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This week on Franchise Today a two-part series on Franchise Finance kicks off. Host, Paul Segreto welcomes as his returning guest to the show, Ron Feldman, CEO and Co-founder at Franchise America Finance.

Paul and Ron focus on several options, traditional and new for today's franchisees to explore and secure financing in continued tight, but slowly loosening credit markets. The discussion also includes the various challenges that small business owners are facing that ultimately may adversely affect their bottom line and their future ability to expand operations.

About Our Guest

Ronald Feldman is a co-founder of Franchise America Finance™, a boutique franchise investment and lending source. Prior to his affiliation with Siegel Financial Group & Franchise American Finance, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Response USA, a publicly traded Alarm Systems Company. Mr. Feldman was instrumental in both the public offering and ultimate sale of the Alarm Division.

Mr. Feldman and his wife were one of the early Goddard School Franchisees and successfully owned, operated and sold their Goddard School in 2007. He has been a keynote speaker at scores of franchise related events, appeared on television programs as the "Champion of Small Business", and has been published numerous times in trade magazines. He is also an instructor on financing and access to capital to the International Franchise Association (IFA).  Ronald has the distinction of being a Certified Franchise Executive ("CFE").