Marc Steiner

Market President

About Marc


Ever considered starting your own business? What if you could take much of the uncertainty away from business ownership by taking advantage of an opportunity with a proven model for success?

Now's the time to consider a franchise business and take control of your future as an entrepreneur. I specialize in helping people discover franchises for sale in Virgnia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, the Virginia Peninsula and Richmond. As a veteran myself, I also specialize in helping veterans find the best franchise opportunities in the area.

Opening a franchise business is easier than you think, and can reduce the risk of your new business underperforming in the early years like so many other startups. And there are franchise concepts that are uniquely designed to be successful for you. I will guide you through a scientific, calculated, timely matching process that has proven successful for 29 years to align you with your ideal franchise opportunity in the Virginia Beach area.

If this sounds like what you are looking for, I am the local franchise expert who can help match you with the right franchise opportunity for your skills, lifestyle, goals and investment level. There are thousands of franchises for sale in the area -- and that can make choosing the right one an overwhelming task. Let me help you to make a good, informed decision.


A FranNet franchise consultant since 2012, my role is to provide education about the franchise world, assist you with determining if franchise ownership is right for you, and identify franchise businesses that will offer you the best opportunity for success. My personal experience as a franchise owner gives me the perspective to help my clients assess their real opportunities, risks and timing to make sound decisions. We address your career options first, and work together face-to-face to determine if franchise ownership is a consideration.

In addition to my role as a franchise consultant, I also co-founded of Tinole, LLC and IR3Point0. I retired from the U.S. Navy after 23 years of commissioned service. My experiences have covered the range of operations, sales, marketing, and analytical roles in small and large organizations. I earned his B.A. from Virginia Tech, M.S. in Physical Oceanography and Meteorology from the Naval Postgraduate School and his MBA from Old Dominion University.

Currently, I provide guest lectures on entrepreneurship and franchising at Keller Business School of DeVry University, Saint Leo University, and at local small business resource centers in Virginia. Attending one of these lectures or my local seminar series “Straight Talk About Franchising” is a great way to start your journey to business ownership. Call me directly at 757-483-9375 or register for one of my upcoming events.



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