One approach is to check the AAFD
website for associations it has added as chapters.
Rosen described the effect of the new standards: "The AAFD
has recognized that personal guarantees may be appropriate when a franchisor looks to the principals of the purchaser of the franchise for the ultimate performance of the franchisee's obligations, but the new standard suggests that guarantees should be negotiable.
Support for franchisees comes from an existing parent company, that is a franchiser, or it comes from either the IFA or AAFD
This new partnership gives our members access to state-of-the art security equipment at a reduced rate from a company, Mace, that's literally a household name in the world of security," said Robert Purvin, chairman of AAFD.
Our association with AAFD is a classic win-win, relationship," said O'Leary.
The AAFD is a national non-profit trade association representing the rights and interests of franchisees and independent dealers throughout the United States.
The AAFD's Branded Partner programs add a new dimension to the value of AAFD membership.
Tutor Time, its CEO Bill Davis and the Tutor Time Franchisee Association epitomize the quest for Total Quality Franchising," said Robert Purvin, AAFD
Stressing market solutions and franchisee empowerment through independent franchisee associations, the AAFD
has grown to represent more than 12,000 franchised businesses nationwide.
To bring fairness to franchising, the AAFD
drew up a Bill of Rights that sets forth a list of "minimum requirements of a fair and equitable franchise system.
The AAFD annually singles out one franchisor for outstanding citizenship within the franchising community.
added, "This AAFD honor is very meaningful because it recognizes our productive, communicative partnerships with our franchisees.