Thursday, February 4, 2016

Michigan Franchise Showcase: Meet the Franchisors Looking to Expand in Michigan

March 9, 2016
3pm – Grand Rapids, MI

Does one of these statements reflect your current state of mind?
  • I want to leave corporate life behind.
  • I want to enjoy career independence.
  • I want to launch a recession-resistant business.
  • I want to be my own boss.
  • I want to build long-term equity.
  • I want to hear about business financing options.

If so, you must attend this no obligation event that brings successful franchisors looking to meet YOU!

The session starts with a presentation buy each franchisor.  Following the presentations, you will have to opportunity to meet face-to-face with franchisors, funding specialists, and other resources to help determine if franchising is right for you.

Attendance is FREE, but space is limited.  Register now to save your spot by clicking on this link.  Have questions?  Interested in franchising, but can’t make the event?  Contact me at 616-891-1374 or

Monday, January 25, 2016

This Wednesday (1/27), Learn More About Franchising as a Career, an Investment, or Both!

Join me on Wednesday, January 27th for an informative workshop to learn how you can create your own career, investment, or both by becoming the owner of a franchised business concept. Learn about the you can find franchises that meet your passions and lifestyle needs, all while reducing the risk of traditional ownership.
This workshop takes place at 3pm at the L. William Seidman Center Forum (50 Front Avenue SW) in Grand Rapids, MI. Click here for more information and to RSVP today!

Monday, January 4, 2016

This Wednesday: Get Entrepreneurially Fit and Learn About a Semi-Absentee Franchise Fitness Opportunity

It’s the time of year where many start their new year’s resolution, heading to the gym to try and lose weight.  This Wednesday at 8 pm, it’s time to learn about how you can become “entrepreneurially fit” by investing in a semi-absentee franchise fitness opportunity.

This executive business model allows you to keep your full-time job and effectively hire someone to manage the business.  This proven business model was founded 8 years ago, and is the first and only concept in the industry offered as a franchise opportunity.  It is also a 100% ecommerce business where the clients pay online.

Simple operation and high margins mean that you can own a business without having to make the leap to full-time entrepreneur.

Want to find out more or register?  Visit for more information.

You can also contact me with more questions!  Contact me at or 616-891-1374.  It’s time to get entrepreneurially fit!  And it all starts by sitting in front of a computer. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Giving Thanks For Other People’s Ideas: Starting a Business Doesn’t Necessarily Need Your Own Idea

There is no denying that a unique idea can make for a successful business venture.  Earlier in November, the company Banza won a half-million dollar grand prize in the Accelerate Michigan innovation content.

Not only does winning the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition gain a great cash prize, it gets good exposure.  So, the company Banza, and its innovative gluten-free pasta, will have a head start when the product goes to market.

 But, what if you don’t have a half-million dollar idea (or better)?

It’s time to give thanks for franchising!

Franchising is where you can buy your own business in an already established business concept.  It’s a head start into business – because someone else has kick started the brand. 

And, there are so many different concepts that exist, you can find a concept that fits your interests and your lifestyle.  Are you looking to start a business and work at it as a full-time job?  Are you looking for a part time or semi-absentee business investment?  No matter your interests and available time, there is a franchise concept for you.

It’s time to give thanks for someone else’s idea!  But, ideas are only ideas … it’s time to take the next step.  Let me help you examine the different franchise opportunities that are available.  I’ll introduce you to FranNet’s exclusive “Perfect Match” system to help align you with potential fits.  And, I even host events throughout the year (both online and in-person events) to help you on the pathway to success.

All of my consultations, services and events are 100% FREE.  Contact me at or 616-891-1374.

So, enjoy the turkey and stuffing this week and give thanks!  There are great ideas out there, and they are ready for you. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Your Network...and a Needy Child...Await Your Pro-active Activity This Holiday Season

Join us this Tuesday, November 17th, in Ada from 5:00-8:00 pm at St. Robert of Newminster Catholic Church's Parish Life  (6477 Ada Dr SE).

