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My family invested in a small, unknown startup Bank in the late 90's. Being a Shareholder we later approached them and got the financing we needed. They said, "you invested in us when we wanted startup capitol, now we will invest in you". Thanks to them we have made a profitable business, a restaurant, with two locations. You will be lucky if you find an opportunity like that.
Find an SBA approved lender inyour area. You may also want to ask the franchisor - they usually have a list of banks that have financed their franchisees in the past.
In order to secure funding for a franchise you must have around 30% of the entire investment in cash in the bank prior to any funding. That capital along with your good credit & proper net worth would qualify you for the balance to be financed.
There are no banks that offer 100% funding on a franchise. There are also no grants for opening a new franchise.
Bottom line is, you must already have some capital in the bank before you can apply for the loan for the rest.
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