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Franchising News And Small Business News: November 2016


As 2016 winds down, and thoughts turn to holiday lights, chestnuts roasting over open fires, and spinning Dreidels, business still takes place. A lot of it. There’s also a continuous stream of franchising and small business news and stories. And holiday lights!

Here’s what’s happening news-wise in franchising/small business.

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Franchising News

When the doors open at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in January, thousands of potential franchisees will be able to get closer to fulfilling their dreams of owning a business. For more information on Franchise Expo South 2017, go here.

The Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit is making its European debut, July 18-20, 2017 at London’s Grange City Hotel. Foodies will love this summit. More information.

If you’re going to start a business-you’re going to need insurance. That’s because you’re going to putting a lot on the line.  Read about the importance of business insurance in this article from The New York Times

This U.S. Military veteran just launched an angelic franchise business.

Did you know that there are actually franchise businesses (maybe in your own community) that can set up a beautiful holiday display at your home? Read about the one in Fredrick, Maryland.


Small Business News

Small Business Saturday has turned into a YUGE event. There are probably some great deals from local small businesses right down the street from you. Look

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News Update: In case you didn’t know, there was just a historic Presidential Election result in the U.S. Read how the President-Elect could possibly change some things pertaining to small business loans.

Did you know that on average, each small business has $84,000 in unpaid invoices? Me either. The folks at discuss this troubling stat.

The best breeding grounds for small businesses are located in American South and Southwest, according to this article from New York Biz Journal.

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Did I miss any franchising/small business news this month?


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