Category Archive: Financing

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    VetFran Makes Buying a Kiddie Academy Franchise More Affordable for Veterans

    Kiddie Academy® Educational Child Care is proud to show our appreciation to our nation’s military veterans by participating in the International Franchise Association’s strategic initiative, VetFran. The program is an option for United States citizens who are either currently serving in or who have been honorably discharged from the U.S. military. VetFran has a simple […]

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    Fund Your Franchise by Investing in Yourself

    In a recent post on this blog, we explained how our finance team can assist you with the process of finding traditional third-party financing to buy your franchise. There are also less traditional options available that we can recommend, including reinvesting funds from a qualified retirement account to help finance your franchise. In short, you’re […]

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    Finding Franchise Financing That Works for You

    Buying a franchise can be the best decision you’ll ever make, giving you a business you can call your own, offering you flexibility between work and personal life, and creating a financial legacy for your family. But, when you’re buying for the first time, or even when you’re expanding your business, the process for coming up with […]

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    Small Business Resources for Franchise Start-ups

    People turn to franchising as a business for many varied reasons. Some individuals embrace it because they have a special interest in a particular field but appreciate the comfort level, consistency and security associated with working with a tried-and-true business network. Other people gravitate towards a particular brand, and there are some folks that pursue […]

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    New Tax Code Spells Good News for Franchise Owners

    The recent passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was signed into law late last year, makes 2018 an exciting time for franchising. By lowering the tax rate on businesses, the new tax code enables small business owners—including a majority of Kiddie Academy® franchisees—to expand, hire more workers and potentially take on more […]

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    North Carolina Couple Secures Small Business Loan to Open a Kiddie Academy

    Meet the Lorenz family, a husband and wife duo that were looking to fulfill their dream of becoming business owners. Jerome Lorenz, with a background in business finance and banking along with his wife Vladimira, a former executive assistant wanted to be able to provide high quality child-care to children and parents in the Asheville […]

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    Avoid these financial mistakes when starting your franchise business.

    It’s so easy for entrepreneurs to get caught up in the idea of starting their own business that their financial priorities drop and they’re left with headaches, heartache or financial loss. We’re making sure this doesn’t happen to you. We’ve teamed up with Lene Steelman, Kiddie Academy’s Controller and VP of Accounting, who helps franchisees […]

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    Corporate Leaders to open a Kiddie Academy® Child Care Center

    Taisha and Deepak Vazirani met while working as Financial Managers at AT&T– this couple knows what it’s like to work together and grow a successful business. With more than 25 years of combined corporate experience, working at companies such as Campbell Soup, Proctor & Gamble, Polo Ralph Lauren, and AT & T, they were looking […]

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    Using Retirement Funds to Finance your Franchise

    Financing is a crucial step in any new business proposition.  Did you know that you can invest your existing retirement funds in a new franchise operation—without taxes or penalties?  Unlike a loan with monthly payments, you use pre-tax dollars to fund your business.  You also gain business equity and an improved cash flow position from […]

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    High Interest From Them Means Low Interest for You

    Big Banks Leading the Lending Charge   According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, a survey of loan officers performed by the Federal Reserve “cited more aggressive competition” among lenders. Why is this good for you?  The increased competition among banks to lend money means lower interest rates for loan recipients — for you. […]

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