Crystal River FL (military)
If you are even considering franchise ownership, I highly recommend speaking with Patrick Elsner first! He took the time to understand my unique situation and provided valuable information and guidance. I ended up purchasing a franchise that I would have never thought to investigate/persue on my own and I am very happy with my decision. It's a great fit for my family and I and we are excited to start this business venture in 2024! For all things franchise, Patrick is your guy.
Charlotte NC (consultant)
Patrick was very easy to work with! Very knowledgeable and got us pointed in the right direction!
San Juan PR (advertising)
A Trusted advisor with Integrity and knowledge. Introduced me to franchises and industries that I had never thought of before. He found a franchise that was perfect for me with zero pressure. Did not try to sell me. Offered solid advice, and counsel to the several options he presented me. Answered all of my questions in detail to ensure I was comfortable during the entire process. His methods are very thought out and effective. I was impressed. Even if you have a doubt just talk with Patrick. He will advise you on solutions. Thanks for finding me the perfect franchise!
Uwchlan PA (fintech executive)
Patrick was a true professional in my work with him to help me find the best franchise opportunity for me. I have been in business for quite some time having led companies and have worked with many partners and vendors. Patrick was one of the best I've worked with. Extremely prompt and on top of things and very insightful in understanding my needs and recommending the best franchise options. This is my first time getting involved in a franchise and Patrick walked me through the process very thoroughly. I ended up partnering with Beem Light Sauna and will be building 3 studios in the Philadelphia Main Line area. I am very excited about this new venture and I thank Patrick for providing this opportunity.
West Chester PA (engineer)
Patrick is a great listener. He heard my interests and followed through with great recommendations for Franchises. I was able to find the Franchise that worked for both me and my family. I highly recommend Patrick as a Franchise Advisor. He is a pleasure to work with. He has a lot of experience with franchises and by speaking with him you will know what I mean. If you are looking at a Franchise opportunity Patrick is your man!
Yukon OK (auto)
I have recently had the pleasure to work with Patrick and can vouch for his reliability and competence. Give him a try, and I'm confident you won't be disappointed!
Glendale CA (video game industry)
My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Patrick during the franchise identification process, and we couldn't be more satisfied with his exceptional partnership. We actually found Patrick on LinkedIn, and from the moment we connected, it was evident that he was committed to understanding our priorities and goals. He dedicated ample time to comprehending our needs before identifying solutions that perfectly aligned with our aspirations. What impressed us the most was his consultative approach, where we felt zero sales pressure. His sole mission was to reveal opportunities and demonstrate how they would align with our short and long-term goals. One of the things we truly appreciated about Patrick was his ability to explain complex concepts in layman's terms. He patiently fielded our countless questions, ensuring we fully understood every aspect of the franchise process. His expertise was evident throughout, and his guidance proved invaluable. Even after the identification process concluded, Patrick continued to be an insightful contributor. He was always available to provide immediate answers and offered us a wealth of resources. Everyone we encountered during our franchising journey had nothing but rave reviews for Patrick, often referring to him as the "Best in the Industry." Having had the privilege of working closely with him, we now understand why he has earned such a stellar reputation. We genuinely cannot think of anything more that Patrick could have delivered. His level of dedication, knowledge, and professionalism surpassed our expectations. Without hesitation, we highly endorse Patrick's assistance to anyone who is evaluating franchise opportunities.
Detroit MI (finance director)
We worked with Patrick to purchase a new franchise when my wife was looking to get back into the workforce. He did a fantastic job of understanding our interests and goals, and presented us with many great options available in our area. HIs knowledge of the franchising space and many of the specific opportunities really helped us to feel confident in our decision. Ultimately, we purchased one of his recommendations, and it's been a fantastic decision! Thank you Patrick.
Omaha NE (financial management)
My wife and I are so happy we met Patrick Elsner. He helped identify the perfect franchise for us. He took the time to listen and find out what types of businesses would fit us best. Once we determined which franchise was the right fit, Patrick guided us every step of the way. We would recommend Patrick to anyone!
Voorhees NJ (human resources)
Patrick is amazing at what he does. My family was looking for a franchise and after several conversations with Patrick, he recommended several opportunities that he felt we would be a perfect match for us. He took into consideration our past experiences and presented concepts we would have never considered. Patrick stayed with us during the entire experience and we are excited for the future. His expertise in this area is second to none.
