Introduction

About Me

Eric began his career in 2002 as a franchisee of a major tanning salon brand in Atlanta where he also served as area manager and helped develop the Atlanta territory. Eric joined Franchise Gator in October 2005 as a sales representative and went on to hold several positions including sales manager and director of sales and service before becoming the General Manager in 2014. Eric is also a member of the Southeast Franchise Forum and a Certified Franchise Executive.

Business Description

Franchise Gator was founded in 2002 and has quickly become the go-to resource in matching potential franchisees with franchisors. We have one of the largest directories of franchise and business opportunities on the
internet, making Gator a one-stop shop for business ownership information and research. Additionally, Franchise Gator’s expert staff provides potential
franchisees with original content and articles that serve as valuable resources throughout the decision-making process.

Work/Experience

General Manager at Franchise Gator

October 2005 - Present
I started my career at Franchise Gator in Oct 2005 as a sales representative, quickly becoming a top performer. Within 2 years I was managing the sales team, and by 2009 I was heading up both the service and the sales dept. My role as General Manager began in January of 2014 where I oversee all departments including marketing and development.

Franchise Gator continues to cement their positioning as the leading destination for those seeking to start a career as a franchise owner. Franchise Gator has been ranked #1 an unprecedented 12 times in the last 15 quarterly Franchise Benchmark Reports, a ranking of the top franchise directory destinations.

Publications

Owning a Franchise in your 20s. Who's In?

Publication: Entrepreneurship Life
Date: Aug 23, 2017
When someone says “franchisee,” the image that comes to mind is usually a middle-aged man or woman and not a recent college grad just entering the workforce. However, several factors have begun turning that perception on its ear. This article provides an overview of why franchisees are a good option for millennials while providing examples of franchises and particular industries that may be most appropriate for those in their 20's.

How to Buy a Low Cost Franchise

Publication: SmallBizClub
Date: Aug 11, 2017
Buying a low cost franchise is a great option for those who may have big dreams of business ownership but smaller pockets. Generally, low cost opportunities are those whose cash requirements range from less than $20,000 up to $100,000. Once you determine what you can afford, you can begin the search for your new business. This article provides an overview of different low cost franchise opportunities, the benefits and challenges associated with owning a low cost franchisee and how a franchisee can find the right opportunity.

Five Questions to Ask Prospective Franchisors

Publication: Noobpreneur
Date: Aug 03, 2017
Thinking of buying a franchise? Before you sign any papers, you need to be very thorough in your research about your prospect. Buying a franchise is a serious investment. When you sit down to talk to a potential franchisor, treat it like a job interview and have a series of questions prepared for them to answer. This article offers five key questions every potential franchisee should ask a franchisor.

Leveraging Social Media to Grow Your Home Services Mobile Franchise

Publication: Franchising USA Magazine
Date: Jul 01, 2017
With today’s busy lifestyle of having to balance work, children and the home, mobile home service providers offer consumers a way to more easily manage their day-to-day responsibilities, providing them with increased flexibility and less chaos. While the growth potential is big for mobile franchises offering home services that aim to improve the quality of life for homeowners, for many years, these franchisees have been challenged with how to effectively market their services to their target audience. Today, this is changing. The proliferation of social media is enabling mobile franchisees, specifically those that focus on home services, to promote and grow their business like never before.

Location

Contact Information

599 W. Crossville Rd
Roswell, GA
Phone: (877) 734-2867

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