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Certified Franchise Executive™ (CFE) Inaugural Engagement and Experience Enhancement Campaigns

The IFA Education team launched the Inaugural CFE Quarterly Connect last week with around 80 participants from within Certified Franchise Executive™ (CFE) program. Focused on virtual networking, the first CFE Quarterly Connect, provided in a live, virtual format, during which Sandie Curtis, VP, Education, and Brittney Cosby, Certification Programs Manager, provided updates on the CFE program refresh project, an overview of the TopClass Learning Management System (LMS), upcoming CFE credited events and CFE learning partner programs.
April 26, 2022
Event Coverage

The #1 Tool Brand. The #1 Tool Franchise.

Snap-on Tools is a U.S.-based global company headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin and has been named Entrepreneur’s top tool franchise for over 10 years, has been recognized by Franchise Business Review as a Recession-Proof Franchise, and is a member of the elite Franchise Business Review Hall of Fame. Snap-on Tools, as the leading innovator, manufacturer and marketer of high-end tools and equipment for professionals, powered through the health and economic challenges of the pandemic and continued to serve its loyal customers, as it has throughout its 100+ years of existence.
April 22, 2022

Impacts of the Massachusetts Supreme Court Ruling on 7-Eleven Franchises

At the end of March, the Massachusetts Supreme Court issued its ruling in the case of Patel v. 7-Eleven, answering the question whether the state’s ‘ABC’ test for worker classification can apply to the relationship between franchisors and franchisees in the state.  Similar to California’s recent enactment of AB5, the IFA sees a significant risk for the business model under an ‘ABC’ test and filed an amicus brief detailing those issues (link to brief).  While the court’s conclusion that the franchise business model is subject to the state’s independent contractor test was disappointing, there were some key findings that should provide relief for franchisors doing business in the state.
April 13, 2022

Four Franchises in Pennsylvania to Invest in 2022

According to Forbes, Pennsylvania has the sixth biggest state economy in the U.S. at USD $815 billion and is home to nearly 50 of the 1,000 highest revenue U.S. companies. This strong business climate and diverse economy makes Pennsylvania franchises a great investment, and the International Franchise Association (IFA)’s Open for Opportunity roadshow is heading to Philadelphia to generate more awareness among Pennsylvanians of the success of the franchise business model and help them take control of their own financial independence.
April 12, 2022
Franchise Opportunities

Open for Opportunity Takes on Atlanta

Following a successful trip to South Florida, the Open for Opportunity roadshow headed to metro Atlanta, the franchising capital of the U.S., where more brands are headquartered than any other U.S. city. With three full days of meetings with lawmakers, the business community, IFA members, and numerous tours with local franchise owners, the impact of the franchising sector and the opportunities it provides for diverse individuals, communities, and the broader economy were on full display
April 08, 2022
Event Coverage

How Unleashed Brands’ Franchise Partners Own the Kids Market

One of the biggest draws to franchising is the proven business model. Starting a new business from scratch independently requires entrepreneurs to take on every step, where franchising means you have the guidance, experience and systems a franchisor can offer. Entrepreneurs can imagine their business and growth possibilities beyond one single business with this model.
March 21, 2022