Fort Meyers FL (e-commerce)
Patrick is the epitome of service and servant leadership. He approaches his role with care and precision, as a true expert would, instilling confidence and fielding questions at every step to ensure we’d be as informed as possible. When trusting someone to consult you on the second biggest decision you’ll ever make in your life, competence and values matter. With Patrick, there’s no question that your success is his success, and you’ll feel like long-time friends after the first interaction. I highly recommend Patrick Elsner for any aspiring entrepreneur looking for guidance and coaching. He’ll provide you with realistic options to meet any goal and any starting point.
Ozarks MO (sales manager)
Thank you Patrick for helping me finding the perfect career change/franchise opportunity! I'd recommend anyone looking for a change or an opportunity for independence with guidance speak with Patrick Elsner.
Denver CO (teacher)
Patrick did a fantastic job listening to our franchise needs/wants. He was able to narrow the selection down to help us find the best fit. We couldn't be happier. Thank you Patrick!
Birmingham AL (sales executive)
Patrick was a true pro throughout my entire experience. He took the time to listen and truly hear my goals. He then brought me a number of great ideas to consider. He was always available to answer any of my questions and guided me each step along the way. If you're interested in exploring franchise opportunities then Patrick Elsner is the only person you need to call.
Charleston SC (therapist)
I highly recommend Patrick for anyone interested in learning about franchise opportunities. He’s very personable, knowledgeable & easy to work with!
Salt Lake City UT (IT executive)
Patrick was a joy to work with. He was quick to put together a presentation about possible franchises in my area and was very knowledgable and helpful in answering my questions. I hope to have the opportunity to work with him again in the future!
Baltimore MD (former sales executive)
Patrick was instrumental in my decision to purchase a franchise. I’m grateful he reached out to be my franchise selection Sherpa. His process started with finding out what I valued most in life and then expertly matched my interests with several franchises. I ultimately decided on a franchise that I never found during my own search. Without Patrick I would not have found a perfect match. Do yourself a favor and reach out to Patrick EARLY in your search. He’ll guide you along the right path and prevent you from wasting time in the early stages of discovery. Thanks, Patrick!
Houston TX (IT executive)
Patrick was instrumental in helping me select the right franchise for my needs. He based his recommendations on my background and experience and I was able to research those franchises and select the one that I thought I would be successful with.
Minneapolis MN (CVS Healthcare executive)
Patrick was fantastic to work with. He was attentive, listened to what we were trying to accomplish and served up several high-quality options. He stuck with us through the process and as we signed our franchise agreement (and I was freaking out slightly), he was there to calm my nerves, put things into perspective and support us through it. We are very happy with how things progressed, getting our franchise license and now the REAL fun begins, building our business and creating the future we desire for our family. Patrick will be on speed dial to help steady my nerves and help me live without fear as we embark. If anyone is interested in exploring the world of franchising, doesn't know where to start or how to find viable/high-quality franchisors, I'd recommend a conversation with Patrick. Here's to joining the 1%!!
Denver CO (former teacher)
Patrick did a fantastic job listening to our franchise needs/wants. He was able to narrow the selection down to help us find the best fit. We couldn't be happier.
SEast Missouri (former sales executive)
Thank you Patrick for helping me finding the perfect career change/franchise opportunity!
I'd recommend anyone looking for a change or an opportunity for independence with guidance speak with Patrick Elsner.
Raleigh NC (former restaurant operator)
For anyone considering starting their own business with a franchise group, you are making a mistake if you don't work with Patrick. Several months ago I started the process of being my own boss. Patrick helped walk me and a partner through several franchises and licensing agreements. His knowledge of the process, the brands and the pros and cons of what we were looking for was second to none. His patience for our less than speedy timeline was incredible. Thank you Patrick for helping me ultimately find the perfect match for my future business!For anyone considering starting their own business with a franchise group, you are making a mistake if you don't work with Patrick. Several months ago I started the process of being my own boss. Patrick helped walk me and a partner through several franchises and licensing agreements. His knowledge of the process, the brands and the pros and cons of what we were looking for was second to none. His patience for our less than speedy timeline was incredible. Thank you Patrick for helping me ultimately find the perfect match for my future business!
