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Franchising for Entrepreneurs: An Entrepreneur Growth Conference Panel Preview
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From answering "why franchising?" to facing the future of the industry, here's what to expect at Entrepreneur's Growth Conference's franchising panel.
January 17, 2014 in Franchises
Report: Franchise Establishments to Post Biggest Growth Since the Recession

Report: Franchise Establishments to Post Biggest Growth Since the Recession

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The International Franchising Association predicts that franchise growth and job creation will outpace the wider economy in 2014.
January 13, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Sector Adds 15,000 Jobs as Growth Continues to Outpace Broader Market (Infographic)

Franchise Sector Adds 15,000 Jobs as Growth Continues to Outpace Broader Market (Infographic)

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The franchise industry created over 15,000 new jobs in September, according to the ADP National Franchise Report.
October 17, 2013 in Franchises
By the Numbers: A Look at the Franchise Economy (Infographic)

By the Numbers: A Look at the Franchise Economy (Infographic)

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This nifty infographic breaks down the state of the franchise economy in terms of jobs, growth, policy and what to expect in the coming year.
September 30, 2013 in Franchises
Franchises Criticize War on Styrofoam as Expensive, Unproductive

Franchises Criticize War on Styrofoam as Expensive, Unproductive

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Portland, Maine, joins the list of cities mulling a ban on polystyrene - a move that small-business owners and franchisees say will unfairly increase costs.
September 26, 2013 in Franchises
Franchise Sector Seen Growing Faster Than Broader Economy; Health Care, Regulation Top Franchisee Concerns

Franchise Sector Seen Growing Faster Than Broader Economy; Health Care, Regulation Top Franchisee Concerns

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While the franchise sector is forecast to grow faster than the broader economy, franchisees are concerned by increasing government regulations and pessimistic about the future of small business.
September 17, 2013 in Franchise Zone
Taxes, Healthcare and Immigration: Preview of the 2013 IFA Public Affairs Conference

Taxes, Healthcare and Immigration: Preview of the 2013 IFA Public Affairs Conference

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A look at how the International Franchise Association plans to advocate for the franchise industry's interests in Washington.
September 13, 2013 in Franchises
Businesses Have Additional Year Before Facing Obamacare Penalty Fees

Businesses Have Additional Year Before Facing Obamacare Penalty Fees

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The Obama Administration announces that it will delay the health-reform fines for businesses with 50 or more employees until 2015.
July 3, 2013 in Human Resources

Report: Franchise Jobs Grow at Twice U.S. Rate

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A new report today from ADP and Moody's shows the franchise industry added nearly 20,000 jobs in May.
June 20, 2013 in Franchises
Lending to Franchises Reaches the Highest Level Since the Recession

Lending to Franchises Reaches the Highest Level Since the Recession

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Banks are expected to make $23.9 billion available to franchise businesses this year, according to a new report by the International Franchise Association.
April 9, 2013 in Financing
Catch Me a Catch: Franchise Industry, Shopping Centers Play Matchmaker

Catch Me a Catch: Franchise Industry, Shopping Centers Play Matchmaker

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Move over, eHarmony, JDate and ChristianMingle. There's a new player in the online matchmaking space.
December 19, 2012 in Franchises
Back to Civilian Life, Veterans Try Franchises

Back to Civilian Life, Veterans Try Franchises

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Last Veteran's Day, the franchise industry announced a new program for returning soldiers. We catch up on its progress.
May 28, 2012 in Franchises
Small-Business Lending: Getting Better, Still Not Great

Small-Business Lending: Getting Better, Still Not Great

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Small-business lending has been showing signs of life, albeit not the activity seen before the recession.
April 17, 2012 in Financing
Should Franchisees Participate in Small Business Saturday?

Should Franchisees Participate in Small Business Saturday?

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A franchise advocate is lobbying American Express to allow franchisees from small outfits to take part in its holiday marketing campaign designed to promote independently-owned enterprises.
November 29, 2011 in Franchises

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