The International Franchise Association (IFA) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s new study brings hard data to the stories we’ve heard from franchisees throughout the country – Obamacare is raising costs, reducing jobs and slowing growth. Stephen Bienko, who owns 15 College Hunks
The Franchise Council of Australia and the International Franchise Association formally launched the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) program at the FCA’s National Franchise Conference in Brisbane, October 20-22. A Study Tour group of IFA members, led by IFA Chairman Steve Romaniello, CFE, Managing
The Trade Mission delegates arrived in Lagos, Nigeria on Oct. 2 after successful stops in Nairobi, Kenya and Johannesburg. After a brief introduction to the market by Janelle Santerre Weyek and Rebecca Armand with the U.S. Commercial Service in Lagos, the group relaxed
Entering its second week, the government shutdown continues to hurt the U.S. economy. Now, with the debt ceiling approaching, the International Franchise Association reiterates its call for Congress to pass a Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government and raise the debt ceiling.
The U.S. Trade Mission to Sub-Saharan Africa began day two in Johannesburg, South Africa with the delegates ready for another action packed day. After a promising day of one-on-one meetings with prospective candidates, the delegates began the day with a legal update from
The U.S. Trade Mission to Sub-Saharan Africa kicked off Sept. 26 in Johannesburg, South Africa. With stops here, Nairobi, Kenya and Lagos and Nigeria over the next week, the delegates were excited and anxious to get to work understanding the markets and meeting
By: Kathleen Gilmartin, President and CEO, Interim HealthCare IFA President and CEO Steve Caldeira joined us on September 9 to help kick off our Interim HealthCare Franchise Business Meeting in Washington, DC. His presentation and comments about the state of franchising offered valuable
IFA President & CEO Steve Caldeira had some thoughts on Congress’s agenda that appeared on the Hill’s Congress blog. The fall season means many things to Americans: football, back-to-school and football. But this fall will also hold additional significance for millions of small business owners