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concept

Whether you subscribe to FRANdata’s New Concept Report or not there is always something interesting for franchise nerds (like us) . Here are a few fun facts as analyzed by Edith Wiseman president extraordinaire at FRANdata — 11 franchisors added a new franchise concept to their portfolio California & Texas have the greatest number of new franchise […]

low-credit-score

by: Claire Liuzza, Research Analyst Some 35% of franchised brands that FRANdata has analyzed are under-performers based on their FUND score. What does this mean to you?  What this means to you, the lender, is that a franchisee/borrower has a better chance of succeeding with a brand that has a high FUND score. So in turn, when working […]

new-sba-rules

  The SBA published a new rule change that will significantly alter the way affiliation is evaluated in franchise/license situations.     One thing remains certain, details around how these changes are to be applied will not be known until the next version of the SBA’s Standard Operating Procedures is released– untill then, any changes will […]

landscaper

Kate Zhang Senior Research Analyst In ranking the top franchises within the lawn care and landscape industry for Landscape Management, we began by defining the universe of brands that will be evaluated. FRANdata is the only company that collects information on every franchise brand operating in the United States (3,500+ active franchise brands, 6,000+ total brands) in […]

FUND

One of the most asked question from lenders on the FUND Score/Report, has got to be  “Its great when my borrower is investing in a brand with a high franchise credit (FUND) score, and there are many, but what does it mean to the loan or my lending process when the franchise is scored low?” […]