The AAFD’s Franchisee LEGALINE℠ is an exclusive network of experienced franchisee counsel, franchise law, franchise lawyers, and franchise legal help throughout the United States to represent the interests of franchisees and prospective franchisees. Currently, the Franchisee LegaLine operates in more than 40 states in the U.S. and in Canada, offering FREE initial consultations to AAFD members and valuable special member programs including initial franchise opportunity reviews, initial franchise dispute reviews and special member pricing.
All Franchisee LegaLine affiliated attorneys are listed on our website. If you are an AAFD Member, please click on this link for a personal LegaLine attorney referral.
NATIONAL PRACTICE FIRMS
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myHRcounsel®myHRcounsel® Contact: Mark Young
Most human resources services come with disclaimers — like “better run it by a lawyer first” — and high price tags. myHRcounsel solves both problems, giving you 24/7 access to experienced attorneys for a low, fixed monthly rate, and no- legal disclaimers.
Traditional law firms chase billable hours, so you can expect to be charged for every call, email, and research hour, in addition to more substantive transactional work, like document drafting. With average hourly rates in the $200-$500 range, legal fees can quickly escalate. Your business deserves access to experienced attorneys without breaking the bank. Our flat, monthly fee allows you to work legal advice into your annual budget. We provide unlimited HR and employment law advice starting at just $99 a month, making legal compliance attainable for all clients, especially those in the Franchise industry.
AAFD members can now purchase the program ASK HR™ for a special discounted price of $99 per franchisee unit (reg. $1.99 per employee per month, minimum $149 per company/unit per month). Subscribing to ASK HR gives franchisees the ability to proactively become legally compliant and stay compliant without running up huge legal bills! myHRcounsel also provides real property lease reviews for a flat $2,000 and also provides unlimited HR and corporate law (including reviews of vendor and client agreements, for just $249 per franchisee unit.
2 Carlson Parkway N., Suite 430 Plymouth MN 55447
AAFD Health BenefitsAAFD Health BenefitsAll New & Enhanced for 2022 Contact: Steven Chapkin
Many franchise owners are struggling to afford insurance for themselves and to offer health benefits to their employees. To help alleviate these challenges we are proud to offer our members several alternative health options, including Limited Medical Benefit Plans and Short Term Medical Plans and Telehealth Membership Services. The AAFD continues to offer AAFD Health Savings Accounts, our FREE WellCard Health Discount Card, and our health insurance marketplace through eHealth.com.
Both the Limited Medical Benefit and Short Term Medical Plans are new health care options offered through our authorized broker, SimplHealth. Telehealth Membership Program from Convenient Care Plus.
The Limited Medical Benefit Plans offered through SimplHealth provide predictable, fixed first-dollar payments for different medical expenses as well as specific value-added benefits, including a fracture benefit, mental health benefit, substance abuse benefit, and accidental death coverage. It offers you a choice of five PPO plans, each providing a different level of payments tied to monthly premium costs. While it is not major medical health coverage, a Limited Medical Benefit Plan can act as a low-cost, basic health plan alternative to insurance that is either too costly or not available to business owners. It can also work to bridge the deductible gap for franchisees who have high deductible health insurance plans. This coverage is currently available in 28 states.
The Short Term Medical Coverage can act as a temporary stopgap health plan for an individual or family that does not currently have health insurance. It offers four comprehensive health insurance plans and is appropriate for individuals who have aged out of dependent coverage on their family’s health plan, must endure a waiting period before getting coverage, or for those who do not have coverage available in their area. The plans allow for as little as 30 days of coverage or up to four 90-day coverage periods. This coverage is currently available in 23 states.
Telehealth Membership Program from Convenient Care Plus. Convenient Care Plus is a membership plan that offers unlimited access to a healthcare provider 24/7/365 for basic illnesses such as cold and flu, infections, pink eye, sore throat, allergies and more, all for one low monthly fee starting as low as $15 a month. AAFD members get an exclusive discounted membership price with discounts from 21% – 61% . Convenient Care Plus memberships are available to both individuals and employers.
The AAFD Health Savings Account (HSA) and the AAFD WellCard combined with our new programs to make up AAFD Health Benefits, a suite of products designed to make health care affordable. The AAFD WellCard functions as a health discount card, offering all AAFD members and their family members savings of up to 65% on drug prices and 30% on medical visits. The card links AAFD members to a national network of over 59,000 pharmacies and 350,000 physicians. This is a free benefit for being a member of the AAFD and can be accessed by logging into the member portal at http://www.AAFD.org.
The AAFD HSA allows an individual to save up to $3,500 a year, tax-free. This money can be spent on any type of medical cost, from office visit co-pays, to prescription costs, blood tests, x-rays, and more. The money can be invested and rolled over if it is not fully used each year.
