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Posted by on Oct 19, 2011

Build a chapter for your franchise system and provide management and support services for internal chapters, as well as Independent Franchisee Associations.  The AAFD has formed exclusive trademark chapters for more than 60 franchise systems.

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Posted by on Aug 11, 2011

We continuously negotiate quality programs and discounts to increase the value of your membership. Visit our Branded Programs and our exclusive Referral Networks often, as we are constantly enhancing member benefits.

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Buying a Franchise?

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011

A major investment and Buying a franchise is often seen as a way to reduce risks, associating an established brand and tested operating system… BUT Buyer Beware! Read our resources, to find everything you need to know before Buying a Franchise.

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Posted by on Sep 15, 2010

Join as an Associate, a Franchise Chapter Member, or Affiliate, and gain immediate access to an exclusive website area designed to help you build market power, provide legal and financial support to you or current franchisee and many more member benefits.

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Recent Posts

Congratulations to Our Total Quality Franchising Award Nominees and Recipients

Monday night, September 16, the AAFD was proud to host its Total Quality Franchising Awards Gala at the Sheraton Mesa at Wrigleyville West in Mesa, Arizona. Our TQF Awards allow the AAFD to honor deserving leaders within our association community and the franchising industry.

Griswold Home Care Named AAFD’s 2019 “Franchisor of the Year”

Griswold Home Care, a national provider of nonmedical home care services, has been recognized as the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers’ (AAFD) 2019 Franchisor of the Year. The home care organization received this award for its continued dedication to building strong and supportive relationships with its franchisees.  

AAFD Honors Craig Tregillus with Lifetime Achievement Award and NASAA Special Project Group with Chairman’s Award

AUG, 2019: SAN DIEGO, CA—The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) has announced its Total Quality Franchising (TQF) Awards for 2019. Notable honorees include Craig Tregillus who will receive the AAFD Lifetime Achievement Award. The NASAA Franchise Project Group will be honored with the Chairman’s Award for Distinguished Achievement for the Franchising Community. The AAFD also announced nominees for its community awards. 

How Is Your Franchisor Using Your Marketing Fund?

Most franchisees are required to pay into an advertising marketing fund, which the franchisor controls. What is your franchisor doing with all that money, and is it directly benefiting your franchise? In a perfect world, your franchisor would use the funds exclusively for advertising and marketing the brand, and you (and other franchisees) would have input in determining how the money was used. Let’s make this perfect world even better and say that the franchisor would even provide regular reports to you about fund activities. 

From the Archives: Are ‘Zors from Mars and ‘Zees from Venus?

I have compiled a list of the oft-made mistakes that both franchisors and potential franchisees make during the all-critical validation and expectations-setting process. Although no one can completely error-proof their decision, many of these mistakes can be easily mitigated a priori. And, if not, it can be the beginning of an unhappy, short-lived and financially underwhelming nuptial period.

New Franchise Loan Transparency Bill Introduced in the US Senate

As our friend, Keith Miller, principle of Franchise Advocacy Consulting, likes to say, there are far more franchisees in this country than franchisors. When we join our voices together, we can be a powerful and persuasive political force. It’s time to raise your voice to support an exciting new bill that was just introduced on July 31, 2019 in the United States Senate by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV). While the bill’s overall aims are modest, the changes—if enacted—will require franchisors to provide more transparency to prospective franchisees or face financial consequences. 

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