Bob is an experienced franchise consultant who provides personalized guidance and support to clients throughout the entire process of Franchise evaluation, financing, and acquisition. Having spent over 30 years in franchise development and consulting, Bob has a deep understanding of the industry and is committed to helping people achieve their personal and financial goals through franchise ownership.

Bob’s expertise includes identifying his clients’ goals and preferences, researching and selecting the right franchise opportunity, helping with financing options, and navigating the legal and operational aspects of franchise ownership.

Through his decades of experience, Bob has developed strong relationships with both franchisors and franchisees, and he is known for his exceptional service and commitment to helping his clients make informed decisions that align with their unique goals and aspirations.

Whether you’re looking to exit your corporate life or explore semi-passive franchise opportunities, Bob is here to help you find your perfect match and create a brighter future for you and your family. With his guidance and support, you can achieve the greatest level of satisfaction and success through franchise ownership.



Meet Bob, one of the nation’s top franchise consultants, who is passionate about helping people achieve the greatest level of satisfaction and success through franchise ownership. With years of experience guiding clients toward top-performing franchise brands, Bob provides personalized guidance and support throughout the entire process of franchise exploration. Whether you’re looking for an exit strategy from corporate life or a semi-passive opportunity, Bob is here to help you find your perfect match and create a brighter future.


  • Why Investing in Franchises Outperforms Real Estate Investment

  • Top Franchise Opportunities That Generate Lucrative Returns for Under 200K

  • Part-Time Wealth Building with Semi-Passive Franchise Investments

  • How To Find The Perfect Franchise Fit

  • Can You Sell Your Job?

  • Insider Secrets of Successful Franchise Investors

  • Franchise Scaling Strategies for Creating Multi-Generational Wealth

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Jim Masiello, the founder of insurance giant SIAA, had banks and the IRS come after him for tens of millions of dollars. He fought them for two years and was able to negotiate a deal with the IRS to pay $400 a month for ten years, which ended up being $48,000. He learned that hard work and persistence can pay off and that it is important to build relationships in business.

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Dave Dubeau helps real estate investors access private capital to grow their portfolios. He recommends bringing on a joint venture partner to share in the risks and rewards of a deal, and suggests getting featured on podcasts to show their network that they know their stuff. He also advises to keep deals simple and to educate their network about the benefits of investing in real estate.

Dave Dubeau recommends real estate investing as a long-term investment, citing its many benefits such as cash flow, mortgage pay down, forced depreciation, and multiple exit strategies. He also warns against making mistakes such as showing off the best deal ever and soliciting capital online, which can be illegal. He suggests getting an expression of interest from potential investors to increase the chances of them investing.

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Kerry Lutz and Jeremy Cordon discussed Gold Backs, a form of commodity money that is split into a thousand pieces and wrapped in a protective layer to make it nearly impossible to counterfeit. Nearly half of all small businesses approached are interested in accepting Gold Backs. Since 2019, they have become the most successful local currency in American history. They are worth four dollars each and have a 5% spread on them, tighter than silver.

Gold Back Inc. has created a product that is a series of local currencies that are tied to the Uniform Commercial Code and are exchangeable for a gold eagle. It has been sold on every continent except Antarctica and has added three quarters of a million people to the gold market in the past few years. It is sold by big metals dealers and online retailers, and more information can be found at

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Russell Stone discussed the current state of the economy with Kerry Lutz on the Financial Survival Network. He believes that the Consumer Confidence Index is a hiccup and that the market is trending down due to the decrease in used car prices, real estate prices, and unemployment. He suggests that people should have a base of their portfolio in precious metals and money market accounts that only buy T-bills. He believes that the US government is in trouble due to its debt and unfunded liabilities and that the day of reckoning is coming. He suggests that people should pull out unnecessary money from the market, buy low and high, and pay off debt. He believes that the deflationary cycle is underway and that the government will have to write off some debt in order to get the economy going.

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Roei Ganzarski's company Alithieon has developed a technology that enables authentication and verification of items without the need for etching, serial numbers, or any other form of identification. This technology uses a feature print to identify items with just a camera. BMW is the lead investor in the company, which has over 45 patents and is already being used in five distinct segments, including luxury goods, collectibles, transportation, DOD, and pharmaceuticals. The technology is robust enough to identify items even after they have been altered or scratched, and can even identify counterfeit items. The company is currently privately held, but hopes to go public in the next 24 months.

