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  • AAFD Names Keith Miller as New Director of Public Affairs and Engagement

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    On October 3rd, the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) engaged Keith Miller of Franchisee Advocacy Consulting as their Director of Public Affairs and Engagement. In their online announcement,…

  • 7-11 Franchisees Take the Publicity Lead

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    On September 27th, Franchise Times published an article entitled, “7-11 Owners Air Cold, Hard Facts Against Corporate.” The decision to air grievances publicly is a rare one in the franchising…

  • Forced Arbitration Clauses Mean Franchisors Win

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    The American Association of Justice just released a report about the extreme harms of forced arbitration. The report is dated this month: September 2019. Many franchise agreements have clauses that…

  • Franchise Fraud is Bureaucratic Corruption

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    Franchise fraud is bureaucratic corruption. In their 2017 book Corruption: What Everyone Needs to Know, Ray Fisman and Miram A. Golden write: In any setting, there can be the occasional…

  • How to Safely Leak Franchise Fraud Evidence

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    In order to combat franchise fraud, franchiSEES must have a safe way to leak their evidence. They must have a way to share documents that can’t be subpoenaed. In this…

  • Franchise Fraud in the News

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    Why don’t we hear about franchise fraud in the news? In 2017, when I first began interacting with leaders in the franchise-fraud resistance movement (that’s my name for it), someone…

  • The Integrated Network that Supports Franchise Fraud

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    Franchise Fraud isn’t that complicated. It stems from an integrated network of individuals and businesses making money off of franchise sales. Networks aren’t that difficult to understand. They’re made of…

  • The Myth of the “Few Disgruntled Franchisees”

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    One way franchiSORS maintain leverage is through discrediting franchiSEE issues by labeling franchiSEES who assertively defend their rights as “disgruntled” and by pretending that the “disgruntled” franchiSEES are rare and…

  • Franchise Fraud: The Solution is Leaks and Media

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    The way to combat franchise fraud is to leak evidence to the media. Press that proves the fraud will educate the public and put pressure on Congress and the Federal…

  • Franchise Fraud: The Problem is Corruption

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    Corruption is at the heart of the endemic franchise fraud in the United States. The most effective solution against corruption I know is using leaks of documents that prove the…

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