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10 Most Active SBA Lenders

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Some of America's largest banks are among the ten most active lenders of Small Business Administration backed loans.

Franchising Growth in 2012: This Time Is Different?

In 2010 Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff wrote a book entitled “This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly”.    Writing on the heels of the Great Recession the book’s message was a simple one:  no matter how different the latest financial crisis always appears, there are remarkable similarities with past experiences from other countries and from history.

Access to Credit

Access to credit has been a challenge for many businesses, though others have plenty of cash. Let's review some basic facts about business credit:

Exclusive: Franchising Has a Great Future

Steve Caldeira, CEO of the International Franchise Association

PODCAST —In a little over a week Steve Caldeira will reach his first anniversary as president and CEO of the 51-year-old International Franchise Association. The IFA's mission is to protect, enhance and promote franchising through government lobbying, public relations and educational programs.


9:57 minutes (4.56 MB)

Five Guys Gets $100M in Credit

LORTON, Va. — Five Guys Burgers and Fries received $100 million credit facility from GE Capital, Franchise Finance.

Small Biz Taxpayers to Chase, BofA and Wells Fargo CEOs

Small biz loan broker ask banks, "where's the money?"  photo/new $100 bill

Small business loan broker Ami Kassar writes an open letter to the CEOs of Chase Manhattan, Bank of America and Wells Fargo banks on behalf of small business taxpayers.

$22.5 Million Lending to UPS Store Owners

The franchisees of 4,700 UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. locations now have access to funding.

Banks Start Lending Again

Good news for small business owners and the economy! For the first time since this recession began, banks  expand lending.

Small Business Act Explained

On Monday, September 27th, President Obama signed into law the bill known as HR 5297, or the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act.

Obama Pushes Small Biz and Health Care Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama discussed the economy and the condition of small businesses in his first State of the Union address given to a joint session of Congress Wednesday night. “We cut taxes for small businesses,” he declared early on in his speech.