It all started in 1983 when Len Fischer, an ERISA attorney, figured out that retirement funds could be used as business funding, and the first Rainmaker Plan® was created. In the 1990’s, he took this unique concept to the franchise industry – and they loved it. Since then, Benetrends Financial has grown by leaps and bounds. As the authority in franchise funding, and a preferred partner of the IFA, more than 15,000 entrepreneurs have opened the doors to their own business, using their own retirement funds, tax-deferred and penalty-free.
Our innovative and comprehensive suite of funding solutions not only helps franchisees successfully launch their dreams, but also helps catapult growth of franchise systems. And, with a highly trained and credentialed team, we have the experience and expertise to help franchisors convert more qualified candidates.
With a comprehensive and ever-expanding suite of funding solutions, along with a team of highly trained and credentialed experts, we not only help franchisees successfully launch their dreams, but we also enable franchise systems to propel their growth.
Why Choose Benetrends?
Leading 401(k)/IRA Rollover Funding Provider: Our signature product (known as the Rainmaker Plan®) allows candidates to secure funding by using their retirement funds, tax-deferred and penalty-free. The Rainmaker Plan can also be used as the necessary capital injection for an SBA loan.
Innovative Corporate Capitalization Strategy: Our newest product, the Rainmaker Advantage Program® provides the ability for 100% of the gain on the sale of a company to be 100% tax-free**.
One of the most successful SBA Loan departments in the industry: Over a 97% loan approval success rate, and more than $12 million per month in client approvals, backed by our 100% Money-back guarantee*.
Multi-unit funding experts: As the recognized leader in multi-unit funding, we help you place bigger deals.
Unparalleled “Free-Qual” pre-qualification program: Goes beyond just letting you know if your candidate is ‘fundable’, an in-house consultant lets them know how much they will qualify for so you know which concept to show them—and it’s completely FREE.
Customized marketing materials: From co-branded hot-sheets to custom referral links - even custom
elements for your funding webpage, we will help you connect with your candidates - also completely FREE.
Exceptional Client Satisfaction Scores: Our high Net Promoter Score (NPS) puts us at the same
elite level as Apple (Smartphones), Virgin America, American Express and Netflix.
*SBA Loan Money-Back Fee Guarantee: If Benetrends accepts your application for processing, we guarantee your application will be approved or we refund 100% of our fee.
**Exclusions apply. Please consult with our funding experts for full details.