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Tucson, AZ Entrepreneur Gets SBA Loan to Buy Wetzel's Pretzel Franchise

Need a loan to invest in a Wetzel's Pretzel franchise? First National Bank Of Arizona has a history of making these loans and they are guaranteed by the SBA.

Getting money to buy a Wetzel's Pretzel franchise shouldn't be too tough. In 2004, First National Bank Of Arizona issued an SBA franchise loan to an entrepreneur in Tucson, Arizona. Because Wetzel's Pretzel was registered with the SBA's registry of franchises, this Arizona small business loan was issued on an expedited basis.

SBA Loan Borrower

TUCSON, AZ 85705

SBA Loan Lender


Note that at the time it made this loan, this bank had achieved Preferred Lender Program (PLP) status from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). PLP is the highest status given by the SBA to qualified lending institutions and gives the lending institution full authority to determine eligibility and credit worthiness of an applicant and to approve loans without prior review by the SBA.

SBA Loan Program Type

This loan was issued as a general business loan.


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Loan Approval Date


Loan Approval Gross Amount


Loan Approval from the SBA

Of the total $130,000 loan amount, the SBA guaranteed $97,500.

More Information on This SBA Loan

The borrower borrowed this money for an existing business. This loan was used to buy a Wetzel's Pretzel franchise. At the time of the loan, the company had 3 employees. This SBA loan request indicated that the loan would help retain 3 existing jobs.

Great, But How Can I Get an SBA Loan for My Business?

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is a federal government agency that has many different programs to help small business owners. The SBA Microloan Program, for example, provides very small loans to start-up, newly established, or growing small business concerns. The SBA also has special programs for women and minorities. However, the most popular SBA program is their loan guarantee program for small businesses.

Many small business owners never get a business loan because they never bother to apply for a business loan. If you take the initiative, you may get a loan, just like this company did when it applied for and received this $130,000 loan. Remember, if it to be, it is up to me!

About This SBA Loan Information:

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