About Us

Who I am?

Hi, my name is Frank Caperino and it is a pleasure to meet you. I was born and raised in Hoboken, NJ and have lived in many places during my professional working career. I have lived in New Hampshire, Washington, D.C., Virginia Beach, VA, Naples, Italy (3 years), and Yokosuka, Japan (4 years). I have traveled to 28 countries in my working career. I now live with my wife in San Diego, CA. I have lived in San Diego since 1986. I have two married daughters and three grandchildren. I received a BSEE degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ and an MBA with Financial Emphasis from National University in San Diego.

What I do ?

My electrical engineering degree is what provided for all the extensive travel during my life. I worked for Sperry Univac for fourteen (14) years; during this period, I repaired, installed and instructed U.S. Naval personnel on computer systems aboard ships and at U.S. Naval bases. I have also started several companies over a twenty-six year period, these include: a company for data entry in Mexico under the Maquiladora Program, and a Defense Contractor in San Diego. Most importantly, I was a Multi-Unit Franchisee with 8 Cold Stone Creameries for 15 years. I am ready to share my years of experience with you!!  During my time with Cold Stone Creamery, I was very active in building an Association of Cold Stone Creamery Franchisees, NIACCF, Inc. For a two year period, I was also a Financial Planner for Cigna Associates and earned my Certified Financial Planner certification (CFP) during this period. I currently teach two financial courses on-line as an adjunct professor with the University of Phoenix and Colorado Technical University.

Why work with me?

I started Franchise Frank to help individuals make an informed and educated decision on what business to start. Services include the following:

  • Business consulting to determine if being in your own business makes sense.
  • Understanding your needs, financial and business goals
  • Reviewing the FDD before you sign on to the franchise.
  • Helping you prepare for a possible SBA loan
  • Answering your questions to help you select the best franchise for you
  • Developing your own franchise concept
  • Speaking on the pros and cons of Franchising