Hello and Welcome to...Why Franchising?

Welcome to my website

The purpose for creating this website is to help potential franchisees and franchisors to realize their franchising vision, succeed in today’s market and create a better future for their franchising business.

Welcome to the best of franchising

I just want to share with you a little knowledge about myself and franchising which hopefully will provide you with some benefits and values.

What good is knowledge if we don’t share it with others?

With over 25 years of franchise experience I have endeavored to provide you with the best of quality, easy-to-understand information in this market, and help you through every stage of your business, from acquisition, to expansion, to succession planning, and as a franchise specialist, working with you to help you realize your vision.

Background...how I ended up in franchising

My personal journey into franchising began as a hobby, researching and studying the subject matter in length for a considerable time. However, I felt that to truly understand franchising, some real-world, hands-on experience was needed.

Being intellectually curious and passionate about franchising eventually led me to pursue what was to become a very interesting and satisfying future in the industry.

It began with the development, opening and continued operation of my first franchised restaurant and followed two years later, with the opening and operation of a second franchised unit.

Subsequently, I entered into an agreement with the parent franchise company as a franchisor, developing and supervising ten additional franchised units.

My first ten years of practical experience in franchising ultimately provided me the opportunity to become a principal and general manager of the parent franchise company, overseeing 83 franchised steakhouse restaurants.

Thereafter, I continued to utilize and share my years of experience and became a Franchise Consultant for those entering various franchising fields.

Knowing what I know today, I would do it again, without any hesitation or reservation whatsoever.

Welcome again to the best of franchising

On this website, I've given you all sorts of advice and insight about how to get involved in franchising and what it can do for you. But you don't have to take my word for it.

Millions of people make up the franchising community, and they are the lifeblood of the system. These people come from all walks of life, are employed in a variety of industries, and have found that franchising fits their way of life.

Franchising as a Way of Life

No matter how one is involved in franchising...as a franchisor, franchisee, employee, or supplier...each person realizes that franchising is more than just a business model--it's a way of life.

Sage Advice

Advice from others has been a key factor in my success. Role models and mentors are not just inspiring, but will come to play a key part in your success. Be aware of this. Seek them out and gain advice from them.

"Success is what one does for one's fellow man".... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Now, on this website, I can share my franchising experience and skills with you.

Whatever aspect of franchising you are entering, if I can assist, please Click here and fill out the short form. I read all my emails personally, but on busy days it may take a day or two to respond.

Thank you and may you enjoy the best of franchising success!

John Bauer

Franchising Consultant

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