Financing Resources

Welcome to the Franchise Financing Guide. Financing a franchise can be a huge challenge for first-time franchisees. Since the recession took hold in 2008, finding capital for a start-up business has become harder than ever. This guide is intended to make it easier by providing informative, useful articles, guides, experts, and advice.

Tightened credit and stricter underwriting requirements from traditional franchise lenders and funding sources (banks, franchise finance companies, and private investors) have combined with a decrease in the financing sources franchisees have relied on for decades, such as personal savings, family and friends, home equity loans, and 401(k) plans. And with fewer franchise lenders in play today, competition for capital has increased and deals are taking more time than in previous years.

In this section you will find fresh, informative articles and guides to help you find the franchise financing information you need, including companies that can advise you on the best strategies to obtain the capital you need to finance your franchised business.

Financing Directory

ApplePie Capital

ApplePie Capital provides a fresh new approach to franchise financing that is focused on your growth and success. We provide access to quick and...

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Management 2000 serving Franchisors since 1981. Our expertise: Granting Franchises, Train Field Consultants, Planning Meeting, Measure Customer Satisfaction, Write & Update Operating Manuals, Franchisees' Profit & Growth, Convention Speeches.

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