Rita FranNet after working as a Business Tax Consultant and a Real Estate Consultant to help people and businesses make smart, strategic decisions, which helps translate into success with personal and business goals.

She spent over twenty-four years in accounting and financial management, including fifteen years of public and corporate taxation experience. She has worked for quasi-government entities, Big-4 and Regional accounting, tax and consulting firms and served as a Senior Tax Manager for a multi-national software company. Engaging with stakeholders at all levels of these organizations has honed her focus on achieving successful outcomes, whether by digging into the details or looking at the issues from the big picture perspective.

Her role at FranNet is to provide  education about franchising, collaborate with prospective entrepreneurs in determining if franchise ownership is right for them, and identifying franchise businesses that offer them the best opportunity for success. Using FranNet’s proven model and industry expertise and her own business and financial knowledge, helps her match people to the business that’s best aligned with their own personal and professional goals.

Franchise Specialist with FranNet

Franchising as a Business Model for Growth

Franchises receive nearly half of the dollars earned by all retail and service businesses in the US, though only 10-12% of all businesses are franchised. Join Rita Huggins-Halstead, a Franchise Specialist with FranNet, to learn how franchisors evaluate market opportunities, how to systematize core processes, 5 franchise industry trends EVERY prospective business owner should consider, when a franchise makes sense, and when it doesn’t.. Independent businesses will learn how franchises think about systems and their industries/markets. People considering going into business as a franchisee will learn about options, hot industries, and things to think about when evaluating a franchise.

Session time: 2:00 – 3:00pm