Stephen has experienced the Franchise world firsthand: the struggles of startup, buying out a partner, expanding and then selling the business. Today, as an independent consultant with The Franchise Consulting Company, Stephen uses his experiences and training to partner with clients to help them find the Franchise opportunity that best fit their goals.
After working as a Financial Advisor and Pharmaceutical Representative, Stephen felt the pull of entrepreneurship. He wanted to start a business of his own, but did not have a unique idea, which led him to the world of franchising. With a partner, he invested in a painting franchise in Santa Monica in 2008 and built it to over $1 million in revenue within 4 years.