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The AAFD is Releasing its Informative Road Map to Selecting a Franchise on Multiple Platforms

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Featured, Member Alerts | 0 comments

Members of the AAFD receive a free copy of our concise and useful booklet called, The AAFD’s Road Map to Selecting a Franchise as part of their membership benefits package. Now, this info-packed resource is available to non-members on a variety of online platforms. GET YOUR COPY ON AMAZON TODAY The AAFD’s Road Map to Selecting a Franchise provides concise, helpful articles and lists that represent the AAFD’s best advice for would-be franchise owners. Included in this booklet you will find: Guidance on building your franchise success team A...

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The AAFD is Moving to Bigger Digs

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Member Alerts, The Franchisee Voice | 0 comments

To All AAFD Members, On May 1st from the hours of 11pm (PST) to Saturday May 2nd 11pm (PST), website service at may be interrupted as we move our website to its own dedicated server. Though our website will look the same on the outside, you may notice pages load more quickly, allowing for more seamless browsing. This move will help us support our growing chapters and membership numbers. We thank you for your patience during this time and look forward to continuing to build our website into a powerhouse of resources and...

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Lock In 2014 AAFD Rates Now! AAFD Announces First Dues Increase in 15 years

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Member Alerts | 0 comments

If you have considered joining the AAFD or are already member, now is the time to act in order to lock in 2014 dues rates. After holding the line on dues rates since the start of this century, mounting expense increases, primarily in labor costs, have compelled the AAFD Trustees to announce a dues increase to take effect on May 1, 2015. AAFD Chairman, Robert Purvin, stressed the AAFD’s commitment to affordable dues and sustainable value at all membership levels. “We kept dues the same for 15 years, including through the 2008 recession, and we...

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Your AAFD Franchisee Voice subscription and Member Alert Notifications

Posted by on Nov 8, 2014 in Member Alerts, News, The Franchisee Voice | 0 comments

For the protection of our members and subscribers we are updating our email compliance and to better serve you, the AAFD is migrating our Member Alerts and Franchisee Voice email notifications to a new email marketing provider, starting December 2014. In the coming days, you may, or may have already, receive an email from our new email marketing provider Aweber, asking to re-confirm your subscription to our email contact list communications. You can also enter and update your FREE subscription information here. It is important for you to know...

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California Governor Vetoes Fair Franchising Legislation SB610

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Member Alerts, The Franchisee Voice | 0 comments

It is with disappointment and frustration that I report that California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, has vetoed legislation that would have protected franchisee equity and guaranteed the right of franchise owners to be treated with good faith by their franchisors. Governor Brown disappointed and turned his back on thousands of franchised businesses with his veto of fair franchising legislation. But in the process an impressive coalition of franchisee associations was awakened and mobilized to pass four legislative committees, the state Assembly...

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The AAFD Sponsored California Fair Franchising Legislation (CA SB-610) has just passed the California Senate

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Member Alerts | 0 comments

August 21, 2104 Sacramento CA. Stop the Presses!!! The AAFD Sponsored California Fair Franchising Legislation (CA SB-610) authored by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) has just passed the California Senate by a lopsided vote of 23-9!  Having passed the California Assembly on August 14, the bill now goes to Governor Jerry Brown for approval. SB610 guarantees the right of franchisees to participate in independent franchisee associations and invalidates any attempts by franchisors to waive the duty to act in good faith with respect to its...

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Calling California Franchisees: Fair Franchising Legislation SB-610 Capitol Visits, Tuesday August 5

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 in Member Alerts, The Franchisee Voice | 0 comments

From Keith Miller, Chairman of the Coalition of Franchise Associations (CFA) And endorsed by AAFD Chairman, Robert Purvin Dear California Franchisee or Franchisee Leader, As I told you a few days ago, we are planning visits at the Capitol to support Senate Bill 610 on Tuesday, August 5th. We will meet by 9:00AM at the offices of Pane and Pane. The address is: 1123 J Street 3rd Floor Sacramento, CA 95814 We will go over a briefing on the bill and talking points before sending the group over to the Capitol on meetings. We will then plan on...

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CA SB-610 – Don’t Let the IFA Lie to Your Legislators

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Member Alerts, The Franchisee Voice | 0 comments

Dear California Franchisees, The fight to pass Senate Bill 610 is on.  The International Franchise Association has come out in full force against this bill, and is spreading false statements and using scare tactics to try to defeat the bill.  Don't let them lie to your legislators!  It's your job to understand the bill, and contact your Assembly member with the truth. For example, last week the IFA sent the following out to its membership: "Last Tuesday, the California Assembly Business, Professions and Consumer Protection Committee passed...

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California Fair Franchising Legislation Approved by Assembly Judiciary Committee

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Member Alerts, The Franchisee Voice | 0 comments

June, 18, 2013. The AAFD just received word that California Senate Bill 610 has been approved by the CA Assembly Judiciary Committee by a vote of 7 – 2 in favor of moving the bill forward. This is another big step for the bill which still faces a few hurdles to passage into law.  On July 2nd, the bill will go before the Assembly Committee on Business Professions and Consumer Protections. If approved by this last committee, it will move to the floor of California Assembly for a full vote. If it passes the Assembly, it will finally arrive on...

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California Bar Proposes Regulatory Amendments Regarding Negotiated Franchise Agreements.

Posted by on Apr 12, 2013 in Member Alerts, Press Releases, The Franchisee Voice | 0 comments

The AAFD Has Endorsed the State Bar’s Recommendations. April, 2013. The California State Bar, on the recommendation of the Franchise Law Subcommittee, has recommended that the California Department of Corporations amend its regulations to make it easier for franchisors to negotiate the terms of franchise agreements in California. Unlike the Federal Trade Commission Rule and all other states that regulate the sale of franchises, California has long required franchisors to disclose information about contract terms they may have negotiated with...

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