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. 

Consumer Guide to Buying a Franchise

When you buy a franchise, you often can sell goods and services that have instant name recognition, and get training and support that can help you succeed. But purchasing a franchise is like every other investment: there’s no guarantee of success. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, has prepared this information to explain how to shop for a franchise opportunity, the obligations of a franchise owner, and questions to ask before you invest.  
Finance

Developing an Effective Support Organization

The franchise industry today has grown significantly and now represents such a broad spectrum of business concepts and market segments that it is nearly impossible to define any single strategy or organizational structure best suited for the task of franchisee support.
Operations & Training

Franchise Defaults: THE BIG PICTURE

While a franchisor may have the legal right to default a franchisee, there are many issues that a franchisor should consider prior to determining whether to send out a default letter.
Finance

Handling Defaults and Terminations Effectively

Franchise terminations are not usually surprise attacks, but are instead the unfortunate culmination of a steadily deteriorating relationship, often with missed salvaging opportunities on both sides.
Operations & Training

Purchasing Cooperatives: Opportunities and Challenges

Purchasing cooperatives present significant benefits to their owners and to the franchise systems that are fortunate to benefit from the expertise and quality goods and services they can provide.
Operations & Training