Don Daszkowski Education: Saint John's University Location: Greater New York City Area Expertise: Small Business Franchising Entrepreneur who has founded, operated, and sold multiple businessesFounder of IFPG DigitalFounder of Franchise Sales CRMCo-founder of Career Transitions Specialist Experience Don Daszkowski contributed 58 articles to The Balance over the course of more than four years. He has owned, operated and sold five of his own businesses related to franchising and small business.Daszkowski is the Founder of International Franchise Professionals Group (IFPG), an organization with over 800 members that trains individuals to become Certified Franchise Consultants, and helps them earn money selling franchises. Daszkowski is also co-founder of Career Transition Specialists, and former founder of BusinessMart.com. Education Daszkowski received a B.S. in computer science and business from Saint John's University in 1998. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.