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How to Open Your Own Fitness Business

Have Entrepreneurial Dreams? Watch These 11 Industries in 2019

Beyond Opening Day: Support Services to Help Your Business Grow

How Will Tax Reform Affect Small Businesses in 2019

How to Avoid Cash Flow Problems for Your Small Business

How to Handle Hidden Costs of First-Year Businesses

Entrepreneurial Dilemma: Do I Have Enough Money to Start My Own Business?

How Franchising Helps Women Achieve a Better Work/Life Balance

How Much Will You Need to Fund a Franchise Purchase?

How to Research a Franchise Opportunity

Can Women Get SBA Loans to Finance a Franchise Opportunity?

Women In Business: Is Franchising in Your Future?

Top States for Minority Entrepreneurs for 2019

Should You Be Certified as a Minority-Owned Business?

Financing a Minority-Owned Franchise: 5 Avenues to Explore

American Minority Business Ownership: A Look at the Stats

Exploring Challenges and Opportunities for Minority Business Owners in 2019

Funding and Beyond: The Strategic Benefits of Partnering with Benetrends

4 Business Roadmap Types to Help You Scale Strategically

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

Why Business Planning Does Not End with Your Business Plan

Top Business Planning Tools for 2019, Rated and Reviewed

Is Your 2019 Business Budget Realistic?

What Every Entrepreneur Should Know about Intellectual Property Rights

2019 Small Business Marketing: Where to Start

8 Best Books for Entrepreneurs in 2019

Entrepreneur's Startup Success Guide for 2019

How to Fund Online Business Growth

Outside the Box: How to Buy an Existing Online Business

Top 7 Online Businesses for Entrepreneurs for 2019

EBay, Etsy, Amazon, or Your Own Website? A Look at the Pros and Cons

E-Commerce 101: How to Start an Online Business

3 Innovative Ways to Use the Rainmaker Plan to Grow Your Business

Are There Restrictions on How to Use ROBS Funding for Your Business?

Can You Use 401(k) Funds from Your Current Employer to Start a Business?

Small Business Saturday: It's Impact and Why to Celebrate

Can You Use Any Type of Retirement Plan for ROBS Funding?

So You Want to Use Your 401(k) to Start a Business...

Is 401(k)/IRA Business Funding Right for You?

Business Funding and Retirement 101: ROBs or Self-Directed IRA?

Small Business Funding:  Traditional 401(k) Loan or ROBS?

8 Reasons to Use Your 401(k) to Fund Your New Business

ROBS: The Best-Kept Secret for Funding Your Dream Business

How to Match Your Skills and Interests to Business Opportunities

Sharpen These 8 Skills for Startup Success

Entrance Strategy: What Is the Best Age to Become an Entrepreneur?

6 Entrepreneurial Myths to Ditch Today

A 9-Step Guide: Quitting Your Job to Become an Entrepreneur

Ageism Denied: 5 Reasons Senior-Run Startups Succeed

Elderly Motivation: Top TED Talks to Inspire Senior Entrepreneurs

How Does Ageism Affect Older Entrepreneurs?

7 Top Tips for Senior Women Entrepreneurs

The Senior Startup: Tales from the Second Act

8 Tech Tools Your Small Business Needs to Scale

Build a Better Business with Your Marketing Tool Kit

How to Attract Great Employees to Your Small Business

Hire Employees or Outsource? How to Staff Your Business

Get Up and Grow: The Small Business Guide to Expansion

4 Top Resources for Native American Entrepreneurs

Immigrant Entrepreneurs and the American Dream: Where We Are Now

Examining the Surprising Age-Shift in American Entrepreneurship

Fed Hikes Rates for Second Time in 2018!

Women Entrepreneurs Then and Now: A Twenty-Year Perspective on Funding

Exploring the State of American Entrepreneurship: A Look at the Stats

Finding Funding for Buying an Existing Business

Common Challenges to Buying an Existing Business

Pros and Cons of Buying an Existing Business

What to Evaluate Before Buying an Existing Business

The Impact of Peer Councils on the Business Owner

Buying an Existing Business: 12 Factors to Consider

Best Places to Start a New Business in 2018

Exploring the State of Small Business Credit

National Small Business Week: Honoring and Educating Entrepreneurs

7 Ways to Manage Your Business Cash Flow Wisely

Benetrends Client Spotlight: The Branham Family - Reindeer Shuttle

How to Build Your Business Budget

5 Legal Questions to Ask Before You Start a Business

From WANTrepreneur to Entrepreneur: The Essential To-Do List

Should You Go Into Debt to Start a Business?

