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Daily Archives: August 15, 2014


Setting Your Franchise up for Veteran Success

 To align your brand with veterans for the long term, you must make a cultural shift to become a veteran-committed company.  By Bryon Stephens The United States military has 1.4 million active duty servicemen and women and approximately 850,000 reserve personnel. As millions of veterans


IFA Board Tackles Tough Issues

Funding for key initiatives was approved by directors. By Alisa Harrison The International Franchise Association’s board of directors’ summer meeting June 8-10 focused on critical issues facing the franchise industry and took bold steps to ensure that the association is well positioned to face them.


Expanding Into India and Mexico

The journey may be discouraging and frustrating at times, but persevere and your brand will soon surround the globe. By Dori Roberts Engineering For Kids has been and continues to be a journey filled with many lessons. Some lessons I learned the hard way, and


Avoid Disaster Overseas With a Few Simple Steps

Too many franchise companies ignore hidden risks when traveling abroad  By Jeannie Hylant and Tammy Green American franchise companies are increasingly looking abroad to grow their businesses as technological advances continue to enhance logistics and communications. There has never been a greater time to expand


Adding the “U” in the IFA Annual Convention

Join us to connect, innovate and evolve!  By Melanie Bergeron, CFE  With 54 conventions under its belt, and the 2014 convention in New Orleans rated as the best attended non-Las Vegas event — 3,500 participants! — the 2015 International Franchise Association is under pressure to


Franchising is Under Attack

Sources point to a spread in legislation similar to that of the recent Seattle minimum wage ordinance, which unfairly and discriminately defines franchises as large employers under minimum wage ordinances.  By Dean A. Heyl, CFE Franchising has gained a great deal of attention in the