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Improving bus routes would only add to cost; VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: Sep 26, 2019 664
The Second Round - Implementation Of The Organization Of The Activation And Collection Of The Franchise System In The Personal Account Of Vhi On A Fixed Cost Basis With Further Support Of The Decision On A Commission Basis. Aug 11, 2019 273
Execution Of Work On The Organization Of The System Of Activation And Collection Of The Franchise Inside The Personal Medical Insurance Account On A Fixed Cost Basis With Further Support Of The Decision On A Commission Basis. Jul 18, 2019 262
Franchise industry seen contributing $24 billion to PH economy by 2020. Jul 4, 2018 442
UBM Sinoexpo acquires 70% economic interest in SFE. Jun 26, 2018 202
10 Steps to Find the Right Location, Location, Location: Architects, contractors, landlords and lawyers are all part of the team that can save franchisees lots of time, anguish and money. Simcik, Scott Jun 1, 2018 1050
Franchising's Economic Promise. Cresanti, Robert Mar 1, 2018 299
Treating Your Employees Right: Improving Retention Rates: A "culture of care" at your workplace can increase employee retention and reduce the costs of a continual recruit-train-replace cycle. Bevis, Jeff Feb 1, 2018 767
Steady Growth is Hallmark of Franchising Industry: The Franchise Business Economic Outlook by IHS Mar kit projects that the franchise sector will grow faster than the overall economy in 2017 as it has in recent years. Reynolds, John R. Nov 1, 2017 712
THE GROWTH OF FR RANCHISING; Franchise businesses now contribute PS15bn to UK economy. Owen Hughes reports. Sep 6, 2017 948
State captain update: FAN State Captains and all franchise owners are being rallied to write opinion editorials for publications across the nation to voice concerns of small-business owners on issues, such as the joint-employer standard, and what Congress can do to lower barriers to growth and jumpstart the economy. Kennedy, Ryan; Murtaza, Haider Editorial Sep 1, 2017 458
7-Eleven franchising package made affordable at P300,000. Jun 16, 2017 548
Reconsidering your FDD: The business case for exemption-based franchising: exemptions from franchise disclosure requirements save time and money. Why aren't more franchisors using them? Satterlee, Karen Boring May 1, 2017 1101
Why small is beautiful: young franchise start-ups are the seeds of future economic growth. Reynolds, John R. Dec 1, 2016 1005
Franchising into the U.S. from abroad: quantifying the cost of regulatory compliance. Zwisler, Carl E. Sep 1, 2016 1362
What to consider when buying a franchise: starting up a franchise does not eliminate risk--he prepared to scrutinize the contract. Hanson, Brian D. Aug 5, 2016 636
'Metro is not an economic silver bullet' / The next stage of the Metro project, including the awarding of the operating franchise, is expected to take place this summer. May 19, 2016 514
Fitch: NZ Major Banks Benefit from Solid Franchise but Face Rising Macro-Economic Challenges. Mar 15, 2016 338
8th WFA and Expo in Dubai to highlight opportunities in MENA's $30-billion franchise economy. Jan 6, 2016 544
Risks and rewards of franchise business opportunities: name recognition and proven business models can reduce risk. Strieker, Julie Dec 1, 2015 1630
The new world of owning a franchise: fast-growing service businesses often have lower startup fees, lower real estate costs. Blackford, Sam Aug 7, 2015 463
IFA board forges path to meet challenges, leverage opportunities: board agrees to intensify promotion of industry benefits to U.S. economy; FAN grassroots advocates pass 7,000 mark. Harrison, Alisa Aug 1, 2015 769
Merrymeeting Group's Franchise Brands Recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as Leading Affordable Investment Opportunities in 2015. Aug 1, 2015 551
Franchise businesses continues to outpace rest of economy. Statistical table Jul 1, 2015 237
Franchising: a global engine for economic growth: are your target countries ready for foreign concepts? New survey says "Yes!". Wiseman, Edith; Schwarzer, Peter Jun 1, 2015 1216
The evolution of franchise finance: franchisees should have a sound understanding of their financial positions and match funding with long-term plans. Jones, Randy Jun 1, 2015 1223
Attracting and engaging seven-figure net-worth candidates: keeping them engaged through the franchise development process takes experience and expertise. Buzza, Dave May 1, 2015 1278
Creating a consistent franchisee hiring process. Robinson, Adam May 1, 2015 1139
Franchise businesses to again grow faster than rest of economy in 2015: federal regulations could significantly slow growth. Reynolds, John Feb 1, 2015 1124
Affordable Care Act challenges for franchisees: while there are challenges with the ACA and related mandates, none of them are insurmountable. Herr, Andria; Mowery, Joe Jan 1, 2015 1034