AAFD Members interested in learning more about any AAFD Health Benefits Plans can visit https://www.aafd.org/HealthBenefits
Access Retirement Solutions (Access) was founded with the sole focus on delivering affordable, best-in-class retirement plan solutions to employers and their employees. Access understands the concerns that come along with offering retirement plans – high fees, hidden costs, legal risks, administrative headaches, and conflicts of interests – to name a few.
Gone are the days when employers lacked quality 401(k) retirement options for their employees – now there’s ACCESS.
The AAFD and Access Retirement Solutions (Access) have partnered to make a 401(k) retirement plan benefit available for AAFD members and their employees. AAFD members receive a 10% discount on the standard Access subscription fee and gain access to a best-in-class offering that historically would have only been available to very large employers. Plus, AAFD members may also be eligible for tax credits, which, in many instances, can fully offset the costs of participating altogether.
AtmosphereAtmosphere Contact: Bianca Gosser
Atmosphere is the world’s first FREE streaming platform made for businesses. Atmosphere includes 40+ audio-optional streaming channels that are updated weekly. Our channels have been curated to fit any vibe and integrate seamlessly into any business environment, from Bars, Restaurants, gyms, offices and waiting rooms. Quick plug and play device, which is always included!
Cut your cable costs and engage your customers in a whole new way.
Bank of America Franchise SolutionsBank of America Franchise Solutions Contact: Joel McAndrew
Bank of America Franchise Solutions is the franchise specific lending division of Bank of America Small Business. Founded in 2013, Franchise Solutions has quickly grown to become one of the leading financial services providers to franchisees in the country. Leveraging a franchise specific national sales forces, Franchise Solutions provides customized financial solutions to established franchise owners looking to purchase, remodel, expand, relocate or renovate a franchise, or to build/acquire commercial real estate. Franchise Solutions can also assist you with cash management, health care savings optimization and personal finances, which includes home loans and retirement planning.
Limited-time offer on secured term loans:
AAFD members can take advantage of an origination fee waiver on new or refinanced secured term loans. Additionally, for owner-occupied commercial real estate, the appraisal fee will be waived if ordered by Bank of America.
New credit application must be submitted by 1.13.23 and loan must close and fund by 7.12.23
- Conventional term loans secured by all collateral types and including construction loans
- Small Business Administration (SBA) 7a, 504 and Express loans secured by all collateral types and including construction loans
Tampa Florida 33607
BENEFIT HUBBENEFIT HUBEmployee Engagement, Discounts and more
Thousands of benefits, perks and discounts.
Dozens of insurance products, thousands of retail and other discounts, as well as health, financial, wellness and other benefits. All your benefits in one place.
Best Post CardsBest Post CardsPrinting and Direct Mail Contact: Andrew Ettinger
We do it all!
- Postcards designed, printed and mailed
- Over 30 years of Direct Mail experience
- 24-Hour customer service
- Call tracking and mail tracking is available
Contact us for a FREE quote to see why so many successful companies trust us to be their direct mail partner!
BizbuysellBizbuysellFranchise Business Sales
BizBuySell is the Internet’s largest business for sale marketplace. Since 1995, BizBuySell has offered tools that make it easy for business owners and brokers to sell a business, and potential buyers to find the business of their dreams. BizBuySell currently has an inventory of approximately 40,000 businesses – spanning 80 countries – for sale at any one time and receives more than a million monthly visitors. The site also features an extensive franchise directory as well as an easy-to-use business valuation tool. SEARCH BUSINESSES FOR SALE NOW.
For-Sale-By-Owner listing: Ideal for an established franchisee business owner who is looking to sell their business themselves
AAFD Member Discount: 20% off the BizBuySell retail rate
Discount code: Login to view
Resale listing: Ideal for a franchisor, who is looking to sell an individual established franchise location, or locations.
AAFD Member Discount: 20% off the BizBuySell retail rate
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Valuation Report: Ideal for anyone looking for sales comps of recently sold businesses (over 50,000 comps), which is helpful when determining a valuation for your own business.
AAFD Member Discount: 20% off the retail rate
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The BizBuySell Guide to Selling Your Small Business: Free 100+ page guide that provides a detailed overview of the business-for-sale process
Discount: 100% (no discount code needed)
Business Process Automation CompanyBusiness Process Automation Company Contact: Larry D. Cohn
BPAC has been providing automation solutions for over 25 years that free up employee time and increase accuracy and compliance while giving you almost instant access to your business documents. We focus on helping companies of all sizes in all industries to find solutions to improve business processes, including providing integrated products and automation tools specializing in the capture, storage, management, and distribution of business-critical information.
