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Is the FTC Listening to Franchisees? At Least One Commissioner Is

August 21st, 2020

by: Keith Miller

in: Featured,Legislative,The Franchisee Voice

Over the years, many franchisees, franchisee advocates, and franchisee lawyers have wondered if the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is really doing anything to regulate franchising. While the International Franchise Association states there are 733,000 franchised outlets in the United States, the FTC assigns less than one person to the task of overseeing franchising. In fact, in a 2019 New York Times story, it was stated that, “Lois Greisman, the associate director of the Division of Marketing Pr... Read More »

Thirty8 Degrees Earns AAFD Purchasing Group Endorsement for Thermal Guard Temperature Screeners

August 12th, 2020

by: AAFD

in: Featured,Suppliers Corner

August 12, 2020. The AAFD is pleased to announce thatThirty8 Degrees’ exclusive and proprietary Thermal Guard Temperature Screeners have received the unanimous endorsement of the AAFD Purchasing Group. AAFD product endorsement is available to AAFD Supporting Member companies based upon the independent evaluation of the AAFD’s Purchasing Committee of a particular company or product as to quality and value of the endorsed product, and any member benefit or discount accorded to AAFD Members. ... Read More »

FranPINIONS: Batteries Plus, Franchisor Actions Speak Louder Than Words.

September 15th, 2020

by: AAFD

FranPINIONS from the AAFD by By Keith Miller, AAFD Director of Public Affairs and Principal of Franchise Advocacy ... Read More »

New AAFD.org Website Coming Soon!

September 9th, 2020

by: AAFD

We are excited to announce the roll out of Phase 1 of the AAFD’s new and improved website, scheduled to go live by the end of September 2020.    Among many new functions an... Read More »

Is the FTC Listening to Franchisees? At Least One Commissioner Is

August 21st, 2020

by: Keith Miller

Over the years, many franchisees, franchisee advocates, and franchisee lawyers have wondered if the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is really doing anything to regulate franchi... Read More »

AAFD Franchisee Leadership Council Moving Forward

August 19th, 2020

by: AAFD

Written by:  AAFD & FLC Co-Chairs  The AAFD Franchisee Leadership Council (FLC), also known as the AAFD House of Delegates, is the AAFD’s legislative body charged with ... 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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Thirty8 Degrees Earns AAFD Purchasing Group Endorsement for Thermal Guard Temperature Screeners

August 12th, 2020

August 12, 2020. The AAFD is pleased to announce thatThirty8 Degrees’ exclusive and proprietary Thermal Guard Temperature Screeners have received the unanimous endorsement o... Read More »

Maximize Loan Forgiveness

June 16th, 2020

Paychex, the AAFD’s endorsed Supporting Member for HR support and payroll processing, has just announced a great new PPP Loan Forgiveness Estimator for its clients.  In an ... Read More »

PAYCHEX Joins the AAFD’s Suppliers Network!

June 2nd, 2020

The AAFD is pleased to welcome Paychex as the newest member of the AAFD’s Suppliers Network. Widely regarded as the leading provider of Payroll and HR Solutions, Inc. Magazine... Read More »

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 »

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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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