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Franchising Help and Support: How can the AAFD help


Franchisee InfoLine: 800-733-9858

For information on the following:

  • The AAFD’s Fair Franchising Standards:  The AAFD has led the way in defining fair and balanced franchising standards for a Total Quality Franchising relationship.  The AAFD standards have been negotiated between franchisor and franchisee interests to protect you and the success of your franchising experience.
  • The AAFD Franchise Self Evaluation Tool: Our Evaluation Tool enables you to easily grade a specific franchise opportunity against the AAFD's Eight Criteria for Buying a Franchise, the Franchisee Bill of Rights, and to enable a side-by-side comparison of various opportunities you are considering. INCLUDED with your AAFD membership. 
  • AAFD Accredited Franchisors:  Choose a franchisor that has earned the AAFD Fair Franchising Seal, and have confidence that your franchisor respects the AAFD’s Fair Franchising Standards, and has earned the respect of its franchisee population. 
  • Franchisee LegaLineSM:  AAFD member referrals to a network of experienced franchise attorneys can provide a "Franchise Opportunity Review."
  • Franchisee FinanciaLineSM:  AAFD member referrals to a network of experienced accountants, CPA's, and other financial services professionals.
  • The AAFD Suppliers Network:  AAFD member referrals to a network of consultants and businesses offering virtually everything you buy in your franchised business.  The AAFD Purchasing Group is member owned and managed to serve your needs.
  • Workshops & Seminars: The AAFD has many resources to develop individual workshops and seminars tailored to your needs.  The AAFD maintains an active Speakers Bureau, and frequently collaborates with the SBA Small Business Development Centers to provide local programs on franchising.  Presenters on a wide range of subjects can be easily arranged. Contact the AAFD for details.