Many risk-averse investors seek out the stability of big, recession-proof brands…
Brands like McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) or Burger King (NYSE: BKW).
These stocks may help you sleep at night, but they sure don’t offer much yield:
Dividends from Burger King are less than 1%…
And “high-yielding” McDonald’s offers just 3.5%.
But what if you could invest in recession-proof brands like these –
And earn yields of 8% to 12% instead?
And today we’ll show you how.
Businesses That Don’t Fail?
Statistically speaking, new business ventures are risky…
About 75% of them will eventually go under.
But there’s one type of business that enjoys success rates of up to 100%:
McDonald’s… Subway… H&R Block… Dunkin’ Donuts…
These franchise opportunities come from stable brands, with a proven roadmap for success.
The average McDonald’s franchise, for example, rings up average annual sales of $2.6 million…
And according to Kevin B. Murphy, an international franchise expert, the average McDonald’s franchise owner nets about 10% of sales.
Not too shabby for the franchise owner –
But for stock market investors in MCD, all those dollars and profits don’t translate into much income...
Historically, unless you were the franchise owner, or the bank making the franchise loan, you couldn’t take part in the attractive income being generated.
But we were just introduced to a company that’s changing the rules…
A company called ApplePie Capital is creating a way for individual investors to get a piece of the income generated by individual franchises…
ApplePie is a marketplace that connects investors like you with entrepreneurs opening a franchise.
This is part of the fast-growing “Peer-to-Peer Lending” sector, where regular people pool their capital and lend it to others.
We’ve written about companies in this sector before, like Lending Club >>
In business since 2007, Lending Club has now made more than $6 billion in loans, and paid investors like you nearly $600 million in interest payments.
They just filed to go public at an estimated market cap of $4 billion.
ApplePie’s business model is similar –
But in the case of ApplePie, investors lend money to vetted entrepreneurs seeking $100,000 to $1 million to open a franchise.
This is great news for franchise entrepreneurs, as it expedites the process of securing capital and offers competitive rates…
And it’s great news for you, too.
Let’s take a look at a few of the reasons why…
3 Reasons Why You Should Take a Look
There are three main reasons you should take a look at ApplePie:
1 .Great Team
In the ’90s, a start-up called OffRoad Capital matched angel investors with start-ups seeking capital. It was like an early version of an equity crowdfunding platform like AngelList – perhaps too early:
Forbes named it the best online destination for investing in private equity, but it got caught up in the tech bust of 2001 and was quietly acquired.
With ApplePie, the founders and executives from OffRoad have teamed up again – and this time, they’re joined by former executives of SharesPost, the top-notch online funding platform that we’ve often written about >>
2. Great Investors
ApplePie’s investors are well-respected venture capital funds with relevant experience – the type of investors who can add real value.
These funds include QED Investors (investors in Prosper, a prominent P2P lending company for personal loans, and SoFi, a P2P marketplace for student loans), and Social Leverage (investors in AngelList, perhaps the most noteworthy equity crowdfunding site, and Orchard Platform, which facilitates marketplace lending).
3. Potential To Earn Attractive Returns
But most importantly, ApplePie will be offering investors projected annual returns of 8% to 12%.
Given the relatively low risk for these types of businesses, that’s an extremely attractive yield.
This is Going to Be Big…
ApplePie is launching its marketplace in early 2015…
If it sounds appealing to you, we recommend that you sign up today to get notified when the site officially opens its doors >>
Given the success of businesses like Lending Club, and those 8% to 12% yields, we suspect it’s going to be very popular.
(Please note: Crowdability has no financial relationship with ApplePie Capital. Crowdability is an independent provider of information and research on the private equity markets. However, Social Leverage, an investor in ApplePie, is also an investor in Crowdability.)