Our Clients Have Included

Over 300 Clients and Counting…

We’ve worked with over 300 different companies and concepts in 35 years—consulting, packaging and marketing franchises. Some are local, some regional, some national, some international. The reality is that there is no “one size fits all” franchise program. Yes, the basic building blocks are the same, but the contents and results differ based on the concept, company and management.

Building Value. We can’t take all the credit, but we’ve helped some of our clients generate hundreds of Millions in revenues in just the past dozen years or so. Perhaps we can help you, too.

Give us a call, or send an email. Let’s start a dialogue, build a relationship, and help you achieve your business goals. And thanks for your interest & time.

“ Paul Stewart and his team created our franchise program in 1995. Since then we’ve grown to over 500 franchised restaurants, and more coming online. Without his help, we wouldn’t be as successful as a franchisor.”  —Roland Dickey Jr., President • Dickey’s Barbeque Restaurants

“Paul Stewart and fa’s staff have been consulting with us for over 15 years. We rely on their advice and counsel to help us achieve our own best practices, and we depend on their experience and insights to continually improve our franchise.”         —Chuck Thorp, CEO • DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks

“Paul Stewart has counseled many of our clients over the past 25 years. He continues to be a great resource as an expert in franchising and business development.”      —Diane Cheshire, BDO (retired) • US Small Business Administration

fa was our first choice. It wasn’t by chance, it was a great choice. In fact, Paul Stewart had assisted me in a prior franchise venture. His experience and business acumen in franchising helped us start a strong franchise program.”   —Jack Grumet, Former Chairman • Manhattan Bagel Company



About FA

Paul Stewart is President of fa, franchise associates, the franchise development company he founded in 1978, and filmart associates, a full service advertising and production company he began in 1968. Both companies are divisions of Paul Stewart Associates, Inc. (PSA). Mr. Stewart’s primary professional concentrations have been in the areas of advertising, marketing psychology, entrepreneurship and franchising. He advocates the growth of small businesses based on the principles of preparation, education and motivation.

Mr. Stewart has been a consultant for almost thirty years to the US Small Business Administration (SBA), as an A.C.E. (Active Corps of Executives) Counselor, under the S.C.O.R.E. (Service Corps of Retired Executives) program, specializing in franchising, entrepreneurship and marketing. During that time Mr. Stewart conducted hundreds of seminars and workshops for prospective business and franchise owners and entrepreneurs. In addition, Mr. Stewart specializes in promoting women’s and minority business ownership. He has been a featured lecturer for the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE), and has been a principal seminar leader for two Women’s Business Ownership Conferences sponsored by the White House. Mr. Stewart has conducted and participated in seminars and workshops attended by more than 30,000 women in business.

Mr. Stewart is also involved in international franchising. He attended the International Salon of Franchising in Paris, France, as a consultant to European franchisors desiring to franchise in the United States and Canada. Mr. Stewart has also been an instructor and guest lecturer on advertising, marketing and franchising at several colleges and universities in the Southwest US and in Mexico.

Trade/Educational activities have included: Consultant to Home-Based Businesses (HBB); Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Dallas (AWED); Mexican American Professional Women’s Organization (MAPWO); Young Entrepreneurs Seminars (YES), co-sponsored by the SBA and the A.L. Williams Company; the US Small Business Administration District and Regional Training Seminars; and a principal organizer and seminar leader for the Veterans Business Opportunity Shows co-sponsored by the SBA. Additionally, Mr. Stewart has served as a consultant and expert witness on franchising, distributorships and business opportunities for several law firms around the country, and has served as Chairman of the Advisory Board of Directors for the North Texas Small Business Development Council (NTSBDC).

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