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The 4 Ways Associations Can Help Franchisees

While independent franchisee associations can be viewed as confrontational, when all involved parties get talking, the groups can be a collaborative source of support and education.
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Franchisees occupy a precarious niche in the business ecosystem, caught between the twin pincers of labor and management. They’re not employees, but they often lack real power to steer the course of their own businesses -- which is why many franchisees choose to band together and form independent associations. 

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