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Our Referral Partners

Michael Katz Franchise Attorney/partner, Corporon and Katz

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In many cases, the decision to purchase a franchise will be the largest cash expenditure a person will make after the purchase of a home. It is a life-changing decision. During your due diligence period, Michael helps you understand the document (which can be 150 pages or more) and, just as importantly, the relationship that is created by it. Michael will help you navigate through the legal, ethical and practical framework within which any franchise opportunity must operate so that you can make an informed and knowledgeable business decision. If modifications to the agreement can be made – Michael will help you structure those requests in a way that will help address your concerns. Michael can also help you with the real estate lease and brings close to 20 years of franchise and business experience to the table.

Michael offers Your Franchise is Waiting clients discounted flat rates for his FDD and agreement review work.

Richard Feist– Colorado Business Listings (Owner)

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After graduating from Bradley University and his honorable discharge from the US Army, Richard started, grew and ultimately sold his apparel manufacturing and service businesses based in New York; Lima, Peru; Bogota, Colombia and Guatemala City, Guatemala. After accomplishing that and firmly believing that it is best to work where you play, he came with his wife and children to Louisville, Colorado. He quickly built a successful home improvement business which he sold – having stuck to his 6 year plan. Seeing the business broker’s place in the sale process of his company, Grout Tek,  peaked his interest, so he bought a piece of the brokerage company that got his business sold. This led to a specialty in connecting business sellers with buyers and acquisition-minded buyers with sellers. He has acted as coach/advisor/mentor helping business owners plan tactically and strategically focusing on their business plans, succession plans and value growth.

Using his well developed understanding of business valuations, Richard has contracted to give valuation studies for companies seeking partners, companies for sale, and companies implementing strategies for organic growth or growth through acquisition. He is a member of CABI – Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries and holds an active Real Estate License in the state of Colorado.

National Franchise Institute

There is always a lot more to opening a new location than first meets the eye. It can be downright scary to find yourself in the franchise world realizing that you don’t know what you don’t know! If you have plans to build your first (or your next) brick and mortar location, the Essential Competencies program will give you the critical development details to keep you out of harm’s way so that you open on time and on budget.

National Franchise Institute’s Essential Competencies program will provide valuable support to successfully opening your first location without years of stumbling along the hard way.The ideal timing for the Essential Competencies program is after a Franchise Agreement has been signed but before the search for real estate begins (and DEFINITELY before a lease is signed!). In most cases, this sequence fits perfectly before operations training takes place. Best of all, programs are held approximately every six weeks.

The investment in education you make now can make all the difference to both your short-term and long-term success and profitability.

Your Franchise is Waiting is proud to partner with the National Franchise Institute and offer substantial discounts to our mutual clients.

GeoWize – Location selection services.

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Consider for a moment what would happen if you opened your business in the wrong location: failure, loss of investment, bankruptcy… The first step in evaluating the potential success of a prospective location is understanding the makeup of the trade areas. With the extensive market intelligence that GeoWize can provide, your chances of a location related disaster will go way down. Your Franchise is Waiting is proud to partner with GeoWize.

Tenant Wisdom– Commercial Real Estate Brokerage (Tenant Representation)

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With over 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate field, Mark Casey has assisted a wide range of entrepreneurs, private and public companies, as well as non-profit organizations, in successfully leasing over 1-million square feet of commercial and industrial space. While TenantWisdom’s primary focus is Colorado, he assists clients worldwide in evaluating the right properties and helps you secure them at the best lease pricing he can negotiate on your behalf.
Other national real estate partners are available.

Michael Reeder, Swartz and Reeder, Certified Public Accountants

Michael Reeder is a self-employed CPA and business advisor. He works with small business franchise clients both locally and nationwide. He helps clients by helping them understand the financial and tax implications of what it means to go into business for themselves. Two central areas that Michael can add value during the franchise selection process are,

  • To help you fully understand what the item 19 in the FDD document is telling you and
  • He provides business plan write-up services as required by either the franchisor, lender, or both.

Discounted, flat-rate pricing on his services for Your Franchise is Waiting clients.