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  • It’s all about the money, right?How much money you’ll need to buy a franchiseHow much money you’ll need for your ongoing expensesHow much money you’ll be able to make when you become a franchiseeIn this post, I’m going to show you how to get your money questions...
    Industry Word - March 16, 2017
  • The stage was set – two maroon club chairs in front of the official podium, the American flag and the flag of the Small Business Administration placed against the deep blue curtain. Hundreds of chairs set up across the vast Eisenhower Conference Room at SBA headquarters for a live audience;...
    SBA News and Views - March 15, 2017
  • Many small businesses take on additional help during the summer months. Some use seasonal workers to fill gaps created when full-time employees go on vacation. Others need workers for their summer-related activities of their businesses (e.g., concessions at entertainment sites such as miniature...
    Industry Word - March 14, 2017
  • Statistics have many applications in business and play an important role in making decisions, discovering new trends and making predictions. If you’re a small business owner you’re among the 28.8 million small business owners in the U.S., as stated by the Small Business Administration....
    Industry Word - March 09, 2017
  • Women’s History Month dates back to the 1980s, when it was first a weeklong celebration before being extended by a Congressional resolution. Celebrations during the month of March typically include mentions of notable women throughout history. Some of them are women from the business world,...
    Industry Word - March 07, 2017
  • If your advertising strategy is focused on digital ads and social media, you might be missing out on a highly effective advertising option: radio. Radio advertising has several benefits for small business:It’s affordable. Radio advertising is less expensive than the cable television...
    Industry Word - March 02, 2017
  • It’s awards season! In a few days, we’ll be tuning in to watch the Oscars – The Academy Awards – which is a special occasion that acknowledges the finest achievements in the film industry from the past year. Here at SBA, we believe that small businesses should also set aside...
    Industry Word - February 23, 2017
  • So you have a brilliant business idea that will be very successful. Now what?Bad news: You don’t actually own that idea. You you can’t sell it. It has no value as just an idea.Good news: You can build a business with it. If there’s really nothing like it out there, then you might...
    Industry Word - February 23, 2017
  • National Entrepreneurship Week takes place this year from February 20-24. Microsoft is the major sponsor and organizer of the weeklong celebration of entrepreneurship. But other community supporters like Wix, Yelp, Square and LinkedIn are also helping to make the event happen.So what exactly is...
    Industry Word - February 21, 2017
  • When you first start looking at franchise opportunities, you’re not really focused on the yes or no decision you’ll have to make when and if you find an ideal one. You’re focused on the search.The search for the right franchise to buy takes longer than most people expect it to. It...
    Industry Word - February 16, 2017

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