Number of Years as a Franchise Advisor: 10 years
Current Brokerage Name: FranSelect
Current Brokerage Website: www.franselect.com
Association Position Title: past Membership Chairperson
Brief Career History
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.
Brief description of why your skills, knowledge, and experiences add value to the position you hold. What special value can you bring to your current position?
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.
What are your professional credentials?
Non franchise business owner (12 yrs.), franchise business owner (3 yrs.). 30+ years working in the franchise community. 2021, Dick was named St Louis’s Top Franchise Advisor by the Saint Louis Small Business Monthly
What are your strongest skills?
Listening and communication skills