How political uncertainty is hurting franchise growth

01/23/2013 | Gaebler.com

Uncertainty over the "fiscal cliff" appears to have put a drag on the franchise industry in December, and the Franchise Business Index dropped slightly for the month. "Franchise businesses remain poised to accelerate growth plans," said IFA President and CEO Steve Caldeira. But lawmakers' inability to address key issue is preventing them from doing so, he said.

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