Fransystems is an Atlanta based franchise education and consulting company founded in 1994. by Karen Spencer. Fransystems consults and educates franchisors and franchisees based on the FLM™- Franchise Lifecycle Management™ methodology. FLM™ is a proprietary methodology designed to teach franchisors how to build, execute, and maximize the value a solid foundation at every stage of the lifecycle of franchising. It enables and aligns growth and reduces liability while avoiding common mistakes made by franchisors.

The system also reveals, realigns, and corrects franchise issues through the FLM™ audit process in mid to large scale franchise systems that experience poor results, communication, and financial performance. Commonly, later stage franchising issues can be traced back to poor foundational planning and design in franchise processes that cause disruption, lack of growth, and poorly performing franchisees.

Fransystems IFA Board Positions:

2001-2005 Board of Trustees – IFA Educational Foundation

2006-2010 Board of Trustees – IFA Educational Foundation

2000-2002 Board Member - Franchise Center- University of Texas at El Paso

2003-2005 Special appointee – SBA in Atlanta, Georgia Educational Group

2008-2009 Board member- Atlanta Franchise Alliance

 

Editing, Writing and Speaking:

           

            

1994-2017     Contributing Writer, Speaker for:

  • Franchise World Magazine

  • ABA/Franchise Law Compliance Manual

  • IFA Conventions

  • International Franchise Expos

  • Franchise Finance

  • IFA Super Sessions or Development Series

  • Summits for suppliers to franchise Industry

  • Franchisors’ Annual Conventions

  • National Restaurant Association

  • Radio Show (Host and Guest), Atlanta, Georgia

  • QSR Magazine

  • Fast Casual Magazine

  • Dine America

  • Delta Sky Magazine - Franchise Trends

IFA service: Members since 1994

IFA, Member, 1991-1992 Legal/Legislative Committee

IFA, Member, 1993-1998 Minorities in Franchising Committee

IFA, Member, 1994-1998 Women’s Franchise Committee

IFA, Chair of the Women’s Franchise Network – Atlanta 2010-2011

IFA, Member, 2000 Board of Directors Strategic Plan Task Force

IFA, Member, Membership Committee for over 10 years

IFA, Member Convention Task Force 2000, 2001, 2005, and 2006

IFA, Ambassador to the Convention 2000-2016

DECA, Executive Mentor, National Judge National Championships

Speaking:

National Restaurant Association

International Franchise Association

Franchise Finance Conference

International Franchise Association

Trade Organizations

IFA, Member, Membership Committee

IFA, Member Convention Committee

IFA, Ambassador 2001- Present

DECA, Executive Mentors, National Judge National Championships