The Process

Steps to Opening your HobbyTown.

  1. Submit a request for more information.
  2. Within one business day, we will call you to give an overview of our business, experience and core values.
  3. When you are ready to move forward, we will do a Territory Analysis.
    • Confirm Territory Availability
    • Review Demographics
      • Population
      • Income
      • Competition
  4. Provide the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)
    • Review the FDD
    • Call current HobbyTown or AMain franchisees of your choice to validate the opportunity
    • Schedule your Discovery Day
  5. Discovery Day:
    • Visit our Lincoln HobbyTown store
    • Overview of services and Q&A with department heads
    • Have lunch with the Company President
    • Sign the Franchise Agreement if you are ready to move forward
  6. Once you sign the Franchise Agreement, you can begin the opening process, including:
    • Finance (see below)
    • Real Estate
    • Construction
    • Training

Funding Options

We have partnered with Benetrends to jumpstart your entrepreneurial journey!

Funding is one of the most important components in buying a franchise/business. Benetrends has been funding America’s entrepreneurs for over 35 years, offering a comprehensive suite of funding options covering nearly every type of business situation.  The most popular programs are the Rainmaker Plan® (IRA/Rollover) and SBA small business loan programs.  Benetrends also offers Securities Backed Line of Credit and Equipment Leasing.

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*Exclusions apply.  Please consult with our funding experts for full details.
**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.
***Once approved, a financial package will be needed for verification. 

Pre-Qualify for Funding

Pre-Qualify for funding to determine how much and what sources of options are available to you. Fill out the form to see how much funding you may be eligible for.

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