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How to Buy a Franchise Restaurant - NerdWallet

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Franchise eateries are one of the most ubiquitous types of businesses in the United States. Go to almost any town in the country and you're likely to find a McDonald's, Dunkin', Domino's, or some other familiar establishment. Of the nearly 661,000 restaurants in the United States, roughly 308,000 of them are considered franchises (46%). In other words, buying a franchise restaurant is one of the most popular paths to business ownership. However, the process of buying a franchise restaurant is anything but easy. That's why we created this guide—to show you all the steps you'll need to take to buy a franchise restaurant. We'll explain the pros and cons, how much it could cost you, and the steps you'll need to take to become a franchise restaurant owner. But first, let's start with an explanation of how franchise restaurants work. How does a franchise restaurant work? Franchises are highly replicable businesses that have

Women-owned businesses seek a path to recovery - WPXI Pittsburgh

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WASHINGTON, DC — Many women-owned businesses were severely impacted by the COVDI-19 pandemic — with some forced to shut their doors for good. There's now a push for more to be done to help those business owners. Before the pandemic, the number of women-owned businesses was growing. Congress is looking at ways to reverse the decline we've seen over the last year. "We amplify that women are the backbone of our families and our homes, and that women-led small businesses and enterprises collectively are the backbone of our communities," said Ayris Scales, CEO of Walker's Legacy Foundation. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill talked about the challenges many women-owned businesses have faced — among them, access to funding. "Women only receive 4% of all commercial loan dollars, and fewer than one in three loan applications for women-owned firms were approved," said Tammy Williams, president of Envision2bWell. Female business leaders urged Congress to push

S. Korea's current account surplus with China narrows in 2020 - Yonhap News

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SEOUL, June 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's current account surplus with China narrowed in 2020 from a year earlier as travel demand plunged due to the COVID-19 pandemic, central bank data showed Tuesday. South Korea posted a current account surplus of US$16.97 billion with China in 2020, compared with a $25.96 billion surplus in 2019, according to the data from the Bank of Korea (BOK). South Korea's current account surplus with the United States widened to $33.16 billion in 2020, compared with a surplus of $19.11 billion in 2019, the BOK said. The rise in the current account surplus with the U.S. came as imports of crude oil and raw materials declined last year, the BOK said. South Korea's exports fell 5.4 percent in 2020 from the previous year amid the pandemic, but the decline was partially cushioned by the latest recovery in the outbound shipments of chips. Outbound shipments came to $512.8 billion last year, and imports moved do

US SBA Issues Interim Rule Offers Relief to Certain 8a BD Companies - The National Law Review

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US SBA Issues Interim Rule Offers Relief to Certain 8a BD Companies - The National Law Review US SBA Issues Interim Rule Offers Relief to Certain 8a BD Companies - The National Law Review Posted: 21 Jan 2021 12:00 AM PST Thursday, January 21, 2021 Many small businesses in the US have suffered severe economic hardships due to the global pandemic, but there is now some relief available to a subset of small businesses. The US Small Business Administration (SBA) issued an  interim rule  effective January 13, 2021, amending the regulations governing the 8(a) Business Development (BD) program to implement the provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Appropriations Act) 1  and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA 2021). 2  Section 330 of the Appropriations Act requires the SBA to ensure any small business concern participating in the 8(a) BD program on or before September 9, 2020, has the

Small Business Loans Massachusetts - Nav

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Small Business Loans Massachusetts - Nav Small Business Loans Massachusetts - Nav The Future Of Small Business Lending: Fintech 50 2021 - Forbes FICO Partners with Leading National Small Business Organizations to Empower Entrepreneurs with Credit Education - PRNewswire Small Business Loans Massachusetts - Nav Posted: 21 Jun 2021 07:37 AM PDT With Massachusetts small businesses accounting for 1.5 million of the state's employees , it's clear: Massachusetts entrepreneurs are a force to be reckoned with! But that doesn't mean they don't sometimes need a little assistance. Whether it's to launch a new business or grow an existing one, small business financing can provide the aid they need. How a Small Business Loan Can Help Your Massachusetts Small Business Small business owners sometimes struggle unnecessarily during challenging times. They assume they have to bootstrap and are reluctant to take on

Troy awards $300K in small business grants - Troy Record

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Troy awards $300K in small business grants - Troy Record Troy awards $300K in small business grants - Troy Record Check out these great Prime Day 2021 deals from small businesses - CNN Campaign encourages residents to support small business - New Canaan Advertiser Small Business 101: How to Start, Grow, and Thrive (Parts 3 and 4) - easthartfordct.gov Are There Privacy Laws that Apply to Your (Small) Business? - Woburn Daily Times Troy awards $300K in small business grants - Troy Record Posted: 21 Jun 2021 07:30 AM PDT TROY, N.Y. — Troy Mayor Patrick Madden recently announced grant awards for 30 small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The city is awarding $300,000 in grants as part of its Troy Small Business Grant Program, a program administered by the Community Loan Fund in partnership with the City of Troy. "While significant progress has been made to reopen our economy through vaccinations