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Blair Nicol

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We are here to help you find the right franchise. Our proven model will help match you with the best franchises so that you can feel that you are making a safe and wise decision. We have helped thousands of people like yourself start a franchise and achieve their dream of business ownership. We are looking forward to doing the same for you!

The right Oregon, Idaho, Washington or Alaska franchise opportunity could be just around the corner. It just takes a single phone call (or form fill) to start things off. When you are ready to learn more about profitable franchise opportunities in Anchorage, Olympia, Portland, Salem, Eugene, or nearby areas of Alaska, Washington, and Oregon, simply fill in the form below or give me call. With FranNet expert business consultants, profitable franchise business ownership is closer than you might think.


Blair is the Principal and Owner of FranNet for the Pacific Northwest and Southern CA. He is also the Vice Chairman and one of the 4 principal owners of the parent company for FranNet with over 50 offices in North America. He is consistently mentioned as one of the top franchise consultants and franchise advisors in the franchise industry. He speaks regularly about franchising and has helped thousands of franchisees find the perfect franchise for them over the past 20+ years he has been in the franchise industry. 

He primarily works with clients in Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Idaho and Southern CA with his team. Blair graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Finance and Real Estate. He is also a licensed Real Estate Broker for the state of California as well as he has earned the premier designation in the franchise industry as a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE). He also holds the following awards with FranNet:

  • 2010 Commitment to Excellence - Best office practices 
  • 2011 Commitment to Excellence - Best office practices 
  • 2011 #3 Top Performing Office in North America
  • 2015 #1 FranNet Office in North America
  • 2016 #1 FranNet Office in North America
  • 2003-Present FranNet Board of Directors 

He also enjoys golf, fishing, surfing, biking and other outdoor activities with his wife, daughter and son.

  • 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

2014 Trends in Franchising

 Here at the FranNet Blog, we like to keep all of our readers apprised of the latest and  greatest happenings in the exciting world of franchising…which is why we’re going to  take a look at three of the hottest trending topics in the industry: Semi-absentee retail  concepts, Low cost franchises and the Dads and Grads (or […]

June 5, 2017

How to Ensure a Good Franchise Fit

While inquiring about how to ensure a good fit for each candidate might seem like an obvious FranNet consideration, there is a clear cut reason why some franchisees fail to achieve real success in the world of entrepreneurship. As a potential franchisee looking to join up with a successful brand and system, you know that you […]

May 23, 2017

Consider a Resale Franchise

CONSIDER A RESALE FRANCHISE POSTED BY FRANNET ON JUNE 3, 2014 You’re considering going into business for yourself. Perhaps you’re looking into a franchise, but you’re not sure you’re ready to start a brand new franchise outlet. Even with all the support and systems in place to aid new franchisees, the thought of tackling a brand new franchise outlet […]

April 18, 2017

You’re 50. You’re Downsized. Now What?

At FranNet, we believe franchising makes sense no matter what stage in life you find yourself. As you may have witnessed yourself, the job market no longer provides the long-term security it once offered. Previous generations grew accustomed to a certain career and the length of time they would be in that job — this is […]

April 3, 2017

A Family Business? Every Business Should Be

  As FranNet consultants with decades of experience, we definitely have an opinion on the level of involvement family must or     should have in business decisions. And while plenty of empirical evidence can be found to delineate both advantages and disadvantages to working with family, we’re here today to focus on the key benefits […]

March 6, 2017

Using Your 401(K) or IRA to Start that Dream Business

Credit: By Rodney Brooks, USA Today, Copyright 2013.  Appeared on front page of “Money” section, 9/24/13. Many Boomers have visions of encore careers and even starting businesses when they “retire” from their current careers. And they are becoming entrepreneurs in record numbers. There is a bold group of entrepreneurs who are financing their start-ups with […]

February 3, 2017


Looking to speak with Blair Nicol directly? Call 503-783-8409 or email directly.

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    Lake Oswego, OR 97035