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McDonald's workers are planning strikes in 15 cities for higher wages ahead of the chain's annual investor meeting

A McDonald's sign is seen outside one of its restaurants in Joliet, Illinois, March 26, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young McDonald's workers in 15 US cities plan to strike on May 19. The strikes are planned for the day before McDonald's annual shareholder meeting. They say McDonald's is turning to perks and hiring incentives instead of just raising pay. See more stories on Insider's business page. McDonald's workers in 15 US cities plan to strike for higher wages on May 19, t...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Washington, Milwaukee, US, Trends, Chicago, Maine, Tennessee, Starbucks, Jack, St Louis, Ifa, Nra, McDonald, Fayetteville North Carolina


Travel And Franchise Industries Endorse ‘Save Hotel Jobs Act’

The U.S. Travel Association and the International Franchise Association (IFA) on Thursday voiced strong support for new legislation that would provide relief for hard-hit hotel workers until travel returns to pre-pandemic levels.
Tags: Travel, U S Travel Association, International Franchise Association IFA


Is The International Franchise Association Finally Stepping Up?

New Post From The Franchise King® It’s too bad Robert Cresanti, president and CEO of The International Franchise Association (IFA) is stepping down March 31st. Why? Because he’s not Stephen J. Caldeira, the former head of the IFA. A guy who seemed to be more focused on having a “K Street” address than heading up a franchise business organization. An organization of franchisors, franchisees, and suppliers that’s supposed to protect, enhance and promote franchising. FYI: K Street, loc...
Tags: Facebook, Op-ed, Sales, Washington Dc, Republican, Ifa, Trump, Robert, AT T, Steve Scalise, International Franchise Association, International Franchise Association IFA, Robert Cresanti, LinkedIn Pinterest, 2020 Election, Cresanti


How to Research a Franchise

Want to know how to research franchises? In this article we show you the six main steps to do franchise research and make the best choice for you. These research techniques can be done inexpensively by any professional or entrepreneur. If you have the will, we’ll show you the way. Before you begin researching specific franchise brands, however, step back and educate yourself about franchise ownership and business ownership in general. If you’ve been an employee all your life, owning a business ...
Tags: Google, Sales, Startup, Times, Bing, Don, McDonald, Joel Libava, International Franchise Association IFA, Libava, National Event Management, Canada Expos


11 Free Programs to Help Veterans Succeed as Entrepreneurs

Veteran-owned businesses are an important engine of economic growth. New research from Experian has found that veterans tend to own and operate business with a larger employee base, and veteran-owned businesses have better longevity and sustainability than non veteran-owned business. (Experian analyzed and compared the credit data of veteran-owned businesses and non-veteran-owned businesses from 2015 through July 2019.)  Nearly 25% of veterans express interest in starting a business. That...
Tags: Florida, Abc, Government, Sales, Veterans, United States, Va, University of Florida, Experian, Chattanooga, Ifa, Operations, EBV, SBA, University of Tennessee, Mississippi State University


What I Wish I Knew Before Buying a Franchise

By Eric Stites Dennis Monroe had worked in operations management for over 30 years when he decided to buy a ColorAll franchise (an on-site auto body repair service) with his business partner. The pair owned and operated their ColorAll franchise in Phoenix, Ariz., for nine years before exiting the business and retiring. Looking back on his franchise experience, Monroe says he would do it all over again—but with a few alterations. Labor challenges can cripple a business “Our franchise was initia...
Tags: Labor, Sales, FDD, Ifa, Facebook Twitter, Heather, Eric, Monroe, Cindy, Phoenix Ariz, FSI, Starting A Business, Buying A Franchise, International Franchise Association IFA, Franchising, American Poolplayers Association


What I Wish I Knew Before Buying a Franchise

By Eric Stites Dennis Monroe had worked in operations management for over 30 years when he decided to buy a ColorAll franchise (an on-site auto body repair service) with his business partner. The pair owned and operated their ColorAll franchise in Phoenix, Ariz., for nine years before exiting the business and retiring. Looking back on his franchise experience, Monroe says he would do it all over again—but with a few alterations. Labor challenges can cripple a business “Our franchise was initia...
Tags: Labor, Sales, FDD, Ifa, Facebook Twitter, Heather, Eric, Monroe, Cindy, Phoenix Ariz, FSI, Starting A Business, Buying A Franchise, International Franchise Association IFA, Franchising, American Poolplayers Association


