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Keep this checklist in mind as you find someone to manage your books.

Hayden Field

What Franchises Should Know Before Hiring a PR Firm

Franchisors and franchisees alike can benefit from a talented PR firm that can get the attention of new customers. Here's how to find a match.

Hayden Field

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Franchise Bible Ninth Edition
Franchise Bible Ninth Edition
The Insider's Guide to Buying a Franchise or Franchising Your Business
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Franchisee Handbook gives you the resources you need to decide if franchising is right for you.
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Interior design and furnishing manufacturing for franchises and retailers

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Social media marketing suite for franchise & multi-location brands

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Boutique franchise law group

What's New In Franchise?

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The Hottest Franchise Trends for 2023

Looking for a business to buy in 2023? We predict which franchise categories will thrive, and list top brands available in each.

The Top 5 Hot Franchise Categories for 2023, According to One Industry Expert

Despite the economic uncertainty as the year comes to an end, there is reason to be bullish about franchising in 2023. If you're looking to become your own boss, here are five franchising opportunities to consider that are poised to thrive in 2023 and beyond.

Dan Rowe

5 Green and Sustainable Franchises For Eco-Focused Entrepreneurs

These brands not only reduce their environmental impact, but they have also built businesses entirely centered on sustainable business practices and corporate social responsibility.

7 Relationship-Building Lessons I Learned By Partnering With Over 20 Franchises

Developing a strong bond between a franchisor and a franchisee is critical to both parties' success. I expand on the key takeaways I've learned from working with over 20 franchisees.

JC Hite

Why Growing a Franchise During 'Interesting Times' Calls for Recommitting to Your Brand

Economic slowdowns have actually proven to be historically good for franchise companies, but it's more vital than ever for them to regroup, redirect and recommit to their brands in order to effectively attract buyers.

Mark Siebert

How Veterans Can Get Started in Franchising Today Through IFA's VetFran Program

While Veterans Day serves as a powerful reminder, one day is insufficient to capture the impact that these individuals have on the liberties we enjoy year-round. IFA and our members are working to help veterans transition to civilian life and pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.

Matthew Haller