"Visible Networking: No Hiding out".

Your take-away:
New insights and an actionable plan for improving your networking effectiveness for the well as a jump-start into 2016.

Brigitte Betser, former Franchise Development Specialist and now Franchise/Small Business Consultant and Ken Soper, Master Career Counselor, one of first 50 MCC's in the world.

RSVP now at this link:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

CHOOSING A FRANCHISE: Can I be a part-time owner?

If you choose to take advantage of the free services provided by a FranNet consultant like myself, you’ll find that as we start the research process, we’ll ask lots of questions!  That’s because it’s our goal to find you a great fit for your lifestyle, among other attributes.
It’s somewhat similar to the dating world, where you might meet a matchmaker looking to pair you up with your future husband or wife.  You want to be truthful and honest in your answers, because – well, in all honesty – you don’t want to be paired up in a bad relationship. 
One of the important aspects that we look at as we work with you to make matches is lifestyle.  And for you, running a franchise full time may not make sense in the near future. 
Franchising offers lots of variety, including a range in the amount of time necessary for the owner to invest in the business.  If you are looking at franchising as an investment or something to offer great flexibility, semi-absentee ownership may be the best fit for you. This is an option where the owner typically puts in between 10 and 20 hours a week on the business. On-site managers handle your day-to-day operations, making sure that your customers are leaving happy. 
Whether you’re looking for an investment (semi-absentee model) or a career, franchising may be a fit for you.   
Don’t try to figure it out on your own – resources are available to help you as there are many things to consider when looking at different franchise opportunities – that’s where FranNet’s “Proven Match” system comes into play.  We’ll take a look at your available time, your ability to provide the necessary financial capital, and most importantly – your goals and interests!
LUNCH & LEARN – Friday, November 13 (Online event)Learn more about semi-absentee and full-time executive models expanding in Michigan on Friday during our “Lunch & Learn’ web-based event. We’ll feature three brief presentations that you can enjoy over lunch from the comfort of your home or office while learning about some wealth-building options for the next phase of your career.
You can also contact me at 616-891-1374 or to learn more about taking the next step towards business ownership.  Remember, all of FranNet’s consultations, events, advice and more are 100% FREE.  No pressure, no obligations. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A Few Spots Remain for Thursday's Meet the Franchisors (10/29) in Birmingham, MI

A Special Opportunity to Learn About Successful
Franchises Expanding in Michigan & Where YOU Might Fit In!

This is your chance to learn about several premier franchise companies that are poised for rapid expansion in Michigan and to meet their franchise development executives!

This forum is offered at NO CHARGE to the general public, but REGISTRATION is REQUIRED.
Tips on franchise due diligence will also be presented, and a franchise financing expert will discuss your funding options. 

Categories will include:

  • B2B Consulting
  • Fast Casual Dining
  • Home and Office Decor
  • Retail/Commercial Distribution & Recycling
  • Automotive Aftermarket
  • Full Service Day Spa
  • Professional Staffing
  • Residential/Commercial Building Services
  • Lawn and Environmental Care

Total investment range starts below $100K. The Michigan Franchise Forum, bringsaspiring entrepreneurs together with the local franchise experts of FranNet AND franchise development executives from an array of premier concepts eager to expand their presence in Michigan. The program includes:
  • A brief introduction to the world of franchising, and a safer approach to franchise due diligence and selection
  • Updates on the "State of Franchising" here in Michigan
  • A brief presentation by each Franchisor, including an overview of their business model and what they look for in a successful franchise owner
  • Tips on franchise funding
  • An opportunity for Q & A, and optional one-on-one time with any or all of the Franchisors
If you’re thinking about making a change and becoming your own boss, or looking for a better investment opportunity, this event is for YOU!

Register now at
or by calling 616.891.1374.
October 29, 2015
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Community House | 380 S. Bates
Birmingham, MI 48009

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For More Information Contact:
Brigitte Betser | 616.891.1374 |