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Marshall Reddy

Market President, Franchise Consultant

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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.


If it is time to start a business and invest in yourself, then make sure you use the right tools to explore all the franchise opportunities and make the best decision for you and your family.

Owning your own successful business is one of the most rewarding things you can do in your professional life. But while starting a business from scratch can be exciting, it is also filled with lots of risk and potential headaches. This, among other considerations, is why buying a franchise for sale is the best option for so many new (or soon to be) business owners.

If the benefits of franchise ownership in the Northern or Central Florida area sound good to you, please give me a call or fill in the form on this page. Your journey toward profitable a franchise opportunity in Jacksonville FL can begin right away.

I have been helping hopeful entrepreneurs find the best business to invest in for over 21 years.

Whether you need general business start-up assistance, expert assistance reviewing franchise opportunities or are ready to buy a franchise for sale, my expertise can help. My background includes more than 30 years of business ownership, sales, marketing and consulting experience. I have helped hundreds of people fulfill their dream of starting their own businesses since 1992.

'Marshall helped us through our due diligence and thank goodness,' says Tom G. of Fish Window of Jacksonville, FL. 'This is not exactly the path we were going but only because we didn't know about all the opportunities, and how to apply our skill strengths. Through his expert advice and research, we found a perfect fit for us and our family. We celebrated our 15 year anniversary in 2015! Despite the economy our business continues to grow.'

At FranNet I work individually with each client who is interested in purchasing a franchise business. Utilizing our proprietary Franchise Assessment Profile we are in a unique position to help our clients find franchise opportunities that are most compatible with their goals, skill sets and interests, both professionally and personally. Through FranNet, I connect franchise brands with potential owners that are going to be the most successful and generate the most profit for both the franchisor and franchisee, which allows me to offer these services at no cost to you. 

Research is the key to any sound business decision. So, the research tools and suggestions we provide--as well as referrals to other industry professionals--round out our menu of services. I am with you every step of the way in your research into franchise business ownership.

'A journey of a thousand miles begins with a first step' If you are at a point in your life where you are ready to make that 'first step' then please feel free to contact me. At FranNet my goal is for you to feel comfortable and confident in your potential business ownership decision. I am looking forward to helping you with the fulfillment of your dream! Marshall

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