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The Disenfranchised

The Disenfranchised

By Ed Purnell
Hear from entrepreneurs, experts and leaders from across the franchised community discovering their life stories and their tips for success away from the typical 9-to-5 grind.

The #Disenfranchised was created to showcase a community that offers a different career path and lifestyle for people who have become disenfranchised with the world of employment, inspiring them to take control of their lives and start earning more for themselves.
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It's all about the people - Henry Ejdelbaum & Jessica Rajwan - AIMS Accountants for Business
When thinking about investing make sure the numbers are inline, but... ...don't forget to learn about the people you will be working with. It's a point of view that is weaved throughout the AIMS Accountants for Business brand, as we learn from this interview with Jessica Rajwan & Founder Henry Ejdelbaum. We also discuss: - Innovation in business - Focusing on what the client wants - Managing change within a network - What actually is an SME? - Keeping motivated in business - Exit strategies and much, much more! You can find Jessica on LinkedIn here and Henry here. You can find AIMS Accountants for Business here.  Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode was powered by Cymphony. Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart. Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
57:15
June 30, 2022
Being a business pioneer - Karen Gibb - Mind Marvels
Would you climb a mountain without a path or trail to follow? Some people do and they find ways to overcome those challenges and lay a path for others to follow. The same happens in business and those who lay the path can be seen as franchisors like Karen Gibb the Founder of Mind Marvels, a business created to help young children to cope with the mental and emotional challenges they face on a daily basis. Karen is a pioneer in this sector and in this episode she shares with us the challenges she has faced creating her business as well as: - The challenges faced in teaching - Signs of anxiety in children - The importance of mental health - The animal mind - How and why Mind Marvels was created - What it's like being a pioneer in a new market You can find Karen on LinkedIn here and her business Mind Marvels here. Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode was powered by Cymphony. Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart. Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
50:43
June 23, 2022
The blueprint to success - Andy Hulbert - Harry Ramsden's
If someone offered you the blueprints to build a successful business, what would you do? How much would you pay for it? It's ultimately what investing in a franchise is all about, but in today's world investors aren't content with just one franchise. They are now maximising their opportunity by taking on a second and a third franchise. We talk about this is more detail with Food & Beverage and franchising expert Andy Hulbert, who is also representing the World Famous Fish & Chip franchise brand Harry Ramsden's. We also chat about: - The surprising amount of businesses that are franchised - The lack of knowledge around self employment - Food & Beverage trends - Supply chain challenges - Plans for the Harry Ramsden's brand - The story behind Harry Ramsden's - The draw of British traditions - Multi-unit franchising You can find Andy on LinkedIn here and the Harry Ramsden's here. Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode was powered by Cymphony. Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart. Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
56:15
May 26, 2022
Born an entrepreneur? - Theo Millward - Swimtime & Francscape
Are you born an entrepreneur or can you learn the skills required to run your own business? Our guest for this episode Theo Millward didn't realise that's what he was until someone clearly pointed it out to him. Maybe we all just need a nudge in the right direction sometimes? Anyway we discuss this along with Theo's career journey that eventually saw him build a hugely successful tech company out of a business focused on providing swimming lessons.  It's a fascinating story and we also talked about: - The birth of a tech business - Businesses driven by data - Weathering storm created by the pandemic  - Using technology to save time for franchisors, franchisees and their customers - The importance of developing a brand You can find Theo on LinkedIn here, Swimtime here and Franscape here. Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode was powered by Cymphony. Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart. Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
59:23
May 19, 2022
Know and align your values - Christina Taylor-Chisholm - Popolo Ceramico
Business partnerships can break apart just like a dropped ceramic pot if you choose the wrong partner. It's why it's so important to know your values and goals and make sure that these line up with your future partner. It's the same if you're considering buying a franchise license. We talk about this with Christina Taylor-Chisholm the Founder of Popolo Ceramico as we discover how she started and grew her business, following a passion she developed during education. We also talk about: - How she grew her business into a nationwide brand - Was she decided to franchise her business - How she came up with the name Popolo Ceramico - Her ideal franchisee - Opportunities for working mums - Creating a work/life balance - A smashing deal with KFC - And much, much more! You can find Christina on LinkedIn here and her business Popolo Ceramico - https://www.popoloceramico.co.uk/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode was powered by Cymphony. Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart. Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
52:34
May 13, 2022
Does it feel right? - Sam Acton - Domestic Angels
Making a decision about your life and your career is not easy.  If it doesn't feel right, don't do it. This is really important when investing in a franchise or a new business. It will always be a risk and at some point you will have to take a leap, but still you need to feel like you will be happy and willing to put in the hard work to achieve your goals. In this episode we discuss this in detail with Sam Acton, the Founder of Domestic Angels a business providing domestic services across Dorset with franchisees managing teams of cleaners. We also talk about: - The benefit of having multiple jobs - How Sam started Domestic Angels (wine is included!) - Unexpected tasks for a business owner - What franchisees expect after paying the fee - The benefits of having the right people around you - Identifying your why - 1 piece of advice if you're thinking of buying a franchise you should follow You can find Sam on LinkedIn here and her business Domestic Angels here - https://domestic-angels.com/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode was powered by Cymphony. Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart. Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
