15 09, 2023

HYBRID EVENT 10/3/23 – Elevate Your Franchise Expertise

2023-09-15T03:04:41+00:00September 15th, 2023|Franchise News|0 Comments

“Next-Level Advisory Councils: Elevate Your Franchise Expertise” with Evan Hackel

Join us for our 1st HYBRID Event!

*Next-Level Advisory Councils: Elevate Your Franchise Expertise*

We are offering our 1st Hybrid Meeting – In-Person Lunch Meeting or Join Via Zoom

In an ever-evolving world, innovation isn’t just desirable – it’s inevitable. With vast experience spanning countless client interactions and participation in over 100 advisory council meetings, Evan Hackel, CEO of Ingage Consulting, has revolutionized the concept of advisory councils.

Join us in this enlightening workshop where Evan unveils groundbreaking insights and strategies specific to franchise advisory councils. But that’s not all! Every participant will walk away with two valuable e-books: one tailored for franchisors and the other for franchisees, ensuring clarity in roles and responsibilities.

Don’t miss out on this game-changing event by the New England Franchise Association.

We hope you can join us in person, but if not please join via Zoom. 

Reserve your spot […]

4 04, 2023

NEFA In-Person Event: Creating the Winning Edge 5/2/2023

2023-04-04T17:38:15+00:00April 4th, 2023|Franchise News|0 Comments

Creating the Winning Edge:
Employee Engagement Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining the Best and Brightest

Presented by Eric Stites and Courtney Stillings from Franchise Business Review

In today’s competitive job market, engaging employees and building a winning culture are crucial for retaining top talent. Join us (Live and in Person!) for this insightful and interactive session where Franchise Business Review will share their employee engagement research and trends across the franchise sector. We’ll discuss strategies for winning the war for talent, retaining your best employees, and engaging workers in an ever-changing workforce. You’ll learn how to create a culture that fosters employee engagement, identify areas for improvement in your organization, and implement practical solutions to increase employee retention and satisfaction.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights into building a winning culture in your workplace. Learn what the best organizations in franchising are doing to attract and retain top talent. Whether you are […]

4 04, 2023

Boston-based GreenBanana SEO Passes its 14 Year Mark Offering Digital Marketing and Search Engine Optimization Services

2023-04-04T17:24:50+00:00April 4th, 2023|Franchise News|0 Comments

Boston-based GreenBanana SEO is proud to announce its 14th anniversary in business, marking a significant milestone in the company’s history. With 3 times on the INC 5000, the digital marketing and results-based search engine optimization agency has been offering local and national SEO programs alongside a full complement of digital advertising programs since 2008. The company is poised for continued growth and success under the leadership of CEO Kevin Roy.

GreenBanana SEO was founded in 2008 by seasoned digital marketing professionals with a passion for helping businesses flourish online with results driven digital programs. The company quickly established itself as a leading provider of SEO services in the Boston area and has since expanded its offerings to include pay-per-click advertising, social media marketing, geo fencing, OTT, programmatic display as well as web design and development.

GreenBanana SEO created its flagship SEO program not as a gimmick, but as way to end the […]

22 06, 2022

“Learn How to Use Franchise Brokers To Grow Your Brand” via Zoom 6/23/22 3-5 pm

2022-06-22T19:17:37+00:00June 22nd, 2022|Franchise News|0 Comments

“Learn How to Use Franchise Brokers To Grow Your Brand”
Natalie Barnes, BAI and Karl Morningstar, The YOU Network
Zoom meeting 6/23/22 
(Free for NEFA members, small fee for non-members)


Attention Franchisors and anyone in franchising that wants to learn more about franchise consultants/broker groups.  If you want to start working with brokers and you are not sure how to get started….TRUST ME, you don’t want to miss this meeting. 

Even if you already work with these broker groups, or others, you are bound to learn some new strategies on how to bring your relationship to the next level.

Franchise Broker Groups that will present:

  • Natalie Barnes, President, BAI (Business Alliance)
  • Traci Mousetis of Affordable Business Concepts, LLC (ABC)
  • Karl Morningstar, CEO, The YOU Network
  • Elaine Vakalopoulos of Your Franchise Options
  • Suzanne C. Cummings, Esq., Cummings Franchise Law – Legal Update
  • Kim Vezina Woods, Franchise.com Network – Spotlight

Below are a few highlights of things you’ll learn:

  • How to […]
5 04, 2022

PropertyGuys.com Named a Top Recession-Proof Real Estate Business for 2022 by Franchise Business Review

2022-04-05T20:54:12+00:00April 5th, 2022|Franchise News|0 Comments

April 4, 2022– PropertyGuys.com has recently been named a top franchise by Franchise Business Review in its report on the Top Recession-Proof Franchises for 2022.