Franchising celebrates successful 2014 state election cycle: although the results of this year's election were certainly favorable for the franchise industry, there is still progress to be made. Heyl, Dean; Hanscom, Jeff Jan 1, 2015 1189
A full agenda ahead. Caldeira, Stephen J. Column Dec 1, 2014 1699
IFA seeks details of NLRB counsel's "joint employer" opinion: "floodgates" have opened, threatening franchises across the spectrum of the economy, warns IFA Pres. and CEO Steve Caldeira, CFE. Cresanti, Robert Dec 1, 2014 506
With franchisee support, you get what you pay for: supporting the growth of your franchisee family with adequate operational guidance and support mechanisms helps in the long run. Wiseman, Edith Oct 1, 2014 1085
The core-four lease negotiation process: keys to reducing start-up costs, preserving working capital and protecting franchisee profitability. Simcik, Scott J. Oct 1, 2014 1241
The new world of owning a franchise: fast-growing service businesses often have lower startup fees, lower real estate costs. Blakford, Sam Sep 5, 2014 462
Privacy, data, security and PCI compliance --roles of the franchisor and franchisee: the risks and costs are great. MacPhee, Len Sep 1, 2014 1154
Real estate: a fundamental part of international franchising: international real estate decisions define a significant fixed cost which helps--or hinders--profitability. Valderrama, Rodrigo A. Jul 1, 2014 1181
What the current economic climate means for diversity programs: the blueprint and successful diversity program models already exist in the franchise industry. Heard, Reginald Jun 1, 2014 1208
The lending gap is diminishing: here's a look behind the lending matrix and how franchisors can help franchisees with financing. Zhang, Kate Jun 1, 2014 1569
Using resource-based theory to help explain plural form franchising. Gillis, William E.; Combs, James G.; Ketchen, David J., Jr. May 1, 2014 12140
Big whopper economics: want fast-food workers to get a raise? Let local restaurant owners form a union to fight their corporate masters. Freedman, Josh Mar 1, 2014 2910
Franchise business growth outpaces the economy in 2014: franchise sector has continued a steady climb out of the depths of the recession of 2008 to 2009. Reynolds, John Mar 1, 2014 1200
2014 brings new opportunity and challenges. Caldeira, Stephen J. Column Jan 1, 2014 1149
Achieving and maintaining robust growth in a sluggish economy: constantly reinvent to stay relevant, profitable and continue to grow. Butorac, Jack Jan 1, 2014 1202
The Affordable Care Act: what every franchise needs to know: mall employers can lower their costs by pooling the risk of providing health insurance with other small businesses buying plans in the "marketplace.". Olafson, Meredith Jan 1, 2014 936
Fixes to Affordable Care Act find bipartisan support: long-term solutions to employer mandate issues demonstrate broad appeal. Perron, Jay Dec 1, 2013 782
Four features franchisors and franchisees need in an online marketing portal: media automation platforms offer the promise of saving time, cutting costs and providing convenience. Rodriquez, William Dec 1, 2013 1163
The new world of owning a franchise. Blackford, Sam Nov 29, 2013 493
Franchise advocates bring health care, tax reform issues to federal lawmakers: IFA members met with more than 200 lawmakers to stress the economic impact of franchising and its potential to create job growth. Fenwick, Laura Cover story Nov 1, 2013 2466
Building loyalty without selling your soul: spending too much time going after new customers can make your relationships with current customers grow cold. Mattingly, Brian Nov 1, 2013 1013
Where's franchising's growth? Look to the Southern U.S.: population studies find eight of 10 of the nation's largest gains are in the Southern region. Amante, Ben Oct 1, 2013 913
West Coast Franchise Expo Gears Up to Spotlight Small Business, Economic Growth. Aug 8, 2013 528
ADP new jobs report: franchises created 10 percent of all new jobs over past year: franchise jobs grew by 19,160 in May. Reynolds, John Aug 1, 2013 580
Franchising in Africa: evidence reveals that both Africa's middle class and economy are growing. Tyre, Kendal H.; Vilmenay, Diana Aug 1, 2013 607
Australia : Former Europcar franchisee to pay $200,000 for deceiving customers on repair costs. Jul 9, 2013 378
IFA increases focus on state issues impacting franchising. Caldeira, Stephen J. Jul 1, 2013 670
Moving your phone system to the cloud: business leaders need to find new and innovative ways to streamline communications, lower IT costs, save time and scale efficiently to remain competitive. Lam, Bonnie Jun 1, 2013 1215
Growing the economy, one trade show at a time: events like the IFE provide a perfect forum for franchisors to showcase development plans and growth. Goldstein, Joel Jun 1, 2013 1197
A Visa Program for the franchise industry: a major catalyst for growth has been the ability to use the EB-5 Program to counteract the scarcity of capital coming from traditional sources. Fieldstone, Ronald R. Column May 1, 2013 1233
