Category: News

Somewhat buried in a recent SBA information notice footnote (5000-180007 Updated Lender Portal), was the announcement of new PARRiS flags which will closely monitor start-up loans, small loans, export loans, and loans to hotels. These SBA-issued new risk-monitoring rules are meant to help SBA determine whether to conduct a lender audit. The new PARRiS flags […]

On the rise of M&A activity in the mid-market franchise segment:  Franchising as a business model has always been about scale: taking a good concept and creating a great brand through the local owners acting as brand ambassadors. But as the top fills out for private equity investments, a more interesting trend is the rise […]

FRANdata’s own President, Edith Wiseman, was recently on Mind Your Business talking all things franchising, including the recent release of the Forbes Best & Worst Franchises of 2018. FRANdata worked on the best and worst franchise ranking for Forbes. Edith also answered questions from listeners of the show. This recording originally aired on Sirius XM Channel […]

On moving away from IPOs: 2014. A year when franchises were the poster child for initial public offerings in the United States. According to Renaissance Capital, 41 IPOs were set to happen in 2014 and it was considered the best year for IPO deals since the tech-stock boom of 2000. Read more here. In the […]

On Dining Concepts: “The retail space is at an interesting cross-road in recent times. While commercial rents are falling, there’s a rapid increase in number closures at anchor stores like Sears, Toys R Us and Kmart. This climate is forcing traditional sit-down dining concepts to come up with innovative ways to disassociate their topline from […]