PropertyGuys.com and their franchise network has taken a bold approach to real estate over the past 23 years. As the Globe’s Largest Private Sale Franchise Network, the company has helped over 100,000 home sellers discover a smarter way to buy and sell. The company has built a very unique hub to complete the full real estate transaction. Everything from listing on their exclusive platform, global exposure, to help and guidance along the way to a success sale. PropertyGuys.com also offers direct integration to Mortgage Services, Rentals, and Legal assistance.

Franchise Business Review (FBR) provides the only rankings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. […]

30 07, 2021

Attitude is Everything with Evan Hackel

2021-07-30T14:21:30+00:00July 30th, 2021|Franchise News|0 Comments

Join Evan for this free event

This transforming keynote lets audiences experience the force that attitude plays in achieving extraordinary results. The session is inspirational. Its centerpiece is an unforgettable demonstration in which attendees participate and experience first-hand the power of positive thinking. The result? A revolutionary experience, both for participants and for the organizations they serve.

Register Here!

14 05, 2021

Re-Introducing: Employee Retention Credit (ERC) – FREE

2021-05-27T14:12:16+00:00May 14th, 2021|Franchise News|0 Comments

Hosted by Evan Hackel, CEO, Ingage Consulting and Tortal Training

Guest Speaker: Richard Kossler – CPA, Founding Partner, Galileo Hunt

Is your company eligible for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)? The answer is most likely “YES”!

Join NEFA on 6/3/21 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST for a FREE webinar to learn more and to find out if you are eligible.

With the Employee Retention Credit (ERC), the IRS is paying back businesses up to $33,000 for each full-time employee.

Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a Payroll Tax Credit (for qualified wages and healthcare costs). Newly expanded and extended through December 2021 with retroactive implications in 2020.

The recently approved COVID-19 relief plan included major changes to the Employee Retention Credit program. Many franchisors and franchisees will qualify for the credit now, as well as retroactively. This webinar will review the new program and answer questions to help […]

20 04, 2021


2021-04-20T12:38:57+00:00April 20th, 2021|Franchise News|0 Comments

NEFA is planning a summer/fall in person networking event. More details to follow in the next month or so.

Please direct questions or comments to info@newenglandfranchiseassociation.com

18 03, 2021

IFA’s Franchise Relations Committee Virtual Roundtables

2021-03-18T17:51:44+00:00March 18th, 2021|Franchise News|0 Comments

Thursday, March 25, 2021; 2:00pm – Thursday, March 25, 2021; 3:30pm
Brian Schnell, CFE, Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Make the 2021 IFA Convention A Franchise Relationships Difference Maker. Join us for IFA’s Franchise Relations Committee Virtual Roundtable (VRT) session on March 25, 2021. During the VRT, you and your fellow attendees will engage in a robust roundtable discussion facilitated by a group of your peers.  Our focus will be exploring the key ideas, strategies and “aha” franchise relationship takeaways from the 2021 virtual convention and hearing from each other on ways to turn those takeaways into “real world” best practices that will make a difference for you, your system, your brand and all brand stakeholders. We hope you can join us. You […]

25 02, 2021

Even Amid Pandemic, Many Franchise Prospects Top Six Figures in 2020 Household Income

2021-02-25T15:36:34+00:00February 25th, 2021|Franchise News|0 Comments

Feb. 24, 2021 – More than a third of prospective franchisees earned household incomes greater than $100,000 in 2020, a relatively stable percentage despite the pandemic’s effect on employment for the better part of the year.

For this analysis, Franchise Ventures scored its pool of investment inquiries with demographic data from Alliant, a leading provider of U.S. consumer audience targeting and data enrichment and predictive analytics.

  • Overall, 35% of new-investment prospects in 2020 had  estimated household income over $100,000. That’s down slightly from 37% in 2019.
  • Generation X, ages 40 to 55, represents almost half of all franchise prospects, and had 38.6% maintaining $100,000+ household income last year, down from 41.2% in 2019.
  • Baby Boomers, ages 56 to 74, comprise a quarter of aspiring franchise owners, and are on par with Gen X for […]