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As a member of the world's largest organization of franchise consultants, we can help you navigate the overwhelming franchise world to choose the franchise that is right for you and your market. Are you a Military Veteran? Ask us about special discounts! "All of our dreams can come true...if we have the courage to pursue them."

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How Our 5-Step Client Process Works*

Assessment of Candidate's Franchising Goals/Objectives and Business Model Preferences

We will focus this call on a deep assessment to learn your personal, business and financial goals, areas of expertise, ideal business models and industries, investment levels, and much more...

We Research 700+ Franchises based on your Selection Criteria

We will perform a detailed research in our database to identify franchise concepts that match your background and goals.

Franchise Recommendations Presentation call

We will present to you a list of franchise concepts that match your profile and goals. We will hear your feedback and either move to step 4 or repeat our matchmaking process as needed.

Candidate Franchise Investigation and Validation Process

We will introduce you to the franchisors of your selected franchise concepts, and assist you in the entire research & discovery process, so you can make an informed decision (weekly calls for 4-6 weeks).

Candidate's Final Decision (go/no go)

After having completed the due diligence you and the franchisor will be ready to make a final go/no go decision.

* We develop viable franchise recommendations for our client's based on their franchising goals, objectives, areas of interest and desired investment level, then coach, guide and mentor them through the entire franchise research and acquisition process.

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Franchise Your Existing Business!

Do you have an existing business and ever wondered if it would make a good franchise? 360 Consulting Group, LLC can help you determine if franchising your business makes sense.
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Franchise Validation
The Real Power In Franchise Validation

There are many critical stages to researching a franchise and determining if it’s truly the right opportunity for you, but few are as valuable as a stage called validation.

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Top Down Vs Bottom Up Franchises

With over 2,000 franchise opportunities to choose from researching for the best opportunity can be a confusing and overwhelming task.

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Why On Earth Would I Pay A Franchise Fee?

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Articles by Don Clayton

Is it True? by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/is-it-true/

Culture by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/culture/

Glamorous by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/glamorous/

The Best Investment by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/the-best-investment/

BELIEVE by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/believe/

It's a Mindset by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/its-a-mindset/

Who's Got Your Back? by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/what-the-heck-is-a-franchise-consultant-whos-got-your-back/

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/teamwork-makes-the-dream-work/

What the Heck is a Franchise Consultant? The Compass by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/what-the-heck-is-a-franchise-consultant-the-compass/

Show Me the Money! by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/franchise-consultant-show-me-the-money/

I Quit by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/what-the-heck-is-a-franchise-consultant-i-quit/

A System by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/what-the-heck-is-a-franchise-consultant-a-system/

Alternative to College by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/alternative-to-college/

The First Step by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/the-first-step/

Yeah, But What If... by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/what-the-heck-is-a-franchise-consultant-yeah-but-what-if/

Improving Your Chance by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/what-the-heck-is-a-franchise-consultant-improving-your-chance/

Analysis Paralysis by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/analysis-paralysis/

Measuring Success by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/what-the-heck-is-a-franchise-consultant-measuring-success/

"I've Never Heard of That" by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/ive-never-heard-of-that/

"Chapter One" by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/what-the-heck-is-a-franchise-consultant-chapter-one/

"Progress Over Perfection" by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/progress-over-perfection/

"You Hold the Key" by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/what-the-heck-is-a-franchise-consultant-you-hold-the-key/

"Clearing the Way" by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/clearing-the-way/

"Listen & Observe" by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/listen-observe/

"OVERCOMER" by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/what-the-heck-is-a-franchise-consultant-overcomer/

"The Atomic Age: Moving Forward" by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/the-atomic-age-moving-forward/

"Show Me the Money" by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/show-me-the-money/

"SHINE" by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/shine/

"A Round Tuit" by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/a-round-tuit/

The Opportunist by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/what-the-heck-is-a-franchise-consultant-may2020/

Growth, Demand & Service by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/what-the-heck-is-a-franchise-consultant-2/

Building a Bridge by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/what-the-heck-is-a-franchise-consutant/

For the Love of it by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/for-the-love-of-it/

What the heck is a Franchise Consultant? by Don Clayton, CFC

https://franchisedictionarymagazine.com/what-the-heck-is-a-franchise-consutant/

Franchising - It's a Process by Don Clayton, CFC

https://issuu.com/franchisedictionarymagazine/docs/fdm-may2019/s/97591

Handy and Hands On by Don Clayton, CFC

https://issuu.com/franchisedictionarymagazine/docs/fdm-april2019_/a/169752