Mark Cory

Franchise Consultant

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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.

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Mark Cory has over 40 years of business management experience. He has been owner/operator of FranNet of Michigan since 2002, engaged in helping aspiring entrepreneurs select the right franchise business opportunity by strategically guiding them through the search and selection process. The many clients that he has placed over the years own and operate hundreds of franchise units and several are top performers in their systems.

Mark earned a BBA degree from the University of Michigan in 1979, and spent three years as a CPA with a “Big Eight” accounting firm. He then spent the next 20 years with Olympia Entertainment, Inc. in Detroit, where he attained the level of Senior Vice President.

In addition to owning the Michigan FranNet franchise, Mark also owned a second franchise, Little Caesars of Emporia, KS, from 2010-19, in partnership with his brother.

Mark knows that investing in a business can be a fearful decision, so he has designed educational events that will help attendees determine if business ownership is the right path for them, and to discover the wide range of investment levels and categories. On a regular monthly basis, Mark and his associates present free franchise seminars in various locations throughout Michigan, as well as online.

10 Frequently Asked Franchise Questions
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

Franchise Spotlight: Get Glowing With This Beauty Franchise

wednesday, 06/05/2024 at 2:00 pm ET

With the increasing focus on self-care, the health and beauty industry is hotter than ever, making this waxing franchise an attractive opportunity for entrepreneurs. The franchise offers exclusive waxes along with extensive skin and beauty treatments providing its customers with a worry-free waxing experience. Join us for this free webinar to learn more!

How to Fund Your Business

monday, 06/17/2024 at 12:00 pm ET

If you are considering starting a business, it’s important to learn about all of the funding options available to you. Join us for this informative webinar!


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