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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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”

    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

    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

    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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