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    6 Replies Latest reply on Mar 16, 2008 11:24 PM by TJMorehead

    buying a franchise

    bknows42 Newbie
      I am very interesting in buying a golf store franchise for the town I live in. How do I obtain funding for this?
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          LUCKIEST Guide
          42, Welcome to this web site. Tell us more. Who are you?? and Where are you??
          *Go to the Members page and add a *few words about your business
          **How soon do you plan on buying this golf store
          **To obtain funding you need a Business and marketing Plan
          **Good luck, LUCKIES<br
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              bknows42 Newbie
              I hope to obtain funding before summer begins. I am still working on marketing and business plan. The business is a golf store selling golfing equipment, making and sizing clubs for customer's, golf clothing and accessories, etc.
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                  LUCKIEST Guide
                  42, tell us more about yourself??
                  What is your background?? What was your major in school??
                  Why GOLF??, Are you working NOW??
                  LUCKIEST
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                      bknows42 Newbie
                      I live in Sedlia Mo, I am retired from the AF national guard, don't get to collect pay until I turn 60, hopefully that will change. I'm originally from Chicago, married with 7 children, I work full time at a hospital in Warrensburg MO which is 30 mins west of Sedalia. I am an x-ray/CT tech on the over night shift, really enjoy my job. I majored in Architecture in high school, which I enjoyed the hell out of, but could'nt get the job that was offered to me in 1975 due to transportation problems then. I join the Air Force there after but no jobs (so I was told) in drafting available. Why Golf? I love golf playing it and teaching it to some of my friends. I have been playing since 1987, I am not great at it but I can hold my own. I have information from three franchise companie, Nevada Bob's, Golf USA, and Golf etc. I have never been in business for myself, but I believe the training in the military and supervising people and being responsible and accountable for military equipment worth millions has prep me to run a company, also it will give me more time with the family after it is running smoothly. There are approxmately 6 golf courses in my city, and numerous more within a 30 mile radius all around. There isn't a store that caters to golf equipment and merchandise in that area other than Kmart and Walmart, and their inventory is very limited. I am African American and figured I could get a loan because of my minority status which is encouraged. thanks for your interest, and any information and/or guidance you provide will be totally appreciated.
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                        bknows42 Newbie
                        I've replied to this, but wasn't sure if it went through
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                    TJMorehead Adventurer
                    Hello Bknows42,

                    The simpliest is a CommunityExpress Loan. I am a Government authorized technical assistance provider. Visit my blogpage and see "Accessing Capital", from there you can start the process and submit a prequalification form to apply for funding. Once you've completed it I can forward you a pre-application via email.

                    Send me an email at moreheadsconnections@gmail.com for questions and to exchange contact info.

                    Warm regards,
                    TJ Morehead