As a young entrepreneur at the age of 29, Dick started a Data Entry Service Center that he owned successfully for twelve years. When he finally sold the business, he enjoyed residual financial benefits for the next five years. He then transitioned into a franchise by investing in an existing personnel franchise where he was a partner for three years and is currently a financial partner in three franchise locations in St Louis.
Dick has 30+ years in franchise development which includes franchise development for three national brands in the US & Canada.
Nine years ago, he opened FranSelect, a company where he can assist both individuals who are exploring the possibility of business ownership and also CEO’s who are considering franchising their business.
Having worked on both the buying and selling side of a franchise transaction, Dick uses his broad base of experience and franchise knowledge to assist his clients to determine if business ownership is best for them. He determines if franchise ownership matches their needs, talents, skills and financial goals. If so, he works to find the best franchise opportunity for them, helping them through the process to provide them with the confidence that they will be making an informed decision. He also assists business owners through the difficult process of franchising their successful business.