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Michael Hall

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.


Is it time to take control of your career and create your own corporate ladder? Then maybe it is time to start your own franchise business!! For the last 25 years, FranNet Carolina has been the Carolina's premier franchise matchmaker between great franchise companies and qualified prospects in cities like Charlotte, Raleigh, Greenville, and Charleston. If you are serious about exploring business and franchise opportunities, we can help.

Our goal at FranNet Carolina is to help you make a safe and affordable decision in finding a franchise that best matches your skills, your budget, and your personal and professional goals. Our process starts with education, offered through our seminars and webinars, and then utilizes our exclusive assessment process in conjunction with a series of face to face meetings to find that best fit business. Our services are provided free of charge to you, our client. More importantly, our Client Bill of Rights documents our commitment to providing you with industry-leading service.

While business ownership can be professionally and personally rewarding, it comes with its challenges and risks. That's why choosing to buy a franchise is the best option for so many new business owners. The franchise model offers a proven and sustainable business system and ongoing marketing and operational support. And, helping you find the best fit franchise is what we do.

Are you ready? Investing in a franchise opportunity in the Carolinas and owning your own business can begin with one simple call. Contact us today and let's get started.


Mike received his BSIE from Auburn University and has completed extensive graduate MBA work at the University of Chicago. He is a past board member of the Metrolina Entrepreneurial Council and is currently affiliated with SCORE and the SBDC in the Carolinas. Mike is currently a regular volunteer at the Charlotte Men's Shelter. He is also the founder and leader of the Business Executive Networking Group - BENG, an organization dedicated to helping transitioning professionals through pay-it-forward networking.


Mike is President and owner of Franchise Resource Group Ltd., a.k.a. FranNet Carolina, a franchise sales and consulting firm with offices in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Charleston. He and his team advise clients on how to search for and evaluate franchise opportunities and are responsible for placing over 500 new franchise owners throughout the Carolinas. Mike served on the FranNet National Board of Directors in 2000, 2004 and 2005. He was named a Consultant of the Year in 1999 and 2000 and a Top Performing Office in 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2012. In 2009 his office was recognized with a 'Commitment to Excellence' award. Mike is also a franchise owner himself and has been since 1991.

Before opening FranNet Carolina, Mike spent 8 years as V.P. Sales and Marketing for a West Coast furniture manufacturer. Prior to that he worked as V.P of Marketing for a small high-tech company and spent 12 years with the DuPont Company in engineering and sales and marketing management.


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