Preferred Industry Professionals

Franchising a business requires a skilled team of franchise consultants and vendors. This list provides information about Upside Group’s preferred industry professionals.

International Franchise Consultants


González Lazarini, S.A. de C.V. is a firm formed by Lawyers, Business and Franchise Consultants, Certified Public Accountants and Auditors, which has an excellent operations department responsible for adapting business concepts in order to succeed in Mexico. With expertise in Mexican legal requirements, Gonzalez Lazarini, S.A. de C.V. can help protect your brand and succeed in the Mexican market. In addition, Mr. Lazarini has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Mexican Franchise Association.


Search Engine Specialization


BirdEye is a category-leading suite of sophisticated software that has, as one of its chief benefits, a balancing of the universe.  Three years ago, a group of Senior Engineers who spent careers in companies like Google, Amazon, Cisco and Yahoo formed “BirdEye” (as in ‘view’) and since its inception has helped over 500,000 customers, an over 10 million reviews later, use the positive impressions of their current customers to attract new ones to drive conversions – ultimately increasing ROI by 15-20%

Real Estate/Site Selection


F.C. Dadson specializes in turnkey retail build out, display, and kiosk programs.



VIDP: Our mission is to provide owners, architects and designers with all of their purchasing needs for the materials to complete the Project. Our turnkey philosophy becomes one of the most valuable assets to our clients, allowing each of them to focus on the operations of their business.


Franchise Lead Generation


BizBuySell is the Internet’s most active marketplace for businesses and franchises for sale. Each month more than 785,000 visitors–5x more than the leading competing site–come looking to turn their entrepreneurial dreams into reality by opening a new or existing franchise. We help current franchisees and small business owners sell the business they’ve built and franchisors grow their networks and efficiently resell existing locations. Visit BizBuySell to see how we can maximize your results.



Franchise Clique connects entrepreneurs with their perfect franchise fit. Our easy to use comprehensive directory lists hundreds of the best franchise and business opportunities for sale. We’ve got all the information you need to identify which business is right for you.


 franchisecom-logo-185x35 is often the first place prospective business buyers look to find available opportunities and franchise information. An intuitive domain name, top search engine placements and savvy
search engine marketing techniques, bring thousands of genuine prospects to our site daily. Once visitors reach the site it is through education, success stories and push communications that we keep prospects in front of your opportunity and actively seeking out information to explore the next step in business ownership. When you partner with you will experience an unwavering focus on customer service and
high end lead quality, driven by consultative representatives that are backed
by a team of experienced professionals.



Career Builder gives your brand exposure to over 23 Million business professionals a month. We target new franchisees based on geography,
background, income, and interest level. If you are tired of fishing in the same pond, try the ocean.



Franchise Gator: Business and Franchise Opportunities for Entrepreneurs. Franchise Gator prides itself on linking real people with real
franchise opportunities.



Franchise Opportunities Network identifies, creates and distributes valuable information
regarding franchising and small business opportunities. The Franchise Opportunities Network lead generation network was created in order to offer high-quality franchising and business resources in a secure, collegial,
professional and ethical business environment. As the web’s largest directory of franchise opportunities, they aspire to continue giving potential franchisees simple and easy search practices, as well as thorough franchise and business resources.



Franchise Solutions: Find hundreds of franchises for sale and small business opportunities for sale.



Franchise Direct offers a comprehensive list of franchises for sale and business opportunities for


Executive Services


Great Biz Plans uses a simple, 5-point process to create strategic growth business plans. Plans can be as detailed or as high level as you need.



Warfield & Company, CPA’s is located in
the North Scottsdale (Arizona) Airpark and has been in business since 1985. They are a full-service accounting firm providing a wide-range of accounting/tax services for both individuals and corporate clients. Warfield & Company believes in the value of relationships and views every client relationship like a partnership.

At Warfield, they are committed to providing close, personal attention to each and every one of their clients. Warfield & Company take pride in giving clients the assurance that the personal assistance comes from years of advanced training, technical experience and financial acumen. Their continual
investment of time and resources in professional continuing education, state-of-the-art computer technology and extensive business relationships is indicative of their commitment to excellence.

Warfield & Company are members of the America Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants, Maryland Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and are licensed in Arizona, Alaska, Maryland, Texas, California, Georgia and New Mexico.


