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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 |2020-07-14T15:14:00+00:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , |

3 Reasons Franchise Ownership is a Better Deal

When people think about owning their own small business, they tend to picture building it from the ground up: starting in their home office with just a desk and a dream, and slowly expanding and making a name for themselves over time. While this can be very rewarding if you’re successful, there’s another way to [...]

By |2018-08-22T18:06:20+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Articles, Blog, Informational|Tags: , , |