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Ted Fireman

Franchise Consultant

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Phone: 614-689-3458

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Franchise consultant/guide of Metro Columbus/Central Ohio and Southeastern Ohio

Business ownership, including franchise ownership, is not for everyone. Who doesn’t love the idea of being their own boss? But it really is not for most people. The first step is to help you figure out if business ownership might be right for you. Please read my series “Wait, Don’t Buy That Business”.

There is a right way, a thorough and efficient way, to get the facts and data to make knowledge-based decisions. I can save you time and help you avoid costly mistakes. The goal is to find a proven franchise that fits your interests, goals and budget.

There is no cost for my services. I can also help you find the financial, legal, real estate, and business advisers you need. If your goal is to build a successful business that gives you the lifestyle, security, and legacy you want, I can help. The right owner matched with the right franchise can be a recipe for success.

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.

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ABOUT TED FIREMAN

Ted spent 20+ years in corporate America and today is achieving his dreams of financial security and freedom through franchise ownership.  Ted is also adjunct faculty at Tulane University where he developed and taught a course on franchising.  Ted has provided dozens of seminars on franchise ownership in cooperation with the Small Business Association, SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, and area colleges and universities. 

WHAT IS YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL DNA?

Find out in 20 minutes by taking a free biz ownership assessment:

You will receive a report including leadership and management style, core competencies, motivations, and values.  If you choose we can discuss your business ownership report.

10 Frequently Asked Franchise Questions
FAQs
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: The Wellness Brand Delivering Optimal Health

wednesday, 03/06/2024 at 2:00 pm ET

Specializing in IV Nutrition therapy, this brand provides uniquely safe, powerful, and potent solutions to help the body heal and regenerate, to feel better faster. If you are looking for a lucrative business opportunity that embraces state-of-the-art wellness technology, then join us for this free webinar to learn more!

Is Entrepreneurship Your Next Step?

wednesday, 03/13/2024 at 2:00 pm ET

If you’ve been dreaming of becoming your own boss, join us for this free webinar where we’ll answer all of your initial questions on business ownership and franchising basics.

How to Fund Your Business

monday, 03/18/2024 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!

Resources

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Entrepreneur Readiness Profile

Find out your owner profile and see if franchise ownership is right for you. There are 4 sections: values, motivation, work style, and investment tolerance.

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