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Buying a Franchise is Riskier than Ever

risk, high wire walk in owning a franchise

Critics, including this journal, say that buying a franchise is riskier than ever, that the reality of the franchise system is often purposefully and skillfully hidden and that it is easier to fail nowadays once you plunge in.

California Senate Sends Fair Franchising Bill to Gov. Brown

Sacramento dome from the inside
Inside view of Sacramento capitol dome. photo/KatieCarr

SACRAMENTO—The California state senate voted 23 - 9 late Thursday in favor of SB 610, a bill that strengthens franchisor good faith relations with franchisees. It is now ready for Governor Jerry Brown's signature to become law.

Franchise Associations Pleased Connecticut Rejects Low Wage Penalties

Dunkin' Donuts in a small town in Connecticut
A Dunkin' Donuts shop in a Connecticut town. Photo by bmm

WASHINGTON – Franchise lobbying groups say they are pleased that Connecticut has decided to reject the Act Concerning Low Wage Employers, House Bill 5069. The bill would have required companies with over 500 employees to pay 130 percent of the state minimum wage.

Maine Senate Kills Franchise Protection Bill

Maine State Senator John Patrick and Senate President
Maine Sen. John Patrick (D-Rumford), LD1458 co-sponsor, & state Sen. Andre Cushing (R-Hampden), opponent, pose for Blue MauMau on day of LD1458 vote

AUGUSTA, Maine – On Wednesday Maine's state senate voted against Legislative Document 1458, the Small Business Investment Protection Act. In a vote of 24 against and only 10 supporting, the senators essentially killed the current form of the bill.

Oppose Minimum Wage Increases!

Two critical legislative issues are scheduled for votes this week. Please read the updates below and go to www.cfavotes.com to express your concerns about an increase in minimum wage and the 30-hour full-time definition in the Affordable Care Act.

Calling All New Hampshire Franchisees

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) is reaching out to all franchisees in New Hampshire.  Representative Patrick Abrami (Stratham District) has sponsored HB 1215, The New Hampshire Small Business Investment Protection Act. 

Franchisors and Franchisees Face Off in November on Pennsylvania’s Franchise Protection Bill

Inside the Pennsylvania State Capitol Rotunda by Elizabeth Thomsen
Pennsylvania State Capitol rotunda by Elizabeth Thomsen

HARRISBURG, Penn.—An investment protection act for franchise owners, House Bill 1620, is being proposed in Pennsylvania. Franchisee associations are asking for support from Pennsylvania's franchise owners.

NFIB Announces Support of California’s Fair Franchising Bill

SACRAMENTO—The National Federation of Independent Business announced on Friday that it is supporting California's Senate Bill 610, a fair franchising amendment to California's existing Franchise Relations Act.

Inviting Franchisees to May 8 Briefing and then Maine's Senate Hearing

At the behest of Maine franchisees, the Coalition of Franchisee Associations is inviting all franchisees in the state to attend a special briefing on the morning of Wednesday, May 8 to prepare them for a hearing before Maine's state senators on the need to pass the Small Business Investment Protection Act.

Dunkin Franchisees Help Pass Mass. Health Cost Reform

Governor Patrick Deval
Photo from NECN video clip

BOSTON, Mass. — Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick on Monday, August 6, signed a health care cost amendment into law that the Dunkin' Donuts Independent Franchisee Association pushed for, along with the National Federation of Independent Business, the New England Convenience Store Association and the Restaurant and Business Alliance.