Despite recent growth in the franchise industry, the availability of financing continues to be a concern. For that reason, brands such as Gold's Gym, Meineke, The UPS Store, Marco's Pizza, Massage Envy, Instant Imprints, Maaco, Spring-Green Lawn Care and CiCi's Pizza are offering programs designed to help franchisees get their businesses off the ground. "There is something here for everyone, and there are increasingly more resources available for financing, especially if you are trying to align yourself with a proven brand that shows a great track record of growth and franchisee satisfaction," IFA President and CEO Steve Caldeira said.

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