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:
$40,000

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

CTi - Concrete Technology

In today's economy home owners are looking for ways to save on repairs without jeopardizing quality. Take advantage of this growing market by becoming a CTi Concrete Technology dealer. We provide you with everything you need to succeed, including low start-up costs, on-going training and support, and marketing support through our Co-Op Marketing Program. Get started today!

Liquid Capital Required:
$9,500

PostalAnnex+

Own and operate your own shipping company with Postal Annex+! Our marketing strategies, site selection, management assistance and other support programs take out the guesswork, allowing you to make more money. Contact us today to get started!

Liquid Capital Required:
$50,000

ServiceMaster Clean

ServiceMaster Clean is listed in the Top 25 Low-Cost Franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine and continues to grow each year with more than 4,500 franchises worldwide. Our unique Fast Start Program helps jumpstart your business with marketing support valued at $5,000.

Liquid Capital Required:
$25,000 - $50,000

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 'O' Brady's® 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

Home Helpers

The demand for in-home senior care services is exploding! Now you can take advantage of this growing demand with your own Home Helpers franchise! Our comprehensive training program, proven business model and trusted name brand will give you an edge over the competition! Contact us today and see why we've been ranked #1 in the industry for 5 years running!

Liquid Capital Required:
$40,000

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

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

Papa Murphy's Pizza

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to own your own profitable pizza franchise! As a Papa Murphy's franchisee you will receive unmatched training and support, marketing assistance and much more! Throw in our popular pizza recipes and it's no wonder why we were voted # 1 pizza chain by Zagat! Contact us today to learn more!

Liquid Capital Required:
$80,000

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

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

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

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

PET DEPOT® Natural Pet Food Headquarters℠

People love to pamper their pets, and there is no better way to profit from this demand than with your own PET DEPOT franchise! PET DEPOT will be there from the beginning to assist you with every stage of the process, and before you know it you will be on your way to success! Contact us today to learn more!

Liquid Capital Required:
$80,000

PostNet

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

Boneheads Grilled Fish & Piri-Piri Chicken

The Boneheads team provides franchise partners with tools and support to launch and thrive with our unique brand. If you're ready to begin the Boneheads evangelical revolution in your neighborhood, contact us today!

Liquid Capital Required:
$100,000

Tutoring Club

Join America's fastest growing franchise in the private education industry. The private education market is continually growing and we want to help you find your success in this expanding market! Tutoring Club is building a brand name that stands for educational success, join us!

Liquid Capital Required:
$40,000

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

Pak Mail

In today's global economy, reliable shipping services have never been more important. As a Pak Mail franchisee, you can take immediate advantage of this global demand! Our comprehensive training and administrative support, strategic marketing plans and trusted name brand will help get your business off the ground quickly. Contact us today!

Liquid Capital Required:
$50,000

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

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

Precision Tune Auto Care

Precision Tune Auto Care is a recognized leader in the automotive service market for a good reason-with over 35 years of experience, a proven franchise business model and initiatives that reinforce our Competence-Convenience-Caring auto care proposition-our brand is in position to take advantage of the growing consumer need for a "dealer alternative."

Liquid Capital Required:
$50,000 - $100,000

Schlotzsky's

Schlotzsky's is a pioneer in the fast casual restaurant franchise category. Offering great food at an affordable price in a quirky, unique and fun setting, Schlotzsky's has created a passionate customer following throughout the United States. A subsidiary of FOCUS Brands, Schlotzsky's craveable sandwiches, modern restaurant design and best-in-class franchise support make Schlotzsky's sandwich franchise the perfect business opportunity for those who want to take control of their financial future.

Liquid Capital Required:
$200,000

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

Edible Arrangements

Edible Arrangements® is the #1 name of fresh fruit bouquets, gifts, and treats. Owning an Edible Arrangements® business is an opportunity for ambitious entrepreneurs to capitalize on a growing market. Own an Edible Arrangements® Business and Discover Sweet Success™.

Liquid Capital Required:
$80,000

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

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

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

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

PortraitEFX

Take the guesswork out of starting your own photography business with a PortraitEFX franchise! Our simple turn-key program gives you all the tools you need to succeed! Contact us today and find out why we are the fastest growing photography franchise!

Liquid Capital Required:
$30,000

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

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

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

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

UBuildIt

We are the number one Owner Builder Company in the United States! You would be joining a world class organization that has earned its top spot! We have proven examples of what can be achieved with a manageable marketing campaign. While few people can afford to do a quality marketing campaign alone - a few strategically placed offices, banding together for a quality campaign can have a huge impact. We partner with builders to give them a broader offering - something that other builders do not have!

Liquid Capital Required:
$100,000 - $225,000

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

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

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

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:
$100,000

CertaPro Painters

In 2011, the average gross sales for a CertaPro Painters Business was $700,323-up from $643,577 in 2010 and $549,215 in 2009.* Leverage 20 years of experience in the $40B commercial and residential painting industry.

Liquid Capital Required:
$75,000

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:
$90,000 - $100,000

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

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

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

Club Z In-Home Tutoring

Demand for home tutoring services continues to grow rapidly! Club Z In-Home Tutoring can help you take advantage of this lucrative and rewarding industry by providing you with unmatched training and support, national marketing and network programs, qualified teachers, and much more! We look forward to working with you, so contact us today!

Liquid Capital Required:
$40,000

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

Bach To Rock

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

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