Your Path to Successful Franchise Ownership in Washington Starts Here.

FranNet of Washington

Your Local Franchise Expert

Determine if business ownership is the right path for you.

Start by downloading Roadmap to Success

I’m a business matchmaker who helps people take control of their income, lifestyle and wealth through business ownership. I’ve guided people of all ages, backgrounds and experience to find the right franchise to reach their goals. Whether you want to escape burnout, are retired, or recognize that you should be reaping the rewards of your work performance, we should connect to explore ideas and options.


Data shows franchise opportunities are a safer bet for long-term success than startups or existing business purchases. A five-year study showed 92% of FranNet franchise placements were still in business after 2 years, compared to only 67% of other small business ventures (according to studies by the U.S. Census Bureau). After a 5 year period, FranNet placements showed an 85% success rate, compared to only 50% of other small businesses.

If you’re interested in mitigating the risk of business ownership, exploring a franchise may be a good path. Imagine starting your own business with a partner who provides templates, training, support, as well as proven and repeatable processes in sales, marketing and operations. A franchise can give entrepreneurs a head start by providing foundational business support throughout the business journey.

With a proven process which helps assess your strengths, weaknesses, interests and financial standing, I can help match you with the best franchise opportunities.


There are over 3,000 franchise concepts in over 90 different categories – I want to help you find the right one for your interest, income, and lifestyle.

Meet Charlie


Mardi Gras, Longhorns & golfing, I grew up in New Orleans, and graduated from The University of Texas. I moved to Seattle 25 years ago and found my home. My passions include my family, music, and helping small business owners. I volunteer as a high school golf coach and Junior Achievement instructor.

  • • Over 25 years of business, operations, training and sales experience with multiple franchise brands, including Pearle Vision, Luxottica, Amplifon
  • • Business acumen learned as a leader, coach, trainer, franchise advisor and business owner
  • • Connector, business matchmaker, speaker
  • • Inspired to help people find their business/career path



  • • Undergo an in-depth consultation to determine if franchising is the right path for you
  • • Find a franchise to match your goals, business skill set and lifestyle
  • • Get guidance on conducting the financial review and due diligence as you consider opportunities


Take this 15 min assessment which helps you and Charlie identify your values and motivations, work/leadership style, and sales potential. Together, you and Charlie work to find the best franchise match. FranNet’s services are always free.


FranNet partners with vetted national and regional franchisors that span broad industry categories, investment requirements, and candidate profiles. Let’s connect if you’re interested in business opportunities in Washington.


FranNet’s structured approach to identifying and deciding what was right (for me) was profoundly helpful and accelerated the process. -Ron Barbera, 18|8 Franchisee

Deciding to go into business for yourself can be a scary process. Then add in trying to determine which route to take, which business is right for you, and it is easy to see how overwhelming the experience can be and why many people elect to not move forward. Charlie takes all the worry and guessing out of the equation. If you are looking for your next career step and you want to be an entrepreneur, running your own business, Charlie is absolutely the Franchise Consultant for you!Kari Hingst, MBA Owner at Zoup! Fresh Soup Company

I can’t thank Charlie enough for all of his help and support while I was looking into starting my own business.  I know I would not have taken the leap to start my own business if it was not for him.Tom Howard, President, Owner at PuroClean Restoration Services

Charlie opened my eyes to something I had not considered since my senior year in college – self employment. I am now on my way and credit Charlie with helping me indentify the right opportunity.Bruce Follansbee, Director at Expense Reduction Analysts

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