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Congratulations to the 2020 FranNet Awards Winners! 

  FranNet is excited to announce our 2020 Awards Winners! Thank you to Benetrends Financial for sponsoring the event and to Benetrends CEO, Dallas Kerley for co-hosting. Congratulations again to all of the winners and a special thank you to our valued sponsors!   FranNet Gives Back These 3 individuals for their important contributions to [...]

By |2020-07-02T20:41:36+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , |

A Franchisee’s Journey: Getting to Know Aaron Grohs

Anago Commercial Cleaning Services Master Franchisee Aaron Grohs has a plan to grow his brand in one of the most business-friendly states in the U.S. They say there’s no substitute for experience and Aaron Grohs of Anago of Austin is a prime example. Having led one of the most recognizable franchise brand names in the [...]

Is a Pandemic the Right Time to Start a Business?

It just might be, says the NY Times. We’re seeing a common thread among those who achieved their goal to own their own business in the spring of 2020. It’s the realization that in times of uncertainty, there’s no better place to invest than in yourself. Here are a few FranNet clients (many in career [...]

The Case of the Rich Uncle

(While the following narrative reflects actual facts and events, the client’s names are withheld to protect their privacy.)  For many years this candidate was a very successful small business owner. He operated a large wholesale distribution business. His top competitor was an even bigger company with a regional footprint that desired to buy his business. [...]

By |2020-06-24T14:40:35+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: General|Tags: , , , |

The Case of the Rocket Scientist

(While the following narrative reflects actual facts and events, the client’s names are withheld to protect their privacy.)  This client worked as an engineer in the aerospace and defense industry. His expertise was in the electronics of guidance systems. His work helped missiles to fly more accurately. Hence, he was, literally, a “Rocket Scientist”.  While [...]

By |2020-06-24T14:33:58+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: General|Tags: , , , |

The Case As Scary as a Heart Attack

(While the following narrative reflects actual facts and events, the client’s names are withheld to protect their privacy.)  This client’s new business had its Grand Opening on February 1, 2020, one day after US travel restrictions with China were announced by the White House. The first US death due to COVID-19 infection was reported on [...]

By |2020-06-24T14:36:19+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: General|Tags: , , , |

Exploring Your Options in Business Ownership

This could be a good starting point to learn more about how I might be able to assist you to explore your business ownership options. You can find some links and resources below and I’ve assembled a simple starting point for you. There are two key categories of franchise investors, including those seeking:  Career alternatives [...]

By |2020-05-19T21:23:25+00:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , |

Look Who’s Saying “YES” to Franchising Now

Look Who's Saying "YES" to Franchising Now - April 2020 You may be wondering, who would commit to starting a business in the midst of a pandemic and economic volatility? These FranNet clients (many in career transition) are looking beyond the current state of uncertainty and have said "YES" to franchise ownership in April 2020: Leadership Coaching - [...]

By |2020-05-14T20:59:05+00:00May 14th, 2020|Categories: General|

The Complete EEC Small Business COVID-19 Response Series

The Complete EEC Small Business COVID-19 Response Series:  April 1 (Wednesday) - NE Dept of Labor’s General Counsel – Helping Employees Affected by Lay-Offs / Reduced Hours  Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvdOyuqj4oGCLlqohqimej_hjE-ScphA  April 3 (Friday) – Use Your Books to Speed Recovery  Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/v5Eld-qrpzovL67XRM-8FrIg55Up3wGu4g  Monday, April 6 – [...]

By |2020-03-30T16:03:38+00:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: General|

Resurgence of the Accidental Entrepreneur

You were invited here to learn more about how I may be able to assist you to explore career opportunities that don’t involve returning to corporate. When you read to the end, you will see that it all starts with education. But first, a bit of backstory.  When I purchased the rights to my FranNet [...]

By |2020-03-31T17:07:18+00:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: General|