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What It Means to Celebrate 25 Years of Total Quality Franchising

What It Means to Celebrate 25 Years of Total Quality Franchising

For 25 years, the AAFD has supported collaborative franchising cultures and promoted the concept of Total Quality Franchising. Celebrate with us as we review the reasons we founded the AAFD, look at our biggest achievements, and consider the challenges that remain.

David Silverman – Fullerton Insurance Service, Inc.

AAFD welcomes new insurance and risk management provider David Silverman from Fullerton Insurance Service, Inc. David was invited to become a trusted AAFD supplier partner after securing important Directors and Officers (D&O) coverage for the AAFD.

Griswold Home Care and GHCFA Jointly Announce Groundbreaking Franchise Agreements

Griswold Home Care (GHC), a company that provides non-medical at-home care services, and its independent franchisee association, the GHCFA, a chapter of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD), have announced the successful negotiation of new franchise agreements that affirm a commitment to a common mission and shared guiding principles. These groundbreaking agreements, negotiated over 18 months, are now among the highest rated in franchising history, scoring above 97% conformity with the criteria set forth in the AAFD’s Fair Franchising Standards.

2017 AAFD Conference

2017 AAFD Conference

Join our 2017 Franchisee Leadership Summit. The largest gathering of franchisee associations in the history of franchising. A major opportunity for franchisee associations to build powerful coalition to empower franchisee success for mutual benefit.

Judge’s Surprise Injunction Stalls New Overtime Rules for Employers

On November 22, Judge Mazzant of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted an injunction to block the implementation of new regulations from the Department of Labor that would have dramatically increased the number of employees eligible for overtime pay. Franchise owners are heaving a big sigh of relief, but is the fight over? Learn what happened, what it means for your business, and how the AAFD is negotiating with the Department of Labor on behalf of franchisees!

We Welcome Nominations for the AAFD’s Total Quality Franchising Awards

We Welcome Nominations for the AAFD’s Total Quality Franchising Awards

The AAFD Total Quality Franchising Awards Committee is pleased to invite you to nominate exemplary members of the AAFD and franchising community for the 2017 AAFD Total Quality Franchising Awards. All members of the AAFD community have a voice in the TQF awards’ process. Members, friends, staff, and the public are all encouraged to participate.

SAVE THE DATE: The AAFD Announces Our 25th Anniversary Franchisee Leadership Summit and Celebration

SAVE THE DATE: The AAFD Announces Our 25th Anniversary Franchisee Leadership Summit and Celebration

The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) has announced that the AAFD’s 25th Anniversary Franchisee Leadership Summit and Annual Meeting will be held May 1-3, 2017 in beautiful Palm Springs, California. We hope many AAFD members and friends will help us celebrate our silver anniversary and advance our passion to promote Total Quality Franchising!

So You Want to Sell Your Franchise…

So You Want to Sell Your Franchise…

Selling your franchise is no easy feat. If you aren’t sure exactly where to begin, don’t worry! The AAFD can help. We’ve partnered with BizBuySell, the largest online marketplace for businesses. With your membership, you can download the BizBuySell Guide to Selling Your Small Business by Small Business Strategist Barbara Findlay Schenck for FREE!

This 150-page book is chock full of great advice and guidance on selling your business for the best price possible. Read more about this great AAFD member benefit!

AAFD Announces 25th Anniversary Franchisee Leadership Summit Program Chairs

As we prepare for our 25th Anniversary Franchisee Leadership Summit and Annual Meeting in May of 2017, the AAFD has been fortunate to recruit distinguished talent to design and chair our program. We are proud to announce that the programming co-chairs are…

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