Public Relations/Marketing


Team MHC Franchise Services is an integrated marketing resource provider that streamlines and manages your on-line company store of digital and traditional marketing materials
through web-based technology while maintaining your critical corporate brand

We provide digital asset management, customized marketing collateral and direct mail, branded promotional products and apparel, email marketing and SMS/mobile campaign management. We support our marketing resource solution
with dedicated account management teams and fulfillment services that automate the procurement, production, management, storage, kitting and distribution of your marketing materials.

For more information, contact us at and click on Franchise Services.



No Limit Media Consulting is a progressive franchise communications firm. By using a fine-tuned blend of Social Media + PR, No Limit manages franchise and consumer lead
generation/retention campaigns for over 30 franchise brands. Throughout 2010, No Limit has produced giant feature stories in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Fortune, New York Times, LA Times, CNBC, etc. as well as on Fox & Friends, Early Show, CNBC, Fox Business, etc.


Fish Consulting: Fish is a full-service communications consulting firm focused on
creating public relations and marketing strategies that deliver measurable
business results for our clients. Whether building relationships with consumers, shareholders or employees, Fish can help you create and deliver
the right message to educate your audiences and motivate them to act.


Web Marketing


eSparkMarketingWSI is the world leader in Search Engine Marketing, Social Media and Web Design. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona– eSpark Marketing WSI is a digital agency that provides businesses with effective online marketing solutions and training that deliver measurable results in terms of creating lead
generation, building brand reputation and buzz.
With a deep understanding of the needs of business owners and a commitment to their success, eSpark Marketing WSI establishes SEO and Pay-Per-Click campaigns; designs and redesigns web sites to increase conversions; and helps their clients succeed in new world of social media through blogs, tweets and article content – while at the same time, making outstanding customer service and communication a priority!


Other Franchising Services



B R Signs: B R Signs is a design and manufacturing team that has over 50 years experience in the national sign business. We are committed to providing our customers with consistent quality sign solutions where they control the brand and the importance of their image. We work directly with individual locations and landlord specifications to insure the integrity of the brand is maintained no matter where the location.



XCharge, a payment processing software application from Accelerated Payment Technologies™, securely processes credit and debit card transactions. It requires no unique hardware, eliminating the need for dedicated credit card processing terminals and phone lines. Delivered through an easy-to-use and intuitive Windows interface, XCharge offers many time-saving features and benefits to your business. With XCharge, any computer in your business becomes a credit card processing station. Without free-standing credit card processing equipment, your desk and workplace.



InTouchPOS®, Advanced Restaurant Point of
Sale Systems come complete with hardware and software already installed and ready to use. InTouchPOS® features a simple touch screen, easy to use ordering, product scanning, gift cards, client/vendor management,
comprehensive reporting, superior inventory tracking and receiving, labor management with time & attendance and scheduling with barcode labeling technology all built in. It also handles, advanced marketing via texts, email, promos, and much more — all with A-rated 24/7/365 customer support.


IntraMedia Solutions offers their
clients a vast array of customizable print and workflow solutions. IntraMedia’s online ordering and fulfillment system allows any authorized user to order from pre-designed, ready-to-ship, corporate approved inventory managed by a professional service representative- a real live person.



The International Franchise Association,
founded in 1960, is a membership organization of franchisors, franchisees, and suppliers. IFA represents all aspects of the franchise community and works to protect, enhance and promote franchising.


International Institute for Franchise Education (IIFE): A demonstrated leader in domestic and international education programs and research, IIFE provides high-quality programs for prospective and existing
franchisors, franchisees, and franchise service providers as well as academic researchers and teachers.


Sign-A-Rama: Through the Chandler, Arizona franchise,
Upside partners with Sign-A-Rama to develop quality, large format printing jobs, ranging from ad specialty items and banners to any type of sign.


The 4th Estate Productions is a company
that provides DJ/emcee entertainment, video production and photography services for weddings, corporate videos, television programming, radio/TV advertising, nightlife, concerts and event/red-carpet coverage.





IQ Testimonials

"After meeting with franchise consultant and Upside Group founder, Mario Altiery, I appreciated and valued USG’s emphasis on executing and delivering a high-quality plan in an appealing time frame. Furthermore, USG had a clear understanding of my vision for the future of the company, and will be able to assist us in bringing the AmenZone vision to the world.
Amen Iseghohi, Founder/Owner
Amenzone Fitness
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