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Michael J. Childs - Michael J. Childs ConsultingMichael J. Childs

Introducing the perfect franchise consultant to help you design and launch your new franchise concept or kick start your franchise sales. When it comes to business and franchising, been there, done that, pretty much says it all.

Say hello to Michael J. Childs.

Mike is a performance-driven franchise consultant and natural-born leader with a consistent track record of successful franchise development and franchise sales. One of his secrets is designing franchise offerings using plain language that anyone can understand, without all the buzzwords and jargon. No legalese gobbledygook here.

From railroad engineer to mechanic to running his own multi-million dollar companies to flying the corporate turboprop airplane, Childs delivers common-sense, straightforward solutions learned from over three decades of hands-on, real-world business, franchise development and franchise management experience.

He knows what to do, what not to do, what companies have done right, and exactly how to keep you from making the same, expensive, success-killing-bank-account-draining mistakes that he made when first starting out.

In addition to many successful franchise offerings he has developed for others over the years, he also created, launched, and managed two profitable franchise companies for himself under the names of AirChek® and DIGIKIDS®.

DIGIKIDS® won multiple awards for exceptional franchise sales and growth while Mike owned and managed it. DIGIKIDS® was eventually sold to Franchise Source Brands International (FSBI) to add to their impressive franchise opportunity portfolio.

Mike was born and raised in Coral Gables (Miami), Florida, and now lives in Melbourne Beach. He is happily single, a runner and cyclist with some yoga thrown in so he can keep doing those things. He doesn’t take himself too seriously, but he does the business of franchising and would love to talk to you about making your franchise opportunity the next big thing.

You can contact Mike by using the Contact Form.


DIGIKIDS® Awards

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  • 2009 - DIGIKIDS® was named one of the fastest-growing young franchises by Franchise Times Magazine and awarded #42 on Franchise Times Fast 55.
  • 2010 - Entrepreneur Magazine named DIGIKIDS® a Top 100 - Low-Cost Franchise.
  • 2011 - DIGIKIDS® was ranked #376 in the Franchise 500® Top Franchise category.

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