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Is your franchise's cash flow running low? Having trouble getting loans from your local bank? You may find this hard to believe, but some lenders are actually looking for you. One such lender is Textron Financial Corp., which provides loans for businesses of all sizes.

When Textron Inc. needed financing for its fleet of aircraft more than 20 years ago, it started a Providence, Rhode Island-based finance company that now provides loans for franchises like Great Clips, Dunkin' Donuts and Domino's Pizza. Its 17 divisions include a Tempe, Arizona, franchise lender and Textron Business Credit Inc., which handles loans for small businesses and franchises with less than five units.

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