Best-in-Class Franchise Consultants in 2021

With more than 700,000 franchise establishments in the U.S. alone, the franchise industry has been experiencing explosive growth and it only continues to flourish. At the center of this booming industry is the International Franchise Professionals Group (IFPG), a membership-based franchise broker network with more than 1,200 Franchisor, Franchise Consultant and Vendor members. Together, IFPG members guide aspiring business owners through the process of identifying and investing in franchise businesses. IFPG members change lives through franchise ownership; and they do it with one clear directive: with a candidate’s best interests as the top priority.

A disruptor in franchising, IFPG has received many accolades for its innovative approach and inclusive, family-like culture. For the last two years in a row, IFPG received the distinction as the industry’s top franchise broker network by Entrepreneur Magazine.

We interviewed Don Daszkowski, IFPG’s CEO and Founder who shared his insights on the industry and his … Read the rest

US threatens 25{a09df0a7172ddbd410cbc83e52d18ea8893b7d066ec9e694b3e49f37d306c3bb} tariffs on UK exports in row over Britain’s ‘unreasonable’ tech firm tax

The US is threatening to impose tariffs of up to 25 per cent on some UK exports as it retaliates over Britain’s new ‘unreasonable’ and ‘discriminatory’ tax on big tech firms.

The UK introduced a digital services tax last April in a bid to ensure search engines, social media platforms and online marketplaces pay their fair share.

But Washington believes the tax unfairly targets US firms and it is now pressing ahead with counter-measures as it applies the pressure to Number 10 to change course.

The increased tariffs on UK exports could be imposed on items like make-up, coats, dresses, shirts, ceramics, gold necklaces, air conditioning machines, furniture and game consoles.

The US is threatening to impose tariffs of up to 25 per cent on some UK exports as it retaliates over Britain’s new ‘unreasonable’ and ‘discriminatory’ tax on big tech firms

The UK’s digital services tax, first unveiled back … Read the rest

How to Ensure Opportunity and Equality for Women Entrepreneurs Beyond Women’s History Month

Reversing the pandemic’s devastating impact on women and gender equity will take a massive effort, which is why each one of us must take an active role if we are to succeed.

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This year’s International Women’s Day theme, “#ChooseToChallenge,” brings with it a heightened sense of urgency. This past year posed a unique set of challenges for women, especially Black and Latinx women, many of whom have carried the heavy burden of caregiving and put their careers on pause. As a result of the pandemic, women’s unemployment is four times higher than that of their male counterparts. For women entrepreneurs, the situation is just as dire. According to a recent Forbes article, “…just 26{a09df0a7172ddbd410cbc83e52d18ea8893b7d066ec9e694b3e49f37d306c3bb} of female founders reported having at least 12

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