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Patriot Express is a new loan program for Veterans

The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the SBA’s Patriot Express Pilot Loan Initiative for veterans and members of themilitary community wanting to establish or expand small businesses. The SBA and its resource partners are focusing additional efforts on counseling and training to augment this loan initiative, making it more accessible and easy to use.
Eligible military community members include:


Service-disabled veterans

Active-duty service members eligible for the military’s Transition Assistance Program

Reservists and National Guard members

Current spouses of any of the above

The widowed spouse of a service member or veteran who died during service or of a service-connected disability

Patriot Express loan proceeds can be used for most business purposes, including:

Start up costs

Equipment purchases

Business-occupied real-estate purchases


Infusing working capital

Managing your business


Preparing your business for the possibility of your deployment

Setting up to sell goods and services to the government

Recovery from declared disasters.

Patriot Express loans feature the SBA’s lowest interest rates for business loans, generally 2.25 percent to 4.75 percent over prime depending upon the size and maturity of the loan. Your local SBA district office will have a listing of Patriot Express lenders in your area.


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For franchise buyers, the marketing programs and the social media strategy of a franchisor can make a huge difference in the success of the franchisee. We help you choose wisely and as marketing experts help potential business buyers evaluate the strength of the franchisor’s marketing programs.


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Food & Beverage Route Sales

We are always looking for great business opportunities.  For the right person, route sales might be just the ticket.  We've sought out the best programs. 

Please call us for more information on this network of wagon jobbers (small distributors), merchandisers and Wholesale-to-Distributor Warehouse Companies.  Each route distributor is independent (has complete autonomy) and has full control over his or her own business and full control over all marketing methods.

Established Distributor Membership: Join this national team  and share information and distribution opportunities. Membership is free for established companies with more than 100 direct-store-delivery accounts.  Once a Member, you will have the option to participate in our on-going marketing programs.

New Routes Opportunities: On-the-Job Training /consulting services for our new Distributor Members are available. We will come to come out to your territory and build your route for you while you observe.  Complete  on-the-job training is available.   Call for details.

This is not a franchise, it is a business opportunity.  Call us for details, most markets available. 

Rule Changes Create Opportunity in Home Care

These transition of care rule changes create opportunity for home care franchising.  For more information on home care franchise opportunities please call us at 760.904.0912. All consultations are free.  

New Final HHS Rules on Readmissions

by Lyle Denniston

The federal government's release of to try to lower readmission rates at more than 3,800 acute-care and long-term care hospitals has started a clock that will give managers and staff about 14 months to adopt new care strategies – especially when it comes to monitoring the health of elderly patients after they have been sent home.

Under orders from Congress in the Affordable Care Act, the Department of Health and Human Services has adopted a deeply complex formula for evaluating when a hospital may risk a reduction in its Medicare payments, if it has an excessive rate of readmission of patients who have been treated for heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia.

It will take managers and their legal advisers a good deal of studyto master the requirements of the new "hospital readmission reduction program." The description of the program and its requirements are embedded in a 1,509-page document.

Although the new rules do not lay out in detail what hospitals must do to avoid those financial penalties, the descriptions of the problems that HHS has detected and its notions of how hospitals can confront those problems suggest that much more attention will have to be paid to the transition of care – from hospital to home – and to the quality of care that patients get from their own doctors as a follow-up to their hospital stay.

Involving Post-Acute Providers Is Among Recommended Interventions.
Under the new HHS mandate, hospitals would not have to provide care themselves after discharging their Medicare-eligible patients, but they would be expected to do enough follow-up to assure that patients and their doctors take steps to continue their recovery. Hospitals, federal officials believe, are the best situated to develop and maintain a care-monitoring system to lower the likelihood that older patients with serious illnesses will have to return for in-patient care.

The rules provide one example of what HHS has in mind for one of the three conditions that may lead to readmission: heart failure. In such cases, the rules say, "improved hospital and post-discharge care, including pre-discharge planning, home-based follow-up, and patient education, have been shown to lower heart failure readmission rates, suggesting that heart failure readmission rates might be reduced if proven interventions were more widely adopted."
The "proven interventions" outlined in the rules include these:

  • "Ensuring patients are clinically ready to be discharged."
  • "Reducing infection risk."
  • "Reconciling medications."
  • "Improving communication with community providers responsible for post-discharge patient care."
  • "Improving care transition."
  • "Ensuring that patients understand their care plans upon discharge."

The new rules, adopted Aug. 1, will be in full effect starting Oct. 1, 2012. A hospital will be in danger of having its Medicare payments reduced if it is determined that too many patients treated for the three identified conditions have been readmitted within 30 days of discharge.

