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Feb

16

2016

Could 2016 be the Year of Small Business Loan Relief?

The number of loan applications being approved by big banks has peaked. In 2015, it was at 22.8%, which is a post-recession high, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index. To close out 2015, the Federal Reserve announced they would raise interest rates for the first time since the…

Nov

06

2014

Can You Run a Franchise As An Absentee Owner?

Quite a few franchise businesses can be run either as an absentee or executive owner, or with a part-time commitment. So, if you currently have a full-time job, would it make sense to keep your day job and work your franchise on the side until it’s earning well enough to…

Feb

07

2013

Franchise Ownership as an Investment Vehicle

BY MARC KIEKENAPP | February 7, 2013 Recently savvy investors have started investing in the franchise industry as a way to diverse their investments into a more controllable asset. Many investors have observed several of the larger public franchise companies growing over the past three years while private businesses and…

Oct

10

2012

DOES A FRANCHISE FIT INTO YOUR INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO?

BY MARC KIEKENAPP | October 10, 2012 If you’re considering an investment in a franchise business, think of it as you would adding a stock to your financial portfolio. I would suggest a meeting with your CPA or business attorney to see how a franchise fits into your overall investment…

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