About Us

Mike Lord

Mike Lord

Do any of these statements describe you?
“I have success in my job, but it’s not fulfilling.”
“I want more control over my work and economic life but the thought of owning my own business is intimidating.”
“I want to be in business for myself but I don’t have the “next big idea”.”
“I like the idea of franchising but I’m not sure how to choose the right one.”

So many people have these concerns but don’t know how to address them. After 14 years as an HR executive these same frustrations led me to buy my first franchise, Remedy Staffing. Three years later I was the largest franchisee in the company. Now after nearly 30 years of owning three other franchises as well as working on the franchisor side twice, I founded Independence Franchise Advisors to help others fulfill the dream of building their own life on their own terms.

“Other than my 47 year marriage and raising a wonderful daughter, starting and building a business has been the most rewarding experience of my life. It allowed my self-confidence to grow and it created a financial legacy beyond my expectations. It also gave me the opportunity to develop and mentor an exceptional staff, and put me in a position to influence and improve my community. But perhaps most importantly, it allowed me to control my own destiny. I am very proud of the companies I’ve built but I know I would not have achieved so much without the help of my franchisors. Needless to say, I am sold on the franchise concept.”

Those experiences are the foundation for Independence Franchise Advisors Mission:

“To help individuals dramatically improve their personal, professional, and financial circumstances through business ownership, and to help them achieve greater independence and control over their lives.”

I would like to help others select the franchise that is right for them based on their unique set of skills, experiences, and lifestyle requirements. No one franchise is right for everyone and the decision making process can be complex.

Offering this no-cost-to-you service, we will help you research franchise options, acquire the needed funding, and assist in the legal review of the franchise agreement. As a member of the FBA (Franchise Brokers Association), the resources at our disposal are deep and wide. Whether or not you decide to buy a franchise, our goal is for you to be confident you made the right decision because you engaged in a thorough examination of the possibilities.

“If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.” -Dhirubhai Ambani

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