NORTH WALES, Pa. - April 2, 2014 // PRNewswire // - Benetrends, the trusted leader in franchise funding, announced today it was named one of the Jobs Now "Best Places to Work 2014" by readers of the Bucks County Courier Times, The Intelligencer and the Burlington County Times. Readers were asked to nominate employers in 20 categories and voted Benetrends the best small company (under 100 employees).
"It's an honor to be recognized for the second consecutive year as one of the best places to work in the Philadelphia area," said Rocco Fiorentino, president & CEO, Benetrends, Inc. "By ensuring that our employees are happy and motivated to provide the best possible service for our clients around the U.S., we have been able to grow our business and have been consistently recognized in the industry as the leader in small business funding."
Winners were announced at an awards ceremony at Belle Voir Manor in Bensalem, Pa., and were featured in the March edition of Jobs Now, available in the Bucks County Courier Times, The Intelligencer and the Burlington County Times. The independent certified public accounting firm, Kreischer Mille received the nominations, tabulated the votes and validated the results in each category.
Benetrends, named a 2014 Future 50 winner by Philadelphia SmartCEO, recently announced the creation of a new proprietary $100 million franchise financing program to help International Franchise Association franchisor members provide qualified candidates with direct access to capital for new store development. The first two franchisors selected by Benetrends to participate in the new fund were Hand & Stone and Sport Clips Haircuts. Each received $10 million in initial capital to assist with its franchise growth.
In addition to the new franchise financing program, Benetrends also offers a full suite of funding options to help entrepreneurs secure the capital needed for their small business or franchise. Benetrends originated the 401(k)/IRA rollover funding program that allows entrepreneurs to use their retirement funds to purchase their own business tax deferred and penalty free. In addition to this innovative program, Benetrends features a wide range of loan options covering every type of business need, including SBA loans, equipment leasing, merchant cash advances, securities-backed lines of credit, and more.
Benetrends is the authority in franchise and small business funding, and is acclaimed for its Rainmaker Plan that enables entrepreneurs to use their qualified retirement plan to purchase or recapitalize a business or franchise, tax deferred and penalty free. Benetrends originated 401(k)/IRA rollover funding helping over 10,000 entrepreneurs in the last 30 years. Benetrends provides a comprehensive suite of small business solutions including SBA Loans, Securities Backed Lines of Credit, Equipment Leasing, Commercial Insurance, Individual and Group Healthcare, Payroll Services and more. To learn more about Benetrends, please visit www.benetrends.com.