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The Coronavirus Outbreak: a Force Majeure event?

March 31st, 2020

by: AAFD

in: Featured,legislative,The Franchisee Voice

*By: Gary Tucker, Esq. and Karen Cockrill, Esq. Franchisees nationwide are facing devasting impact on their businesses, and increasingly mandated store closures. Naturally, franchisees face concerns regarding impact on their franchise and lease agreement obligations to stay open, and equally important, to pay fees required by such agreements. Most, but not all, franchise agreements, and most lease agreements, provide protection to both franchisors and franchisees, and landlords, in the form o... Read More »

Act Today! Request Disaster Assistance for Franchisees

March 22nd, 2020

by: AAFD

in: Featured,legislative,Member Alerts,The Franchisee Voice

S.3548 has been introduced in the Senate that specifically takes action to assist small business owners from the effects of Coronavirus pandemic. We now have a starting point to work from and will do our best to keep you up to date on its progress and other legislation that impacts franchisees. The main points of this legislation are to get money into the hands of small business owners through disaster loans, penalty free access to retirement funds, and possibly grants. This is the legislation t... Read More »

The Coronavirus Outbreak: a Force Majeure event?

March 31st, 2020

by: AAFD

*By: Gary Tucker, Esq. and Karen Cockrill, Esq. Franchisees nationwide are facing devasting impact on their businesses, and increasingly mandated store closures. Naturally,... Read More »

Important advice about Covid-19 Benefits for AAFD LifeStyle Health Plan subscribers

March 26th, 2020

by: AAFD

We have received an important communication from Medova Healthcare regarding benefits and protections included or ADDED to Lifestyle Health Plan subscribers. Click here to rev... Read More »

AAFD Fair Franchising Standards available from Amazon, the Kindle Marketplace and NOW, directly download from AAFD.org!

March 24th, 2020

by: AAFD

The AAFD has made it easier than ever to access the AAFD’s acclaimed Fair Franchising Standards. Simply visit the Fair Franchising Standards page on our AAFD’s Website, and ch... Read More »

Act Today! Request Disaster Assistance for Franchisees

March 22nd, 2020

by: AAFD

S.3548 has been introduced in the Senate that specifically takes action to assist small business owners from the effects of Coronavirus pandemic. We now have a starting point ... Read More »

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If You Only Go to One Conference This Year…

May 15th, 2019

by: AAFD

Your time is valuable and so is your money. You can’t afford to give away either by going to every i... Read More »

Join Us for a Night at the Ballpark During the AAFD Leadership Summit

May 7th, 2019

by: AAFD

One of the biggest benefits of attending an event like the AAFD Leadership Summit and Annual Confere... Read More »

SAVE THE DATE – AAFD Franchisee Leadership Summit Dates Announced for 2019

February 25th, 2019

by: AAFD

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2019 AAFD FRANCHISEE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT AND ANNUAL CONFERENCE: “PROTECTING YOUR... Read More »

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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The AAFD Welcomes New Supporting Member, Franchise Background Checks!

May 30th, 2019

The AAFD is excited to welcome our newest supplier, Franchise Background Checks.   Franchise Background Checks has been in business for over 20 years, providing franchisees... Read More »

Introducing SecrtSOS – We didn’t mean to keep it Secret!

May 14th, 2019

The AAFD is proud to welcome our recent Silver Sponsor supplier member, SecrtSOS, (pronounced: “Secret Sauce”), a company that specializes in business development and educat... Read More »

Congratulations to Jeff Brodsly of Chosen Payments for Landing on 2019 “Forty Under 40” List

May 1st, 2019

Here at the AAFD, we only seek out the best suppliers for our Branded Partner program so we can offer our members truly excellent services and unbeatable deals. One of our mos... Read More »

The Best Postcards: Welcomed as the AAFD’s Newest Branded Partner

April 16th, 2019

The AAFD is exited to announce our newest Branded Partner, The Best Postcards, which will be powering our new and improved AAFD Printing & Direct Mail program. ... Read More »

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Communicating via Text in Times of Crisis

by: AAFD

by Laura Thompson*, Textellent – the leading provider of Business Texting  We are all under stress right now as we face a new kind of quickly evolving crisis that is not ju... Read More »

What is a Health Insurance ‘carve-out’? Should I consider it?

by: Steven Chapkin

Answer: When businesses face challenges getting enough employees to participate in their health insurance benefit (enough to meet the minimum participation rate set by the ins... Read More »

How Is Your Franchisor Using Your Marketing Fund?

by: AAFD

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 b... Read More »

Why Your Franchisor May Not Provide the Supplier Benefits You Expect

by: Gary Tucker, Esq.

Many potential franchisees become trusting of their chosen franchisor and go further to make the mistake of believing that their agreement and supply chain is, and must be, a ... Read More »

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