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“A successful franchise program can only be achieved through a teamwork of qualified professionals. As an attorney with over 38 years practicing franchise law, I appreciate the opportunity to work with experienced franchise consultants like the Stanwood Group who have the long term interests of their clients and the franchise industry at heart.”

David L. Steinberg, Franchise Attorney David L. Steinberg, P.C. Southfield, MI

“The Stanwood Group along with Robert Katz have invested a tremendous amount of time and energy in building a top notch team of franchise professionals as part of their ongoing effort to make franchising affordable and accessible to the founders of great businesses that might not otherwise be in a position to franchise.” read more

Dan Warshawsky, Franchise Attorney Warshawsky Seltzer, PLLC Scottsdale, AZ

"We had the most wonderful experience working with Mr. Katz from the Stanwood Group who personally assisted us and one of our clients in South Florida last year. Mr. Katz is the definition of professionalism and excellence in the field of Franchise Development. We look forward to continuing to work with him and the Stanwood Group in future engagements with our international portfolio of clients looking to franchise in the United States."

Nina R., Executive Assistant Gagel Law Firm Washington, D.C.

"Having been practicing franchise law for over 30 years and working with some of the nation’s leading franchise development companies, Stanwood stands out as a leader in the franchise community supporting small businesses."

Sam Morrison, Franchise Attorney Morrison Law Offices, P.C. Atlanta, Georgia

"I highly recommend the Stanwood Group for businesses wishing to explore franchising. I am continually impressed with their attention to detail, responsiveness, and willingness to go the extra mile. I always enjoy working with Stanwood Group clients because I know they have been given thoughtful, experienced guidance. When the Stanwood Group refers a new franchise to me for legal representation, I know they are going to be organized, prepared, and have all the tools for success!"

Hannah Joseph, Franchise Attorney Katz Korin Cunningham Indianapolis, IN

"When experience makes all the difference, there is one name that comes to mind when I think of Franchise Consulting and Sales Services. My office has been fortunate to work with many of Stanwood's clients. I'd recommend Stanwood's services to businesses looking to franchise that won’t break the bank! I can speak firsthand when I say, “business owners derive tremendous value from Stanwood's services as they are represented with the highest level of professionalism and integrity."

Sarah Holmes, Esquire Holmes Business Law, P.C. Ardmore, PA

"Franchise Gator is proud to be partnering with The Stanwood Group in providing outstanding digital advertising opportunities to Stanwood's exciting North American network of coast to coast franchisors!"

Eric Bell, General Manager FranchiseGator.com Roswell, GA

"As a former Franchise Regulator for Washington State and practicing Franchise Attorney, I appreciate the superior level of preparedness that the Stanwood Group provides to its start-up franchisors to set them up for success. Because of that, I am proud to also serve as one of their Board of Advisor Members."

Dan Matthews, Franchise Attorney Warshawsky Seltzer, Scottsdale, AZ

"Elman Technology Law is honored to have been selected as a preferred provider of intellectual property services for clients of The Stanwood Group."

Gerry J. Elman, J.D. Elman Technology Law, P.C. Swarthmore, PA

"As a Stanwood Group Advisor Member and Preferred Supplier Vendor, I have enjoyed working with many Stanwood Group Franchisors in assisting them in growing their brands."

Joseph E. Maenner, Esq. Maenner & Associates, LLC Downingtown, PA

“As an attorney that represents Franchisees in the complex process of purchasing their new franchises, I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Katz on numerous transactions and found him to be pleasant, professional and fair while at the same time doing an exemplary job of representing the Stanwood Group's clients’ best interests.”

Kerry R. Morgan, Esq. Collins & Jones, P.C. Raymore, MO

"I always have a great experience working with the Stanwood Group and their Franchisors!”

