What FRANdata Thinks

SBA proposes to simplify eligibility criteria for franchises and distributorships/licensees by eliminating current principles for determining affiliation arising from management and control, franchise or license agreements, and identity of interest.  Instead, SBA proposes to streamline affiliation determinations based on ownership criteria. This development could lead to the Franchise Directory being shuttered in favor of a […]

Effective August 1, 2022, for any complete application received by SBA, or any request for an SBA loan number made under the lender’s delegated authority, the following maximum fixed interest rates apply – For loans of $25,000 and less, maximum allowable fixed rate = Prime + 8% (800 basis points) For loans of more than $25,000 […]

We clearly are seeing the impact of inflation as it increases operating costs across supply and labor inputs in 2022. Is there relief coming from this profit-eroding upward pressure? Small-business owners began signaling inflation concerns in the summer of 2021 and now it’s become a major concern. The most recent NFIB Small Business Economic Trends […]

We’ve had spectacular job growth in the past 2 years, yet the U.S. labor force is still about 1.8 million workers lower than at the start of the pandemic. Initially, many said the slow employment recovery was because of the Cares Act providing a safety net for many lower-wage employees who otherwise would have returned […]

FRANdata projects that franchise unit growth will rise 2.2% in 2022. While that doesn’t seem like a big percentage (and it is lower than 2021), it still represents about 17,000 new units. There are many economic factors influencing the appeal of franchising in the early stages of an economic recovery. The mood among franchise development […]


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