Where do I start?  This might, in fact, be the 1st good review I have ever written, so I’ll try to keep it brief.  Alliance Star Financing provides excellent business plans, projections, customer service, dedication, and blah, blah, blah, for all your Franchise needs.  There, now you surface dwellers can stop reading, pick ASFF and move on toward success.  For those of you who are an aspiring, calculated entrepreneur, this is where I advise you to start paying attention.  While it is true, ASFF provides the best tangible attributes money can buy, there is one additional priceless asset you attain, and that is Marianne.  It’s not often in life (especially business) you encounter someone who is genuinely interested in helping you, whom they have never met, succeed in your dreams.  Marianne is kind, patient, persistent, and unfailingly devoted to YOUR success. Out of all who I have met throughout this endeavor, Marianne has always been consistently reliable, and consistently zealous.  There is nothing more a person could ask for.  Truthfully, I shouldn’t be talking about who Marianne is, instead, I should be pointing out who you could be with her on your side.  Wherever your belief’s lie in the realm of religion, science, or politics, one thing’s for certain, there are angels guiding you along the way.  Best wishes.

Stephen Wyatt
Smoothie King

“Marianne has be a great resource for my franchise candidates. She understands financing and franchising. I give the candidate her contact information and she takes care of rest. I have received zero complaints in the 5+ years we’ve been working with Marianne.”

Steve Shields
Business Manager of Smoothie king

“She has been very professional, honest with candidates and diligent in structuring and securing financing with banks for SBA and conventional loans. I have received nothing but praise from franchisees whom have utilized Marianne’s services. If your franchisees need assistance securing a business loan, please do not hesitate to contact Marianne.”

Steve Adams
Massage Envy

I cannot imagine having gone through this process without Marianne. As a first-time business owner, I felt like I had a partner in her, someone looking out for my best interest and making sure I was going down the right path. She was in touch with me, constantly reassuring me, answering any questions I had and always going the extra mile. She truly held my hand and walked me through each step until we had everything we needed. When I did close on my loan, the bank told me it was the fastest they had ever closed on an SBA loan and it was because of her work. The packet that Marianne submitted to the bank they told me was the most detailed, well thought out and easy to follow business plan they have ever received. I have two more locations to open, and look forward to working with her again. I know I have a friend and partner I can count on to get me through it with her!

Dallas Embry
Lash Lounge

“Marianne does a wonderful job in assisting our franchisees with funding for their businesses. She is extremely personable, very straightforward, and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend her services to anyone interested in obtaining financing.”

Stephen Foley
Franchise Development Association – Smoothie King Franchises INC.

“Why I use Marianne:

She answers the phone and your franchisee works with her directly. (not some kid in a cubical) She owns the business.

She prequalifies and relays to you and your candidates the amount of financing is available and the different vehicles she has available for them specifically.

Once you turn your candidates over to her, she does all the work and keeps your development person up to date on the process.

If your candidate chooses to move forward with her, she has the ability to create a Business Plan and all the other items to secure financing.

We do advertise her on our web site. She works with many franchise groups and can supply you other references.”

Rich Hankins
Sr. Director of Franchise Development at Famous Brands International

Dear Marianne,

We want to let you know you did an excellent job in packing our loan and preparing the business plan
for our Massage Envy location. We like the fact that you are a “One Stop Shop.”

Your loan package and business plan were very impressive, and you provided support to us throughout the entire process with your lovely southern charm.

We so valued you being straight forward with us, your truthfulness and dependable service. You stayed in touch with us, checking to see if we needed anything until the time we closed.

Dorian & I highly recommend you to anyone seeking financing for their franchise business.

Thank you for your assistance and we hope to do business with “You” again soon.

Dorian & Eureka Patton
Massage Envy
Richmond, TX

“Marianne McKinney with Alliance Star Franchise Financing did a great job in helping us secure our loan for our first Wingstop restaurant. She is very professional and very easy to
work with. I would highly recommend her”!

Robert Hall & Ryan Hall
Wing Stop
Dayton, OH

“Working with Marianne made securing a loan for my first franchise a breeze. Being new to business, dealing with lenders and the SBA can seem so daunting. Marianne streamlined the whole process into easy to follow steps, and was there to answer any questions I had. Even as a seasoned business owner now, her services are still invaluable saving me the time and headache of figuring the financial pieces as I expand my business.”

Fern Carty Dawkins
Smoothie King
Pearland, TX

“Marianne has been such a pleasure to work with throughout the loan process. She has been with us every step of the way and made a lifelong dream possible to obtain. She cares about her clients and goes the extra mile to support them when their goals are reached. I couldn’t believe that she was present on opening day to show support! What an awesome experience, with a personal touch!

Anthony Pitts
Smoothie King
Memphis, TN

“Marianne is well-organized, dedicated personality who focused on the best interest of her clients whom she is called upon to serve. Marianne is the shining star in everything she works on, and consistently exceeded expectations on every project. She is highly intelligent, helpful, resourceful, delightful and result oriented. I would always take Marianne’s advice and recommend her to others.
Thank you, Marianne”

Mr. Saini
Mrs. Field’s/TCBY
Westminster, CO

I enjoyed working with Marianne and her team at ASFF, immensely. When I started down my business venture I was not aware of the volume of paperwork that was required for small business application loan. Marianne took me under her wing and was instrumental and instructional in terms of everything I would need for my loan application.

She made sure that I understood all of the forms and financial requirements. Without her help I would have been lost in the financial loan application process.

I appreciate her feeding into my business as a woman of faith, as well. I am a woman of faith first and foremost and a businesswoman next. Marianne exceeded my expectations.

Massage Envy
Tucker, GA

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