IFA Review of the State of Franchising — A Conversation with Robert Cresanti

We are pleased to have Robert Cresanti give his State of Franchising Address to CAFA members.  Tuesday, January 15, 2019.     Warren Lee Lewis Moderator Time: Tuesday,  January 15th from 11:45 – 2pm The Tower Club in Tysons Corner VA  Registration 11:45 – 12:15 – Lunch 12:15 – 12:45 – RoundTable 12:45-2:00 Click Here to Pay and Register

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…

Two of the IFA’s Legislative Concerns

Two weeks ago, I wrote up an overview of How Important Franchising was to the US Economy, based on Steve Caldeira’s presentation to CAFA. I have looked at the presentation further, to find out what the IFA was doing at on the legislative level. Here is an overview of the IFA’s top concerns. Now, I found it very interesting that the IFA, which is mostly comprised of franchisors, would be…

Why Franchising Is Important to the US Economy – IFA Recap

Over the past three years it’s become an annual event for the Capital Area Franchise Association – CAFA to have Stephen Caldeira, President of the International Franchise Association – IFA get the new year started with his franchising outlook. Until this year when unfortunately Steve was unable to make for CAFA’s January 2014 lunch & learn event. No worries however Steve made Scott Lehr Vice President U.S. & International Development at…