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VetFran 30th Anniversary Commemorated in U.S. House

The International Franchise Association (IFA) and IFA Foundation today celebrated the introduction of a Resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives commemorating the 30th anniversary of the VetFran program. The resolution was introduced by Reps. Barry Moore (AL-02) and Mike Levin (CA-49) to honor VetFran’s work to educate both veterans and franchisors about the unique match between the skills and aptitude of entrepreneurial veterans and the demands and opportunities of being a franchisee.

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.