Something Bigger Than Ourselves

We often highlight events and offerings from the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) in Small Regular No Sugar!, and regularly urge our members to support their efforts through donations to the CFA PAC, lobbying your representatives in Washington or attending other CFA events at the national level. At the same time, it is likely that…

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CFA 2022 Lobby Day

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) has tweaked its schedule for the 2022 CFA Lobby Day at the Nation’s Capital by moving it back one day to June 22, 2022. The move ensures that a vast majority of Representatives and Senators in Congress will be in Washington and available for member meetings at that time.…

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Momentum Grows For Stronger Oversight of Franchising

You would have to look far and wide to find a franchise owner who does not think the nature of the franchisor/franchisee relationship could be improved. Entrepreneurs buy franchised businesses because they believe it gives them the opportunity to be their own boss, join an established chain and build wealth. But as most everyone knows,…

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U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Addresses CFA Legal Symposium

The Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) recently held its annual Legal Symposium in Las Vegas. Even with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Legal Symposium enjoyed its highest attendance since the CFA began the annual program in 2015, featuring franchisees from 33 national brands. A featured speaker was Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, who is…

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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 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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