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Wayne Zell, a CPA and attorney, discussed the importance of having an exit plan in place when starting a business. He recommends creating a revocable trust to avoid probate and to maintain control of the business. He also suggests having a management succession plan in place to ensure family harmony and to benefit the community. Wayne also advises entrepreneurs to make time for their passions outside of work and to plan for the future after exiting the business.

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Jordan Roy-Byrne agrees that the market often seeks to frustrate the majority of participants, especially in the precious metals and mining stocks, particularly the juniors. He believes that gold will break out above $2100 when the economy moves towards a recession and the Fed is forced to ease policy. This could happen as soon as September or as late as winter.

Jordan Roy-Byrne discussed the current state of the gold market, noting that gold needs to break out above $2100 for there to be a real bull market in the sector. He also noted that patience is needed, as the recession and the 2020 elections will likely play a role in the gold market's performance. He also mentioned his publication, The Daily Gold Premium, which provides content and analysis on the gold market.

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Christina Curtis believes that success is no accident and that it requires getting comfortable with being uncomfortable, managing cognitive dissonance, and setting up a regiment that brings out one's best. She also suggests that eating healthy food can help increase productivity.

Christina Curtis discussed the importance of exercise and fasting for optimizing mental acuity and building confidence. She also discussed the power of visualizing success and creating a regimen for the brain and body to be at its best.

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David Erfle and Kerry Lutz discussed the differences between the price of metals and stocks, and how the lack of retail investors in the sector has allowed for manipulation of stock prices. They also discussed the debt ceiling and how it is used as a political tool, and how it is ultimately meaningless.

The also talked about the current state of the market, the effects of inflation and deflation, and the importance of being patient and accumulating quality juniors. David explained his service's ability to help identify the right stocks and keep investors informed about the sector. Lastly, they discussed the Precious Metals Summit in Colorado in September and that both of them would be attending.

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Kathleen Day has written a book about the history of financial crises in the US, which have been occurring since the founding of the country. She explains that while deregulation can be beneficial, it must be accompanied by increased oversight to prevent crises. People tend to forget the lessons of the past and take more risks when other people's money is at stake. The reserve requirement is meant to protect against liquidity crises, but if the demand for deposits continues, banks can still become insolvent and taxpayers must pay the price.

Kathleen Day discussed the similarities between the financial crisis of the 1980s and the current situation, noting that both had to do with inflation and interest rates. She also discussed the role of the government in regulating banks and the need for stress tests for all size banks. Lastly, she discussed the dangers of moral hazard and the need for banks to be conservative in their investments.


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Michael Pento believes that the Fed's rapid rate increases have caused a banking crisis, and that the Fed's actions have created an artificial construct that will lead to a deflationary recession/depression followed by runaway inflation. He predicts a 30-50% drop in equity averages and suggests investors play it safe by collecting dividends in a safe manner.

Michael  discussed the unsustainable levels of global debt and the potential for deflation and a depression if the Fed does not take action to reduce debt levels. He believes that inflation is not the answer and that the middle class will suffer if it continues. He suggests that the Fed should reduce the balance sheet and remove the gamblers from Wall Street in order to create a healthy economy.

Key Topics discussed:

  • Discussion of the Impact of the Fed's Rapid Rate Increases on the Banking System
  • Impact of AI on the economy
  • The effects of inflation on the economy
  • Discussion of the Political Power Struggle in the US
  • Global debt is unsustainable with high interest rates and inflation.
  • Impact of Federal Reserve and Treasury policies on the economy
  • The need for a vibrant and healthy middle class

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John Rubino is concerned that automation and government debt will lead to a collapse of the current system, and suggests that people should move their money into assets that cannot be inflated away. He also suggests shorting certain stocks and buying long-term options as a way to make money from the collapse. Kerry Lutz suggests using inverse ETFs and buying puts on the Housing Homebuilders ETF as other ways to make money. He also mentions a drug, Amg tide, that could help people with addictions to consumerism.

John Rubino and Kerry Lutz discuss the potential implications of a drug that could cure addiction, including the potential for a global depression, a universal basic income, and a civil war between the boomers and the millennials. They also discuss the Bilderberg Group and the possibility of Elon Musk being co-opted or assassinated.

John Rubino believes that leading economic indicators are flashing red, predicting a major recession coming, and that commercial real estate is a mess. He also believes that China's Belt and Road initiative has resulted in them taking over infrastructure in the developing world, and that the US has a history of exploitation and economic imperialism.

