A Non-Traditional Franchise Financing Option, With Guest Ron Feldman, Ep #013

If you’re looking at funding options as a new franchisee and are struggling with the franchise financing options available to you, we’re here to tell you there are options. You can certainly go a traditional route through a bank, but sometimes it just isn’t possible. Luckily, there are more non-traditional routes available to you. In this episode, I talk with Apple Pie Capital Chief Development Officer (CDO) Ron Feldman about the ins and outs of financing, franchise validation, resources available to you—and more.

Outline of This Episode

[0:41] Ron Feldman Introduction
[5:53] What is Apple Pie and how is it different?
[11:21] What does Apple Pie look for in emerging brands?
[13:50] Definition of an emerging brand
[18:20] Resources for franchisees
[21:55] How do you look at item 19?
[24:00] Validation is absolutely critical to the process
[30:42] Successful franchises and what to look for
[35:40] Combining brands and resources
[42:57] Why you need a professional team surrounding you
What is Apple Pie Capital and how is it different than traditional lending?

Resources & People Mentioned

Anthony Martino – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_A._Martino
Apple Pie Capital – https://www.applepiecapital.com/
Bernard Siegel – https://siegelfg.com/bernard-siegel/
Denise Thomas Apple Pie Capital CEO – https://www.applepiecapital.com/advisors
Emerging Franchisor Conference – https://www.franchise.org/events/efc
FRANdata – https://www.frandata.com/about-us/
Goddard School Franchise – https://www.goddardschoolfranchise.com/franchise-cost.html
Grow Smart, Risk Less by Shelly Sun – https://www.amazon.com/Grow-Smart-Risk-Less-Low-Capital/dp/1608322025
International Franchise Association (IFA) – https://www.franchise.org/
Peter Cancro – https://www.jerseymikes.com/history
Springboard Conference – https://franchisespringboard.com/
The UnConference – https://franchiseunconference.com/rates/

Connect with Ron Feldman

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronaldafeldman
Apple Pie Capital – https://www.applepiecapital.com/

Connect With Erik

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/erik.v.horn
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/evanhorn/
TalkWithErik.com – http://talkwitherik.com

Erik Van Horn is a franchising specialist, and expert in multi-unit, semi-absentee franchise business ownership. From entrepreneur to regional developer, and investor to consultant, Erik has worn many hats over the last two decades, which has provided him unique insight into complex aspects of the industry. If you’re a franchisee, a franchisor, or one aspiring to be, subscribe to the Franchise Secrets channel and visit www.FranchiseSecrets.com for even more tactical and practical tools to help you buy, grow, and sell franchises like an expert.