FranBlog

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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Three Franchisees Giving Thanks and Giving Back

Today is Giving Tuesday, the Global Day of Generosity that brings the Thanksgiving season to a close with a day of gratitude. With that in mind it’s a time for many of us to reflect back with gratitude on the positives we’ve experienced in a difficult year. A number of businesses and individuals have made it a priority to give back to those who have been affected by the challenges of the pandemic, and this holiday season, IFA would like to honor a few of the many franchises who are making a difference in their communities and giving to those less fortunate. 
November 30, 2021
Member Success Stories

Three Strategies for Franchise Success

Operating a franchise today comes with a slew of challenges, from competing with corporate chains and online competition, to customer and employee satisfaction. But each of these challenges can be addressed by getting your business communications strategy right. Read on to learn more about the key success strategies franchises can implement to mitigate their business challenges and position themselves for success.
November 29, 2021

Getting a Handle (and Perspective) on Inflation

The franchising industry, like many consumer-focused economists, is making it a point to keep a close and watchful eye on inflation. This overriding concern is warranted, as inflation is a common denominator that cuts across all franchise industries, the vendors and supply chains that support them, and the end-user—customers who ultimately buy the products and services they have to offer. As prices continue to creep up, these cost increases keep getting passed along from one entity to another, but ultimately end up getting absorbed by consumers. But the franchise experts and prognosticators in our industry know—there’s not a finite amount of consumer price increases that customers will put up with. Left unchecked, runaway inflation could end up curtailing the very spending levels fueling our recovery from the pandemic.
November 29, 2021

Year-end is Almost Here; Is Your Franchise Prepared?

As the end of the year approaches, it's important to make sure that your payroll year-end information is up to date. To prepare for 2022, there are numerous steps for year-end payroll reporting and taxation that can help keep your information organized and accurate.
November 29, 2021

Jersey Mike’s Substantial Commitment to Giving

In 2010, 11 Dallas/Ft. Worth Jersey Mike’s Subs locations banded together to create a co-op, deciding to use their community relationships to make a difference. These local business owners decided to partner with well-known Dallas based charity, Wipe Out Kids Cancer, to create a month-long fundraiser. The locations provided a free sub with a donation to the charity, which raised $50,000 in one month.
November 24, 2021
Spotlight on People