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What are my chances of becoming a franchisee with a low net worth?

I am a Military man and my wife is a contractor on base, so we have 2 sources of income that will serve our personal needs (mortage, food, bills, etc,.) I am looking to become a Sports Nutrition Franchis owner, but every franchise I come across they require a high net worth. I have the liquid capital required and will try to get a SBA to cover everything else. So my question is how much of a chance do you all think i have of recieving a franchise if I have a low net worth?

Thanks in advance

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Lisa Molina
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I assist people all the time to be in business for themselves with out a lot of start up capital.
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Jun 29, 2010
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AG,

You have mentioned that you own a home ( does it have equity). Also can you show relevant experience as we have done SBA backed start up franchise deals with a third lien on the home etc. As regards net worth, you can negotiate that with the franchisor once you have a pre approval letter for SBA financing ready as it improves your chances of succesfully acquiring and running a franchise.

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Jun 8, 2010
Mel Jones
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There are rare cases where if you've got good credit you may be able to take over an existing shop that's not doing well. For example, I have a pizza franchise for $75k + $15k franchise fee. The owner is the regional director for the franchise and he had to take it back from a franchisee who was a poor operator - they used to store for a baby sitting facility for their three small children; they had no idea how to reach out to the community; and were "build it and they will come" type people. In this case, if you showed promise, the owner may take a chance on you with some 40% down. Check out more article on our website at www.sellingrestaurants.com .

Jun 7, 2010
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A G

Sorry should have mentioned it in my question, but i have 30-40k availalbe to me in cash until the business is bringing in a pretty good profit. And having myself and my spouse both working, the money that did come in from the business I will put right back into it. Also, the SBA loan would also have 20k of working capital for the upcoming months if needed. Thats what I have planned so far. What do you think?

Jun 7, 2010
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R A

It will be pretty difficult. One thing you should consider is that you mentioned you have a source of income that will cover your family expenses. But what will you use to cover the business expenses? Most businesses, even franchises, take a while to start turning out a profit. Do you have enough money to keep both your family and your business' expenses paid until the franchise starts making a decent profit? You also mentioned an SBA loan. You would have to be able to show the SBA that you can cover the cost of the loan while the business is building up a profit. If your expenses will end up outweighing your income, I suggest you think about buying an established business and that is not in your budget at the moment, I would suggest investing your money. You would still get a fixed income without the risk of getting in over your head. If you're interested in investing, e-mail me with the amount you want to invest, and I'll e-mail you back with what kind of monthly income is possible with that investment amount. Good Luck and thanks for serving our country!
rebecca_acosta23@yahoo.com

Jun 7, 2010

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