SBA Approved Franchise Opportunities

Welcome to our SBA Approved Franchise directory. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has been helping small businesses start up and thrive since 1953.

People who are investing in a SBA-approved franchise will often have their SBA loan processing expedited. Many of these franchises are popular brand names like Maaco, Fantastic Sams, and SIGNARAMA. Explore Franchise Gator’s extensive directory of SBA-approved franchise opportunities to find the right one for you!


Growth Coach, The

Coaching is a high-margin business where you can utilize your sales, management and/or business experience. As a Growth Coach owner, you will work with business owners like yourself who are interesting and financially able to pay you for your services. Leverage our group workshops to increase income potential. Go with the best! Contact us today.

Liquid Capital Required:
$50,000

Fresh Coat Painters

Now you can take advantage of the $100 billion home services industry with your own Fresh Coat Painters franchise! We offer large exclusive territories, ongoing training and support and the most powerful marketing program in the industry! Don't wait; become your own boss today!

Liquid Capital Required:
$20,000

Liberty Tax Service

No Tax Experience? No Worries, Liberty Tax Service will teach you everything you need to know in this recession resistance franchise. We have one of the lowest cost franchises with very high returns. No wonder we're always on the top lists for Entrepreneur Magazine and International Franchise Association. We can't wait to hear from you.

Liquid Capital Required:
$50,000

Dickey's Barbecue

Since 1941 Dickey's Barbecue has been treating customers to great tasting barbecue and has become a restaurant icon in the process! Now you can join in that legacy with your own Dickey's Barbecue franchise! Our great tasting recipes, strong national brand and proven business model will help you have the most popular restaurant around! Contact us today to get started!

Liquid Capital Required:
$50,000

WIN Home Inspection Franchise

Buying a home is one of the most important financial decisions in a person's life. You can help them make the right decision and make big profits with your own WIN Home Inspection franchise! When you partner with WIN, you will receive all the tools and training you need to make your business successful! Inquire today-we can't wait to hear from you!

Liquid Capital Required:
$20,000

Cruise Planners / American Express

Do you want to own a business that is both profitable and fun? Then Cruise Planners is the franchise you've been waiting for! Through our partnership with American Express you will have instant credibility and the ability to offer incentives others cannot and still earn full commissions! Add in our top notch training program and marketing muscle and you will be making money in no time!

Liquid Capital Required:
$10,000

AAMCO Transmissions, Inc.

Car repairs and maintenance needs are at an all-time high. Let AAMCO Transmissions help you take advantage of this growing demand! Our strong national brand recognition and administrative support system has helped our franchisees stay in business for over 50 years. Get started by contacting us today!

Liquid Capital Required:
$50,000

House Doctors Handyman Service

5 top reasons why House Doctors:
1. Our franchisees are managers, who don’t just want a job, but who want to build a business that provides income, creates equity and increases net worth.

2. Our franchisees operate in several major growth markets including home repairs, home improvements and home modifications generated by aging baby boomers.

3. Our franchisees create multiple income streams by

using our guaranteed lead generation programs.

4. Our franchisees get even more business by doing installations for our National Partner Network, who sell and distribute products like, ramps, grab bars, walk in tubs, doors, windows and much, much, more.

5. Our franchisees enjoy major discounts we’ve negotiated for them from suppliers saving them thousands in monthly running costs.

We’re worth checking out! We have franchisees who are happy to renew after 10 years.

Liquid Capital Required:
$40,000

Caring Transitions

Senior Relocation - Downsizing - Estate Sales. Caring Transitions is looking for motivated franchisees who want to be a part of the growing senior care industry! Getting started is easy with our home-based turn-key system and low start-up costs! And best of all, you will be making a difference in people's lives everyday. Don't wait; contact us now to learn more!

