Become a Franchise Consultant

Alesia Visconti, CEO

 

Are you passionate about helping entrepreneurs achieve their dreams of business ownership? Do you want to become a successful franchise consultant, guiding aspiring business owners through the intricate world of franchising? If so, you can become a franchise consultant for FranServe.

Entrepreneurs exploring franchise ownership need help finding a business opportunity that suits them. Franchisors need a stream of high-quality prospects from a source they can trust. At FranServe, each certified franchise consultant provides that and more, earning money by connecting franchise candidates to franchisors looking to grow.

We have the industry’s largest number of contracted franchisors and work with both established legacy brands and hot, new brands. FranServe’s reputation is built on results, integrity, and – well, just being fun people. We love what we do and it shows.

Become an expert in a growing industry

The franchise industry can be a maze of complexities, particularly for individuals new to the world of franchising. Many budding entrepreneurs dream of owning a franchise but often find themselves overwhelmed by options and decisions they must make. This is where franchise consultants step in as expert, impartial advisors who can guide aspiring business owners through the unfamiliar terrain of finding a concept that suits them.

Start and grow your own franchise consulting firm

When you decide to become a franchise consultant at FranServe, you are not working for FranServe, and you are not working for any specific franchisor. You are your own boss. FranServe empowers you with the tools, knowledge, and support you need to establish and grow your own franchise consulting firm.

From top-notch training programs to ongoing assistance, we provide you with everything necessary to kickstart and operate your own business successfully.

Help others achieve their dreams of business ownership through franchising

Once you become a franchise consultant, you have the opportunity to help individuals realize their dreams of business ownership through franchising. You can earn money by offering no-cost consultation services to people who are eager to transform their lives through entrepreneurship.

Additionally, you can enjoy generous referral fees from franchisors and franchise funding service partners, all while assisting small business owners in franchising their concepts.

Discover the benefits of being a FranServe consultant

  • The most comprehensive training and support program in the industry
  • Personal and group mentoring programs and yearly convention
  • The best software system and technology infrastructure in the industry
  • A comprehensive and well-respected Certification Program
  • The highest number of available marketing services – with an in-house leads program
  • Branded, mobile-friendly websites for all of our consultants

Three profit centers to build your business

Become an expert in each of three revenue streams while helping businesses grow and business owners change their lives.

  • Placing clients into the right franchise opportunity
  • Helping clients access capital to open their franchise
  • Helping small businesses start franchising their concept

The Path to Becoming a Successful Franchise Consultant

To become a franchise consultant, you need to immerse yourself in the world of franchise consulting. This involves honing your skills, staying up-to-date with industry trends, and actively networking within the franchise community.

  • Education and Training: Begin by acquiring in-depth knowledge about franchising. Understand the intricacies of franchise agreements, financial aspects, and the legal framework surrounding franchising. FranServe’s comprehensive training programs are an excellent starting point.
  • Build Your Network: Connect with franchisors, franchisees, and industry professionals. Attend franchise expos, conferences, and seminars to expand your network and gain insights into the latest trends and opportunities.
  • Marketing and Branding: Establish a strong online presence through your FranServe-provided branded website. Leverage social media, content marketing, and digital advertising to reach potential clients.
  • Client Relationship Management: Developing strong relationships with your clients is crucial. Act as a trusted advisor, providing personalized guidance and support throughout their franchise journey.
  • Stay Informed: Keep yourself informed about the latest developments in the franchise industry. Subscribe to industry publications, join franchise associations, and continuously educate yourself.
  • Ongoing Support: Take advantage of FranServe’s ongoing support and resources to enhance your consultancy skills and stay competitive in the field.

FAQ About Becoming a Franchise Consultant

Are you considering a career as a franchise consultant but have questions about the process and what it entails? We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help address your concerns and provide you with a clearer understanding of what it means to become a franchise consultant.

Do I need prior experience in franchising to become a franchise consultant?

