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National Small Business Week: Honoring and Educating Entrepreneurs


This week is National Small Business Week. The initiative is organized by the Small Business Administration (SBA), a government agency that focuses on providing support to current and aspiring business owners. Since 1963, the President of the United States has proclaimed the week as a celebration to honor the millions of entrepreneurs in the United States.

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| Author Chris Vazquez, tagged in sba business

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
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