Liquid Capital Required:
$40,000

Beef 'O' Brady's Family Sports Pub

At the heart of every Beef ® franchise is a commitment to the community, a commitment that sets our franchise apart from other models. From local little leagues to adult recreational leagues, Beef 'O' Brady's® is a neighborhood gathering spot for friends, family, and teammates to celebrate a win or catch the big game on TV. When you welcome a community into your franchise, you attract, keep, satisfy, and grow your customer base. Each franchisee works with adult and youth athletics, local schools, and community organizations to create a sense of community. When you own and operate your own Beef's®, you are able to build your business while contributing to the betterment of the community through school sponsorships, charity involvement, and sporting events. Since 1985, the Beef's® system has grown and evolved into the strong network of support it is today. As a Franchise Partner you will receive the support of a focused Home Office team as well as valuable interaction with other Franchise Partners

Liquid Capital Required:
$150,000

Companion Connection Senior Care

NO ROYALTY FEES! Considering starting your own home care business? Are you interested in being part of the fastest growing segment of the health care industry? The Companion Connection Senior Care business model is designed for people who want to start an independent business providing caregivers to seniors and people with disabilities.

Liquid Capital Required:
$19,500

All Tune and Lube

Come join the recession-proof auto care industry with your own All Tune & Lube franchise! When you partner with us you will receive the benefit of our proven business model, site selection assistance, ongoing training and support, marketing plans and much more! Don't wait; contact us today!

Liquid Capital Required:
$30,000

Mathnasium

With an ever-growing demand for quality math instruction, Mathnasium Learning Centers has become one of the fastest-growing educational franchises in the world. Mathnasium offers highly effective and fun mathematics instruction for children and is the perfect venture for individuals seeking a meaningful business opportunity. Our specially designed, proprietary Mathnasium Method™, derived from more than 35 years of research and development, helps math make sense to kids. When math makes sense, their grades improve, excitement grows, and educational doors open! There are now more than 450 locations worldwide, with two new centers opening each week.

Liquid Capital Required:
$55,000 - $95,000

Cartridge World

Come join the fastest growing franchise in the print cartridge refill industry! At Cartridge World, we know that our franchisees are the future of our business which is why we provide unsurpassed support in every area possible. We want you to be successful too! Contact us today to find out more about this exciting opportunity!

Liquid Capital Required:
$40,000

Kiddie Academy

Do you dream of owning a business that is both profitable and rewarding? Then Kiddie Academy is the opportunity you've been waiting for! Our strong support system, training program, and proven business model will help you hit the ground running and have parents clamoring to enroll their children in your academy! We can't wait to hear from you so contact us today!

Liquid Capital Required:
$150,000

Glass Doctor

Glass Doctor is looking for motivated franchisees to take advantage of the growing demand for mobile auto and home glass repairs! When you partner with Glass Doctor you will have access to our strong national brand, ongoing training and support, exclusive territories and much more! Start down the path to success by contacting us today!

Liquid Capital Required:
$40,000

Mr. Appliance

Take advantage of the growing demand for appliance repair services with your own Mr. Appliance franchise! As the largest full-service appliance repair company in the world, we give you access to unmatched training and support, aggressive marketing programs, a strong national brand and a business model with a proven track record of success! Don't wait; inquire today to learn more!

Liquid Capital Required:
$50,000

Re-Bath

Re-Bath began as American Bathtub Liners, a company that offered bathtub liners to hotels. In 1982, Re-Bath began selling the liners to homeowners through a dealer network. Today, Re-Bath is the World’s Largest Bathroom Remodeler and offers not only Bathtub Liners, but also bathtubs, Showers and Shower Base Liners, Wall Surround Systems, Bathtub-to-Shower Conversions, Walk-In Bathtubs, Vanity Cabinets and Tops, Toilets, Shower Spas, Faucets, Mirrors and Accessories.

Liquid Capital Required:
$50,000

Marco's Pizza Franchise

Marco's is one of the top take out and delivery pizza franchises. We're highly rated and rapidly growing and we are looking for passionate entrepreneurs who want to make pizza they'd be proud to serve their own families.

