About Us

HamptonRoadsFranchise.org is a joint venture between the Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Ocean Decisions, Inc. doing business as FranNet of Southeastern Virginia. It is the local implementation of the national partnership between the America’s Small Business Development Center and FranNet. This website is designed to be a starting point for learning about the franchise business model and advance these organizations’ commitment to growing successful businesses right here in Virginia.

We believe that proper educating and planning are essential to both prospective and existing business owner. The SBDC provides a wide variety of services small business owners through its staff of business counselors at 18 locations across the region. FranNet is the premier franchise placement firm in the nation with over 30 years in business and assists individuals in evaluating if business ownership is a good option and, if so, in recommending franchises that fit their goals, transferrable skills, and financial capabilities. In addition to being a FranNet franchisee, Ocean Decisions provides full-service management consulting on scaling businesses. Through this venture, clients can access the broad expertise in franchising and all aspects of business that the organizations possess thorugh a variety of services including free one-to-one counseling.