Franchise industry could create more jobs with meaningful regulatory changes: franchising and small businesses can make great strides, despite the recent economic downturn. Apr 1, 2013 470
Obtaining financing to advance your growth strategy: consider having a plan for the money you wish to borrow and share this plan with your lender. Saju, Azim Apr 1, 2013 874
Making sense of health care law implementation: franchise owners should begin preparing now for implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Thorman, Judith Apr 1, 2013 899
Business leaders give 2013 outlook mixed reviews: more association members believe change is coming for the U.S. economy in 2013 compared to 2012, but views are divided about whether the change will be for better or worse. Reynolds, John; Merin, Josh Jan 1, 2013 2346
Congress 2013--new committee landscape: the year 2013 will be an active legislative year with the potential of tax reform, immigration reform and slight changes to the Affordable Care Act all on the table. Perron, Jay Jan 1, 2013 1352
IFA attends RNC and DNC Conventions highlighting franchising's role in the economy: franchise industry raises awareness during political conventions. Oct 1, 2012 589
5 best buys in home-based franchises: here are the most promising businesses to own for minority entrepreneurs. Brown, Carolyn M. Jul 1, 2012 981
Coast-to-coast, state legislatures shoot down so-called "fair franchising" legislation: unnecessary government regulation of businesses has held back a full economic recovery in the United States. Heyl, Dean Jul 1, 2012 942
Viva global expansion! Trade mission to Latin America: emerging economies represent significant opportunity for international franchise development. Solomon, Beth Jul 1, 2012 855
The franchise community and SBA--bridging the entrepreneur opportunity gap: choosing to wait for a full economic recovery is no longer an affordable option or preferable strategy. Heard, Reginald Jun 1, 2012 1082
Advancing in today's lending environment: franchise systems that have weathered the storm and managed to grow despite a rough economy and lending environment are leading the way back to franchise industry growth. Ganahl, Heidi Jun 1, 2012 1302
New tools demonstrate the economic impact of franchising. Caldeira, Stephen J. Apr 1, 2012 594
Trying to keep the lights on for our economy: there are some special interest groups that are working to restrict outdoor lighting. Thorman, Judith Mar 1, 2012 892
Finding the right credit partner: in today's economy, it will be every franchisor's challenge to assist their franchisees in gaining access to credit. Fisher, Lane Mar 1, 2012 1627
New insurance tax to increase the cost of providing health coverage: taxing the nation's job creators is hardly sound policy as our economy continues to struggle to recover. Perron, Jay B. Feb 1, 2012 654
Trade mission generates excitement for U.S. brands: franchise leaders reported that meetings were informative, well presented and fruitful. Solomon, Beth Conference notes Feb 1, 2012 658
Adjusting your franchise growth strategy in a challenging economic environment. Feb 1, 2012 654
Anticipating the questions and meeting the needs of franchise expo goers. Padulo, Anthony Dec 1, 2011 1171
IFA executives share views on economy and Washington politics. Harrison, Alisa Nov 1, 2011 481
Franchising is ideal model for today's economy: Dubai SME. Oct 2, 2011 488
VetFran program reaching new levels: franchising has proven to be an ideal structure, helping veterans become leaders and productive participants in the U.S. economy. Thompson, Mary Kennedy Oct 1, 2011 1429
Ad campaign showcases franchise small businesses as proven job creators: IFA public awareness campaign aims to educate members of Congress about the economic impact of franchising. Harrison, Alisa Oct 1, 2011 549
Franchising is ideal model for today's economy. Oct 1, 2011 533
HighMark Franchising Says Proper Franchise Support Crucial During Down Economy. Sep 13, 2011 461
Improving the environment for franchise lending: banks want to make as many good loans as they can, but continued economic uncertainty has hit the bottom line of many small businesses and led to what may appear as tighter lending standards. Hunt, Richard Aug 1, 2011 1469
Executives tackle operations, the economy and sales/pipeline issues: leadership forums encourage creative solutions to address challenges affecting franchise businesses. Conference notes Jul 1, 2011 910
IFA's 2011 Public Affairs Conference enlarges franchising policy footprint: learn some critical reasons why you should attend IFA's premier event in the nation's capital. Nethercutt, Meredith Jul 1, 2011 1155
Home Care Assistance is Proud to Announce Five New Members to Its Million Dollar Franchise Club. Jun 18, 2011 442
