David Gould has over 28 years of experience in the franchise industry. He began his career in franchise development and sales as a representative for Minuteman Press International. David was instrumental in supplying technical and marketing support to franchisees that more than doubled the size and revenues of key regions in addition to being a key member of International franchise development that provided strategic vision to define company goals and implemented systems for sales, marketing, recruitment, training, site selection, and setup of new franchise locations in South Africa.
Dave has also owned his own franchise. As owner of his own Minutemen Press franchise, he took immediate, decisive steps that repaired damaged relationships from prior ownership, rebuilt trust and cemented loyal customers. He demonstrated strong management skills in marketing, sales and production to develop staff in acquiring new customers and to retain existing accounts which increased sales by 350%. He went on to develop multiple locations with a partnership group.
Dave has been a key development and support executive with some the best International and Domestic franchise bands including, Minuteman Press, Sign-A-Rama, Kiddie Academy and AdvantaClean. Working to grow the brand and the revenue and profitability of these systems and the individual franchise owners.
David is very passionate about assisting franchisors and franchisees in any aspect of their business. In 2014 David joined forces with Chris Simnick to launch FranchiseTeacher.com. A leader in hands on sales, forecasting, market analytics, site selection, operational support and sales team training/development process.
FranchiseTeacher.com; part of the Synergy Franchise Group, LLC network is a dynamic, results oriented company with over 30 years of experience and a strong track record of performance and results working with independent businesses, franchisors & franchisees from many industries, ages and in various stages of growth from around the world. By utilizing critical thinking, keen analysis, insights, synergy and a team approach Synergy Franchise Group, LLC has been able to drive business revenue and organizational improvements and where needed implement successful changes to systems and best practices. We possess superior interpersonal skills and are capable of resolving multiple and complex (sales, human
resources, financial, operational) issues and motivating staff to peak performance. We will contribute this same level of performance as a member of your team.
Some of Our Areas of Expertise Include:
• Strategy Planning
• Revenue Generation/Cost Controls
• Profitability & Cost Analysis
• Systems & Operations Management
• Policy & Procedure Development
• Infrastructure & Growth Management
• Project Management
• Contact to Contract Facilitation
• Franchisee Recruitment
• Turnaround/Change Management
• Budgeting & Expense Management
• Team Building/Performance Improvement
• International Operations, Support & Expansion
• Franchise/Business Development
• Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship
• Training & Support
• Concept Branding/Marketing
• Site Selection, Lease Negotiation
• Vendor/Contract Negotiations
• “Next Step” Strategy Planning
• Business Exit Strategy (sale of business evaluation)
David is very passionate about assisting franchisors and franchisees in any aspect of their business. Feel free to contact David regarding your franchising needs via: