Owning a Franchise

The road to business ownership can be fun, challenging, exciting, and scary: often all at the same time.

The key is to find a business that will give you what you want such as independence and control, ROI, personal satisfaction, creating or building something, increasing your asset base, or any other goals you wish to fulfill in business ownership.

Discovering your business model is the foundation of the process. Once you discover your business model or what you want the business to do for you, you can constantly refer back to it as you research and compare a variety of opportunities.

It will help you to efficiently focus on the choices that conform to the criteria you’re seeking and eliminate those opportunities that do not. Using your business model will enable you to identify the best choice for you and your family and to make an intelligent decision that you feel is the right decision for you.

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At Franchise Opportunity Specialist it’s our goal to help you minimize risk and maximize your return.

Isn’t this what everyone wants to do when making an investment or owning a business? Finding the right fit is key to achieving this goal because if it’s the right fit, you’re happy and excited about your business venture and the likelihood of you being successful is dramatically increased.

You need a professional matchmaker, coach, and business advisor to minimize your risk and maximize your return.

We are ready to assist you!


Helping franchise and business owners find the right prospects to take over their businesses.

There are many complex steps in selling your franchise business. Anne Barr, Franchise Opportunity Specialist, can walk you through all the steps so you can concentrate on running your business, while we concentrate on finding you the best qualified prospect. Let us minimize your stress by assisting you in locating the person with the best personality traits, skills and financial capability to take over your business.


Working to find the right franchise opportunity for you.

There are thousands of franchise opportunities available. Don’t waste your time surfing the internet, clicking for information and receiving dozens of calls you did not ask for! We can help you narrow the field. We will look at your personality, skill sets, your personal and financial goals, and exit strategies and introduce you to franchises that will be a good fit for you. We will also help guide you through the research process of buying a franchise.

And best of all…there is no charge for our franchise consulting services.


Search with us to find the perfect franchise opportunity.

There are thousands of franchise opportunities available. Here are some descriptions of just a few top franchise opportunities available.

  • Child Care
  • Food and Beverage
  • Business to Business
  • Service Industry
  • Fitness
  • Home/Personal Service
  • Education

“Anne’s screening process was very thorough and allowed me to sift thru hundreds of opportunities and focus on the ones that really matched my personality and goals.  Within 7 months, Anne and I had carefully evaluated approximately 15 franchises and businesses and I finally selected Mr. Handyman!  It was the perfect match for me and we opened “Mr. Handyman of the Park Cities” on Monday, October 30, 2006!  I would highly recommend Anne to anyone who is considering making a career transition so she can assist you with the process.”

David S.Mr Handtman



Anne Barr - Business Broker


Anne Barr has over 35 years experience in sales and marketing, six years as a franchisee. She has assisted over 486 business owners and purchasers to achieve their goals in career change, transition and exit strategy.

She holds the designation of Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) from the International Franchise Association, Certified Franchise Consultant from the International Franchise Professionals Group, Certified Business Intermediary from the International Business Brokers Association and Board Certified Broker from the Texas Association of Business Brokers. Anne also holds a Texas Real Estate License.

Anne is active in professional organizations, networking groups and volunteers for non-profit entities. As owner/operator of four successful businesses, Anne has proven people skills and enjoys helping clients find the right “fit” in business ownership.

Rochelle O'Brien - Professional Business Broker


Rochelle O’Brien has over 17 years experience in marketing with 14 years specifically in the franchise / business brokerage industries. She has a Bachelors degree in Marketing and Management Information Systems from Kansas State University. Rochelle has been awarded the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation through the International Business Brokers Association and holds her Texas real estate license.