Tera Thomas, Senior Funding Consultant FranFund Fort Worth, TX

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Franchise Affordably

The Stanwood Group is the only Franchise Development Company of its kind in the United States whose success is truly tied to your success! Through the Stanwood Franchise Start Up Program, for those eligible, a large portion of our Development Fees are deferred until initial franchise sales commence. This allows you to preserve precious capital for when you need it the most. Six of our Team Members have been recognized and awarded the prestigious Legal Eagles Designation by The Franchise Times for their excellence in practicing Franchise Law; as well as six of our Team Members continue to be recognized year after year as a Top Franchise Supplier by Entrepeneur.com. We are proud members of both the International Franchise Association (IFA), VetFran, Preferred Partners to both FranServe and BAI (Business Alliance, Inc.) and accredited through the Better Business Bureau (BBB) maintaining an A+ Rating. If you are interested in learning more about the Stanwood Franchise Start Up Program, or any of our Team Members’ respective services, make sure to schedule an appointment.

Who We Are

The Stanwood Group is a team of nationally recognized franchise professionals throughout the United States. We can assist you to expand your business affordably through franchising beginning with the development of your start up franchise program to continued growth fueled through franchise sales. If you want to learn more about the Stanwood Group or any of our Team Members’ respective services, make sure to schedule an appointment.

What We Do

The first step is determining whether or not franchising your business is the right move by determining if your current business model is “Franchisable”. The Stanwood Group assists start-up franchisors answer this question, and then creates a strategy for expansion having years of experience and also providing you with affordable access to our Team Members made up of nationally recognized franchise professionals throughout the United States. [read more]We focus on providing the services you need now to launch your new franchise program. The Stanwood Franchise Start Up Program is designed for businesses possessing those variables needed in order to become emerging franchisors. For businesses that qualify, the Stanwood Franchise Start Up Program enables clients to defer a large portion of the development fee until initial franchise sales commence, which substantially reduces the amount of initial capital required to launch the new franchise business.

For established franchisors, The Stanwood Group assists in expanding your current franchise system fueled by placement of new franchise sales using our franchise sales & marketing system. If you are interested in learning more about The Stanwood Group, or any of our Team Members’ respective services, make sure to schedule an appointment.

Our Mission

We know franchising your business is a big decision. We have set out to disrupt the franchise process through reimagining the way franchise development services are provided. We are committed to the expansion of the franchise community through the inclusion and empowerment of small businesses providing affordable access to franchise development services through our network of nationally recognized franchise professionals. If you are interested in learning more about the Stanwood Franchise Start Up Program, or any of our Team Members’ respective services, make sure to schedule an appointment.

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Liquivida Lounge

Grow with one of the nation’s fastest growing Leading Vitamin IV Wellness Center Franchises. Liquivida Lounge® is a leader in the IV vitamin therapy and wellness industry and is fully diversified in its products and services. Serving customer needs ranging from anti-aging, medical esthetics, and weight loss, along with personal beauty and care. We invite you to join Liquivida® in helping people everywhere feel younger, more energetic and in control of their health. Liquivida® Wellness Center – Offer weight management, nutrition counseling, medical esthetics, age management, personal beauty and skincare under the Liquivida® brand to maximize your earnings and tap into our corporate marketing, legal and management support to lower overhead costs.

Liquivida Lounge continues to grow steadily through the pandemic with 14 locations and many more in development!

Jeff Cogswell, National Sales Director
Liquivida Lounge
Pompano Beach, FL

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La La Lobster

La La Lobster is setting new standards for seafood restaurants. Philadelphia’s fastest growing award winning Lobster Roll Restaurant chain is now franchising featuring the freshest wild-caught lobster and shrimp bringing you an authentic taste of the sea. It began as a dream for Nicole Rabena , our owner, who has more than 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry. Seeing a demand that needed to be met and with encouragement and inspiration from her daughter, La La Lobster was born. Now, with four locations in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, La La Lobster is your premier source for high-quality seafood. We strive to use only the freshest ingredients for our customers, so we source our lobsters, shrimp, and fresh vegetables from local farms and businesses. The lobsters that we use are wild-caught North Atlantic lobsters. Our delicious menu features our famous Lobster Rolls, Lobster Mac N Cheese,Tacos, Grilled Cheese, Soup and so much more!