01:00:50
April 29, 2022
Make sure you budget for marketing - Dani Peleva - Franchise Fame
When you start any business you need to think about how you can get it off the ground.  Ultimately, that starts with "how can you generate customers or clients" and of course marketing plays a big part in doing this. That's why this weeks podcast is with a marketing expert in the shape of Dani Peleva the Founder & CEO of Franchise Fame. In this week's episode we go through the various aspects of marketing that franchisees and franchisors need to consider and budget for. We also chat about: - Ensuring you have a local marketing plan - How franchisors support franchisees with marketing - The difference between starting a business on your own and buying a franchise license - The biggest challenge a franchisee will face - Dani's book "Franchise Fame" and the 5 F's of franchise marketing. Here's a preview - https://getthebook.franchisefame.com/#preorder - Successful marketing avenues for franchisees You can find Dani on LinkedIn here - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dani-peleva/ and his business Franchise Fame here - https://franchisefame.com/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode was powered by Cymphony. Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart. Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
52:28
April 21, 2022
Create an exit strategy - Michael Bohan - Franchise Resales UK
It's not likely that you will be able to create a million pounds or dollars before lunch, but it is important to plan ahead.  One of the most important things to consider is getting out of your business. It might seem strange, but it will definitely help you set up right from the start!  It's something that we discuss with our latest guest, Michael Bohan Managing Director of Franchise Resales UK, who has helped many franchisees plan their exit strategies. We also chat about: - Not knowing what to do in your career - Valuating a business - Selling a franchise - Reasons why a franchisee sells their business - The benefit of exit plans to franchisors - Planning an exit strategy - What type of business to buy to gets the returns you want - Spotting a good business to buy - The type of buyer franchisors are looking for You can find Michael on LinkedIn here - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelbohan/ and his business Franchise Resales UK here - https://www.franchiseresales.co.uk/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode was powered by Cymphony. Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart. Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
56:47
April 14, 2022
Mark Harman - Red Book Productions - Speak to the franchisees
We all look for online reviews when buying a product or a service. If you're about to invest in a franchise license, you can't really find anything like this online about a brand and how they support their franchisees.  The solution?  Speak to the franchisees, speak to the support staff and get to know the people who will become an important part of your business.  Someone who has interviewed a lot of franchisees is Mark Harman, Founder of Red Book Productions, who has filmed and produced work for a wide variety of businesses including those that are part of the franchised community. In this episode we talk about this in more detail as well as: - What work is like at the beginning of your career - Creating content for franchisors - Interviewing franchisees - What are the common personality traits of franchisees - Discovery Days - The power of giving advice - How to use long form content - Content strategies for franchisees You can find Mark on LinkedIn here - https://www.linkedin.com/in/markredbook/ and his business website here - https://www.redbookproductions.co.uk/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode was powered by Cymphony. Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart. Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
54:23
March 31, 2022
Ed Purnell - The Franchised - Surround yourself with the right people
Regular host of The Disenfranchised, Ed Purnell gets interviewed by Ryan Armitage from Tezlom in this episode, as we learn the story behind how and why this podcast was created. Ed has learnt a lot from interviewing entrepreneurs and experts from around the franchising world and he shares his thoughts around this as well as talking about: - A nightclub epiphany - The impact of the 2008/9 recession - How to work out what you want in your career - Why banks are willing to provide unsecured loans to individuals looking to invest in franchises - Franchise misconceptions - The franchise recruitment process - Getting a degree vs buying into a franchise - The challenge of just going for it You can find Ed on LinkedIn here - https://www.linkedin.com/in/edpurnell/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode was powered by Cymphony. Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart. Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
01:06:52
March 24, 2022
Jack Parkhouse - Aspray - You've got to back yourself
From University drop-out, to winner of the British Franchise Associations "Next Generation Franchisee" award in 2021 - Jack Parkhouse, with the support of his family, has backed himself and is building a successful business with the franchised Aspray brand. He started his business just before the pandemic broke and during this episode we explore what it was like for him, what drives him and how he managed to get the recognition that he did. We also speak about: - Being realistic and prepared to walk away - Corporate life vs SME life - Discovering the franchise world - The selection process for franchisees - Willingness to make sacrifices - Family involvement in the decision making process - Support provided by franchisors - Changing business targets - What to learn about franchisors before committing an investment. You can find Jack on LinkedIn here - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack-parkhouse-35376432/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode was powered by Cymphony. Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart. Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
