[small-business-owners] Blog Posts


This Segment of Small Business Owners is Flourishing

What do these businesses have in common? Flickr, Build-a-Bear, Eventbrite, SlideShare. If you guessed they were all founded by women, you are correct.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in small business funding, franchise funding, General, small business loans for women, Small Business Owners, Benetrends, business start up loans, business startup, financing for business, financing startup business, small business, women entrepreneurs

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

Embrace the rain with the Benetrends Rainmaker Plan as your umbrella.

We know you understand the benefits of opening your own business. But what are the benefits of using the Rainmaker Plan to fund your new business? They’re simple and clear.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in 401k/IRA business funding, alternative ways to finance, General, rainmaker plan, Small Business Owners, Company

2013 Cost-Of-Living Adjustments

The Cost of Living Adjustment, or COLA, is pretty much what its name implies -- its the adjustment made to make sure your income stays current with the cost of living. The Internal Revenue Service announced cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pensions plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2013. In general, many of the pension plan limitations will change for 2013 because the increase in the cost-of-living index.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in 401(k) rollovers, General, retirement planning, Small Business Owners, Benetrends, business, Consumer Price Index, cost-of-living index, Internal Revenue Service, Len Fischer

The Small Loan Advantage Program

 The SLA program is a delivery vehicle for SBA guaranteed term loans. In June 2012, the SBA revised portions of the SLA program making the application process even easier, expanding the number of qualified lenders and increasing the loan cap from $250,000 to $350,000. Pre-screening tools and streamlined documentation enable lenders to offer faster and more cost-effective SBA 7(a) loans to business borrowers.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in sba loans, General, SBA 7(a) loans, Small Business Owners, Small Loan Advantage, Benetrends, SBA Specialists, U.S. Small Business Administration

The Entrepreneurship Story of Benetrends President/CEO

Benetrends President/CEO Rocco Fiorentino knows what its like to be an entrepreneur and franchise owner. His unique story and perspective on how (and why) he started on his path to entrepreneurship at a young age was featured in a recent interview with Executive Leaders Radio.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in Entrepreneurs, franchise, General, Rocco Fiorentino, Small Business Owners, Benetrends, Company, entrepreneur, leadership, small business
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