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Small Businesses Explore Alternative Capital Sources in Light of Greater Demand for Growth A recent report by PNC Bank on the Economic Outlook for Small Businesses[1] in the U.S. pointed out that nearly half of business SMB owners in the country felt optimistic about the overall economic trends which explains why more of them are […]

Franchise Lending Becomes More Dependent on Better Brand Credit Info About 80% of small businesses want loans that are less than $500,000. It costs banks just as much to underwrite a million-dollar loan as it does a $100,000 loan.[1] Research from the Federal Reserve found that small business borrowers spend an average of 24 hours […]

“72.5 percent of people left their food service or hospitality gigs in 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Restaurants struggle to keep waitresses and cooks on staff, and the current low unemployment rate makes finding replacements a challenge.” “Apprentices will acquire nationally recognized credentials and be equipped to pursue a variety of management […]

From Senior Research Analyst, Ritwik Donde. 72.5 percent of people left their food service or hospitality gigs in 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Restaurants struggle to keep waitresses and cooks on staff, and the current low unemployment rate makes finding replacements a challenge. FRANdata has consistently maintained the view that low skilled […]

After a rough stretch of market volatility, the FRANdex just snapped its quarterly win streak that stretches back to 2016. FRANdex registered lower Q-o-Q returns (-2.99%) as compared to both the broader indices. S&P 500’s returns were down -1.64%, while Russell 2000’s by -2.43%. Click here to download the latest FRANdex.