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Franchise Lenders to Expect SBA Tightening

Tightening of credit

An advisor and publisher to America's small business lenders says a recent Government Accounting Office report highlights many franchise lending failures.

GAO Reveals SBA’s $1.5B Franchise Loan Headache!

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2011 OIG audit of Huntington's SBA loans started series of audits. photo/bmm

Audit after government audit is showing major problems with SBA-backed 7(a) franchise loans.These uncollectable bad loans to franchise owners are $1.5 billion, costing U.S. taxpayers.

60 Percent of Small Businesses Close Soon after Hacked

Cyber attacks have increased a whopping 600 percent in the last year, according to a Fox Business report.

Internet Tax Bill before Congress Again

A bill before Congress to tax online sales may affect small businesses that sell goods and services online, not just giants like Amazon.

Franchise Associations Weigh In on Election

Speaker Boehner speaks
Press conference by Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on averting the fiscal cliff without raising tax rates. (Official Photo by Bryant Avondoglio, Nov 9)

WASHINGTON — Days after the general election, franchise lobbying groups continue to chime in on the results of the presidential election and their political agenda for the new term.

Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) Hosts Its Annual Capitol Hill Reception

Key Members of Congress as well as leaders from the U.S. Travel Assoc. and U.S.-India Business Council will attend

Banks and Big Boxes Brawl over Debit-Card Fees

On opposite sides of the debit-card-fee fence, both big banks and big retailers nevertheless say that they have the consumer's best interests at heart as they try to win Congress over to their respective points of view. 

Think Card Check Is Dead? Think Again.

When Congress finally completed its Lame Duck Session in 2010, pro-business government relations professionals breathed a sigh of relief – the “Employee Free Choice Act” – better known as “Card Check” was dead. Again.

ROBS Rollover Robs Creditors

A franchisor who used his pension plan to fund his personal expenses in violation of law can still shield the plan assets from creditors.

Business Anxiety Growing over Obamacare

The provisions mandated by the new U.S. health care law are causing deepening worry among business owners and executives as their implementation draws closer.