Learn about franchising and answering questions like: How franchises help the franchise owner mitigate their risks of business ownership, the elements of a franchise, the truths and misperceptions about franchises and financing options with expert Jim Gleason. Jim is a Certified Business Coach (CBC), a Certified Franchise Consultant (CFC), and a Certified Main Street Business Broker (CMSBB). He has been a franchise consultant for over 13 years.