Dallas (digital media services)
Patrick has the proper process and approach to helping you find the right franchise. He met with my wife and me to understand what we were looking for in a franchise and why we wanted to become business owners. He took that information and presented us with five options, which aligned with our goals. He is very professional and is an expert in the franchise world. I highly recommend that anyone investigating the purchase of a franchise use, Patrick, at no cost to you.Patrick has the proper process and approach to helping you find the right franchise. He met with my wife and me to understand what we were looking for in a franchise and why we wanted to become business owners. He took that information and presented us with five options, which aligned with our goals. He is very professional and is an expert in the franchise world. I highly recommend that anyone investigating the purchase of a franchise use, Patrick, at no cost to you.
Orlando FL (project manager)
Patrick walked us through a very organized process that narrowed down a type of franchise that would fit our interests. He gave us options that we likely would not have come across without his help. He is very good at pairing up franchises with franchisees. My wife and I, are happy to now own a franchise, thanks to the introduction and guidance Patrick provided.Patrick walked us through a very organized process that narrowed down a type of franchise that would fit our interests. He gave us options that we likely would not have come across without his help. He is very good at pairing up franchises with franchisees. My wife and I, are happy to now own a franchise, thanks to the introduction and guidance Patrick provided.
Spartanburg, SC (former military)
Patrick did an excellent job helping me find a franchise that fits me perfectly. His attentiveness and patience in tailoring a match for me really made him stand out above his competitors. Patrick did an excellent job helping me find a franchise that fits me perfectly. His attentiveness and patience in tailoring a match for me really made him stand out above his competitors.
Pittsburgh (business banking)
Patrick was a great advisor and mentor as my wife and I explored the franchise ownership path. He presented really unique options within different industries and startup price points. I'd highly recommend to anyone looking to go start a franchise, start that journey with Patrick.Patrick was a great advisor and mentor as my wife and I explored the franchise ownership path. He presented really unique options within different industries and startup price points. I'd highly recommend to anyone looking to go start a franchise, start that journey with Patrick.
Salt Lake City (CFO bioscience)
Patrick Elsner is super talented in helping identify the right franchise business opportunity to fit your goals. He invests the time needed to truly understand the critical requirements and your objectives and then carefully curates opportunities for your consideration. Further, he is super transparent in discussing the pros/ cons of different opportunities to help you in the decision making process. Anyone would benefit from Patrick's professional approach.Patrick Elsner is super talented in helping identify the right franchise business opportunity to fit your goals. He invests the time needed to truly understand the critical requirements and your objectives and then carefully curates opportunities for your consideration. Further, he is super transparent in discussing the pros/ cons of different opportunities to help you in the decision making process. Anyone would benefit from Patrick's professional approach.
Tulsa OK (property management)
When we moved to Oklahoma, we decided to pursue business ownership. We've known Patrick for over 20 years. We worked with him to review several Franchise concepts. He is a master at his craft! We settled on a franchise and we're very excited that our entire family will be involved. We highly recommend you speak to Patrick before you join any franchise! He was a huge help to us and we had complete trust he would lead us in the right direction.When we moved to Oklahoma, we decided to pursue business ownership. We've known Patrick for over 20 years. We worked with him to review several Franchise concepts. He is a master at his craft! We settled on a franchise and we're very excited that our entire family will be involved. We highly recommend you speak to Patrick before you join any franchise! He was a huge help to us and we had complete trust he would lead us in the right direction.
Columbus OH (warehouse manager)
I would like to say that Patrick is such a great help and great person. Patrick really help me out and place me in franchise that I feel I will be successful at. He is very knowledgeable at what he does and is a very helpful person. He does a great job at helping people find what there needs are. Working with this man has open my eyes to new opportunities. I highly recommend anyone looking into buying a franchise speak with Patrick. He will work hard for you and place you in a franchise that fits you. I can't thank this man enough for changing my life for the good. Words can't describe how professional and helpful he is. If you looking at buying a franchise please speak to him. Thank you so much for everything Patrick.I would like to say that Patrick is such a great help and great person. Patrick really help me out and place me in franchise that I feel I will be successful at. He is very knowledgeable at what he does and is a very helpful person. He does a great job at helping people find what there needs are. Working with this man has open my eyes to new opportunities. I highly recommend anyone looking into buying a franchise speak with Patrick. He will work hard for you and place you in a franchise that fits you. I can't thank this man enough for changing my life for the good. Words can't describe how professional and helpful he is. If you looking at buying a franchise please speak to him. Thank you so much for everything Patrick.
