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Financing options for your franchise business are plentiful, from local banks to the franchisor to the growing number of alternative lenders. Financing sources also include SBA loans, 401(k) conversions, and angel investors for both new and growing franchisees. Enterprise franchise organizations can look to mezzanine financing and private equity investors.


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McAlister's Deli
McAlister's Deli
McAlister's Deli
In August, changes to SBA’s 7(a) and 504 loan programs took effect, making it easier to access loans to start a small business or expand an existing one.
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2022 reminded investors of lessons they’d forgotten—and would do well to remember in 2023
  • Carol Schleif
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It’s December 2023 and you’re thanking your team for a job well done. What did you do differently this year?
  • Lauren Owen
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Why partnering with a private equity firm can create many unintended consequences.
  • Champ Rawls
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8 financial education tips to help your franchisees and managers boost profitability
  • Lauren Owen
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As franchise development kicks back into gear, lenders remain cautious and require more from applicants
  • Darrell Johnson
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Four things you can do to ensure your books are accurate and reliable
  • Barbara Nuss
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Watch for these 5 telling signs that it’s time for you to look for a new accountant for your business.
  • Nathan Liao
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Private equity investors are betting on large, multi-unit franchisees operators more than ever for a healthy return on capital
  • Helen Bond
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Do you have a blueprint for growth? A cash flow plan? Here are 3 ways to grow your franchise—and the financial tools to do it, part 3 of 3.
  • Barbara Nuss
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Lenders are looking to historical FUND Scores to predict the success and failure of current and future SBA loans
  • Darrell Johnson, Chen Wang, David Swift
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The power of purposeful personal financial planning and establishing goals for your future financial wealth and health is key to getting what you want in the future.
  • Kendall Rawls
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Do you have a blueprint for growth? Here are 3 options for growing your franchise business—and the financial tools to do it
  • Barbara Nuss
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Made a net profit but have no cash? It’s time to create a statement of cash flow
  • Barbara Nuss
  • 3,239 Reads 12 Shares
Are private equity investments in multi-unit operators changing the face of franchising?
  • Darrell Johnson
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7 multi-unit operators share their experiences on raising capital during the pandemic
  • Sara Wykes
  • 5,603 Reads 36 Shares
How to use financial benchmarks to achieve your 2021 business goals
  • Barbara Nuss
  • 3,752 Reads 3 Shares
Investing in 2021-what could go right, what could go wrong, and how to adapt and create a resilient plan
  • Carol M. Schleif
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Report finds a third of small business owners facing a ‘cash crunch’ even though PPP funding is still available.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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The SBA's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) reopens for borrowers this week.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
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With just a few simple changes, says this major SBA lender, the SBA can continue to help U.S. small businesses recover after PPP funding is exhausted
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As Covid-19 shutters some business and limits others, keeping your FDD’s Item 19 up to date is more important than ever
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Where will consumers be at year-end if the coronavirus rages on?
  • Ron Oertell
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What You Need To Know About Filing A Claim For Business Interruption Insurance.
  • Joseph W. Lesovitz
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To help franchisees with ROI, some franchisors are looking for ways to reduce initial investments.
  • Darrell Johnson and Luis Despradel
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Investing in the 2020s - a look ahead at what might matter.
  • Carol Schleif
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A new decade is the perfect time to take advantage of this 8-step expansion planning worksheet
  • Rod Bristol
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Timely Tips To Help Multi-Unit Franchisees Find Relief And Preserve Liquidity During COVID-19.
  • Carty Davis
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Busting 4 myths about multi-unit franchising.
  • Rod Bristol and Barbara Nuss
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If an economic downturn really does arrive, will you be ready?
  • Carty Davis
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