Jeff Bevis, writing for Forbes, published an article yesterday highlighting the positive impact of franchises on local communities across the United States. Bevis points out that franchised small business are true local businesses, even though the brands themselves are regional or national. This is because the franchise owner is usually a local, the employees are local, and they often do business with local vendors and businesses. By bringing in a franchised model to the community, they're bringing in a model that's proven to work accompanied by a training and support system. The hope that working with a franchise will improve an entrepreneurs likelihood to succeed extends to the employees and community. Successful small businesses are a bedrock of communities, bringing stability in employment, services, and taxes. A 2017 article published by David Kirby of the Huffington Post commented that the majority of jobs and nearly half of U.S. private payrolls are produced by small businesses operating in communities across America. Kirby wrote, "Our nation’s stability is in part predicated upon a stable economy and the financial strength derived from these businesses."