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Client Testimonials

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While working with FRANdata, we found a team similarly dedicated to the goal of helping clients maximize opportunities through data. We evaluated the FUND score with its supporting attributes and discovered that by combining FRANdata’s brand-level risk information with Experian’s Financial Stability Rating, clients can get a more complete picture of severe delinquency or business failure risk for individual franchisees. This should be particularly useful to clients with portfolios that are rich with franchise customers
Piew Data
Piew Data Director of Commercial Data Science, Experian

 

This has been a productive engagement with FRANdata. Tide Dry Cleaners, and Procter and Gamble as a whole, are very data-driven businesses. FRANdata brought forward quality analysis and perspective in the Franchising and Dry Cleaning arenas. They were able to gather and analyze financial and operational information as well as provide us with helpful insights and metrics that enabled us to focus our strategy.
Jeff Wampler
Jeff Wampler CEO, Agile Pursuits Franchising (Tide Dry Cleaners)

 

Our partnership with FRANdata has been instrumental in helping Capital One's Spark Business support franchises’ lending needs in a simple and seamless way. As access to capital continues to be top of mind for businesses across the country, we’ve been able to leverage FRANdata’s leadership and years of expertise to serve the unique and complicated needs of a franchise. As a result, we have been able to provide superior servicing and lending options for our franchise customers and offer tangible advice and resources to help them obtain access to capital when they need it most.
Brian K. Smith
Brian K. Smith Head of SBA Lending, Capital One

 

As a lender, it's a huge relief to find a Bank Credit Report on the Franchise Registry for a brand we are considering working with, as it shows us the franchisor is very serious about supporting their franchisees when it comes to financing. The BCR helps us determine if a franchise meets our criteria and is a brand we want to do business with.
Mike Smith
Mike Smith SVP, Franchise Lending Group, Atlantic Capital Bank

 

Our Franchise Registry membership gives me a peace of mind! FRANdata’s team is always available to talk with lenders that contact me with questions regarding financing for our franchisees. Their immediate support helps to ensure financing is not held up!
Lisa Chiono
Lisa Chiono Senior Compliance Paralegal, CiCi Enterprises, LP

 

The team at the Franchise Registry helped solve financing hurdles for our entire franchise system. They deliver results with great service!
Mike Lohman
Mike Lohman Chairman and Director, Go Mini's Portable Storage & Moving

 

Frandata is my go to company for franchisee lists and info!  They are straight forward, helpful and genuinely concerned about my success! I have been pretty demanding and without question Frandata has been patient and perceptive to my needs. I have been his customer for years because the information I get from Frandata works! Brett Larrabee Toppers, Famous Daves and Toast Cafe
Brett Larrabee Toppers
Brett Larrabee Toppers Famous Daves and Toast Café Director of Franchise Sales and Development

 

Can't thank FRANdata enough for your quick response this morning. You always make us look so good in front of our clients!
David Oppenheim
David Oppenheim Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

 

FRANdata’s webinars are excellent and I really appreciate them. I use them for my own educational purposes, especially since I am usually the one dealing with the banks and their documentation – I know many lending institutions are challenged with all these changes and I can direct them to the folks at the Franchise Registry to do the educating for me (especially those unfamiliar with franchising).
Debra Webb Ivy
Debra Webb Ivy Director Franchise Administration, Primrose Schools

 

Without the timely intervention of the Franchise Registry, one of our clients would not have been able to close an SBA loan. Banks routinely rely on the Franchise Registry for trustworthy information and expertise. Many banks’ franchise underwriting process depends on the Franchise Registry for crucial elements in order to push through, for a brand to not have a current Franchise Registry membership could means needless delay or perhaps even denial of the loan.
Bill Graefe William R.
Bill Graefe William R. Graefe| FISHER ZUCKER LLC

 

FRANdata's market research helped us understand our competition and served as a catalyst for fundamental change within our organization. FRANdata delivered a comprehensive amount of insights and analysis that provided us with serious comfort when it came to making strategic decisions while providing discipline to our core business and facilitated the adoption of technology. Working with FRANdata has profoundly impacted me in crystalizing the way we should be thinking about franchising.
Dzana Homan
Dzana Homan Former CEO School of Rock, COO Goddard Schools, CEO Huntington Learning Centers

