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Franchise Update July 6th, 2009

In this week's Franchise Update, we are reporting on a report on small business performance as well as the Patriot Express Loan Initiative.

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The National Federation of Independent Businesses has recently published a report on small business outlook. The federation surveyed their membership businesses, and found that figures rising for all three of what the federation terms at the “hard components” which are job creation plans, inventory investment plans and capital spending plans. To find out more or to read the report, visit the Federation’s website.

The Small Business Administration has announced recent figures for their Patriot Express Loan Initiative. The Initiative delivers $315 Million to 3,750 Military Veteran in an effort to help veterans get into business for themselves following their time spent in military service. To find out more visit the SBA's Patriot Express website or visit Franchise Direct’s exclusive Military Franchise Opportunities Information Portal.

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