What Is the Outlook for Entrepreneurs in Low-Income Areas?

Rainmaker Roundup March 2018: Client Wins

Should You Register Your Business as a Women-Owned Business?

Top 5 States for Entrepreneurs

Small Business Funding By the Numbers: What Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Pros and Cons of Franchise Ownership in 2018

7 Top Small Business Funding Strategies for 2018

8 Great Reasons to Start Your Own Business in 2018

Top Challenges for Entrepreneurs in 2018

4 Top Industries for Entrepreneurs in 2018 (+ Top States to Set Up Shop!)

Grow your Business like Code Ninjas - with a 'Black Belt' Funding Partner

Benetrends Client Spotlight: Joy Patton & Dwright Fowler-Davis, The UPS Store

7 Things Millennial Small Business Owners Should Know

8 Things Every 50+ Entrepreneur Should Know

4 Things Minority Small Business Owners Should Know

6 Things Women Entrepreneurs Should Know

How will the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act Affect ROBS?

Small Business Start-Ups: 20 Things Every New Owner Should Know

Pros and Cons of Using Home Equity to Fund Your Small Business

What Is the Difference Between Venture Capital and Angel Investors?

Should You Use Credit Cards to Fund Your Startup?

Should You Try Crowdfunding for Your Small Business?

From Business Concept to Funding: Why Successful Entrepreneurs Think Differently

Rainmaker Roundup-November 2017: How will changes to the SBA's Standard Operating Procedures affect you in 2018?

Exploring Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Female Veterans

7 Small Business Funding Options for Veterans

Veteran-Owned Business by the Numbers

9 Top Industries for Veteran Entrepreneurs

From Selfless Service to Entrepreneurial Success: What Veterans Bring to Business

8 Growth Strategies for New Businesses

9 Smart Ways Entrepreneurs Reduce Overhead for New Businesses

How Entrepreneurs Solve First-Year Cash Flow Issues

Forecasting First-Year Business Expenses and Establishing a Revenue Stream

Financing Your Future: 8 Challenges for the Entrepreneur

Increase Buying Power and Cut Credit Card Processing Costs

Covering the Insurance Needs of Your New Business

What Type of Retirement Plan Should You Offer Your Employees?

Why You Should Offer a Retirement Plan

Rainmaker Roundup-September 2017: Couldn’t I just get an SBA loan from my bank?

The Advantages Outsourcing and Support Services for your Business

Top Questions from Entrepreneurs Part Four: Can I Use My 401(k) to Start a Business?

Top Questions from Entrepreneurs Part Three: How Should I Structure My Business?

Top Questions from Entrepreneurs Part Two: How Much Money Do I Need to Start a Business?

Top Questions From Entrepreneurs Part One: Do I Have What It Takes to Start a Business?

Top 20 Web Resources for Business Newbies

Expert Interview Series: Dequiana Jackson of About Women Entrepreneurs & Succeeding in Small Business

6 Ways to Overcome the Challenges That Face Women Entrepreneurs in 2017

How Women Entrepreneurs Can Bypass Gender Bias in Small Business Funding

The Essential Checklist of Business Lending Options for Women

5 Reasons the World Needs More Women Entrepreneurs

Expert Interview Series: Jeremy Durant of Bop Design on Marketing for Small Business

Benetrends Client Spotlight: William & Katherine Carter - The Canyon Villa

Expert Interview Series: Heather Clark of Video Brewery on Using Visual Marketing for Your Business

8 Amazing Women to Inspire Your Entrepreneurial Journey

Expert Interview Series: Barry Moltz of the Shafran Moltz Group On How to "Unstick" Businesses

The Meteoric Rise of the Female Entrepreneur

Radio Interview: Top Trends in Franchise Funding Solutions

Funding Your Franchise: What to Expect

Expert Interview Series: Blaine Bertsch of Dryrun About Small Business Funding, Forecasting, and Cash Flow

Why Investment in a Franchise Is About More than Money

Benetrends Client Spotlight: Rick McVey - Dilly Lily

Exceeding Clients’ Expectations – it starts with Customer Service

8 Reasons Buying a Franchise Makes Sense (and Dollars)

Expert Interview Series: Sean Low of The Business of Being Creative About Starting, Managing, and Funding a Creative Business

The Buyer's Guide to Franchise Opportunities

Will You Have Enough Retirement Savings to Last?

