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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 www.AAFD.org 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...

Franchisee Power In Numbers

Franchisee Power In Numbers

Here at the Franchise Voice blog, we often discuss how the evolution of franchising over the past decades has significantly stacked the playing field in favor of the franchisor. Franchise agreements dictate almost every aspect of how the franchise should be managed and oftentimes doesn’t even promise franchisor support of the franchisee. In a world where a...

Your AAFD Franchisee Voice subscription and Member Alert Notifications

For the protection of our members and subscribers we are updating our email compliance and to better serve you, the AAFD is migrating our Member Alerts and Franchisee Voice email notifications to a new email marketing provider, starting December 2014. In the coming days, you may, or may have already, receive an email from our new email marketing provider...

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