Top Legal Advice, Free!

Unlike politicians’ promises for free services – free college tuition, free child tax credits, free universal guaranteed income, free prescription drugs, etc. – there are times when items of great value really are offered for FREE! And, that’s precisely what the Coalition of Franchisee Associations is offering franchisees at its upcoming Annual Legal Symposium in…

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CFA Legal Symposium

As more legal issues swirl around the franchise world, it becomes that much more apparent how important it is for franchisee to be up-to-speed on today’s issues. For that reason, we want to again encourage you to register for the 2021 CFA Legal Symposium. Registration is now open for the annual Legal Symposium sponsored by…

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CFA Legal Symposium

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) this week opened registration for its popular annual Legal Symposium. The 2021 event will again be held in conjunction with and immediately at the conclusion of the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. The RFDC is scheduled for November 8 – 10 and…

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SBA Makes Major Changes to EIDL

It was announced yesterday in Washington DC that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has made a number of significant changes to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. The loan cap, which previously was set at $500,000, has been increased to $2 million and actually went in effect Wednesday evening although it wasn’t announced until…

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CFA Lobby Day

We’re just over two weeks away from the 2021 Coalition of Franchisee Association Lobby Day and your participation has never been so important. As evidenced by the news items already detailed above, having franchise owners like yourself personally explain to members of Congress the impact of such issues as joint employer, replenishing the RRF and…

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DOL Officially Rescinds Joint Employer

As we warned just about one month ago, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced last week that it had officially rescinded the Trump administration definition of joint employer. An array of Democrat Attorney Generals had filed a number of lawsuits (some were successful and are on appeal) challenging several provisions of the Trump-era joint…

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CFA Readying Lobby Day and in the News

We’re just a little better than one month away from the Coalition of Franchisee Associations Lobby Day in Washington, DC., and if you haven’t yet done so, please sign up to attend and join your franchisee colleagues to speak with you representatives in Congress about the issues that most concern you and your business. On…

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Fair Franchising Legislation Survey

As we’ve advised in the past, the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) has worked hard for a number of years on fair franchising legislation at the state level and now on several issues pending in the Nation’s Capital, including the SBA Franchise Loan Default Disclosure Act (S.2162), SBA Franchise Loan Transparency Act (S.1120), and the…

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CFA Lobby Day Forum

Another of the don’t miss upcoming events is the 2021 Coalition of Franchisee Associations Lobby Day Forum in Washington DC on September 14, 2021 from 1:00 – 7:00 PM. Attending this event and meeting with your representatives in Congress to discuss issues that concern you most as a small business owner and franchisee is perhaps…

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Keeping CFA Political Action Committee Strong

Through our reporting in Small Regular No Sugar! our subscribers have read of the great work that the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) does on behalf of member franchisees across the country. With timely webinars, virtual Congressional Town Hall meetings and specific representation on issues of import to franchisees, CFA has proven its value time…

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