Liquid Capital Required:
$100,000

Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting

Ranked number 1 in Category by Entrepreneur for 2014, Maacohas many advantages that our competitors can't not provide. Our fleet solutions team has established relationships with national brands such as DHL, Hertz, Enterprise, USPS, and FedEx. Our inventory sales team has incredible purchasing power to get all supplies for much less, which results in a bigger bottom line for the franchisee. The size of Maaco allows us to have the largest marketing advertising fund in the industry. The more we grow, the better the advantages get.

Liquid Capital Required:
$90,000

Furniture Medic

Are you interested in owning your own furniture repair and restoration business? Furniture Medic's 53 years of franchising experience will help you get started! As the largest furniture and wood restoration company in the world, Furniture Medic provides unparalleled support to its franchisees. No experience is necessary!

Liquid Capital Required:
$25,000

FASTSIGNS

FASTSIGNS is the leader and ranked # 1 by number of units in North America, verified by third party sources such as Entrepreneur, Franchise Business Review and Franchise Research Institute. This provides us great buying power with key suppliers and vendors, thus reducing franchisees’ costs and increasing their profit margins. In addition, we are the only franchise in the sign & graphics category with a $7 million national advertising fund focused on national television ads, SEO and PPC to drive customers to franchisees’ centers.

Liquid Capital Required:
$80,000

Money Mailer

Money Mailer has re-invented marketing for local, neighborhood businesses. Powerful targeting technology delivers money-saving offers to consumers in the mail, on the Internet, to mobile devices and social media. Lead generation and an aggressive launch package designed for rapid cash flow means revenue generation 8 weeks after completion of Money Mailer University. No royalties for your entire 1st year and you can start with a home-office, no storefront or inventory required. You do the consulting, we do the rest.

Liquid Capital Required:
$50,000

Papa Murphy's Pizza

Papa Murphy's is the fifth-largest pizza chain in the country and is undeniably the leader of the take 'n' bake pizza segment. Every store offers custom-made pizzas featuring high-quality, fresh toppings generously layered on pizza dough that is made fresh every morning in each store. By baking Papa Murphy’s pizzas at home, customers get to experience the home-baked aroma of a convenient, delicious meal that the brand is known for. To franchise owners, Papa Murphy’s offers an opportunity that is revolutionary with the simplistic business model at a great price.

Liquid Capital Required:
$80,000

The UPS Store Inc.

With over 30 years of franchising experience and over 4,300 locations in the U.S., our network is recognized as an industry leader year after year. We offer franchisees an award-winning training program focused on the knowledge and skills to run and grow your business.

Liquid Capital Required:
$60,000

Apricot Lane

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own fashion retail store? Well Apricot Lane is the franchise opportunity for you! With strong brand recognition, low initial investment, and a corporate support system second to none, Apricot Lane makes it easy to realize your dream. Let us help you take advantage of this $49.1 billion industry, contact us today!

Liquid Capital Required:
$80,000

Sport Clips

Want to join a recession-proof industry with huge profit potential? Then Sports Clips is the franchise for you! With low start-up costs, no industry experience requirement, and limitless growth potential, it's easy to see why Entrepreneur Magazine ranks Sports Clips among its Top 50 Fastest Growing Franchises. Inquire today!

Liquid Capital Required:
$100,000

Bruster's Real Ice Cream

With a nationally recognized brand, comprehensive training, ongoing support and a product that is loved by people of all ages, it's easy to see why owning a Bruster's Real Ice Cream franchise can be the best investment you ever make! Contact us today to learn more!

Liquid Capital Required:
$75,000 - $200,000

Club Z In-Home Tutoring

SAT and ACT Test Prep Services continue to be in huge demand. Our Z! Prep programs offer tremendous results for our students and are extremely lucrative for our franchise owners. Combine our test prep programs with In-Home tutoring and Online tutoring in all subjects and you have one of the top franchise systems in the world. We look forward to sharing our information with you, so please contact us today!

Liquid Capital Required:
$40,000

ActionCOACH

ActionCOACH is the leading business coaching company in the world. Our franchisees use their past experience and our tested and proven systems to deliver coaching to the owners of small and medium sized businesses. They offer guidance to not only improve company performance in the areas of time, team, money and marketing, but also find the right balance between work and life.

