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Access to capital is the lifeblood of franchise growth. Restricted lending policies of the past few years continue to be a challenge for franchisees, who need access to capital, whether to survive or expand. Lenders today are searching for solid franchisee organizations to do business with, but what exactly are they looking for? Learn what bankers, franchise lenders, private equity firms, and other capital sources want to see in a borrower - and make sure you are managing your organization in ways that make you attractive to lenders.

Learn more about the franchise finance and capital marketplace, and what factors are affecting your chances to borrow the capital you need to grow.

An Analysis of Franchise Systems over a 6-Year Period Indicated that Systems with Item 19 Disclosures Achieved Significant Growth While Others Declined.
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Private equity can provide a great growth or exit strategy for your franchise operation, but it is critical to consider and understand the rules of engagement. Make sure you know how to form the appropriate partnership with respect to your goals, and understand what you get and what you give up.
  • By Champ Rawls
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After decades of seemingly inviolable correlations, shifts in markets, demographics, interest rates, and politics suggest that change may be in the offing.
  • By Carol M. Schleif
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Financing Equipment For Your Franchise Locations Can Be A Big Investment. Here Are 5 Key Considerations To Make When Considering Financing Or Leasing Options.
  • By Biz Durling
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If your business is on a calendar year, you've finished your first-quarter operations. Hopefully, your accountant or bookkeeper gave you your financial reports by April 15--both an income statement and a balance sheet--and you spent time reviewing them.
  • By Rod Bristol
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How financing and site selection strategies play a significant role in multi-unit franchisee expansion.
  • By John T. Hewitt
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If you are in a scenario where your business is doing great but you have little or no liquidity, make it a priority to free up cash.
  • By Champ Rawls
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Do you know the seven drivers of gross margin? More important, do you know how to actually manage them in your business?
  • By Rod Bristol
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After an extended period of complacency, markets have whipsawed in 2016. Will this level of heightened volatility continue?
  • By Carol Schleif
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By now you've completed all of your financial budgeting and planning for 2016, have it set up on a month-by-month basis, and have organized your financial reporting to be able to measure your progress both on actuals to date and performance to plan.
  • By Rod Bristol
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As we saw in graphic detail this past August-October, interim market swings in both directions can be violent. Major markets around the globe experienced their first correction in more than half a decade, only to make it all back up and then some within a couple of weeks.
  • By Carol M. Schleif
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New Census Bureau data finds franchise businesses accounted for 560,086 establishments and 10.8 million jobs in 2012.
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Most markets around the globe have performed well following the lows reached during the financial crisis.
  • By Carol M. Schleif
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As we enter summer each year, businesses with a seasonal sales cycle can change significantly. If you are lucky, this is your busy season with expanded revenue and, hopefully, expanded profits and cash flow.
  • By Steve LeFever and Rod Bristol
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There are many misconceptions about how to go about valuing your business. In general, most business owners have a value in their mind that is usually several times more than the actual value a sophisticated, competent buyer ultimately pays.
  • By Rod Bristol
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There are many misconceptions about how to go about valuing your business. In general, most business owners have a value in their mind that is usually several times more than the actual value a sophisticated, competent buyer ultimately pays.
  • By Rod Bristol
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Throughout my career I have observed that a strong alignment of interests between two business parties usually leads to good outcomes for both.
  • By Darrell Johnson
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We're often asked, "I've been in this system four years. When should I start making a profit?" This is a disturbing question at best--as if profits were somehow time-sensitive: just wait long enough and, Presto!, profits.
  • By Steve LeFever and Rod Bristol
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Good news! The economy is growing again. However, expanding businesses are often in greater peril than those that have suffered through a challenging economy and declining revenues.
  • By Rod Bristol
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Brightway Insurance establishes $20 million financing agreement with SunTrust Bank in an effort to speed up the brand's national expansion.
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Tired of paying royalties? How would you like to get in on collecting them? That's one of the reasons--among many--behind an innovative fund created to allow multi-unit franchisees to own or invest in franchise brands.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
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Pro-business reps warn New York Governor Cuomo not to discriminate against franchisees by raising minimum wage.
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Guidant Financial and BoeFly announce a new partnership with Russo's Restaurants to increase credit access to franchisees, helping more entrepreneurs make Russo's Restaurants franchise ownership and expansion a reality.
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If you're planning to give or receive an inheritance there are three things you'll need to know. Financial consultants say proper planning will help you and loved ones avoid regrets.
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New company creates a franchise loan marketplace that connects franchisees in need of capital with investors seeking fixed-income returns.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
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Now that we're nearing November, it's time to refocus on the business with an eye toward planning for 2015.
  • By Steve Lefever
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For the past 30 years, the U.S. has experienced the longest bull market on record for fixed-income securities. As interest rates declined, investors in bonds benefited.
  • By Carol M. Schleif
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The best financial advisors are also great team players. Top financial advisors and attorneys should work together to create a successful collaborative effort for their clients.
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In these challenging times, it pays to be as prepared as possible. Here are some suggestions from the banker's side of the desk that will help increase your chances of success when it comes time to renew or renegotiate your current loan structure.
  • By Steve LeFever
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Loan financing and equity investment are two common methods of funding a new business start-up, assuming you do not have the capital on your own. Each strategy has advantages.
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