Franchise Resources | Franchise & Small Business News

Franchise Resources | Franchise & Small Business News

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NY Times highlights successful multi-unit franchisees

Several IFA board members and successful multi-unit franchisees were featured in a New York Times story May 19 about investing in a franchise, including Doc Cohen, president and chief executive of Cookie Associates, David Barr, a multi-unit KFC franchisee, and Aslam Kahn, the largest Church’s Chicken franchisee in the nation.
Finance

Prudent Planning Helps to Minimize State Tax Liabilities

Franchisors can and should challenge unreasonable nexus assertions by state revenue agencies when the state’s position is unwarranted.  The changing state tax landscape, however, may force franchisors to deal with complex income apportionment and allocation provisions in multiple jurisdictions. 
Finance

When is a Franchise Fee Considered Income?

Franchisors should not rely on their “professionals” to put together the proper documents. A strong franchisor is one that “minds his or her own business.”  
Finance

Financing a Business With Uncle Sam's Help

Last year, Alan Green, a former TV news photographer turned ad pitchman, decided to buy a business that could also serve as his nest egg, according to an article in The Wall Street Journal.   But when the 59-year old couldn't get financing to purchas
Finance

Are financial regulations killing jobs?

There is increasing concern across America that Dodd-Frank, last year's banking regulatory reform, is having harmful, unintended consequences on small business--and jobs. With the economy showing no signs of a return to pre-recession unemployment n
Finance