Doing Business with Franchises
IFA’s network represents over 1,100 franchise brands full of growth and opportunity. Every event, conference and sponsorship represents an opportunity to discover and close more business with your target customer.
Boost Your B2B Lead Generation
Supplier members are featured in IFA’s directory of trusted suppliers. IFA members trust our supplier recommendations to provide them with organizations who understand the franchising community and business mode in order to establish successful partnerships.
Your supplier membership will open the door to networking and B2B lead generation opportunities. A supplier membership will also provide you access to IFA’s robust schedule of programs and events. At many IFA events, you, as a supplier member, will be encouraged to demonstrate your excellence and expertise by exhibiting, sponsoring, or facilitating, all of which can lead to more strategic partnerships and successful lead generation.
Exposure, visibility and communication at its finest.
Push your exposure and credibility even further by pursuing leadership opportunities within IFA. As an IFA supplier member, you will have the opportunity to be nominated for numerous leadership positions, including a range of committees and the Supplier Forum Advisory Board.
Strong network, big opportunities.
Franship: IFA’s Member Mentor Member Program
Seeking to elevate your professional relationships and learn from the best in the industry? Franship will connect you on a real level with the talent behind the greatest success stories in franchising, and they will mentor you as you navigate the franchising community. Engage, connect, learn, and evolve: the IFA community stands together. Applications can be submitted here. For questions, please email Spencer Brignac at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The franchising community is global, spanning diverse industries and evolving rapidly.
IFA’s Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) course will equip you with the tools you need to keep your products and services tailored to the franchising model. Professional certifications demonstrate your expertise and position you as a leader. Make the impact that franchisors and franchisees are searching for.
Seizing IFA’s educational opportunities will ensure your business stays steps ahead of the competition and dialed in to our trillion-dollar community. Our robust offering of events, networks, conferences, seminars, and more will give you all the context you need to understand the franchising model and your clients’ needs.
"FranchiseFilming is so happy we decided to take the leap and sponsor the virtual IFA events. The networking, virtual lunches and seminars have been great to grow our business. It has been great for our brand to see our logo on the site, email blasts, etc. We get over 10-20 warm leads every time we sponsor an event and I am happy to say we just closed a six figure deal from the virtual MOD event!" – Trevor Rappleye
"I was cautiously optimistic about SmartBooks sponsoring the Emerging Franchisor Conference virtual conference. I believe the IFA events team has taken some great steps to make this a productive and engaging event for all attendees. One thing in particular that stands out is the small breakout sessions that occurred during lunch as well as the virtual happy hour. We were able to connect with people whom we would not have had the opportunity to meet with outside of this event, and that translated into several meetings in the next week with franchisors interested in learning more about the SmartBooks outsourced finance and accounting services for their franchisees, as well as several suppliers whom we may be able to partner with. I believe the exposure for our brand is worth the investment, and when we can make real connections that gives me a lot more confidence to make investments in future events as well." – Jeff Provost