Grow Your Business This Summer

Being open for business in the summer months brings challenges unique to the season, but summertime doesn’t have to be a detriment to your business. In fact, the summer months are great time to build your business. Grow Your Team Adding team members in the summer...

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Is Your Business Booming? A Vast Majority Say Yes!

America’s business climate continues to steadily improve, a testament to the blood, sweat and tears of small business owners all over the country. Financial advantages, such as the reduction of the corporate flat tax rate as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act...

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Using Your Tax Refund Wisely

Let’s be honest, talking about taxes is about as painful as a root canal…unless you are getting a tax refund! Then the conversation has a much lighter tone and often turns to “what can I spend my refund on?” Here are some top considerations for spending your tax...

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National Small Business Week, April 29 – May 5

For the last 55 consecutive years, every single U.S. President has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year from April 29-May 5, 2018,...

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Franchise Business Alert: Made in the Shade Blinds & More

Every home or business needs some kind of window treatment, but busy lifestyles and schedules make it difficult to “shop around” for much of anything, particularly window coverings. Made in the Shade Blinds & More offers the perfect solution: they bring the showroom...

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SBA 7(a) Loans Fund Up to $5 Million

Now that we’ve covered low dollar funding with SBA Express loans, let’s talk about higher dollar loans available from the Small Business Administration. Did you know that SBA 7(a) loans can fund up to $5 million? Obtaining funding to start or buy a new business or...

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Franchise Business Alert: FASTSIGNS

FASTSIGNS franchises are leading the way in the signs and graphics industry – a $29 billion dollar industry. For more than a decade (2006-2016), FASTSIGNS has been recognized by the Franchise Research Institute as a World-Class Franchise, based simply on surveys of...

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Low Dollar Funding with SBA Express Loans

Obtaining funding to start or buy a new business or franchise is one of the primary hurdles entrepreneurs face once they have chosen a business/franchise model. That funding – often referred to as working capital - needs to not only cover initial expenses like...

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What Businesses Can Learn From Toys “R” Us

It’s a big deal when a major brand announces its bankruptcy and the potential loss of thousands of jobs. While this news from Toys “R” Us is certainly an opportunity to look at all the things the company didn’t do well, it also presents another opportunity to see...

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Franchise Business Alert: Snapology

Snapology is a children’s educational franchise designed around helping children learn through play. Snapology engages children ages 1-14 using LEGO® bricks, K’Nex and technology. This use of familiar toys, laptops and iPads makes it fun to be exposed to and learn...

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