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Franchise Business And Small Business News Roundup: May

Here’s what’s happening news-wise, in the world of franchising and small business for May. Feel free to pass these stories around!

The biggest news, and it’s close to my heart because it affects our military veterans, has to do with

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has just vowed to hire 25,000 veterans and spouses of active-duty military personnel over the next five years. This is huge! It’s great to see a U.S. company step up. Returning military veterans (and their spouses) are having a hard time finding employment. Amazon deserves our applause.

Signs Now is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The sign franchise was founded in 1986, and is an industry pioneer. 30 years is a long time to be in business…especially a business that’s changing so fast thanks to the digital revolution.

A college student from Northwest Nazarene University just won a Cherry Berry Self-Serve Yogurt Bar franchise business. His business plan was judged the best out of the 3 that were presented as part of this contest.

– Read the article I wrote for the SBA about college students buying franchises –

A franchise owner in Tennessee barricaded himself inside his business. Read why.

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Dogtopia, a dog daycare franchise, is in the midst of a brand reinvention.

Small Business owners are feeling a little less confident about things. This is why.

Italy’s down economy is starting to hurt small business owners there.

According to a recent survey,  Small businesses are more at risk than they think, and are not taking proactive steps or allocating budget to defend against cyber-attacks.

Trump vs. Clinton On Small Business issues.

And, finally, MSNBC’s “Your Business” host, JJ Ramberg, was invited to testify in front of the House of Representatives Small Business Committee. If you’d like to see what she discussed, go here.

And, if you’d like to keep up on franchise business/small business news and more, I share lots of timely updates on Twitter. Follow me @FranchiseKing


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