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Businesses Have Additional Year Before Facing Obamacare Penalty Fees

The Obama Administration announces that it will delay the health-reform fines for businesses with 50 or more employees until 2015.

Catherine Clifford

· 3 min read

Report: Franchise Jobs Grow at Twice U.S. Rate

A new report today from ADP and Moody's shows the franchise industry added nearly 20,000 jobs in May.

Catherine Clifford

· 2 min read

Lending to Franchises Reaches the Highest Level Since the Recession

Banks are expected to make $23.9 billion available to franchise businesses this year, according to a new report by the International Franchise Association.

Catherine Clifford

· 2 min read

Catch Me a Catch: Franchise Industry, Shopping Centers Play Matchmaker

Move over, eHarmony, JDate and ChristianMingle. There's a new player in the online matchmaking space.

Back to Civilian Life, Veterans Try Franchises

Last Veteran's Day, the franchise industry announced a new program for returning soldiers. We catch up on its progress.

Small-Business Lending: Getting Better, Still Not Great

Small-business lending has been showing signs of life, albeit not the activity seen before the recession.

Should Franchisees Participate in Small Business Saturday?

A franchise advocate is lobbying American Express to allow franchisees from small outfits to take part in its holiday marketing campaign designed to promote independently-owned enterprises.