Old Squid on a Blade
Join Date: Apr 2002
Sportbike: 2000 929
Years Riding: Longer than most of you have been alive. And I'm still slow.
How you found us: The voices in my head told me to come here
From past experience, the SBA and most outside investors will hesitate unless you have "skin in the game". Why should they feel the pain if you don't? Cash or Home Equity loans are kings, especially if you want a low interest rate.
+1 on a detailed business plan in any case and not the one provided by the franchise organization, but that is the MBA in me talking.
Find a rich uncle that trusts your judgement.
There is nothing firm, nothing balanced, nothing durable in all the universe. Nothing remains in its original state, each day, each hour, each moment, there is change. Change is the essence of life. Embrace change as you do life. To fight change is to live in the past.