The SBA Franchise Registry is a national online listing of franchise systems whose franchisees
receive expedited loan process when applying for financial assistance from the U.S. Small Business
The Registry lists those franchise
systems whose franchise agreement has been pre-approved by the SBA, thereby shortening the loan
process and ensuring a consistent eligibility decisions.
FRANCHISEES: Franchise systems listed on the Registry are making your financing as easy as
possible. If your system is not listed yet, tell them to contact us and we will help them start the process.
• Visit the Registry
Note: While some SBA Lenders will not process a loan for a system not on the Registry, participation
IS NOT MANDATORY. If a franchisor chooses not to participate in this streamlined review process,
loan applications by its franchisees will still be reviewed individually by the SBA.
FRANCHISORS: The financing process is one of the largest hurdles for prospective franchisees to
cross. Franchisees look for systems who make this step as easy as possible. The Franchise Registry
is a simple way to expedite their loans.
• See the Benefits
SBA LENDERS: For more information about the Franchise Registry site, please contact the SBA's Senior
Franchise Counsel at firstname.lastname@example.org. To gain access to the Lendor portion of the Franchise
Registry, please contact the SBA at email@example.com.
FRANdata and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
In a unique partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and FRANdata, the
site was created to advance several initiatives central to the SBA mission: to leverage technology
to enable the SBA to make consistent eligibility decisions regarding franchise systems, to cut red
tape in the system, and to speed access to SBA financial assistance.