April 2010

IFA Public Affairs Conference To Feature NBC Political Director

IFA: IFA’s 11th Annual Public Affairs Conference Sept. 13 and 14 in Washington, D.C., will feature NBC News Political Director and Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd. He will headline the conference, which gathers franchise business leaders in Washington to inform Congress how laws affect the economic health of the franchise industry. During the conference, […]

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Beware Of Franchise Scams!

Business Mirror: MS. Bella Guerrero of Marikina City was ecstatic in starting her own food-cart business. Working abroad for several years to save money and own an enterprise is every Filipino’s dream. She has made agreements with Fran.Con Franchise Marketing and Consultancy Inc. in February 2009 for three food carts, and has paid more than

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The Promise Of Franchising

Forbes India: A franchise system is a collaboration agreement between two independent business parts, the franchisor and the franchisee, whereby the franchisor allows the franchisee the right to use his brand name, products and services, and specific know-how in exchange for direct or indirect payments to the franchisor by the franchisee. In other words, the

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Cool Idea: IntraGo

Reader’s Digest reports the forecast from Dan Sturges, chairman of IntraGo, a transportation-solutions company in Boulder, Colorado: “Fifty percent of Americans can’t access public transit without a car now, but the average car is driven only one hour per day. Soon you’ll drive yourself to the train station, and someone else will pick up the

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Flying On Cloud 9

Doc Holloway is hoping that his latest invention will turn him into a “Brazillionaire”, reports BCLocalNews.com. “Go lie on a beach in Rio and collect royalties,” he explains of the term he coined. The Penticton businessman/inventor is hoping his invention, the Cloud Flyer, will impress the panel of ruthless Canadian business moguls from the television

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Before You Lose Your Cell Phone

TechNewsDaily reports that Disneyland collects about 300 cell phones a week, along with various personal digital assistants and iPods, and cab drivers collected more than 8,700 mobile devices left behind in taxis in the Washington-Baltimore area over a six month period. Losing a phone can cost more than the price of a replacement. It can

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