3 04, 2020


2020-04-03T19:26:45+00:00April 3rd, 2020|Franchise News|0 Comments


Re-Opening Soon


By MSA Worldwide

We are living through unprecedented times, with an uncertain timeline for when any sense of normalcy will return. The government’s guidance for re-opening parts of the economy has continued to change as circumstances on the ground change; it may be summer before we begin to see some franchise systems open again for business. Since the shutdown we have been […]

3 04, 2020

Buyer Sentiment Survey: Franchise Inquirers Looking Past Pandemic Effects

2020-04-03T19:23:23+00:00April 3rd, 2020|Franchise News|0 Comments

Buyer Sentiment Survey: Franchise Inquirers Looking Past Pandemic Effects

Respondents to a March 17-19, 2020 poll of aspiring franchise owners showed slightly more reserve than in previous surveys, but less than one would imagine given the impact of Covid-19 on business and the markets. Granted, these respondents are stepping forward at a time like this to consider business ownership, so they do not represent the general population or overall consumer confidence.

Do You Agree that Now is a Good Time to Start a Business?

Over 55% agree or strongly agree that “now is a good time.” For context, this may be explained by the time horizon for the search process — 48% of respondents expect to start a business within the next three months, and another 16 percent within four to six months.


Are you more or […]

20 03, 2020

Franchise group calls for $300 billion in federal assistance

2020-03-20T17:54:14+00:00March 20th, 2020|Franchise News|0 Comments

The International Franchise Association (IFA) is asking congressional leadership for the creation of a $300 billion fund to provide liquidity to franchises struggling through the coronavirus pandemic.

Up to 393,000 franchise jobs could be lost from a 90-day shutdown, the IFA warned. The U.S. franchising community is comprised of more than 733,000 establishments that employ over 7 million individuals and contribute $674.4 billion to the U.S. economy.

The IFA also found that approximately 20,000 to 30,000 franchise businesses will lose liquidity in the next 45 days if immediate relief is not provided.

It is calling for the creation of a Treasury Department-administered Small Business Workforce Stabilization Fund and Small Business Stabilization Account to provide immediate support to employers that keep employees on payroll and streamlined access to capital so businesses can grow when the epidemic passes.

“IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, from hotels to restaurants, hair salons to in-home health […]

21 02, 2020

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back … That’s Franchise Law Right Now

2020-02-21T15:38:28+00:00February 21st, 2020|Franchise News|0 Comments

It not clear that laws should be made based on cases involving one franchisor, but lately it seems that McDonald’s is at the center of some important legal issues for franchising in the United States.

It not clear that laws should be made based on cases involving one franchisor, but lately it seems that McDonald’s is at the center of some important legal issues for franchising in the United States.

The looming question for franchising since the 2015 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision in the Browning-Ferris Industries case has been the joint employer standard. For the 30 years prior to Browning-Ferris Industries, the NLRB consistently maintained that to find a joint employer relationship, two separate entities must share “direct and immediate” control over the essential terms of employment. In Browning-Ferris, the NLRB decided that a staffing […]

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 […]

26 11, 2019

Lapels Franchise Converts Two Stores in Tampa

2019-11-26T16:47:38+00:00November 26th, 2019|Franchise News|0 Comments

HANOVER, Mass. — Lapels Dry Cleaning reports it recently converted two existing Hudson Cleaners locations in Tampa to Lapels stores.

Franchise Converts Two Stores in Tampa

City gets two new Lapels, converted from what were Hudson Cleaners

Both locations are owned and operated by franchisees, Phillip and Joy Baker of Reddington Shore. The new locations are located at 11209 N. Dale Mabry Highway and 4920 Newkirk Drive, it notes.

“We are delighted to bring the Lapels Dry Cleaning experience to Hudson Cleaners customers and more Tampa residents,” says Phillip Baker. “We use a sustainable, non-toxic method for drycleaning clothes. Subsequently, clothes feel better when you wear them and last longer.”

Prior to Lapels, Phillip was a finance executive in the healthcare industry and Joy an active real estate agent, the company relates. With a desire to step out of the corporate world and be his own boss, he searched for a franchise opportunity […]

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 […]

20 11, 2019

Grow with Google – Free Webinar offered by PanoSpin

2019-11-20T19:42:37+00:00November 20th, 2019|Franchise News|0 Comments

Grow with Google –
Join the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce, Panospin 360 and Bryan Caplan, speaker for the Grow with Google partner program, for an info-packed webinar dedicated to growing your business online.

Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your business using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Smart Campaigns in Google Ads.

  • Improving your website’s visibility in Google’s organic search results, on all devices
  • Creating a free Google My Business listing
  • Advertising your business on Google
  • When: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Price: Free
  • Language: English
  • Who can attend? Everyone
  • Webinar ID: 1851e5c215f7
  • Dial-in available? (listen only): Yes.
  • Dial-in Number: +1 (312) 248-9348
  • Dial-in ID: 631390#
  • Dial-in Passcode: 1743#
Bryan Caplan