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SBA backed business loan

Mon, 25 Apr 2011 21:28:15 +0000

I can can come up with 30-50 % down to qualify for an SBA backed loan. I am working with a loan packager that charges $2500 to "package" the loan and find a lender for me.

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Conversion of Dealers to Franchisees

Wed, 11 Jun 2008 18:07:31 +0000

I'm curious whether anyone has experience in converting their dealers to franchisees, or whether anyone has been a dealer that was converted to a franchisee?


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What Happens When Franchisors "Forget" To Include Ex-Zs in UFOC

Thu, 27 Mar 2008 13:41:10 +0000

I am a new member to BMM but I have read it for some time.

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Help Me Reach Out

Fri, 01 Feb 2008 16:01:41 +0000

I recently took a job working for a dear friend. Little did I know but his right hand man(my boss) is extremely difficult to get along with.

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Using IRA funds for purchase

Thu, 12 Apr 2007 17:02:54 +0000

I am purchasing an existing franchise and want to (actually 'have to') use my IRA for the purchase.

I understand that I must use a Pension Trust to escape the early withdrawal penalty and have seen some companies online who specialize in it.

Any recommendations on companies to use...any new buzz on IRS activity/investigation into this practice?

Thanks for the help...I am supposed to close June 25 so I've got to get moving!



Fri, 02 Mar 2007 21:06:52 +0000

The details of AAFD's upcoming 15th Anniversary Annual Conference can be seen here.  It can also be seen here in the community's April calendar.

Earnings Claims

Fri, 02 Mar 2007 17:20:07 +0000

The first question most people ask when considering an investment is: How much can I make?

The second question is likely to be: How much can I lose?

In the franchise industry, the first question is closely tied to the matter of Earnings Claims and the second question to matters of Turnover Rate, Termination, and Liquidated Damages.

This forum topic is to address the first question, Earnings Claims. I shall try to give an overview from a US perspective, and encourage our non-US folks to assist with a perspective from their countries.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution / Arbitration

Thu, 01 Mar 2007 13:30:17 +0000

This is a forum that has been spun off from the Paul Steinberg's blog entry, Arbitration / ADR.

While it is true that there have only been a handful of franchise cases (most notably DAI v. Casarotto ), there is a 35-year long trend towards favoring arbitrations. An amicus brief in a recent consumer (non-franchise) case may be of interest for those wanting some technical legal background and analysis.

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Finding Capital

Thu, 06 Apr 2006 20:00:36 +0000

What's the scoop on financing a franchise? What resources are out there? Are some franchises easier to get financing than others?

Top 10 Legal Tips for Franchise Buyers

Thu, 06 Apr 2006 16:31:54 +0000

Hello Everyone:

I recently presented a 45 minute presentation on the top 10 legal tips for Franchise Buyers at the National Franchise Expo in Las Vegas, NV, and thought I would offer to email the powerpoint to anyone who wants it. Simply send me an email at:

and I will reply and attach the file. It's a 2 MB file btw, so make sure you mail server can handle that.

Also, I'll do my best to login regularly to check questions and provide what limited guidance I can via an internet forum.

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