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  • 10 Apr 2018 10:12 AM | Franchise Broker Academy (Administrator)

    The SBA Franchise Directory Simplifies Processes to Help Entrepreneurs Access Capital

    WASHINGTON, March 26, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration created the SBA Franchise Directory earlier this year which has streamlined the process for entrepreneurs looking to access capital.

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    "It's a one stop shop to check the growing list of eligible brands for SBA financing.  Since its establishment, the Directory and new procedures have received extremely positive feedback from the stakeholders participating in the process," SBA Associate Administrator William Manger said.

    The SBA Franchise Directory is updated every other week to keep it current and has added 566 new brands since the new policy was announced, bringing the total eligible brands to 2,566.

    Manger continued, "This is extremely important as the SBA has seen an increase in the number of entrepreneurs opening franchises, especially among women."  The SBA has seen a year over year increase of over 17% in the dollars going to franchises and an over 18% in the dollars going to women-owned franchises. 

    The eligibility status of the franchise brands on this list are checked and cleared by the SBA cutting the finance processing time and making it more efficient.  Once franchisors have filed the proper paperwork, lenders can process loans without further review of the franchise documents. The vast majority of new brands are reviewed within 14-21 days.

    Potential franchises interested in being listed on the Directory should email copies of their Franchise Disclosure Document, the Franchise Agreement (or license or other type of agreement), and any other documents that the franchisor will require the franchisee to execute to

    There are no fees for franchises that want to be added to the Directory and it is accessible to everyone visiting SBA's website (

    If you are a franchisor looking for SBA financial assistance and would like to be included in the SBA Directory, visit

    About the U.S. Small Business Administration
    The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality.  We empower entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start and grow their businesses.  The SBA is the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses that is backed by the strength of the federal government. 

    The SBA delivers its services to people through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more about SBA, visit

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  • 23 Mar 2018 9:46 AM | Franchise Broker Academy (Administrator)


    Gotcha Covered Adds $25,000 to Ad Fund

    Dear Franchise Broker Academy Affiliate,  

    Gotcha Covered strives to do what's best for our franchisees. That's why we wanted to give the ad fund a boost to bring on some new marketing resources for our franchisees. To kick start 2018, we added $25,000to the ad fund, and it's coming back in spades.

    The goal of our ad fund is to drive as many leads to our franchisees and their newly designed websites as possible...and it's working! Our franchisees are thrilled with the additional tools and resources we've provided. It's another reason our validation is exceptional and our franchisees are so complimentary of the support they receive from the corporate team.

    Learn more about the presenting Gotcha Covered to your clients and what makes this business so attractive to prospects on our next webinar. You will learn about our business model, ideal candidates, and why our franchisees love this business. Join us for our next webinar on Tuesday, April 3 at 9 AM MST. 

  • 07 Dec 2017 10:44 AM | Franchise Broker Academy (Administrator)



    Check out the testimonial from one of our new Area

    Developers after Phase II Training.



    “It is truly amazing how helpful the Corporate

    staff have been. I can't imagine any other Corporate Office devoting this kind of time and energy into the franchisees' success!”

    AmeriCare Area Developer



    Call us to learn more about our 5 Star Training Program

    and quick ramp up process!


    Send us your qualified leads today!








    AmeriCare Team

  • 16 Nov 2017 1:33 PM | Franchise Broker Academy (Administrator)


    We celebrate with you this Thanksgiving Season!


    City publications wants to extend our deep gratitude to you for your support this year once again as our business partners! Celebrate this upcoming thanksgiving holiday with those whom you hold dear to your heart !


    Send us your qualified candidates today!



  • 15 Nov 2017 1:16 PM | Franchise Broker Academy (Administrator)

    AmeriCare’s Phoenix Area Developer

    awards FOURTH FRANCHISEE, after only their SECOND MONTH in business!




    Even more impressive is the fact that they already have their first three clients, just five weeks after opening! And, they have a great pipeline coming in. We have many desirable markets open!


    Please send us your qualified

    prospects today!



    AmeriCare Team

  • 14 May 2017 9:28 AM | Franchise Broker Academy (Administrator)

  • 27 Apr 2017 2:00 PM | Franchise Broker Academy (Administrator)



    City Publications is proud to announce it's newest franchise

    opening in Columbus, Ohio!

    This powerful husband and wife duo comes with over 25 years of business ownership in the local market. 


    Hurry and send your qualified candidates today we only have room for one Discovery Day left in May!!



  • 16 Apr 2017 3:20 PM | Franchise Broker Academy (Administrator)

  • 10 Apr 2017 12:09 PM | Franchise Broker Academy (Administrator)

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