While prior experience in franchising can be beneficial, it’s not a strict requirement. Many successful franchise consultants come from various backgrounds and industries. What’s crucial is your willingness to learn, your ability to communicate effectively, and your dedication to helping clients make informed decisions.

Can I work as an independent franchise consultant, or do I have to join a network like FranServe?

You have the option to work independently or join a franchise consulting network like FranServe. Joining a network can provide you with valuable resources, training, and a support system.

Is franchise consulting a profitable career choice?

Franchise consulting can be a profitable career, but success depends on various factors, including your dedication, networking abilities, and the effort you put into building your consultancy. The potential for profit is significant, especially when you develop a strong client base and establish relationships with successful franchisors.

What are the key responsibilities of a franchise consultant?

The primary responsibilities of a franchise consultant include:

  • Conducting in-depth assessments of clients’ goals, preferences, and financial capabilities.
  • Researching and evaluating franchise opportunities that align with clients’ criteria.
  • Providing clients with detailed information about franchisors, franchise agreements, and financial considerations.
  • Offering ongoing support and guidance throughout the franchise selection and investment process.
  • Assisting clients in accessing financing options if needed.

How can I market myself as a franchise consultant?

Marketing strategies for franchise consultants may include creating a professional website, utilizing social media, attending industry events, participating in webinars, and leveraging your network. FranServe, for example, provides branded websites and marketing support to its consultants.

What’s the potential for growth in the franchise consulting industry?

The franchise consulting industry has significant growth potential, as more individuals explore franchising as a means of business ownership. With the right skills, dedication, and network, you can expand your consultancy and help clients achieve their entrepreneurial dreams.

How long does it take to establish a successful franchise consulting practice?

The time it takes to establish a successful franchise consulting practice can vary. It depends on factors such as your existing network, marketing efforts, and how effectively you can match clients with suitable franchise opportunities.

Some consultants achieve success relatively quickly, while others may take more time to build their clientele.

How do franchise consultants stay updated with the latest trends and developments in the franchise industry?

Staying informed about the evolving franchise landscape is crucial for franchise consultants. Many consultants participate in industry events, attend franchising expos, and engage in ongoing education and training programs.

Being part of a franchise consulting network like FranServe also provides access to valuable industry insights, keeping consultants up-to-date with the latest trends, legal changes, and best practices in the franchise industry.

What types of clients do franchise consultants typically work with?

Franchise consultants work with a wide range of clients, including individuals seeking their first franchise investment, existing business owners looking to expand through franchising, and even investors interested in multi-unit franchise ownership. Each client may have different goals and needs, making the consultant’s role dynamic and diverse.

How do I manage client expectations?

Managing client expectations is crucial for building trust and maintaining positive relationships. Consultants should have open and honest discussions with clients about the challenges, risks, and potential rewards of franchise ownership.

By setting realistic expectations and providing transparent information, consultants can help clients make informed decisions.

Can I specialize in a particular industry or type of franchise?

Yes, many franchise consultants choose to specialize in specific industries or types of franchises based on their interests and expertise. For example, you can focus on fast food franchises, home-based businesses, or niche markets like fitness or healthcare. Specialization can help you target a specific audience and become an expert in your chosen field.

How do I handle conflicts of interest?

Franchise consultants must prioritize their clients’ best interests. Disclose any potential conflicts of interest, such as personal relationships with franchisors, and ensure your recommendations are genuinely based on the client’s needs and goals.

“Joining FranServe and becoming a professional franchise consultant through their training & mentorship program is the best career move I ever made.  Like many, I wanted to be my own boss and leave Corporate America.  Becoming a franchise consultant part-time at first allowed me to gain confidence before completely cutting the steady paycheck cord.  Once I did, it was full speed ahead and I am living my dream.  To me that means more time with my family, enjoying freedom and flexibility and being accountable only to my own high goals and standards.  My income is excellent and a direct reflection of my efforts and I can rest easy knowing that my job can never be abruptly eliminated.”

