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[Video] Franchisors: The Secret to Growing Your Franchise

Have you learned the secret of growing your franchise? Ben & Bob have! With the help of Benetrends, you can too! Benetrends has resources and tools that will help you catapult your franchise growth - from a comprehensive suite of funding solutions to pre-qualification tools for your candidates to co-branded hot sheets and custom referral links. 

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| Author Kristy Boldt, tagged in franchise funding, franchise growth, franchisors

The Importance of Pre-Qualification When Seeking Franchise Funding

Are you still wondering if you can afford to buy a franchise (or small business)? While most franchises cost between $50,000 and $200,000 to get started; there are some that can run much less and others that can exceed $5 million. Given the fact that franchise brands can vary so greatly in terms of costs, some individuals may be able to afford a luxury brand or more expensive franchise concept, while others may only be able to afford a franchise that costs much less. Knowing how much you have to work with in advance can better help you identify which brands you should consider.

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| Author Kristy Boldt, tagged in

What do our competitors say about our plan?

Many of our competitors only offer their clients one plan option for their new businesses: a 401(k) plan. At Benetrends, we don’t believe in cookie-cutter plans. Instead, we help you choose and manage the best plan option to meet your individual needs.

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| Author Eric Schechterman, tagged in 401(k) plan

Radio Interview with Dallas Kerley on Franchise Funding

Benetrends’ Chief Development Officer, Dallas Kerley, recently spoke with Hugh Conelly, President of Univest Small Business Banking, to discuss ways to fund a franchise.

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Do’s and Don’ts of Getting Funding for a Small Business or Franchise Opportunity

Are you ready to become a small business or franchise owner? If you’re like most prospective entrepreneurs, you’ll need to finance part or all of your business purchase. Ensuring you have an appropriately structured funding plan is often the key to long-term success and profitability.

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| Author Kristy Boldt, tagged in franchise funding

Franchise Financing: The Experts Weigh In (Hand & Stone)

Benetrends President/CEO, Rocco Fiorentino, was interviewed as an expert for an article on Franchise Financing for Hand & Stone franchise opportunities.  He weighs in on some common franchise funding questions including:
  • Why franchise funding is needed
  • Funding options available: ROBS 401(k) funding (Rollovers as Business Startups), SBA Loans, Conventional Loans, etc.
  • The role of the franchisor in helping candidates secure franchise financing

The article also explains how Hand & Stone helps prospective owners secure franchise financing through Benetrends proprietary fund, which has grown to $20 million earmarked specifically for their franchisee candidates!

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| Author Kristy Boldt, tagged in

Looking for a Small Business?  Consider a Delivery Route!

If you are like me, you may have never thought of delivery routes as a business option, but they are, in fact, a hidden treasure in the franchising world.  Delivery routes (known simply as “routes”) are profitable investments, with many advantages.

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| Author Molly Klein, tagged in small business funding, Small business ideas

Client Successes: Rainmakers in the News

Here’s our latest roundup of our Rainmaker clients who have been featured in various news outlets recently. We are proud to have helped make it happen!

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Benetrends Client of the Quarter - Chateau Davison, Inc.

Benetrends Client of the Quarter

One on One with Wendi Davison

Chateau Davison, Inc.

Wendi and Bruce Davison are owners and proprietors of the Arnold Black Bear Inn, located at 4,000 feet elevation in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California, in the town of Arnold. Arnold is home to Calaveras Big Trees State Park, where you can find lakes, streams, rivers, hiking/biking trails, golf and even giant sequoias. They have owned the inn, built in 2002, since 2009.
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Is An SBA Loan The Right Option To Fund Your Business?


As you begin your journey to own a small business and finally realize your dreams of entrepreneurship, the effort to secure funding for your start­up may seem daunting. While the thought of finally getting your business up and running is exciting, the time and energy that goes into knowing how to fund your business is enough to leave the most passionate entrepreneur a little shaky.

But, your excitement doesn’t need to wane during this process.

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