When FranServe, Inc. was founded in 2012, the company had one goal: to help others achieve their dreams of business ownership through franchising. Now celebrating its 10th Franniversary, and thanks to the leadership of Alesia Visconti, the organization has grown to become the largest franchise consulting and expansion organization in the world. By Jessica Petrucelli
When FranServe, Inc. was founded in 2012, the company had one goal: to help others achieve their dreams of business ownership through franchising. Now celebrating its 10th Franniversary, and thanks to the leadership of Alesia Visconti, the organization has grown to become the largest franchise consulting and expansion organization in the world. It’s been an amazing decade for FranServe!
“I joined FranServe as a franchise consultant, knowing a lot about business but nothing about franchising,” noted Alesia Visconti, FranServe’s CEO and president. “But I loved the idea of helping people become business owners. Within 18 months, I had the opportunity to be the president of the company, and six months after that, the CEO. The former CEO had retired and, due to my career experience as a successful C-level executive and business leader, coupled with being a top franchise consultant, I was approached to acquire FranServe, Inc., which I agreed to in record time! Now I get to say I am a product of my own company.”
Under Visconti’s direction, the company has thrived; she drives FranServe’s innovative programs and sets the tone for its unique culture. And by connecting entrepreneurs to franchise opportunities, introducing franchisors to qualified people, and training the industry’s most knowledgeable consultants to make it all happen, FranServe’s culture, technology, reach, and scale have revolutionized the industry.
Jeff Bien, vice president of franchise development for CertaPro Painters, explained the impact that FranServe has had on his business. “Over the past several years, FranServe consultants have sent us top-notch candidates, who have purchased both new businesses and existing businesses with CertaPro,” he noted. “They understand how to position our brand as a scalable model that is not about picking up a paintbrush, and the candidates they send are well-prepared to look at ownership options.”
Other franchisors agree.
“FirstLight Home Care has been working for years with many different consultant/broker groups, and FranServe is by far the best to work with,” said Larry France, director of franchise development for FirstLight Home Care. “The consultants are great to work with and very responsive. In addition, the FranServe annual conference is the best one I have ever attended.”
FranServe builds relationships, grows businesses, and changes lives every day.
Visconti takes great pride in that conference, offering networking opportunities, lots of social interaction, and fun activities for all who attend.
“FranServe is known for having one of the best conventions in the industry, and that’s because we focus on having fun, while promoting education and relationship building,” Visconti said. “Our company culture comes through loud and clear during our conventions – whether in-person or virtual. We are looking forward to being at Disney World July 17 through 20, and have off-the-hook things planned in celebration.”
Convention fun aside, the FranServe business model stands on its own. FranServe consultants build a lucrative home-based business by helping people buy a franchise. Franchise companies pay significant referral fees for helping them source and qualify buyers of their franchise. There also are three revenue streams – franchise, financial, and business referrals.
“Being a franchise consultant is ideal for people who don’t want the commitments required of a typical business but instead are looking for an opportunity with a lower investment, more flexibility, a fast return on investment, and a higher income than you might find with other businesses,” Visconti concluded. “Over the past 10 years, we’ve grown to be the largest in our space. Brands flock to us because they know we get placements done! And new franchise consultants are eager to align with us because they want to be with the best in the business. What can I say except that’s FRAN-tastic? I love my job and have an incredible team. Here’s to the last 10 years and to many decades to come!”
Learn more about FranServe and the beneficial services they provide
Become a franchise consultant
- Become an expert in a growing industry
- Start and grow your own franchise consulting firm
- Help others achieve their dreams of business ownership through franchising
Discover franchise opportunities
- Get help finding the ideal franchise opportunity that fits your personalized assessment
- Receive access to connections with over 500 of the hottest franchise opportunities
Grow your franchise with proven marketing services
- Work with an experience leadership team that will guide your brand’s growth
- Receive quality prospect-generation services through their proprietary candidate matching system
- Get results by connecting with FranServe’s nationwide network of consultants