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You’ve come to the right place! I help you find a high-quality franchise you can use to achieve your financial and lifestyle goals.

The Best Franchises To Own Will Surprise You…

(Here’s a hint: They’re not food franchises)

Dru Carpenito

Hi, I’m Dru. I help people find the right non-food franchise to buy.

I’m kind of like a real estate agent to people who want to figure out if there’s a franchise out there that’s the right fit.

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Why non-food franchises?

Because there are franchises out there that…


Have better economics


Are cheaper to get into, and


Are more lifestyle friendly to own

The problem is, they’re not easy to find.

Which is why I created the Franchise Investment System

It’s a system designed to help you quickly find the top franchises in the country that want to expand to your area and safely analyze them to figure out if one of them is the right fit.

Investing in certain franchises can reduce your risk and still provide a massive upside.

Here’s the thing…owning a franchise can be amazing

If you want to be happier and wealthier by investing your talents and skills in your own business, buying the right franchise can offer a way to maximize your rewards and minimize your risks.

And you don’t need any industry experience to own the good ones.

Plus, they can be more affordable than you may think.

But, you have to invest in the right one.

“Who is this Dru guy and does he know his stuff?”

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I hope you’re asking yourself that question (because you should be… buying a franchise is a big deal).

Here’s the short story on me…


All I’ve ever done is franchising (completely by accident starting 17 years ago).


I’ve owned and sold a franchise


Franchised three different businesses


Authored a book, have a podcast, and written a bunch of stuff about franchising, and


Helped hundreds of people buy, build, and sell non-food franchises

If you’re curious about whether or not franchising is right for you, I want to help you find the answer.

How much does it cost?

  • It’s free. I promise 🙂
    Franchise companies pay my bill.

Here’s my promise to you:

  1. You’ll get real and raw information about owning a franchise
  2. I’m not going to persuade you into buying a franchise
  3. This is a big decision and I’ll help you get the answers you want to figure this all out


Dru was (and continues to be) a huge help and sounding board to my wife and I through the franchise exploration and purchasing process. Excellent knowledge across various industries, keen insight into franchising logistics and solid local knowledge…all invaluable assets as we considered and eventually decided to dive into franchising

Steve and Stacey Hitzemann | Multi-Unit StretchLab Franchise Owners | (Rookie of the Year Winners)

Steve and Stacey Hitzemann
Multi-Unit StretchLab Franchise Owners
(Rookie of the Year Winners)

Thank you Dru for getting us pointed in the right direction and finding a franchise that was a fit for us. Highly recommend anyone looking or wanting to start a business to contact Dru!!

Brenda Lovett | Multi-Unit SmartStyle Franchise Owner | (Franchise Owner of the Year Winner)

Brenda Lovett
Multi-Unit SmartStyle Franchise Owner
(Franchise Owner of the Year Winner)

Questions You May Have At This Point…

Why is Dru’s service free?

Similar to a real estate agent, the seller covers my bill. And, in this case, the seller is the franchise. You’ll never pay me a dime.

What types of franchises are good ones to get into?

Look, I don’t know what could be right for you until I get to know you better. That said, I can promise you that once you start looking behind the scenes at some high-quality franchises, you’ll probably be surprised at how they work and make money.

Can you give me some recent examples?

I just helped a technology consultant in North Carolina who was tired of playing the corporate game get into a home services franchise with a Ferrari-like business model that is quickly becoming the brand name in a highly fragmented sector. And he’s not turning a wrench or swinging a hammer.

I also helped a Harvard-educated C-Level executive and his wife in Texas find an emerging beauty franchise that is backed by some of the smartest people I know in franchising (these guys are like the Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger of franchising to me).

I also helped a multi-unit franchise owner with Orangetheory in the northeast who recently sold his empire for a considerable amount find an emerging franchise in the health and wellness that has quickly become a unicorn franchise of sorts.

How does it work?

The first step is we hop on a call to get to know each other and figure out if there’s a fit to work together.

If there’s a good fit, we’ll work through a simple and effective process to figure out what you want (and don’t want) in a business, nail down your budget, and teach you how to analyze a franchise.

We basically work together to figure out what you want and make a plan to attain it.

Then, I’ll do a search for you to see what high-quality franchises are out there that check your boxes and want to expand to your area.

And, finally, I’ll give you my Franchise Investment System you can use to analyze them to figure out if they’re the right fit.

How much money do I need to buy a high-quality franchise?

Generally speaking, you need access to between $50,000 and $100,000 dollars to fund high-quality franchises with an SBA loan. There’s also a way to use pre-tax retirement funds in a 401(k) plan without paying taxes or early withdrawal penalties.

I’ll connect you with franchise funding specialists who can help you put together the right funding plan. All that said, you’ll need to have good credit and a net worth of at least a few hundred thousand dollars.

How long has Dru been doing this?

My story in franchising started way back in 2006 when I accidentally fell into franchising straight out of grad school. I spent the next eleven years on the corporate side where I franchised two businesses – one here in the States and one internationally.

And then one day it all changed for me and I decided to walk away from what on paper looked like a “good career path” because I was tired of making the sacrifices required to climb the corporate ladder. So, with a very young boy and girl twins, I left to do what I’m doing today.

I’ve also owned and sold a franchise, I’m actively investing in franchise businesses, and I’ve written a book called the Franchise Investment Guide. I’m pretty sure I’ve done just about everything you can possibly do in franchising. And I absolutely love helping people explore franchising.

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The First Step is a Conversation

The first step is a pretty simple one: We have a conversation.

After we speak, we’ll be able to figure out if there is a good fit to work together.

Resources for Entrepreneurs

Franchise Investment Guide

Real-world, from-the-trenches insight and resources.

My Story

Learn a little about me and my background in franchising


The different types of franchise I work with

How it Works

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