Franchise Businesses Added 29K Jobs in December 2018, According to Report

The employment report for December 2018 exceeded all expectations with a whopping 312,000 new jobs for the month. This includes franchises, which added 29K jobs to the tally. This is more than 17,500 jobs from November when ADP reported a total of 11,500 jobs. Growth in franchise hiring is an important indicator for local economies because of the job creation and tax revenue this segment provides. The vast majority of franchises are essentially small businesses if they are not owned by headquar...
Tags: US, Sales, Research, ADP, Mark Zandi, Moody s Analytics, ADP Research Institute, International Franchise Association IFA, Zandi


Franchises Add 11,500 Jobs in November 2018, ADP Report Says

The 2018 November ADP National Employment Report has revealed franchises added 11,500 jobs to the national employment numbers. According to the International Franchise Association (IFA), there were 745,290 establishments in 2017 employing 7.881 million people across the country. For the most part, these are small companies which employ one to 19 workers but never the less contributed $425.5 billion to the GDP. With 11,500 jobs, November delivered 1,700 fewer jobs than in October which was able ...
Tags: US, Employment, Sales, ADP, Mark Zandi, Moody s Analytics, International Franchise Association IFA, Zandi, ADP National Employment Report


PE-backed ComForCare taps Greenbaum as new CEO

ComForCare, a home care franchisor, has named Steven Greenbaum as its new CEO. Greenbaum is the former CEO of PostNet. ComForCare is backed by The Riverside Company. PRESS RELEASE DETROIT, Jan. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — ComForCare Health Care Holdings LLC has named Steven Greenbaum as the home care franchisor’s new CEO. Greenbaum will serve as co-CEO with ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care founder Mark Armstrong during a brief transition period, after which Armstrong will become chairman of the ...
Tags: Trends, People, Canada, Healthcare, Cbs, Houston, Steve, Ifa, Mark, AARP, U K, Riverside, Armstrong, U S Census Bureau, Riverside Company, Mark Armstrong


Buy Your First Franchise: Secrets Revealed

When most entrepreneurs consider owning a business, they automatically think about launching their own venture. But there’s something to be said for buying into someone else’s idea and purchasing a franchise. Have you ever considered doing this? The State of Franchising in the U.S. Franchising is a term most entrepreneurs and business professionals are familiar with, yet few have taken the time to actually explore as a career opportunity. As entrepreneur Leslie Anderson explains, “Franchising...
Tags: Sales, FDD, Anderson, Ifa, Franchise, Federal Trade Commission FTC, Culver, Jimmy John, Leslie Anderson, Sport Clips, International Franchise Association IFA, Robert Cresanti, Butter Burgers and Frozen Custard, Firehouse Subs 95, Franchise Business Review


Franchise Business Group Celebrates Rollback of Joint Employer Standard

The International Franchise Association (IFA) has applauded rolling back the Obama-era joint employer standard that determined individual franchisees, many small business owners, could be considered “joint employers” with larger corporations. The response came after the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) said on June 7 it was rescinding the agency’s interpretation of joint employer, treating it as unlimited joint employer liability. “We are pleased the DOL is taking first steps to undo this costly ...
Tags: Obama, Sales, Ifa, Franchise, U S Chamber of Commerce, DOL, Randy Johnson, International Franchise Association IFA, U S Department of Labor DOL, Matt Haller, Reuters IFA, Dept of Labor Photo


Small Business Regulatory Reform Bill One Step Closer to Reality

The Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2017 may be one step closer to reality. The bill,  sponsored by Senator James Lankford (R-OK),  made it through the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee recently. It is aimed at streamlining and improving the regulatory process for American small business. If made law it would put more pressure on government agencies to carefully analyze how the regulations they put in place impact small businesses. U.S. Small...
Tags: Sales, National Labor Relations Board, Committee, Ifa, Sen Ron Johnson, Department of Labor, Senate Homeland Security, Governmental Affairs Committee, Lankford, James Lankford, International Franchise Association IFA, Small Business Operations, Robert Cresanti, Small Business Regulatory Enforcement


Good News for Franchises? Joint Employment Regs Appear Doomed

Labor Secretary designee Alexander Acosta’s views on a controversial Obama-era joint employer regulation that business leaders have accused of stunting job creation came to light during his confirmation hearing recently. His use of the term “untraditional” is being seen by some small business/franchise advocates as the first shot fired across the bow at the expansion of the joint employer standard that has been the subject of extensive debate in the House and Senate. Groups like the Internation...
Tags: Labor, Obama, Sales, House, Justice Department, National Labor Relations Board, Nlrb, Franchise, Trump, Department of Labor, Acosta, Lamar Alexander R Tenn, International Franchise Association IFA, Alexander Acosta, Senate Groups, National Labor Relations Board NRLB


