Nearly a third of respondents to SBA notice endorse IFA’s position in whole or in part. By Elizabeth Taylor and Rolf Lundberg A delegation of franchisees and franchisors representing the more than 26,000 franchise establishments throughout North Carolina met with legislators in Raleigh on
Clearing potential stumbling blocks to business ownership in this rapidly growing demographic sector. By Marlén Cortez Morris By sheer numbers alone, Latinos are in a solid position to influence the way companies do business in the United States for years to come. The Latino
As the business landscape becomes more global, increasing diversity and inclusion quotient can help turn shifting demographics into new opportunities. By Earsa Jackson, CFE What’s your company’s largest asset? Is it your proprietary products? Property? Client base? According to diversity and inclusion expert, Dr.
By Terry Hill The U.S. National Labor Relations Board’s arbitrary, pro-union joint-employer decision to expand franchisors’ responsibilities — making them more liable for the employment practice of their franchisees — could trigger an exponential increase in litigation, International Franchise Association President & CEO Steve
IFA builds on momentum of legislative wins in state legislatures to halt National Labor Relations Board’s anti-franchise campaign. By Jeff Hanscom On April 10, Tennessee. Gov. Bill Haslam (R) signed into law Senate Bill 475, which clearly defines the independent contractor nature of the
Rapid demographic change and population growth are compelling franchise organizations to view diversity and inclusion as a way of life. By Grant Benson, CFE Diversity and inclusion are timely topics in franchising, and certainly within the foodservice industry, which is one of the most
Failure to consider the impact of legal and regulatory issues in granting international franchises could lead to various problems, incuding program failure. By Carl Zwisler, CFE A franchisor is only as successful as the individual. What does it take to succeed in international franchising?
Are your target countries ready for foreign concepts? New survey says “Yes!” By Edith Wiseman and Peter Schwarzer Franchising has been growing worldwide. Global markets are receptive to the business model. Even more impressively, entrepreneurs worldwide are ready to start a franchise business, regardless