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12 02, 2020

Richard Gill, Aflac Agent joins NEFA

2020-02-12T19:19:00+00:00February 12th, 2020|Franchise News|0 Comments

Richard Gill, Aflac Agent joins NEFA


We are pleased to introduce Richard Gill, a new member of NEFA.  As an independent agent representing Aflac, Richard’s goal in joining NEFA was to expand his service to the franchise community offer by offering products and services through franchisors and franchisees to benefit their employees. Aflac products, which are 100% portable, may be company sponsored or offered to the employees on a voluntary basis through payroll deduction.  These plans have increased popularity with employers looking to attract and retain high quality employees.

Aflac Products include:

1 – Accident Plan – pays when treatment is received for accidental injuries including lacerations, burns, fractures, concussions, surgeries etc….

2 – Cancer/CI – pays when insured is diagnosed, treated, hospitalized/surgery for things like cancer, heart attack, stroke, paralysis, coma…..

3 – Hospital Confinement – pays when admitted to hospital (maternity included) to help cover deductibles

4 – Life Insurance – both term and […]

25 11, 2019

NEFA Welcomes New Board Member

2019-11-26T13:52:24+00:00November 25th, 2019|Franchise News|0 Comments

Supporting Strategies’ Jorgensen Named to
Board of New England Franchise Association

This originally appeared on supportingstartegiesfranchise.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 22, 2019

Beverly, MA – Leslie Jorgensen, founder and CEO of Supporting Strategies, has been named to the board of the New England Franchise Association (NEFA). In this role, she will help advance the organization’s mission of bringing together franchise executives, franchisees and suppliers to network and share ideas for success.

Since founding Supporting Strategies in 2004, Jorgensen has overseen the company’s impressive growth, including the introduction of a franchise model in 2013. As head of Supporting Strategies Partners, she provides coaching and guidance and ensures the successful delivery of support services to franchisees across the United States.

Jorgensen, a regular attendee at NEFA events in recent years, looks forward to making an impact through her […]

19 09, 2019

California’s AB-5 Signed into Law

2019-09-19T18:20:16+00:00September 19th, 2019|Franchise News|0 Comments

Dear IFA members,

On September 18, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 5, or AB-5, which the state’s legislature had passed on September 11. Through its codification and wide-ranging application of the so-called ABC Test, AB-5 could potentially turn franchising – where an independent owner licenses a brand name and an operating system from an established brand – into a corporate model, where independent owners and their employees are effectively absorbed into a single company.

With this bill’s passage, California has upended an entire business model and thrown thousands of small business owners’ livelihoods into flux. AB-5’s overly broad language makes franchising’s future uncertain in California. The legislation takes effect on January 1, 2020.

How Does This Affect My Business?

Unfortunately, this law leaves many franchise businesses with more questions than answers. Compounded by the variances in how franchise systems are structured, and the untested […]

10 07, 2019

IFA Political Influencer Index

2019-07-10T17:12:56+00:00July 10th, 2019|Franchise News|0 Comments

The IFA team would like to take a moment to express our gratitude towards all of our members. With your constant engagement and support IFA enhances, promotes, and protects the franchise business model. IFA also serves as your voice in Washington and in state capitals across the country. We know that government policies can help or hurt, and our experts bring their proven expertise and know-how to fight for an environment where your business can thrive.

In an effort to connect you with the policymakers and stakeholders who shape the regulatory environment, IFA launched the IFA Political Influencer Index earlier this year. This index helps capture the existing relationships and political capital in our membership. As an IFA champion – and an essential part of the franchise community – your participation in the survey will allow IFA to discover and build key relationships […]