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Why You Want to Hire Great Employees for Your Franchise

August 3rd, 2015

by: Jessica Bennett

in: Featured

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, the cost of losing ... Read More »

AAFD Member Benefit Spotlight: Free Subscription to Franchise Times Magazine

September 29th, 2015

by: Michael J. Nelson

At the AAFD, we try to provide lots of extra benefits to our members to help you save money, get access to important services, and stay up-to-date on important franchise indus... Read More »

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

July 24th, 2015

by: AAFD

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. No... Read More »

Your Franchisor Might Not Bring A Flood Of Customers To Your Door

April 28th, 2015

by: Jessica Bennett

One of the reasons potential franchisees love the idea of owning a franchise is that they often believe the franchisor will work hard to generate customers for their franchise... Read More »

The AAFD is Moving to Bigger Digs

April 27th, 2015

by: AAFD

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 it... Read More »

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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 »

Choosing A Franchise Is One Of The Biggest Decisions Of Your Life –AAFD Associate Membership Can Help You Choose The Right One

October 14th, 2013

by: AAFD

Buying a franchise is not a small decision. It will cost you a substantial amount of effort and mone... Read More »

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

July 14th, 2014

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

April 14th, 2014

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

December 2nd, 2013

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 »

No Penalties For Not Telling Workers About Healthcare Exchanges

November 12th, 2013

by: AAFD

On October 1st, despite a government shutdown and the looming threat of the United States government defaulting on its debts, many provisions of the Affordable Care Act (popul... Read More »

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April 8th, 2015

About the firm M. Blen. Gee, Jr. regularly represents franchisees and prospective franchisees. Mr. Gee does not represent franchisors. Mr. Gee’s areas of concentration in... Read More »

Dady & Gardner P.A.

March 18th, 2015

About the firm Lives and Breathes Franchising—from the FRANCHISEES perspective! You are nimble, creative, and the very definition of an American success story. Your si... Read More »

Franchise Legal Support

February 23rd, 2015

Franchise Legal Support is dedicated to providing comprehensive services for franchisees throughout California and the nation. We can help you through the process of buy... Read More »

W. Michael Garner

March 26th, 2014

W. Michael Garner has practiced franchise and distribution law for over thirty years and is regarded as one of the nation's premier trial lawyers and legal writers in ... Read More »

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