What we do

Stage Six helps commercially viable social enterprises use the franchise model to scale rapidly, vastly, and sustainably.  Our wide-ranging and geographically diverse client portfolio tackles essential needs, including health, nutrition, education, water, sanitation, housing, and clean energy.  Because they are using the franchise model to expand, they all create local business ownership opportunities and jobs.

How we do it

We find proven social enterprises with the desire to expand and help them evaluate whether franchising might be an appropriate model for them.  If it is, we provide them with best in class technical assistance needed to build a successful franchise business. We try to remove financial barriers to franchise development by offering our services at below market rates in exchange for a share of the client’s future success (e.g. royalty share or equity). We also help our clients find financing for this critical stage of their business development.  Stage Six clients receive ongoing customized technical assistance to help them advance through the six stages of growth outlined in the diagram below.

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Why we do it

We believe in the unique power of the franchise model to scale successful social enterprises globally and unleash the massive potential of local entrepreneurs to build vibrant economies and improve the standard of living for people in their communities.

Who we are

Our team has more than 75 years of combined experience in international franchising. Our experience designing, building, operating, and expanding franchises in multiple industries, sectors, and countries uniquely positions us to help enterprises in emerging markets use franchising to achieve their growth objectives.

Julie McBride, Founder & CEO
Kelli Schroeder, International Franchise Development Advisor
Adam Boxer, Franchise Advisor
Bradley Heslop, Franchise Advisor

Our Clients

Our Funders

Strategic Alliances

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  • Become a Stage Six client
  • Invest in Stage Six and its clients
  • Collaborate with Stage Six
  • Volunteer


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