01:16:03
March 17, 2022
Jo Middleton - WizziWoos Kids Money Club & Franchise Business School
How can we give children the best chance in life to succeed? There's so many topics you could talk about, but financial education is one that is sorely missed by many. In this episode of The Disenfranchised we speak with Jo Middleton, who is now making it her mission to help young people get to grips with finances from an early age. She well positioned to do this, as she is a serial entrepreneur who has started 7 businesses an built a life for herself that she always wanted using franchising as part of her solution. It's a very interesting episode where we also discuss: - How to change your life in 7 days - Using franchising as a model to grow a business - The impact on kids with entrepreneurial parents - Helping children to understand finances through fun - Finances vs Mental Health - The business plans of under 11s - Challenges for a franchisor - Management business franchise model - Working with children and animals - And much, much more! You can find Jo on LinkedIn here - https://www.linkedin.com/in/businessgrowthnerd/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode was powered by Cymphony. Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart. Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
01:04:51
March 10, 2022
Fiona Boswell - Balance risk vs reward
There is always risk in business. However, where there is risk you normally find reward. When considering a franchise brand to invest in there are still ways to minimise your risk and we discuss this with Legal Partner Fiona Boswell in this episode. We also talk about many other topics including: - Retails relationship with franchising - Growth options for Business Owners - The reduced risk of investing in a franchise - The variety of business sectors in franchising - How to identify a good franchise brand - Researching America to search latest business trends - Encouraging Women In Franchising (EWIF) - Franchise Awards - Diversity - Pole dancing - And much, much more! You can find Fiona on LinkedIn here - https://www.linkedin.com/in/fionaboswell/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes!  For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  This episode was powered by Cymphony.  Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart.  Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
54:26
March 03, 2022
Richard Chambers - Get A Drip
Have you ever heard of taking vitamins through a drip?? Every now and then a new trend hits the market and it helps you to see what the future looks like. A tailored vitamin drip that is designed to give your body the boost that it needs is the next step forward in the healthcare industry. Speaking with Richard Chambers, Founder of Get A Drip, we discover that the future is here already as people are already taking steps to improve their health in a way that is tailored to the individual and quick acting.  In this episode we learn how Richard developed this business from conception to franchise and what the future looks like for Get A Drip. We also talk about: - Early entrepreneurship - The education system - Growing trends in health - BFA accreditation You can find Richard on LinkedIn here  You can find the Get A Drip franchise website here - https://getadrip.com/franchise/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode was powered by Cymphony. Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart. Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
55:22
February 17, 2022
Nigel Dawson & Tim Slesinger - easyStorage - Don't buy a job and make sure you involve your family in the decision
If you are making the decision to buy a franchise license make sure that you aren't doing it for the wrong reasons. Buying a franchise license is not the same as taking a job. It will require a serious investment of time and energy to create success. This of course will impact your lifestyle and so including your family in the decision making process is essential. This is the advice given by Tim Slesinger and Nigel Dawson 2 of the 3 Co-Founders of easyStorage at the end of this episode. We also talk about: - Having the right people around you - The effect of exposure to entrepreneurs at an early age - Making and learning from mistakes - Introducing Boots to a franchising model - What makes a business franchise-able - Subscription based business models - Approaching a virgin market  - An accidental meeting that went really well - And much, much more! Nigel also mentions a very inspiring story and you can find a link to the book here - https://www.chrismoon.co.uk/one-step-beyond/ You can find Nigel on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nigel-dawson-9458274/ and Tim on LinkedIn here - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-slesinger-34aa475/ You can find the easyStorage franchise website here - https://www.easystorage.com/franchise Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode was powered by Cymphony. Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart. Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
01:17:05
February 10, 2022
Victoria Rothwell - The Beautiful Method - You can't buy time
The value of time is priceless. You can't buy time, but you can buy services that buy time and it's a truth that we all forget sometimes as we take on tasks in our lives that take away from the things that are important to us. It's a topic very close to Victoria Rothwell, Founder of The Beautiful Method, who has created a business that not only helps others to claim back time, but also helped her to spend time with her children as she built her business. We discuss this in detail as we explore her career journey from the Fashion industry to owner of a successful Housekeeping business. We also talk about: - Starting a business with children - The time it takes to start a business - Re-entering the business world after having kids - A Mary Poppins level of service - Creating a strong personalisation - Kids on Zoom - How to research franchises -  And much, much more! You can find Victoria on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/victoria-rothwell/ and The Beautiful Method website here - https://www.thebeautifulmethod.co.uk/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode was powered by Cymphony. Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart. Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
49:34
February 03, 2022
Claire O'Connor - Babyballet - If it's right...go for it!
