Steve Dill

Franchise Consultant

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Serving San Jose, California,

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.

Ever dream of escaping corporate life and being your own boss? Want more freedom to spend time with your family, travel, or pursue other passions?

I help people who want to go into business for themselves but don't know where to start.

There are many pitfalls to starting your own business. With a franchise, you get a proven business model, extensive training, a support system, and a network of other owners. There are over 3000 franchise business concepts out there, but which one is right for you?

I will work with you to understand your goals, strengths, and passions. Then we will explore different franchise concepts, to identify which ones fit your lifestyle and financial goals. You will be able to dig deeper, talk with the franchisor, and understand their business model. You can even speak with other franchisees who are already in business!

I am here to answer any questions and help you find the business of your dreams!

Best of all, my services are free, at no cost and no obligation to you. If you decide business ownership isn't for you, or this isn't the right time, that's okay too.

I am a successful franchise business owner myself. After 15 years of working in high tech, I decided to pursue my own dream of being a part-time business owner. I didn't have any business experience, so I decided to go with a proven franchise system. I purchased a franchise and grew it into a profitable business. Then I became an Area Director for the franchisor, to help other owners grow their businesses. I did this all part-time while pursuing my passion for traveling around the world. Now I have joined FranNet to help other people pursue their dreams!

Do you think business ownership might be for you? Contact me today to schedule a free consultation.


Lifelong learner with dozens of continuation education business courses. Read over 100 business books.
MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.


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