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GE Capital Funds Wendy's Remodels

GE Capital Funds Wendy's Remodels

GE Capital, Franchise Finance said this morning that it has provided Wendy's with a $100 million financing program to fund the chain's remodel program. The loans will go to qualified franchisees that update their restaurants.

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Franchises Keep Outpacing Labor Markets

Franchises Keep Outpacing Labor Markets

Companies that franchise keep adding jobs at a rate faster than that of the broader labor markets. The latest ADP National Franchise Report found that franchises, led by restaurants and auto parts dealers, added 16,160 jobs last month.

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Small Business Lending Surges

Small Business Lending Surges

Small business lending from big banks reached a high of 17.6 percent in August, according to the latest small business lending index from the online lending site Biz2Credit.com. The figure confirms that the lending market continues to improve.

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News, notes and commentary on franchise financing, including SBA lending, both the SBA 7(a) program and the SBA 504 program, franchise finance programs, development incentives, big deals and startup lending.

  Mary Jo Larson is the publisher of Franchise Times Magazine and its sister publication, the Restaurant Finance Monitor. She is a frequent speaker at meetings and conferences, and at the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference. You can find her on Twitter at @mlarson1011.
  Reporter Jonathan Maze covers restaurants and finance for Franchise Times. He also writes for our sister publication, The Restaurant Finance Monitor, and writes a daily blog on the restaurant industry at www.restfinance.com. You can also catch him on Twitter at @jonathanmaze.

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