I’ve been a Franchise Consultant since 2008, after 25 years in the software industry. I began as a junior employee and in several years I had worked my way up to Managing Director with a team of 50+ staff in the UK and USA. For more than 15 years I held positions as manager or director acquiring extensive project and process management experience, and more importantly – people management — both in teams and individually. During my 10 years as a franchise consultant, I have advised more than 1,000 individuals interested in researching franchises. I work with my clients conducting a detailed evaluation to determine if they are suited to own a franchise. Sometimes this means informing them that they do not have the skills, experience or finances needed. Consultants do not sell franchises, but rather we are industry professionals that provide advice and if pertinent, recommend appropriate franchises.