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International Franchise Association Announces Five New 2022 Congressional Endorsements

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today announced five new congressional endorsements in the 2022 midterm election cycle, naming U.S. Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) and Reps. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Richard Hudson (R-NC), Kurt Schrader (D-OR), and Drew Ferguson (R-GA) as “Friends of Franchising.”

IFA Names Benetrends as a Preferred Vendor for Franchise Funding Solutions

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today named Benetrends as its preferred vendor for IRA/401(k) rollover financing solutions. The Rainmaker Plan® allows for funding a business with a 401(k)/IRA loan, or a Rollover-as-Business-Startup, without loan payments or interest, allowing potential business owners to use money put aside for retirement to invest in a new business.

IFA Convenes Local Franchise & Business Leaders, Elected Officials in Series of Roadshow Events

The International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Open for Opportunity Roadshow stop in Philadelphia and Wilmington wrapped up this afternoon at Rita’s Franchise Company headquarters, where local franchisees, business leaders, and elected officials gathered to discuss the state of the franchise sector, how to strengthen it, and how to attract more aspiring business owners to become franchisees.