We will help you find your dream business.

As Registered Franchise Consultants, our only job is to vet the many hundreds of franchise opportunities available to you, then help you narrow down your best options and avoid mistakes.


Our services are always 100% free to you.  And, there is never any obligation.

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It is easy to spend months investigating franchises and still find nothing that matches what you are looking for in a business. That’s where we can help.


At Franchise USA, our job is to mitigate the confusion found on the Internet and help you to more quickly and easily identify the franchise opportunities that best meet your goals and aspirations.


When you work with us, we get to know you, your interests and skills, and what you are looking for in a business. We take an unbiased approach and provide a systematic method to help determine what is the best franchise business opportunity for you.


There is never any obligation or cost to you for our services.  The franchise fee is always the same published price whether you choose to use our services or not.  We are supported by nearly 500 franchise companies that respect the processes we follow and recognize the high quality and fit of the prospective owners we refer to them.

Accelerate the franchise discovery process and get the information you need to make good, sound business decisions.

Step 1 - Contact Us
Step 2 - Interview
Step 3 - Research
Step 4 - Presentation
Step 5 - Introduction to Franchisor
Step 6 - Review of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)
Step 7 - Contact Franchisees
Step 8 - Consultation with Attorney and Accountant
Step 10 - Decision Time

Our Step by Step Process

Step 1 - Contact Us
The first step is deciding to work with a franchise consultant. Your contact information is kept confidential and is reviewed only by us to provide you the best opportunities.


Step 2 – Interview
We interview you and request that you complete a candidate application. This helps us determine what kinds of businesses meet your needs and qualifications. We want to discuss your lifestyle, business and financial goals to identify a franchise that best meets your unique personal and professional goals.


Step 3 – Research
Then we spend a few days doing our research based upon the information provided by you to determine the best franchises or business opportunities for you to further explore. Our goal is to identify 3-5 franchises that will be a potential match for you.


Step 4 – Presentation
We present you with the opportunities that we have identified in our research. This meeting should accomplish two goals. First, if any of the opportunities are of interest to you, then we will arrange an introduction directly to the representative of the franchisor. This will require that you complete and submit a confidential questionnaire to be supplied to the Franchisor. The candidate application that we used in Step 2 usually is acceptable. The Franchisor wants to know that you are financially qualified to purchase their franchise, that your timeframe to buy is within reasonable limits, and that your partners or family are in complete agreement with you buying a business. This does not obligate you in any way. It simply shows the Franchisor that when you find the right opportunity then you are capable of buying it. 

Second, this step will allow us to clarify your goals and needs identified in Step 2, possibly sending us back through Steps 3 & 4. This may take place several times throughout the process. 

It is important to remember that we are presenting opportunities, but you must make the decision that is best for you and your family. Therefore, refining the criteria for the best opportunity for you is an ongoing process.

Step 5 - Introduction to Franchisor
For each of the opportunities that you have an interest, we will introduce you to the Franchisor. The Franchisor will send materials to help you become acquainted with their business concept. They will also send the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), which is a disclosure document for their franchise opportunity. The FDD receipt should be signed and returned immediately.

Step 6 - Review of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)
We will discuss the items that are contained in an FDD; in particular items that you should pay close attention. You should then review the FDD in complete detail writing down any questions or concerns for discussion with the Franchisor. The FDD will contain a list of franchisees and contact information.


Step 7 - Call Franchisees
The Franchisor should provide you a list of several franchisees for you to call to ask questions about the franchise. The reason for calling these references is that you want to ask them why and how they became successful. Then you need to determine if you can be do the same things that they did to be successful.

Step 8 - Consultation with Attorney and Accountant
You should always consult with an attorney and an accountant before making a decision. It is important to ensure that both people have a good background in franchising. We can help you find skilled professionals in your area.

Step 9 - Attend a Discovery Day
Most franchisors have a Discovery Day, where they will invite you to their location. You will not only get crucial information for your decision, but will get to meet the staff that will be providing your initial training and continuing support.

Step 10 - Decision Time
You have taken all of the steps up to the door, and now you must open it. Decision time. Congratulations.

Principal Contact


F. Steven Schneider
Franchise & Business Brokerage
Since 1983



3800 S. Tamiami Trl, Ste. 325

Sarasota, FL 34239




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