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SBA Enables Franchise Liar Loans, Chronically Fails to Act on Own Recommendations

The Small Business Administration's Office of Inspector General published yet another study highlighting the SBA's oversight failures as financial institutions continue underwriting franchise loans that do not meet SBA lending criteria.

Franchise Small Business Admin Loans Equal Large Taxpayer Losses

Flushing money down the toilet

Journalists Lynn Hulsey and Ken McCall look into the world of franchising via Small Business Administration lending and uncover a universe of bad loans, shoddy underwriting practices and non-existent oversight.

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.

Kiddie Academy Earnings Claims Disclaimed

When is an earnings claim not an earnings claim? When made on FranchiseGator or to the SBA.

Lenders Look for Satisfied Small Businesses

WASHINGTON — Victoria Williams, economist for the Small Business Administration, explains to Blue MauMau why small business lending is down.

CIT Testimony Blocked in Dunkin' Trial

PROVIDENCE, RI — After six years of litigation with Dunkin’ Donuts over losing his six stores and store development agreements to open new restaurants, franchisee Irwin Barkan was convinced that the franchisor intentionally interfered in his efforts to refinance his debt. 

Banks Start Lending Again

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

IFA's New Senate Ammendment; Is It Worth The Expense?

The IFA is urging the Senate to include an ammendment to new SBA legislation in an attempt to increase the size of SBA 7a and 504 loans. 

Franchise Loans Down, But SBA Up

2010 will be remembered as a lending year that is lower than even 2009’s dismal lending.  The federal government is trying to make up for the credit crunch through SBA-backed loans.&n