FranBlog

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.     

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.

Diverse Mid-Atlantic Franchises Represent Strong Local Economic Opportunity /sites/default/files/2022-05/Screen%20Shot%202022-05-03%20at%2012.33.14%20PM.png mschneider Tue, 05/03/2022 - 16:30
The Open for Opportunity Roadshow visits the Mid-Atlantic to celebrate its vibrant local franchise opportunities and the community’s impact on business owners’ diversity, equity and inclusion
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Certified Franchise Executive™ (CFE) Inaugural Engagement and Experience Enhancement Campaigns

The IFA Education team launched the Inaugural CFE Quarterly Connect last week with around 80 participants from within Certified Franchise Executive™ (CFE) program. Focused on virtual networking, the first CFE Quarterly Connect, provided in a live, virtual format, during which Sandie Curtis, VP, Education, and Brittney Cosby, Certification Programs Manager, provided updates on the CFE program refresh project, an overview of the TopClass Learning Management System (LMS), upcoming CFE credited events and CFE learning partner programs.
April 26, 2022
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Open for Opportunity Takes on Atlanta kpatterson Fri, 04/08/2022 - 16:04
Following a successful trip to South Florida, the Open for Opportunity roadshow headed to metro Atlanta, the franchising capital of the U.S., where more brands are headquartered than any other U.S. city. With three full days of meetings with lawmakers, the business community, IFA members, and numerous tours with local franchise owners, the impact of the franchising sector and the opportunities it provides for diverse individuals, communities, and the broader economy were on full display
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Opportunities Await at the Franchise Expo West kpatterson Wed, 03/09/2022 - 21:57
Now that conventions and in-person gatherings are officially “back,” we are headed to Phoenix next for the Franchise Expo West, March 18-19. This is another incredible opportunity to gather with franchising brands and suppliers, learn in our tailored education sessions, and pick up new insights for your business. For those looking to get started in franchising, this is the place to see what opportunities are out there. For those already in the business, this is where you or anyone in your network should be to showcase your business and help it grow.
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Get Ready for the IFA 2022 Annual Convention  mschneider Wed, 02/23/2022 - 16:21
Everything you need to know to pack your suitcase for the IFA 2022 Annual Convention, We will see you in sunny San Diego
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Capitol Hill Staff Briefing Featuring a ‘Franchising 101’ Seminar mschneider Sat, 11/06/2021 - 00:04
On Thursday, November 5, IFA, in partnership with our members Inspire Brands and Wendy’s, as well as the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) hosted a briefing for Capitol Hill staff featuring a ‘Franchising 101’ seminar, our new Oxford Economics research on the value of franchising, and a Franchisee Panel Discussion with three amazing franchisees. This briefing was part of Open for Opportunity, our multi-year, purpose driven campaign we launched in September to refresh the association’s and business model’s image by strengthening the narrative about what it truly means to be a part of the franchise community.
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