Las Vegas Nevada 89134
Convenient Care PlusConvenient Care Plus Contact: Kelly Foley
Convenient Care Plus is a membership plan that offers unlimited access to a healthcare provider 24/7/365 for basic illnesses such as cold and flu, infections, pink eye, sore throat, allergies and more, all for one low monthly fee starting as low as $15 a month. Membership options include access to health care providers through both telehealth and in-person clinic visits. Convenient Care Plus also includes a basic prescription drug plan for the medications most commonly prescribed for basic illnesses at no additional cost. Convenient Care Plus memberships are available to both individuals and employers.
All AAFD members get an exclusive discounted membership price with discounts from 21% – 61% . Please contact Kelly Foley at Convenient Care Plus for more information on all offers for AAFD Members.
AAFD Members can access Convenient Care Plus through the AAFD Health Benefit program and AAFD Suppliers Network.
210 EAST 5TH STREET SUITE #2 CARROLL Iowa 51401
Dafanie Financial Group, LLCDafanie Financial Group, LLC Contact: Harris May
Dafanie Financial is an insurance agency that provides Voluntary/Supplementary Benefits from Colonial Life and Accident Insurance Company at no cost to the franchise community. Voluntary Benefits are designed to help startups and mature franchisees manage their healthcare costs, attract talent and reduce their workers’ compensation claims. Voluntary Benefits are insurance policies that pay benefits directly to employees to help them pay for deductibles, co-pays, household bills and replace wages.
Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company provided AAFD franchisee members special Voluntary Benefits pricing and underwriting guidelines they can offer their employees who work 20-years or longer.
850 Pacific Street Stamford Connecticut 06902
Inventiva DesignInventiva DesignMarketing & Advertising Services for Franchisee Associations Contact: Claudia Bolognesi
A San Diego small business marketing company specializing in helping new startup or small businesses build their brand and voice and ultimately grow their business. Inventiva Design, has been working along side the AAFD for over 10 years. Claudia, the owner of Inventiva Design, works closed with the AAFD team and has developed a high understanding of Franchisee Business and their Associations need.If your chapter association would like to improve no only the look, but most important grow your members please do not hesitate to contact me.
Gain Exposure and grow your Memberships:
- Website design and hosting on secure servers.
- Association website support, including posting, edits, landing pages, forms
- E-mail Newsletter design and mass e-mail distribution of newsletters, announcements, etc.
- Advertise Design for meetings and conference, brochure, programs etc.
- Graphic Design services and printing options
- Marketing Strategies and support
For more information about my services or any other association management services, such as ongoing website support, please contact Claudia.
AAFD Members get a 10% discount on all services.
San Diego California 92120
Paychex makes it simple for businesses of all sizes to pay and manage their employees.
We make payroll easy and automatic.
We simplify complex benefits programs and insurance.
We guide our clients through human resource challenges.
We keep clients up to date with ever-changing laws and regulations.
We do this in the way our customers want. Online or via mobile device. Over the phone. In-person. Or any combination of the above.
Mike Wales has been helping employers for over 20 years. Please contact him directly to take advantage of exclusive AAFD Member Benefits.
PayHub PaymentsPayHub Payments Contact: Andy Willauer
A family-owned company who has spent the last decade creating a payment processing business that helps businesses increase their bottom line by not only reducing the cost of accepting credit cards, but by also giving businesses customized solutions that streamline their processes related to payments and the entire transaction strategy.
PayHub Payments is offering a free credit card processing analysis program for AAFD members. We will perform a comprehensive line by line analysis of your current processing statements to identify areas where costs can be reduced to increase your businesses bottom line.
200 Fisher Drive Avon Connecticut 06001
Raincatcher, LLCRaincatcher, LLC Contact: Gary Wofford
Raincatcher is a national business brokerage that specializes in small and mid-market businesses. Our mission is to help entrepreneurs buy and sell remarkable companies. We believe small business is the heartbeat of America, and every small business owner deserves their chance at the American Dream.
Helping Entrepreneurs Buy & Sell Remarkable Companies.
All AAFD members can receive a free comprehensive business valuation by Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).
DENVER Colorado 80237
Ring Central Inc.Ring Central Inc. Contact: Ashley Morean
RingCentral is helping to solve communication challenges with an all-in-one communications system that helps improve your customer experience with a cloud communications solution that gives your staff and customers the tools they need. Real-time unlimited collaboration with teams and customers through voice calls, group chats, and video conferencing. Switch between different modes of communication on your favorite devices without losing context.
