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Funding a Franchise: Why Crowdfunding is Not Your Best Option

Funding a Franchise: Why Crowdfunding is Not Your Best Option

By: Dallas Kerley, Chief Development Officer, Benetrends

Crowdfunding has been a growing buzzword among entrepreneurs for several years. In fact, platforms like Kickstarter continue to gain media attention — especially with recent successes such as the Reading Rainbow campaign that quickly went viral. With all the hype around such hugely successfully campaigns that have raised millions of dollars in a short amount of time, it’s worth asking the question: Is it right for franchisees?

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in 401(k), Entrepreneurs, 401k/IRA business funding, franchise, franchise financing, franchise funding, General, SBA, sba business, Benetrends, business start up loans, business startup, entrepreneur, financing for business, financing startup business, franchise loan

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

Entrepreneurs can leverage 401(k) Funds to start a business with no IRS penalties

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in research, 401k/IRA business funding, Benetrends, entrepreneur, franchise loan, small business loans, start up loans

Benetrends Appoints Wendy Skemer As Senior Consultant

Benetrends Welcomes Wendy Skemer as a Senior Sales Consultants.

We are thrilled to add a sales professional with Wendy’s knowledge of the industry to our team. Her experience will be an immediate value to us given the market demand for our lending products. We continue to make significant hires and bolster our service platform and are thrilled to have exceptional professionals like Wendy on board.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in General, Senior Sales Consultant, Benetrends, Company

Benetrends Appoints Rocco Fiorentino, CFE as CEO

Benetrends, a trusted leader in Franchise and small business financing for over 30 years, announces the appointment of Rocco Fiorentino, CFE as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Fiorentino brings more than 25 years of Franchise Industry experience to his new role.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in General, Rocco Fiorentino, Benetrends, CEO, franchisors, International Franchise Association, small business financing

Benefits of Merchant Cash Advance

Benetrends provides working capital to help you run your business, whether expanding your business or purchasing inventory - you can use the money for any business purpose.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in General, Benefits of Merchant Cash Advance, Benetrends, credit card sales

Assessing the Impact of Health Care Reform on New Businesses

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in General, group health plans, self-employed, small businesses, Benetrends, Health Care Reform, health insurance coverage, Insurance, New Businesses

Another Happy Client


Dear Benetrends,

Thank you. I appreciate everything you and John Feast have done for us. This has been an incredibly "eventful" endeavor thus far. However, we have had nothing but a perfect experience with you and John and the folks over at Benetrends also.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in Success Stories, Benetrends Client Spotlight, Entrepreneurs, Benetrends, small business dreams

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

With respect for and in recognition of the contributions our service members have made to the cause of peace and freedom around the world, the Congress has provided that November 11 of each year shall be set aside as a legal public holiday to honor our Nations Veterans. However, this year, Veterans Day is observed on Monday, November 12, 2012.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in General, Patriot Express loan, Benetrends, SBA lending program, start-up business loans, veterans, VetFran

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

Credit scores, including credit history, are one of the primary factors in obtaining the best SBA loan offers and terms. Every small business can benefit from tips to improve credit scores.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in General, Benetrends, Business credit, credit history, Credit scores, sba loan


Should I choose a 401(k) or Profit Sharing Plan


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| Author Benetrends, tagged in 401(k), FICA, General, Medicare taxes, Profit Sharing Plan, 401(k) contributions, Benetrends, employee contributions, new business
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