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Established in 1993, Direct Capital is a direct franchise lendercommitted to supporting franchisees through all of their projects,including store acquisitions, remodels, equipment financing, andworking capital. The company is headquartered in Portsmouth, NH,and operates offices in New York, California, and New London. www.directcapital.com/franchise
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About The Franchise King®Joel Libava Joel has been involved in some facet of franchising for over 20 years, and is the author of, “Become a Franchise Owner” (John Wiley & Sons, Publisher.) He’s also a franchise ownership advisor. www.thefranchiseking.com
Should You Get A “Job?” Or, Should YouOwn What You Do? Job Own What You Do
If you feel that you could be a successful small business owner,why the heck are you willing to work for someone else?
Lunch. At the top. “Sure, I’d like to start my own business, but I think it’s way too risky.”
3 ways to go into business Start from scratch Buy an existing business Invest in a franchise
What is a Franchise Licensing system for the selling of products/services Franchisor sells licenses to others (Franchisees) License includes guidelines to follow Franchisees usually have an assigned geographic territory
How does franchising impact the USAEconomy? Generates 18 million jobs Contributes 50% of all retail and service $ Produces over $1.5 trillion in econ. output
Franchise Advantages• Systems are already in place to help you get started rapidly- a blueprint• Formal training program• Branding. Maybe…• What else?
Franchise Disadvantages There is a system, but it’s not yours You don’t have total control. Lots of rules What else would be a disadvantage?
What You Get With A Franchise• Operating system• Their experience• Formal training• Support• Branding• Purchasing Power• Marketing• Franchise network
Some Franchise Types Food Service Retail Personal Services B2B Children’s Services GreenCheck out hundred’s of franchises at www.franchisedirect.com
Investment AmountsYour total investment for a franchise depends on the type of franchise it is…Home-Based- $40k+Retail- $150,000+Food franchises- $150,000+Service franchises- $100,000+Hotels/Motels- $5 million ++++
Financing a Franchise Your cash injection Using current banking relationships Projections Your story
Direct Capital Franchise Group Franchisees have special needs for equipment financing and working capital – needs that Direct Capital understands thoroughly after helping thousands of franchisees nationwide over the past 19 years. A true financing partner, we provide dedicated account teams to support our franchise customers, and can help with project management; coordinating order processing, delivery and payment across multiple suppliers to ensure your projects are completed efficiently. Visit www.directcapital.com/franchise for more details on the programs we offer to single & multi-unit franchise operators.
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