IFA advocates on issues critical to franchising will meet during its Public Affairs Conference Sept. 10 and 11 in Washington, D.C. IFA’s annual fly-in will enable franchisees, franchisors and suppliers to share their insights with federal lawmakers about issues affecting franchise businesses, including labor, health care and access to capital. This year’s event includes its […]
Franchises owned by military veterans have annual revenues of $41 billion annually and employ 1.5 million people, reports the International Franchise Association. The franchise industry had developed several programs to recruit and train military veterans as franchisees. One in four returning active duty military veterans is interested in launching a small business, according to the […]
How you can open a franchise business & be in biz for yourself, but not by yourself.
Reema Khan, s.h.a.p.e.s’ founder and CEO, opened her first beauty salon in 2003. Inspired by the women who would drive from the suburbs to the North Side of Chicago to have their eyebrows threaded at her salon, Khan, a licensed cosmetologist, said she decided to open her first s.h.a.p.e.s Brow Bar at a local mall. […]
TCBY (www.tcby.com), the leading frozen yogurt concept, recently expanded its footprint in Texas and is hosting a franchise open house to celebrate the opening of its newest self-serve location. The open house, which will provide an opportunity to learn more about owning your own franchise, will be held on Saturday, April 14, from 1 to […]
International Franchise Association President & CEO Steve Caldeira recently announced that Beth Solomon will join the association Nov. 1 as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Industry Relations. “Beth Solomon brings a wealth of trade association, private-sector and Capitol Hill experience to the IFA, which will help us to further develop and enhance new and […]