August 8, 2013 We spoke with Jonathan Meltzer, VP, Ice House America at the Boefly Franchise Spotlight Conference in Irvine, CA. Bob Coleman: We’re talking to Jonathan Meltzer, Ice House America out of Jacksonville. What’s Ice House America? Jonathan Meltzer: Ice House America is the largest franchiser for ice vending machines in the United States.…

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August 8, 2013 By Bob Coleman Editor, Coleman Report The USDA and SBA, no reference to a lender, are being sued by a coalition of environmental groups for failing to perform a proper environmental impact report on a hog farm that was financed by an SBA loan. Reports the Arkansas based Springfield News-Leader; “The plaintiffs…

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August 7, 2013 By: Kimberly A. Rayer, Esquire The U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) has recently released new Litigation Plan Tabs that must be completed for Non-Routine litigation matters. These new Tabs replace the prior Litigation Plan form provided by SBA and are more consistent with the requirements set forth in SOP 50 57. The…

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August 7, 2013 By Bob Coleman Editor, Coleman Report One in five say poor sales is their number one problem in the NFIB quarterly survey of its members. At the other end of the spectrum the same number say taxes are their single most important problem. Safe to say you want to target those small…

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August 6, 2013 By Bob Coleman Editor, Coleman Report The clock continues to count down to the end of August when SBA Administrator Karen Mills vacates her office and moves to the hallowed halls of Harvard. Frustrated with the lack of a successor several industry leaders have had enough and have floated some names for…

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August 5, 2013 The latest NFIB quarterly survey reveals access to credit continues to improve for its members. Some numbers are approaching 2008 pre-recession survey results. I love all these stats, so here goes; 2% say financing was their top business problem 5% report that all their credit needs were not met, that is back…

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August 2, 2013 By Karen McHugh SBA Complete SBA requires lenders to take all necessary actions to service and liquidate the 7(a) loans in their portfolio. The entire debt owed on each loan (not just the lender’s portion) must be serviced by the lender regardless of the guaranteed percentage or whether the guaranty has been…

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July 31, 2013 By Bob Coleman Editor, Coleman Report Bob Coleman: We’re talking with Rich Carlson, Regional Director at InterContinental Hotels Group, IHG at The BoeFly Franchise Lending Spotlight Conference 2013 in Southern California. I think I got that all in. Rich Carlson: I think you got it, thank you. Bob Coleman: Rich, you’re the…

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July 30, 2013 By Bob Coleman Editor, Coleman Report Next time you have some downsized corporate type with wanderlust in their eyes talking why you should risk your shareholder’s hard fought equity to fund their start-up franchise, whip out this article and give it to them. Franchise expert Joel Libava has penned a great article…

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