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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 [...]
Senior care and tutoring franchises are booming, says FranNet franchise consultant Jim Gleason, 62, worked in sales, alcohol and drug counseling and career consulting before joining FranNet five years ago. The Indianapolis-based business covers almost the entire state of Indiana, save the Gary area near Chicago and the area just across the Ohio River [...]
Starting a franchise business, difficult during the recession, gets easier with loosened lending The first few months of 2012 have brought some encouraging news for potential franchise owners hamstrung during the recession by a clenched-fist credit market. Since the collapse of the housing market and near-collapse of the world economy in the fall of 2008, [...]
Startup Canada will host a series of town hall meetings and other events to welcome and engage with local entrepreneurs, whom the organization wants to help form a unified plan to advocate for Canadian small business owners.
BoomersNextSteps.com recently interviewed Jania Bailey, FranNet’s president and COO, about franchising opportunities for Baby Boomers and how FranNet can help future franchisees reach their business goals.
Now is not the time for half-steps to dig our economy out of the hole. We need strong action to empower entrepreneurs and help them start businesses that can provide good, lasting jobs to the nation’s citizens. According to FRANdata, the nationwide franchise information service, each new franchise creates an average of 10 jobs.
We’re continuing our educational seminars and webinars, whether they’re held at our home office in Louisville or by our more than 100 FranNet consultants throughout the United States and Canada; and pursued other worthy franchisee prospects, such as veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and former professional athletes.
Over the course of 25 years, FranNet has guided a lot of interested franchise owners towards the right fit. Our ability to match entrepreneurs with the right opportunities has helped create thousands of businesses, new careers and tens of thousands of jobs.