The economic impact of franchising: by lines of business: business format franchises generated $654.2 billion in output and $378.8 billion of GDP compared to product distribution franchises that generated $148 billion of output and $89.6 billion to GDP. Reynolds, John Jun 1, 2011 1551
Franchising's economic impact aids states and congressional districts: franchised businesses account for less than 3 percent of all businesses, their economic contributions are far greater as a percentage of any state's employment, output or GDP. May 1, 2011 1037
Franchise businesses outline "solutions for the economy" to congress: New data presented to legislators touts economic impact of franchise businesses. May 1, 2011 1171
Why credit access is critical to the economic recovery. Caldeira, Stephen J. Apr 1, 2011 553
Franchising industry creates job-building opportunities for veterans. Brewer, Miriam L. Brief article Apr 1, 2011 246
Charting the economic impact of franchising: IFA report continues to document the deep economic footprint that franchising makes in every state and congressional district in the United States. Reynolds, John Apr 1, 2011 1636
Health care law stalls economic growth, franchise CEO testifies: small and midsized businesses will struggle to expand under health care law. Mar 1, 2011 211
New IFA ad campaign touts the economic impact of franchising: the new ad highlights how a renewed commitment to pro-growth policies out of Washington, D.C. will help franchise businesses grow at a faster pace. Mar 1, 2011 475
Good times for franchises: strong local economies and greater consumer purchasing power, along with real-estate development trends, are fueling growth for franchised brands in a range of sectors. Moloney, Anastasia; Sutter, Mary Mar 1, 2011 2802
What's old is new: the resale industry thrives in a rocky economy. Kinder, Peri Mar 1, 2011 1006
Moderate growth projection is good, but we're not out of the woods. Caldeira, Stephen J. Column Feb 1, 2011 895
Franchising in the current credit market: we are now entering a multi-year period that can best be described as a competition for credit. Johnson, Darrell Jan 1, 2011 1921
Now that the 2010 midterm elections are over, it's time to plan for 2012. Caldeira, Stephen J. Dec 1, 2010 786
Focus on the economy: franchise CEOs monitor industry's pulse: moderate optimism for economic recovery was the tone of recent IFA CEO sessions. Dec 1, 2010 461
Growth and cost-cutting for today's franchise: standardize your information-technology and telephony systems across multiple locations. Chute, Shawn Dec 1, 2010 959
New 1099 reporting requirements in the Health Care Reform Act: a look at new federal reporting requirements and how they will affect franchise businesses. Jones, Greg S. Report Dec 1, 2010 1148
Success in Washington takes time. But it's worth the wait. Caldeira, Stephen J. Viewpoint essay Nov 1, 2010 790
First franchising census report highlights industry's economic role: in 2007, franchise businesses accounted for 10.5 percent of businesses with paid employees. Reynolds, John Report Nov 1, 2010 843
Maximize your marketing results in a down economy: no matter what the economy is doing, you can achieve your quest for bottom line rewards through some simple steps. Rakich, Loren Nov 1, 2010 1737
Want leverage? Multi-unit franchisees deliver substantial savings: involving multi-unit franchisees in the overall purchasing process can change franchise buying and save lots of money for the industry. Hashim, Aziz Oct 1, 2010 1206
The global economy, the labor force and franchising's future: have short-term contingency plans, but be prepared for profitable growth opportunities as the future unfolds. Rosensweig, Jeffrey A. Sep 1, 2010 1625
August congressional recess: meet your lawmakers while they're back home: share franchising's concerns, let them know you'll be seeing them soon in Washington. Nethercutt, Meredith Aug 1, 2010 341
CEOs: boost unit-level economics for reinvestment: new laws and regulations coming from Washington threaten investor confidence and credit availability. Aug 1, 2010 534
Attracting leads in a weak economy: why now is the right time to exhibit at a trade show. Goldstein, Joel Aug 1, 2010 922
Transform prospects into franchisees. Walker, Kenneth Jul 1, 2010 445
IFA launches new campaign promoting economic power of franchising: IFA franchisee-members share their stories with the House Small Business Committee during National Small Business Week. Harrison, Alisa Jul 1, 2010 401
Did the stimulus plan boost franchising? If the public thinks there's been little or no economic impact, have small businesses and franchises seen any improvement on the financing front? Switzer, Ken Jul 1, 2010 1850
"411" on financing options: which projects are getting financed? For qualified projects and borrowers, capital is readily-available. Heard, Reginald Jun 1, 2010 2613
Franchise CEOs: industry will weather the storm: more credit, less taxes and cost-reduction measures are top-of-mind challenges for nation's franchise CEOs. Conference news Jun 1, 2010 874
