Franchise Resources | Franchise & Small Business News

Franchise Resources | Franchise & Small Business News

IFA’s information hub provides resources designed to keep you informed on the latest franchise thought leadership.

Choose from a list of topics. Select curated content that explores what’s important to the franchise community - franchise and small business news, small business trends, advice from franchise experts, and engaging articles from IFA’s franchise magazine Franchising World.

Networking at Your Fingertips

The value of meeting your franchise industry colleagues face to face can’t be duplicated.  However, networking digitally is the next best thing and IFA makes that possible via FranSocial.  The member-only IFA community enables you to ask any number of questions that affect your company and hear back from experts in the field.
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Podcasting as Content Marketing

Many brands are implementing content marketing as a way to generate new leads and customers. Cold calling is being replaced with leveraging the consumption of content and engaging prospective customers earlier in their buying process.
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Trends in Text and Email Marketing

Franchise organizations have been using email and text messages for years as part of the marketing mix. Text — both short message service or SMS and multimedia messaging service or MMS — and email are still incredibly effective, but as technology and the regulatory environment continue to change, it’s always wise to review best practices.
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