Franchise Resources

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. 

SBA Loans

There are a variety of loan programs available through the SBA including specific ones for veterans, disaster recovery, etc. The primary one for small business owners is the 7(a) program, which is more generally focused on helping small businesses start and grow. 
Finance

First-Time Franchise Owner

Taking into account the franchise fee, royalty fees, working capital and other possible costs needed to start a franchise business, most potential franchisees find they don’t have the cash resources to purchase a franchise upfront.
Finance

How to Create Multiple Revenue Streams for Franchisees Without Compromising Your Brand

When the economy went south, many franchisors began discounting products or services. Restaurant franchises began shrinking the size of portions on their menus, while retailers began offering flash sales, and home improvement franchises began discounting services. While these tactics may have kept these systems afloat for the time being, most franchisors would agree that, in the long term, they risk diminishing the value of the brand.
Finance