Small Business

Insights On the SBA Disaster Loan Application Process

Insights On the SBA Disaster Loan Application Process | Franchise and Business Law Attorney Nate Riordan

One of the professionals in our network reached out to a great SBA loan originator and got some on the ground insight into the SBA disaster loans. It’s not surprising that things aren’t going smoothly as they ramp up a new program with huge demand and lots of questions. Here are some takeaways: Disaster relief…

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COVID-19: What Are The Current and Potential Economic Costs?

coronavirus economic costs COVID-19 | What Are The Current and Potential Economic Costs? | Nate Riordan Seattle Franchise Attorney | West Coast Franchise Law

Each day that the coronavirus pandemic continues we receive more news of its devastating economic impacts not just in the U.S. but around the globe. Stock markets plunge, businesses close, and ordinary people are losing their jobs temporarily or permanently. The ramifications of the coronavirus will be felt long after the virus has been stopped—months…

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Is Your Franchise Business Closed Due to the Coronavirus?

Coronavirus Closings: Is Your Franchises Business Closed Due to the Coronavirus? | Franchise Attorney Nate Riordan

If you have a franchise business that is closed and cannot operate remotely due to the coronavirus closings (COVID-19), we have no doubt that this is extraordinarily stressful and that it is very much uncertain whether you can emerge from this with an intact business. We are happy to get on the phone with you…

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Strong Business Infrastructures Create Profitable Franchises

Building Blocks: Strong Business Infrastructures Create Profitable Franchises | Nate Riordan | Franchise Attorney

Franchisors trying to expand and allow their franchisees more opportunity for growth and increased market share must have a solid infrastructure in place. A strong infrastructure will provide franchisees with the tools needed to effectively execute the business model and present a consistent brand image for consumers at every stage of interaction. Let’s take a…

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How To Build Business Relationships For Your Franchise

Handshake: How To Build Business Relationships For Your Franchise | Nate Riordan | Franchise Lawyer

When most franchisees think about running a successful business, they think of controlling expenses, increasing revenue, and maximizing profits. But there’s another side to running a successful business—building important business relationships. If you want to have a long-term, sustainable and financially successful business, you must nurture your most important relationships. Business Relationship Types Customers. Your customers…

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Well-Rounded Employees Are An Antidote To Toxic Workplace Culture

Warning Sign: Well-Rounded Employees Are An Antidote To Toxic Workplace Culture | Nate Riordan | Franchise Attorney.jpg

Work-life balance is a buzzword muttered by even the most overworked business executives and employees. But what does work-life balance really mean and why is it critical to business success? When employees and business executives talk about work-life balance they focus on the amount of time spent in the office in proportion to the amount…

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The Power Of Branding

The Power Of Branding | Nate Riordan | Bankruptcy Attorney

Branding is critical for anyone selling services or products. Whether you’re selling to consumers or businesses, you must have a clear branding message that tells the customer who you are and what you’re offering. Let’s take a closer look at why branding is important. Out Of Obscurity A properly branded business is one that can…

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