Franchise Locators is a national franchise consultancy. We have a strong, comprehensive support structure in place for individuals and investors to make well-informed franchise investment decisions. We work with a select, pre-screened network of top franchisors representing dozens of industries. We also have a Strategic Alliance Program that provides a comprehensive network of professional coaches, outplacement firms, experienced franchise attorneys and outstanding franchise financing companies.
Founder and Managing Director
Anna Wilds lives and breathes her rewarding work as a franchise consultant. Through her expert coaching, she empowers people to be entrepreneurs and diversified investors. Whether it’s replacing one’s income, building retirement assets or making strategic investments, Anna is a highly sought resource on franchised businesses by professional advisors and individuals.
She is the Founder and Managing Director of Franchise Locators, Inc., a national franchise consultancy since 2003. Anna’s 25+ years of business experience include positions in corporate America, active duty in the United States Armed Services and entrepreneurship.
Anna launched her corporate career at Humana, Inc. during its heyday of artificial heart implants and expansion of its national brand. After obtaining her MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Anna advanced her management career in the United States Air Force. After extensive experience in resource and operations management, Anna charged into the private sector as the founder of a medical equipment company.
As an experienced investor and small business owner, Anna knows firsthand the freedom, flexibility and lifestyle one can enjoy through smart, strategic business investments.
A native of Augusta, Georgia, Anna lives there with her husband and two sons. She volunteers with the local United Way and the Kenan-Flagler Business School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She is a candidate for the Certified Franchise Executive credential and a contributing editor to Entrepreneur magazine online.
“Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson