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Fred DeLuca, the billionaire entrepreneur who founded Subway, is worried about the state of the economy and the future of small business. In addition to being the founder of what is now the largest restaurant chain in the world, DeLuca has direct access to tens of thousands of store managers and franchisees that provide valuable insight into day-to-day small business management and consumer trends.

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The pride of ownership used to be something that parents taught their children. But it appears that Generation Y consumers aren’t particularly interested in ownership as much as they are in consumption. The idea of enjoying the benefits of something without the responsibilities of ownership has given rise to the “sharing economy” and your company needs to adapt to this new reality.

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Legendary bond investor Bill Gross, co-founder of PIMCO which manages nearly $2 trillion, believes that our credit-based economy’s days are numbered. Our banking system is based on fractional reserves, whereby a bank with $10 in deposits can loan out $100 and in effect “create” an extra $90 of capital that can be put to productive use.

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