Dan Murphy

Dan is Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President at Strategic Franchising, LLC, which currently provides strategic management consulting to five national franchise systems. Dan is also President and Co-Founder of Franchise Funding Group, LLC, the retired CEO/Co-Founder of The Growth Coach franchise system, and Co-Founder of Caring Transitions, TruBlue Total House Care, and Pet Wants Franchise System. Dan is an original investor in all 5 franchise brands, which includes Fresh Coat, and is a Board Member for them all.

Dan has no operational involvement with any of the individual franchise systems but actively runs Franchise Funding Group (FFG), which helps entrepreneurs to scale their existing and successful businesses nationally through a franchise model. FFG is like Shark Tank for Franchising…they function as investors and strategic partners in the franchising sector.

Prior to getting into franchising in 2002 with Gary Green, Dan owned his own business coaching company for over a decade and helped hundreds of small business owners and entrepreneurs achieve greater success, fulfillment, and personal balance. Before that, he was a CPA, Audit Manager, and Director of Business Development with the international accounting/consulting firm of Deloitte for seven years in Cincinnati.

Dan is also a frequent public speaker on franchising and business success, enjoys mentoring the next generation of entrepreneurs and executives, and is the author of the book, “Becoming a Strategic Business Owner”. He loves helping others and himself live a more fulfilling and exciting life by following his personal motto, Feed Your Dreams, Starve Your Fears®.

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