E-mail marketing: the perfect weapon in any economy: the most important factor in e-mail marketing success is commitment. Bugarski, Boris Jun 1, 2010 1263
Maintaining franchisee profitability, system growth in a downturn: focusing on franchisees' success and capitalizing on growth opportunities, franchise systems can be better positioned to grow faster during the recovery. Morris, Erik Conference news Jun 1, 2010 1337
Is Europe a fit for your franchise? Europe is made up of many neighboring countries, each home to a variety of different cultures, customs, societies, economies and markets. McGarry, Sean Survey Jun 1, 2010 1374
Taking the multi-unit track: when and how to determine if multi-unit franchising is for your brand. Fiorentino, Rocco May 1, 2010 1188
Small-business financing in a challenging credit market: credit availability is likely to remain a significant hurdle into 2011 for franchisors and franchisees looking to expand. Lauck, Margaret Montague Conference news May 1, 2010 2411
Credit crunch crunching your development plans? No business can afford to rely on one lender for all its needs. Gault, Robyn May 1, 2010 1056
FranPAC supported candidates: IFA's political action committee, FranPAC, supports pro-franchise, pro-business candidates for U.S. Congress. Adams, Victoria Statistical data May 1, 2010 532
IFA, supporters boost veterans' franchise ownership on Capitol Hill: federal legislation would provide tax credit for franchises that offer vets initial fee discount. Straczewski, Jason May 1, 2010 442
Veterans gaining toehold on economy with franchise ownership: discount purchase program on path to break 2,000 mark in 2010. May 1, 2010 1316
Franchise businesses upbeat about recovery; Sector is worth about pounds 0.4bn to Welsh economy. Apr 30, 2010 625
Purchasing cooperatives: opportunities and challenges: purchasing cooperatives present significant benefits to their owners and to the franchise systems that are fortunate to benefit from the expertise and quality goods and services they can provide. Loonam, Suzie Apr 1, 2010 1985
Testing the franchisor's financial IQ in today's lending environment: regional and national leaders are still active in the franchise arena; however, they are evaluating both the franchisor and franchisee. Jones, Jerry; Jones, Randy Apr 1, 2010 1862
Take the expansion step--"go global". Walker, Kenneth Mar 1, 2010 414
IFA to Obama administration: invest in entrepreneurial development: workforce development is one of the core attributes of the franchise business model. Mar 1, 2010 360
When the going gets tough, you need a 4x4: in these challenging times, the spoils will go to those who have the fortitude to keep trying and the insights to work smarter, as well as harder. Tschantz, Ralph F. Mar 1, 2010 1195
Building an infrastructure for change. Walker, Kenneth Feb 1, 2010 426
IFA's 50th Annual Convention welcomes former President George W. Bush: former two-term President George W. Bush to address general session. Conference news Feb 1, 2010 410
Lending shortfall predicted to slow job creation in 2010: half of franchise business leaders cite access to credit as top concern. Jan 1, 2010 1557
Franchise financing: succeeding in challenging times. Dwyer-Owens, Dina Dec 1, 2009 425
Hiring key management during a tight economy: the challenge in today's economic climate is to structure the strongest franchise management team to reach the next levels of growth. Kushell, Douglas T. Dec 1, 2009 868
Retain talent today for success, stability tomorrow. Mazur, Sandy Oct 1, 2009 1256
Multi-unit growth through multiple brands: multiple franchise options offer unlimited potential for both franchisors and their franchisees. Grandpre, Christopher M. Oct 1, 2009 1388
Franchise relations: driving franchising's performance. Dwyer-Owens, Dina Sep 1, 2009 411
Should you roll out initiatives in troubled times? Shuy, Tim Sep 1, 2009 1245
Troubled franchisees: franchisor to the rescue? Weathering the current economic storm requires clear, level-headed thinking and a strategic process for action. Berg, John E.; Palmer, Ryan R. Sep 1, 2009 1809
Purchasing cooperatives: increased franchisee profitability, improved franchise relations: purchasing cooperatives can provide a vast benefit when used properly. Miller, Keith; Miller, Barry Sep 1, 2009 1345
Maximize resources, minimize legal costs: the key to minimizing legal expenses is understanding that lawyers have to sell their time. Drumm, H. Michael Sep 1, 2009 1288
Marketing your franchise as an "add-on" business: now is the time to show franchisees how industry diversification into complementary concepts can add even more value to their businesses, families and teams. Smith, Gina-Lynne Sep 1, 2009 1297
Franchising attracts French government's attention. Le Gall, Blandine; Delettre, Cecile Sep 1, 2009 1428
Technology: driving growth and profitability. Dwyer-Owens, Dina Aug 1, 2009 456
