George Knauf

George Knauf has been in the shoes you are in right now, having searched for and evaluated more than a few businesses, and understands the anxiety that can be part of a career stabilizing move into owning your own business. He has also been in the shoes you will be in if you decide the next step for you is to own a business, and can guide you to the best possible opportunities based on your specific criteria, strengths and goals. He uses a time tested and proven process to make sure that you are making the right business choice for you and your family.

Mr. Knauf is a highly sought after trusted advisor to many companies; Public, Independent and Franchised of all sizes and in many markets. His 20+ years of experience in both start-up and mature business operations makes him uniquely qualified to advise individuals that have dreamed of going into business for themselves in order to gain more control, independence, time flexibility and to be able to earn in proportion to their real contribution.

Mr. Knauf has worked in operations for many well known companies including: McDonalds, Comfort Inn, Capitol Color Mail, Fantastic Sam’s, 4 Your Health, Uniglobe Travel, and Netspace. He has also started three very successful independent businesses and has been featured online, on radio, television and in the printed media on a number of topics relating to franchising and business. Recently he was even quoted as an expert in the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 edition, has had ongoing newspaper columns on business start-ups published in business journals across the country and has been called upon as an expert on franchising by the International Franchise Association for public events.

Mr. Knauf will use his extensive business and franchise experience to advise and guide you to your perfect business opportunity. He, his wife Rachel and their three dogs reside in the Virginia Countryside outside of Washington, D.C. surrounded by horses after giving up the big city life (for the moment), and can be reached at or by calling (540) 351-6185.