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Guide to Having Your Best IFA Convention with Noted Speaker and Author Nancy Friedman

February 9, 2015 / BLOG POST Interviews, Franchise Association News
Customer service expert Nancy Friedman knows a thing or two (or more) about having a great convention experience. We were able to speak with her recently and discover 7+ ways to make the most of a convention experience. Read more.

Next Generation Entrepreneurs Get Chance to Shine with IFA Competition

November 7, 2014 / BLOG POST Franchise Association News, Young Entrepreneurs
The IFA's supporting the next generation through its Young Entrepreneurs in Franchising Global Competition. Winners get to attend the IFA convention in 2015 and participate in the first Next Gen in Franchising Summit. Read more.

The Changing Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship with Insight from Paul Segreto

September 12, 2014 / BLOG POST Interviews, Franchise Regulations and Government Action, Franchise Association News
The franchising model appears to be under attack. Recent legal rulings have put the spotlight on the relationship between franchisors and their franchisees. We take a look at recent rulings, their potential impact, and get perspective from an industry expert here. Read more.

Recently Awarded Initiatives Highlight Franchising's Dedication to Veterans

August 13, 2014 / BLOG POST Military Veteran Franchise Information, Franchise Association News
Veterans have a been a key priority for the IFA for over 20 years. Recently, the IFA was awarded for efforts to help military men and women transition back to civilian life. Read more.

IFA Convention Buzzing with Tech Tips to Promote Franchising

April 10, 2014 / BLOG POST Franchise Association News
It's been several weeks since IFA 2014 concluded. However, there are still many lessons that are still being learned, particularly in the area of technology use to promote franchising efforts. Read more.

Franchise Direct YouTube Shorts from IFA 2014 Ready to View

March 24, 2014 / BLOG POST Interviews, Information for Franchisees, Franchise Direct News and Notes, Franchise Association News
During the 2014 IFA Convention, the Franchise Direct team and others conducted 15 interviews. These interviews were made into short, informative YouTube videos. Read more.

Upcoming 2014 Spring Franchise Conventions Not To Be Missed

March 6, 2014 / BLOG POST Franchise Regulations and Government Action, Franchise Association News
Spring is a time for new beginnings and the franchise community takes advantage of this time of year to hold several networking events in hopes of creating new business relationships. These conventions and conferences range in subject from technology to legal. Read more.

U.S. Franchise Pros Invited to Franchise Expo Paris

February 27, 2014 / BLOG POST International Franchising, Franchise Association News
In March, the Franchise Expo Paris will take place at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center. U.S. franchisors are being offered a special participation package. Read more.

Franchise Direct Visits New Orleans & Connects with Franchise Pros at 2014 IFA Convention

February 25, 2014 / BLOG POST Interviews, Franchise Direct News and Notes, Franchise Association News
The International Franchise Association Convention is the principal event in the US franchise industry. Read about how the Franchise Direct sales team flew to New Orleans, set up stand, and interviewed some of the leading franchisers in the business. Read more.

Upcoming Conference Aims to Increase Franchisee Funding Access

January 28, 2014 / BLOG POST Franchise Association News, Financing a Franchise
Funding access is one of the most important aspects of opening any business, and potential franchisees looking into a franchise system are no exception. More and more franchisees are highlighting the real importance of franchisors sharing brand information with potential funding sources. Maintaining transparent information sharing with banks can help to boost brand awareness and support funding to... Read more.
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