Katie Fagan

Market President

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FRANCHISE CONSULTANT – SAN JOSE AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, PENINSULA AND EAST BAY As part of one of the original FranNet Associate offices, with 41 years of combined franchising …



As part of one of the original FranNet Associate offices, with 41 years of combined franchising experience, I am here to help you learn the pros and cons of franchising, the costs, types of franchises and successful paths to take to make your research effective. I will guide you to the franchise that is right for you, and that matches your career and personal needs and wants. 

FranNet is the largest franchise consulting firm in the United States. We provide education and guidance to clients interested in purchasing franchises. We represent over 100 national franchise companies in a number of different industries, and a range of investment levels. The FranNet process matches clients with the best franchise opportunities to help them find career independence.

Consider avoiding the hassles that are most often experienced with traditional start-ups and purchase a franchise business. As an experienced franchise consultant serving the san Jose area, I am eager to help you realize your dream of owning a business. Feel free to call me anytime or simply complete the form on this page and I will begin your research and get right in touch with you.

FranNet represents hundreds of franchise business interests in the US. This puts me in the ideal position to help you get your San Jose business up and going quickly and easily.

Our services are free. Contact me today to get started!


Katie works closely with clients to understand their goals, values, lifestyle, and interests to help coach them through the process of learning about franchising, and whether or not it is a fit for them. Her goal is to listen to her clients and assist them in making a sound decision on small business ownership. Katie focuses on understanding her clients and their needs, and from this - matching them with the most suitable business to attain the goals they have mapped out for their future. FranNet Honors: 2011 Rising Star 2012 #1 Top Producer 2013 #1 Top Producer


After leaving the world of journalism, Katie found a passion for small business and moved on to complete her MBA. She then took a corporate position as the Vice President of Operations in the small business financing division of a large lending firm in Chicago. Deciding the winters in Chicago were a bit too much, Katie relocated to Santa Barbara where she partnered with another business broker to open a specialty business brokerage firm. They focused on the resales of restaurants, franchises and retail and subsequently opened two businesses in the Santa Barbara area. When the opportunity of helping buyers find the “right” business came along, Katie joined FranNet immediately. She has found a passion for educating and consulting clients, and helping San Francisco Bay Area investors get into businesses and franchises that are right for them. 


Katie Fagan holds an undergraduate degree in Mass Communications, a MBA from The University of Chicago (graduated with honors), and a PhD in Mass Communications.

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Looking to speak with Katie Fagan directly? Call 502-530-0143 or email directly.

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  • 99 South Almaden Blvd.
    Suite 600
    San Jose, CA 95113