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 […]

7 04, 2019

Tips when looking for a good franchise

2019-04-07T16:12:03+00:00April 7th, 2019|Franchise News|0 Comments

I’ve been asked “How to spot a good franchise” 100’s of times in my 20 years in franchising. The answer has never changed in my mind… it depends

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Check the Financial Performance

You can certainly determine the ‘health’ of any franchise company by reviewing the legal disclosures in its Franchise Disclosure Document or FDD.   After verifying you meet basic franchisee criteria through a questionnaire, request for consideration or even an application, you will typically be provided with the FDD by the franchisor.  This important document contains an array of information about the company such as it’s officers and directors, litigation history, bankruptcy and audited financial statements to name just a few.


Most franchisors will have a structured process for […]