Making the Leap: 7 Traits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

SBA Loan Rates on the rise in 2017

Top Reasons Laid Off Workers Make the Best Entrepreneurs

Finding Small Business Financing

World of Beer names Benetrends Financial 2016 "Supplier of the Year"

4 Entrepreneurial Examples to Inspire Your Move from Corporate America

Escaping the Cube:  Why, When, and How Workers Leave Corporate America to Pursue Entrepreneurial Ambitions

How to Use Your 401(k) for Small Business Funding

SBA Rescinds Rebranding Efforts: 7(a) and 504 Loans Return

The Beauty and Benefits of a Good Business Plan

How and Why Smart Market Research Leads to Small Business Success

The Entrepreneur's Quick Guide to Successful Startups

The Insecurity of Job Security: Why Business Ownership May Be the Best Option

Calculating the Costs of a Small Business Startup: Tips for Getting Started

5 Things Every Budding Entrepreneur Should Know

Changes Coming To SBA In 2017

Need to Borrow Money For Your New Business? An Alternative to “Family Funding”

Rebranding the 7(a) and 504 Loan Program Names

Turn your Thrift Savings Plan into a Thriving Small Business

[Video] Franchisors: The Secret to Growing Your Franchise

The Importance of Pre-Qualification When Seeking Franchise Funding

What do our competitors say about our plan?

Radio Interview with Dallas Kerley on Franchise Funding

Benetrends Named Gold Award Winner for Franchising Gives Back Awards

Do’s and Don’ts of Getting Funding for a Small Business or Franchise Opportunity

Franchise Financing: The Experts Weigh In (Hand & Stone)

Looking for a Small Business? Consider a Delivery Route!

Client Successes: Rainmakers in the News

Benetrends Client Spotlight: Wendi/Bruce Davison - Arnold Black Bear Inn

Is An SBA Loan The Right Option To Fund Your Business?

The Pros & Cons Of Using Retirement Funds To Start A Business

Are you Ready for an Encore? A Quick Look at Encore Entrepreneurs

NOW is the best time to own a small business, according to new poll

How To Use Your Retirement Funds To Purchase A Business [An Infographic]

Clients in News: Roundup

Top Questions to Ask when Choosing a 401(k)/IRA Business Funding Company

Top Questions to Ask when Choosing a 401(k)/IRA Business Funding Company

Visit us at the Franchise Expo South

Small Business Funding: 2015 Year in Review

Clients in News: Roundup

Make your Nominations for the 2016 National Small Business Week Awards

Exclusive Interview with Benetrends Chief Development Officer, Dallas Kerley.

Benetrends Client Spotlight: Perry Grot Enterprises - Phenix Salon Suites

Emerging Franchisor Conference: Benetrends President/CEO, Rocco Fiorentino Moderating the General Session

Dallas Kerley Presenting at the West Coast Franchise Expo

We Celebrate our Benetrends Veterans!

Business Brokers: Benefits of Using a Rainmaker Rollover Plan as Part of the Funding Strategy for a Business Acquisition.

National Veterans Small Business Week: November 2-6, 2015

The Power of Business/Franchise Ownership in Times of Job and Wage Insecurity

Leased Employees and their Impact on Rainmaker Plans

Benetrends Gives Back: Camp Little Rock 2015

Benetrends Client Spotlight: Hans & Andrea Mulder - Obertal Inn

Benetrends Client Spotlight : Craig & Nancy Ferger - Pizza Ranch

SBA Annual Lending Cap Increased by Congress - Shutdown Crisis Over

Considering Franchise Ownership? Free pass to join us at the Largest Franchise Expo in the Country...

Benetrends Client Spotlight: Yvette Dewar - FocalPoint Coaching

Finding Your Window of Opportunity to Start a Business

Beach Sweeps 2015

ROBS are NOT Self-Directed IRAs: Why its Important to Know the Difference

Thanks for the Thanks

Benetrends President and CEO, Rocco Fiorentino to Moderate Franchise Development Seminar in Washington, D.C.

