July 30, 2012
Brickhouse Cardio Club Named SBA Approved Franchise
Charleston, WV – (July 10, 2012) — Charleston, WV-based Brickhouse Cardio Club today announced its has been approved by the Small Business Administration to be included on the Franchise Registry of SBA approved franchises.
Brickhouse Cardio Club has franchisees in 14 states including, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Florida, Rhode Island, Washington and Mississippi. Brickhouse recently announced an expansion into Canada with the first studio there to be located in Ottawa and continues to expand across the nation.
“We are very proud to be listed on the SBA Franchise Registry with some of the best franchises in the country,” said Vic Sprouse, founder of Brickhouse Cardio Club. “We went through a rigorous and time consuming process to be approved. It not only reflects the strength of our franchise, it opens up speedier avenues of financing for our current and future franchisees. The Brickhouse Cardio Club brand continues our strong growth and now as an SBA approved franchise. Our franchisees will have more options for financing the dream of owning their own business by opening a Brickhouse Cardio Club studio.”
From the SBA website:
What does it mean to be an SBA-approved franchise?
SBA-approved franchises are select business opportunities whose agreements have been accepted by the SBA. When it comes to securing an SBA-backed loan, those applying for an approved-franchise have it easier and quicker. Applicants for SBA-approved franchises benefit from a streamlined review process that expedites their loan application. Because the particular franchise is pre-approved, the loan review is less complex and focuses on specific aspects of that brand’s business plan.
“We are excited for our franchisees to have a streamlined process for opening their own studio,” Brickhouse Cardio Club co-owner Misti Janey said. “Oftentimes, the biggest impediment to opening a studio is the ability to finance. With Brickhouse Cardio Club being included on the SBA Franchise Registry, we are opening the doors for more franchisees to achieve the dream of business ownership.”
“We support our franchisees in every way, from start to finish and this is one more way for Brickhouse Cardio Club to provide support,” Co-owner Marie McDavid added. “By qualifying for the SBA Franchise Registry, our franchisees can now have a speedy process for their loan applications and it provides banks with the benefit of knowing our franchise is approved by the SBA.”
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For more information about Brickhouse Cardio and franchising opportunities, call Vic Sprouse at 304-993-4937 or visit the website, www.brickhousecardio.com.
About Brickhouse Cardio Club: Brickhouse opened its first location in Cross Lanes, West Virginia in September 2010 and soon followed with a Charleston location in October 2010. Since then, the Brickhouse Cardio Club fitness studio franchise has added franchisees in 14 states including West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Washington, Rhode Island, Florida and Mississippi. It recently announced its expansion into Canada.
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