 

I recently took advantage of the Financing Consultation Call offered by FRANData.  It was a real eye opener - I had no idea what I didn’t know!  My advisor, pointed out many opportunities for my company to paint a more transparent, compelling snapshot of the financial soundness of our business opportunity.  It is clear to me with this one call that we are not telling our great story to the lenders out there.  The Financing Consultation is a no brainer and educated me on our Fund Score and how meaningful that score is to lenders.  I would encourage others to take advantage of it too!
Kathleen McKay
Kathleen McKay Director of Franchise Development, Home Instead Senior Care

 

FranData has been a tremendous resource for helping us build out our target marketing lists. Their research is comprehensive, and data is complete and accurate. Plus, everyone I deal with is pleasure to work with and extremely responsive with all of our last-minute requests.
Rebecca Brandeburg
Rebecca Brandeburg Marketing, Emerging Channels Intuit

 

A FRANata list I bought last year got us a candidate who recently closed a resale deal in a struggling major market.  That alone makes giving my business to them a “no-brainer."  I use FranData because they get me the exact information I need, allowing for laser focus in my marketing efforts.
Oliver Campbell
Oliver Campbell 1800Radiator

 

Thanks again for your help with our project – the data provided yielded a 3x better response rate than we were originally anticipating.  It’s been a pleasure working with you!
Brad Calkins
Brad Calkins Marketing Manager, YODLE

 

Don’t hesitate to include an onsite visit by FRANdata with your Bank Credit Report. It is a valuable part of the process that allows the analyst the opportunity to connect with your people, culture and experience your brand. The ability to collect the information on one day was invaluable. Our analyst Anya quickly became part of the Taco John family
Renee Swisher
Renee Swisher VP for Finance and Technology

 

The financial consultation call with Darrell Johnson was extremely valuable. The insights into the lending community and my company were helpful and provided me with additional information that will aid me in future decisions. Well worth the time.
Jeremy Wallace
Jeremy Wallace Vice President of Franchise Development

 

We at Casa Early Learning are extremely passionate about our brand and have successfully developed our early childhood education business over the past decade. We needed a partner to take our growth plans to the next level through the franchise business model. FRANdata worked with us to understand the fundamentals of our vision and business to identify an approach and expansion strategy that would fit our needs and goals. The expertise and access to key information that FRANdata brought to the table provided us with a comprehensive blueprint of how to grow our franchise concept – from a financial modeling showing us where and when to invest in key elements of our new franchise system, to geographical analysis targeting top opportunities for expansion. With FRANdata’s guidance we feel fully equipped to make informed decisions that will take our passion for early childhood intercultural and bilingual learning, and expand our efforts to the national level.
Natalie Standridge
Natalie Standridge Executive Director

 

“The Franchise Registry, combined with FRANdata’s support team, is a great service that includes a unique franchise system credit scoring model to augment our internal underwriting process. It provides analytics and credit risk information that is accessible and useful in developing and monitoring our underwriting framework, as well as industry details that are helpful in our discussions with regulators.”
John Coffin
John Coffin Executive Vice President

 

"Your lists are accurate and genuine. This being the first time doing business with you, we really didn’t know what to expect- most list companies aren’t worth the paper they are written on but FRANdata is the exception."
Sam Lewis
Sam Lewis Customer Development Director

 

“I use the Franchise Registry almost every day. It is my go-to source for all franchise lending.”
Charles Yorke
Charles Yorke Franchise Lender

 

"During our most recent FDIC examination, the examiners noted that we had built up a concentration in preschool franchises within our SBA portfolio. When a concentration exists within the portfolio, the regulators want to insure that the Bank is taking extra steps to not only identify and report the concentration, but to inform itself and the Board on the risks associated with the industry in general and the franchises in particular. We have made loans to Goddard, Kiddie Academy and The Learning Experience that make up the bulk of that concentration. The FDIC examiners were impressed that we had purchased the Fund Reports for those franchises. Further, the examination report stated that the Fund Reports were evidence that the Bank was properly monitoring the risks within that portfolio concentration."
Wesley Gash
Wesley Gash SVP, Director of SBA Lending