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3 Small Business Tips to Help You Fund Your New Idea

First Financial SBA Loan, Starting a Business

If you plan on becoming a small business owner, it’s definitely important that you have a winning idea. Unfortunately, as far too many entrepreneurs have learned the hard way, that’s not going to be good enough. You also need the funding required to bring that great idea to life. 3 Small Business Tips for Entrepreneurs Who Need Funding Don’t worry. …

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Understanding SBA Express Loans for Small Businesses

First Financial SBA Loan, Starting a Business, Working Capital

Talk to any successful small business owner and they’ll tell you that their accomplishments took more than just a good idea and a lot of passion. Among other things, it takes a lot of capital. Even surefire ideas need serious funding to get off the ground. 4 Reasons to Consider an SBA Express Loan for Your Small Business The best …

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Everything You Need to Know About Financing for Small Businesses

First Financial SBA Loan, Starting a Business

If you’re a small business owner – or about to be – you already know that this job title involves wearing countless hats and juggling just as many priorities. In short, being an owner can be one of the most rewarding jobs in the world, but it’s definitely not without its challenges. Financing for small businesses continues to be a …

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3 Absolutely Essential Things to Consider Before Buying a Franchise

First Financial Franchise Purchase, SBA Loan

Are you in love with the idea of owning a franchise? Countless people have made the decision to buy and are glad they did. Franchises can quickly provide you with a steady income without many of the challenges that are intrinsic in other business models. However, before you decide to start putting money into this dream, there are three very …

Revisions to SBA Addendum to Franchise Agreement (SBA Form 2462)

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SBA Policy Notice EFFECTIVE: 2/14/2017 Changes to the Franchise Review Process for 7(a) and 504 Loans   Download the full announcement PDF here: franchise policy noticefinalfeb2017 PDF SBA has received numerous comments relating to the language in the SBA Addendum, particularly the use of the terms “franchise agreement,” “franchisor,” and “franchisee,” when the document is also required for license, dealer, distributor, jobber, or similar …

IFA 2017 Convention

IFA to Host Annual Convention Jan. 29 – Feb. 1, 2017

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#IFA2017 Introduces All-New Courses and Programs for Franchise Professionals The International Franchise Association — the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising globally – has announced its 2017 dates.  The IFA’s 57th Annual Convention will take place Jan. 29 – Feb. 1, 2017 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.  With emphasis on providing education to drive performance, growth and sustainability of franchise brands, #IFA2017 will offer world-class …

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AtWork Group’s Jason Leverant Receives Volunteer of the Year Award

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American Staffing Association (ASA) presented the first Volunteer of the Year award to President and COO of award-winning national staffing franchise Jason Leverant, president and COO of AtWork Group, a top multi-specialty staffing franchise has received the Volunteer of the Year award by the American Staffing Association (ASA). This new awards program recognizes individuals who have been outstanding volunteer contributors on an ASA committee, …

SBA REVISED FRANCHISE PROCEDURES

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REVISED FRANCHISE PROCEDURES On July 27, 2016, SBA revised its regulations governing affiliation with respect to the Business Loan, Disaster Loan and Surety Bond Guaranty Programs (81 FR 41423). Under the revised regulations, the principles of affiliation with respect to these programs can be found at 13 CFR 121.301(f). The regulation identifying affiliation based on franchise and license agreements is found in §121.301(f)(5) and …

Funding Wonder to Launch FINRA Regulated Crowd Funding Platform

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The Online Lender will be Among the First to Offer Investments in Business Loans to Non-Accredited Investors. Funding Wonder Crowd, LLC, the operator of an online lending platform focused on small business loans, has been approved by FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) as a licensed Regulation Crowdfunding Funding Portal. This means that anyone aged 18 or older will now be able to …

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IFA’s Franchise Education & Research Foundation Launches National Registry for Franchising Gives Back Program

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Online database shines a spotlight on the philanthropic work of franchise industry leaders The International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Franchise Education & Research Foundation announced today it has launched a National Registry to profile franchise businesses and their charitable activities nationwide, as part of the organization’s Franchising Gives Back program. To date, the registry features profiles for more than 230 IFA …