Debt limit drama is ridiculous. They do this every time. The ultimate Kabuki. The limit has been raised 78 times by both parties. 

Lots of signs of a slowing economy

-- Leading indicators index is in pre-recession territory.

-- Commercial real estate continues to crater.

-- Home sales are down 23% year over year. 

-- Home Depot just reported really bad numbers. 


US might send fighter jets to Ukraine. Major escalation. 

Gold and silver are down. Is this the end of the run or just a correction

NYC lost 5.3% of its population — nearly a half-million people — since COVID, with most heading South

Bilderberg Group meeting underway in Lisbon includes heads of ChatGPT creator OpenAI, Pfizer, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs and… Stacy Abrams

Overseas, China springs the debt trap on loans to a dozen countries a dozen countries most indebted to China — including Pakistan, Kenya, Zambia, Laos and Mongolia are finding out there China is a very unforgiving lender. 

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America just refuses to face reality and that means that the dollar will continue to lose value and more and more money will be tossed into the furnace. Politicians are much more willing to feed the inflation beast than they are to fix the underlying problem of out of control spending. And it's not a matter of parties. It's matter of always taking the easy way out. After all, in current day America, a politician's primary responsibility is to get reelected every 2-4-6 years  Until that changes, nothing else will change.

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Wolf Richter summarizes that the economy is a mix of different sectors, with some doing well and some struggling. Consumers are still spending, but the banks are facing high interest rates and the commercial real estate sector is facing repurposing and foreclosure. The auto industry is seeing a decline in sales, but Tesla is still doing well.

Tesla is shaking up the auto industry by cutting prices and building production capacity in large amounts, forcing legacy automakers to compete on price. This is good for industrial America and consumers, but bad for automakers as sales of internal combustion engine vehicles are at levels not seen since the 1970s. Electric utilities are also benefiting from increased electricity sales.

Wolf Richter and Kerry Lutz discussed the current state of the financial system, with Wolf noting that the economy is adjusting to higher interest rates and that banks are struggling with them. They also discussed the possibility of the Federal Reserve cutting rates and the potential impact it would have. Wolf concluded that the economy will muddle through and that it will be many more years before autonomous driving is widely available.

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Joe Robert is investing in two different areas, one being real estate in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and the other being Web 3, which is the next software evolution that allows for peer-to-peer transactions without intermediaries. He believes that now is a good time to invest in Web Three as people are scared away from it due to the over leveraged companies that have blown up. Examples of Web 3investments include Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Joe Robert and Kerry Lutz discussed the impact of Fed Now and other digital assets on the Ethereum blockchain. They also discussed the potential of utilizing technology, AI, and no-code applications to make businesses more efficient and increase sales. Lastly, they discussed the possibility of acquiring businesses with outdated management and technology to upgrade them and increase their value.

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Dana Samuelson, founder and president of American Gold Exchange, joined Kerry Lutz on the Financial Survival Network to discuss the current state of the gold market. He believes that gold is consolidating around the $2,000 mark and that the key to the gold market is the value of the dollar relative to other currencies. He believes that if the Fed is forced to pause, gold has the potential to increase by 10-15%. He also believes that the global debt crisis is unsustainable and will eventually lead to the devaluation of fiat currencies. He believes that gold is the currency of last resort and will be a great hedge against the loss of purchasing power of the dollar.

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Kerry Lutz and Michael Markowski discussed the possibility of a Great Depression due to a decrease in auto demand, the cost of manufacturing cars, and the slowing of cash flows for the biggest companies. They also discussed the inability of the US government to print money to mitigate the situation due to inflation.

Michael Markowski discussed the regional bank crisis and how it is further causing a depression. He suggested investors stay cash heavy, invest in government bonds with a double A plus credit rating, and consider long short hedge funds to generate higher returns in volatile markets. He also recommended signing up for his website AlphaTack for access to his latest reports and updates.

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The debt ceiling is a political bargaining chip used by both parties to get their desired outcomes. It is inevitable and does not have to be a bad thing, as long as it is kept under a certain percentage of revenue. The disruption to the monetary system will come from digital currencies, which will be backed by a military and government. The US is relatively stable, but the next 3-6 years will be volatile and rocky due to the economic downturn and Covid. Individuals should prepare for this by being aware of the situation and taking necessary precautions.

Carl Gould advises to buy assets at a discount and manage for cash flow during volatile times. He suggests investing in marketing and brand building, and for employees to show their boss how indispensable they are and be willing to come back to the office. Elon Musk's advice to go back to the office is also a sign that it's time to do so.

