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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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VetFran Committee Welcomes New Chairman and Vice-Chairman

IFA has a new VetFran Committee Chairman and Vice-Chairman.  Mary Kennedy Thompson is stepping down as Chairwoman of the VetFran Committee.  Succeeding her is Joe Lindenmayer of TSS Photography and his Vice-Chairman Jon Rucker from Snap-On Tools.  Mr
March 08, 2013
News Round-Up

Veteran employment tax credits and hiring resources

On Veterans Day 2011, the International Franchise Association launched an industry-wide campaign, Operation Enduring Opportunity, to hire as team members and recruit as franchise business owners 75,000 veterans and military spouses, plus 5,000 wounde
January 22, 2013
News Round-Up

U.S. Franchising Blooms in Bogota

Bogota, the stylish capital of this stunning Latin American country, is perched 8,000 feet above sea level, at a much greater elevation than mile-high Denver or the highest peak in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro. According to reports from the U.S. Franchise
September 04, 2012
News Round-Up

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