Caldeira: Index shows franchise strength despite obstacles

04/2/2012 | FreeEnterprise.com

IFA recently introduced the Franchise Business Index, a measurement designed to track the health of the franchise industry on a monthly basis, writes IFA President and CEO Stephen Caldeira. While the index's first reading shows that the industry is stronger than it was at this time last year, challenges remain, including the federal health care law, tax reform and access to credit, he writes.

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