Baltimore (wealth management)
I have nothing but praise for Patrick Elsner. From our first meeting to the last, he was thorough, patient, understanding, and more importantly, with great guidance and recommendations. My wife and I are embarking on the franchise ownership journey, and we feel excited and prepared thanks to Patrick. He has a team of people that help in all aspects of Franchise ownership, from finding the right fit to securing financing. Thank you so very much!I have nothing but praise for Patrick Elsner. From our first meeting to the last, he was thorough, patient, understanding, and more importantly, with great guidance and recommendations. My wife and I are embarking on the franchise ownership journey, and we feel excited and prepared thanks to Patrick. He has a team of people that help in all aspects of Franchise ownership, from finding the right fit to securing financing. Thank you so very much!
Boston (real estate executive)
Patrick helped guide me through the franchise process. He spend so much time understanding my goals. The first call he wanted to understand my short term and long term goals. He follow up was outstanding. He made sure to check in and see if I had any questions or concerns. His hands-on approach to franchising was top notch. He has my highest recommendation from a professional stand point but he’s also the most genuine person you could ever hope to work with. Patrick helped guide me through the franchise process. He spend so much time understanding my goals. The first call he wanted to understand my short term and long term goals. He follow up was outstanding. He made sure to check in and see if I had any questions or concerns. His hands-on approach to franchising was top notch. He has my highest recommendation from a professional stand point but he’s also the most genuine person you could ever hope to work with.
Richmond VA (former defense contractor)
Patrick did an excellent job helping guide me through the franchise selection process. He took the time to understand my short and long term goals, matching those with potential franchise options. He did an outstanding job following up throughout the process to coach, encourage action, and alleviate any issues that arise. I highly recommend anyone considering a franchise, reach out to Patrick and lean on his expertise to help find the best franchise for you.Patrick did an excellent job helping guide me through the franchise selection process. He took the time to understand my short and long term goals, matching those with potential franchise options. He did an outstanding job following up throughout the process to coach, encourage action, and alleviate any issues that arise. I highly recommend anyone considering a franchise, reach out to Patrick and lean on his expertise to help find the best franchise for you.
Orlando FL (former State Farm Insurance executive)
Patrick helped me find a great franchise to invest in. He is patient and knows how to help. I highly recommend Patrick for anyone looking for a new business.
Nashville (State Farm Insurance agent)
I would highly recommend Patrick and his team in choosing a franchise. A very well run and knowledgeable operation. Patrick gave us 5 very profitable franchises to choose from and guided us through the process to a successful purchase. We are very pleased and excited to begin our new business venture!
Houston (former engineer)
I worked with Patrick on several franchises and I finally picked one. Now I am working on establishing my own business! Patrick was extremely helpful is advising me and directing me in the right direction especially that I had no experience in the franchising business since I always worked for corporate America.
Pittsburgh (former pharma sales rep)
Patrick is an amazing resource for anyone looking into franchising. He takes the time to get to know you, your interests and aspirations. He does an amazing job at presenting options you may never thought of. During my discovery process Patrick helped answer all of my questions and concerns. Throughout my journey I leaned on Patrick for guidance. He was always there for me. He has a unique talent and I would recommend him to anyone looking into Franchising. Truly an expert. I’m thrilled to become my own business owner and launch my franchise in the Pittsburgh market. Thank you Patrick!
Atlanta (former telco executive)
For anyone that is seeking their next path in their journey to self-employment in the franchise world, I would highly recommend working with Patrick Elsner. He was diligent, asked good questions, and made recommendations that was tailored around my strengths. Suffice to say, I ended up choosing one of them and it was all to his credit. Thank you, Patrick for being such a pleasure to work with!
