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Financing a Business With Uncle Sam's Help

Last year, Alan Green, a former TV news photographer turned ad pitchman, decided to buy a business that could also serve as his nest egg, according to an article in The Wall Street Journal.   But when the 59-year old couldn't get financing to purchas

Establishing a Strong Corporate Culture to Provide Franchisee Support

One of the challenging responsibilities of a franchisor is how to develop and implement effective franchisee operational support programs. These programs have the added responsibility of meeting, and exceeding, the franchisees support needs in a cost-effective and efficient manner.  
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Are financial regulations killing jobs?

There is increasing concern across America that Dodd-Frank, last year's banking regulatory reform, is having harmful, unintended consequences on small business--and jobs. With the economy showing no signs of a return to pre-recession unemployment n