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.     

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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

 For the franchise industry, access to capital continues to be t

For the franchise industry, access to capital continues to be the number one challenge facing our ability to grow and create jobs. While the franchise industry is forecast to grow 2.5 percent in terms of jobs and new establishments in 2011, a host of
July 06, 2011
News Round-Up