Franchise Resources

The IFA Information Hub opens the door to a world of resources designed to refine or refresh the skills you need to grow professionally in your industry and beyond. 

Franchise Compliance Toolkit

IFA has teamed up with Littler Mendelson to create a FREE Franchise Compliance Toolkit for franchisors and franchise owners who must comply with an ever-changing and increasingly complex landscape of labor and employment laws.
Legal

Push and Pull Marketing Strategies: Using Them to Your Advantage

During these unstable economic times, franchisors should take a hard look at their existing marketing plan and make the necessary adjustments to generate a modern-day, impactful, and cost-effective strategy that benefits their brand, both nationally and locally.
Marketing

Consumer Guide to Buying a Franchise

When you buy a franchise, you often can sell goods and services that have instant name recognition, and get training and support that can help you succeed. But purchasing a franchise is like every other investment: there’s no guarantee of success. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, has prepared this information to explain how to shop for a franchise opportunity, the obligations of a franchise owner, and questions to ask before you invest.  
Finance

Developing an Effective Support Organization

The franchise industry today has grown significantly and now represents such a broad spectrum of business concepts and market segments that it is nearly impossible to define any single strategy or organizational structure best suited for the task of franchisee support.
Operations & Training

Franchise Defaults: THE BIG PICTURE

While a franchisor may have the legal right to default a franchisee, there are many issues that a franchisor should consider prior to determining whether to send out a default letter.
Finance