Those three conditions, HHS has concluded, account for some of the highest rates of readmission, resulting in billions of dollars in Medicare spending. Hospital reimbursement is, of course, the largest outlay of Medicare funds, and the acute conditions HHS has selected for monitoring claim a good part of those payouts.

More Readmission Rules, Ratings to Come.
Congress has told HHS to consider adding other medical conditions as targets for lowering readmission rates, but those would not come until after Oct. 1, 2014.

Using three years of data for acute-care and long-term care hospitals, HHS will decide whether a given hospital's readmission rate has been higher than HHS believes it should be. With a complex formula that takes into account patient risk factors such as chronic ill health, each hospital will get a rating.

In the first year that Medicare reductions could actually be imposed, high-readmission hospitals could see a 1 percent cut, in the second year, 2 percent, and in the third, 3 percent.

To come under the program, a hospital would have to have at least 25 readmissions for each of the three conditions over the three-year study period. A readmission would be counted if it came within 30 days of initial discharge from the hospital.

HHS is putting the payment reduction program into effect in two stages. The Aug. 1 rules spell out the basic framework. A second set of rules, due out in about a year, will spell out how the payment reduction system will actually work.

Veteran legal reporter Lyle Denniston has been covering the U.S. Supreme Court for more than 50 years.

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Buying a Franchise: A Consumer Guide


There is no substitute for your own due diligence in buying a franchise. We provide objective advice about franchising. We help you determine which  franchisors make the most sense  – based on what you tell us is important to you. This FTC Guide is a great resource to hep guide your investigation in such a way that you get allyour questions answered. Call us to discuss your particular business goals: 760.904.0912

U.S. Official Warns About ‘Anonymous’ Power Play –


Firestorm is on top of this unfortunate growth market in business continuity and disaster preparedness. For the IT and Consulting Pro looking to get involved in a top-shelf organization, Firestorm fits the bill. Small to medium sized enterprises can no longer bury their corporate heads in the sand with respect to drafting and testing and maintaining their continuity plans.

Call to learn more about this extraordinary market and income opportunity.

Be your own boss – my top three categories for the year.

Franchising and using a national model offers one of the best ways to start your business.   For 2012, we're seeing the trend continue in three major business categories:  Online Sales and marketing, health and wellness, and senior care.   At Franchise Maven, we are big in helping people back up their assumptions about the business climate with secondary research and data.    Click on the links below to reach more about our selected growth categories.

Statistics consistently prove these three categories are growing – here's why:

Online Businesses – Turn-key Online businesses – Mobile Advertising – Online Media

1) More people are online buying from more mobile devices. More buying means more advertising:  

Health and Wellness – Fighting Obesity – Building healthy lifestyles

2) More people are obese – child obesity growing – demand for weight loss, fitness and wellness is growing tremendously  Get involved. Choose a growth industry.

Senior Care – In-home Care – Continuum of Care

3) More people are aging and staying in their homes –  early release from medical facilities requires high quality in-home providers to assure proper care.

Call us at 760.904.0912  – franchise consulting services are always free.

Lifestyle Management Business: Concierge Business Solutions – Business Opportunity

Franchise Maven is pleased to present Concierge Business Solutions

Capitalize on the high growth industry of providing concierge services to all types of clients.  The Time is now. Entrepreneurial Spirit. Ambition. Drive. These are just the few of the motivations that entice you into owning a business. The Concierge industry has been growing at an average rate of 28% per year since 2000 – and shows no sign of slowing down.

As this industry continues to gain momentum and because the business models are endless, new Concierge companies are sprouting up all over the world. However each one of these companies must start from scratch and find their way alone.  Being a "sole operator" does little more than buy a business owner a job. The administrative burden of handling a full compliment of clients and offering a broad base of services that are in demand is overwhelming.   CBS provides everything you need to build the business, the systems, the marketing programs and the staffing to become a highly sought after concierge. 

The CBS Lifestyle Management Business Provides Multiple Revenue Streams:

  • Deliver a broad spectrum of lifestyle management services from errand running  to private jet booking and everything in between.
  • Build a staff of experienced professional concierges that perform for your loyal clients – while you focus on building and marketing the business.  
  • Generate income as you build a paid referral program – in demand by  the community's most respected contractors.
  • Generate income through exclusive distribution fees and commissions of carefully vetted products that fit your clientele. 
  • Specialize in a variety of market segments with high demand for your lifestyle services: from seniors looking for care and home help, to the high net worth individuals looking for support in their chaotic lives. 

Golden Heart Senior Care