Franchise Professionals, Inc. today officially launched, the first social media network focused solely on the franchise industry. is a membership-based community that provides access to a variety of networking, educational, financial and industry resources needed to help entrepreneurs, current franchisors, franchisees and prospective franchisors, be successful. was started by Chris Nolan, a 25-year veteran of the franchising industry.

“We started because we felt that the franchise industry needed an unbiased, objective online resource where current and prospective franchisees and franchisors can connect, share information and learn from each other,” stated Nolan. “With so much noise and misrepresented information in the marketplace, there is not a better time than now and not a better medium than the Internet to finally create a place for timely, unbiased knowledge and insights about franchising. Combine this knowledge and expertise with the tools and benefits of social media, and you have the go-to resource for everything franchising.”