The Fran Select System: a step-by-step process to find the right franchise for you.

Put the FranSelect System to Work

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A Proven, Step by Step Process

You will feel confident that you have explored every option suitable to you with a coach who won’t let anything slip through the cracks.

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Objective Feedback

We peel the blinders back and give you frank advice.

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Unbiased Recommendations

With no set group of franchisors, we’re free to suggest the best match for you.

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Begin with Your Eyes Wide Open.

Fully explore your opportunity with guidance from people who know the Franchise World inside and out.

Get a 360 Degree Perspective

FranSelect was founded by Dick Mueller, a franchise owner, operator and developer, and includes consultants in different areas of the United States who have a wealth of experience and connections.

We Dig Deep

We start with the Franchise Selection Tool but that’s just the beginning. We use a personal approach so we can get at what really makes you tick.

More than Your Strengths

Your strengths got you where you are today, but that’s not the whole story. You need to understand your weaknesses and how you can address those as a franchise owner, so we’ll help you take an honest look.

Friends and Family

You’re not making this decision in a vacuum. Your decision will change your finances and your lifestyle. We want to know about the people in your life who will be impacted.

Interests and Hobbies

You might want to continue to work in a field similar to the one you’re in now, or you may be ready to try something different. That’s why we explore your interests and hobbies.

Consider Cash Flow

We’ll help you gain perspective about how your finances and cash flow may change with your decision and help you look at the numbers so you can feel confident that you’re adequately prepared.

Business Model

Franchises come in all shapes and sizes. It’s important to consider all of them to find out what best suits you.

The Long and the Short of It

Whether your goal is to own a franchise for several years or many more, it’s important to explore the long-term. We’ll help you understand how your choice will impact you now and in the future.

First, know yourself.

Looking inward is a critical step in the franchise selection process but one that most people aren’t always comfortable with. It’s important to have an accurate understanding of your true desires to own a franchise, a set of realistic and attainable goals, and an inventory of your strengths and weaknesses. Our step by step process helps us to truly understand you and sets a firm foundation for success.

Second, look at the right opportunities.

Once we have a clear understanding of you and your goals, it’s time to start sifting through all the options. There are thousands of franchise opportunities and an endless number of ways to measure them against your needs. But that’s where we excel. Through the process that we’ve developed, we’ve discovered exactly which factors are the most important to your success. We search through the possibilities, consult with the Franchisors and present the best businesses to you for review.

Second, look at the right opportunities.

Once we have a clear understanding of you and your goals, it’s time to start sifting through all the options. There are thousands of franchise opportunities and an endless number of ways to measure them against your needs. But that’s where we excel. Through the process that we’ve developed, we’ve discovered exactly which factors are the most important to your success. We comb through the possibilities, consult with the Franchisors and present the best businesses to you for review.

Finally, evaluate and execute.

Now it gets exciting. You have your best opportunities in the palm of your hand and it’s time to evaluate. We’ll help you understand what questions you should ask to discover their processes and procedures, their culture and other important information. We’ll review all the paperwork, including the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). We’ll help you connect with lenders who specialize in franchise financing. Finally, we’ll prepare you for Discovery Day, your visit to the home office. We’ll even help you finalize your Franchise Agreement.

The FranSelect System

It’s simple to get started. And it’s completely free to you.

Step 1: The Franchise Selection Tool

Begin by using our Franchise Selection Tool. This will provide us with preliminary information to get started. We’ll review this information and then set up an initial consultation call to learn more about you.

Step 2: The Short List

With a clear picture of your goals, we’ll zero in on the best opportunities for you. We’ll present several franchise models in several different categories for your review. We’ll guide you as you begin the first steps in the evaluation process and help you narrow your focus.

Step 3: Evaluation & Decision

When you’re ready, we’ll connect you with the Franchisor and guide you all the way through Discovery Day. We can introduce you to 3rd party lenders. We’ll even help you review your Franchise Agreement. We’re with you all the way until the paperwork is signed and the franchise is yours.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

There is never a fee charged by FranSelect to the person who wishes to invest in a franchise (the franchisee). We are paid a referral fee by the franchisor  in much the same way an employee search firm is paid when they place a new employee.

How do I know I'm seeing all my options?

Besides our 360 degree experience in the franchise world, the biggest thing that sets us apart from other franchise consultants is that we’re not tied to a specific set of franchises. We are free to offer recommendations from any franchise, and we have connections with some franchises that don’t typically work with consultants.

What if I think I know which franchise I want?

That’s great. We’ll be happy to look at how well that franchise fits your needs, lifestyle, strengths and weaknesses and make a recommendation.

What if you don't find anything that suits me?

Our mission is to find the best opportunity for YOU. Sometimes we find that our clients are simply not a good fit for franchise life. If that’s the case, we’ll let you know. We would rather you be disappointed now than unhappy a few years down the road.

It’s hard to beat over 75 years of personal experience in the Franchise Industry.

If you’re serious about launching a new career, do it with people who know exactly where to aim.