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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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Four Franchises in Pennsylvania to Invest in 2022

According to Forbes, Pennsylvania has the sixth biggest state economy in the U.S. at USD $815 billion and is home to nearly 50 of the 1,000 highest revenue U.S. companies. This strong business climate and diverse economy makes Pennsylvania franchises a great investment, and the International Franchise Association (IFA)’s Open for Opportunity roadshow is heading to Philadelphia to generate more awareness among Pennsylvanians of the success of the franchise business model and help them take control of their own financial independence.
April 12, 2022
Franchise Opportunities

Miami is Open for Opportunity

I’m writing to you today on the heels of Open for Opportunity Miami—an incredible road show event focused on workforce development and diversity, equity, and inclusion in South Florida hosted by Restaurant Brands International. What follows is a detailed recap of how the International Franchise Association and members like you helped decisionmakers and opinion leaders understand firsthand the value and opportunity of franchising. I’ve already spoken with many of you about getting involved in Open for Opportunity. If you are on the fence, I trust the story that follows will push you over the edge. If we haven’t yet spoken, I hope you raise your hand and are willing to learn more and get involved.    
March 16, 2022
Franchise Opportunities

The Top Five Marketing Resources for Franchises

The International Franchise Association’s IFA's 2022 Annual Convention - franchising's biggest event for business and personal entrepreneurial growth - is right around the corner! Featuring informative speaker sessions, networking opportunities and more, this year’s convention will be held in San Diego, California from February 25th to March 1st. Among the sponsors attending are some of the top marketing resources for franchises, and we’re giving them a deeper dive in this week’s post.
February 22, 2022
Franchise Opportunities

From Out of Sight to Top of Mind: Cleaning Matters

Offices need cleaning, and those fortunate enough to have owned a commercial cleaning business over the past two years have experienced unprecedented growth and financial stability.  For some people, starting a business or becoming an entrepreneur has shifted from wish to necessity. For others, the trials and tribulations of this year have been enlightening and shown them that there is a better, stronger, and smarter career path available. 
February 01, 2022
Franchise Opportunities

What is the Value of Franchising?

But what exactly is a franchise, and what makes franchising so successful? A franchise is a local business that licenses the branding and operational processes of a parent company but operates independently in a defined geographic market. The local owner, or franchisee, is responsible for hiring staff, organizing schedules, managing payroll, and all daily operational tasks as well as local sales and marketing. 
December 07, 2021
Franchise Opportunities

Will You Be Part of the Great Resignation?

A new poll from Prudential, entitled the “Pulse of the American Worker Survey”, and a recent report from Microsoft, “The Next Great Disruption is Hybrid Work—Are We Ready?” both paint a bleak picture for the management of North American companies. To put it bluntly, the workforce isn’t interested in coming back to their old jobs. This sentiment, revealed in a growing number of articles, surveys, polls and online forums, has coalesced into a mantra, The Great Resignation.
August 17, 2021
Franchise Opportunities