Confidence plays a bit part in every aspect of our lives, but when you're researching a franchise you might find that you spend your time creatively avoiding the decision by doing too much research. Sometimes you've just got to go for it! Our guest for this episode Claire O'Connor, Founder of Babyballet, did just this after her Mum rented a conservatory space for her business idea with little consultation! Fast forward to today and the brand is now franchised with 86 franchisees based across the UK running around 2,000 classes a week for 25,000 children. The company has also gone global with licences in Singapore and Australia. We learn more about her journey and the Babyballet business as well as talking about: - A TV appearance with Wayne Sleep - Futures shaped by early career experiences - The benefits of ballet - Building confidence in young children - Building a business around family - Taking the leap of faith - And much, much more! You can find Claire on LinkedIn - https://uk.linkedin.com/in/babyballet and the Babyballet website here - https://babyballet.co.uk/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode was powered by Cymphony. Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart. Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
01:03:22
January 27, 2022
Kirk Bowyer - Mini Athletics - Use franchising's proven model to follow your passion
Would you pay money to be given a proven methodology to start your own successful business? What if it allowed your to also follow your own passion? Buying into a franchise business can give you exactly this, but you still need to work hard to make it successful and there are no guarantees. Kirk Bowyer, Co-Founder of Mini Athletics, didn't have this when he started his own business, but he did find inspiration from a trip to Disney. We learn more about his journey from Performance Coach to founding Mini Athletics with his wife in this latest episode of The Disenfranchised. We also talk about: - Finding a route into the sporting world without being a sportsperson - His career as a performance coach - What it's like to work with elite athletes - Planning for peak performance - The importance of clearly defined routines - Creating the Disney experience - Making sport accessible for everyone - And much, much more! You can find Kirk on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirk-bowyer-78566b27/ and Mini Athletics here - https://www.miniathletics.com/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode was powered by Cymphony. Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart. Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
01:00:03
January 20, 2022
Claire Harris - Pets 2 Places - Protect your investment and do your homework
There are no guarantees in business and investing in a franchise is no different. However, You can reduce the risk by really getting underneath the skin of a business. Do the research and get to know their team. Get to know who they are looking for and what it takes to be successful. Research the numbers as well, but just make sure that you know if you are a good fit for this business before you make any commitments. After a bad experience in her past career Claire Harris, Founder of Pets 2 Places, is now keen for everyone not to make the same mistakes that she did. We talk about this in an open and honest way on this weeks episode and also cover: - Using a negative experience to build a more positive future - Why you should always be yourself - Getting the right people to support you as you grow - The dangers of transporting pets - Being an innovator in new industry You can find Claire on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/claire-harris-80780512a/ and Pets 2 Places here - https://pets2places.co.uk/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode was powered by Cymphony. Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart. Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
01:00:26
January 13, 2022
Jimmy St. Louis - Franchise 123 - Keep an open mind
Do you ever research other countries for holiday and discover that a location you've never considered before was actually ideal? Most people spend hours, days or even weeks considering which holiday is best for their next trip abroad. It makes sense you don't want to get there and it be a massive disappointment. It seems obvious, but the same logic should also be applied when researching which franchise business to buy into. In other words don't focus on just one sector, a restaurant business for example. Broaden you search and keep an open mind about other sectors. There may just be the ideal business off the beaten track that suits you perfectly. We talk about exactly this with Jimmy St. Louis, ex-NFL player and Founder of Franchise 123, who is today helping aspiring franchise owners narrow down their search and find the ideal business future. We also talk about: - Taking a personal approach in business - Which sectors look to be successful in 2022 - The relationship between sports and business - The need for sales in business ownership You can find Jimmy on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimmy-st-louis and Franchise 123 here - https://franchise123.com/  Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode was powered by Cymphony. Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart. Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
52:42
January 06, 2022
Ed Purnell - 5 Lessons Learnt From Interviewing Founders and Experts From the Franchising Industry -
This is a bonus episode where I share with you the lessons I've learnt from interviewing Founders and Experts from around the franchising industry. I also share a little about my background and why I started this podcast, just for a little bit of background context! You can find me on LinkedIn here - https://www.linkedin.com/in/edpurnell/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode was powered by Cymphony. Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart. Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
20:27
December 23, 2021
Tim Morris - Cymphony - Follow the manual
