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.

How Do I Deem My Brand as an “Essential” Business?

IFA and supplier leaders discussed the regulatory and communications components of deeming your business an “essential” business in light of local and state-mandated business closures. IFA’s Jeff Hanscom outlined the CISA guidance on Essential Businesses, which follows DHS guidelines, and the categories of essential businesses. The panelists then discussed various efforts on behalf of industries that supplement these “essential” businesses to maintain their operations. The panelists also discussed best practices to manage employee and customer response to continue business operations and how to navigate their health and safety.
Operations & Training

Commercial Cleaning and Safety During the Pandemic

IFA franchisor member Jani-King provided important perspectives from a janitorial and cleaning company as they confront increased demand for cleaning and disinfecting services due to the spread of COVID-19. The panelists outlined in detail the different approaches to cleaning and disinfecting to promote health and safety for franchisor companies, franchisees, and customers. The panelists also underscored the need to pay close attention to national, state, and local mandates and court orders about essential and non-essential business operations and restrictions.
Operations & Training