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  • The franchise industry, like all businesses, was not immune to the economic crisis of 2008 and the ensuing credit crunch. But the vital signs of a recovery are there. According to the International Franchise Association (IFA), many of the country’s business sectors currently starting to show...
    March 18, 2013
  • In the market for a business loan? Heard about SBA loans but not really sure how they work or how to go about applying for one?The following are common questions that small business owners have about SBA loan programs and the loan application process.1. How do SBA loans work?While the SBA does...
    February 19, 2013
  • Considering options for funding your start-up? Wondering if now is the right time to seek venture capital, but worried about losing control of your business?Here are some tips for weighing your funding options, finding the right venture capital firm for your needs, and working with them once you...
    January 28, 2013
  • Securing small business financing can be challenging. Whether you are just starting out or looking to grow, banks and lending institutions can be rigorous in their lending review practices.For example, businesses with few assets to their name may find it hard to secure a traditional loan. Other...
    January 22, 2013
  • Not sure you have enough money to start a business? Before you raid your life savings or remortgage your home, you should know about some possible alternatives.According to the Kauffmann Foundation, the average cost of starting a new business from scratch comes in at just over $30,000. Of course,...
    September 24, 2012
  •  If you run a small business, you understand the benefits of “business continuity” and the need to get a plan together to protect your company from being shut down by a disaster.  As a business owner, you also depend on the well-being of your employees, clients, customers...
    August 30, 2012
  • Thinking of buying a franchise? Do you understand the franchise business model and have you determined it’s a good fit for you?Perhaps you’ve also explored potential franchises and think you’ve found a match. But how are you going to finance your venture? What can you afford? How...
    August 27, 2012
  • If you’re seeking financing for your business, you may have noticed promising signals in small business lending. Banks overall are reporting the biggest increase in lending to small businesses in four years. Month over month, the numbers are improving. Reuters reports that in May 2012, small...
    August 06, 2012
  • Cash flow is king for small businesses and the self-employed. But planning cash flow is easier said than done, especially if you’re not a numbers person.However, if you’re going to succeed in business, mastering basic cash flow projections is a must. After all, you can be a profitable...
    July 30, 2012
  • Negotiation, like networking, is one of life’s necessities that you either love or hate. But it doesn’t have to be that way.Let’s face it, negotiation is almost an everyday business affair – whether you’re negotiating a new business deal, scoping out a statement of...
    July 23, 2012

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