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Jim Welsh believes that the coming secular bear market has already begun and that it will be worse than the 1966-1982 period. He bases this on factors such as debt, demographics, and the risk of war. He believes that the economy will slow in the second half of 2021 and that the market will follow, leading to lower returns for investors. He suggests that investors take advantage of opportunities and be prepared for a hard landing.

Jim Welsh discussed the FOMC's plans to pause raising the funds rate, the tight labor market, and the potential for gold and treasury bonds to rally in the near future. He also discussed the potential for a recession and the global housing bubble.

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Gordon T. Long believes that the banking system is in an extinction event and that the Fed's reduction of interest rates may initially create excitement, but will eventually break down. He also believes that the dollar is currently a safe haven, but that risk premiums on bonds will push interest rates up to 4%, and that the Fed is trying to buy time to prevent a hard landing recession.

Gordon T. Long discussed the potential of artificial intelligence and the potential for job losses due to automation. He also discussed the potential for new technologies to come from other countries, and the need for America to invest in new technologies to remain competitive. He also discussed the potential for AI to be used for academic dishonesty and the need for self-awareness in AI for it to be truly useful.

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Kerry Lutz and Nick Santiago discussed the choppy markets and the banking crisis, noting that the central banks are likely to introduce a digital currency in the near future. They also discussed the recent dip in gold and silver prices, and the possibility of a nominal high for Bitcoin before it begins to decline. Finally, they discussed the possibility of the central banks offering incentives such as toasters and TVs to encourage people to open accounts with the new digital currency.

They also discussed the commodity super cycle, the Federal Reserve, and the potential for AI to take over jobs. They stressed the importance of owning precious metals as a way to prepare for potential chaos due to high unemployment. They concluded by discussing the potential of AI and the need to think outside the box.

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Former FBI Agent and #1 non-verbal communication expert in the world, Joe Navarro joined Kerry Lutz to discuss the importance of self-mastery. It includes the ability to fulfill obligations, focus on what needs to be done, moderate emotions, and be honest with oneself. They also discussed how failure can be used to learn and grow, and how it is important to be able to control emotions when dealing with difficult people.

They also discussed the importance of mastering oneself in order to effectively communicate with others. They covered the differences between men and women in terms of communication, and the importance of understanding the needs, wants, desires, and preferences of each individual. They also discussed the power of nonverbal communication and how it can be used to assess for danger and safety, as well as to communicate empathy.

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  • Mastery of Self is the Key to Exceptionalism
  • Dealing with Difficult People Effectively
  • Dealing with Sociopaths and Narcissists
  • Exploring the Role of Nonverbal Communication in Interpersonal Relationships

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We sat down with Regenx Tech’s (🇺🇸RGXTF -- 🇨🇦RGX) CEO Greg Pendura and USA Division President Rick Purdy for a sponsor update. They are moving quickly towards a production start at their flagship Tennessee plant. Their proprietary process which takes discarded diesel catalytic converters and extracts platinum, palladium and rhodium was proven out in their pilot plant and is well on its way to commercial production. Once operational, it will recover up to 3000 grams per ton of plat/pal. With an expected processing rate of 2.5 tons per day, the numbers quickly add up. They will be printing money.

Their close relationship with industry leader Davis Recycling assures that they will have a near inexhaustible feedstock supply. They’re already planning for three additional modules at the site. Capex will be lower than the initial module and costs will also be less as economies of scale kick in. The process is being continually refined and recoveries are expected to increase to well over 90%.

Currently 6 people are working at the plant. Once it’s fully operational that number will increase to 15. The company has received a highly positive reception from state and local authorities. Everyone is firmly committed to reducing hazardous materials that find their way into increasingly scarce landfills.

Once the system is in place, it is easily scalable and replicatable. Pendura foresees a global network of plants all churning out consistent profits. The benefits of reducing toxic discharges into landfills will be meaningful; which is why we’re shareholders.

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Dave Valentine is an entrepreneur and business owner who owns seven different companies. He believes in creating outrageous offers and focusing on marketing and sales ahead of time. He has created a program called the Dream Agency Quest to help other business owners scale their agencies. He advises to focus on one service or industry, prioritize lead generation, and enjoy the process.

Dave Valentine Discusses Scaling Up an Agency and Prioritizing Lead Generation

  • Creating outrageous offers
  • Delegation and trusting others
  • Scaling up businesses
  • Prioritizing lead generation

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