2021 was our best year to date as we continue to expand throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey winning the prestigious 2021 Best Of The Best Award and the Restaurant Guru’s 2021 Best Takeaway Food Award. We look forward to having you as our guest with new locations coming to your neighborhood throughout 2022.

Nicole Rabena, President
La La Lobster Franchise Systems, LLC
Yardley, PA

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BLUSH Boot Camp

BLUSH Boot Camp is different from other fitness franchise opportunities. BLUSH Boot Camp is focused on empowering women through fitness. BLUSH Boot Camp understands the daily battles that women have to go through, whether it’s rearranging their schedule to accommodate their families or staying late at work to support themselves. The sacrifices these women make often result in sacrificing their own health and wellness. BLUSH Boot Camp is here to change that through offering incredible workouts that build confidence in their members, through coaching and teaching its members how to create a mindset that will make them champions in every aspect of their lives.

Never would I have imagined having launched our BLUSH Boot Camp Franchise program during the height of a national pandemic that between 2020-2022, we would experience such a level of success having placed over 30 territories to over 20 fantastic Franchisees and staying committed to our mission of empowering women through fitness.

Maxwell Gellert, Owner
BLUSH Boot Camp Franchising Systems, LLC
Lee’s Summit, MO

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RockStar Martial Arts

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RockStar Martial Arts

RockStar Martial Arts, the high-end luxury boutique brand designed to help children reach their highest potential in life. Our exceptional award winning Leadership Curriculum develops and prepares children to master their way through challenges in life. Our brand is focused on positively impacting youth within our communities and communities as a whole. Partnering with local schools, charities and organizations, RockStar Martial Arts continues to give back to the community. The youth sports industry is a $19 billion market and continues to grow. The youth sports industry is projected to grow to $77.6 billion by 2026. Now is the time to own a RockStar Martial Arts as prime territories are still available. RockStar Martial Arts is the fulfilling, highly profitable, easy to run, opportunity that positively impacts communities.

With over 30 years experience, RockStar Martial Arts Centers’ founders Shiva & James Boecker have built Texas’ premier emerging Martial Arts Franchise Opportunity, having already awarded 6 Franchisees and many more in development. Widely regarded as the next great American Fitness Franchise, come see for yourself what everyone is talking about! As the saying goes, “Everything’s Bigger in Texas!”

Shiva Boecker, President
RockStar Franchise, LLC
Frisco, TX

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“The Stanwood Group does a truly exceptional job of supporting its franchisors. Being new to the franchise industry, they provided me with the tools, support and mentoring needed for success! They have been a key differentiator in our franchise business allowing us to continue to expand throughout the United States.”

Pat Perkins, Vice President Franchise Sales Civil Axe Throwing Memphis, TN

"The Stanwood Group has given me tremendous guidance with promoting and growing my emerging brand. Robert Katz has been an amazing resource to me, as a new franchisor. He is honest, knowledgeable and very patient as he spends a lot of his time sharing his expertise in the complicated franchising business. I'm very grateful for his assistance."

Lisa Dowd, Founder Cheesy Street Grill Natick, MA

"Bear Paddle Swim School is very excited to be partnering with the Stanwood Group to locate and identify the future leaders of our Franchise Opportunity. The direction and focus from the Stanwood Group really aligns with the Bear Paddle mission to find passionate, driven individuals that are looking to enrich their community and business life."

Robin Everson, Founder & Owner Bear Paddle Swim School Aurora, IL

"Although it has always been a dream, taking the leap into franchising can be a daunting and overwhelming experience. Robert Katz and the Stanwood Group brought a calming hand and network of professionals that handled each step of the way allowing me to dream big, but rest easy."

