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Join an AAFD Action Task Force to Make a Real Difference in Franchising!

Join an AAFD Action Task Force to Make a Real Difference in Franchising!

At the AAFD’s 25th Anniversary Franchisee Leadership Summit last May, the AAFD Leadership Council created Six Task Forces focused on what AAFD Members consider to be the primary challenges/opportunities facing franchise owners.

Join The AAFD For A Franchisee Leadership Council Conference Call

The AAFD recently announced its 2018 Franchisee Leadership Summit and Conference, which will take place Oct. 21 – 24 at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis, Missouri. In order to prepare for that event, we invite all Chapter Leaders to attend a Franchisee Leadership Council conference call. (All AAFD Members are also welcome to join the Conference Call) ​​​​​​​

SAVE THE DATE – AAFD Franchisee Leadership Summit Dates Announced for 2018

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2018 AAFD FRANCHISEE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT AND ANNUAL CONFERENCE: “EMBRACING OUR TASKS”

Last year’s AAFD Franchisee Leadership Summit and Annual Conference was a rousing success. Franchisee association leaders gathered from all over the country to learn, network, and forge a coalition to support Total Quality Franchising initiatives. We achieved a lot in 2017, but the fight for fair franchising is far from over!

Important Changes to the SBA Process that Franchisees Need to Know About

Many new and current franchisees depend on loans and financing from the Small Business Administration to get their franchises up and running or to expand their existing operations. The SBA recently updated its loan procedure for franchisors and franchisees, and every franchisee should be aware of these changes.

7-Eleven Franchisees Accuse Franchisor of Having “Total Dominion”

7-Eleven Franchisees Accuse Franchisor of Having “Total Dominion”

7-Eleven franchisees in California are bringing their franchisor to court claiming that the popular convenience store holds absolute control over every aspect of how its franchisees operate their locations. The suit, filed in the Central District of California, claims that the company has
“most powers of an employer and all of the harshest, most overreaching rights of a commercial lender, landlord, and personal property lessor.”

Will My Franchisor Retaliate If I Join a Franchisee Association?

Will My Franchisor Retaliate If I Join a Franchisee Association?

The AAFD hears frequent concerns from franchisees as they contemplate creating or joining a franchisee association. One of the most common fears is franchisor retribution. While these concerns are understandable, franchisees need to know that the law of the United States is on their side and that their franchisor cannot legally retaliate against members of a franchisee association. Additionally, the AAFD has developed and helped implement successful strategies to address and protect against attempts at franchisor coercion or punishment.

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