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The Joint Employer Conundrum

November 12th, 2019

by: RPurvin

in: Featured,The Franchisee Voice

The AAFD’s was founded in 1992 in reaction to an ongoing degradation and deterioration of franchisee rights and equity that had been evolving for many years. The actual premise for my book, The Franchise Fraud, first published in 1994, was that the then modern-day franchise falsely represented that franchising was (and is) a safe and secure path the business ownership. In fact, then (and now) the ‘modern’ franchise is more business rental than business ownership, and most franchise agreements gr... Read More »

AAFD Legislative Introduction

October 10th, 2019

by: Keith Miller

in: Featured,The Franchisee Voice

I want to start by telling the AAFD membership how excited I am to be working with this organization as the Director of Public Affairs and Engagement.  I thank Robert Purvin for giving me this opportunity to work with all of you in bringing more focus and engagement to the legislative and political process. I truly believe in the power of franchisees to engage in issues that positively impact them, and of course, working to build and protect the equity in their businesses.  For those that att... Read More »

The Joint Employer Conundrum

November 12th, 2019

by: RPurvin

The AAFD’s was founded in 1992 in reaction to an ongoing degradation and deterioration of franchisee rights and equity that had been evolving for many years. The actual premis... Read More »

Arbitration Clauses in Franchising Agreements

October 25th, 2019

by: Jeffrey Cohen

Under Fire in Federal Court: Can a claim of racial discrimination be forced to arbitration? United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York ruled in Augu... Read More »

AAFD Legislative Introduction

October 10th, 2019

by: Keith Miller

I want to start by telling the AAFD membership how excited I am to be working with this organization as the Director of Public Affairs and Engagement.  I thank Robert Purvin f... Read More »

AAFD Health Benefits Open Enrollment

October 8th, 2019

by: Steven Chapkin

Ah, fall!  The season of change.  There is a crisp note in the air, the leaves in most parts of the country are beginning to show their red, yellow and orange hues.  And, if y... 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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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 »

New Supreme Court Decision Could Make It More Difficult for Franchisors to Negotiate with Franchisees During Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

by: Jeffery Haff

Franchisors have used Chapter 11 bankruptcy to both restructure their debts and to demand concessions from franchisees. A new Supreme Court decision could take away, or at lea... Read More »

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