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May 31, 2023  
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Advice for Borrowing Money to Buy a Franchise


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Louisville, KY Entrepreneur Gets SBA Loan to Buy Carvel Ice Cream Franchise

Borrowing money to invest in a Carvel Ice Cream franchise? Pnc Bank, National Association has a history of making these loans and they are guaranteed by the SBA.

Getting money to buy a Carvel Ice Cream franchise shouldn't be too tough. In 2004, Pnc Bank, National Association issued an SBA franchise loan to an entrepreneur in Louisville, Kentucky. Because Carvel Ice Cream was registered with the SBA's registry of franchises, this Kentucky small business loan was issued on an expedited basis.

SBA Loan Borrower


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.


445299 - Specialty Food Stores

Loan Approval Date


Loan Approval Gross Amount


Loan Approval from the SBA

Of the total $279,000 loan amount, the SBA guaranteed $209,250.

More Information on This SBA Loan

The borrower borrowed this money for a new business. This loan was used to buy a Carvel Ice Cream franchise. At the time of the loan, the company had 2 employees. The SBA loan application for the borrower indicated that the loan would help generate 8 new jobs and retain 2 existing jobs.

Start the Process for Getting an SBA Loan Today!

If you want money for new small business in Louisville KY, you ought to talk with a local Louisville SBA lender or talk with an out-of-area SBA lender that has previously loaned money to Louisville businesses.

If you need emergency money for small businesses, the SBA has special programs for you. We've put a spotlight on this loan from Pnc Bank, National Association so you can get a feel for how SBA loans work. Applying for an SBA loan starts with a visit to a banker that works with the SBA.

About This SBA Loan Information:

All SBA loan data displayed above comes from the government's publicly available SBA loan database. Information on this page is provided by the news organization to inform business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs and others about SBA loan activity. does not assist businesses with obtaining SBA loans and was not involved in any way with this transaction. For additional information, see our Loan Information FAQ.

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