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 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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DC Presence Critical

Reading our comments regularly in Small Regular No Sugar! explaining issues at play in Washington DC and the tremendous impact they can have on small business owners across our country, underscores the need for franchisees and other small business owners to be active in the Nation’s Capital. Since we can’t always get to DC ourselves…

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CFA In The News

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) continues its work on behalf of franchise owners from an array of different brands across the country under the leadership of Dunkin’ franchisee and CFA Chairman John Motta. Over the past few weeks, an Op-Ed co-authored by Motta along with Alfredo Ortiz, President and CEO of the Job Creators…

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Oregon Fair Franchising Hearing

With pandemic issues swirling around countless minimum wage ihke proposals, we could almost forget about the need for Fair Franchising Legislation in so many states around the country – but we haven’t forgotten. In fact, the Oregon legislature will hold a public hearing next Wednesday, February 17 – via Zoom, of course – on House…

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CFA Webinar on Tuesday

DDIFO will host another timely webinar sponsored by the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) next Tuesday, February 9 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon EST. “Breaking Down the Employee Retention Tax Credit” will feature Justin Elanjian and Tommy Lee, partners in Aprio, the CPA and Business Advisory firm of Aprio. The webinar will provide a…

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Register for Next Week’s CFA Webinar

As evidenced in some of the stories above, the Biden-Harris administration is going to be implementing many significant changes in labor and employment laws and regulations that will dramatically impact franchise owners across the country. To help you better prepare for those changes, the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) is sponsoring a webinar: Updates to…

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Upcoming Webinar Events

We pleased to announce a couple of new webinars have been scheduled that you may want to attend. DDIFO will host another very timely webinar sponsored by the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) on Tuesday, January 26 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST. Updates to Labor and Employment Law will feature attorney Rob Bernstein, a…

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