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Here are the latest January franchise news and small business news stories.
January Franchise News
Just in time for winter’s worst months, ChillRx cryotherapy treatment center just announced that it’s launching a strategic and aggressive U.S. franchise growth initiative. Check out their plans in this story from MyCentralJersey.com.
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11 new franchises sold. That’s a good number, especially for a young franchisor in a very competitive space. Congrats, Ask-Carol!
According to this op-ed from a franchise development firm, President-Elect Trump should be really good for the franchise industry.
Here is a different view on what the Trump presidency means for franchising.
Lottery winner Belinda Poblete could have bought a new car or renovated her kitchen. Instead, she purchased a Red Mango Yogurt Café Smoothie and Juice Bar franchise. Find out why she chose to go the franchise route.
Franchise Expo South is taking place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center on Jan. 12-14. The event will open its doors to franchise prospects, many who have made it their New Year’s resolution to break free from their traditional careers so they can be their own bosses.
Marco’s Pizza, the fastest-growing pizza franchise in the United States, is planning on opening 40 stores in the Pittsburgh area. Word is over 1,000 new jobs are included in the deal.
January Small Business News
Speaking of small business loans, The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index rose to 129.9 in November from a downwardly revised 119.8 in October. Could it be because of Trump? Find out.
Government policies and regulations have a significant impact on how small businesses operate. They are often complex and complying with them can eat up large chunks of time—time that small business owners and operators would rather spend on running and growing their businesses. Read what the biggest issues are that small businesses will face in 2017.
You may want to join these local small business associations this year. Just saying.
Finally, according to CBS.com, there are lots of changes that all small business owners will have to deal with this year.