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  • You can market your product or services to franchisees through a supporting membership in the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) in San Diego. Supporting members become part of the AAFD's Suppliers Network, a national network of businesses that members can contact for products at a special AAFD-negotiated price. You're also eligible to qualify as a vendor to its national purchasing co-op. The annual cost is $500 for a supporting membership plus $500 to enroll in its Suppliers Network. Call (800)733-9858 or visit AAFD's Web site at
  • The American Franchisee Association (AFA), a Chicago-based national trade group, represents franchisees who own more than 14,000 outlets in 60 industries. AFA represents member interests on Capitol Hill and offers discounted prices on products and services through its purchasing group. Call (800)334-4AFA or visit the association's Web site at

Contact Sources


Great Harvest Franchising Inc., (800) 442-0424,

Heavenly Cheesecakes Inc., (800) 777-HALO, fax: (770) 491-9060

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This article was originally published in the April 1999 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Get With the System.

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