The Franchise Resources You Need

Reports & Resources

What do you think of when you hear the word “franchise?” It might be fast food restaurants, gyms or salons, but franchising is so much more! IFA has all of the resources you need to learn about the franchise business model and the 300+ business industries that it’s used in. Take a look at some of our most popular franchise resources to get started.

About the IFA – In 1960, Dunkin’ Donuts founder William Rosenberg created the IFA with a goal to serve the national franchising community and grew into an unstoppable global resource that advocates for and protects our members and their businesses.

What is a Franchise? - You’ll learn the basics of franchising and how the business model works.

FAQs About Franchising – The questions you need answered to start a franchise, where to find franchisees, how the franchisor/ franchisee relationship should work, or what to ask before purchasing a franchise.

Franchise Information Hub – Your source for franchise and small business news, small business trends, advice from franchise experts, and engaging articles from IFA’s franchise magazine Franchising World.

Franchise Industry Research – Use this page to find data from industry research reports, business outlook assessments, and market research for small business.

Franchise Opportunities - Looking for franchises for sale? Use our franchise directory tool to find the best franchises for your goals.

IFA Advocacy – Through the Franchise Action Network, IFA’s Government Relations team works to promote and protect the franchise business model and franchise small business owners. Learn more about our recent efforts on this page.

Beyond these pages, IFA works tirelessly to advance franchising and work for our members every day. We are the world’s largest franchising membership organization. Become a member and unleash your potential today.