Tampa (former military)
Patrick Elsner is both knowledgeable and professional. When I was searching for the path to franchise ownership, he stepped in and assisted me in finding the right business opportunity. After serving my country for 22 years, Patrick took the time to get to know me and aided me in finding my next career opportunity. He was able to guide me through the unknown and advise me during the entire process. Before you take the leap into franchise ownership, I highly recommend you talk to Patrick Elsner.
Chicago (VP/GM healthcare)
I met Patrick through LinkedIn when I opened my profile up to allow recruiters to contact me. I was beginning a transition out of my current position and looking to future opportunities. Business ownership has always been a goal of mine, but the time was never right. But this time, things were different, Patrick reach out to me, introduced himself and what he had to offer through his consulting practice. As we built a relationship, Patrick listened and developed several potential opportunities for me to explore based on my criteria, not what was hot at the time. Ultimately, I found a franchise that would be a great fit and I have Patrick to thank for allowing this to happen. Throughout the process Patrick always allow me to control the direction of the conversation and ask the questions needed to help make appropriate decisions. Patrick connected me with several legal, financial another representative that I am continuing to use as the business get underway. I would highly recommend Patrick to anyone seeking business ownership, he’s looking out to allow you to explore the space and not pressure you into anything that does not meet your requirements. If you would like to learn more about my experiences, please reach out to me via LinkedIn.
Denver (project management)
Patrick has been an excellent resource to help identify what franchise opportunities are the best fit. He took the time to listen to my skills, interests, and goals to help find multiple franchise options that were an excellent fit. I appreciate how attentive, knowledgeable, and thorough he was through the due diligence process. Patrick, thank you for your help!
Chicago (venture capital/mergers-acquisitions)
Patrick is an excellent resource for anyone considering an investment in a franchise business. During our first meeting, he took the time to identify our personal and professional interests and strengths. He spent the majority of time listening and learning about us. After that, we reconvened and he presented a range of franchise opportunities, helped coordinate introductions, and regularly checked in during our due diligence process. Patrick, we can't thank you enough for your help!
Milwaukee (former CEO)
My partner and I decided to get into business together. We had not considered franchises. Out of the blue, Patrick introduced the concept through LinkedIn. He learned about us through a short interview and presented a few options he felt would fit our interests, skills and goals. One of the options really resonated for us and not 3 months later we have closed on the opportunity and are beginning training. We would never have figured this out without Patrick's help.
Milwaukee (VP insurance sales)
I spent nearly a year working with Patrick to find the opportunity that best met my needs - and we found it! Patrick was very attentive to what I was looking for. I wanted to set something up for my family to operate. I recommend his services to anyone looking for a franchise opportunity.
Cleveland (former CEO)
A big shout out to Patrick for teaming me up with a franchise. Patrick took time to discuss my experience, interest, short and long term goals, which lead me to find the perfect franchise. If you considering exploring the franchise route I would highly recommend talking to Patrick.
Houston TX (former finance director)
Patrick was very helpful assisting me in the franchise search and evaluation. He took time to understand my background and what I was looking for next in my career. Patrick walked me through the entire process of deciding if Franchising is a good fit, then identifying and connecting me with potential options. Thanks to Patrick!
Great job. Very professional process. Worked to find brands that were a good fit. Good insights along the way.
St Louis MO (radio announcer)
I realize why Patrick is called the “Franchise Insider”. He knows more about franchising than any other consultant. And I spoke to many. Trusted advisor—that’s the best way to describe Patrick.
Orlando FL (pharmaceutical executive)
Patrick was an exceptional partner during the franchise identification process. He dedicated time to clearly understand our priorities & goals and then identified solutions that aligned with our aspirations. His approach was 100% consultative and I felt 0% sales pressure. His mission was to reveal opportunities and explain how they aligned with our short and long-term goals. Additionally, he explained things in layman's terms and patiently fielded our countless questions. After the identification process, Patrick remained an insightful contributor that provided immediate answers and an abundance of resources. Everyone we've met during the franchising process offered rave reviews of Patrick and he was frequently described as "Best in the Industry". After working with him directly, I see why he's earned this reputation. We genuinely don't know what more Patrick could have delivered and we would highly endorse Patrick's assistance to anyone evaluating franchise opportunities!
