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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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IFA Fitness Members Meet with Congressional Leaders on the GYMS Act

On December 8th, IFA’s Michael Layman and Haider Murtaza organized U.S. Senate meetings for IFA members to discuss topline issues affecting the fitness industry. IFA Members included Chuck Runyon, CEO and Co-Founder of Self Esteem Brands, and Katie Muehlenkamp, franchise owner of the Bar Method in Brooklyn, NY. IFA members were also joined by industry partners, Liz Clark, President and CEO of The Global Health & Fitness Association (IHRSA), Brett Ewer, Head of Government Relations of Crossfit, and Patrick Connolly of Velocity Public Affairs.
December 10, 2021
Franchise Economy

Did a Crisis Just Prove How Well the Franchise Restaurant Model Works?

While COVID brought many industries to a standstill, it is clear that those in the hospitality industry were dramatically impacted. However, franchise restaurants fared significantly better than independent operators. In the aftermath of the immediate crisis, let’s look at the wins for the franchise community that prove just how well the franchise restaurant model works when the industry is turned upside down by a pandemic.
November 11, 2021
Franchise Economy

Andy Ray with BrightStar Care from Gilbert/Mesa AZ speaks with Congressional leaders about challenging tax and labor provisions in Reconciliation Bill

As Congress continues to mold and decide on a reconciliation bill Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy held a roundtable discussion on Tuesday afternoon. IFA member Andy Ray with BrightStar Care from Gilbert/Mesa AZ area was present to represent and explain the negative impacts the bill would have on the franchise business model.
November 03, 2021
Franchise Economy