The Franchise Forum

Expert financial advice, content, and strategies for your franchise business
What are the pros and cons of conventional loans?
You have numerous options for raising franchise capital, including conventional loans. Before making a final franchise funding decision, however, it’s important to weigh both the pros and cons of these loan products.
Financial considerations for franchise acquisitions
When financing a franchise acquisition, it’s important to consider every option available to you.
What are the benefits of using a refinance loan?
Refinance loans provide numerous benefits, but it’s essential to weigh your options and determine if replacing your current loan makes sense.
What's the difference between a refinance and a recapitalization loan?
Understand the differences between refinancing and recapitalization, as well as how each strategy can help your franchise business.
Should you refinance or consolidate your loans?
As your business grows, it is likely you will utilize different types of lending options to help with the expansion. If you are more established, you may want to revisit your current loans and see if a refinance might make sense.
How a loan can get your next franchise open
Are you a franchisee looking to add another franchise location to your ownership collection? Or perhaps you’re looking to become a first-time franchisee and are investigating purchasing opportunities. Either way, you are likely going to need a loan to accomplish your goal.
When NOT to take out a business loan for your franchise

There are many situations in which taking out a business loan can be an excellent strategy to help you grow your franchise in a realistic, manageable way. However, there are equally as many situations in which taking out a business loan is extremely inadvisable.

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