Franchising & Politics – The IFA Presents the Year In Review

Hey, you should start your 2018 out right. Getting up to date on all of the legal and political changes that affect your franchise business & bottom line. Corporate taxes, Joint Liability, and a host of other changes that have signficant impact on your business. Come here Robert Cresanti, President & CEO of the International Franchise Association explain these issues to you. You’ll want to be up to date and…

New Rules on Earnings Claims- Which Franchise Brands Do They Hurt or Help?

“How Much Money Can I Make with Your Franchise Brand?” The New Rules on What You Can Say —- The FTC permits a franchisor to make financial performance representations, also called “FPRs” or “earnings claims”, in Item 19 of its franchise disclosure document, “FDD”. The franchisor has to have “a reasonable basis” for the representations. Starting next year, early 2018, the rules for FPRs will change for many franchisors. Here…

Get Good at Linkedin Prospecting & Recruiting For New Franchise Owners.

Franchisors continue to frequent tradeshows, despite the high cost of the leads obtained. The quality of those leads can be low and tradeshows are expensive in both time and money invested. In our May lunch & learn, Joe Caruso and other experts on Linkedin, are going talking about how to translate the skills you have at the tradeshow to techniques you can use on Linkedin. Joe will explain the 4…

The New SBA Lending Rules & How they Change Franchise Development

SBA senior staff announced that the long-awaited changes to the franchise affiliation process are about to be issued through the release of a new SOP (Standard Operating Procedure). SBA indicated the SOP will include a one-page addendum that addresses all franchise affiliation requirements. These changes will lead to: 1. Franchisors having to negotiate with each lender on these issues, putting the burden of SBA affiliation and credit-related SOP issues on…