Franchise lending came to a grounding halt in the beginning of 2008. Since that time it has been a struggle not to find the Franchisees, but the banks that will be willing to finance them. But it looks like things are turning around and we may be on the upswing. The latest evidence comes from the online lending site BoeFly, which released its first Franchise Lending Index, along with the International Franchise Association, showing a steady increase in lending over the past year.  Read More . . .