Gaining access to capital in a challenging economy: five factors for franchisors to examine when considering private equity. Romaniello, Steve Aug 1, 2009 1905
Don't just stand there: five things to nudge your franchise toward recovery: experienced franchise players can continue their success and those new to franchising can ensure a bright future. Burzynski, Linda Aug 1, 2009 660
IFA Public Affairs Conference 2009: popular Washington, D.C. event re-branded to reflect franchising's policy-shaping role. Conference news Aug 1, 2009 2435
IFA member survey provides focus for strategic plan: members give their views about "most important" issues, threats and opportunities facing franchising. Dwyer-Owens, Dina Survey Aug 1, 2009 1264
Sea, sand and strategy: franchising's leaders plot future course: IFA summer board of director's meeting attracts largest-ever attendance, sets new FranPAC fund-raising record. Aug 1, 2009 899
California dreaming of West Coast expansion? Goldstein, Joel Aug 1, 2009 1430
Evaluating franchisees for multi-unit growth: identifying high-performing operators as potential multi-unit operators can be accomplished by implementing a comprehensive evaluation system. Murdock, Norm Jul 1, 2009 1901
Multi-cultural inclusion strengthens franchising. Dwyer-Owens, Dina Jun 1, 2009 398
Teamwork works, even in troubled times. Brief article Jun 1, 2009 701
Ending credit logjam will create more jobs: new report makes case for new small-business lending policies. Report Jun 1, 2009 677
Senate majority leader Reid tells IFA: lending help coming. Jun 1, 2009 392
10 key states targeted as IFA launches "Franchise Congress": nationwide network to create franchise-business advocates. Jun 1, 2009 694
Using franchise expos to close the deal: franchise shows like the West Coast Franchise Expo guarantee more face time with qualified leads and can help strengthen the connection with prospects already in the pipeline. Goldstein, Joel Jun 1, 2009 1463
Ideas flow during CEO leadership roundtable brain-storming sessions: no time for worry say franchise leaders who seek solutions, ignore anxiety. Conference news May 1, 2009 1893
Attention management teams: what's beyond the recession? Coley, Art Discussion May 1, 2009 2285
Leveraging the crisis to upgrade your employment brand: get your frontline foot soldiers to win the war for your franchise. Chester, Eric May 1, 2009 1542
Unlocking credit markets for franchise business development: take action, use IFA's Toolkit on Small Business Lending at Straczewski, Jason May 1, 2009 1163
World Franchise Council brings strategic planning into focus: IFA Chairman, president join international colleagues in vital discussions, strategic planning sessions. Forum of international bodies share different experiences and approaches to solving economic challenges. Conference news May 1, 2009 547
Franchising's magic: multi-unit operations. Dwyer-Owens, Dina Conference news Apr 1, 2009 392
All aboard the "brandwagon": online video becomes the hot ticket for franchisees to increase customers in tough economic times. Weinsheimer, Kurt Apr 1, 2009 1972
What will the healthy families Act mean for your franchised business? Congress will likely consider legislative measures to mandate a minimum amount of employer-provided paid sick leave in 2009. Straczewski, Jason Apr 1, 2009 1104
Going global: is now the time? Dwyer-Owens, Dina Mar 1, 2009 470
Franchising is key to global economic recovery. Shay, Matthew Mar 1, 2009 652
International expansion: proven strategy during economic uncertainty: global growth allows a franchise to invest in more than one option so that you don't risk everything on a single opportunity. In other words, you hedge your bets. Sanders, Lee Mar 1, 2009 1165
Navigating access to capital: there is an upside to down credit markets. Heard, Reginald Mar 1, 2009 1841
Unit profitability: are your franchisees road warriors or road kill? A rising tide lifts all boats. Now that the economic tide has receded, many businesses will be left high and dry. Lefever, Steven C. Mar 1, 2009 1787
Nothing to "LOL" about: simple ways franchisors can drive revenues and cut costs with basic technology: franchisors who use technology proactively and creatively will recover sooner than others. Martin, Dan Mar 1, 2009 1597
The International Franchise Association's five-point economic recovery plan: leveraging the strength of franchising to expedite economic growth. Mar 1, 2009 791
Legal Symposium 2009 to focus on economic challenges: legal community and franchise executives will soon convene in Washington, D.C. to collaborate on successful strategies used by members to succeed in the current economic climate. Fisher, Lane Mar 1, 2009 1383
Franchising's a bright spot for veterans: although the financial crisis continues to darken the horizon of the U.S. economy, there is one bright spot: the franchising industry, poised to lead the way out of the downturn. Mar 1, 2009 314
Equipping the industry with tools for change. Shay, Matthew Feb 1, 2009 621
