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Thank you for your support! Without it we wouldn’t have gotten as far as we did.

Dear Members and Friends of MFOA, Thank you for your support, participation, and advocacy for Maine franchise owners. Your support helped advance the Maine Franchise Owners Association (MFOA) and its mission to protect, defend and enhance the equity for all franchise owners. Even though we lost LD 1458 in the senate, we did get our [...]


Re/Max Raises Dues for Agents, and Franchisees

Move bolsters the franchisor’s 2 largest revenue streams On Jan. 1, Re/Max increased the annual dues its agents in the U.S. and Canada pay to affiliate with the brand and the monthly per-agent fees affiliated brokerages in U.S. company-owned master franchise regions pay the franchisor. After holding steady at $390 for 2011 through 2013, Re/Max [...]

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Maine Senate Kills Franchise Protection Bill

Don Sniegowski Reports at Blue MauMau AUGUSTA, Maine – On Wednesday Maine’s state senate voted against Legislative Document 1458, the Small Business I nvestment Protection Act. In a vote of 24 against and only 10 supporting, the senators essentially killed the current form of the bill. Franchise owners in Maine have complained that their businesses [...]

LD 1458 Loses in the Maine Senate

The Maine Small Business Investment Protection Act (LD 1458) was voted down today Nay 25 – Yea 9. Thanks to the Senate for their investigation and consideration of the issue.

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Three Stories of Maine Franchise Owners or Franchisors Doing Business in Maine

Three Stories about Quiznos, Coffee News and Dunkin’ Donuts. Quiznos: Maine franchisees of the franchising firm that earlier this month filed for bankruptcy, failed miserably under a broken business model. Some are questioning what detriment there was to their state’s economy. Analyzing the sub sandwich chain’s past franchise disclosure documents shows there was approximately $5.4 [...]

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Cartridge World is the world’s largest dedicated specialty retailer of ink and toner printer cartridges. We are committed to providing great value, top quality refilled and re-manufactured printer cartridges that are backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Thousands of people around the world have now discovered Cartridge World and are pleased with the quality along with [...]

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