By and For the Franchise Community

Our FranBlog includes the best of franchise success stories from around the world. These personal accounts help you learn directly from the collective experiences of IFA’s franchise community.     

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Huntington Learning Center Celebrates Franchisee Of The Year

In franchising and education, few names resonate with as much dedication and influence as Beth Dotson, owner of Huntington Learning Center of Daphne and Mobile in Alabama and one of the International Franchise Association's (IFA) 2023 Franchisees of the Year. Recognized for her exemplary role in both her business and the community, Beth’s story is a testament to the transformative power of education and the impact of compassionate leadership.
May 20, 2024

Are Franchises a Good Investment?

Franchises can be a great investment. They are less risky than other opportunities, can provide access to resources you may not get starting from the ground up, and offer ongoing support and solidarity within the community you’re choosing to be a part of.
May 14, 2024

How to: Open a Franchise Restaurant

Restaurant franchises offer a unique opportunity in the food service industry by allowing entrepreneurs to open their own establishments under a parent brand. This model provides the blueprint, support, and brand recognition necessary to achieve success. Understanding the franchise model—from initial investment to daily operations—is crucial for anyone considering this path in the restaurant business.
May 14, 2024

Empowering Entrepreneurs: Inside Dream Vacations

Dream Vacations presents a great opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs with a passion for travel. With a robust support system, vibrant community, and comprehensive training, it offers a solid foundation for success in the travel industry.
May 02, 2024

Unlocking Franchise Success: The Power of an Answering Service

Imagine this: A prospective customer reaches out to your franchise location and asks about your services. When they call, they get a friendly voice prepared to help them rather than getting a voicemail or a busy tone. How is that possible? With an answering service! 
April 26, 2024