March 14, 2012
-- New York, NY – BoeFly, the premier online marketplace connecting lenders with business borrowers and a strategic ally of the International Franchise Association (IFA) to expand credit access within the franchise community, announced today that Cafe2U, the premier mobile coffee franchise system, has selected BoeFly to assist its franchisees in obtaining bank financing.
Nearly half (49.2%) of the respondents in a recent survey by the IFA of its members identified “financing/
access to credit” as the top issue of concern to franchise business leaders. In response to this concern, and bolstered by its success in helping many individual franchisees obtain financing, BoeFly created a portfolio of services for the franchisor market. Through BoeFly, they can offer their franchisees access to a network of lenders through the posting of a single loan request on BoeFly’s Internet-based loan exchange, assistance in creating an effective loan request, and support managing lender inquiries. BoeFly uses proprietary matching technology to connect franchisees with lenders that their loan package meets specific lending criteria, increasing franchise revenue by helping franchisees connect with the capital they need to open their businesses.
Cafe2U is the pioneer of the mobile café industry and the first mobile coffee franchise system in the United States. Cafe2U uses vans to deliver quality espresso coffee to customers.
“Cafe2U has created a unique franchise concept that brings coffee to our customers, and the franchise is experiencing growth since entering the American market,” said Derek Black, the Managing Director of Cafe2U. “Using BoeFly’s convenient online platform, our franchisees will find it more efficient to secure the loans they need so they can effectively run their operations and so the Cafe2U franchise can continue to grow.”
“Today even top franchisors face a significant challenge – converting otherwise qualified franchisee candidates into ongoing, paying customers because of the difficulty they have accessing capital” said Mike Rozman, Co-president of BoeFly. “Franchise lending has been down by as much as 40% in the past two years due in part to the inefficiencies in the lending process that have been exposed by the financial crisis. BoeFly eliminates these inefficiencies by connecting franchisees with banks that are ready and willing to lend.”About Cafe2U
Cafe2U is the pioneer of the mobile cafe industry. Cafe2U launched its first prototype mobile coffee business in 2000 on the northern beaches of Sydney, Australia. It was with this first vehicle that the mobile cafe concept and potential profitability of this new style of mobile coffee business model were tested. In June 2010, Cafe2U launched its proof of concept into San Diego, California.
Cafe2U Inc. is a 100% owned US company based in Bend, Oregon. For more information and to learn about franchise opportunities, visit their website: http://cafe2u.comAbout BoeFly
BoeFly makes it easier to obtain small business loans (http://www.boefly.com/
) by reducing the time, cost, complexity, inefficiency and frustration associated with small business lending. Its online proprietary matching technology connects small business borrowers with multiple lenders from among its over 1500 participating banks, based on the lending profiles provided by the banks and the information provided in the borrower’s loan request.
Borrowers build a complete decision-ready loan request online using BoeFly’s exclusive “SmartForm”
technology which, when completed, provides the information that over 1500 lenders nationwide indicated to BoeFly they want to see before moving forward with a loan request. The SmartForm is easy to use and guides borrowers through the process. Once BoeFly’s matching technology identifies compatible lenders, borrowers then have complete control over which lenders can instantly access their loan request. Using BoeFly, borrowers can connect with multiple lenders quickly and easily, providing a greater probability of obtaining a loan, as well as more favorable loan terms resulting from the creation of a competitive marketplace. Lenders benefit by being presented with only those loan requests that fit their lending profile, dramatically lowering their cost and time of origination. BoeFly is not a broker. Borrowers pay a small one-time fee and lenders pay an ongoing subscription fee; BoeFly never charges transaction or referral fees.
BoeFly, now in a Strategic Alliance with the International Franchise Association to expand credit access within the franchise community (http://www.boefly.com/ifa.cfm
), offers a Franchise Solution that brings these benefits to the large and growing small business franchisee community and is the choice of over 100 brands, including Dunkin’ Donuts, Carl’s Jr., Express Personnel and Kiddie Academy, among many others.
BoeFly’s Affiliate Solution is the financing exchange chosen by the Association of Small Business Development Centers, representing approximately 1,000 centers nationwide, which are funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, to serve small businesses, and Franchise Gator, the leading site for information on franchise opportunities.
BoeFly was founded by small business owners and small business lending experts with extensive small business lending experience. The company is privately-held and is based in New York City. http://www.boefly.com. Media inquiries:
Bill Fallon/ Keating Co. /212.925.6900/
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BoeFly connects small business borrowers, franchisors, and lenders online to facilitate the process of small business lending. For more information please visit http://www.boefly.com