Looking for franchise financing?
There are many ways to finance a franchise. If you are still exploring finance options, check out some of our suggestions below. We can help guide you through options. Call us at 1-800-274-9155 or contact us by filling out the information request form on this page.
We have well-established relationships with lenders that provide franchise financing to new business owners. Our list of lenders are already familiar with our business model, which makes the process a lot smoother.
Small Business Administration (SBA) lenders
The SBA is an excellent resource for learning more about business loan requirements. We have been an SBA-approved franchise since 2008; find us on the SBA registry at www.sba.gov.
Entrepreneurs often go into business together, combining their financial resources and skill sets in order to start new businesses. This can make it easier to qualify for loans. It is extremely important that the business relationship between partners is carefully defined in order to avoid conflict. Determine upfront who will manage operations and employees, as well as how profits will be distributed.
If you have money invested in the stock market, you may want to consider converting some of your investments in other companies into an investment in your own new business. This can help you qualify for business loans or reduce the need for loans altogether.
Home Equity loans
If you own real estate that has appreciated since you purchased it, you can tap into your home equity to help finance your business. This is easier to obtain than a traditional business loan and typically will carry a lower interest rate since there is less risk for the lender. The downside is that your home acts as collateral.
Leveraging retirement funds
Many retirement funds such as an IRA, 401K, pension, 403b, 457 or annuity can legally be used to finance a business. In order to avoid triggering early withdrawal tax penalties, it’s important to follow a careful process when tapping retirement funds. Our franchise development team can point you toward resources to help if that’s a strategy you wish to pursue.