International Toolkit

Thinking about taking your business global?  We are here to provide the resources needed to support our members who are interested in taking their business overseas. 

At IFA we’re all about providing our members with the tools they need to be successful, prosperous and reach their greatest potential. 

Our IFA international program is a place where members can share ideas, spur one another on, forge relationships, mingle with industry and governmental leaders, and explore models designed to enhance their business globally.

The IFA International Toolkit is a dynamic resource that addresses the various dimensions of international franchising. We designed the Toolkit to support future franchising leaders with insights on global prospects in international franchising. A successful overseas business strategy requires an understanding of international business practices and cultures. This includes global business perspectives, legal requirements, and exporting goods. 


Whether you are a franchisee or franchisor seeking international business expansion, IFA members don’t have to go it alone. Mentorship will provide you with the tailored, firsthand knowledge that you need to make the most informed decisions for your business. 

As you pursue international growth, you’ll have serious considerations. What does it take to franchise across borders? What are the best international growth strategies? What is the process for obtaining international licenses? How do you find and work with local partners? What do operations management look like on an international stage?

As an IFA member, you are surrounded by an experienced and successful community. The exciting world of international business beckons the brightest minds and sharpest business performers to excel in relationships, governance, and financial acuity. Seize your access to this knowledge base. If you are a franchisee company who wants the most for their business, mentorship will provide you with the solutions you need. 

International Program Materials

Knowledge is power. IFA has compiled the most current research, news, insider intel, and resources you will need to succeed in a global arena.

International Franchising Articles 

Before you blaze your international trail, familiarize yourself with specialized knowledge. Country and topic-specific information will give a high level of understanding you need to be successful. IFA offers an article library tailored to our membership with international aspirations. 

International Franchising Laws

Complete your due diligence by getting the lay of the legal landscape for franchising in different countries around the world. Our legal guides and resources for franchising laws can help you navigate complexity with assurance when exploring franchising overseas.


IFA Member mentoring on international franchising


International Toolkit Courses

Additional Resources