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.     

Choose from a list of topics and read personal stories of challenge and success.  Pick up helpful tips on franchising.  Get marketing ideas for small business.  Explore and discover the franchise community from within the franchise community.


As a franchisor, you’ve grown your business to scale. Your business is profitable, you believe in its continued growth prospects, and you are looking to take some money off the table. You’ve read the headlines of other franchisors selling to private equity – what should you do?
June 23, 2022

Three Resources for Women-Owned Franchises in 2022

June may be Women’s History Month, but the International Franchise Association works year-round to support women entrepreneurs through our Women’s Franchise Network. This network, led by the Women’s Franchise Committee, was created to foster local networks and develop relationships with female franchising professionals so that they can discuss common issues, share ideas and offer solutions to the unique challenges that come from being a woman in business.  
June 13, 2022
Spotlight on People

5 Reasons AlphaGraphics is the Premier Print Franchise Opportunity

When it comes to selecting a franchise opportunity to partner with, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. It’s a big decision and making sure you’re partnering with the right franchise can be a daunting task. Every industry has a number of brands that will be competing for you as a franchisee, and it is important to partner with one that gives you the best chance at success. 
June 06, 2022


IFA's Marketing, Development, & Technology Toolkit
is the key to unlocking your brand’s potential. Within
this toolkit, you'll find proven marketing approaches,
development and operation strategies that create
sustainable success, and technology innovations for
explosive growth. The toolkit is designed to educate
franchise professionals and equip you with the knowledge
and contribute to future success. The following pages
showcase five IFA supplier member companies providing
resources and insights that, if fully utilized and implemented,
will assist in improving your company’s efficiencies, and
positively impact your business’ bottom line. This toolkit
is essential reading for the future of your brand!
May 31, 2022

Get Behind the Wheel of Opportunity

If the past couple of years have taught us anything, it’s that owning a business does not have to mean being glued to a desk or stuck inside a traditional storefront. In fact, the best option for some franchise owners is to find a home-based business or a business model that encourages you to bring your product and services directly to customer locations.
May 27, 2022