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 [...]
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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. [...]
His resume is impressive. While he is remembered as one of the founding fathers of the United States, an inventor, a diplomat, a scientist and author, one of the nation’s earliest entrepreneurs has recently been discovered to have also created a business arrangement that could earn him yet another title in the history books. For [...]
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 [...]
William Rosenberg Founder of Dunkin’ Donuts “Show me a person who never made a mistake, and I will show you a person who never did anything.” In the 1940s, William Rosenberg founded Industrial Luncheon Services using $1,500 in war bonds and $1,000 in borrowed seed capital. Following its success, and noticing that a significant percentage [...]
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 [...]
Hosted by industry professionals, the International Franchise Association offers a monthly series of informative, interactive seminars that will help you run your franchise business better. Brought to you by the Supplier Forum This month’s seminar focuses on the topic on every franchisor’s and franchisee’s mind: Entering Canada & Mexico Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 2-3 p.m. [...]
The International Franchise Expo, sponsored by the International Franchise Association, will be held June 15-17 in New York City at the Javits Center. Contact the IFE-NYC for more information on registering. Free seminars and events.
The International Franchise Association has joined several other business groups in the Discover America Partnership asking the U.S. Department of Commerce to take more aggressive steps to boost the U.S.’s share of the international tourism market. IFA is a member of the partnership, with IFA President & CEO Steve Caldeira serving on the board of [...]
Franchising offers first-time business owners guidance, support and a proven business model. And in today’s economy, starting a business can provide more stability than a job in corporate America. Franchises in particular can be see as lower risk. A report by research firm IHS Global Insight conducted for the International Franchise Association estimates that after [...]
Celebrating 50 years of excellence, education and advocacy, the International Franchise Association is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA’s mission is to protect, enhance and promote franchising through government relations, public relations and educational programs. The IFA has more than 1200 franchise members. A great resource for anyone interested in buying [...]
The mission of the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Government Relations Department is to preserve and enhance the legislative and regulatory climate for the growth of franchising worldwide by providing services and representation that only IFA can achieve. The Department achieves this by monitoring legislative and regulatory activity, conducting lobbying and grassroots campaigns, participating in national [...]