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Bob Purvin Discusses The Myths of Franchising and Fair Franchising Legislation on the Franchise Radio Network

By Published On: July 5th, 2013

The Franchise Radio Network, a new weekly radio podcast that covers a wide variety of topics of interest to franchise owners, invited AAFD Chair Bob Purvin as the featured guest on its inaugural podcast, first aired on June 21, 2013.

The podcast’s host, Aaron Phillips, spoke with Bob about a wide range of topics, including the myths of franchising (detailed on this blog), the pitfalls of franchising, how to discover the right franchising opportunity and Senate Bill 610, a piece of fair franchising legislation that is making its way through the California legislature.

An online recording of the 30-minute podcast is now available.

The Franchise Radio Network podcast was a great opportunity for the AAFD to reach out and help franchise owners and those interested in buying a franchise understand that not all franchise opportunities are created equal. As Bob discusses in the podcast, owning a franchise is often more like renting a job than owning a business, with few protections for franchisee interests and rights. During the interview, Bob was able to highlight the efforts of the AAFD to protect franchisee rights, advocate for franchisee interests, and negotiate for a franchising community that delivers the enormous potential of the franchise method of product and service distribution.

We invite you to take a listen to the interview to learn more about the AAFD, what types of franchise abuses a franchisee needs to look out for, and why Senate Bill 610 is so important for franchisees.

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Written by : Robert L. Purvin

Robert Purvin is the Chairman and CEO of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers, a national non-profit trade association that is dedicated to supporting and protecting the rights of franchise owners. The AAFD's mission is to define, identify and promote Total Quality Franchising practices, and the AAFD supports is mission by: Promoting strong and effective independent franchisee associations as affiliated chapters of the AAFD. The development of the AAFD's Fair Franchising Standards, the most comprehenisve body of negotiated principles of recommended franchise practices in existence. The advocacy of fair and balanced franchise agreements and relationships that respect the legitimate business interests of both franchisors and franchisees for the good of the franchise relationship. The education of franchisees and prospective franchisees by the development and publication of the AAFD Fair Franchising Standards and the promotion of the AAFD Franchisee Bill of Rights.