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Minorities have become a force in business. Franchising is no exception. General information and background on programs especially for minority groups in franchising can be found here.

Diversity in Franchises: What You Need to Know

October 26, 2016 / BLOG POST General Franchising Industry News, Minorities in Franchising
Summarizing a few of the obstacles that have arisen in the quest for greater diversity in the franchising world, and what can be done to overcome them. Read more.

Friday Franchising News - May 6

May 6, 2016 / BLOG POST Women in Franchising, Minorities in Franchising, Market Trends and Stats About Franchising, General Franchising Industry News
Find out what women and mothers have been accomplishing in the franchising industry in this Mother's Day themed Friday Franchising News! Read more.

Franchise Community Contributions Support Non-Profits & Diversity

July 28, 2014 / BLOG POST Minorities in Franchising, Women in Franchising
You may have heard the term "franchise community." Here are ways two franchises that taking an extra step in reaching out to their respective communities. Read more.

Mr. Handyman Franchise Supports Vets, Minorities, and Volunteerism

July 26, 2013 / BLOG POST Women in Franchising, Minorities in Franchising, Military Veteran Franchise Information
When franchise systems support the livelihood of communities and minority and veteran investors, everyone benefits. Mr. Handyman franchise, a key brand of the multi-concept home services franchise system Service Brands International, is making headlines confirming the company’s commitment to welcoming franchisees from various backgrounds while giving back. The brand continues to create new j... Read more.

Helping Entrepreneurs Go Farther In Franchising

June 19, 2012 / BLOG POST Minorities in Franchising, Franchise Association News
We often highlight the great strides that veterans make in franchising, and their success is deserved and good for the country. We also like to take the opportunity to highlight what franchising can do for minorities. The IFA has employed Miriam Brewer to be the IFA's Senior Director of Education and Diversity. Ms Brewer is a successful woman who came to the IFA after her job in a non-profit was e... Read more.

The Hispanic Franchise Revolution Is Underway

January 16, 2012 / BLOG POST Minorities in Franchising, General Franchising Industry News, Market Trends and Stats About Franchising
In 2011, Franchise Direct launched its Mexican franchise portal, franquiciadirecta.com.mx. This was a big step for us. It was our first foray into franchising in Latin America and it meant we now had a portal in every major North American economy. It was also symbolic proof that the time for franchising 'south of the border' has arrived.In line with the growth of franchising in Mexico comes a huge... Read more.

Attracting Top Minority Franchisees

May 24, 2011 / BLOG POST Minorities in Franchising
The stall in the credit markets has affected every sector of franchising, and has prevented hundreds of Americans from opening the franchise of their dreams. Sadly, it seems that many top minority franchisee candidates have not been able to tap franchise funding, which slows slightly the coming wave of great minority franchisees.The IFA's director of education and diversity Miriam Brewer spoke abo... Read more.

How Entrepreneurship Is Changing

March 31, 2011 / BLOG POST Minorities in Franchising
Sometimes a picture is actually worth a thousand words. We all know there’s been a huge spike in minority entrepreneurship in America over the last decade, but some recently-released graphs capture the dramatic nature of this shift better than any blog post I could write.The enterprising staff at Businessweek.com has published some interesting graphs that detail among other things, the rapid rise... Read more.

The Diversity of Franchising

September 21, 2010 / BLOG POST Minorities in Franchising
For those out there with the mistaken impression that franchising only means burgers and fries, we’ve got an interesting article for you to read. The Dayton Daily News has penned an article about the inherent diversity of franchising. To illustrate their point, they’ve spoken with two former Handle With Care franchisees, who in their day shipped “World War II-era machine guns, motorcycles, an (emp... Read more.

McDonald's Diversity Drive

September 13, 2010 / BLOG POST Minorities in Franchising, Food Franchising
It’s no accident that McDonald’s has regained its grip as the world’s top franchise. In the face of criticism from books like Fast Food Nation, McDonald’s has rethought its entire modus operandi. One of the key platforms for its renewed fortunes, undoubtedly, is its diverse clientele.   The CSR blog of Forbes magazine has investigated the relationship between McDonal... Read more.
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