It takes a months to develop a customer and seconds to loose them. It's why providing a high quality and personalised service is so important in today's world, where we are all used to receiving personalised dashboards, news, shopping recommendations and Netflix movies! Finding the best way to create this in a start up business, however can be a real challenge especially when there is a real pressure to secure revenue. Buying in to an established, franchised business gives you you a template to follow and support from others who are also focused on making the brand successful. We dive into this in more detail in this week's special episode featuring Tim Morris the Managing Director of sponsors to our podcast Cymphony. We also talk about: - Franchises within franchises - Exit strategies - The level of support given by franchisors - The biggest challenges faced by franchisees - The importance of immediacy in sales You can find Tim on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-morris-6a956b16/  Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode was powered by Cymphony. Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart. Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
01:00:37
December 16, 2021
Luke Chadwick - Football Fun Factory - Don't put it off
You don't get anywhere in life without taking a chance. We invited a premier league title winner for an interview and it paid off! Speaking with ex-professional footballer Luke Chadwick, we discovered that he believes education and fun are two of the most important things in life, as well as giving something back to the next generation. He is doing the latter through his involvement with Football Fun Factory as we find out what he is doing today after a successful football career in this episode. We also speak about: - What it was like to play for Manchester United and win the Premier League title - Leadership and setting the tone - The importance of fun in business and learning - What it was like to be coached by Sir Alex Ferguson and other high level football coaches - The best players he has played with and against - What it's like to now be coaching kids and the business opportunity this offers to everyone You can find Luke on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-chadwick-535b80105/ , Football Fun Factory here - https://www.thefootballfunfactory.co.uk/  Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode was powered by Cymphony. Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart. Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
52:24
December 09, 2021
Matt O'Neil - Franchise Advisory Services & Franchise Matchmaking Services - Can you see yourself as a business owner?
What does success look like for you?   For many it's taking your private jet to your uninhabited island, where on the beach sits your luxury mansion with 3 swimming pools and a Lamborghini, Bentley and Aston Martin sitting in the garage.   It's not totally realistic for all of us though and it wouldn't even guarantee happiness.    Isn't that what success really is though?   You can find happiness in an employed position of course, but you can also find it in many other ways. On this episode we speak with Matt O'Neil, who has found his own success in helping others to achieve their dreams through franchising.   We hear about his career journey in this episode and also speak about: - Taking on responsibility   - The challenges of being a franchisor  - What it's like to sell on a business  - What a potential franchisee should look like  - The comparison between baking a cake and franchising  - What research you need to do before investing in a business or franchise  - The mindset required to be a successful business owner   You can find Matt on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewoneil/ , Franchise Matchmaking services here - https://www.franchisematchmaker.co.uk/ and Matt's Franchise Advisory videos here - https://www.franchise-seminars.info/    Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes!       For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------       This episode was powered by Cymphony.       Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart.       Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
59:14
December 02, 2021
Chris Wyle - School is Easy & Pitman Training - Being a franchisee of multiple territories takes courage
When starting your own business there is always an element of risk and many people find fear when faced with the potential pitfalls of failure. It takes courage and determination to build and grow a business a successful, especially when you have to make an upfront investment. On this episode we speak with Chris Wyle, who has taken courage to the next level as a Franchisee of multiple territories for Pitman Training and Master Franchisee for School Is Easy. We hear about his career journey in this episode and also speak about: - The responsibilities of hiring your first member of staff - Supporting local communities - Choosing the right location for your business - The learning loss in children since the pandemic - Benefits of being part of a network - The importance of courage in business - And of course much, much more! You can find Chris on LinkedIn - here, Pitman Training here - https://www.pitmantrainingfranchise.com and School is Easy here - https://franchise.schooliseasy.com/  Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes!     For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------     This episode was powered by Cymphony.     Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart.     Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
57:05
November 25, 2021
Krishma Vaghela -- The Franchising Centre & Franchise Futures - It's all about the passion
