Name: The Franchising Guru. Descripton:. I am a local professional franchise consulting and placement services to those who wish to explore and possibly invest in a franchise. Like a realtor that finds the right homes for people, I find the right franchises for people to buy and like a realtor my services are at no cost to you. I will help you better understand what all of your options are in franchising. I have great experience in franchising helping people for over 4.5 years now - I have owned several businesses, I currently own a franchise and I have sold ~125 franchises to happy owners. I recently sold one of my franchise businesses I ran for 2 years and have first-hand experience building equity in a franchise, as I sold it for $325,000. Just bought a new one that partners will run locally. Prior to years in franchising I was in high tech and worked for Intel Corp for 12 years. I use a 4 step process that informs you all about franchising and guides you towards your best choice. 1) Understand your wants/needs, skill sets, time resources and financial situation. 2) Show you the possibilities that may be a good fit given that criteria 3) Provide expert financial resources, should you want to use 401k or IRS funds, or get a loan. 4) Help you with a deep dive with the franchisors that may be a fit so that you have all the due diligence information you need.