New: The Top 10 Alternative Facts About Franchising

Thank you Kellyanne Conway. Your “Alternative Facts” and the increasing number of memes around those two very special words, is the reason why this franchising article exists.       You ready? New: The Top 10 Alternative Facts About Franchising Franchising is the perfect business model for anyone wanting to be their own boss It’s next to impossible to fail as the owner of a franchise Owning a franchise business is less-risky than starting an independent business Franchise businesses are tur...
Tags: Politics, Sales, Ifa, Jeff, Aren, International Franchise Association, International Franchise Association IFA, Franchising, Carol Roth, Kellyanne Conway


The Top 10 Alternative Facts About Franchising

Thank you Kellyanne Conway. “Alternative Facts”, the ridiculous term you coined, immediately made me think of all the alternative facts that exist with regards to franchising. I just came up with what I consider to be the top 10. Enjoy!   You ready?     Here Are The Top 10 Alternative Facts About Franchising Franchising is the perfect business model for anyone wanting to be their own boss It’s next to impossible to fail as the owner of a franchise Owning a franchise business is less-risk...
Tags: Politics, Sales, Ifa, Jeff, Aren, International Franchise Association, International Franchise Association IFA, Franchising, Carol Roth, Kellyanne Conway, Alternative Facts


Business News: Subway® Signs Cooperative Agreement Ensuring Fair Pay For Its Workers

Check out this important business news. In a move that must be freaking out International Franchise Association executives, Subway® has agreed (in writing) to focus on making sure its franchisees comply with current labor laws. Subway just voluntarily signed a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor Wage And Hour Division ensuring fair pay for its workers. From The U.S. Department of Labor website: “The agreement serves our two missions and codifies our shared interests. Subway...
Tags: Obama, Congress, Sales, Nlrb, Ifa, U S Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board NLRB, U S Labor Department, International Franchise Association, Franchise News, International Franchise Association IFA, Subway News


Overtime Pay Reform Bill Seeks Three-Year Phase-In of New Rules

A new bill has been proposed that would give small businesses and others a three-year phase-in to handle a transition to new overtime regulations. Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) introduced the Overtime and Reform Enhancement Act, legislation that would stretch out implementation of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final overtime rule, introduced in May and supported by the Obama administration. The overtime rule raises the threshold for employees exempt from overtime pay from $23,660 to $47,476 and g...
Tags: Obama, Employment, Sales, America, Aba, Ifa, Nrf, John Kline, DOL, Department of Labor, Labor Department, Virginia Foxx, Committee on Education, Tim Walberg, Small Business Trends, International Franchise Association IFA


Periscope Adds New Feature, New Video Streaming Service Announced

Fans of livestreaming have received some welcome news. Not only has Periscope started testing a new doodle feature, but a new platform is beginning to gain traction as well, giving live streamers even more options. Read on for more small business headlines like these in our weekly Small Business Trends news and information roundup. Social Media Periscope Tests New Doodle Feature on Your Live Stream Periscope, Twitter’s live streaming video app, is now testing a new Periscope Sketching featu...
Tags: Google, Virginia, Sales, Pwc, Symantec, Santander, Nlrb, Periscope, San Francisco Bay Area, Outbrain, National Labor Relations Board NLRB, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Small Business News, International Franchise Association IFA, Adaptive Medias, Unreel Entertainment


Virginia Governor Vetoed House Bill 18, Franchise Industry Fumes

As the battle continues between National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the International Franchise Association (IFA) — a battle that started in August last year — Virginia is still struggling to push back a major NLRB ruling that redefined how the relationship between a corporation and its franchisees is viewed. On August 27 last year, the NLRB issued a ruling which clearly stated that anyone who exerts “indirect control” over a worker’s terms and conditions of employment — even if that work...
Tags: Washington, Virginia, Sales, America, Nlrb, Ifa, Franchise, McAuliffe, Terry McAuliffe, National Labor Relations Board NLRB, House Bill, International Franchise Association, International Franchise Association IFA, Browning Ferris Industries of California Inc, Media Relations and Public Affairs, Matt Haller


