SOURCE: Franchise Direct

Franchise Direct

February 01, 2011 10:53 ET

New Report From Franchise Direct Explains How Franchise Financing Works

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - February 1, 2011) - A franchise can be a very lucrative investment, but purchasing a business is a major and often costly undertaking. Franchise Direct's latest study 'Financing Your Franchise' examines all the particulars of franchise financing. It is an essential document for anyone seeking information on how to raise the needed capital to secure franchise ownership.

Franchise Direct's 'Financing Your Franchise' report has two purposes. Firstly, it helps entrepreneurs get a sense of the scale of a franchise investment. Secondly, it explains the various financing options a prospective franchisee -- directly from the franchise itself or from a third party -- can avail of. The report also features number of first-hand accounts from franchisees and franchise consultants and such is an illuminating resource for anyone ready to buy a franchise.

The purchase of a franchise is one of the biggest investments an entrepreneur will make in their lifetime, and some sort of outside funding will often be required, especially at the start of one's business career. As our financing report outlines, franchises have launched a series of various innovative in-house financing schemes. Specifically, the report explains the financing packages provided by Huddle House, Johnny Rockets and Marco's Pizza.

If a franchise does not offer direct financing, there are other options for an entrepreneur. From Small Business Administration grants to an investment from a friend or relative to tapping a retirement fund, there are many different avenues out there from which capital can be found. The report also features a number of case studies which provide personal experiences from entrepreneurs who have availed of direct franchise financing as well as those who have invested their retirement funds into their business.

Purchasing a franchise is a detailed process that can cost a substantial amount of money. Before making such a large investment, consult with Franchise Direct's 'Financing Your Franchise' report. It explains every facet of the investment process and informs you about all of your options before you begin your career in franchising.

About Franchise Direct: Franchise Direct (www.FranchiseDirect.com) is one of the world's leading portals for franchise and business opportunities. Started as a single website for the promotion of franchises in the US market in 1999, Franchise Direct now operates a suite of eight multilingual sites targeting North America and Europe.

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