Networking: now more important than ever: get the benefit of sharing ideas with many who face the same challenges that we do each day. Eckert, Paul W. Feb 1, 2009 1201
The state of franchising: 2009: the franchising community is going to see a rise in closed units as higher operating costs root out inefficient and underperforming units. Johnson, Darrell M. Jan 1, 2009 2014
Against the tide. Otuteye, Godfred P. Jan 1, 2009 705
Staying afloat during tough economic times: a guide for franchisees. Powell, Karen Jan 1, 2009 567
Financing for minority franchisees: as interest in franchising increases among minorities, franchisors can utilize their experience to help franchisees locate funds, even in a down economy. Savas, Dean Jan 1, 2009 1362
Crisis management: what's your strategy? Do not underestimate the potential risk and costs of a crisis. Bloom, Bruce V. Jan 1, 2009 1203
Financing franchisees' expansion plans--a franchisor's perspective. Moran, Barbara Dec 1, 2008 761
Historic economic bailout calls for extraordinary action. Shay, Matthew Column Nov 1, 2008 753
Crunshing the numbers: successful convention budgeting: a winning formula for successful convention budgeting combines equal parts number-crunching, key goals and objectives identification, and strategic planning. Goldman, Linda Nov 1, 2008 1534
FranPAC report card: supporting Federal Candidates. Adams, Victoria Statistical table Nov 1, 2008 924
Strategies for international development in uncertain times: too many franchisors examine international expansion only when domestic economic conditions are favorable or they otherwise have completed development in the U.S. market. Knack, Gaylen Nov 1, 2008 1245
West Coast Expo celebrates fifth anniversary: whether you're a multi-unit franchisee or franchisor, WCFE brings the right mix of people, concepts and education together at the hottest event in the West. Goldstein, Joel Oct 1, 2008 1443
Investing in your association will pay dividends. Shay, Matthew Column Sep 1, 2008 671
The right place, the right time, the right match: IFE celebrates another year of franchise matchmaking. Goldstein, Joel Sep 1, 2008 1393
Veterans program and new grant fund encourage franchise ownership and education. Jul 1, 2008 1032
Attracting women and minority franchisees: programs that work: for franchise companies seeking to advance their recruitment activities to attract more women and minorities, consider the path two well-recognized franchisors used to broaden their brands' reach to these important audiences. Brewer, Miriam L. Jun 1, 2008 656
Alternative franchise financing can close the gap: buy a franchise with retirement funds and other untapped resources. Nilssen, David Jun 1, 2008 1327
IFA Educational Foundation and PepsiCo launch VetFran Business Grant Fund: franchisees who have been awarded a franchise through the VetFran program are eligible to apply for the grant. Jun 1, 2008 488
Franchises give veterans a break: USA today. Brief article Jun 1, 2008 103
Supporting candidates: FranPac report card: the International Franchise Association's current financial support to candidates for federal office as of mid-March is reflected in the following "report card.". Adams, Victoria May 1, 2008 705
Franchising: a dynamic and diverse industry with many economic players. Reynolds, John Apr 1, 2008 794
Economic uncertainty, sizable veterans' population may boost franchise ownership: questions about the nation's economy might prompt more people to consider financial independence through franchise ownership. Apr 1, 2008 928
Which market should your franchise system target? Shay, Matthew Column Mar 1, 2008 613
U.S. franchise growth outpaces other business sectors, new study finds: IFA Educational Foundation study finds franchising industry surpassing durable goods, finance and construction. Reynolds, John Statistical table Mar 1, 2008 865
West Coast Franchise Expo: one path to western expansion. Goldstein, Joel Oct 1, 2007 1140
Join IFA's veterans' program to help build the ranks of franchising. Oct 1, 2007 817
Highlights of the Profile of Franchising: 2006. Feb 1, 2007 1036
Franchising in the Middle East, Dubai and beyond: with more than 120 nationalities residing in the city, and an extensive tourist component in the GCC's commercial hub, Dubai, has been coined a "window to world.". Furey, Tracey Jan 1, 2007 1560
Franchises creating opportunities for veterans: more than 600 military veterans have transitioned to become franchise business owners. Jan 1, 2007 874
Unleashing your inner lobbyist. Bonanno, Jessica Jul 1, 2006 1529
Franchises provide big boost to nation's economy: study measures jobs, payroll, overall output. May 1, 2006 974
Mexico modifies its franchise laws; there is no reason to forego franchising in Mexico, it's just not the same comfort zone that franchisors have enjoyed for the last 12 years. Santa Maria, Michael E. May 1, 2006 2001
