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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...

Are You Part Of A Static Or Dynamic Franchise?

If you’ve ever invested in stocks or mutual funds, then you are probably aware of the warning that comes with each purchase. It goes a little something like, “Past performance does not guarantee future results.” One of the most compelling reasons individuals flock to franchises is the assumption that the franchise will offer a “proven solution” that will nearly...

California Governor Vetoes Fair Franchising Legislation SB610

It is with disappointment and frustration that I report that California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, has vetoed legislation that would have protected franchisee equity and guaranteed the right of franchise owners to be treated with good faith by their franchisors. Governor Brown disappointed and turned his back on thousands of franchised businesses with his veto of...

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