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CONSIDERING BUSINESS OWNERSHIP? If you’re at a turning point in your career (e.g., downsized, disengaged, separating from the military or wanting additional income), it may be the time to consider …



If you’re at a turning point in your career (e.g., downsized, disengaged, separating from the military or wanting additional income), it may be the time to consider business ownership. Owning a business could be your vehicle for reaching your personal, professional and financial goals such as autonomy, semi-/phased-retirement, financial freedom, and diversification, building a legacy and enhanced quality of life.
I’m passionate about connecting people to their “best-fit” opportunity, using our proven process and my 30+ years of corporate and entrepreneurial business/management, listening, coaching and connecting expertise. Together, we’ll discover your motivations, skills, personality traits, interests and values, and decide whether a franchise—or another option—is optimal. At no cost or obligation to you.
“My coaching will help you make an informed decision at the right time for the right reasons for your family.”


A Dayton native and Cincinnati resident, Bill has been with FranNet since 2014. Current or past involvements including West Chester, Northern Kentucky, and Dayton chambers; Warren County Small Business Alliance; Dayton SCORE (mentor); professional organization leadership; and frequent speaking on business and job search topics. He has deep experience in franchising, marketing, and communications (e.g., GE, Mitsui and own firm), and job search strategies (e.g., own outplacement and resume services).


In business since 1987, FranNet sets the industry standard on business ownership education and has longtime partnerships with the SBA and SCORE. Its franchise portfolio includes 230+ options in 20+ categories. A franchise offers a level of autonomy combined with proven systems that reduce entrepreneurial risk. At the five-year mark, 85 percent of FranNet clients are still in business, compared to 50 percent of those who start their own business.



MBA, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
BA & BS, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

  • Empowerment through Business Ownership (WEBINAR)

    This franchise is in the second decade of operation and is looking to begin an aggressive expansion campaign. Situated in the health and wellness category, this brand is anything but …View Event
  • How to Fund Your Business (APRIL WEBINAR)

    Learn How to Fund Your Business Start-up or Your Purchase of an Existing Business or Franchise! If you have been wondering how you will fund your new business venture, simply reserve …View Event
  • Explore Business Ownership Options (WEBINAR)

    Quit wondering, “Am I cut out to be a business owner?” Start your discovery with this webinar! FranNet can help introduce you to what may turn out to be your true …View Event
  • Shape the Future with this Franchise (WEBINAR)

    The education and preparation for the next generation of our society will always be an important matter of discussion for every family. And this franchise business model is uniquely positioned …View Event

Enjoy Your Holidays, But Keep Moving

Enjoy your holidays … but keep moving During this season, many of us hurry and scurry to fit in all the activities we (or others) want to do. At the same time, we also look forward to a change of pace—or some rest—from our usual patterns. If you’re in either the business exploration or job […]

August 1, 2019

Semi-Absentee Franchise Concepts Are Hot

Many people like the idea of part-time business ownership because it offers the benefits of an income stream, as well as increased flexibility and independence. If that’s you, you may want to explore semi-absentee franchise ownership. A semi-absentee business is one a person can own and work 5-20+ hours per week managing operations; in most […]

August 1, 2019

Ending well, starting new

As 2018 draws to a close and 2019 beckons, take some time to both finish well and to consider what you’d like to focus on in the coming year. Plan to complete a select group of key projects or responsibilities so you can look back at this year with a real sense of accomplishment. Preferably, […]

August 1, 2019

Franchise resales can be an attractive option for the right buyer

Bill Powell, Franchise Business Consultant, FranNet MidAmerica Besides the usual advantages of franchises, which include a proven concept and systems, initial and ongoing training, and support from both the franchisor and other franchisees; there are several distinct advantages to franchise resales. They may include cash flow, in-place employee team and customer relationships, less startup time and […]

August 1, 2019


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