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. 

Franchise Compliance Toolkit

IFA has teamed up with Littler Mendelson to create a FREE Franchise Compliance Toolkit for franchisors and franchise owners who must comply with an ever-changing and increasingly complex landscape of labor and employment laws.

A Tale of Three Success Stories

In real estate, they say three things are important: location, location, location. In franchising, as evidenced by these female entrepreneurs, the keys to success are: perseverance, perseverance, perseverance.
Operations & Training

First-Time Franchise Owner

Taking into account the franchise fee, royalty fees, working capital and other possible costs needed to start a franchise business, most potential franchisees find they don’t have the cash resources to purchase a franchise upfront. If you find yourself in this position as well, don’t be surprised if you run into a few financing challenges. Many lenders are typically more hesitant to approve loans if you don’t have experience or a solid track record as a business owner. That’s why it’s important have a strategy and be prepared.

How to Select a Franchise Supplier

The process of selecting a franchise supplier can be systematically under-taken with good prospects for a satisfactory result.
Operations & Training

SBA Loans

There are a variety of loan programs available through the SBA including specific ones for veterans, disaster recovery, etc. The primary one for small business owners is the 7(a) program, which is more generally focused on helping small businesses start and grow.