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It’s the ideal situation: keep your current job while you start a business on the side, commonly known as an absentee business. Lots of people look for this scenario but don’t realize what this actually entails until they start looking for this type of business. Before you get started, here are four upfront lessons you’ll [...]
Small bank approval rate has jumped 5 points, big bank rate 2 points Since the near-collapse of the world economy four years ago, tight credit markets have stunted small business growth by shutting entrepreneurs off from startup capital. But they’re beginning to loosen. The Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, a monthly analysis of 1,000 [...]
Seniors may make up 25% of Canadian population by 2036, highlighting need for home health care franchises The Baby Boomer generation has reached retirement age, and the franchise industry throughout North America is rising to meet the challenge of a flood of seniors who live longer than ever and want to stay in their [...]
Internet, diversity, FranNet-style franchise matchmaking has transformed the industry In 1987, when Howard Bassuk founded FranNet in Carlsbad, Calif., this was how you let a franchisor know you wanted information about a franchise opportunity: You ran across the franchise in a magazine, at a trade show or while scarfing down a sandwich at one [...]