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American Franchisee Advocate Samuel Crawford Passes

Samuel Crawford, died July 17, 2013
Franchisee advocate Samuel Crawford, died July 17, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Samuel Crawford, former director of Public Policy for the American Franchisee Association, 64, died July 17, 2013 after months of battling a rare form of leukemia — myelodysplastic syndrome or MDS.

Franchise Groups Advocate Creating Franchisee Associations

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — On Thursday the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers sent an email to franchisees encouraging them to "achieve a win-win relationship with their franchisors" by forming an independent franchise association.

Assembly Bill 2305 Is Good for California Business

Franchisors are against California's fair franchising bill 2305, known as the Level Playing Field for Small Businesses Act. Here are what opponents postulate and these are the actual facts on why the assembly bill is good for California business.

WSJ Lists BMM among Top Resources

Blue MauMau's FranchipediaIn a nice surprise, the Wall Street Journal gives a meaty mention of BlueMauMau.org as reporter Laura Lorber lists three top online franchise resources. OpenFran and the American Franchisee Association are mentioned too.

New Franchisee Federations Spring Up

LEXINGTON — As spring 2010 comes to a close after an extraordinary recession, new independent franchisee federations are springing up, while old ones have either changed or otherwise passed quietly during the dead of winter.