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.

Who Are the Heroes of the Economy?

Jim Amos, president and CEO of Tasti D-Lite, told CNBC that franchises were the real heroes of the US economy, read the full story from Yahoo Finance on the heroes of our economy below.

Franchise owners and small businesses are the real owners of th
August 20, 2012
News Round-Up

Basics of Franchise Funding

When seeking sources of funding for your new franchise business, the first step involved is research. There are many tools available that can help you locate the right lender, as well as specialized businesses that can assist you in your quest. The g
June 04, 2012
Franchise Opportunities

Are You Ready for Private Equity?

With growing interest in franchising, private-equity investors are signing up for the first-ever “Private Equity and Franchise Finance Bonus Session” during IFA's International Franchise Expo, Thursday, June 14, 1p.m.-5 p.m. at the Javits Center in N
June 04, 2012
Event Coverage
News Round-Up

Choosing Franchising

Buying a franchise is a really good way to start your own business. You can avoid much of the work that goes into starting a business from scratch. You also have the advantage of following a blueprint, which is a proven business model. The first step
May 31, 2012
Franchise Opportunities

Professional Networking 101

Any business professional knows that networking is not a new concept, but it is imperative to help your business grow.  Networking consists of numerous methods in to get to know other business professionals or potential clients.  These days, simple p
May 08, 2012
Franchise Opportunities