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2017 AAFD Franchisee Leadership Summit Expected to Be the Largest Ever Gathering of Franchisee Association Leaders in History

2017 AAFD Franchisee Leadership Summit Expected to Be the Largest Ever Gathering of Franchisee Association Leaders in History

The AAFD’s “Franchisee Leadership Summit” will take place on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa in Indian Wells, California as part of the organization’s three-day annual conference and 25th anniversary celebration.

Griswold Home Care and GHCFA Jointly Announce Groundbreaking Franchise Agreements

Griswold Home Care (GHC), a company that provides non-medical at-home care services, and its independent franchisee association, the GHCFA, a chapter of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD), have announced the successful negotiation of new franchise agreements that affirm a commitment to a common mission and shared guiding principles. These groundbreaking agreements, negotiated over 18 months, are now among the highest rated in franchising history, scoring above 97% conformity with the criteria set forth in the AAFD’s Fair Franchising Standards.

Judge’s Surprise Injunction Stalls New Overtime Rules for Employers

On November 22, Judge Mazzant of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted an injunction to block the implementation of new regulations from the Department of Labor that would have dramatically increased the number of employees eligible for overtime pay. Franchise owners are heaving a big sigh of relief, but is the fight over? Learn what happened, what it means for your business, and how the AAFD is negotiating with the Department of Labor on behalf of franchisees!

We Welcome Nominations for the AAFD’s Total Quality Franchising Awards

We Welcome Nominations for the AAFD’s Total Quality Franchising Awards

The AAFD Total Quality Franchising Awards Committee is pleased to invite you to nominate exemplary members of the AAFD and franchising community for the 2017 AAFD Total Quality Franchising Awards. All members of the AAFD community have a voice in the TQF awards’ process. Members, friends, staff, and the public are all encouraged to participate.

Why You Want to Hire Great Employees for Your Franchise

Why You Want to Hire Great Employees for Your Franchise

Okay, this seems obvious. Of course we all want to hire great employees for our franchise. Who wants to hire average or sub-par employees? Your employees are the face of your company. They have the power to delight your customers and turn them into lifelong evangelists for your business or give customers such a bad experience that they take to social media and review sites and seriously harm your reputation. Additionally, bad employees are expensive! According to Monster.com, the cost of losing a frontline employee ranges from 30% to 150% of that person’s annual earnings.

Have You Visited Your AAFD Member Page Recently?

Have You Visited Your AAFD Member Page Recently?

When you become a member of the AAFD, whether as an Associate Member, a Franchise Chapter Member, or an Affiliate Member, you gain a lot of special benefits, including access to an exclusive area of our website. The point is that here at the AAFD, we want to help our members save money on the things they need for their business, have access to world-class service providers, and get useful information that can help them make an educated franchise decision.

All of these benefits come with your membership!

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