The Franchise Owner's most trusted news source


Log In / Register | Nov 23, 2014

Will Sequester Cuts Affect Your Industry?

WASHINGTON — On Sunday's television news interviews, Republican leaders said that they would not relent on the sequestration of across the board automatic cuts that kicked in on March 1 as Congress remained deadlocked on budget cut decisions.

Franchise Associations Weigh In on Election

Speaker Boehner speaks
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.

Vice Presidential Debate Discusses Small Business

Vice Presidential Debate 2012 at Centre College, photo by Blue MauMau

DANVILLE, Ky. — Vice President Joe Biden and Republican candidate Paul Ryan (R-Wis) contested in a vice presidential debate at Centre College at Danville, Kentucky Thursday night. In the debate moderated by ABC News' Martha Raddatz, small business tax policy became a point of disagreement.

If Franchisors Ran the Country: Herman Cain


Fake reporter John Oliver of the Daily Show puts former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain into a mockup of the Oval Office and had him respond to "complex" issues concerning the Constitution and Nicholas Cage.

Obama Asks for Leaner Govt, Promotes SBA Head

In East Room, Obama asks Congress to give him authority to consolidate federal government agencies
photo: Lawrence Jackson, White House Photographer

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Obama announced yesterday an initiative to merge commerce-related departments of the federal government into one entity and to promote the Small Business Administration head to Cabinet member. Franchisor and franchisee advocates are generally positive about the move.

SNL Impersonates Candidate Herman Cain

Video can be seen by U.S. viewers

IFA Missing in National Veteran's Small Business Conference

Washington – The International Franchise Association, self-proclaimed to be the largest franchise trade group in the world, has long touted its strong ties to the military in guiding veterans to buy small businesses.

President Signs Tax Cut Law

WHTaxCut680
photo/Chuck Kennedy, White House 12/17/10

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Late Friday afternoon President Barack Obama signed into law a two-year extension of tax cuts that were about to expire, as well as additional tax cuts. The U.S. House of Representatives had voted its approval the night before. The President was flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and other members of Congress.

Michelle Obama Urges Restaurateurs to Fight Obesity

Michelle Obama asked the National Restaurant Association’s board of directors yesterday for help.

Obama Signs Act Protecting American Bloggers

WASHINGTON — On August 10 President Barack Obama signed the Speech Act, which shields American journalists, publishers (both print and online) and bloggers from “libel tourism,&rdquo