What is the secret to running your own successful business? Business Development, commitment and drive are all very important factors, but maybe most important is passion!  A passion for helping others is the reason why Krishma Vaghela started her business Franchise Futures, helping franchisees and franchisors through  guidance and mentoring. We hear about her career journey in this latest episode of The Disenfranchised and also speak about: Proactivity creating opportunity The challenges of starting a business Benefits of working for an employer that is a franchise What a business needs to be able to franchise The ideal mindset for a franchisee Why franchisees fail How to spot a franchisor that has the wrong structure in place And much, much more! You can find Krishma on LinkedIn - here and her business Franchise Futures here - http://www.franchisefutures.co.uk/  Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes!    For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------    This episode was powered by Cymphony.    Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart.    Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
59:45
November 18, 2021
Darren Taylor - Taylor Made Franchising - Look for the BFA accreditation
There are no guarantees in life or in business... Well maybe a couple, but you can find ways to minimise risk when you're looking to invest in your future. Speaking with the entrepreneurial Darren Taylor Founder of Taylor Made Franchising, we learn the inspirational story of how he used blind ambition to drive his career, as well as taking calculated risks. From Electrician to business owner at 29 years old through to Owner of multiple franchised businesses, this story will help you to realise that anything is possible with hard work and determination. In this episode we also speak about: The different models of franchising The transition from manual work to working behind a desk What to look for in a franchise to minimise risk The BFA accreditation and why it's a useful resource Stacking multiple businesses and how to manage them And finally the risks of digging holes!  You can find Darren on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/darren-taylor-b2b07132/ and his business Taylor Made Franchising here - https://www.taylormadefranchising.co.uk/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes!   For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   This episode was powered by Cymphony.   Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart.   Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses. 
39:04
November 11, 2021
Simon Bartholomew - Oscar Pet Foods - Find a great Founder's story
Start with "Why" Why does the business exist? Why do they operate in this way? Why did they franchise? By doing this you can learn whether a business or brand aligns with your own values.  It's vitally important if you're considering investing your own money into a franchise license. That's why learning Founder's stories should be an essential step you should conduct in your research while doing due diligence on a franchised brand. We talk about this more with Simon Bartholomew, Franchise Director of Oscar Pet Foods & Non-Exec Director for the British Franchise Association, in the latest episode of #TheDisenfranchised.  We also discuss: How even large franchised brands are full of local people giving back to the local community The difference between brands in the same sector Honest label policies The BFA accreditation and what it means in your franchise research Where franchisors make money Responsibilities between franchisor and franchisees You can find Simon on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-bartholomew-qfp-563aa614/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode was powered by Cymphony. Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart. Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
01:10:21
November 04, 2021
Vicki Mitman - NMW Legal - Leverage your transferable skills
If you have a passion in life pursue it. You only have one life and there is no better time than now. Sure it may be scary to start something new, but you probably have more transferable skills than you realised. We explore this thought and shift in mindset with Franchise Lawyer, Vicki Mitman, who shares her perspective having built her own side business around her own passions as an Executive Coach. We also speak about: The importance of legal contracts in the franchisee/franchisor relationship The complexities around reselling a franchise license Why Franchise Operations manuals should be a flexible document Giving advise vs helping someone make a good choice Why side hustles can be a way to follow your passion Why you should consider outsourcing as you build your business You can find Vicki on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/vickimitman/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode was powered by Cymphony. Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart. Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
54:27
October 28, 2021
Richard Elms - Baby Ballers - Accept that you are going to make mistakes
The only person to never make a mistake is a person who does nothing. If you want to build your own business you need to be willing to make mistakes, embrace them even. If you do you will learn far more than if you take too much caution over everything. In this episode we speak with Richard Elms, Founder & Owner of Baby Ballers, about this topic as he shares his career journey and how he has managed to build and grow an international business using a franchised model. We also speak about: The challenges around not knowing what you want to do in your career Why you don't have to be a footballer to work in the football industry The inspiration behind why he started Baby Ballers The interdependent relationship between franchisor and franchisee Opportunities for University students to start their own business And much, much more! You can find Richard on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-elms-b0004a155/ and his business Baby Ballers here - https://babyballers.com/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode was powered by Cymphony. Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart. Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
01:02:39
October 21, 2021
Julie Waites - The Franchise Company - Trust your gut instincts