Benetrends Client Spotlight: Julie Fisher - Bow Wow Resort

Benetrends Client Spotlight : Barry Kornspan - WSI No Limit, Inc.

Saluting Our Active and Veteran Military Small Business Owners

A Success Story: Small Business Finds Its Niche In A $50 Billion Dollar Pet Market.

Using Your Retirement Money To Start A Business Can Be A Very Smart Strategy

The Truth About Opening Your Own Business

Personal Credit Rating And The Five C's Of Credit

The Facts Are In: Entrepreneurs Are Creating Jobs Faster Than The Rest Of The Economy

Tax Breaks For Small Business In Fiscal Cliff Deal - America's 28 Million Small Businesses

SBA Changes Definition Of Small Business

Multi-Unit Franchising - As an Expansion Strategy

Franchising World - Benetrends and St. Gregory Development Group

Benetrends Welcomes Mona Janes as Senior Sales Consultant

Benetrends President and CEO, Rocco Fiorentino, Facilitates at the Emerging Franchisor Conference.

Benetrends Client Spotlight: Paula Lewis - Junkluggers

Your Military Training Prepared You to Operate a Franchise

Benetrends Reaches a Milestone Creating Over 85,000 Jobs in America with $4 Billion in Retirement Assets Invested in Americas Small Businesses Owners

$23.7 Trillion To Help Franchisors Grow

Great News for Veterans: SBA Extends Fee Relief for Business Loans

How to Secure SBA Financing for a Franchise Faster and Easier

Celebrate National Small Business Week May 4-8, 2015

Benetrends President/CEO to Facilitate Session at Multi-Unit Franchising Conference

Franchisors and brokers: Dont Settle for Partial Pre-Qualification for your Candidates (A Brief Infographic)

Not all ROBS companies are the same

Benetrends President/CEO Presenting at IFA Franchise Business Network

Inc. Radio: Find Business Funding With Benetrends

Tips for Financing your Business

Funding Trivia: Test Your Knowledge!

2015: A Great Year To Start Or Grow A Franchise

Inc. Radio: Interview With Rocco Fiorentino On How To Start A Business

2015 IFA Convention Recap Plus Our New Video Debut

Small Business Funding: Where Do I Get The Answers?

Small Business Entrepreneurs Get Funding Answers Through Our Webinar!

Emerging Franchisor Conference: Benetrends President/CEO, Rocco Fiorentino Moderating the General Session

Benetrends President and CEO, Rocco Fiorentino to Moderate Franchise Development Seminar in Washington, D.C.

Benetrends President/CEO to Facilitate Session at Multi-Unit Franchising Conference

Wishing You A Happy Holiday!

Ways Small-Business Owners Can Celebrate Veterans Day

VetFran Webinar: Franchise Finance for Veterans

ROBS Provide Value To Aspiring Business Owners

Retiring To Grow: Benetrends CEO On How Franchisees Can Finance Growth

Quote of the Week: Success 3 Lessons in Leadership from Baseball

Quote Of The Week: Achievement

Private Label Insurance Programs

Prepare To Grow Your Business: 5 Things You Can Do This Week

Insuring Your Success ??? Ensuring Franchisees Are Properly Covered

How will the Government Shutdown Affect SBA Loans?

How To Use Your Retirement Funds (401(k), IRA) To Start A Business

Has Lending Improved?

Feature Franchise: Tutor Doctor

Feature Franchise: Sport Clips

Feature Franchise: PuroClean

Feature Franchise: Menchies

Feature Franchise: Kiddie Academy

Everything You Need to Know About Insurance

Empowering Entrepreneurs Panel Of Experts

Do existing businesses have more financing alternatives than start-ups?

Did You Know You Can Use Your Retirement Savings To Start A Business, Tax Deferred And Penalty Free?

Building First-Class Programs for Multi-Unit Franchise Growth

Benetrends Client Spotlight: Glory Galucci - Any Lab Test Now

Benetrends Announces Sport Clips Haircuts As The Most Recent Franchise To Participate In Proprietary $100 Million Fund

5 Essential Characteristics of the Entrepreneurial Mind

What is the most common type of loan for purchasing a franchise?

