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  • Financing Experts Posted Advice Online for Buying and Selling a Business or Franchise

    I attended a webinar a few weeks ago called "Best Practices in Buying and Selling a Business with a Focus on Financing." It explored the availability of transactional financing to buy or sell a small business. BoeFly.com, an online matchmaking site that pairs borrowers with lenders presented the webinar. Mike Rozman, BoeFly's co-president moderated the panel with expertise in buying and selling small businesses, financing, appraising and brokering existing franchises. To start the event, Rozman introduced Beth Solomon, vice president of the International Franchise Association. "The IFA and BoeFly have a strategic alliance in which we're working together to offer tools and solutions, good advice, counsel, information that our members can use to advance in franchising, especially on the financing side," she said.
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    Tasti D-Lite CEO Jim Amos: It’s Time for Small Businesses to Stand Up and Demand Attention from Government

    Regulation and new laws are choking businesses, which must speak out. Businesses have had a tough time since the economic meltdown of 2008. We have been hit from so many different directions simultaneously and rapidly that we have focused on simple survival. Washington needs to take steps to help small businesses grow the economy. In the meantime, in response to the economic crisis, the federal government has imposed a raft of new regulations and laws on business owners that, however well-meaning, have served to further strangle small business investment and add red tape to the process of running a business.
  • Ready-Set-Go! How SBA 504 Can Take Your Franchise to the Next Level

  • BoeFly technology webinar unlocks the credit box

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    BoeFly and the IFA join together to expand credit access

    BoeFly and the IFA have entered into a strategic alliance to expand credit access to franchisees. Franchise lending has steadily increased over the last 12 months, according to the new monthly Franchise Lending Index from the IFA and BoeFly. The Index was announced today at the Small Business Lending Summit, a meeting of franchising, finance and policy leaders.
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Since the economic downturn in late 2008, banks have been inaccurately portrayed as hoarding cash, cutting off small-business lending and turning their backs on loyal customers. This misperception ignores the simple fact that banks are in the business of lending. Read more

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The National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL), the premier organization for SBA lending leaders, will host a much-anticipated annual conference Oct. 25-27 in Huntington Beach, CA, including franchise lenders, franchise leaders, and policy makers.

Conference sessions will explore current SBA lending industry news, including new policies, updates on puzzling processing requirements (e.g., debt refinancing, seller equity), the impact of increased delegation in the ‘new normal’, and secondary market initiatives, including the 504 First Mortgage Pool Guarantee Program, and hear directly from the SBA Office of Inspector General audit division about common underwriting issues and future plans. Find out more

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