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Going from Risk to Reward Understanding FUND –  The Credit Score of Franchising by: Ritwik Donde, Senior Research Analyst A good credit score is what every borrower aspires to and what every lender wants to base their portfolio on. A credit score is one of the most important determining factors not only for when it […]


The National Labor Relations Board [NLRB] in August issued a ruling stating that franchisors and franchisees could be considered joint-employers of those working at franchisee-owned businesses. This ruling overturned decades of legal precedent pertaining to the franchise business model and the significant economic activity it supports. Through a report commissioned by the International Franchise Association (IFA), […]


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As published in Franchise Market  What’s the plan for 2016?  While we tend to evaluate economic activity one year at a time, economic activity does not function on that type of clock.  Trends stretch across several years and only reveal their implications when looked at in the review mirror.  However, such trends are important indicators […]


If it’s on the internet, it must be true.  While we chuckle at that statement, we also know the dark side that the internet exposes.  There is much more misinformation than information floating around the franchise universe.  While it is easy to disregard the misinformation for what it is, it is hard to do so […]