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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Capstone Franchise Consulting, LLC?
Capstone Franchise Consulting, LLC is a franchise brokerage firm located in St. Louis, MO. Our firm assists individuals who are interested in exploring business ownership through franchising. We provide education on franchising in general and help the individual research specific businesses.

Why would someone use a franchise broker?
An experienced franchise broker offers candidates a wealth of information about the franchise industry, sector trends and specific franchise concepts. Capstone Franchise Consulting, LLC saves our clients time by identifying those select franchises that meet your criteria and are available in your desired market. Our greatest value is helping you discover options that match your unique strengths, goals and requirements.

We can connect you to a franchise attorney who can assist with your due diligence, and we maintain strategic partnerships with lending institutions that can help you finance your venture.

What is your fee schedule?
We do not charge franchise candidates for our services. We offer you our knowledge about franchising, our franchise matchmaking service and our research tools at no cost.

How does Capstone Franchise Consulting make money?
Franchisors rely on brokers like Capstone Franchise Consulting to introduce them to highly qualified candidates that represent strong additions to their system. Franchisors pay Capstone Franchise Consulting a placement fee in the case of successful match.

Do I pay more for a franchise if I go through Capstone Franchise Consulting?
In no way will the Capstone’s fees be added to your investment. You enjoy the benefits of working with an experienced professional, and there is no additional cost to you.

Why not just talk to the franchisor?
Of course, this is always an option. Working with Capstone Franchise Consulting allows you to learn about the variety of franchise options available to you. Many people are unaware of the different industries and business models represented in franchising. Did you know that there are well over 3,500 franchises operating in the U.S. today? Most of them have nothing to do with fast food. We help you understand your options and provide tools and guidance as you complete your due diligence.