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Find articles and information regarding navigating the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic here.

Shipley Do-Nut Franchisee Gives Back by Supporting Employee Relief

In Bedford, TX, Phil Adkins, a franchise owner of Shipley Do-Nuts, has been devoting time and resources toward his employees during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. As part of his franchise business’s relief efforts, Adkins is giving back to his employees by ensuring that they have increased paid time-off for personal or family illness.

FirstLight Home Care Franchisees Give Back

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FirstLight Home Care of Omaha Owner Sends Hugs, Love, Prayers to Those in Senior Living Communities

FirstLight Home Care of Omaha owner Jaye Firmature McCoy recently donated $100 each to several Omaha-area senior living communities in the hopes of raising the spirits of those who might be struggling with fear, sadness and isolation. 

Take Advantage of What COVID-19 Has Revealed About Essential Businesses

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If investing in a franchise has been on your mind for a while, just consider what a great opportunity you have to own an essential business right now.

Many people who join franchise systems are drawn to the fact that you own your own business, but you are not alone in the venture. You have the franchisor and support staff on your side as you launch your business and confront challenges.

2020 has brought plenty of challenges, but it also has revealed some interesting information for franchise investors:

Sports Clips Franchisee Gives Back to Employees and Community

Debra Sawyer, a Sports Clips “rock star” franchisee who owns over 20 locations throughout Virginia and Florida, has been a leader in the Sports Clips organization and a fierce advocate for women in franchising. Sawyer continues to lead the way as the coronavirus pandemic ravages American public health and its economy.

IFA STATEMENT ON SENATE PASSAGE OF PPP FLEXIBILITY ACT

WASHINGTON, JUNE 3 – The International Franchise Association (IFA) today released the following statement on the Senate passage of H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act:

“America’s small businesses needed this bill,” said Matt Haller, IFA Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs. “By providing flexibility and certainty in how they can use PPP loans, small businesses – franchise or otherwise – can use this funding to stay in business, retain their employees, and give back to their communities.”