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A Franchisee’s Journey: Getting to Know Michael Lee

Michael Lee is the CEO of his own business, Fitness Machine Technicians of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. The company specializes in fitness equipment repair and maintenance for both residential and commercial clients. But his burgeoning small business is miles and miles away from his past life. You see, Michael Lee was once an Aerospace [...]

To the Downsized Oil and Gas Employees of Houston, You Have Alternatives

It’s not a layoff if you view it as a career transition… The city of Houston, fourth-largest in the U.S., has always been synonymous with the oil and gas industry. Known as the “Energy Capital of the World”, it’s home to over 500 oil and gas firms and employs nearly a third of the nation's [...]

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

My client opened their franchise on Feb. 1, 2020 The day after the U.S. imposed travel restrictions on China, to halt the spread of the pandemic, my new franchisee held his Grand Opening. It was Feb. 1, 2020. A month later, amidst the worsening healthcare crisis, statewide shelter-in-place orders went into effect. Mass layoffs following [...]

By |2020-08-11T15:18:37+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: General|Tags: , , , |

The Case of the Army Officer Veteran

(While the following narrative reflects actual facts and events, the client’s names are withheld to protect their privacy.)  This client was an Army Officer who left the service after a distinguished career. His military experience and educational background made him a good fit for one of the top National consulting firms. He spent the next [...]

4 Reasons to Hire Your Teen to Work at Your Franchise

With summer on the horizon, you might already be hearing complaints of boredom from your child or endless requests for money so they can go to the movies or mall with their friends. If your kid is desperate for something to do this summer—or if you’re desperate for a little extra help around the office [...]

A New Business? Now? Are You Crazy?

These are actual questions my wife asked me, NOT during the 2020 pandemic, but rather in mid-September 2001. The horrific 9-11 atrocity had just happened, the stock market was crashing and it was looking like the U.S. would be going to war with Iraq. Why would anyone in their right mind quit a lucrative senior [...]

By |2020-04-28T13:56:10+00:00April 28th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |