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Thinking of Buying a Franchise? Take Some Advice from a Past Franchisee!

November 9th, 2017

by: AAFD

in: Featured,The Franchisee Voice

In a new article for the Houston Business Journal, past franchisee Tarek Hassan offers useful advice for anyone considering purchasing a franchise. These no-nonsense tips include things like: • Make sure you have enough saved to cover your living expenses for at least 18 months as you build your franchise. • Carefully review your Franchise Disclosure Form. • Contact current franchisees and ask them as many questions as possible. • Meet with the franchisor face to face. • Seek the advice o... Read More »

Thinking of Buying a Franchise? Take Some Advice from a Past Franchisee!

November 9th, 2017

by: AAFD

In a new article for the Houston Business Journal, past franchisee Tarek Hassan offers useful advice for anyone considering purchasing a franchise. These no-nonsense tips incl... Read More »

Change Happens With You – AAFD Recruiting for Leadership Task Forces on High Priority Franchisee Issues

July 13th, 2017

by: AAFD

At our recent AAFD Franchisee Leadership Summit, franchisees from many different brands and walks of life participated in a round table discussion of their most pressing conce... Read More »

Department of Labor Withdraws Joint Employer Doctrine…a Mixed Blessing for Franchisees?

June 29th, 2017

by: RPurvin

On Wednesday, June 7th, The Department of Labor made the expected announcement that the Trump administration is withdrawing the Obama era joint employer doctrine. This acti... Read More »

The AAFD Celebrates Great Franchising at Its Total Quality Franchise Awards

May 12th, 2017

by: AAFD

On Tuesday, May 2nd, we put on our tuxes and dresses, and the AAFD rolled out the red carpet to celebrate significant achievement in the quest for great franchising at its Tot... Read More »

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So You Want to Sell Your Franchise…

July 28th, 2016

by: AAFD

Is it time to retire and go live on a yacht in the Mediterranean just like you’ve always dreamed? Th... Read More »

Five Tips For Women Looking For A Franchise

May 19th, 2014

by: Jessica Bennett

Not every woman wants to “Lean In” and climb the corporate ladder (with all the long nights and drai... Read More »

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Hotel Engine

October 31st, 2017

Member Offer: We are excited to announce that AAFD has secured an amazing hotel offering for its members.  You now have access to exclusive negotiated rates at thousands ... Read More »

Rebu - Crowd Sourced Franchise Reviews

October 23rd, 2017

Introducing Rebu – a New Service that Lets You Rate Your Franchise The AAFD is proud to endorse and sponsor Rebu (pronounced Ree-boo), a newly launched venture that i... Read More »

Cohen, LLC, Joins the AAFD’s LegaLine Franchisee Network

October 23rd, 2017

We began as one of Denver's premier litigation boutique law firms in the mid 1980's and continue today to represent businesses with specialization in franchises and indi... Read More »

Christopher Kellett of Carmody MacDonald P.C. Joins the AAFD’s LegaLineSM Franchisee Network

July 6th, 2017

The AAFD is proud to welcome a new member to our growing LegaLineSM Franchisee Network of franchise attorneys. Christopher Kellett is a principal at the law firm Carmody... Read More »

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5 Tips on Finding a Cost-Effective Phone System for Small Businesses

by: Tad Nikolich

Finding a phone system that fits a small business's needs and budget can be a challenge. Traditional phone systems are expensive; most come with long-term contracts and early ... Read More »

Before You Start An Independent Business, Is A Franchise Available?

by: Jessica Bennett

Is it finally time to chuck the cubicle, endless conference calls, and 9 – 5? Are you ready to start your own business? Running a business can be an incredibly empowering expe... Read More »

The “absolute discretion” trap

by: M. Blen Gee Jr.

Sometimes one or two words in a franchise agreement can be the difference between financial life and financial death for a franchisee. As an attorney who routinely represen... Read More »

Franchisees and the Challenge of Social Networking

by: AAFD

Social media marketing is almost a requirement for businesses nowadays. More and more businesses are discovering that social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest c... Read More »

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