Helping people find happiness and prosperity through franchise ownership
I act as a “Buyers Advocate” during your franchise search process representing “you” & your interests. I spend a great deal of time getting to know you & help educate you on the nuances of franchising. For every person I help get into a “right fit” franchise I help another 3 not get into business. Being a business owner is not for everyone.
The YOU Network is a resource unlike any other found in franchising. Its consultant members are the most senior, qualified consultants in the industry – all of whom have owned their own business and can speak from both experience and the heart.
Aside from Franchising and Business my loves of animal wellfare and health rank top notch in matter of importance to me. In my spare time nothing is more relaxing than watching a good football or baseball game.
Phoenix Award “Franchise Consultant of the Year 2013”
Franchise Consultant of the Year at The You Network 2014
I was very honored to be named Co-Franchise Coach of the Year along with my “special” friend Patrick Elsner at our awards
from The You Network “Master Coach” March 2016
I was honored at our annual convention for my depth of knowledge of our industry & for giving back by helping others.
I was honored at our awards banquet on March 14th with the “Franchise Coach of Year for 2016” for “The You Network.”
honor date March 2017
honor issuer “The You Network”
I was honored at our awards banquet on March 14th for being the first person inducted into the “Fran Fund Hall of Fame.”
honor date March 2017
– Fran Fund
Author Mark Laughlin has decades of experience in the franchising industry, and he shares his practical, savvy insights on topics ranging from self-assessment, financial requirements, choosing the right franchise, the application process, and finally how to get your business up and running.
My services to you come from with a lifetime of experience. I spend a great deal of time getting to know you & help educate you on the nuances of franchising. For every person I help get into a “right fit” franchise I help another 3 not get into business. Being a business owner is not for everyone. Less than 2% of the folks who think or look at being a business owner actually follow through on it.
With approximately 3,000 franchises in more than seventy categories spread out across the USA, navigating that playing field can be intimidating. That’s why you need How to Succeed in Franchising.
Finally! A book that walks you through the franchising process from start to finish. This book does more than just skim the surface, it goes in-depth and answers questions such as how to locate a franchise that is a good fit for you, your family and lifestyle; how to find an experienced attorney to assist you in reviewing the agreement; what to expect during the franchise application and approval process; financing options, etc. It even provides resources to help you create things such as your first business plan, etc. How to Succeed in Franchising also includes interviews with a franchisor, franchise attorney, financial consult and other franchise industry insiders.
recently purchased the book, ” How to Succeed in Franchising ” and I must say, it is the most informative book that I have read in regards to gaining great detailed information in the education of franchise opportunities.. The real life stories and accounts conveyed throughout this book gave me a very realistic outlook on what candidates should be preparing for once they decide to become a business owner. I would recommend this book for both, candidates, and consultants, the information that Mark has published is so very valuable.
It is very rare to find a book that is educational and also very practical for people who are interested in franchising, but have no idea where to start. It is also rare to find a book that provides a look “behind the curtain” and walks you through the process step by step. This is definitely the new playbook for anyone interested in franchising.
Rarely does a person come around that gets and understands the “Big Picture” related to embarking on a new venture, such as franchise ownership. Mr. Laughlin is certainly one of those special people that “gets it!”
With the pursuit of life, love, and equal treatment, I am never too busy to speak or answer any questions you may have