With RingCentral® for AAFD Members, you will receive:
- First month of service free with 2-year agreement before July 1st, 2021
- 20% off RingCentral Office with 2-year agreement
- $50 off phones and other hardware
- 24/7 dedicated, lifetime RingCentral support for AAFD members
- Savings up to 60% on your communication platform
20 Davis Dr. Belmont California 94002
Sprockets’ hiring solution automatically sources and identifies which applicants are the best match for specific roles and locations, empowering users to build a strong, cohesive staff that will stay long-term. In real-time, both hiring managers and applicants are notified when a “match” occurs, enabling both parties to take next steps. Hiring managers never have to look at applications or conduct interviews ever again
Sprockets is offering a 20% discount for AAFD members. Their hiring solution is proven to slash sourcing bills, improve employee retention, and reduce time spent on the hiring process.
Lock in your exclusive discount: Sprockets’ Hiring Solution
Sunbelt Franchise Re-salesSunbelt Franchise Re-sales Contact: Terry Kelm
Sunbelt is the premier business brokerage in North America. Our mission is simple: We help people buy and sell existing businesses! As Sunbelt is a franchise, we are experts in franchise re-sales – helping franchisees sell their business when the time is right. Every business owner will, at some point, transition out of their business. We will help you maximize the value of your business at exit.
For every AAFD member, we offer a complimentary Value Range Analysis, to give you an idea of what your business is worth in the open market with no obligation and no commitment.
Textellent, Inc.Textellent, Inc. Contact: Matt Stoddart
Have you noticed how texting is becoming the new email? Business Texting Solutions provide an impactful and cost-effective tool for communicating with your prospects and customers whether for sales, service, or support, and can be fully integrated with your appointment systems and back-end systems. Textellent helps franchisees by providing a new, personalized communications channel that surpasses email effectiveness by 20X since we can add texting to your existing business line. 95% of text messages are read within 90 seconds, texts are trusted when they come from your business number. Textellent is a unique, powerful, brand-able, cloud-based service that works with your existing franchise systems to leverage the information you have about your customers. Make it easy for your customers to reach you and you learn how you can use texting to also get your customers to opt-in to receive your promotions, product news, and more. You can use Textellent via a browser or from the phone app making it easy to respond to your customers while on the go.
Texting helps franchisees:
– Acquire new customers with opt-in strategies
– Better service customers with one-to-one messaging, appointment reminders, and pre/post messages to improve results
– Request reviews and referral rates using texts
– Empower customers to self-book appointments via text and save staff time
– Shorten sales cycles and request payments
– Promote upcoming events, sales, and new items
– Correspond with customers via text and maintain conversation history
Make texting part of your communications mix and see how well it works for your business and your teams. Learn more at http://www.textellent.com.
– Every chapter is eligible for a free account to communicate with members
– For AAFD chapter members for their businesses
• Free 30-day trial
• Free addition of text to your current business phone number
• Free assistance with syncing personal calendars, if applicable
• 25% off with annual subscription or 10% off with monthly subscription for the first year
• Dedicated support for AAFD Members
1200 W. Walnut Hill Lane Suite 3600 Irving TX 75038
Unique Capital ManagementUnique Capital Management Contact: Jeff Cheatham
Unique Capital Management is a full service financing company with a specialty and focus in Franchise Financing. We provide access to top programs for financing franchises and real estate via private lending, bank and SBA 7a/504 programs. Give us a call or email us to discuss your needs. With full files, we have the ability to close financings in 2 to 3 weeks through various programs that we offer.
Unique Capital Management offers AAFD Members free financial assessments and discount.
Jeff Cheatham (214) 683-2435
Mike Whitaker (469) 774-7428
Plano Texas 75074
USI Insurance ServicesUSI Insurance Services Contact: David McCallum
Established in 1994, USI began as a single office with 40 associates and annual revenues of $6.5 million. Over the past two and a half decades, USI has evolved and expanded to become one of the largest privately-held brokers of U.S. business, with annual revenues of over $2 billion. Today, USI employs more than 9,000 associates in over 200 offices across the country, delivering services to all 50 states—and beyond.
Since its inception, USI has helped hundreds of thousands of clients with the strategic implementation and ongoing management of their commercial insurance and risk management programs by combining industry-leading national capabilities with services delivered by passionate, committed local teams.
USI understands the specific needs of our clients and is dedicated to providing an unparalleled and attentive service experience, while also constantly innovating to deliver cutting-edge solutions that allow clients to continue to invest and grow.
For more information about USI and their services, please contact David McCallum (email@example.com, (360) 787-9820) and/or Sam Dunn (firstname.lastname@example.org, (503) 295-8317). You can also learn more about USI by visiting http://www.usi.com. A direct listing and member offer is available under the Supplier Network and FinanciaLine pages on our website.
AAFD members are eligible for a complimentary insurance program risk review, along with a cyber risk assessment. USI can also assist with you Employee Benefits and 401k plans.
Eugene Oregon 97401