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Maine Senate Kills Franchise Protection Bill

Maine State Senator John Patrick and Senate President
Maine Sen. John Patrick (D-Rumford), LD1458 co-sponsor, & state Sen. Andre Cushing (R-Hampden), opponent, pose for Blue MauMau on day of LD1458 vote

AUGUSTA, Maine – On Wednesday Maine's state senate voted against Legislative Document 1458, the Small Business Investment Protection Act. In a vote of 24 against and only 10 supporting, the senators essentially killed the current form of the bill.

Michael Seid's Arrogant Letter to the Maine Legislature's LCRED Committee regarding LD 1458

You don't have to read the whole 12 pages to see why Michael Seid is known as the IFA's "Pit Bull", maybe read the

Sign this Petition: Veterans Deserve Success NOT Matco Tools Franchise Failure!

Our Soldiers deserve an opportunity to succeed as a Franchise owner, and not become another victim of a "Churn and Burn" franchise scam.

Association Praises Member Efforts in Hiring Veterans

The International Franchise Association is praising itself and its members for selling franchises to veterans and hiring them.

IFA to Franchisee Advocates: Don't Mess with Us!

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Steve Caldeira, CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based International Franchise Association (IFA) just released this update on the organization's success in being able to have California's Good Faith in Franchising Senate Bill 610 die in committee because of insufficient support among members of the Assembly's Business, Professions and Consumer Protection Committee.

Remembering Pioneer Tom Murphy of Continental Franchise Review

Franchise consultant and founder of the Continental Franchise Review newsletter Tom Murphy died a week ago last Saturday at age 93, after a short illness. Having known Tom for almost 30 years, I seldom imagined a time that he would no longer be a part of my life in franchising.

The 90% Franchise Success Rate Myth

One of the most dangerous and pervasive myths in the franchising industry is the idea that more than 90% of all franchises are successful.

Franchise Associations Weigh In on Election

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Press conference by Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on averting the fiscal cliff without raising tax rates. (Official Photo by Bryant Avondoglio, Nov 9)

WASHINGTON — Days after the general election, franchise lobbying groups continue to chime in on the results of the presidential election and their political agenda for the new term.

Government Warns Again: Franchises Do Not Succeed More than Small Businesses

A troubled KFC franchise in Kentucky gives up on its franchisor and closes its doors for good
A KFC franchisee in Kentucky gives up on its franchisor and closes its doors for good. photo/bluemaumau

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Small Business Administration has declared yet again to the public that franchises have the same success rates as independent small businesses.