My Profile | Network In Action
  • Basic Information

  • Company
    FranNet of Tennessee
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  • Email
  • What is your "why"? Why do you do what you do?
    In simplest terms, think of me as a franchise matchmaker. I help people figure out if business ownership is right for them and if so, what franchise would be the best fit. Utilizing our proprietary assessment tool and 4-Step research process, we offer a no-cost franchise consulting service matching individual goals, skills and financial qualifications with carefully screened franchise opportunities. While franchise opportunities may not be a good fit for everybody, having somebody help you through this evaluation process is the value we bring to the table.

    Something to keep in mind is that there is more to franchising than French fries. There are many options to consider outside of retail and fast food chains, which is what most people think of when they think of franchising. Some of these are highly affordable opportunities with low startup costs and some can even be run out of your home and semi-absentee. Examples include franchises in the following sectors: home improvement, health and wellness, fitness, technology, automotive, B2B, education, pet stores, and many more. Whatever your skills and interests may be, we can probably find the right option for you.

  • About me
    I have over 25 years of business experience working for both small and large companies, most notably in the human resources arena. I had the opportunity to work with Exxon Corporation, Kraft Foods, Kendle International (a pharmaceutical clinical trials organization) and our family business, Goldner Associates, which is an advertising specialties company. In 2005 I fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming an entrepreneur, and franchisee, by buying the Tennessee territory for FranNet. I've also taught Franchise Management as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Entrepreneurship at Belmont University.
  • Profession
    Franchise Consultant
  • Title
    Franchisee/Business Owner
  • Hobbies and interest
    Travel, reading, movies, photography
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  • Contact Information

  • City / Town
  • Describe your perfect referral
    Someone who is considering business ownership as either an alternative career path or has a desire to create an additional income stream
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  • Country
    United States
  • Special offers to the group
    Our services are ALWAYS free, similar to an executive recruiter
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  • Education

  • College / University
    Indiana University BA and University of Illinois MA
  • Graduation Year
  • Qualifying Questions: What are three questions we can ask clients to help pave the way for a referral? List them here.
    1. What is your primary motivation for wanting to explore business ownership?
    2. Are you interested in full-time opportunities or semi-absentee options? We work with both.
    3. Would you be interested in a coach guiding you thru the due diligence process? There is no cost.
  • Describe How You Would Like To Be Introduced Via Email
    In simplest terms, think of me as a franchise matchmaker. I help people figure out if business ownership is right for them and if so, what franchise would be the best fit. Best of all, there is no cost. My goal is to help people explore business ownership in a safe, "no pressure" way so they can understand the pro's and con's of entrepreneurship.