Voice America Radio: Interview With Dallas Kerley- Small Business Funding Strategies

The Senior Franchise Boom

"The Price Of Business," An Interview With Dallas Kerley On Funding Options From The Franchise Expo South

Sell Your Way

Get the Start-up Capital you need with 401k Rollover Funding

Funding Options For Franchises

Feature Franchise: Title Boxing

Benetrends Client Spotlight: Rich Miller - Muscle Maker Grill

2014 Philadelphia SmartCEO Future 50 Awards

12 Motivational Quotes For 2014

International Franchise Association Visits Benetrends

Endeavour to Succeed- Capt. Mark Kelly and CEO Rocco Fiorentino share the stage.

Small Businesses And Data Breaches: What You Need To Know Now About Cyber Liability Insurance

Volunteering With Ultimate Cruise Experience (UCE)

You Came To The Right Place.

Unlock The Necessary Funds Required For An SBA Loan

Trends In Franchisee Financing RADIO Interview

Top 3 Merchant Cash Advance Tips

Tips For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Timeless Insights From The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People

This Segment of Small Business Owners is Flourishing

Post Your Photo To Facebook For A Chance To Win!

International Franchise Expo 2012: Connecting Entrepreneurs With The Right Franchise

How Exit Strategy Programs Are Designed--

Funding a Franchise: Why Crowdfunding is Not Your Best Option

Formal Introduction Of Single Source Funding Enthusiastically Received By Franchisors Of All Sizes At IFA 2011.

Financing Strategies for Multi-Unit Operators

Dan Dennis Named Small Business Person Of The Year

Benetrends Rainmaker Plan - 401(k)/IRA Business Funding

Benetrends, Inc. And SCORE Partner To Provide Alternative Financing And Savings Options For Small Business.

Benetrends Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Benetrends Appoints Wendy Skemer As Senior Consultant

Benetrends Appoints Rocco Fiorentino, CFE as CEO

Benefits of Merchant Cash Advance

Assessing the Impact of Health Care Reform on New Businesses

Another Happy Client

A Veterans Day Message -3 tips for Veterans interested in starting their own business

5 Tips To Improve Your Credit Score Now For Better Business Loans


2013 Cost-Of-Living Adjustments

2012 Small Business SCORE Awards Winners

What Would The World Be Like Without Entrepreneurs?

The Small Loan Advantage Program

The Entrepreneurship Story of Benetrends President/CEO

The Demand for Franchise Funding is Up and Banks Will Increase Lending by 10%

Tax Deferred Investing - How to use your tax deferred investments to start or purchase a business.

Small BusinessTax Credit

SBA Loans Decreasing AND Increasing?

SBA Launches Operation Boots To Business For Veterans

Returning Vet? Consider Opening A Franchise.

Retirement Plan Documents

Recent Self Directed IRA Tax Court Case Peek Vs. Commissioner, 140 T.C. No. 12 (May 9, 2013)

Quote of the Week: Leadership

How To Use 401(k) Funds To Start A Business

How To Shorten The Sales Cycle

Girls Just Want To Have Funds!

Ensuring status as an Employee

Dispelling Current Myths in Franchise Funding

Clients In The News: Roundup

Benetrends Would Like To Wish You And Your Family The Very Best This Holiday Season!

Benetrends Leading a Financial/Lending Summit at the 2014 Emerging Franchisor Conference

Camp Out For Hunger 2013

The Importance of a Business Plan

Benetrends Client Spotlight: William Cavalier - Gaetano's Steaks

Why Wait For Retirement? Make Your Retirement Funds Work For You Today?

Benetrends Volunteer Day with Manna on Main Street

Benetrends Volunteer Day with Beach Sweeps

Benetrends Named Best Places to Work 2013

Benetrends Volunteer Day at Cradles to Crayons

BenetrendsClient Spotlight: David Schahin - Flow Components USA

Benetrends Client Spotlight: Denise Vizzini - Hand & Stone

ASBDC Network Connection And Benetrends Unite For Free Webinar!

Franchisee Credit Access Increased in January and Year Over Year: IFA/BoeFly Franchise Lending Index

New Year, New Business: How to Start it Right

Camp Out For Hunger

Small Business Saturday

Committed To Community Service And Volunteering

QE 2 Systems, Inc. Finds Success With Benetrends

Rocco N. Fiorentino wins The American Foundation For The Blind's (AFB) Prestigious 2012 Helen Keller Achievement Award

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