Thanks for stopping by! Michael here, and you are on my personal page. If you were looking for my one of my business pages, Here is my franchise consulting company, Franchise Beacon, and here is my franchise funding company, Global Franchise Services.


So if you are on my page then maybe you want to know a bit about me. For my full Bio you can go here, but I guess I should tell you a little about myself.

I hate filling these things out

I think that’s how profiles are supposed to start, right?

I am an entrepreneur, through my first love is writing. That’s why you will see a lot of content from me here and on my Free Franchising Tips website, and frankly all over the place. I have one book out, and I am working on the second.

Franchising is my specialty. I am endlessly fascinated by this industry! Did you know In 2016, franchising accounted for 13.2 million jobs, $1.6 trillion in economic output 5.8 percent of GDP? Franchising impacts our economy in so many ways, and I am honored to be part of several franchisor’s growth strategies.


I started my franchise career in the gaming industry. Over the course of the first year in franchising, my (then) co-worker (now business partner) and I grew the company from 4 units open and 4 more sold, to 30 units open and over almost 100 more sold. We eventually grew to 100’s of units across 1/2 dozen countries. As a sales rep, then legal liaison, the franchisee trainer, VP of support and finally CAO, my 7 years with that company taught me so much about this business.

After leaving the company, we started Franchise Beacon, what is now one of the leading boutique franchise consulting firms in the country. I have helped 7 franchisors go to market, and managed the franchise sales of 5 others.


For me its hard to separate personal from work; I love what I do and do what I love so it usually blends together. However, I am a pretty avid fan of surfing, scuba diving, and occasionally jumping out of perfectly good airplanes!

Get in touch

If you were wanting to check out my book, here is my page on How and Why to Franchise Your Business, this is the main page for the book, or you can check it out on Amazon, Amazon Kindle, or Google Play. You can even read a bit of it for free on Google Books.

If you are just stopping by to say hello, that’s cool too! Drop me line, give me a call, or check out my social media in the footer!