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International Franchise Association Amplifies the Power of Franchising for Local Georgia Communities

The International Franchise Association (IFA) brought its renowned Open for Opportunity Roadshow to Atlanta this week, illustrating the benefits the franchise sector provides Georgia’s communities. On May 13-14, local franchise owners, franchise executives, Georgia elected officials, and community leaders gathered for conversations on the generational wealth and upward mobility that franchising provides for people of all backgrounds.

IFA Releases Policy Recommendations to Strengthen Consumer Protections and Improve Franchise Disclosures

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today released a series of new policy recommendations for franchisors, franchisees, and suppliers to strengthen the franchise model and improve outcomes in franchising. The recommendations stem from the findings of a year-long working group comprised of IFA members seeking improvements to the disclosure process before a franchise is sold, established as part of IFA’s long-standing commitment to promoting responsible franchising.

IFA Salutes Bipartisan House Coalition for Standing Up For Franchising Against Biden Veto

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today released the following statement in response to the attempted override by the U.S. House of Representatives of President Joe Biden’s veto of H.J. Res. 98, the Congressional Review Act resolution to overturn the National Labor Relations Board’s expanded joint employer rule.

President Biden Turns Back on Small Businesses with Veto of Bipartisan Legislation

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s veto of H.J. Res. 98, the Congressional Review Act resolution to overturn the National Labor Relations Board’s expanded joint employer rule. The veto, which took place during National Small Business Week, comes after 5,300 franchise community leaders from all 50 states sent a petition to the White House last month urging President Biden to sign the legislation to protect small businesses.

IFA Endorses Mike Braun for Governor and Jim Banks for U.S. Senate Ahead of Next Week’s Indiana Primary Elections

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today endorsed U.S. Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) for Indiana Governor and U.S. Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN-03) for U.S. Senate ahead of next week’s primary elections in Indiana. Named a “Friend of Franchising,” IFA endorsed the candidates for their leadership on pro-business policies supporting America’s locally owned franchise small businesses.

IFA Launches Franchise Ascension Initiative To Catalyze Franchise Ownership Among Underrepresented Communities

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today announced the launch of the Franchise Ascension Initiative, a six-month accelerator program aimed at preparing qualified individuals from underrepresented communities with education, mentorship, resources, and guidance in accessing capital to maximize the opportunity for success through a career in franchise ownership. By expanding the franchisee talent pipeline, the Franchise Ascension Initiative aims to narrow the wealth gap and provide participants with access to new business ownership opportunities. Applications open May 1, 2024.

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