2016 Franchising Gives Back Annual Awards

The International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Franchise Education & Research Foundation is now accepting nominations for their Franchising Gives Back awards, honoring those franchise charitable or community-based programs with the greatest impact. Nominees are accepted through June 17, 2016 and are considered in five categories:

  • The program that best embodies the spirit of the award
  • The best new program
  • The most outstanding program of more than five years
  • The program that best supports our military
  • The innovative program that makes the most of limited resources

Nominees must be current IFA members or affiliated organizations. To nominate your 2015 charitable program, enter on the Franchising Gives Back site. Winning programs will be recognized at an awards celebration and dinner on Sept. 12 during the IFA’s Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

International Franchise Association’s Franchise Education & Research Foundation Announces Call for Nominations for 2016 Franchising Gives Back Annual Awards The Daily Meal Feb 19, 2016

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VetFran Brings Franchise Opportunities to Veterans

Since 1991, VetFran has been thanking veterans for their service by providing information about business opportunities. The International Franchise Association that runs the program believes that franchise opportunities are a good match for our returning service men and women because the franchise business model offers comprehensive training, a career path, and scalability.

VetFran offers information on the franchise industry, online courses, mentorship, and financial assistance, giving veterans their best chance of success as small business owners. VetFran partners with more than 650 member franchises “that voluntarily offer financial discounts, mentorship, and training for aspiring veteran franchisees and veterans seeking employment.” Discounts can save veterans aspiring to small business ownership tens of thousands of dollars. VetFran Helps Veterans Build Businesses A Business for Veterans Feb 16, 2016

The Tale of a Bad Franchise Investment

Everybody’s looking for the right investment, a way to get ahead. For a former investment banker in Arizona, that meant purchasing a franchise from a New Jersey-based chain of educational service centers. In just two years, he learned that it wasn’t the right investment after all. He closed his struggling tutoring center. But that wasn’t the end of his travails. Read on