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As we warned just about one month ago, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced last week that it had officially rescinded the Trump administration definition of joint employer.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 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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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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Keep 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, the virtual Congressional Town Hall meetings that began several months ago and specific representation on issues of import to franchisees,…

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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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CFA in the News & in Your Corner

We’ve often written about an event that been sponsored or an issue that’s being highlighted for action by the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA). When we do, many of our readers may not immediately see the tremendous value that our affiliation with this national organization provides Dunkin’ franchisees as well as franchise owners in any…

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Franchising 101 for Federal Lawmakers

Not long after assuming the role of chairman of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) in January of 2018, long-time Dunkin’ franchisee John Motta said that one of his goals was to make sure the voices of franchisees were heard more clearly on Capitol Hill. “We meet twice a year, we go to Washington, we…

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