Testimonials

Franchising Made Affordable

“My experience working with the Stanwood Group has been nothing short of amazing! We interviewed other providers to assist us in franchising our 104 year old famous Philadelphia hoagie brand Original Ricci’s Hoagies, but Robert Katz and his team were the clear choice. They continue to deliver 110%. If you’re looking to franchise your business, look no further. Robert Katz, Chad Bickle and the rest of the team at the Stanwood Group are truly exceptional at what they do.”

Michael Pagliarella, President
Ricci’s Hoagies Franchise Systems, LLC
Philadelphia, PA

“I’ve been working with Robert and his team at The Stanwood Group for about 6 months now and have been extremely happy with their knowledge and assistance with our franchise journey. Robert always makes himself available to talk no matter how busy he may be. Being new to franchising, I’ve had many questions and needed plenty of guidance through this process and can honestly say Robert and his team have answered every question with professionalism and patience. I’m looking forward to seeing what our franchise future holds knowing we have The Stanwood Group by our side.”

Paul Carmine, President
Batter & Crumbs Franchising, LLC
Philadelphia, PA 

“Robert has been so instrumental in helping me develop the successful franchise for Baby Otter Swim School. His dedication is so inspiring. I do believe our success has been incredible due to his mentorship and experience. I HIGHLY recommend. Others say they will help. He actually does and cares.”

Mindy York, President
Baby Otter Enterprises, LLC
Orlando, Florida

“When experience & results make all the difference, look no further than Robert Katz and The Stanwood Group to franchise your business!”

Mike Drumm, Franchise Attorney
Drumm Law, LLC
Denver, CO

“If you’re looking to franchise your business, Robert Katz and the Stanwood Group are the best in the industry. They are extremely knowledgeable and provide clients with the highest level of customer service possible. I strongly recommend!”

Antonne Jones, Owner
Groovy Smoovies, LLC
Haddonfield, NJ

“IFA is proud to have The Stanwood Group as a member of the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide.”

Paul Rocchio, Vice President
Development & Member Services
International Franchise Association (IFA)
Washington, D.C.

“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. Their relationships with experienced franchise attorneys across the country, combined with Robert Katz’s many years of franchise consulting/development experience, allows them to offer their clients an effective, affordable and collaborative approach to bringing legal and business professionals together to create a solid foundation for their franchising future. Robert himself is pleasant, professional, insightful and easy to work with. I am honored to serve alongside him as one of their valued team members.”

Dan Warshawsky, Franchise Attorney
Warshawsky Law Group, PLLC
Scottsdale, AZ

“Chad Bickle is a valued member of the Santucci’s Pizza family! He has provided us with the experience, leadership and impressive franchise sales results to continue our successful expansion as the fastest growing Philadelphia based Pizza Franchise in the Tri-State area.”

Alicia Santucci, President
Santucci’s Original Square Pizza
Philadelphia, PA

“Robert is an amazing professional who has helped Baby Otter so much. He’s so honest and cares a great deal about his clients. We have excelled so much because of his mentorship. We highly recommend.”

Marlene Bloom, Vice President
Baby Otter Enterprises, LLC
Orlando, Florida

“We met Robert from the Stanwood Group about 18 months ago. Upon interviewing a few local franchise development options we felt good about our meeting with him, and decided to partner with his group. Since then, Robert has earned our trust and really highlighted his vast knowledge of the franchising market and industry. We are very happy with the decision and would recommend them to any business owner out there that wants to learn more about franchising their brand.”

Craig Mossmen, Owner
The Couch Tomato Cafe
Conshohocken, PA

“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

“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 also proud to serve as one of their Board of Advisor Members.”

Dan Matthews, Franchise Attorney
Warshawsky Law Group, PLLC
Scottsdale, AZ

“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, Esquire
Collins & Jones, P.C.
Raymore, MO

“As an attorney for franchisors, I’ve had the opportunity to work with the Stanwood Group and appreciate their team’s expertise and forward-thinking approach to franchising. The Stanwood Group and their network of professionals are a vital resource for emerging franchisors. The Stanwood Team provides my franchisor clients with expert guidance in navigating the evolving franchise industry. Their understanding of the business side of franchising helps my clients achieve success and understand their goals and objectives as we work together to develop and launch their franchise concepts. Robert Katz is an innovator with extensive experience in franchise development who helps brands highlight their strengths and determine how best to grow and expand their franchise concepts.”