Dallas TX (former project manager)
Patrick's direct and professional communication initially caught and kept my attention. His honesty and process earned my trust. His method for matching my gifts, skills and experience with available opportunities fit perfectly with the manner in which I process so much of life. Thus, he is a great fit for the role of matching me with a business opportunity, and he did. I am grateful for Patrick's involvement and would use him again without hesitation.
Oklahoma City OK (former project manager Fortune 1000 company)
When Suze and I was searching for my next gig, Patrick reached out to us. Searching through thousands of franchises was an exhausting exercise. Patrick helped us clarify our criteria. Then, he showed us several options. We wish we could have launched several of the options Patrick showed us. In the end, we are very happy. Utilize Patrick! His service is free but it’s invaluable!
Chicago IL (former Sprint executive)
Thank you Patrick for your continued support in helping our family identify opportunities that fit our requirements. Your commitment to your craft and follow up is outstanding.
Charlotte NC (former CFO)
Patrick was one of the few people I've met who took the time to get to know me prior to making recommendations. He learned a great deal about my short and long term goals, and where I want to be at milestones in both my personal and business lives. I would HIGHLY recommend Patrick as a friend, ally in business, and general provider of advice!
Detroit MI (former educator)
Many years ago, when I was looking to buy a franchise, I "met" Patrick. I let him know about my background and he gave me different options for franchises. I bought a senior care franchise and am really glad I did, because I feel like I am truly making a difference in our seniors' lives. Patrick is definitely your go-to guy if you are looking to buy a franchise. He is very knowledgeable and will tell you the pros and cons of buying a particular franchise. He is easy going, did not put any pressure on me and an added bonus - he has a wonderful sense of humor! Choose Patrick to be your franchise broker, you'll never regret it. Thank You, Patrick!
Little Rock AR (former IT executive)
While exploring options of staying in Executive IT Leadership and working on several mergers and acquisitions, Patrick reached out to me to see if I would be interested in learning more about Franchise Ownership. Patrick took the time to get to know me, what drives me, and my passions. He then presented several possible matches, and I began evaluating two of them. Patrick provided a lot of insight and help along the way, I would highly recommend him to anyone considering owning a Franchise.
Wilmington NC (former Marine)
Patrick Elsner—the consummate professional. Mr. Elsner reputation precedes him, and the stories are true! Each franchisor I met with spoke very highly of Patrick’s character. What is more his network is large and cut from the same cloth. Patrick wonderfully blends knowledge with experience, and character with people skills to match you with the best franchise! Patrick impressed me on our first phone call. He actively listened to my desires and experience; he quickly understood my personality and virtues, and because he was more interested in my success than “selling” me on a franchise concept he quickly guided me to a franchise that fit me perfectly. I give Patrick 5 of 5 stars! I recommend Patrick to all of you looking for a franchise home.
Kansas City MO (data scientist)
Patrick helped us through the process of identifying franchise opportunities that met our goals and outlined criteria. This process can be quite overwhelming for someone who has not navigated this business space before -- There are thousands of franchisors out there and finding the right one that suits your needs can be challenging. Patrick, with his vast experience and connections was very instrumental in guiding and landing us the right opportunity that we otherwise may not have thought of. Our brief partnership was well worth it!
Birmingham AL (entrepreneur)
Patrick does a great job listening to learn what you are looking for and what you are not looking for and asking good questions to identify franchises that are good fits. He brings quality leads and walks through the process with you the whole time. I had never considered working with a consultant but would tell you that if you are looking for a franchise you need to talk to Patrick. He will make the process much more enjoyable.
St Louis MO (former Bank of America executive
Patrick did a great job at understanding what I was looking for, researching alternatives and presenting solid options. He stayed connected with me throughout the process to answer questions and continually offer me more options to consider. He is a real pleasure to work with.
St Louis MO (former CFO)
I was looking to purchase a business and a friend suggested I contact Patrick to include franchises. Patrick was a pleasure to work with for the following reasons:1) The process started with an interview to explore my interests and budget. He encouraged me to think outside the box and consider franchises not on my "interest" list. 2) He then presented some excellent options which I narrowed down to three. 3) He was prompt to respond to any questions or concerns I may had. 4) He provided guidance on how to evaluate the franchise and last I found a franchise to purchase and am pleased with my decision.
