Who We Are

Helping Entrepreneurs Find the Right Franchise Opportunities

For more than 29 years, our specific profiling and consultative process has helped entrepreneurs across North America make sound decisions that lead to successful ownership experiences. Why do our consultants excel at determining which franchise opportunities fit our clients? With more than 100 consultants in North America, we live and work in the communities we serve and understand each market and the intricacies of each opportunity within them. We also have an extensive referral network filled with industry professionals to help clients get the expert advice needed to make the most informed decisions about franchise opportunities in their communities.

At FranNet of Northern California, we partner with aspiring entrepreneurs and individuals interested in becoming business owners. Together, we will determine your ideal franchise opportunity, effectively matching you and your needs with the right franchise for sale. Through our free consulting services we will provide the valuable research and guidance necessary to feel truly confident in your decision.


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    How Much Is It?

    FREE. FranNet Services are no cost!

    We encourage all entrepreneurs – no matter where they’re at in the process – to take advantage of our innovative franchising matching process. All services FranNet provides are free – because of the relationships we have with the best franchisors that are seeking quality candidates in your area. And if you choose to move forward, we’ll be with you every step of the way during the franchise development process on your path to franchise ownership

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    What do we do?

    We are the matchmakers of franchising. Our purpose is to find the right franchise for you and coach you all the way. To get the ball rolling, contact us via email or phone and our franchise consulting experts will reach out to you.

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    What industries do we represent?

    Over 3100 different concepts and we manage over 110 in all those areas.

Meet The Team

Steve Shelton


Steve is a Regional Owner of FranNet, and works as a business and Franchise navigation specialist, Steve has been the Marketing Manager, IT and franchise law legal researcher Director of Shelton Law & Associates, a franchise law firm. Both he and his wife were successful Franchisor / Business developer owners.

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Jereme Shelton


Jereme is a Franchise Consultant for FranNet Sacramento, Stockton, South Lake Tahoe and the surrounding areas in California. He enjoys working with individuals who have a passion for entrepreneurship. Whether you are looking to purchase a franchise or have questions concerning the overall industry, he will assist you with determining whether business ownership is the right path for you.

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Lynne Shelton


Lynne is a co-owner of FranNet of Northern California. Since 2009, Lynne has been a partner and senior franchise attorney with the law firm of Shelton & Power where she has helped entrepreneurs across the globe, franchise their successful businesses.

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Patty Dooley


Patty is a very successful business owner and works as a Brand Ambassador with FranNet of Northern California. Prior to FranNet, Patty had a career working in Pharmaceutical and Biotech sales for over 15 years. She decided to open her own farm-to-fork business that is currently located in Old Town Auburn. Patty joined the FranNet team because she experienced first hand the challenges with buying a business alone and she believes that the FranNet process will help others have the best chance to succeed.

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John Dooley


John is a business owner in the restaurant industry and works as a Brand Ambassador with FranNet of Northern California. He opened a farm-to-fork business that is currently located in Old Town Auburn. Prior to FranNet, John had a career working in Pharmaceutical sales.

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Networking Event Photos
  • Folsom Tradeshow 2015

    Folsom Tradeshow 2015

  • West Coast Regional Meeting Seattle, WA with Guidant Staff

    West Coast Regional Meeting Seattle, WA with Guidant Staff

  • 2015 Franchising Lobby Day at the Capitol

    2015 Franchising Lobby Day at the Capitol


Give us a call today, or use our contact form here to drop us a line. We look forward to speaking with you!

  • 2377 Gold Meadow Way
    Gold River, CA 95670
  • 970 Reserved Drive #100
    Roseville, CA 95678

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