What we really owe our Government. Shay, Matthew Apr 1, 2006 583
International Franchise Association's federal and state issues: a year in review. Bonanno, Jessica Feb 1, 2006 2533
The latest FAD in lobbying: Franchise Times. Brief Article Dec 1, 2005 172
Congresswoman turns the tables, visits Big O Tires franchisee: Franchise Appreciation Day invitation accepted by New Mexico leader. Dec 1, 2005 438
Commerce department helps franchisors go global: U.S. Commercial Service anchors franchising team: The franchising sector is worth more than $1.53 trillion a year to the U.S. economy and continues to grow. American franchisors looking to tap new opportunities in the global marketplace can benefit from the export services of Commerce Department's International Trade Administration Franchising Team. Cunningham, Finola Dec 1, 2005 1984
IFA state government relations goes on the road. Jul 1, 2005 1037
Franchises provide big boost to nation's economy: study measures jobs, payroll, overall output. Apr 1, 2005 837
Franchising cheers new legal reform law: President Bush's signing of the Class action Reform Act on Feb. 18 drew high praise from the nation's franchising community, led by the International Franchise Association, one of the founding organizations of a litigation reform coalition of business groups. Brief Article Apr 1, 2005 263
In this issue. Rennick, Richard Mar 1, 2005 422
Letters from the front ... education is empowerment. Reynolds, John Feb 1, 2005 1305
In franchise financing, flexibility counts: when it comes to franchise financing, flexibility counts because flexible financing is the fuel to help your franchise business grow. Quindlen, Tom Oct 1, 2004 666
Key facts about franchising: to help you tell the story of the rapidly-growing franchising sector, this handy sheet provides facts and figures about the economic strength of franchised businesses. Now you can share key facts about franchising with your local business group, college career day program or trade show. Jul 1, 2004 482
Franchising: a recipe for growth: combining a love of cooking with the joy of working with children, this new International Franchise Association member has found its niche. Welcome to franchising. Jul 1, 2004 339
Master Franchising in Canada: while master franchising can be a very profitable way to expand in this country, there are critical areas that must be considered. Rogers, John L.; Bennet, Christopher L. Jul 1, 2004 1061
U.S. Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart. Interview Jun 1, 2004 1303
Franchising plays a major role in state and local economies, Part II. Reynolds, John Jun 1, 2004 1074
Economics 101: how franchising makes music for the U.S. economy. Reynolds, John May 1, 2004 1288
U.S. franchising: foreign currency and term debt availability in emerging markets; franchisors need to carefully consider the risk implicit in foreign currency arbitrage. Kirby, Thomas May 1, 2004 966
Global franchising: making good business sense. Dhir, Sam; Bruno, Dawn Apr 1, 2004 850
Franchises provide big boost to nation's economy: study measures jobs, payroll, overall output. Apr 1, 2004 994
Franchises that fit: looking for a business opportunity that matches your passion and pocketbook? Try these hot and affordable franchises on for size. Harris, Wendy Sep 1, 2003 2865
New study will measure economic impact of franchising. Sep 1, 2003 511
IFA partners with Global Trade for international leads. (International Development). Brief Article Sep 1, 2002 185
An idea whose time has come: "there is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come." (FW Focus Franchising's Strength And Appeal). Zeidman, Philip F. Brief Article Apr 1, 2002 744
Restaurant Prices and the Mexican Peso. Coronado, Roberto Jul 1, 2001 5670
The State of Franchising A Viable Business Opportunity. Wallace, C. Everett May 1, 2001 3620
Los Angeles Objects to Cable Companies' Decisions To Waive Modem Revenue Franchise Fees. Otero, Juan Brief Article Jan 22, 2001 967
Tennessee Court Undercuts City Fees In Telecom Case. Otero, Juan Brief Article Mar 27, 2000 1001
Franchise 2000: The Gold Mine Is Minority Franchising. Brown, Carolyn May 1, 1999 2450
Moral hazard, asset specificity, implicit bonding, and compensation: the case of franchising. Wimmer, Bradley S.; Garen, John E. Jul 1, 1997 5604
Health food stores flex their muscles: the demand for dietary supplements and vitamins is stronger than ever. Delaney, Joan Jun 1, 1996 577
Improving small business survival: the role of the banks in Europe. Stern, Peter; Stanworth, John Jan 1, 1994 4332
The dark side of franchising or appreciating flaws in an imperfect world. Hoy, Frank Jan 1, 1994 4930
The influence of franchisees beyond their local domain. Dandridge, Thomas C.; Falbe, Cecilia Jan 1, 1994 4866
As franchises multiply, so too the potential problems. Hackeling, Joan Jan 1, 1993 4034
Life in the fast lane. Sansolo, Michael Jul 1, 1985 4881

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