Blake has two decades of franchising and small business ownership experience. He is a Certified Franchise Executive and a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Psychology Program. During his two decades in the franchising industry, Blake built franchise systems from the ground up, helped hundreds become small business owners, and he currently owns a local small business franchise.Specifically, he’s the owner of FranNet of the Heartland, a Franchise Consulting firm that provides free coaching and consulting to entrepreneurs who are interested in new, or additional, small business ownership opportunities. Think of Blake as the Match.com for local entrepreneurs.
His free podcast, Heartland Franchise Guy, can be found on all major podcast platforms. Blake’s volunteer experience includes the Business Ethics Alliance, SCORE, Veterans in Business Forum, Bellevue Offutt Rising Professionals, Bunker Labs, Rotary, Offutt’s Boots to Business program, SourceLink Nebraska, and the Entrepreneurs Education Collaborative.
Blake is a life-long Midwesterner and lives in Omaha with his wife and two sons.