Houston TX (sales executive)
I highly recommend Patrick. Patrick spent a couple of hours helping me determine what I wanted. He then presented me with several great options. He walked me through the steps and advised me along the way. I now own my own business with great potential and one that I really enjoy. Thank you Patrick!!!
Lansing MI (finance manager)
I got to know Patrick through my hunt in trying to find a new business venture / franchise. He is very knowledgeable about the franchise industry and was able to walk me through it very methodically. Before we began the process and before he presented anything, he took great lengths to understand what my strengths were and what I was looking for in a new career. He was able to clearly outline the pluses and minuses of different ventures so I could make a good informed decision. I didn't feel like he was trying to "sell" me anything but was a true consultant that was looking out for my best interests. On top of that, he's a really nice guy! I would highly recommend Patrick to anyone looking at making the move into a franchised business.
Chicago IL (former aerospace engineer)
To all those who have thought about investing into a franchise, I would highly recommend contacting Patrick. After 24 years working for Corporate America, I decided to pursue a new career as a franchise owner. Patrick was instrumental in guiding me to where I am now. He is the consummate professional who helped educate me along the way. He truly listened to my wife and me with respect to our background, experience, likes and dislikes. His franchise recommendations were right on the money! I’m proud to say that I am a Redbox+ franchisee and couldn’t have done it without Patrick’s help.
Chicago IL (former office manager)
Patrick was wonderful to work with! He helped change our lives for the better, he listened to what we were looking for and gave us several great options. Mark and I are so happy with our decision to be our own boss and have the chance to help others with our new Oasis franchise. Thank you Patrick!
Lansing MI (sales executive)
Worked with Patrick on acquiring a new business, and the process couldn't have gone better. He kept his points clear and concise without going any direction other that what was best for me. I'd recommend Patrick and his services to anyone. Thanks!
Lansing MI (sales executive)
Patrick delivered sound advice and support during our franchise search and evaluation. He is a source of helpful and valuable information. Without hesitation, I recommend him to anyone going thru a franchise evaluation.
Terre Haute IN (former paint company executive)
I’ve always felt as if something was missing from my professional life and began searching and looking at other companies. I was offered three different positions from three different companies in an outside sales position. I felt like I could be the right candidate and every time I was offered a position, I declined. It wasn’t about the money. It wasn’t about the company or what I would be selling. It just never felt right. My gut was telling me, “Hey, slow down buddy. This isn’t going to give you that missing piece that you’re looking for.” I mean c’mon. I’m in sales. What could I possibly be missing? That’s when I realized... I wanted to own my own business. I began my journey and tossed around several different ideas for a business and looked into franchising. My journey continued with the help of Patrick Elsner. He went through the discovery process with me and helped me identify my several options. That’s when I wanted to own a restoration business. Without Patrick, I never would’ve discovered it or had the ability to understand the benefits of becoming a franchisee. He helps you find the best fit possible. Thank you Patrick!
Raleigh NC (bank executive)
Due to unfortunate circumstances in the corporate world, I was introduced to Patrick while considering my next career move. We began the process through several discussions where he took great lengths to understand me, my strengths and weaknesses and my personality traits. When he came back with 5 potential franchise concepts / opportunities, I was amazed at how spot on he was with his recommendations. He clearly outlined the strengths and weaknesses with each concept. I never felt like he was trying to sell me anything, but his insight allowed me to make an informed decision. I also found that over the 3-4-week process that Patrick is a great guy and a well-grounded human being. I highly recommend Patrick to anyone who is considering franchise small business ownership. Give him a call. You won’t be disappointed!
Milwaukee WI (Former Verizon executive)
Patrick is a true professional. My wife and I were interested in expanding our portfolio outside of our current business. I connected with Patrick and his attention to detail is unmatched, along with setting his clients up for success. We moved forward with one of the Franchises that Patrick put in front of us as a result of his detailed process. Patrick has been willing on several occasions to assist us, even after the signing of the commitment, which in my mind is a true testament to his high morale character. We have enjoyed working with Patrick so much, we have provided his information to a handful of friends who are in the market to potentially franchise a business.
Austin TX (engineer and entrepreneur )
Patrick was wonderful to work with. I'd been tentatively considering a franchise business for years, but didn't really know what I wanted to do, or even if it was the right way forward. Patrick listened to my concerns and interests and came up with some great recommendations that I had never considered. Now I'm moving forward as a franchisee and couldn't be happier.
