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Posted by on Oct 19, 2011

Build a chapter for your franchise system and provide management and support services for internal chapters, as well as Independent Franchisee Associations.  The AAFD has formed exclusive trademark chapters for more than 60 franchise systems.

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Posted by on Aug 11, 2011

We continuously negotiate quality programs and discounts to increase the value of your membership. Visit our Branded Programs and our exclusive Referral Networks often, as we are constantly enhancing member benefits.

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Buying a Franchise?

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011

A major investment and Buying a franchise is often seen as a way to reduce risks, associating an established brand and tested operating system… BUT Buyer Beware! Read our resources, to find everything you need to know before Buying a Franchise.

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Posted by on Sep 15, 2010

Join as an Associate, a Franchise Chapter Member, or Affiliate, and gain immediate access to an exclusive website area designed to help you build market power, provide legal and financial support to you or current franchisee and many more member benefits.

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Alabama Fair Franchise Legislation Stalls

What looked like the surprise franchise legislative effort for the year quickly stalled and is now on hold until next year. State Senator Chris Elliott introduced Senate Bill 129, the Protect Alabama Small Business Act, to specifically create protections for franchise owners in the state.

Independent Franchisee Associations—Special Limited Time Offer: FREE One-Year AAFD Association Membership Just for Checking Us Out!

For over 25 years, the AAFD has pursued a market driven approach to reforming the franchise community. Unfortunately, we live in a political climate dominated by franchisor influence and a dearth of franchisee associations rallying together in common cause. The laws and legal precedents continue to strongly favor franchisor interests. The importance of franchisee associations to aggregate their combined resources under a common banner has never been more essential.  

AAFD Acknowledges the 2nd Anniversary of AAFD Electronic Payment Processing from Branded Partner, Chosen Payments

The AAFD is proud to acknowledge Chosen Payments as the AAFD’s branded partner powering the AAFD Electronic Payment Processing branded program. 

Chosen Payments leads the merchant industry and specializes in a variety of businesses, making them a well-rounded option for your electronic processing needs. The company has won the prestigious Data’s President’s Club award six years in a row and were included in Inc’s 5,000 Fastest Growing Businesses list.  

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

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 least blunt, this practice. 

In the past, it wasn’t uncommon for a franchisor to try and use a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing to secure better terms for itself at the cost of its franchisees. For example, a franchisor might have old franchise agreements that require significant support services and contain royalty rates of 2-4%.  A franchisor filing for Chapter 11 might as well try to force upon franchisees contracts with no support obligations and 5-10% fees.  

Idealistic Dreamer to Burned-Out Business Owner? Avoid that Fate with the Super-Secret Magic Formula to Finding More Time

This story isn’t new. A big dreamer becomes dissatisfied with the corporate life – the strict schedule, limited vacation time, ceiling on earnings, few opportunities to be creative or make a difference, and answering to a boss who doesn’t appreciate the employee’s value – and ventures into small business ownership.  

Chosen Payments Tips, Where Fees Go

Many merchants falsely believe all of the fees they pay go to their credit card processor. If that was the case there would probably be a lot more credit card processors out there today. The truth is, your processor actually keeps a very tiny portion of the transactions.

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