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Can Women Get SBA Loans to Finance a Franchise Opportunity?

Women looking to buy a franchise can leverage government-sponsored programs to provide for start-up funding. While these programs can provide some assistance to get a franchise up and running, many female entrepreneurs find they need additional financing options to meet their start-up needs.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in 401(k) Rollover Funding, 401(k) plan, sba loan, women entrepreneurs, ROBS Funding, women owned business, women in franchising
 

Women In Business: Is Franchising in Your Future?

While women franchise owners have been an often overlooked sector of the small business economy, recent signs point toward positive opportunities, growth, and resources available for female entrepreneurs.

Here is a closer look at some of the trends and what still needs to change to give women small business owners a seat at the franchise table

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in small business loans for women, women entrepreneurs, women owned business, women in franchising
 

Top States for Minority Entrepreneurs for 2019

If you are considering launching a minority-owned business, it is helpful to understand which cities and states are the top considerations for like-minded entrepreneurs.

As seen in the recent post, Exploring Challenges and Opportunities for Minority Business Owners in 2019, there are real possibilities for minority business owners to thrive today. Here is a closer look at the top cities and top states for minority entrepreneurs in 2019.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in small business funding, minority small business ownership, financing for minority businesses, 2019
 

Should You Be Certified as a Minority-Owned Business?

For minority entrepreneurs, the opportunities are out there to start and build businesses that can thrive. As seen in the recent post, Exploring Challenges and Opportunities for Minority Business Owners in 2019, there are a growing number of minority-owned businesses across the United States.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in business startups, minority small business ownership, financing for minority businesses
 

Financing a Minority-Owned Franchise: 5 Avenues to Explore

A new study shows a remarkable increase in the number of minority-owned franchises in the United States. If you are an entrepreneur considering opening a franchise business, the data shows the opportunity for business ownership.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in 401(k) plan, minority small business ownership, financing for minority businesses
 

American Minority Business Ownership: A Look at the Stats

Data from multiple sources yields good news when it comes to business ownership. The number of minority-owned businesses in the United States is on the rise. That is good news for those thinking of starting their own business.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in ROBS Funding, minority small business ownership, financing for minority businesses
 

Exploring Challenges and Opportunities for Minority Business Owners in 2019

Minority business owners face the same challenges as other entrepreneurs – developing a sound business plan, understanding the market and competition, and creating products and services that customers need. However, for many minority business owners, there are additional complexities, challenges … and opportunities ahead in 2019.

When exploring challenges and opportunities for minority business owners in 2019, several issues are evident. Minority entrepreneurs face racism, difficulty in securing funding, and a lack of social capital on which to draw.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in ROBS Funding, minority small business ownership, financing for minority businesses
 

Funding and Beyond: The Strategic Benefits of Partnering with Benetrends

Benetrends understands entrepreneurs. For decades, we have worked closely with business owners to help them fulfill their ambitions. 

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in small business funding options, ROBS Funding, business services
 

4 Business Roadmap Types to Help You Scale Strategically

Business roadmaps help chart a strategic path for your business and are a valuable complement to your business plan. With a business roadmap, you can quickly compare actual results against your assumptions and make adjustments to improve operations and profits.

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| Author Molly Klein, tagged in small business funding strategies, Success strategies, business opportunities
 

What Is a Business Roadmap and Why Do You Need One?

Creating your business plan is a powerful process, designed to get you to think deeply about how your business will function, attract investors and customers, and become successful. Yet the business plan does not tell you every path to take, the twists and turns needed to get where you want to go or how to make sure you do not get lost.

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| Author Molly Klein, tagged in business growth strategy
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