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.

Growing Your Business Through International Franchising

Franchising your business internationally is an excellent way to grow, but it is not easy. To increase your chances of success, it is important that you: 1) Ensure your brand is ready for international expansion; 2) Search for and identify excellent, long term partners; and 3) Align on an agreement and prepare to “Go to Market”.
Franchise Development

Translation Best Practices for International Franchises

International franchising is mature in many markets, yet immature in others. Traditionally, franchising was more prevalent in a business’s home country and translation was seldom required. Today, international franchising is practiced by large and small organizations and is increasing in markets like Mexico, Saudi Arabia and China.
International

Four Operations learnings from 2020 that will strengthen franchises for the future

Even decades of work in the franchise industry couldn't have prepared the most seasoned among us for the rigors of 2020. But leaning into the culture and values of your brand can make needed operational challenges less daunting and bode well for the strength of your franchise moving forward in 2021 and beyond.
Operations & Training