Kerrin O’Connell, Franchise Attorney
Drumm Law, LLC
Red Bank, NJ

“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

“As a funding provider that works predominantly in the franchise industry, I have been very fortunate to work with The Stanwood Group and their Franchisor clients for quite some time. The Stanwood team is an incredible resource of franchise professionals that posses the experience and skill level to successfully assist entrepreneurs looking to franchise their businesses affordably as well as assist already established Franchisors looking for continued growth through new franchise sales. Robert Katz himself is an expert in his craft helping entrepreneurs expand their businesses through franchising. The Stanwood Group has also an amazing network of resources throughout the United States to assist their clients in meeting their goals. Benetrends Financial has been fortunate to become a strategic franchise funding partner to The Stanwood Group and their clients and proud to maintain a close working relationship with them”

Michael Minitelli, Vice President
Benetrends Financial
Lansdale, PA

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“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

“Chad Bickle is an outstanding resource in franchising growth, development and consulting. I worked closely with him for over 5 years and he was instrumental in our brand scaling coast to coast”

Mike Spinka, VP of Technology
BirthdayPak
Springfield, PA

“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

“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

“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

“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, Esquire
Maenner & Associates, LLC
Downingtown, 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

“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

“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

“World Class Service without the big ticket price tag! They have been fabulous to work with, taking all the guesswork out of the process. We look forward to many years to come working with our friends at The Stanwood Group!”

Larry Rosenblum, Owner
Spread Bagelry
Philadelphia, PA

Franchising Made Affordable

“As a small business owner who was looking to franchise my business, franchising seemed quite intimidating and scary to me. Robert Katz and the team at the Stanwood Group have not only made the whole process simple and affordable, they have been right by my side through that entire process simplifying every step of the way. We are excited to begin selling franchises and can not imagine having any other partner during these exciting times for my business. Thank you Robert and the entire Stanwood Group for everything.”

Trey Scharlin, President
Deft Touch Soccer Center
Los Alamitos, California

“Chad Bickle was responsible for developing the SUPPLY POINTe the franchise training curriculum design. He was such a great asset for our build out, we decided to partner with him long term to head additional projects for our company.”​

Adam Cahill, President & COO
SUPPLY POINTe
Charlotte, North Carolina

“The Stanwood Group has been incredible to work with. Franchising is a big decision and the Stanwood Group was able to navigate me through every step of the process. Their attention to detail in the development of documents and proper preparation of the company to get ready for Franchising has been nothing short of remarkable. Literally anytime I had a question I was met with not only the answer but an explanation so I could better understand the entire process. We highly recommend the Standwood Group when making your decision to Franchise.”

Elliot Heim, President
Sterling Interstate
Phoenix, AZ

“The Stanwood Group is one of the most exciting and innovative franchise development companies disrupting the often overpriced franchise industry by assisting small businesses to grow affordably where this was simply not possible before. The team at Stanwood not only offers their cutting edge services affordably but they also hold your hand throughout the entire process, beginning to end.”

Jen Groover, Serial Entrepreneur
Author, International Speaker & Media Contributor
Philadelphia, PA

“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, Franchise Attorney
Holmes Business Law, P.C.
Ardmore, PA

“We had a 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.

“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

“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

“Stanwood has been incredible to work with. Not only delivering great outcomes, but have also kept my costs to a level I never thought possible. The team at Stanwood is deep, experienced, and highly responsive. No matter what the situation or inquiry, they have been there to weigh in as true partners would. I would highly recommend their services to anyone looking to expand their horizons to the world of franchising.”

David Levy, President
Fulcrum Fitness
Portland, OR

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

Tera Thomas, Senior Funding Consultant
FranFund
Fort Worth, TX

“We have worked with Nick Ambrogelli for several years now and also proud to call him my good friend. Nick has done a top notch job of helping us to promote and grow our brand into the premier fast casual Mediterranean Cuisine dining experience it is today!”

Taifun Abuska, Owner
Kanella Grill
Philadelphia, PA

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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

“If you're looking to franchise your business, Robert Katz and the Stanwood Group are the best in the industry. They are extremely knowledgeable and provide clients with the highest level of customer service possible. I strongly recommend!”

Antonne Jones, Owner Groovy Smoovies, LLC Haddonfield, NJ