1. Money

Franchise Financing

All franchises will require you to pay an upfront franchise fee. In addition to the franchise fee, you will need cash on hand for build-out costs and marketing, and enough money to support yourself and your family for the first year or two. You will most likely need to find financing or a franchise loan to cover the costs of opening your franchise.

Ease of Obtaining Franchise Financing
Financing a franchise is typically much simpler than obtaining funding for a business starting from scratch. This can be attributed to the fact that franchises tend to have proven track records.

Will the Franchisor Supply Me Financing?
Will the franchisor supply me with financing to buy my franchise? Many franchisors offer franchisee financing in one form or another. The type and amount varies between franchisors.

Interview with David Nilssen, CEO of Guidant Financial Group
Interview with David Nilssen, CEO of Guidant Financial Group. Guidant Financial Small offers business funding using retirement funds. Guidant creates a structure that enables an entrepreneur to invest their retirement funds directly into their own franchise without taking a taxable distribution.

CIT - The Largest Provider of SBA Loans to Franchises in the U.S.
Many franchisees use SBA loans to meet their financing needs. That is why so many of them turn to CIT Small Business Lending Corporation, the largest provider of SBA loans to franchises in the United States.

How to Finance Your Franchise
The International Franchise Association offers many different resources to help you understand the process of financing your franchise purchase.

Franchise Expansion Loans
Loans for exisiting franchisees. If you are looking to expand your present business, buy out a partner, or add another unit, visit this website for more information on franchise expansion loans.

Franchise Loans - Start-Up Loans for Franchisees
Diamond Financial Services is a direct source to the nation's largest SBA lenders. If you are interested in a franchise loan or start-up franchise financing, Diamond Financial can help. Diamond Financial is a group of franchise loan consultants.

Start-Up Costs: determining your initial franchise investment
Buying a Franchise, New Franchisees, Franchise Costs, Business Investments, Start-Up Costs, Cost of Franchise, Business Plan, Business Financing

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