Franchise Voice: The International Franchise Association Podcast delivers top trends and news from the world of franchising to franchise leaders and opportunity seekers. Hear about the success stories and proven business strategies that illustrate why franchising represents one of the most dynamic and widely used growth strategies in the modern era.
From Fast Food Worker to Business Owner to Legislator
It’s not often that we get a Congressional Candidate that understands the ins and outs of franchising. Chuck Edwards joins Franchise Voice to share the nuances in policy that impact both the franchise business model and small business ownership at large and how having a background in franchising informs public service.
Workforce Innovations for Franchisees
The major disruptions in the workplace are revolving around HR and workforce development. Sam Caucci, CEO and Founder of 1Huddle, shares ideas with podcast host Jack Monson on:
How can franchise systems create a more engaging environment and culture?
What are successful brands doing to combat changing expectations and needs?
And how can franchisees and other small business owners most effectively train and retain great teams?
Black Franchise Leadership
August is National Black Business Month and we’ve invited leaders from The Diversity Institute and The Black Franchise Leadership Council Chair to discuss how we can advance the goals of improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in franchising.
Rikki Amos, Executive Director of The IFA Foundation leads a conversation with Earsa Jackson, Richard Snow, and David Smith.
Special Guest: Rikki Amos.
Franchise Payments Trends
Today’s guest on Franchise Voice is Franchise Payments Network CEO Tom Epstein, discussing trends in payment processing in the current inflationary environment.
Tom shares new research about what franchise systems are thinking regarding passing processing fees and other fees onto the consumer as well as cryptocurrency, buy-now-pay-later, and other structures that are disrupting traditional payment processing.
IFA Pride Council: Franchising is for Everyone
“Franchising is for everybody.”
Mark Jameson of Propelled Brands and Paul Pickett of Wild Birds Unlimited share the mission of IFA’s Pride Council, how franchise systems can be more inclusive of the LGBTQ community, and their own personal stories of rising to leadership positions in franchising while being authentic. And moderator Rikki Amos gives an overview of The IFA Foundation and The Diversity Institute.
Special Guest: Rikki Amos.
Franchise Trends with Matt Haller and Charlie Chase
Live from IFE 2022 in New York!
IFA’s CEO Matt Haller sits down with podcast host Jack Monson to discuss challenges he’s hearing from small business owners and an update on IFA’s Open for Opportunity program. Plus, we’ll chat about next week’s Franchise Customer Experience Conference in Atlanta.
Next, Charlie Chase, CEO of FirstService Brands shares his thoughts on the empowering nature of the franchise business model as well as his objectives as the new Chair of the IFA.
Special Guest: Matt Haller.