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IFA Appoints Cresanti CEO & President

Robert Cresanti. Photo: IFA website

WASHINGTON—The International Franchise Association announced today that it has promoted Robert Cresanti to be its president and CEO.

International Franchise Association CEO Caldeira Leaves

WASHINGTON – The International Franchise Association is missing a chief executive officer. The trade group announced Wednesday that its now ex-CEO Steve Caldeira has resigned.

The NLRB Decision Will Not Destroy Franchising As We Know It!

I was never a believer that a National Labor Relations Board ruling on McDonald’s being a “joint-employer" would end franchising as Steve Caldeira, CEO and president of the International Franchise Association, has maintained. It would simply be a wake-up call for franchisors to review for over controlling policies and procedures when it comes to instructing franchisees and their employees.

NLRB Denies McDonald’s Appeal on Joint Employer Order
A recruiting sign on the wall of a franchised McDonald's. photo/bmm

NEW YORK – The National Labor Relations Board denied McDonald's Corporation's request for a special appeal on claims that it is a "joint employer" with its franchisees.

FTC Smacks The Entrepreneur’s Source over Buyer Deception

Terry Powell, founder of The Entrepreneur's Source talks about smart investing
Founder Terry Powell talks about franchise buying on YouTube

WASHINGTON, D.C. – While franchise brokerage/consultant firm The Entrepreneur's Source (TES) promotes its image as "helping people improve their lives," the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found otherwise after launching an investigation into the firm's business practices regarding privacy and security.

Tax Day Worker Strikes Intensify in 236 Cities

Atlanta Tax Day Protests Photo by Steve Eberhardt, BerlinRosen

NEW YORK - Yesterday's slogan "Fight 4-15" showed unanimity on tax day among not only fast food workers in the United States, but also health, home, child care workers, airport services, retail employees, adjunct professors and students in major cities across the country and globe on raising minimum wage.

U.S. Workers Rally Troops Globally for $15 Wage

NEW YORK - A group of McDonald's restaurant employees from New York, Chicago and Los Angeles are on a mission to eight countries to enlist fast-food workers, unions and elected officials in support of the global movement for higher pay and union rights.

IFA Releases Progress Report on VetFran Program

U.S. Department of Defense
Future veteran U.S. Navy Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Donald Taylor inspects a brake line on his tablet. Photo: Dept of Defense

The International Franchise Association released its 2014 Veterans in Franchising progress report for this Veterans Day. After launching its Operation Enduring Opportunity (OEO) program in January 2011, as part of its VetFran Program, the organization set the lofty goal of 80,000 veterans by 2014.

Buying a Franchise is Riskier than Ever

risk, high wire walk in owning a franchise

Critics, including this journal, say that buying a franchise is riskier than ever, that the reality of the franchise system is often purposefully and skillfully hidden and that it is easier to fail nowadays once you plunge in.