Welcome. My name is Steve Schneider. I’m an IFPG Certified Franchise Consultant and licensed Business Broker.
Decades have passed since I earned a paycheck working as a Registered Representative for a major New York Stock Exchange member firm. I’m a seasoned entrepreneur, with four decades of hands-on experience in business ownership, operations and equity and asset transactions. I provide franchise consulting and business brokerage services to my clients.
My career as a transaction intermediary began with the purchase of a business brokerage franchise in 1983. Since 2005, I have worked with more than 500 franchise companies that have commissioned me to recruit franchisees for their new and resale business opportunities. This expertise in business and franchising is further bolstered by the fact that I have held an equity position in four different franchise systems.
As a member of the IFPG organization, I provide you with a host of resources to assist in the search for YOUR ideal franchise opportunity. I take an unbiased approach and provide a systematic method to help determine what is the best franchise opportunity for you.
- I’ll spend the time necessary to get to know you, your interests and skills and what you are looking for in a business. Imagine buying a home or even a car without first stepping back to decide what you need and what your investment range should be? You owe it to yourself and your family to start your search with some guidelines in place — that’s where we can help.
- After gaining an understanding of your personal and professional goals, I’ll work with you to review potential franchises and identify the ones that are a good fit for you. This process to understand your goals, learn what is required by each franchise, know the funding options available, and go through a discovery process insures that you will make an educated, considered decision and sets you on the road to success. You’ll never have to visit websites, request information and wait for a response… only to find that the franchise isn’t available in your area or doesn’t fit what you’re looking for in a business. I’ll do the research for you.
- Chances are that you’ll be shown franchises that you’d probably never even consider on your own. Yes, that is the benefit of having someone working for you who has a deep understanding of the opportunities in today’s marketplaces. If you love coffee, you’ll probably gravitate to a looking at coffee franchises, even though owning a coffee franchise has very little to do with loving coffee. You owe it to yourself to understand what franchise models best align with your existing skills and we’ll help get that picture into focus.
- If you need financing, I can refer you to some excellent third party lenders who specialize in financing franchises. All too often someone’s life’s dream of franchise ownership is squashed by their local bank’s loan officer who may have little or no experience in lending to potential franchisees.