Financing for Franchises

December 4, 2009
South Eastern Economic Development Company of PA
Chester County Economic Development Council
737 Constitution Drive
Exton, PA 19341

Join Thomas J. Kent as he discusses the basics of franchising from A to Z.

Tom and his fellow presenters will help you assess whether your business is right for franchising and if so, how to evaluate the franchise opportunity. They will also address how to finance a franchise through the Small Business Administration, including explaining the SBA definition of a franchise, the franchise registry and key eligibility issues to consider. The presenters will additionally cover how to preserve the SBA loan guaranty, including guaranty purchase issues, the 90% loan guarantee, the conditional nature of guarantees and common issues resulting in repairs.


Registration/Breakfast - 8:00 am
Session - 8:30 to 10:30 am


  • Basics of Franchising, A-Z
  • Is your Business Right for Franchising?
  • Evaluating the Franchise Opportunity
  • Financing your Franchise through the SBA
  • SBA History of Franchise Performance


David Starfield, Starfield and Smith, PC

Thomas Kent, Fox Rothschild

Diane Janssen, US Small Business Administration