What FRANdata Thinks

FRANdata has been championing franchise lending for more than 15 years. Aside from speaking to hundreds of Franchise Registry lenders members, we also go to several lender conferences every year, updating lenders on the outlook for franchising and the soundness of the business model while getting to the pulse of franchise lending straight from the […]

The SBA Directory helps lenders check if a brand CAN obtain SBA financing, while the Franchise Registry is utilized by lenders to see if brands SHOULD obtain financing. What is the difference between the SBA Directory and the Franchise Registry? We use the umbrella term “lenders” but, in reality, a loan does not pass through […]

By Steve Mize of GCF Valuation One year later, and the small business acquisition market has changed significantly. COVID has created some complexities in small business valuation. For most, values have declined post COVID primarily due to lower revenues/cash flow. Two Questions to keep in mind: Has COVID impacted your business (positively or negatively), and […]

As the various pandemic-related government aid programs wind down (PPP, Restaurant Aid, Venue Operators Assistance, etc.), the SBA is expecting that borrowers will not be able to pay their loans and bank portfolios will not look as healthy as when they had the programs as support. In order to offset these impending defaults, the SBA […]

The American Rescue Plan created a $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), which restaurant franchise owners will be able to apply to for additional government aid. The RRF offers $28.6 billion in grants to hard-hit restaurants and bars, with restaurants able to apply for grants based on lost revenue. Additionally, $5 billion of that total […]

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