Franchise Sector Shows Job Growth for February, Says ADP Report

U.S. private sector franchises continue to drive employment, according to the February 2016 ADP National Franchise Report, produced by human resources management solutions provider ADP in conjunction with Moody’s Analytics. The report found that franchise sector 2016 job growth in the U.S. was up by 18,500 in February. While the numbers fell shy of those reported by ADP in January, when franchise jobs grew by 20,000, they still reflected the impact franchisees have in creating employment opport...
Tags: ADP, Ifa, Franchise, Moody 's Analytics, International Franchise Association IFA, Ahu Yildirmaz, Robert Cresanti, ADP Research Institute Industries, Yildirmaz


5 Things You Need To Know Before Pulling The Trigger On A Franchise

You’re going to be nervous. Everybody is. Pulling the trigger on a franchise business opportunity is hard. That’s because buying a franchise is a big deal. Especially if you’re a corporate refugee.* *A corporate refugee is someone who has been downsized or displaced from a lengthy corporate career, like Cheryl, for example. Fact: It’s completely normal to be nervous…even frightened. After all, you may be about to sign a franchise agreement (contract) that locks you in as a franchisee for 5, 10,...
Tags: Google, FDD, Ifa, Cheryl, Don, Joel, Matt, San Diego State University, U S Department of Commerce, International Franchise Association, Topper, Tim Berry, Franchise Purchasing, Buying A Franchise Tips, Palo Alto Software, Buying A Franchise


Where Can Small Business Owners Find Franchise Financing Information?

Deciding on a franchise to purchase can be a difficult task, but securing franchise financing to get your startup off the ground and growing — that can be harder. Franchise lending came to a grinding halt during the global economic crisis of 2008, but since that time there has been a gradual upturn in franchise financing. The latest evidence of this comes from the online lending website BoeFly that released a new Franchise Lending Index in partnership with 1851 Franchise, showing an increase in...
Tags: Georgia, Franchise, Small Business Administration, Equifax, U S Small Business Administration SBA, International Franchise Association IFA, Finance Index for January BoeFly, Nick Powills, Powills, Checkers Firehouse Subs Jamba Juice Lenny, Michigan South Carolina


Seattle Minimum Wage Case Taken to Supreme Court

The International Franchise Association (IFA) has taken its fight against Seattle’s new $15 an hour minimum wage hike to the U.S. Supreme Court, BlueMaumau reported recently. This follows a lower-court ruling that tossed out the IFA’s June 2014 lawsuit against the city, challenging part of Seattle’s new law to increase the minimum wage. A federal judge denied the IFA’s lawsuit in March last year, saying it failed to back up its discrimination claims. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals again ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Boston, Massachusetts, Seattle, Andrew Cuomo, Burger King, Ifa, Franchise, Santa Monica, McDonald, 9th U S Circuit Court of Appeals, EPI, International Franchise Association, International Franchise Association IFA, Seattle Minimum Wage Case Taken to Supreme Court, U S Supreme Court BlueMaumau


Twitter Denies Timeline Change, Periscope Users Given Legal Warning

Rumors have been swirling around Twitter in recent weeks about a proposed new timeline, which would reportedly sort tweets by relevance rather than in real time. In addition, Periscope has been gaining a lot of attention recently. But users may need to heed some legal warnings about the platform. These headlines and more are included in this week’s Small Business Trends news and information roundup. Social Media Will a New Algorithmic Timeline Change the Look of Twitter? Twitter’s CEO Jack D...
Tags: Google, Twitter, America, Hasbro, Jack Dorsey, Seattle, Periscope, Kayvon Beykpour, ADP, Dorsey, U S Supreme Court, Cori, Monique Johnson, Periscope Periscope, Moody 's Analytics, Small Business News


Does Seattle’s Minimum Wage Law Disproportionately Harm Franchisees?

In a press release announcing its request for the U.S. Supreme Court to review Seattle’s law minimum wage law, the International Franchise Association (IFA) — the industry trade association — claimed that raising the minimum wage hurts franchised businesses disproportionately. To bolster its argument, the IFA referenced a recent survey of owners of more than 600 owners of franchised and non-franchised businesses in eight industries in 24 metropolitan areas, conducted by the Employment Policies ...
Tags: Seattle, Ifa, Franchise, U S Supreme Court, Employment Policies Institute, International Franchise Association IFA, Economic Policies Institute, Seattle Monorail Photo