Linda Belford is the local associate of FranNet of Mid-Michigan and Oakland County, a Michigan based franchise. She has owned a highly successful "Top 100" retail franchise, is an independent contractor with one of the world's leading language learning franchises, and is the founder/ past Executive VP of a major franchisee organization. In this later role, she was an active member in the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA), and was instrumental in helping the CFA reach its "Universal Franchisee Bill of Rights" endorsement goal.
Linda has more than 30 years of management and business experience - including IT analyst and program director positions at Hurley Medical Center, as well as owner of an independent consulting firm. She has demonstrated long-term success in best practice strategic planning, fiscal management, brand development/marketing, accreditation, compliance, continuous quality improvement, and industry specific coaching.
Linda has held several executive leadership positions in numerous national/ statewide professional associations, and non-profit organizations. She has also received accolades and awards for her business success, as well as her volunteer work locally and internationally.
She is a native Michigander and has earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor and Michigan State University.
Linda's vast experience, her core values, and her passion for helping others achieve their goal of business ownership uniquely qualify her to help you make the most informed decisions about franchising. She will work with you step-by-step to find the franchise opportunity that is RIGHT for you.