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[ 0 ] Jan. 7, 2014

Star-Studded Roster for International Franchise Association Convention in NOLA

The International Franchise Association convention talking place from Feb. 22 to 25 in New Orleans, features outstanding speakers including former U.S. Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta, Cheryl A. Bachelder, CEO of AFC Enterprises, Inc., franchisor of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, and Todd Rowe, Google SMB Global Sales, among others. An updated convention brochure […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 4, 2013

Franchise Groups Partner With FLOTUS To Win Leverage With POTUS

Trade associations and business groups are partnering with first lady Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign and veteran aid initiative to strengthen their relationship and establish a level of trust with the administration. “The relationships we have built with the White House on veterans has made our industry voice heard on other issues such as Obamacare,” IFA […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 9, 2013

Key Small Business Issues To Be Discussed at IFA’s Public Affairs Conference

Join franchise business leaders on Sept. 16 and 17 in Washington, D.C., for IFA’s Public Affairs Conference to get the latest information from policy experts on the Affordable Care Act, tax reform and immigration, and meet directly with your member of Congress and share your top business concerns. You can also network with your legislators […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 30, 2013

IFA’s Emerging Franchisor Conference Coming This November

If you’re a franchisor ready to grow your system, be sure to join us Nov. 13 to 14 in Fort Lauderdale for IFA’s Emerging Franchisor Conference. This new conference is designed to address challenges and opportunities unique to franchise systems with 300 or fewer franchisees. The event is also a prime networking and educational opportunity. […]

[ 0 ] Jul. 9, 2013

Veterans Play Significant Role in Franchise History

Will Vehrs was a military veteran who worked with prospective entrepreneurs for 17 years before he decided to take his own advice and invest in a business, becoming one of many veterans to choose a franchising path. One in every seven U.S. franchises is owned by a military veteran and through its “Operation Enduring Opportunity,” […]

[ 0 ] May. 14, 2013

Restaurant Jobs At Issue In Immigration Reform Bill

The immigration reform bill up for debate in the Senate would create a guest worker program with W visas that would allow immigrants to fill seasonal positions and other jobs, including many restaurant positions, that Americans don’t want to take. Supporters say the measure would offer workers protection and help end labor shortages, while opponents […]

[ 0 ] May. 9, 2013

IFA Program Offers Support for Minority Entrepreneurs

The IFA founded MinorityFran in 2006 after realizing the franchise industry did not mirror the diversity of its customer base, said Miriam Brewer, IFA’s senior director of education and diversity. The program seeks to connect minority entrepreneurs and franchisors looking to enter new markets in an effort to help level the economic playing field in […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 22, 2013

TD Bank Offers Franchising Financing for Veterans

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, recently announced that it has joined with the International Franchise Association and a pilot group of franchises to help United States Veterans become franchise owners. Across TD Bank’s Maine to Florida footprint, franchises such as Dunkin’ Donuts, Domino’s Pizza, Baskin-Robbins and Papa Murphy’s will be able to offer a […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 17, 2013

You Can Still Exhibit at IFE If Your Brand Isn’t Registered in NY…

If you’re undecided about exhibiting at the upcoming IFA International Franchise Expo in New York City from June 20 through 22 because your brand is not registered to sell franchises in New York State, relax. The state recently renewed a limited exemption for U.S.-based franchisors and international companies from its franchise-sales regulations, allowing franchisors that are not […]

[ 0 ] Apr. 14, 2013

IFA Study Says 1 In 7 Franchises Is Veteran-Owned

One out of seven U.S. franchises is veteran-owned and more than 66,000 franchise businesses owned by veterans provide jobs for 815,000 workers, according to an IFA educational foundation study. The IFA offers incentives for veterans to enter the franchise industry through programs such as IFA-sponsored Operation Enduring Opportunity, which has placed 64,000 veterans and military […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 13, 2013

U.S. Franchise Trade Mission To Egypt, Jordan, Qatar & UAE

The U.S. Franchise Trade Mission to Egypt, Jordan, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates is brought to you by IFA and Franchise Times, and is designated as a Certified Trade Mission by the U.S. Commercial Service.  From May 12-22, 2013, a select group of franchisors will receive valuable briefings and research and the opportunity to grow their brands in expanding Middle […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 12, 2012

IFA’s Upcoming Franchise Development Seminars

Are you looking for ways to revitalize your Franchise Development Program?  You are not alone.  Many franchisors are looking for ways to restructure or supplement existing franchise sales and development programs in order to grow their business. Upcoming seminars are set for: October 10-11, 2012 in Anaheim, CA. and November 7-8, 2012 in Dallas, TX. […]

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