September Small Biz Sales Up

More small and mid-sized California businesses for sale found buyers last month than in any September over the past five years. The 1,232 deals closed in the just-completed month represent an increase of nearly 23% compared to the tally of 1,004 transactions during September 2011, according to the BizBen Index which collects and reports data

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iPhone 5 to Save the Economy?

Washington Post: The conventional wisdom holds that we shouldn’t expect too many tech miracles from the iPhone 5. The latest iteration of Apple’s popular smartphone will mainly just be an incremental upgrade over previous versions. Ho-hum. But what about an economic miracle? In a new research note, JP Morgan’s Michael Feroli estimates that iPhone 5

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Franchising and the Economy

Franchising Help: Few people realize how critical franchising is to our economy, but as the infographic below illustrates, some of the most celebrated brands in the U.S. today were launched during times of deep recession, and franchised businesses as a whole continue to serve as a model workhorse for productivity and wealth creation in our

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Tough Times For Restaurants

When the economy beings to sag, restaurants are one of the first to feel the strain. According to The Dayton Beach News-Journal, one restaurant is facing financial troubles if business doesn’t pick back up. The restaurant in its first four years had built a formidable following, attracting tourists, snowbirds and local workers. But the last

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