2022 Supplier Source Book Toolkit Highlights


IFA’s 2022 Supplier Source Book Toolkit is your definitive guide to finding new supplier partners. The franchise community is constantly changing, and with that comes the need for new products, services, and expert advice. This year’s toolkit is packed with valuable insights and resources from knowledgeable IFA supplier members. The following pages showcase expert whitepapers on topics including franchise legal services, payment methods, HR and recruiting, and our supplier member directory. This issue is essential reading for your brand’s growth!

A Franchise-Wide Answering Service Ensures Consistency Across Multiple Locations

This white paper from AnswerConnect underscores the value of consistency in the franchise industry, and how a single dedicated phone service can benefit your business. Read on to discover how AnswerConnect can benefit your franchise locations.

AnswerConnect is a Preferred Vendor of the IFA and an Industry leader in Live Reception Franchise services. They help you 24/7/365 to answer calls, set appointments, qualify leads, transfer calls, CRM integration, and more.

Franchisors: Before You Sell Your Equity, Consider a Royalty Transaction

Diversified Royalty Corp. discusses the ins and outs of royalty transactions, and how selling to private equity is not the only way to scale your business.

Diversified Royalty Corp. (“DIV”) is in the business of acquiring top-line royalties from well-managed franchisors in North America. DIV is actively looking for franchisors seeking a liquidity event, but who want to retain full control of their business and realize the value related to continued new store growth.

The (Un)Revolutionary Disruption: Brands Changing Sentiments Around Payment Trends

In this white paper, FPN CEO Tom Epstein discusses the results of a recent survey of franchisors surrounding payment trends, and how franchise brands are beginning to embrace new options in payment processing.

FPN is a preferred vendor of the IFA and is focused exclusively on franchises. Franchise Payments Network provides franchisors and their franchisees with top-tier payment processing, gift card, and loyalty solutions, driving significant revenue growth and profitability.

New Google Advancements Provide Franchisors & Franchisees with Enhanced Marketing Tools

Location3 recently co-hosted a Marketing Innovation Summit with Google packed with valuable marketing strategies that are sure to impact your business. Read this white paper to read all the highlights, and find out what your business may be missing out on!

Founded in 1999 and dedicated IFA Supplier Forum members since 2008, Location3 is the strategic digital partner of the world’s most recognizable brands and franchise systems. Their franchise marketing platform, LOCALACT, gives franchisees the tools they need to advertise their businesses online and understand marketing performance across channels like Google, Facebook, Bing, Yelp and more. They can help you grow your customers and revenue, starting today.

The Winning Franchise Formula: Balancing Global Control with Local Autonomy

In this white paper, MyTime highlights the importance of building a strong brand, both locally and globally, and how their software system helps franchises grow on both levels.

MyTime is a fully integrated scheduling, point-of-sale and customer engagement platform for multi-location chains and franchises. It’s built for the enterprise, yet lauded for its ease-of-use. MyTime lets you accelerate growth through high customer & service provider satisfaction and improved operational efficiencies.

How Franchise Owners Can Recruit Top Employees

Hiring and recruiting can bring many challenges. Paychex discusses all you should consider when hiring for franchise locations, and helpful tips to navigate hiring obstacles.

Paychex was founded more than 50 years ago to relieve the complexity of running a business. That’s why more than 710,000 U.S. companies rely on them to cut through the clutter and make payroll, benefits, HR, and insurance simple. Paychex is proud to be a Preferred Vendor of the International Franchise Association.

NASAA Shuts Down Use of Acknowledgments and Questionnaires in Franchise Sales Process

Polsinelli explores how the recent changes made by the North American Securities Administrators Association, Inc. is affecting franchisors, and how franchisors should evaluate questionnaires/acknowledgements moving forward.

With decades of experience, Polsinelli is well-known for partnering with clients in domestic and international franchise, supply chain, and distribution matters. They represent franchisors, licensors, operators and dealers in developing strategies and structuring development, sales and licensing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financial restructuring, registration and disclosure, and related matters, as well as disputes of all kinds, including challenges to system practices, termination and enforcement actions.

How to Find New Franchisees Using Digital Marketing

Finding qualified franchisees online can be overwhelming. The marketing experts at Reshift Media provide tips for finding new franchisees who are using their own research online to find new opportunities.

Reshift Media is a digital marketing company specializing in helping franchises. They are a team of innovative problem solvers who are focused on helping companies achieve their business objectives. Their team specializes in social media, search, software, and website development. Through our extensive experience with businesses around the world, we have developed proprietary processes and technology which allow franchise businesses to achieve better results for less cost.