South Bend IN (former executive with Land's End)
Patrick was instrumental in our decision to pursue a franchise. His knowledge of the franchise industry and ability to understand our requirements helped us to make sound decisions in choosing the right franchise. His follow through and follow up are spot on!
Asheville NC (marketing professional)
I was blessed when Patrick was assigned to me by FCC. Not only is he a recognized leader in the franchise community, he was also a pleasure to work with. He offered me 6 franchise ideas that challenged my personal perceptions and brought me through skepticism to see them clearly. I narrowed the field and came upon the perfect fit for my new life in Asheville NC. He also connected me with business funding professionals.
Savannah GA (CEO steel industry)
Patrick is THE franchise insider. He has a passion for what he does and it shows through the entire process. He is professional, kind, patient and a wealth of knowledge. When my wife and I were at a crossroads in our careers we put our trust in Patrick and we are so thankful we did. There are so many franchises out there and the search can be overwhelming. Not with Patrick - every step of the way he was there to provide sincere guidance and he believed in us. We will use him again and recommend him to anyone in search of a franchise future. Well done Patrick! Take a bow!
Jacksonville FL (former ad agency coordinator)
I got so much more than I expected. It was truly a great experience working with Patrick. I all I knew is that I wanted to own a business, I didn’t know what I could do even what was out there. Patrick got to know me, my goals my likes and dislikes, my needs and dreams then found franchises that fit with me. I was scared but there was nothing to lose by trying it out. I would highly recommend working with Patrick. He will match you with the right franchise or maybe even find out that franchising is not for you. He’s a empathetic person who cares about people being happy and while getting what they need out of their business.
Minneapolis MN (former private pilot)
I can't say enough good things about Patrick. He made buying a franchise such an easy process. He helped me identify the things that really make me tick, so that I could find the franchise that really fit my needs. If I were to do it all over again (which I will at some point), Patrick will be the first person I call.
Wilmington NC (former SVP-real state/Burger King
Patrick is very professional in his approach to introducing businesses for sale or franchise opportunities to prospective candidates. He is an expert in matching new franchisees with the right concept that fits their needs.
Boston MA (former food warehouse manager)
Patrick is professional, courteous and is very supportive through the entire process. I enjoyed the process from the start. Patrick was key is guiding me to the determining which franchise opportunity was right for me. I would recommend Patrick to anyone who is looking to buy a franchise.
Atlanta GA (former sales executive/AT&T)
Patrick took the time to identify my personal and professional goals, and helped me find the franchise opportunity that was the best fit for me. He was thorough and professional, and patiently helped me investigate a number of different industries and brands. He is a good listener, and has excellent follow up skills. I highly recommend him to anyone who is pursuing franchise opportunities.
Bethlehem PA (former executive/Bayer)
Patrick is a great resource if you are looking to get into the franchise business. He will walk you through the entire process and work with you at your pace but keep you on track so you don't lose focus. I highly recommend Patrick to anyone considering Franchising as the next stop in their life's journey.
Houston TX (former SVP)
I had the distinct opportunity to work with Patrick as my franchise coach. Patrick was very thorough at helping me match my passion and skill sets with the right franchise opportunity. He spent a significant amount of time interviewing me to ensure I was a good fit for the franchises presented. Ultimately I was presented a franchise that was the best fit for me. If you are seeking an excellent franchise coach, certainly Patrick is one of the best.
Atlanta GA (former executive VP)
I've been considering the purchase of a franchise for several years. I quickly found that this was a daunting task with the 10's of thousands of available franchises. I had no idea on how to sort through all the concepts. Fortunately, I met Patrick. I had no idea that a franchise consultant could help me narrow the large universe of franchises to a manageable number that matched my needs. His series of questions and assessment quickly helped me develop my screening process in finding the ideal franchise. Through his expert knowledge of franchises, he helped me narrow the alternatives to one final brand. My wife and I have now been an owner for 3+ years and couldn't be happier in our choice. I love the business and look forward to getting to work each day. Patrick clearly helped us achieve our dream of business ownership. I attribute this to Patrick's expert council and abili