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Greg Lard

Franchise Consultant

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Phone: 912-513-3575

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Whether you're looking to purchase a franchise in the Alabama market or somewhere else in the United States, I'm here to help. With over 25 years of experience in franchising, I've got an intimate knowledge of franchise systems and the positives and negatives of several franchise brands.

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ABOUT GREG

Greg has almost 25 years of franchise experience in numerous markets and channels. He has been with FranNet since July 2022 and is also the President and CEO of High Noon Tint Franchise Company. Prior to assuming that role, he was the Development Owner of Woof Gang Bakery Georgia and a franchisee of 6 Woof Gang Bakery locations.

Prior to joining Woof Gang, he was a unit franchisee of Wet Willie’s Frozen Daiquiris and a Master Franchise Owner for Jani-King International in 4 Markets throughout Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida.

While in that role, he helped develop, train, and oversee 120+ unit franchisees in 3 states with revenues exceeding $1M monthly (USD). While a Jan-King Master Franchisee, Greg received numerous sales and marketing awards and served on Jani-King International’s Advertising Committee, which developed campaigns with the PGA Tour and numerous other national and international celebrities and organizations. Greg taught numerous courses for Jani-King International in both the markets he owned and nationally in both hospitality management and sales. Greg received 6 international awards during his tenure with Jani-King for franchise sales and marketing, including top franchise sales nationally for 3 years.

Before purchasing his first Jani-King Master Franchise territory in 2005, Greg was a unit franchisee for Jani-King of Huntsville and became only the second unit franchise to be allowed to purchase a Master territory in Jani-King’s 50+ year history. While a unit franchisee for Jani-King in Alabama, Greg also owned and operated seven AT&T Wireless and Sprint PCS dealer locations in 4 cities.

10 Frequently Asked Franchise Questions
FAQs
What is a FranNet Franchise Consultant?

A FranNet franchise consultant is a local, franchise expert to advise you on franchise and business opportunities. Within our group, we have past and present franchisors, franchise executives, franchisees, regional and area developers, and other business professionals.

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 help 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 Entrepreneur Readiness Profile
    • Create your free Readiness Profile to evaluate the best business ownership options for you. First, you will complete a personality analysis and an investment range determination. From there, 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 Profile
    • Once you have your Entrepreneur Readiness Profile 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 Profile, 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. We will also provide guidance on which questions to ask, the Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs), and the tools you can use 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 to validate the business, support, and overall success of each opportunity.
  6. Attend a Discovery Day
    • Before 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.
Virtual & Live Events

Upcoming National Events

Is Entrepreneurship Your Next Step?

wednesday, 05/08/2024 at 2:00 pm ET

If you’ve been dreaming of becoming your own boss, join us for this free webinar where we’ll answer all of your initial questions on business ownership and franchising basics.

Franchise Spotlight: Create Joyful and Confident Kids with This Low-Investment Opportunity

wednesday, 05/01/2024 at 2:00 pm ET

This dance franchise has become one of the most popular names in children’s enrichment programming over the last two decades. Its mobile franchise model has a low-investment level, and offers a flexible, 30-hour work week. Join us for this free webinar to learn more!

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Entrepreneur Readiness Profile

Find out your owner profile and see if franchise ownership is right for you. There are 4 sections: values, motivation, work style, and investment tolerance.

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