IFA http://www.entrepreneur.com/topic/ifa The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on IFA en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:45:00 GMT Are Minimum-Wage Activists Trying to Kill the Franchise Model in Seattle? The International Franchise Association claims Seattle's new minimum wage law discriminates against franchisees, and says it's all one labor union's fault. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:45:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236765 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236765 Kate Taylor Franchisees Seek Injunction to Halt Minimum-Wage Hike in Seattle The International Franchise Association filed for an injunction preventing Seattle from enacting the new minimum wage law in its present state. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:32:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236293 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236293 Kate Taylor Franchisees Take Action Against Seattle's Minimum Wage Law Outraged that the new law holds them to stricter rules than small-business owners, franchise owners are fighting back with a lawsuit and full-page ad in the 'Seattle Times.' Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:58:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234821 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234821 Kate Taylor Seattle Says Franchises Aren't Small Businesses, Forces Them on $15 Wage Fast Track The International Franchise Association is filing a lawsuit opposing Seattle's plan, which forces franchises to adopt a $15 minimum wage in three years. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:42:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234483 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234483 Kate Taylor Franchising for Entrepreneurs: An Entrepreneur Growth Conference Panel Preview From answering "why franchising?" to facing the future of the industry, here's what to expect at Entrepreneur's Growth Conference's franchising panel. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:28:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230929 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230929 Kate Taylor Report: Franchise Establishments to Post Biggest Growth Since the Recession The International Franchising Association predicts that franchise growth and job creation will outpace the wider economy in 2014. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:48:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230810 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230810 Kate Taylor Franchise Sector Adds 15,000 Jobs as Growth Continues to Outpace Broader Market (Infographic) The franchise industry created over 15,000 new jobs in September, according to the ADP National Franchise Report. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:51:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229490 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229490 Kate Taylor By the Numbers: A Look at the Franchise Economy (Infographic) 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. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228587 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228587 Kate Taylor Franchises Criticize War on Styrofoam as Expensive, Unproductive 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. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228586 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228586 Kate Taylor Franchise Sector Seen Growing Faster Than Broader Economy; Health Care, Regulation Top Franchisee Concerns 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. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:06:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228430 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228430 Kate Taylor Taxes, Healthcare and Immigration: Preview of the 2013 IFA Public Affairs Conference A look at how the International Franchise Association plans to advocate for the franchise industry's interests in Washington. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 18:29:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228395 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228395 Kate Taylor Businesses Have Additional Year Before Facing Obamacare Penalty Fees The Obama Administration announces that it will delay the health-reform fines for businesses with 50 or more employees until 2015. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 06:51:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227298 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227298 Catherine Clifford Lending to Franchises Reaches the Highest Level Since the Recession Banks are expected to make $23.9 billion available to franchise businesses this year, according to a new report by the International Franchise Association. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 12:42:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226323 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226323 Catherine Clifford Catch Me a Catch: Franchise Industry, Shopping Centers Play Matchmaker Move over, eHarmony, JDate and ChristianMingle. There's a new player in the online matchmaking space. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225306 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225306 Dinah Wisenberg Brin Back to Civilian Life, Veterans Try Franchises Last Veteran's Day, the franchise industry announced a new program for returning soldiers. We catch up on its progress. Mon, 28 May 2012 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/223665 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/223665 Dinah Wisenberg Brin Small-Business Lending: Getting Better, Still Not Great Small-business lending has been showing signs of life, albeit not the activity seen before the recession. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 14:20:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/223374 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/223374 Catherine Clifford Should Franchisees Participate in Small Business Saturday? 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. Tue, 29 Nov 2011 12:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/220798 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/220798 Dinah Wisenberg Brin