FranFit_Biz_001FranFit is the SBDC VIP access to resources that will guide you to more clients, increase your consulting hours and expand your understanding of franchising through careful, detailed training and certification.

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This site offers a range of resources such as:

  • New Counselor Training Module: includes orientation, E-Learning, and case studies
  • Success Stories: read how the new program is changing lives
  • Resources: quickly access the Crossroads book, FranNet informational video and FranNet consultant information

Let this website serve as your online portal to conveniently utilize educational and interactive workshops to enhance and personalize your experience of FranNet’s proven client process.


Dear SBDC Partners,

As the association representing the 63 small business development center networks and America’s leading resource for fostering small business job creation and retention, America’s SBDC is pleased the launch the FranFit program, a cooperative program between America’s SBDC and FranNet. FranFit is a program run by, and for, SBDC advisors that empowers them with the training, tools, resources and support necessary to properly advise clients on potential franchising opportunities.

Dear SBDC Partners,

For many years, FranNet and the SBDC have shared a common goal-educate entrepreneurs through building foundations within communities by helping individuals invest in local business opportunities. That time has never been more important than right now. The next entrepreneur who invests in their business is the most important entrepreneur there is.


Since 1987, FranNet and the SBDC have celebrated success story after success story through a committed, national partnership. Even with the exceptional service both companies have provided for local businesses and entrepreneurs, FranNet has found a way to strengthen and deepen our relationship for the betterment of all clients. The integration of this program will improve the longevity of SBDC clients and offer a deeper understanding of an ever-widening audience.

The IFA’s Educational Foundation’s research shows that over 900,000 franchised businesses provide 21 million jobs and contribute $2.3 trillion to the U.S. private sector economy. FranNet’s experts work with select franchisors and evaluate various types of business opportunities in the marketplace today. Their scientific assessment tools focus on the client’s behavior profile, risk tolerance, communication style, financial background and other crucial factors. Your SBDC directors will be part of the counseling process that uses expert advice to guide people to their personal and professional goals.