Mike Guerriero, CEO Guerriero’s Gelato Montclair, New Jersey

“Never would I have imagined having launched our BLUSH Boot Camp Franchise program just 9 months ago back in September 2020 during the height of a national pandemic that we would experience such a level of success having sold so many franchises and staying committed to our mission of empowering women through fitness.”

Maxwell Gellert, Owner BLUSH Boot Camp Franchising Systems, LLC Lee’s Summit, MO

"My experience with the team at the Stanwood Group has been exceptional. Their support, direction and expertise has allowed us to launch the perfect franchise offering to the marketplace and we are excited as we continue to open more locations with the Stanwood Group."

Jared Welch, President Civil Axe Throwing Memphis, TN

"I was totally new to franchising, and needing a lot of assistance in “learning the ropes”. Stanwood Group’s Robert Katz along with my franchise attorney Harold Kestenbaum of Spadea Lignana, were and still are absolutely wonderful and instrumental in helping me to successfully launch my new franchise. Their combined support is unparalleled. I highly recommend Robert and Harold to anyone looking to franchise their business!"

Lauren Jannelli, CEO Beauty Lab Franchising, LLC Whitehouse Station, NJ

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“The Stanwood Group does a truly exceptional job of supporting its franchisors. Being new to the franchise industry, they provided me with the tools, support and mentoring needed for success! They have been a key differentiator in our franchise business allowing us to continue to expand throughout the United States.”

Pat Perkins, Vice President Franchise Sales
Civil Axe Throwing
Memphis, TN

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“The Stanwood Group does a truly exceptional job of supporting its franchisors. Being new to the franchise industry, they provided me with the tools, support and mentoring needed for success! They have been a key differentiator in our franchise business allowing us to continue to expand throughout the United States.”

Pat Perkins, Vice President Franchise Sales Civil Axe Throwing Memphis, TN

"The Stanwood Group has given me tremendous guidance with promoting and growing my emerging brand. Robert Katz has been an amazing resource to me, as a new franchisor. He is honest, knowledgeable and very patient as he spends a lot of his time sharing his expertise in the complicated franchising business. I'm very grateful for his assistance."

Lisa Dowd, Founder Cheesy Street Grill Natick, MA

"Bear Paddle Swim School is very excited to be partnering with the Stanwood Group to locate and identify the future leaders of our Franchise Opportunity. The direction and focus from the Stanwood Group really aligns with the Bear Paddle mission to find passionate, driven individuals that are looking to enrich their community and business life."

Robin Everson, Founder & Owner Bear Paddle Swim School Aurora, IL

"Although it has always been a dream, taking the leap into franchising can be a daunting and overwhelming experience. Robert Katz and the Stanwood Group brought a calming hand and network of professionals that handled each step of the way allowing me to dream big, but rest easy."

Mike Guerriero, CEO Guerriero’s Gelato Montclair, New Jersey

“Never would I have imagined having launched our BLUSH Boot Camp Franchise program just 9 months ago back in September 2020 during the height of a national pandemic that we would experience such a level of success having sold so many franchises and staying committed to our mission of empowering women through fitness.”

Maxwell Gellert, Owner BLUSH Boot Camp Franchising Systems, LLC Lee’s Summit, MO

"My experience with the team at the Stanwood Group has been exceptional. Their support, direction and expertise has allowed us to launch the perfect franchise offering to the marketplace and we are excited as we continue to open more locations with the Stanwood Group."

Jared Welch, President Civil Axe Throwing Memphis, TN

"I was totally new to franchising, and needing a lot of assistance in “learning the ropes”. Stanwood Group’s Robert Katz along with my franchise attorney Harold Kestenbaum of Spadea Lignana, were and still are absolutely wonderful and instrumental in helping me to successfully launch my new franchise. Their combined support is unparalleled. I highly recommend Robert and Harold to anyone looking to franchise their business!"

Lauren Jannelli, CEO Beauty Lab Franchising, LLC Whitehouse Station, NJ