When I first heard the news that Robert Cresanti, CEO and president of the International Franchise Association (IFA), would be stepping down when his contract completes at the end of March, I felt sad. By Alesia Visconti
Franchise Dictionary Magazine (FDM) closes each year with their 100 Game Changers issue and a few words from Robert Cresanti, president and CEO of the International Franchise Association (IFA). There is no better source on all things franchise than Cresanti and the IFA. By Rose Mango
The entire world is feeling the repercussions of the recent pandemic. Still, we are happy to say that franchises across the country are ready to REOPEN under the new guidelines needed to continue to protect the consumer, the employees, and communities. By Rose Mango
In September 2019, the International Franchise Association (IFA) launched the Pride Council, a network for LGBTQ small-business owners and employees from across the country. It provides opportunities for mentorships, fosters discussions concerning best practices, and creates a forum for sharing experiences and to benefit others. By Rose Mango
Millennials are often described in popular culture as “entitled, unambitious, lazy.” But to Alesia Visconti, chief executive officer and president of FranServe, Inc., the world’s largest franchise consulting and expansion organization, they are none of those. She sees them instead as an entrepreneurial generation poised to take the business world by storm. By Rochelle Miller
The end of 2019 in December marked a big moment for franchise businesses of all sizes in a landmark case.