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Franchise Financing

The money you need to start or buy a franchise.

Franchise Financing

The money you need to start or buy a franchise.

The #1 trusted funding solutions provider for franchises and their candidates.

Franchise Financing

Starting a small business from scratch is complicated. Instead of dealing with the unknown, you can feel confident with a franchise’s proven business model. Guidant works with thousands of franchises from emerging concepts to established brands, making it easy for you to find the perfect fit for your small business dream.


Proven Model

Franchises already know how to operate successfully. As a franchisee, you’ll have an experienced helping hand to guide you in opening and operating your new business.


Brand Recognition

Marketing is easier when you’re buying into an already well-known and recognized brand. Many franchises have spent years developing their brand so you don’t have to.


Voted the Best

Trusted sources like Entrepreneur and Fit Small Business consecutively rank Guidant as a top financing supplier based on voting from franchisors and industry experts.

401(k) Business Financing (Rollovers for Business Startups)

Debt-Free Funding. No Tax Penalties.

Star or buy your franchise with your retirement funds. You’ll avoid tax penalties and extra debt, giving you a cash-rich start.

A Quicker Path to Profitability.

401(k) business financing isn’t a loan or a distribution. You don’t have to worry about racking up interest or monthly payments. With 401(k) business financing, you make money sooner rather than later.

Easy to Qualify

You don’t need to risk your house as collateral or have a minimum credit score. If you have $50,000 in rollable retirement funds, you can use Rollovers for Business Startups (ROBS) to fund your franchise.

Funding Your Franchise With an SBA Loan

Big Loans. Low-Interest Rates.

Small Business Administration (SBA) loans offer big benefits like low interest rates, long repayment terms, and no ballooning costs.

One Application. Many Lenders.

We make it easy for qualified borrowers to get an SBA loan. You’ll reach our extensive network of lenders with one application — and get the perfect fit with a competitive advantage.

Comprehensive Loan Analysis.

SBA loan applications are complicated. We give you the best chance of success by providing a thorough analysis to make sure everything is right before you apply.

Unsecured Loans for Franchises

Fast Funding. No Collateral.

If you have good credit and don’t want to risk your home or other assets as collateral, an unsecured business loan offers you fast, easy financing.

Simple Qualification.

It’s easy to apply for an unsecured loan, unlike many other business loans. Because the process is so simple, most loans close in three weeks or less — so you can get started faster.

Low Introductory Rates.

Interest rates for unsecured loans start from 0% to 3%. Low interest rates make unsecured loans an ideal solution for business owners who need short-term financing.

See How Much Money You Qualify For Today

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Use 401(k) Business Financing as a Down Payment for Your Franchise Loan

You don’t need to have enough funds in your retirement plan to completely cover the costs of your franchise needs. You can combine small business financing methods by using your 401(k) business financing funding as the down payment on an SBA Loan — without triggering any tax penalties or draining your savings.

While both 401(k) Business Financing and SBA Loans have advantages as stand-alone programs, together they can set you up on a path for franchise success with a higher funding amount and lower monthly payments.

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