FAQs and Testimonials

Who is Hundred Acre Consulting?

Hundred Acre Consulting is a franchise consulting firm located in Northfield, VT. Our firm has extensive knowledge and resources about the franchise industry allowing us to offer you, our clients, an inside look at hundreds of different franchise opportunities.

Why would someone use a franchise consultant?

A professional franchise consultant can offer candidates a wealth of general and inside information about the franchise industry as well as about specific franchise industries and opportunities. Hundred Acre Consulting helps save our clients time by assisting with much of the initial legwork required in identifying rock solid opportunities that meet your criteria and are available in your desired market.

Do I pay more for a franchise if I use a Hundred Acre Consulting franchise consultant?

Absolutely not. There is no difference whatsoever in your total cost and on occasion as in area development and master franchise deals, we can often assist you with your negotiations, saving you thousands of dollars on initial fees.

What is it like working with a Hundred Acre Consulting consultant?

 Our approach to this business is very simple and straight forward. We conduct an initial interview to gain insight into your previous experiences, goals, strengths, weaknesses, investment range, target market and more. We will then work to select ideal franchises for you and assist you in researching these opportunities. When you are ready to take a serious look at a franchise, we will facilitate the introduction and remain by your side. Whether you need help with financing, acquiring E2 Visas or finding a local franchise attorney, we can assist you throughout the entire process.

Are there aggressive sales tactics used in this business?

In short, no. Franchising is not a sales business – it’s a mutual discovery process. No one buys a Franchise; they are not sold – they are awarded. Only when both you and the franchisor feel there is strong potential for success, will you begin to consider investing in that franchise. “Selling” a franchise to a less than ideal candidate is generally a recipe for failure for both franchisee and franchisor. Aggressive sales techniques are not how successful partnerships are formed.

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Dan is a consummate professional and more importantly, a first-class human being. I first had the pleasure of working with Dan a few years ago when he introduced me to a water franchise that I subsequently invested in. Dan was knowledgeable, very patient and a great facilitator in dealing with the franchisor during some challenging periods of the transaction. Last year, Dan introduced me to my second franchise investment opportunity in the healthcare sector. I am grateful to Dan for introducing me to a business that is so rewarding and that I expect to run until my retirement! I highly recommend Dan and can vouch for his professionalism and character!

~ Seni Duro-Emanuel, Franchise Owner

“Daniel has been great to work with. Something that is most valuable when qualifying a candidate is to have the Franchisor and the Consultant on the same page, working the back side of the qualifying process together, and rowing the boat in the same direction. Daniel has excelled in this. Also, Daniel’s in-depth approach to the education of his clients is evident in every person he has introduced to Max Muscle Sports Nutrition. The bank of knowledge they show not only about our Franchise but the Franchise Industry as a whole, is refreshing. It is a level of professionalism that we really appreciate from Daniel and Hundred Acre Consulting.”

~ Tom Sampson, Senior Franchise Info Coordinator, Max Muscle Sports Nutrition

“I have had the pleasure of working with Dan Hayes over the last several months in respect to finding a franchise opportunity for myself. I have found Dan to be highly professional, attentive and extremely knowledgeable in the area of franchise development. He has taken the time to listen to my wants and needs and has addressed these in a timely manner. I feel that Dan is genuinely concerned in finding the correct opportunity for me and is willing to do whatever is necessary to make the right connection for me. I am completely comfortable in working with him and would recommend him to anyone else looking for a franchise opportunity.”

~ Felicia Joseph, Utica NY

“It has definitely been a great adventure in learning about franchises and finding the one “just right” for Christopher and me. You were able to take our profiles and truly do your work. You were available at every aspect of the process. As this is just the beginning for our business, we feel confident in the decisions we have made thus far with your consultation, advice, and support.”

~ Loretta Gomez and Christopher Gomez, Texas City, TX

“Daniel Hayes is the most patient guy!  We worked with him off and on for 3 years.  He listened and knew our wants and needs.  He finally found the perfect franchise for us.  I’m so grateful we were able to work with him.  I would recommend any friends and family to call him if they are ever interested in buying a franchise.”

~ Kristi Olson, Snowflake, AZ

“Dan was a tremendous help to me at a time in my life when I was making a career change. He took the time to really understand my needs and wants, brought many relevant ideas to the table, and ultimately helped me decide on a path forward. In my observation, “passion for helping others” is what really drives Dan’s efforts. Thanks Dan!

~ Jason Test, Orange County, CA