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.

IFA leadership on small business access to capital continues

As noted in today's POLITICO Morning Money newsletter, IFA continues to expand its "Small Business Access to Capital Coalition.
Following the POLITICO oped last week from IFA President & CEO Steve Caldeira, Financial Services Roundtable President &
November 15, 2011
News Round-Up

We Can All Become Job Creators

When last we left the chairman and chief executive of Starbucks, in mid-August, he had written a widely publicized e-mail lamenting the poisonous state of our nation’s politics, according to an article by the New York Times.



That led him to hi
October 19, 2011
News Round-Up
Operations & Training

Social Media Makeover Advice: Josh Martin – Arbys

Link: Social Media Makeover Advice: Josh Martin – Arbys

Here at the IFA, we always try to share best practices with our members on a variety of topics. Social media, and how to navigate the challenges and opportunities that come with managing franch
October 12, 2011
News Round-Up

Wings across America associates with GE Capital

GE Capital’s Franchise Finance completed a $13.9 million transaction with Wings Across America LLC, a Buffalo Wild Wings franchisee. The funding includes a new unit development line of credit amounting to $4,500,000 and a refinance term loan of $9,40
September 20, 2011
News Round-Up
Operations & Training

 Following more than 200 visits with bipartisa

Following more than 200 visits with bipartisan members of Congress during the International Franchise Association’s 12th Annual Public Affairs Conference this week, IFA applauded Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Reps. Charles Boustany (R-La.), Pat Ti
September 15, 2011
News Round-Up

Former McDonald’s Chief Inspires Young Entrepreneurs

Link: Former McDonald’s Chief Inspires Young Entrepreneurs

Over at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ChamberPost blog, they recently hosted a pioneer in the franchise industry, Ed Rensi, former CEO and President of McDonald's, USA, for 13+ years. 
Mr.
August 02, 2011
News Round-Up