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Small Business Optimism Remains At Record Highs

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A strong economy continues to fuel record levels of optimism among small business owners, according to the latest survey by the National Federation of Independent Businesses, with high demand for hiring stated as the No. 1 concern. The NFIB Small Business Optimism index came in at 104.4 in December, virtually unchanged at -0.4 less than November’s record high. “Optimism among small business...

Entrepreneurs’ Optimism Shifts into High Gear As Investment Interest in High-End Franchises Doubles

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Atlanta, GA – (October 15, 2015) – A surge in high-dollar franchise investment inquiries signals growing optimism among entrepreneurs, as small-business owners and prospects look ahead to growth in the U.S. economy. Interest in franchises requiring more than $100,000 has nearly doubled over the past two years, and interest in $250,000+ businesses has tripled, according to the latest...

Franchises Add 38k Jobs in Dec., Outpacing Broader Economy

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U.S. private-sector franchise jobs increased by 38,000 during the month of December, growing faster than the rest of the economy. with restaurants doubling the number of new The ADP National Franchise Report, drawn from payroll data, also saw restaurant franchises add twice as many jobs as the previous month. “At 3.4% for 2014, franchise job growth was notably stronger than the U.S. total private...

Economic Climate Strong for Franchise Investment As Year Draws to a Close

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The U.S. economy continued to log strong gains this month, painting a picture of growth amid positive signs for small-business and franchise investment in the new year. Topping the list of franchise news is the big picture for the U.S. economy, which accelerated to its highest pace of growth in the past 11 years during the third quarter. The Commerce Department revised its earlier reading...

Economy Surges As Consumer Confidence, GDP Beat Expectations

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The economic outlook surged this week, with consumer confidence and the gross national product both leaping forward. And while personal spending slowed last month, personal income and consumer savings are on the rise. All are positive signs for the economy in general, and all bode well for growth in franchising and small businesses. Consumer confidence rose in October to a seven-year high as...

Mobile Internet Kickstarts Small-Business Growth — 54% of Franchise Leads Start With Phones, Tablets and Apps

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Atlanta, GA – (October 16, 2014) – Small-business owners and entrepreneurs are mobilizing – literally – to invest in new franchise opportunities as the U.S. economy enters a post-recession growth phase. They are “mobilizing” online, using smartphones and tablets to search for franchise investment opportunities through mobile websites and apps. More than half of franchise...

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