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Mark Cory

Market President, Franchise Consultant

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Serving Detroit, Michigan,

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 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.

Serving Greater Detroit, Ann Arbor, and East Michigan.


Your franchise business opportunity search in Detroit, Ann Arbor, and East Michigan begins here! I know that investing in a business can be a fearful decision, so I have designed educational seminars and a personalized consulting service to help people like you determine if franchising is the right path, and if so, to safely research viable choices in order to select the RIGHT one. I am here to help you learn the pros and cons of franchising, the range of costs and types of franchises, and successful techniques for doing effective research. I’ll guide you through a strategic process for finding the franchise business opportunity that is right for YOU – and my services are free. Contact me today to get started!

Profitable franchise opportunities in Detroit, Ann Arbor and Flint (just to name a few) are waiting for you right this minute. It just takes a single phone call (or form fill) to start things off. I am an experienced franchise consultant eager to put my knowledge and skills to work for you.

When you are ready to learn more about profitable franchise opportunities in Detroit and Eastern Michigan, simply fill in the form above or give me call.


Mark brings over 25 years of business management experience to the Michigan office of FranNet. Prior to launching his FranNet business in 2002, he served as Senior Vice President for Olympia Entertainment, Inc., the management company for Joe Louis Arena, Cobo Arena, the Fox Theatre, The Second City Comedy Theatre, Hockeytown Café, Comerica Park and various restaurant and retail establishments, including several franchise concepts. His duties included oversight of finance, information services, marketing, public relations, group sales, new media/publishing, creative services, and new business development.

Mark earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with Distinction, from the University of Michigan. Upon graduation, he spent three years as a CPA with Ernst & Whinney in Detroit. He has served as a school board member, a pension fund trustee, and as a church and civic volunteer. 

Assisting the men and women of Michigan to achieve their dreams of business ownership and an improved lifestyle is extremely rewarding to Mark as a FranNet consultant. With over 100 franchise opportunities to choose from in a multitude of industries, Mark seeks to find just the right fit for each client based on their interests, goals, and resources, and he has helped dozens of individuals and couples to discover the RIGHT fit for them. His services are provided to clients on a no fee, no obligation basis. 

FranNet, the world’s oldest (since 1987) and most respected group of franchise consultants, is a franchise system itself! Mark owns the Michigan franchise. He was elected by his peers to the Franchise Advisory Council, and just completed a two-year term. Mark received FranNet's 'Rising Star' award in 2002, the 'Commitment to Excellence' award in 2007, 2008 2009 and 2013, and the Top Performer Award for 2008, 2010 and 2012. FranNet is the ONLY group of franchise consultants who operate solely in their own protected territories, uniquely qualifying them to serve the people of their communities.


1851 Franchise 'Top Franchise Broker' award in 2021
FraNet's "Top Performer' award in 2012
FraNet's 'Commitment to Excellence' award in 2013
FraNet's "Top Performer' award in 2012
FraNet's "Top Performer' award in 2010
FraNet's 'Commitment to Excellence' award in 2009
FraNet's 'Top Performer' award in 2008
FraNet's 'Commitment to Excellence' award in 2008
FraNet's 'Commitment to Excellence' award in 2007
FranNet's 'Rising Star' award in 2002


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