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Teri Villanueva

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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.


We are here to help you find the right franchise. We have helped thousands of people like yourself start a franchise and achieve their dream of business ownership. We are looking forward to doing the same for you! Buying a franchise is attractive because it carries a level of autonomy but also involves tested, proven operational systems that reduce entrepreneurial risk.
Our assessment will develop and define what truly motivates you using your collective business skills, personality traits, interests and above all, your values to find the best-suited opportunity. This insight will allow us to match proven business models that uniquely align with your skill set.
I would love to help you get set-up and underway. If you are looking to own a business in San Antonio or Austin, call or email me at 210-376-0213 or [email protected] to get started. Or you can follow this link to begin the assessment.


Teri was born and raised in San Antonio and understands the business climate in this market. She has 20+ years of experience educating and consulting entrepreneurs about their business and helping them to create solid business plans. As a FranNet Consultant, Teri helps individuals discover the possibilities of entrepreneurship through a process that matches their passions by assessing skill sets and goals. She is passionate about business ownership opportunities and understands not only the risks, but the quality of life and financial independence benefits that many clients are seeking.
Her main objective is to provide education on the franchise industry and help you find the right solution to reach your goals. Her services are complimentary and help you understand the pros and cons of owning a business.

Teri is involved in the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber, Women’s Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Women Business Owners.


• University of Texas at Austin – Bachelor of Business Administration (Management)
• Coaches Training Institute (CTI) Completer


• Austin Hispanic Chamber Leadership Alumni

Teri Villanueva to Appear on “He Said She Said in Business” Podcast

Teri Villanueva, consultant with FranNet of San Antonio, is set to appear on the “He Said She Said in Business” podcast, which airs every Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. on 93.3 or 92.5 The Bull, San Antonio’s Classic Country radio station. Villanueva’s episode will air on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, but you can watch a […]

October 19, 2021

Yes Ma’am, I Do Want to Own My Own Business

Here in 2021, we aren’t surprised that girls run the world, much less their own business. Historic changes are underway in the demographics of future franchise owners, as revealed by the latest data set from Franchise Insights Magazine. During the height of the pandemic of 2020, a significant ebb was observed in women’s interest in […]

August 11, 2021

Another Entrepreneurial Journey: Meet Jeffrey and Michelle Thompson

I’m Teri Villanueva, FranNet’s territory consultant for San Antonio and Austin. I’d like for you to meet a recent client of mine, Jeffrey and Michelle Thompson, who own the Red Wing Stone Oak franchise in San Antonio, Texas. Early this month, the couple were the subject of a news interview with KSAT-TV, the local ABC […]

July 21, 2021

Another Entrepreneurial Journey: Meet Bill & Cristina Hodde

I’m Teri Villanueva, FranNet’s territory consultant for San Antonio and Austin. I’d like for you to meet a recent client of mine, Bill and Cristina Hodde. After connecting on LinkedIn, I was able to help the couple transition from their previous careers to an entrepreneurial future as the new owners of Texas Best Signs, part […]

July 20, 2021