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Panel Discussion on “Franchising: Creating Wealth in the Black Community”

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today hosted “Franchising: Creating Wealth in the Black Community,” a panel discussion at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference (CBCF ALC), featuring African American small business owners, financial services experts, and administration officials. The expert panelists shared stories of their franchising journey and best practices for success, as well as information on opportunities in franchising and accessing capital.

International Franchise Association Applauds Introduction of Trademark Licensing Protection Act

The International Franchise Association today announces its support for the Trademark Licensing Protection Act, which was introduced in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday by Sens. Angus King (I-ME), James Lankford (R-OK), and Joe Manchin (D-WV). The legislation ensures that brand standards, issued by a franchisor to preserve or enhance the brand, may not be used as evidence of employment controls in litigation – critical to the franchise business model.

International Franchise Association Hosts Hundreds in Washington for Annual Leadership Summit and Capitol Hill Fly-In

The International Franchise Association’s (IFA) last week hosted its Annual Leadership Summit and Franchise Action Network (FAN), for hundreds of franchising leaders and franchisees to hear directly from high-level officials on policy issues impacting the franchise business model and hold advocacy meetings with their lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Over 300 attendees from all around the country met with over 200 offices in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Joins California Small Businesses to Protect Workers, Consumers, and Local Restaurant Owners from AB 257 Flaws

Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce joined a coalition of California small business owners, restaurant owners, franchisees, employees, consumers, and community-based organizations in an effort to give voters the opportunity to protect Californians and local business owners from the damaging impacts of AB 257, or the FAST Act.

New International Franchise Association Report Shows Inflation is Negatively Impacting 90% of Franchised Businesses

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today released its first annual survey on the impacts of inflationary pressures on franchised businesses. The survey, conducted by FRANdata, revealed that inflation is having a moderate to significant impact on 90 percent of franchised businesses, but being part of a franchise system has helped these businesses navigate rising prices. The report shows that the lodging sector, quick-service restaurants, and child-related services are the most impacted by inflation.