Being part of our independent association means we are organized; we share resources and can act collectively. Staying organized is not easy. We’ll need to communicate with each other, train each other, elect chapter delegates and representatives, and may, if needed also require to hire a legal team. To achieve all that, we have team up with the AAFD a national non-profit trade association representing the rights and interests of franchisees and independent dealers throughout the United States. The AAFD was formed by Declaration of Trust in May of 1992 with the original mission of “Bringing Fairness to Franchising.” Together, we foster a spirit of collaboration within our franchise system, to provide a common voice for our independent association, and channel proactive energies to resolve common problems and develop better approaches to operating our businesses.
These are just some of the benefits to be gained by joining together and communicating on an ongoing basis. In a competitive environment that is constantly changing, it is incumbent on us to join forces for our common benefit, to support our franchise system, and to support each other in challenging times. Our very survival depends on our standing up for the Independent Association of Line-X franchisee, working to improve our profitability, and working to assure our franchisor’s faith and confidence in our importance to the vitality of the entire system.