The Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) is a critical document that prospective franchisees need to understand. It provides detailed information about the franchisor and the franchise
Meet Mariel Miller
Professional Franchise Advisor
Professional Speaker, Entrepreneur, Franchise Advisor
Mariel has spent her professional career in franchising and is an enthusiastic proponent of entrepreneurship today. Her data-driven yet passionate approach with clients has kept her an award-winning consultant for over a decade.
Most notably, in 2019 Mariel was recognized in the top 1% of franchise experts in the country and was honored to accept an invitation to join the Forbes Business Council as a contributing expert.
Mariel is sought out by professionals interested in exploring career/income replacement opportunities, as well as individuals, couples and investment groups looking to build wealth through semi-passive, and passive concepts.
She uses her rich background of over 30 years in franchising to provide complimentary services to curious and serious candidates. Mariel conducts tailored, thorough searches in local markets to identify high-potential growth brands that fit the lifestyle and income goals of each client. She represents clients to franchise executives, and coaches them on all aspects of investing and owning a franchise, particularly, how to thoroughly vet and compare opportunities and learn what “Best in Class” brands have in common.
As popularity in franchise investing soars, Mariel has had the good fortune of assisting professional athletes, veterans and other curious individuals who appreciate a sophisticated and efficient way to evaluate business investment opportunities.
Mariel holds an MA in Organizational Development and has successfully consulted inside some of the most iconic franchise brands on engineering high performance franchisees. Since 2000, she has been keynoting, leading workshops and trainings at popular industry and franchise annual events.
Her signature work on “People, Performance & Profits” carved the way for today’s focus – helping individuals wanting to be successful in business by playing to their strengths.
She is a trusted SCORE resource in NY and NYC, and assists successful small businesses discover and evaluate the franchise path to scaling their brand nationally.
Both existing business owners seeking a better understanding of the franchise approach to national expansion and potential franchise candidates access a wealth of relevant information, industry insights and introductions to other professional resources through The Franchise Advisor online.
Mariel’s live and on-line workshops, customized classes and blogs are available to individuals and groups. All are welcomed to join the growing LinkedIn group “Professionals Considering Franchise Investing” and reach out directly to have an insightful conversation.