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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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Don’t Get Messy in an Uncertain Hiring Environment

This September, The Federal Reserve announced they’d attempt to tame the highest inflation we’ve seen in 40 years by raising interest rates three-quarters of a percentage point. This can lead to higher prices, wage hikes, and lost jobs. 

Franchise professionals have already been feeling the effects of inflation. A recent IFA/Frandata inflation study found rising prices have had moderate to significant impacts on 90% of franchise businesses surveyed.

Additionally, California’s FAST Act is a concern. The Fast Food and Accountability and Standards Recovery Act was signed into California state law on September 5, with a planned 2024 implementation. This legislation could dramatically increase operating costs and force consumer price hikes.
October 03, 2022

3 Do’s and Don’ts of ROBS Business Funding

If you’re looking to start or scale a business, it’s important to have ample funding.

Leveraging your 401(k), IRA, or other retirement funds to start or scale a business is a valuable way to use your existing resources without saddling your venture with debt. But there are important do’s and don’ts to this common business practice known as ROBS (Rollovers as Business Startups) business funding. What are they? How can you follow the rules while still reaping all the benefits of ROBS plans?
October 03, 2022

More Franchisees Needed to Keep Pace with Industry Growth

The commercial cleaning industry continues to present a terrific franchise opportunity with growing potential. With businesses today much more concerned about cleaning and disinfecting, now is the perfect time to partner with an experienced commercial cleaning franchise company.
October 03, 2022

Stretching Franchisees into Financial Freedom

Stretch Zone Founder Jorden Gold pioneered practitioner-assisted stretching in an effort to help his "Pop-Pop" regain lost mobility and comfort due to diabetes. This success led Jorden to develop his assisted stretching method, resulting in a complete proprietary system including the protocols, methodologies, and tools that encapsulate the original Stretch Zone Table® and patented Stretch Zone Stabilization System.
September 20, 2022