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. 

Franchises going global must protect their brand

Growth in foreign markets is a huge opportunity for franchise businesses. According to IFA’s latest member survey, more than 84 percent of franchise businesses say international expansion is, “key to their development”.
International

Equipping Small Businesses for Success

Most small businesses require equipment in order to operate, from computers to furniture to fleet cars, but simply don’t have many funding options.
Franchise Development

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

Establishing a Strong Corporate Culture to Provide Franchisee Support

One of the challenging responsibilities of a franchisor is how to develop and implement effective franchisee operational support programs. These programs have the added responsibility of meeting, and exceeding, the franchisees support needs in a cost-effective and efficient manner.  
Franchise Relations