Megan Allen

Market President, Franchise Consultant

Serving Denver, Colorado,

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 helps 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 Franchise Readiness Assessment
    • Take our free proprietary Readiness Assessment to evaluate your business owner profile, including a personality analysis and an investment range determination. From here, 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 Assessment
    • Once you have your Franchise Readiness Assessment 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 Assessment, 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, providing guidance on questions to ask, how to understand Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs), and tools on how 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 in order to validate the business, support, and overall success of each.
  6. Attend a Discovery Day
    • Prior to 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.

Megan Allen has spent her entire career in the franchise industry. She owned her own business with her father during college in the finance industry, helping franchisees create growth through leasing equipment for property improvement plans.

She then took a position with American Express Business Finance working with Enterprise Franchisors as an account manager for the Intercontinental Hotels Group (Holiday Inn), McDonalds and Dairy Queen.

After her time working as a supplier for the industry, she moved into a role with Camp Bow Wow, North America’s largest Doggy Day Care and Boarding brand as a founding employee. She spent years growing the brand and assisting in real estate, development, and openings. In May of 2011 she was promoted to be the brand’s COO and worked tirelessly to expand services and financial wealth for the franchisees in the system.

Camp Bow Wow was sold to a strategic partner, VCA (WOOF) a $2 Billion public company in 2014 for a record setting valuation, since then VCA was purchased, along with Camp Bow Wow Inc. to the Mars Corporation. Currently the Camp Bow Wow brand enjoys a remarkably high multiple unit ownership make-up and strong financial return.

Megan has also assisted other service franchises in various roles over the years. She believes that niche and unique brands can work in most communities and is passionate about finding the right owners for each model. Her various consulting roles have focused on coaching, change management, real estate, legal matters, as well as franchise development.

As a Colorado native who is truly proud of her state, she is excited to round out her career, becoming a Franchisee herself with the FranNet team and helping support and grow her clients by helping them fulfill their own business ownership dreams.

On a personal note, Megan is a Stepmother to two great young ladies, Marley -18, and Maya – 13 and lives in Centennial, Colorado with her husband, Mike. She volunteers regularly for numerous charities and is extremely passionate about giving back to her community.