2019 Small Business Market: Uncertainty Creates Opportunity and Risk – Part 2

Presentation - we show you the numbers

This is Part 2 of the Small Business (Sales) Market Place 2019 Top Performing Markets by Sales Among cities with at least 50 transactions, Richmond, VA saw the biggest increase in activity, with 53 percent more businesses changing hands. Other cities that experienced a notable increase in 2019 transactions include Baltimore […]

Small Business Sales Slow Slightly as Tariffs, 2020 Election Foster Uncertainty

Selling a Business

From: BizBuySell A total of 2,454 small businesses were reported sold in the third quarter of 2019, an 8.6% decline compared to the same period last year according to the BizBuySell Insight Report, a nationally recognized economic indicator that aggregates statistics from business-for-sale transactions reported by participating business brokers nationwide. This […]

Show me the money!! 6 Ways to Finance Your Business.

Fancaning is Knowing where to and who to ask for the money

Here’s a quick review of the most popular ways businesses get financed: Savings The first and most obvious option is to look at your (non-retirement) savings. If you have mutual funds and other liquid investments, you can liquidate (taxes will be incurred) and apply towards your franchise. Many people feel more secure investing in […]

The G.A.I.N.S. Approach By: BNI Staff

BNI Networking Training G.A.I.N.S.

So often, people are frustrated about not getting more business referred to them. After all, they say, isn’t that what business networking is all about? What many of these people don’t seem to realize, however, is that they need to actively share information about themselves with the right people before they […]

The Problem Older Women Face in the Workplace

As you get older finding a job isn't easy

by Alan Goldberg, Fran-Link Franchise Advisory & Consulting Group The spotlight on women in the workplace seems to be brighter than ever these days. With female college graduates surpassing male graduates consistently for over 30 years, you would think that the trend would lead to an increase of women in leadership positions and […]

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Life changes are liberating!

by Alan Goldberg, Fran-Link Franchise Advisory & Consulting Group and edited by Steve Whitehill That’s the question often reserved for bright-eyed and green-behind-the-ears recent college graduates during their first job interview. But for the rest of us who have been working for most of our lives, when was the last time you were […]