How to Find the RIGHT Franchise with Jim Gleason

Jim is the General Manager of FranNet of Mid-America, a franchise consulting and brokerage company. In addition to matching individuals with a franchise business that will achieve their goals of business ownership he is also a Certified Business Coach. With over 30 years combined experience in the corporate, counseling, and consulting worlds Jim has a thorough understanding of the demands placed on individuals, both personally and professionally, and how to help them effectively deal with those demands and navigate the waters of change.  Because of his personal experience of being involved in corporate downsizing Jim went into business for himself in 1992.  For several years he was involved in outplacement work and career consulting.

Key Takeaways from our conversation:

  • Preparation is key BEFORE you buy a franchise.
  • There is a strategy behind doing thorough and good due diligence.
  • Speaking with other franchisees and understanding the underlying business model of the franchise you are considering is a MUST before you purchase.

Jim can be reached at or by phone at 317-850-8851.

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About the author, Josh

Josh Brown is a franchise and entrepreneurial attorney that helps buyers, owners, and expansion-minded businesses find success through franchising. When not working on his two businesses, you can find him on the golf course or spending time with his wife and three beautiful daughters.

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