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Grant Bullington

Market President, Franchise Consultant

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What is a FranNet Franchise Consultant?

A FranNet consultant is your one-stop-shop for all franchise information and services. Our job is to ensure you find the right business that maximizes your odds of success and happiness and allows you to meet your lifestyle, career and financial goals

How do we help?

We help you by providing assorted research and information that will help you investigate different franchises to start your own business. We can introduce you to many different franchisors, so rather than having to go from place to place to learn about specific businesses, you can learn the basics about several options all in one spot! This saves you time and money.

FranNet Consultants helps save you time and money in several ways: by educating you about franchising; by helping you research your business; by identifying the right structure and strategic mix of the businesses you are interested in; and by introducing you to the franchisors that fit your model.

We’ll encourage you to thoroughly research any franchise that you are investigating, and we’ll even help you find franchise attorneys and other advisors so you can gain more information before you buy. We believe that the more you know, the better the odds are that the choice you make will be a good one. As a result, we stress that you spend the necessary time to research before you buy. Once you’ve bought the business, it’s too late to change your mind.

How much do we cost?

FranNet Consulting Services are 100% Free For Our Clients. Like a real estate agent, we make our commission only if and when a deal closes and are paid by the seller, not you, the buyer.

How can we work together?

  1. Take Our Franchise Readiness Assessment
    • Take our free proprietary Readiness Assessment to evaluate your business owner profile, including a personality analysis and an investment range determination. From here, our algorithm can help determine what franchise options in your local market may be best able to meet your goals.
  2. We Will Review Your Readiness Assessment
    • Once you have your Franchise Readiness Assessment results, you may request a free, no-obligation review session with your local franchise consultant. During this meeting, you can gain more insight into what franchise opportunities may be best for your goals.
  3. We’ll Discuss Your Franchise Options
    • After the review of your Readiness Assessment, we work with you to determine what local franchise options may be worth exploring. Your local consultant will present you with a number of options and depending on which ones you are interested in, your consultant will make an introduction.
  4. Introduction To Your Ideal Franchise Brands
    • We will help facilitate those introductions and coach you on the due diligence process, providing guidance on questions to ask, how to understand Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs), and tools on how to rank the franchise opportunities for yourself.
  5. Introduction to Existing Franchisees of the Brands You Like
    • Once you've learned more about each franchise opportunity that you are interested in, you will be able to speak with active franchisees in their respective organizations in order to validate the business, support, and overall success of each.
  6. Attend a Discovery Day
    • Prior to making a formal commitment to a franchise opportunity, you will attend a Discovery Day, usually on-site at the corporate headquarters of the specific franchise you're interested in (In the wake of COVID-19, many franchisors are offering virtual Discovery Days). This Discovery Day is a great opportunity for you to meet the top management team, see their operational facility and learn more about the day-to-day life of owning a business under their brand.
  7. Making a Final Decision with FranNet By Your Side
    • Once you return from a discovery day, you'll be in a position to decide if that specific franchise is the right fit for you. If it is, we'll provide the necessary referrals to franchise attorneys, accountants, and funding partners to help complete your franchise due diligence. From there, it is your choice to sign the final franchise agreement and become a franchisee.


Being a business owner offers incredible freedom and nearly unlimited potential for financial gain. It’s no wonder then that so many hard-working people aspire to become entrepreneurs. If this describes you, I have great news. Franchise ownership is the most direct and lowest risk paths to successful entrepreneurship. This is because most franchise brands offer incredible onboarding packages, materials, knowledge and support.

For example; with a franchise business, the majority of the startup “heavy lifting” is already done for you. Seasoned experts have already built business plans based on reality and predicted market adjustments. Advertising experts have tested ads and put together winning marketing campaigns. Location specialists already know what areas will work best for your shop.

It makes sense when you consider that each franchisee can have a direct effect on brand reputation, which means an investment in you is an investment in the overall franchise.

If you are looking for a franchise for sale in the Vancouver British Columbia, Alberta or Saskatchewan regions of Western Canada, trust Grant Bullington to help you find the ideal business solution to meet your personal and financial goals.


You have probably always dreamed of owning your own business. After all, why should you be working so hard to build someone else’s dream? But like so many others you are confused and overwhelmed with all of the choices out there and don’t know where to start. Franchise businesses are very appealing as they offer extensive structure and support with proven business models. But beware - there are a lot of myths about franchising and finding the right one on your own isn’t easy. My role is to help you first define a unique business model based on your personal and professional goals, skills and experience. With my help we can cut through the confusion and guide you to specific franchised businesses that offer the best fit and I act as your coach and advisor through your research. My services are free so why not contact me to learn more.


Grant Bullington is your local franchise specialist. Grant was most recently a Senior Franchise Development Manager at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in Vancouver and gained extensive expertise in key areas of franchising. He helped thousands of individuals explore the option of franchise business ownership and over 70 realize their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs. His experience no doubt serves clients well when guiding them to understand just how franchising works and determining their optimal business ownership goals.

Prior to a career in franchising, Grant was a competitive triathlete and product development & product management professional in the bicycle industry. He remains an avid cyclist and has become a dedicated mountaineer. Grant has climbed extensively in British Columbia, Washington State and the Himalaya.

- Recipient of FranNet Rising Star Award and Top Performance Award, 2010

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