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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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Franchise Issues Arising Out of the Upcoming Employer Mandates of COVID-19 Vaccinations

On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced through a COVID-19 Action Plan that his administration is requiring many employers to mandate their employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. The announcement covered federal employees, employees of federal contractors, employees of health care companies that receive Medicare or Medicaid, employees of certain education entities and millions of private-sector employees employed by companies with over 100 employees. The details are yet to come, including the penalties, exemptions and who may be eligible to opt for weekly testing instead of vaccination. While the President also issued two executive orders setting forth some of the parameters regarding the requirements for federal employees and employees of federal contractors, the details and requirements for employers of 100 or more employees were not covered in the executive orders.
September 15, 2021

Franchise Training: How Great Companies Support New Owners

One of the many benefits of franchising is onboarding, training and on-going business coaching. Franchise training and support at Pet Wants, the nation’s leading dog food franchise, is designed to help people turn a passion for pets into a thriving business ownership opportunity.
September 13, 2021

The Franchise Advantage: The Pros of Becoming a Franchisee

There are multiple paths you can take when you’re ready to turn your passion for pets into your primary income: You can start your own pet-related business or you can take advantage of all the perks of joining a franchise system. Starting your own business often requires generating more capital and developing your own brand.  The advantage of purchasing a franchise allows you the opportunity to grow your business faster because of proven marketing and operating systems already in place. 
September 13, 2021

How to Start a Handyman Business That Can be Profitable

The home improvement industry is thriving and is a lucrative business ownership opportunity.  If you are interested in starting a handyman business and think you have the skill set to be successful, right now might be the perfect time to invest in a franchise business. Opening a home services or handyman business can provide you with the income you need and a career you love.
September 13, 2021

Home Improvement Business: What to Know Before You Begin

The home services sector is booming: At least 3 percent of the United States workforce is employed in the home services industry, and approximately 5 million people perform skilled trades related to home improvement, HomeAdvisor reports. To put it in perspective, that’s equivalent to the population of the state of South Carolina.
September 13, 2021