As an established franchise business owner, you need a bank that is committed to growing with you. Live Oak Bank is a lending partner that fully understands your franchise and shares your level of commitment and desire to expand. Our franchise financing experience and industry knowledge allow us to deliver a streamlined loan process that will save you time and money.

Have you identified an ideal location and the right franchise or business model? Your next step should be to connect with Live Oak to explore your franchise financing options.

Loan Solutions


Purchasing an existing franchise business is often a great solution to hit the ground running. This can include acquisition with conversion, expansion, buying out an existing partner or simply acquiring another location to grow your business. Once you identify the opportunity, we’re here to guide you through the loan process.

New Store Development

Starting a new store is exciting and offers opportunity to work with brands that can elevate your mission. When you’ve determined the market need and identified your project, let us assist you with the financing component.

Commercial Real Estate

Buying a building, renovating or ground-up construction can allow you to expand your current level of service. We provide franchise loan structures to meet your needs and help you avoid costly mistakes throughout the process.

Need a little guidance and advice? Contact a loan specialist, they're ready to help.

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Expansion through Commercial Real Estate

Live Oak Bank specializes in financing business expansions through the purchase of commercial real estate with SBA loans.

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Acquisition Process Overview

There are many steps involved when buying a business. Our acquisition process overview highlights the details of each of the core steps.

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From Our Resource Center

From Our Resource Center

As part of our commitment to supporting small business owners, we have a library of free educational resources available to anyone. Here’s what you can expect to find in Live Oak Bank’s Resource Center:

  • Loan product overviews
  • Marketing tips and tricks
  • Small business fundamentals
  • Live Oak customer spotlights

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