Powered By Pango – Chris Duggins, Hwy 55 Burgers

Powered By Pango – Chris Duggins, Hwy 55 Burgers

At Pango Financial, we take pride in our entrepreneurs and their accomplishments. The Powered By Pango series highlights our successful entrepreneurs and their stories.

Chris Duggins is a successful owner of multiple Hwy 55 Burgers franchises in Winston Salem and Mt. Airy NC and Blacksburg, VA. Poised to celebrate another big milestone for his business, Chris didn’t start out as an entrepreneur; he spent 24 years with Pepsi Co. where he worked his way from a route driver all the way to Operations Manager.

However, starting a business was a “life-long dream” for Chris. “My grandfather always told me that as long as you are working for someone else you are only making them richer,” he said. So Chris decided to become his own boss. “People were telling me it was too big of a risk to take,” Chris said. His advice for anyone considering opening a business or franchise comes down to trusting instincts. Now looking forward to opening his third franchise location, Chris still has a growth mindset, hoping to add a new location each year in the immediate future.

Chris’s business success is thanks to his hard work and ambition. The DreamSpark plan allowed him to fund his business tax-deferred and penalty-free using his own retirement investments. Pango Financial is proud to count Chris Duggins among our Powered By Pango success stories.

Economic Forecast Event at Center for Economic Education & Entrepreneurship

Economic Forecast Event at Center for Economic Education & Entrepreneurship

This week, Pango Financial President Candice Caruso attended the 2017 Economic Forecast hosted by the Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship (CEEE) at the University of Delaware Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics. Caruso sits on the board of the Delaware Council for Economic Education (DCEE), a support organization that provides professional learning resources and… Continue Reading

Pango POV: What to Expect From SBA Administrator Nominee Linda McMahon

Pango POV: What to Expect From SBA Administrator Nominee Linda McMahon

The Pango Point of View aims to bring you thoughtful, balanced, and insightful commentary about issues affecting small businesses and entrepreneurs. Along with our blog series, we post quick hits branded with #PangoPOV from our Twitter handle, @pangofinancial. While all government policy affects small business in some fashion, the Small Business Administration had perhaps the most direct… Continue Reading

Pango in the News: Franchising World

Pango in the News: Franchising World

Pango Financial President Candice Caruso authored an article published in the January 2017 edition of Franchising World magazine. Entitled “Analyzing Financing and Funding Options for Franchisees,” her article explores the range of options available to entrepreneurs and how funding innovations, like Pango Financial’s DreamSpark Plan, have changed the game in franchising.  The digital edition is available… Continue Reading

Interest Rates on the Rise? What Small Business Owners Can Expect in 2017

Interest Rates on the Rise? What Small Business Owners Can Expect in 2017

After 8 years of economic growth, 2017 could mark the fastest rate of expansion since the great recession. With a new presidential administration that many consider pro-business, the potential of business tax cuts, deregulation and repatriation of foreign earning could mean faster growth. With that backdrop, the Federal Reserve could potentially raise its benchmark interest… Continue Reading

Powered By Pango – Arnetra Shettleworth, Patrice & Associates

Powered By Pango – Arnetra Shettleworth, Patrice & Associates

At Pango Financial, we take pride in our entrepreneurs and their accomplishments. The Powered By Pango series highlights our successful entrepreneurs and their stories. Arnetra Shettleworth is a successful hospitality staffing professional and Patrice & Associates franchise owner who was recently recognized by the CEO of the company as a Rising Star. Arnetra funded her… Continue Reading

3 Reasons a C Corporation Works For Small Business

3 Reasons a C Corporation Works For Small Business

Pango Financial’s signature DreamSpark plan turns retirement savings into funding for entrepreneurs and small business owners without debt, loan interest, upfront taxes, or penalties while still planning for retirement! DreamSpark rolls IRA and 401(k) accounts into investment in registered C corporation startups or small businesses. But why a C corp, specifically? Tax flexibility when starting… Continue Reading

Powered By Pango – Amy and Joe Reardon BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Center

Powered By Pango – Amy and Joe Reardon BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Center

At Pango Financial, we take pride in our entrepreneurs and their accomplishments. The Powered By Pango series highlights our successful entrepreneurs and their stories. Amy and Joe Reardon are the owners of the brand new BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Center franchise in Bryn Mawr, Pannsylvania. It is the Company’s sixth franchise. At their grand opening… Continue Reading

Leadership is Critical: Colin Powell at NewDay USA Leadership Forum at Temple U

Leadership is Critical: Colin Powell at NewDay USA Leadership Forum at Temple U

Last week, Pango Financial President Candice Caruso attended the NewDay USA Leadership Forum at Temple University as a guest of a Temple staff member. Hosted by NewDay USA, a veterans-focused mortgage provider and its Executive Chairman Rear Admiral Tom Lynch, USN (retired) in partnership with Temple University, the forum featured former Secretary of State and… Continue Reading

4 Small Business Tips for Holiday Shopping Season 2016

4 Small Business Tips for Holiday Shopping Season 2016

Holiday Shopping Season 2016 is in full swing. Consumers are on the hunt for the best deals for their loved ones. While many shoppers think the best bargains are on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, let’s not forgot about Small Business Saturday. According to the National Federation of Independent Businesses and American Express, 95 million… Continue Reading