Three Lessons SBA Lenders Won’t Teach You When Buying a Restaurant

By Robin Gagnon
June 24, 2019

    Are you in the market for buying a restaurant?  Are you looking at lending resources?  If you’re like a lot of buyers, it may be your first experience with SBA lending.  Don’t count on getting these lessons from your lending partner but trust We...
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Financing a Restaurant Purchase?  Here's a Review of the 5 C's of Borrowing.

By Robin Gagnon
December 22, 2016

    Are you planning to finance a restaurant purchase?  If so, the restaurant broker's recap of the "Five C's" may be a helpful prelude to SBA lending. Being aware of these five factors can help you determine if you are ready for lending before...
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Restaurant Brokers Tackle Financing Option in Radio Show Debut

By Robin Gagnon
August 07, 2013

The restaurant brokers, Eric and Robin Gagnon were joined on the air recently by industry experts to discuss the topic of financing a restaurant.  Guests featured some of the restaurant industry's best and brightest including:   David Nillson,...
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Crowd Funding – Financing a Restaurant With the Help of a Crowd

By Robin Gagnon
July 29, 2013

This is the final segment of our five-part series by the restaurant brokers on financing a restaurant.  The final option we are exploring in this series is called Crowd Funding.  It’s a means of financing a restaurant with the help of your biggest...
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Tax Free Stock Conversions for Financing a Restaurant

By Robin Gagnon
July 15, 2013

Wondering how to buy a restaurant if your credit is shot or the owner isn’t willing to finance the purchase? This is the fourth in our 5-part series by the restaurant brokers on options for financing a restaurant and this one focuses on one more...
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Owner Financing When Buying a Restaurant (3rd in Series)

By Robin Gagnon
July 02, 2013

Looking for help financing a restaurant?  This is the third in our 5-part series titled "Financing a Restaurant, What are My Options?"  This article focuses on owner financing, another method for financing a restaurant purchase. Owner financing has...
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SBA Lending – Financing a Restaurant with Uncle Sam’s Help (2nd in Series)

By Robin Gagnon
June 21, 2013

Looking for help financing a restaurant?  This is the second in our 5-part series titled "Financing a Restaurant, What are My Options?" One key resource for restaurant financing is an SBA lender, so called because the loans have the backing of the...
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Financing a Restaurant - What are My Options? (5-part Series)

By Robin Gagnon
June 15, 2013

Wondering how to go about financing a restaurant?  You're not alone.  We get calls each week for answers on funding and the restaurant brokers have lots of ideas.  Here are just a few of the many options for financing a restaurant.  We will cover...
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Financing a Restaurant Purchase in the Current Economy

By Robin Gagnon
September 12, 2012

Financing a restaurant purchase may be more difficult, but it’s still possible though a recent survey of BizBuySell demonstrates brokers don't all agree on this point. Financing a restaurant purchase has improved according to our restaurant brokers...
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Financing a Restaurant Purchase

By Robin Gagnon
June 29, 2012

Financing a restaurant purchase is getting easier by the day - IF you know where to look. The days of saying “no” to all kinds of lending to buy a restaurant seems to be past us as restaurant brokers see new programs hitting the market.   In...
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