Liquid Capital Required:
$35,000

NaturaLawn of America

Since 1989, we continue to be the only nationwide natural organic-based lawn care franchise providing a safer and healthier alternative to traditional chemical lawn care services. As the original innovator of organic-based/biological products and services, we have become the recognized leader in our industry.

Liquid Capital Required:
$50,000

Mosquito Squad®

If you are looking for a thriving add-on or full-time business, Mosquito Squad is the answer. We're a fast growing franchise concept that focuses on the elimination of unwanted outdoor pests such as mosquitoes and ticks. You can make the yards in your community safer, more enjoyable environments.

Liquid Capital Required:
$30,000

Wireless Zone

Join America's most reliable and largest wireless network and see why Entrepreneur Magazine has ranked Wireless Zone #79 in the Franchise 500! Our exclusive relationship with Verizon Wireless complements our superior brand recognition with first-class training, marketing assistance, and field support. Contact us today - we can't wait to hear from you!

Liquid Capital Required:
$99,250

SIGNARAMA

Signarama is the leading provider in delivering messages and signs for any business' needs. Our specialty is building brand recognition and local advertising promotion in the local business community. Our network of 900+ franchisees represents 80% of the franchise sign industry around the world.

Liquid Capital Required:
$45,000

Huntington Learning Center

With over 300 locations nationwide, Huntington Learning Center is one of the most established brands in supplemental quality education. With pre-opening and ongoing support, we provide you with the tools necessary to make your new business succeed! Contact us today-we can't wait to hear from you!

Liquid Capital Required:
$60,000

Fast-Fix Jewelry and Watch Repairs

Everyone needs watch and jewelry repairs! Fast-Fix Jewelry and Watch Repairs' simple turn-key program makes it easy with 26 years of industry experience, low start-up costs, and ongoing training and support. No experience is required, so contact us today!

Liquid Capital Required:
$100,000

EmbroidMe

EmbroidMe is the premier promotional marketing partner in the local business community. From promotional products to embroidered apparel, our franchisees offer branding solutions to businesses, organizations, sports teams, and schools.

Liquid Capital Required:
$45,000

PostNet Printing Franchise

Join the leader in the fast growing business services industry! As a PostNet franchisee, we will provide you with all the tools you need to get started- world class training, marketing support, business planning and more! Inquire today and begin living your dream!

Liquid Capital Required:
$60,000

Ace Hardware

For more than 85 years, Ace Hardware has been America's neighborhood hardware retailer. Ace Hardware is offering a tremendous opportunity for those wanting to build a profitable and lasting business. With financial backing and support from a globally trusted and locally embraced brand, the ultimate success can be yours with Ace. Request information today to learn more!

Liquid Capital Required:
$250,000

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is proud to be North America's largest and most trusted choice for full-service outdoor landscape and architectural lighting. We are the leading national brand with the most locations, largest footprint, most experience and largest client base in the category. No one has installed more low-voltage lighting systems and more fixtures, and it's not even close! We have created many of the programs and best practices utilized by the entire landscape lighting industry category, including our competitors. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is the undisputed thought leader with an unparalleled sensibility for lighting design utilizing cutting-edge LED technology. Our installation methodology combines 15+ years of experience to guarantee outstanding designs and both efficient and meticulous installations performed by our franchisees at outstanding margins. Most importantly, OLP offers ongoing service and maintenance programs to ensure our lighting systems are operating at peak performance while generating an attractive recurring revenue stream for our franchisees. All of this combined provides our clients with an unforgettable, world-class experience unmatched in the industry. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is a unique, low investment business opportunity that is great for individuals who would like to start their first business or an existing business owner who is considering expanding. Our high-margin, recurring revenue business model will enable you to build a business to reach your career, lifestyle, and financial goals.

Liquid Capital Required:
$80,000 - $100,000

Mr. Transmission/Milex

Join a leader in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry. Choose Milex Complete Auto Care, Mr. Transmission, or both and let us help you build the business you've always wanted!

