Dollar General stages a comeback

Jessica SarterFranchise Finance

The Dollar General chain renegotiated its long-term franchise loans after a year of solid sales figures, earning it another three years of repayment without having to struggle with a higher premium.

Wild Birds Unlimited Speaks at Franchise Times Franchise Finance Conference

Jessica SarterFranchise Finance

Last month, I attended the 15th Annual Franchise Times Franchise Finance Conference, sponsored by our friends at Franchise Times Magazine. It was a wonderful experience and my first time as a panelist/speaker at a franchising conference. While I was anxious about speaking to a group of fellow franchisors and bankers/reps from lending institutions, I was amazed at the warm reception. 

Franchise financing is more available if you know where to look

Jessica SarterFranchise Finance

Pizza is my favorite food. A thin crust folded, with double mozzarella, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and tangy tomato sauce gets my mouth doing summersaults. But I never tasted pizza until I was eight. Instead, American and Sweet Munchee cheeses were staples in the tiny Bronx tenement apartment where I was born in 1940. What’s more, the only flatbread I … Read More

Planet Beach Can Help New Business Owners Find Small Business Loans

Jessica SarterFranchise Finance

There’s no way to sugar coat it: It’s gotten harder to get a small business loan, even for highly qualified borrowers. Thankfully, Planet Beach Contempo Spa is making it much easier to find a banker who is ready to say “yes.” http://myplanetbeachfranchise.com/franchise-news/planet-beach-can-help-new-business-owners-find-small-business-loans/