Franchised Business Ownership: Minority and Gender Groups, provides detailed information about minority and female ownership, including the percent of franchised businesses owned by minorities and women, comparisons of ownership rates between franchised and non-franchised businesses, and comparisons with results for IFA’s first report on the subject in 2002. In addition, the report provides information about ownership rates by size of business, and minority and female ownership rates in the food services and drinking places industry. Franchised Business Ownership: Minority and Gender Groups was prepared by PwC for the IFA Educational Foundation and is based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2007 Survey of Business Owners.
Prepared by the Hudson Institute for the IFA
A report examining the effects of health care reform on the franchising industry including cases studies that show how different franchise businesses are likely to be affected once the employer mandates take effect.
Prepared by IHS Global Insight for the IFA Educational Foundation
In December 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to revise the current Fair Labor Standards Act regulations pertaining to the exemption for companionship services and live in domestic services. This independent assessment of the impact describes how the rule change would affect businesses that operate as franchises.