E-2 Visa

I highly recommend Jerry Rieder to any foreign investor seeking franchise investment opportunities in the U.S. I am an immigration attorney specializing in helping foreign entrepreneurs obtain the E-2 investor visa. I have worked with Jerry on a number of E-2 visa cases, and have received high praises about Jerry from my clients. Jerry is a rare franchise consultant who truly understands the needs of foreign investors in identifying the best franchise opportunities for E-2 visa qualification. He brings enormous value to the foreign investor, because of his ability to find E-2 friendly franchisors willing to support and facilitate a smooth visa investment process. Jerry is a consummate professional and an absolute pleasure to work with.

– Bobby C. Chung, Esq., E-2 Visa Attorney and Previous Attorney Advisor for the United States Department of Justice



Thanks to Rieder Franchise Consulting (RFC) I have acquired a franchise in the services field of in Florida. This is my story; for over a year I was trying to find a solution for my objective – to buy a business in the US I could identify with and that would lead to an E-2 investment visa. During one of my countless searches on the Internet, I had the good luck to come across Rieder Franchise Consulting RFC. From the moment they began consulting with me, everything ran smoothly and efficiently. I’d even call the help they gave me “personal support”. I can see now how extremely important it was to have the support of an experienced and honest franchising professional such as Jerry Rieder. He was able to clarify my doubts regarding E-2 visa businesses and advised in difficult decisions such as emails and Skype calls with lawyers and the franchisor. His technical and psychological support was crucial. And even today, after I already closed the deal, Jerry continues to follow up to make sure everything progresses as planned with my business. RFC also recommended a very competent specialist, Immigration Attorney who supported me through the franchise purchase and gave me a secure feeling. If you have any doubt about the quality of work done by RFC, my advice to you is; work with them, and soon you’ll be writing a testimonial similar to mine!

– Gilberto Colorni: Creative Agency Owner – Sao Paulo, Spain. E-2 Visa Candidate – Purchased a Sign/Advertising Franchise in Lakeland, FL.



Jerry Rieder is the man in franchising. Rieder Franchise Consulting was highly recommended to my wife and I. Jerry helped us identify the franchise business that was suitable for us after finding out what our strengths and areas of expertise are. We spent a lot of time looking for a conventional business for our E2 visa and found that most of those businesses do not meet the strict E2 requirements. Jerry was fast to come up with some franchises that were optimum for E2 visa. Jerry understands the E2 requirements. He went out of his way to negotiate with franchisors for programs specifically tailored for our situation. He also got involved in discussions with the Immigration Attorney to ensure the franchise business is good for E2 submission. We will not hesitate to get another franchise business from Rieder Franchise Consulting in the future. Give Jerry a chance and he will be the architect of your American dream!!

– Y.L. Chow: CPA – Perth, Australia. E-2 Visa Candidate – Purchased a Medical Billing Franchise in Boston, MA.



Jerry is extremely knowledgeable in his profession and in case steered us in the right direction eventually leading to a perfect fit for our franchise strategy.  He is extremely responsive, helpful and has excellent industry knowledge. Unlike others, he genuinely has concern for the success of his clients and is not just out to make a profit, which has been a pleasure to see.  I highly recommend Rieder Franchise Consulting for not only others, but will continue to utilize Jerry for the future endeavors of our Group.

– Asif Kamdar, Fund Manager – Dubai based International Investment Group Domestic


Domestic Clients

I have worked with many consultants and consulting firms over the years and would rank Rieder Franchise Consulting as one of the most insightful and strategic with whom I’ve partnered. Jerry Rieder; with his extensive business franchise consulting background, was absolutely critical in guiding me through the selection process.”

– D. Johnson, former CFO of a Fortune 500 Healthcare Co.



Jerry Rieder was the first and only franchise consultant we worked with, there was no need to go anywhere else.  He was very analytical, helpful and attentive during our quest and made us feel very confident in our decision.  By guiding us and putting us on the right track, this business seeking venture allowed us to turn our dream into a reality thanks to Rieder Franchise Consulting.

– P. Ordonez & B. Pichardo, Co-Owners – Medical Billing Consultants, LLC



Jerry helped me every step of the way and was able to provide valuable insight about the franchising industry, that I as a beginner could not possibly have had on my own.

– L. Balaklaw, MD, MBA



I recently began my franchise experience. Jerry was there with me the whole way. From the start, Rieder Franchise Consulting did a great job of narrowing down my interests and suggesting franchises that aligned with my goals, objectives, and needs. He provided excellent franchise options and a smaller scope of work that I could actually go out and tackle without feeling overwhelmed. He also gave me some good insight into some of the key aspects of franchises to analyze and be aware of, and had the valuable familiarity with specific franchises to save me countless hours of time and effort that would have been required to research and acquire the same information myself. As I narrowed down my search and got more detailed into the setting up of my own franchise, Jerry provided me with many contacts and resources that either directly helped me with my decision making or provided an outlet to information for me to make decisions and find my desired path. In the end, I’ve found Jerry to be great support with valuable insight, perspective, and franchise familiarity on a global level. He’s also just a great guy that cares about not just me but the well-being of people in general. I recommend Jerry to any prospective franchise owners.

– S. Schoenmakers, former U.S. Patriot Missile Project Engineer, MIT Graduate