No one can make the decision for you. To give up employment and start your own business takes guts. There is always a risk attached to the decision.  You can eliminate some of the perceived risk by doing your due diligence, researching the market, speaking with your family and peers, but no one will ever make it risk free for you. You have to make a decision and trusting your gut instincts is probably one of the best strategies you can take. We talk about this with franchising expert Julie Waites, who for over 30 years has worked within the franchising world helping business owners to grow and expand their businesses. We also speak about: - Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs - Who to take business advice from - The most surprising business that Julie has helped to franchise - The cost of franchising a business - Where to find advice on franchising - What to look for in a good Franchisor You can find Julie on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliewaites/ and The Franchise Company here - https://www.franchisecompany.co.uk/ Thanks for watching and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode was powered by Cymphony. Cymphony is a premium communications provider with services available to you that include a telephone answering service, managed live chat, and virtual personal assistants with your customer relationship building at its heart. Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.
01:00:31
October 14, 2021
Cheryl White - Apollo Care & Mercury Franchise School - Get expert to help
A "self-made" entrepreneur probably hasn't done it all on their own. Most, if not all, successful people have taken advice, support and guidance from others in one form or another to enable them to achieve success. Whether it's at the beginning of your journey to self employment or after you've grown your company there is always room for you to improve and experts are key to helping you achieve the next level. In this episode we speak with "self-made" entrepreneur Cheryl White, who not only has built her own successful business in the care sector, but has also helped many other people build and grow their own business too. She has worked with experts to achieve this and is now considered an expert herself. We also speak about: - How Cheryl learnt how to take responsibility from a young age - The challenge of starting a business on a part time basis - How Cheryl leveraged experienced gained in nursing - Turning mistakes into positives - Why it is so important to use experts to help you to grow your business - Working on the business and not in the business You can find Cheryl on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/cherylwhitefranchising/ , Apollo Franchise here - https://www.apollocarefranchising.co.uk/ and Mercury Franchise School here - https://mercuryfranchiseschool.com/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised on: Website - www.thefranchised.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-franchised Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFranchised Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thefranchised/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWJRhY4cZjE9zL8m3To0UbA
58:45
October 07, 2021
Wes Barefoot - Path 2 Freedom Podcast - Don't let fear block your path to freedom
Have you ever thought about starting your own business, but found yourself fearing what might happen if it all goes wrong? You will never be able to remove the risk, so how can you overcome these fears to give yourself the chance to find success, take control or find the freedom that you crave? Well luckily enough for you we've been speaking with Wes Barefoot, who through his business Path 2 Freedom, has been helping people take control of their lives, and create freedom for themselves through business ownership. He doesn't just talk the talk though, he also walks it! In partnership with his wife, he also owns 2 businesses operating under franchise licenses. On this episode we talk through how he overcame his own fears and how he is now stacking business on his path to success. We also talk about: - How to get the confidence to start your own business - The role of a franchise consultant - Questions to ask existing franchisees of a brand you're investigating - Franchisor/Franchisee is it a Relationship or a Partnership - How franchising is like building and riding a bike - The risk of not going for it You can find Wes on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/wesleybarefoot/  and his business Path to Freedom here - http://path2frdm.com/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised on: Website - www.thefranchised.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-franchised Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFranchised Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thefranchised/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWJRhY4cZjE9zL8m3To0UbA
01:05:53
September 30, 2021
Henk Postmus - Expense Reduction Analysts - Be accountable to yourself
Do you know what the most important factor is in the success of starting a new business? YOU Whether you are starting on your own or with a franchise brand it's true that it is important to have a good network around you, the right tools to execute your work and all the relevant processes, but ultimately your mindset is the most important element. You need to hold yourself accountable and take action to achieve success. In this episode we discuss this with Henk Postmus, Franchise Partner for Expense Reduction Analysts, and learn how he has created a successful international business for himself under a brand he didn't create. We also  talk about: - The career options available away from employment - Concerns around starting your own business - The due diligence process in buying a franchise license - Franchisor/franchisee relationship - Interdependence vs independence - Cost savings and sustainability, specifically in fleet vehicles - The train system in Italy You can find Henk on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/postmus/  and Expense Reduction Analysts here - https://en.expensereduction.com/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised on: Website - www.thefranchised.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-franchised Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFranchised Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thefranchised/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWJRhY4cZjE9zL8m3To0UbA