Jason Blough, FranServe Consultant

“We’ve been franchise consultants with FranServe for seven years – the culture here is one of mutual support and encouragement. There are always experienced consultants ready and willing to answer your questions and help you grow. FranServe provides the tools, the resources and the leadership to help you succeed in your business. We are very grateful to be part of FranServe.”

Jon & Kathy Hylton, FranServe Consultants

“FranServe is a great partner in my franchise consulting business. From the multi-phase training to the mentor and other support programs, my FranServe support team is with me every step of the way. I have learned so much and have been able to develop great relationships with many franchisors. Most importantly, I have been able to help many individuals and teams find the right business that can help them achieve their dreams!”

Chris Brooks, FranServe Consultant

“The training and continuing support from FranServe is more than I could have asked for. The mentor program really helps you fine tune your approach and get to a high degree of success. There are also many programs that help you meet other consultants which helps build smaller partner teams you can learn from and educate yourself through.”

Chris Smith, FranServe Consultant

“I became a FranServe consultant in 2019 after my 3rd and final layoff as an IT professional in Corporate America. I have always had an interest in franchising and invested in franchising in 2016. I was intrigued by the franchise consulting industry as it’s a great way to help others achieve their entrepreneurial goals while earning income for yourself. After vetting a few of the consulting brokerages, FranServe stuck out because of the vast experience of the leadership team and the tools and training they had in place to help consultants not only get started but thrive.”

Chris Wilson, FranServe Consultant

“Being introduced to the FranServe opportunity is one that I’ll be forever grateful. I carve my own path, make my own hours and decisions, create my own successes. The bonus is the network of amazing colleagues and the mutual support we share. Every day I make positive changes in people’s lives and my own! I’m emotionally, professionally and financially rewarded and feel very blessed to be part of such a caring community of professionals.”

Diana Capirano, FranServe Consultant

“Every single day I am thankful for FranServe and the FranServe Family. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined how personally, professionally and financially fulfilling my decision to join this organization would be. Honored to be a part of this amazing organization!”

Julie Goldberg, FranServe Consultant

“FranServe allows me to be me. As a certified franchise consultant, I help people change their lives and their family’s lives through business ownership. But it doesn’t stop there. If there are employees involved in the new business, I’ve helped them and their families. If it’s a storefront franchisee, then a bright, shiny-new penny just opened in the community – everybody feels a little better and no matter what the franchise is, all of it creates ancillary income for the town. I’m still helping build community and I’m doing it with FranServe and I’m doing it one family at a time. I’ve been with FranServe for five years and I have been thankful for every minute. I consider myself very fortunate to be able to do what I enjoy and at the same time, help a little corner of the world.”

Daniel Hayes, FranServe Consultant

“Joining FranServe and becoming a professional franchise consultant through their training & mentorship program is the best career move I ever made. Like many, I wanted to be my own boss and leave Corporate America. Becoming a franchise consultant part-time at first allowed me to gain confidence before completely cutting the steady paycheck cord. Once I did, it was full speed ahead and I am living my dream. To me that means more time with my family, enjoying freedom and flexibility and being accountable only to my own high goals and standards. My income is excellent and a direct reflection of my efforts and I can rest easy knowing that my job can never be abruptly eliminated.”

Jason Blough, FranServe Consultant

“We’ve been franchise consultants with FranServe for seven years – the culture here is one of mutual support and encouragement. There are always experienced consultants ready and willing to answer your questions and help you grow. FranServe provides the tools, the resources and the leadership to help you succeed in your business. We are very grateful to be part of FranServe.”

Jon & Kathy Hylton, FranServe Consultants

Discover the benefits of being a FranServe consultant

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    The most comprehensive training and support program in the industry

  • Icon of two avatars in arrows in link with each other with FranServe colors: navy blue and gold..

    Personal and group mentoring programs and yearly convention

  • Icon with laptop and document on top with FranServe colors: navy blue and gold.

    The best software system and technology infrastructure in the industry

  • Icon of certificate with FranServe colors: navy blue and gold.

