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Category Archives: February 2014


The Dangers of Noncompliance

Failing to make compliance a priority at the outset of a relationship can result in bigger issues later, some that can be insurmountable.  New and emerging franchisors often rely, sometimes primarily, on selling franchises as a way to increase their unit count and grow their


Moving Your Next IFA Trade Show Forward

The world of franchising is a relationship-building exercise, not a quick-sell. Trade shows can and should be an important part of your system’s strategy to attract new franchisees. They create an environment that attracts aspiring entrepreneurs who are interested in the franchise business model, and

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Attracting More Veteran Franchisees

With a little extra effort, franchisors can help more veterans transition into new careers, while also helping their own businesses thrive. With a history of supporting veteran-related causes, Home Franchise Concepts Inc. launched the Million Dollar Franchise Event on Veteran’s Day 2013, with the goal

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Jim Squire, CFE, Earns IFA Educational Foundation’s Highest Honor

Franchise education advocate receives William Rosenberg Leadership Award. The International Franchise Association Educational Foundation’s highest honor, the William Rosenberg Foundation Leadership Award, was presented during IFA’s Annual Convention to Jim Squire, CFE, executive vice president and chief development officer of Firestorm. The award is presented

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Marianne P. Murphy, CFE, Earns Crystal Compass Honor

Marianne P. Murphy, CFE, Floor Coverings International director of operations, was named by the International Franchise Association’s Women’s Franchise Committee to receive the Crystal Compass. It signifies outstanding leadership and was bestowed during the association’s Annual Convention in New Orleans. The honor is bestowed annually