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Because That’s The Way We’ve Always Done It

“It’s like deja-vu all over again.” ~Yogi Berra There’s an old story about a man who is watching his wife make pot roast for dinner....

Four Ways To Fund Your Small Business

When you are looking to get a small business off the ground, one of your primary concerns is funding. How you use your funding...

Why We Should Get Rid of Tipping

By Jay L Zagorsky, The Ohio State University Tipping is widespread across North America. The place where the most people tip is in restaurants and...

Key Components Of Franchise Fees

Hotel franchise companies ('the brands/chains') charge their franchisees a series of fees that cover a variety of services provided by the franchisor. In our firm’s...

If You Don’t Lead Your Customers, They Will Lead You Right...

I had an engagement with a small technology company several years ago to help them define and implement a growth strategy. One day, shortly...

How to Find a Business Mentor

Quite a few entrepreneurs have asked Fundastic how they can find a business mentor to help them through the journey of creating a successful...

The Weakest Link—Examining Your Chain of Supply

It’s not uncommon for small-business owners to blame the failure of their business on their suppliers. “If only I had better suppliers,” “Our suppliers...

Starting a New Venture

by Ken Vincent, Featured Contributor Depending on which survey you believe, there are several million young people in their 20s that have the dream of...

The SBA’s $1.5 Billion Franchise Loan Problem

Buying a franchise business, even when your loan is backstopped by the federal government, is riskier than you might think. The latest evidence: More...

Why Small Business Lending Isn’t What It Used to Be

Since the Great Recession, bank lending to small businesses has fallen significantly, and policymakers have become concerned that these businesses are not getting the...