franchising were given new life when the Ninth Circuit Court vacated the decisions against franchisees and sent them back to district court. These decisions could eventually affect your franchise! Read to learn more.

You Can Lead a Horse to Water, but… Creating a Health Care System that Could Work for America

While I don’t profess to have all the answers for creating a perfect healthcare system, I do have an advanced degree in health-related studies. And since the health care universe has been a major part of my professional life for the past 35 years, I feel as though I have acquired some unique insights into the workings of the business of health. It is with this knowledge that I read with interest and, sometimes, great amusement, the proposals for replacement of the PPACA, colloquially known as Obamacare.