Liquid Capital Required:
$60,000

Minuteman Press

Minuteman Press makes starting your own printing company easy. With over 35 years in the printing industry, Minuteman Press gives franchisees all of the necessary tools, including: financial assistance, administrative software, and superior training in areas of management, marketing, and pricing. No experience is necessary for this franchise - inquire today!

Liquid Capital Required:
$70,000

Bach to Rock Music School Franchise

Music has never been more central to popular culture. From television shows like American Idol, The Voice and Glee, to iTunes, to video games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, America's more addicted to music than ever before. And Bach to Rock is poised to meet this growing demand. In addition, reductions to public school arts budgets, coupled with kids' desire for musical instruction in popular genres, are driving the rapid adoption of new, innovative music education resources such as Bach to Rock. In fact, private lessons are now the number one way for students to learn to play an instrument, overtaking school lessons in the past few years.

Liquid Capital Required:
$100,000

V's Barbershop

Do you want to own your own business in the high demand grooming industry? Then V's Barbershop is the franchise for you! Demand for our upscale barber services continues to grow as more men try to find that traditional full-service barbershop experience. Come take advantage of our operational training, marketing support and discount vendors today! Your shop will be the talk of the town!

Liquid Capital Required:
$100,000

Archadeck

Archadeck designs and delivers beautiful, functional and innovative outdoor living environments that meet our client's lifestyle needs. We are a nationally recognized brand and the industry leader with over 30 years of experience designing and building outdoor living spaces. We look forward to working with you and your candidates and demonstrating why Archadeck Outdoor Living is known for delivering "Better Building by Design".

Liquid Capital Required:
$80,000

Wild Bird Centers

Your Wild Bird Center is a wild bird feeding and nature specialty retail store where customers are excited to share in your success. Wild Bird Centers of America (WBCA) is a successful chain of stores offering a complete line of quality products designed to deliver the optimum backyard bird feeding experience. Our 28 years of experience give you a turn-key system designed to launch your business efficiently so you can quickly benefit from sales and building your business. The "WBCA System" provides expertise and experience in all critical areas of business operations while you focus on the key to success - sales. We are with you from the beginning and every day to make your business a success.

Liquid Capital Required:
$60,000

AlphaGraphics

AlphaGraphics is a business-to-business print and marketing solutions franchise offering print, digital and visual communication solutions. Truly a one-stop solution. * Conceptual Marketing Solutions * Brand imaging * Graphic Design * Print * Digital, Offset & Wide Format * Full Sign Service - Direct Mail Marketing * Social Media Management * Website Development * E-Mail marketing Campaigns * QR Codes / SEO As a B2B model standard operating hours are M - F 8 - 5. Ask about our quick start Ramp-In program.

Liquid Capital Required:
$150,000

Honest-1 Auto Care

The numbers don't lie and neither do we! 75% of people surveyed choose auto care based on trust. We at Honest-1 Auto Care take pride in our core values of honesty, value and trust which is why we are America's preferred automotive maintenance provider. Join the recession proof auto care industry with the most powerful brand around - you will be glad you did. Inquire today - we can't wait to hear from you!

Liquid Capital Required:
$120,000 - $150,000

Toppers Pizza

The secret behind this 49 unit eclectic pizza delivery franchise headquartered in Whitewater, Wisconsin is that we take a unique approach to the crowded pizza segment by appealing to 18-34 year olds in an irreverent way that totally separates us from the competition. Join us for our monthly Franchise Ownership Information Webinar and learn why Toppers isn't like everyone else. We will provide you the insight and information you need for developing Toppers Pizza in your market.

Liquid Capital Required:
$200,000

Floor Coverings International

As the leader in the mobile flooring industry, Floor Covering International is an outstanding opportunity for those that want to build a large business that can maximize their potential. Currently estimated at greater than $65 billion and growing, the fragmented flooring market represents an unprecedented opportunity for leaders and entrepreneurs to emerge. Floor Coverings International is committed and profitability capable of providing the most innovative flooring products from around the world to help you do just that!

Liquid Capital Required:
$100,000

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