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Spending Up Front, Austerity Out The Rear, Main Street Down Under

Prof. Nouriel Roubini, nicknamed Dr. Doom for his crazy prediction during the hey day of a boom economy that a once-in-a-lifetime housing bust was coming, and international political scientist Ian Bremmer, join the government austerity vs stimulus argument gripping the country. They say that the U.S. needs to push for more stimulus of the economy now, but austerity after.

The Recession Is Over?!? Now What?

In the December 2008, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) made the official proclamation that the U. S. entered an economic recession in December 2007. As is sometimes the case, U.S. hoteliers began to feel the pain well before most other businesses.

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.

CKE Restaurants Sales Down, Firm Plans Franchise Growth

NEW YORK, NY — CKE Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: CKR), the holding company for Carl's Jr. and Hardee's quick service restaurant brands, said last week Wednesday at a conference of stock analysts and investment bankers that company-owned same-store sales were down.

O’Charley's Weathers 'The Great Recession'

NEW YORK, NY - O'Charley's Inc. sought to reassure analysts in a presentation in a New York City investors conference this morning that the chain has been able to hunker down and contain costs during what it called "The Great Recession."

SBA Backs 504 Loans with $3B Guarantee

A bill that passed last year to revive the secondary market for Small Business Administration 504 loans will kick off soon in an attempt to unlock credit for franchises and small businesses trying to expand.

The Current Reality in Franchising

One of the most important drivers of business success is having a vision worth pursuing, one which motivates you and your employees, and one that differentiates your company from the myriad of competing concepts, business models, or persons in the market.

IFA Says 2% Franchise Growth for 2010

2010 Shows Light at the End of the Recession Tunnel
IFA sees light for franchises at the end of a not-so-bad tunnel

Obama Asks for SBA Loan Expansion, Franchisees Agree

Pres. Obama discusses using TARP to help give relief to small businesses
Pres. Obama gives speech at a family-owned business in Maryland / youtube