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Q&A: Who Do Franchisees Appreciate? BrightStar's Shelly Sun

BrightStar's CEO Shelly Sun speaks to members of the Int'l Franchise Association, 2010
Sun speaks at a 2010 International Franchise Association Conference

CHICAGO—Shelly Sun, CEO and co-founder of BrightStar Care, spoke with Blue MauMau at the end of 2012 about the managing of a chain of now 258 healthcare agencies that sprawl from California to New York, 36 states in all. She started franchising the concept in 2005.

SBA Rebukes Banco Popular for Liar Loans

A Banco Popular branch in Elmhusrt, New York
Elmhurst, New York branch of Banco Popular, photo/pws

WASHINGTON — One of America's major lenders of small business administration loans has been sharply rebuked by the Small Business Administration for participating in financial chicanery. The bank accepted unrealistic earnings projections for Huntington Learning franchises when they should have known better.

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

What Franchisor Managers Make

Here's a rare opportunity to glimpse into the lucrative salaries among franchisors.