Eric has been in franchising for well over a decade, wearing many hats along the way. His original stint was as a franchisee, where his most valuable experience was not as a business owner but rather helping others to buy a franchise of their own. Its that experience that has served him well at Franchise Gator, where he started in 2005.
Eric was appointed as General Manager of Franchise Gator in December 2013. Prior to that, Eric's chief role was as Director of Sales and Service, consulting with franchisors in an effort to help them connect better with those using Franchise Gator to find the perfect opportunity. Eric's expertise in this area was a driving force behind the Gator Dashboard, a platform that assists prospective franchisees during the exploration phase.
When not in the office, tends to his home based franchise, which consists of his wife Stacey and 2 kids, Presley and Spencer. Eric is currently working towards his Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) certification through the International Franchise Association (IFA).
Most Recent Franchise Articles by Eric Bell
UPDATED 8-4-22: Many people dream of owning a business at one time or another but determining what products or services to offer can be difficult. Franchise businesses are an excellent option as these business ventures are already branded so that most customers are already familiar with the franchise and the product or service has been … Top 10 Funding Sources For Your Franchise Venture
By admin | Posted August 12, 2022
Some Businesses Are Thriving In Spite Of The Economic Downturn At Franchise Gator, we have heard from many of our customers regarding how their business was impacted due to the coronavirus pandemic. The struggles many franchise businesses faced has forced them to shift their focus from finding new franchisees to doing everything they could to … Covid-Proof Franchise Companies You May Want to Consider
By Eric Bell | Posted June 25, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has created a level of uncertainty, stress, and confusion unlike anything we have seen in our lifetime. In large portions of the U.S., schools are shut down indefinitely, businesses are asking employees to work from home, and retail outlets are bracing for what could be a rough couple of weeks – if … How Will Coronavirus Affect Your Franchise Search?
By Eric Bell | Posted March 16, 2020
Franchise Gator has long helped budding entrepreneurs become a part of a larger name brand operation by way of buying a franchise or business opportunity. And now Amazon, one of the largest global companies, is offering the opportunity to lead a fleet of their delivery vehicles. Why would Amazon create such an opportunity? It’s an … Amazon Business Opportunity
By Eric Bell | Posted November 20, 2018