November 13, 2012 // Franchising.com // PHOENIX – Villa La Paws, a cage-free pet resort and spa franchise based in Phoenix, Ariz. has been selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to join the ranks of its Franchise Registry and approved franchise program. The approval means a simplified and expedited financing process for new and existing franchisees.
To be approved for the Franchise Registry, which is in partnership with the SBA, Villa La Paws underwent the SBA Eligibility Review process, of which only select business opportunities are accepted by the SBA. Today, approximately just 19 percent of all franchise systems receive approval to join the Franchise Registry.
“When we developed the franchise program for Villa La Paws, we recognized the importance of streamlining the financing process for franchisees,” said Tom Murray, Villa La Paws CEO and president. “Financing is often one of the most challenging hurdles for any small business owner. Our mission from the beginning has been to provide the best systems and support to franchisees, both prospective and existing, and a large part of that meant streamlining the review process for SBA-backed financing.”
Loan applications for SBA-approved franchises benefit from a streamlined review and application process because the franchise is pre-approved, making the procedure less complex.
Villa La Paws is a multi-award winning pet resort and spa with two locations in Phoenix and one in Castle Rock, Colo. Core service offerings include cage-free dog daycare, pet grooming, and overnight care. In addition to its completely cage-free facilities, what sets the Villa La Paws franchises apart is its use of technology, which is incorporated into the franchise model including 24-hour, indoor/outdoor webcams accessible online and via the resort’s smart phone application, an iPhone-based national call center, and an integrated business system.
For more information on the Villa La Paws franchise program, visit www.villalapaws.com/franchises.
Villa La PAWS LLC is the franchise arm of the pet resort, spa and training facility. In operation since 2005, Villa La PAWS Resort & Spa is recognized as Arizona’s premier cage-free, indoor/outdoor dog daycare, boarding, grooming facility. It currently operates locations and a Dog Training Academy in the greater Phoenix area. For more information, visit www.villalapaws.com/franchises.