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.

Capitol Hill Staff Briefing Featuring a ‘Franchising 101’ Seminar

On Thursday, November 5, IFA, in partnership with our members Inspire Brands and Wendy’s, as well as the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) hosted a briefing for Capitol Hill staff featuring a ‘Franchising 101’ seminar, our new Oxford Economics research on the value of franchising, and a Franchisee Panel Discussion with three amazing franchisees. This briefing was part of Open for Opportunity, our multi-year, purpose driven campaign we launched in September to refresh the association’s and business model’s image by strengthening the narrative about what it truly means to be a part of the franchise community.
November 06, 2021
Event Coverage

Franchise Executive Continuing Education Central to Holistic Member Service & Value-Based Approach

As your chosen membership association looks forward to 2022 and beyond, IFA is committed to expanding member value and refining its approach to member service, programs, networking and education with the goal of providing a completely integrated member experience that adds value to you and to your business. With this clearly defined goal, today, IFA announces the transition of the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives and the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) program from IFA Foundation to IFA.  
November 05, 2021
Exclusive Insights

Five Food Franchises that Offer Veteran Franchising Discounts

Many franchises in a number of industries offer unique programs to encourage veteran franchise ownership. In our next few blogs, we’ll be reviewing the best franchise opportunities for veterans looking to transition their career. Today, we’ll start out with an industry that understands that the best way to a veteran’s heart is through their stomach.
November 05, 2021

3 Reasons Your Franchisees Need a Digital Training Program

Franchisees choose your brand, hoping to recreate your success in the market. You provide access to all the physical pieces they’ll need to open the location, get the product materials, order the uniforms… but what about delivering well trained staff?
November 04, 2021

Andy Ray with BrightStar Care from Gilbert/Mesa AZ speaks with Congressional leaders about challenging tax and labor provisions in Reconciliation Bill

As Congress continues to mold and decide on a reconciliation bill Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy held a roundtable discussion on Tuesday afternoon. IFA member Andy Ray with BrightStar Care from Gilbert/Mesa AZ area was present to represent and explain the negative impacts the bill would have on the franchise business model.
November 03, 2021
Franchise Economy