What We’re Reading

The Street: A lack of capital in an uncertain economy has made it increasingly difficult for franchisees to find sufficient funding. Not everyone loves the idea, but several franchises have taken the responsibility of financing in-house by helping franchisees through the lending process. — Laurie Kulikowski

Business Insider: A $13 billion fast food revolution is taking over India. With 60 percent of the Indian population currently under 30, it’s no mystery why both domestic and American brands like McDonald’s and Dunkin Donuts are aggressively expanding in India’s franchise-fertile economy. — Jason Overdorf

Market Watch: The Georgia Small Business Development Center has turned to franchising to help with Georgia’s joblessness. Funded by the Small Business Jobs Act, HR5297, FranNet consultants educated transitional corporate workers, retiring executives and returning veterans for businesses in the franchising industry.

What We’re Reading

Notes on what’s going on in the small business and franchising worlds.


Las Vegas Sun: Two tax breaks that small businesses got during the Recession are shrinking. The changes affect small business’ deductions for equipment. – Associated Press

PRNewswire: CRAL Franchise Development, Inc. joined the national VetFran program in order to offer financial incentives to veterans interested in franchise opportunities. – CRAL Franchise Development

Winston-Salem Journal: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts announces plans for expansion across the pond in the United Kingdom. – Richard Craver