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.

Featured Franchisee: Jason Butler, Conserva Irrigation

Having celebrated Smart Irrigation Month in July, I’ve had a chance to reflect on my experience with franchising, specifically alongside Conserva Irrigation and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, both a part of Outdoor Living Brands’™ (OLB) family of brands.
September 03, 2020
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Behind My Decision to Leave the Restaurant Industry to Join Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa

​​​​​​​After 20 plus years in the restaurant industry serving as an operator and developer, an investor, a consultant and an industry leader and advocate, I’ve chosen to make a career shift. Earlier this August I joined Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa as the brand’s president and chief development officer. While the restaurant industry will always hold a special place in my heart, I’m excited to grow into and help develop the continued success of the health and wellness industry.
August 31, 2020
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Get to Know Haider Murtaza

Congratulations to IFA's Haider Murtaza for being promoted to Manager of Government Relations & Public Policy!
August 04, 2020
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Featured Franchisee: Carrie Turner, Restoration 1

Since joining the Restoration 1 network in 2017, Cary, IL-based franchisee Carrie Turner has made a commitment to help her community beyond the restoration services her company provides.
July 27, 2020
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