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Lease Equipment vs. Buying

Lease Equipment vs. Buying

Most businesses need equipment to operate on a daily basis. Specialized equipment is often expensive and, worse, only usable for a certain amount of time before replacements and upgrades are necessary. While many business owners plan for—and stress over—large...

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What Do Naval Aviators Have in Common with Franchise Funding?

What Do Naval Aviators Have in Common with Franchise Funding?

“I feel the need…the need for speed!” -Maverick and Goose, Top Gun (1986) It’s not every day that an iconic movie has direct correlation to franchise funding, but hear me out. Top Gun is one of my most favorite movies of all time. The action, the danger, the emotional...

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4 Ways to Minimize Risk in Your Startup

4 Ways to Minimize Risk in Your Startup

Launching a new business comes with a certain amount of risk. You’re investing a lot of time, effort and money into this venture, and there’s no guarantee it will pay off. Fortunately, there are a number of ways business owners can reduce their risk and insulate...

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4 Benefits of a Hybrid Business Model

4 Benefits of a Hybrid Business Model

Remote work has been an ongoing trend for businesses large and small since the COVID-19 pandemic. As they decide how to move forward, many businesses are weighing the benefits and drawbacks of operating remotely or in the office. But there is another option businesses...

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Term Loans Are a Great SBA Alternative

Term Loans Are a Great SBA Alternative

Loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) are often considered the gold standard for small business lending. However, not all entrepreneurs will have access to SBA loans. Whether SBA loans are out of reach because you need money quickly or because...

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Tips for Paying Your Own Salary With ROBS

Tips for Paying Your Own Salary With ROBS

One aspect of Rollovers as Business Startups (ROBS) that often surprises entrepreneurs is that they can pay themselves a salary through their business. However, to take a salary as a ROBS-funded small business or franchise owner, you need to handle it with caution....

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Spring Cleaning for Small Businesses

Spring Cleaning for Small Businesses

Spring is almost here! The change of the seasons has people itching to tidy up their rooms, clean out their closets and bring a breath of fresh air into their homes. But spring cleaning isn’t only a good idea for where you live. Small business owners can also benefit...

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4 Questions to Ask Your ROBS Provider

4 Questions to Ask Your ROBS Provider

Funding a small business with a Rollover as Business Startup (ROBS) allows you to put your hard-earned retirement dollars to work. But you shouldn't do it alone! Instead, choose an experienced third-party administrator (TPA) to install and oversee your plan. Because...

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Make Your Team Feel Invaluable

Make Your Team Feel Invaluable

A small business is only as good as the team behind it. When you want your small business or franchise to grow, you need to have strong, trusted employees to help it run. The United States is experiencing a “Great Resignation,” with employees leaving their jobs in...

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How to Build a Successful Small Business Budget

How to Build a Successful Small Business Budget

Whether you’re starting a new business or planning for your existing business’s year ahead, you’ll need to make a business budget. Budgeting is essential for understanding your small business’s capabilities and situating it for financial success. You don’t want to...

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