    A comprehensive and well-respected Certification Program

  • Icon of three avatars and one enlarged with magnifying glass with FranServe colors: navy blue and gold..

    The highest number of available marketing services – with an in-house leads program

  • Icon of arrows indicating switching between tablet and mobile with FranServe colors: navy blue and gold..

    Branded, mobile-friendly websites for all of our consultants

Three profit centers to build your business

Become an expert in each of three revenue streams while helping businesses grow and business owners change their lives.

  • Placing clients into the right franchise opportunity

  • Helping clients access capital to open their franchise

  • Helping small businesses start franchising their concept

“We’ve been franchise consultants with FranServe for seven years – the culture here is one of mutual support and encouragement. There are always experienced consultants ready and willing to answer your questions and help you grow. FranServe provides the tools, the resources and the leadership to help you succeed in your business. We are very grateful to be part of FranServe.”

Jon & Kathy Hylton FranServe Consultants

“FranServe is a great partner in my franchise consulting business. From the multi-phase training to the mentor and other support programs, my FranServe support team is with me every step of the way. I have learned so much and have been able to develop great relationships with many franchisors. Most importantly, I have been able to help many individuals and teams find the right business that can help them achieve their dreams!”

Chris Brooks FranServe Consultant
Chris Brooks FranServe Consultant

“The training and continuing support from FranServe is more than I could have asked for. The mentor program really helps you fine tune your approach and get to a high degree of success. There are also many programs that help you meet other consultants which helps build smaller partner teams you can learn from and educate yourself through.”

Chris Smith FranServe Consultant
Chris Smith FranServe Consultant

“I became a FranServe consultant in 2019 after my 3rd and final layoff as an IT professional in Corporate America. I have always had an interest in franchising and invested in franchising in 2016. I was intrigued by the franchise consulting industry as it’s a great way to help others achieve their entrepreneurial goals while earning income for yourself. After vetting a few of the consulting brokerages, FranServe stuck out because of the vast experience of the leadership team and the tools and training they had in place to help consultants not only get started but thrive.”

Chris Wilson FranServe Consultant

“Being introduced to the FranServe opportunity is one that I’ll be forever grateful. I carve my own path, make my own hours and decisions, create my own successes. The bonus is the network of amazing colleagues and the mutual support we share. Every day I make positive changes in people’s lives and my own! I’m emotionally, professionally and financially rewarded and feel very blessed to be part of such a caring community of professionals.”

Diana Capirano FranServe Consultant
Diana Capirano FranServe Consultant

“Every single day I am thankful for FranServe and the FranServe Family. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined how personally, professionally and financially fulfilling my decision to join this organization would be. Honored to be a part of this amazing organization!”

Julie Goldberg FranServe Consultant
Julie Goldbery FranServe Consultant

“FranServe allows me to be me. As a certified franchise consultant, I help people change their lives and their family’s lives through business ownership. But it doesn’t stop there. If there are employees involved in the new business, I’ve helped them and their families. If it’s a storefront franchisee, then a bright, shiny-new penny just opened in the community – everybody feels a little better and no matter what the franchise is, all of it creates ancillary income for the town. I’m still helping build community and I’m doing it with FranServe and I’m doing it one family at a time. I’ve been with FranServe for five years and I have been thankful for every minute. I consider myself very fortunate to be able to do what I enjoy and at the same time, help a little corner of the world.”

Daniel Hayes FranServe Consultant
Daniel Hayes FranServe Consultant

“Joining FranServe and becoming a professional franchise consultant through their training & mentorship program is the best career move I ever made.  Like many, I wanted to be my own boss and leave Corporate America.  Becoming a franchise consultant part-time at first allowed me to gain confidence before completely cutting the steady paycheck cord.  Once I did, it was full speed ahead and I am living my dream.  To me that means more time with my family, enjoying freedom and flexibility and being accountable only to my own high goals and standards.  My income is excellent and a direct reflection of my efforts and I can rest easy knowing that my job can never be abruptly eliminated.”

Jason Blough FranServe Consultant

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