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Franchise Consulting & Brokerage – Watch And Learn Our Process
A Practical Approach to help buy a franchise that is best for you
Sunshine Consulting provides franchise consulting and brokerage services to individuals and franchise systems. Our clients comprise both people who are looking buy a franchise to meet their income and lifestyle goals, and franchisors who are looking to develop and grow their system. Watch this video to learn a more about our philosophy.
Franchise Consulting & Brokerage For Aspiring Business Owners
Franchise Consulting 101: Helping People buy a franchise aligned with their goals
We provide franchise consulting and brokerage services to help people who want to buy a franchise. Owning a franchise can be a great way to create both financial independence and an ideal lifestyle. The challenge is the process can be overwhelming. Many people begin their research by typing something like “buy a franchise” in Google and hope to find detailed information about specific concepts. While that can be fun and interesting it’s time consuming and will lead to numerous unwanted solicitations from sales people. If you’re seriously looking to buy a business here are some of the ways we can help you:
Teach you the concept of franchising – Before you start researching concepts, it’s good to learn the basics. This can help you better understand the process and get you started on the right foot. During our
initial consultation we will explain:
The basics of franchising and how to buy a franchise
The amount of investment required
Describe the research process
Explain the required documentation
Help you develop a business plan
Explain the financial requirements – Do you have enough money to buy the franchise? Do you have enough money set aside to cover both business and personal expenses? Understanding the financial requirements can help you:
Determine if owning a business is suitable for you
Determine the amount of money you need
Develop a financial plan for your business
Reduce the probability of a costly mistake
Determine Lifestyle Objectives – How many hours a week do you want to work? Where do you want to work? What type of income do you need to support your family and your lifestyle? It’s not just about the business, it’s important to enjoy what you do. By identifying your goals we can target specific concepts aligned with your interests to help you buy a franchise you LOVE to operate.
Target Concepts Right For You – Learning about different businesses can be a lot of fun. The problem is with so many opportunities available it can quickly become overwhelming and frustrating. When we work with clients we take a targeted approach. This can help you save time with your research find and buy a franchise that meets your criteria.
Franchise Consulting & Development
Franchise consulting for franchisors looking to grow their system
We provide franchise consulting and brokerage services to franchisors who are looking for help and guidance in growing their business. There are a number of challenges in starting and developing a franchise system. With so much competition, it can be difficult to get the attention of qualified prospects. We offer an array of services depending on your goals and objectives. Our services include:
Financial Analysis of the Business – Is the model profitable? What kind of investment returns can an someone expect with the business? Understanding your unit economics and operational breakeven are an absolute must if you’re going to be successful. If you’re struggling with this concept and/or possible looking for additional ways to enhance profitability we can provide a detailed financial review of your business.
Develop Marketing/Sales Strategies/Training – Are you locations generating enough sales leads? Do they have trouble converting a prospect info a customer? How do we find the right people who want to buy a franchise in your industry. Do you have adequate systems in place to effectively market and convert customers? Our detailed marketing assessment can help both you and your franchisees get more leads and increase both sales and profitability.
Develop Franchise Sales Strategies – Are you frustrated with the quality and number of franchise leads? Are you spending thousands of dollars in marketing, yet not not finding people who can afford to buy a franchise? We can help you develop, organize and plan your franchise sales process. This can help reduce your marketing costs, generate higher quality candidates and sell more locations.
Third Party Brokerage – Selling a franchise is a lot different than selling a product or service. We offer clients the option of having us handle the franchise sales process. This can allow you to focus your efforts on the operational side of your business.
Todd Weiss, CFA, Franchise Consultant and Franchise Broker
Franchise consulting services for both individuals and franchise systems
Todd Weiss, CFA is the Founder, President and CEO of Sunshine Consulting Ltd. Sunshine Consulting provides franchise consulting and brokerage services to aspiring entrepreneurs and franchise systems looking to grow their business. In addition to his franchise consulting practice, Todd is a part owner of Ellipse Fitness, and fitness concept based in Appleton, WI.
Prior to starting his franchise consulting firm, Todd was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch where he managed Commercial Real Estate Loan Origination in the Western and Southeastern Regions for the Private Client Group. Todd graduated from Lafayette College with an A.B. Degree in Economics & Business and History. Todd is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Franchise Brokers Association. In 2009, Todd was named the Franchise Broker Association’s Franchise Consultant of the Year.