August 14, 2012 11:09 ET

FranNet Minnesota Enjoys Record Growth, Adds Brand Evangelist

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - Aug 14, 2012) - FranNet Minnesota is in the midst of unprecedented growth. The company, which works with budding entrepreneurs to match them with a franchise business, has seen its revenue more than double since last year, and increase over 500% since 2010. As a result of the record growth, the company has named Lisa Hayes as Brand Evangelist.

"We are expanding in the Twin Cities market to meet the growing demands of the displaced workers in our community," said Mike Welch, owner of the FranNet Minnesota franchise. "We are busier than ever and want to continue to provide superior service to our clients and referral partners. Lisa's obsession with customer service and her relentless pursuit of excellence are contagious, and she'll be a great fit looking to our future."

In her new role, Hayes will engage and educate potential clients on the role that FranNet can play in aiding their search for a franchise business. Hayes will focus on relaying the company's vision, telling the brand's story and highlighting the benefits FranNet can provide to would-be business owners. The company provides free guidance and counseling to those seeking self-employment through business ownership.

"I am thrilled to be a part of fulfilling the dreams of future business owners by helping them understand all FranNet can do for them," said Hayes. "I am excited to join FranNet and am energized by the team's excitement, professionalism and vision on helping others find their dream as a business owner."

Hayes, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, is a 15-year veteran of retail industry giants Best Buy and Target. She worked for Best Buy for the past six years, where she drove strategic enterprises in new business development and cloud computing services. Prior to that, she held numerous positions with Target over a nine-year career with the company, including new business development, research and development, and assets protection. 

FranNet is North America's leader in matching individuals with franchise opportunities. Headquartered in Louisville, Ky., FranNet has been recognized by INC magazine as one of the top 500 fastest-growing private companies in America.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Mike Welch
    FranNet Minnesota
    p: 320-291-8141
    e: Email Contact