The sooner the better. It is usually a good idea to start figuring out how you will be funding your business venture as early in the process as you can. Some funding options take time and you don’t want to miss out on an opportunity. One of the most important aspects of opening a franchise is funding. Funding options come in all shapes and sizes. Based on your timeline, risk tolerance, credit history, and more, the best option for you might be a single solution, or a combination of several options.