01:02:15
September 09, 2021
Claire Munday - Tappy Toes - Find a good work/life balance
Building your own business will see you face many challenges. It's tough to start a business on your own and you will ultimately need to turn to others for support. These relationships are key in building success and in the Tappy Toes business, Founder Claire Munday, has discovered it works both ways. She relies on her franchisees local knowledge to grow her business and they rely on here business knowledge and experience. We hear her thoughts on this during the latest episode of #TheDisenfranchised as well as; - The relationship between franchisee and franchisor - Encounters with celebrities - Trademarks and branding challenges - Dance having a positive impact on confidence in children - What does work/life balance actually mean - The benefit of local knowledge in a business You can find Claire on LinkedIn - https://bit.ly/3BxEadw and her business Tappy Toes here - https://www.tappytoes.com/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised on: Website - www.thefranchised.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-franchised Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFranchised Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thefranchised/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWJRhY4cZjE9zL8m3To0UbA
50:36
September 02, 2021
Mandy Rowe - True Rest Float Spa - Finding the right location
How important is the right location in business? We all know that location is vitally important in the success of a business, but is it always best to set up in an area with high footfall? Well it depends on the business as we learn from Mandy Rowe from True Rest Float Spa during this episode of #TheDisenfranchised. Her business is better suited to a tranquil and stress free environment, where there clients experience is great from start to finish. "What's a float spa?" we hear you ask, well we dive into this and much more in this episode including; - What are the benefits of a float spa - What is the connection between float spas, navy seals and athletes - The personality traits of successful franchisees - Why "Just Do It" should be your mantra You can find Mandy on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mandymrowe/ and her business True REST Float Spa here - https://www.truerest.com/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised on: Website - www.thefranchised.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-franchised Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFranchised Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thefranchised/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWJRhY4cZjE9zL8m3To0UbA
58:02
August 26, 2021
Kate Chastey - The Passionate PA - Don't ever have a plan B
Making the decision to leave employment is one of the toughest decisions you can make in your career, but you need to commit to it fully! A plan to return to employment if it all goes wrong as a safety blanket might seem like a good idea, but it could determine the outcome before you've even got the business off the ground. In this episode of The Disenfranchised podcast we speak with Kate Chastey of The Passionate PA and learn how despite the odds she repeatedly committed to her plan and created the career she desired. We enjoy a fun conversation that also included: - How she found work experience with a TV celebrity - The fear off stepping of the corporate ladder - Kate's dedication to helping people to build great careers - The common misconceptions of the franchise industry - Strange requests from clients - And of course much, much more! You can find Kate on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/katechastey/ and her business The Passionate PA here - https://www.thepassionatepa.co.uk/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised on: Website - www.thefranchised.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-franchised Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFranchised Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thefranchised/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWJRhY4cZjE9zL8m3To0UbA
56:48
July 29, 2021
Lisa Raynes - Pride Road - You need more than technical knowledge to start a business
Having a technical skill doesn't necessarily mean that you can start and run a successful business. There are many other skills required that you need to effectively set up a business. Marketing, PR, sales, website creation, accounting, the list goes on and it means that not everyone can build a stable business on their own. Lisa Raynes, Founder of Pride Road, talks us through how this issue manifests itself in an unstable market and how she found a solution for this problem. We also talk about; - Her experience as an Architect - The impact of instability in a career - The importance of structure and processes - Her desire to support others who faced the same challenges she did - Why women are like Teabags - And of course, much more! You can find Lisa on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisaraynes/ and her business Pride Road here - https://www.prideroad.co.uk/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button! For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised on: Website - www.thefranchised.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-franchised Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFranchised Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thefranchised/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWJRhY4cZjE9zL8m3To0UbA
51:10
July 22, 2021
Jane James - Little Voices - Be the captain of your own ship, but not on your own
Being captain of your own ship is great, but if it's a large vessel, you're learning on the job in choppy waters and you've got no crew, it's not all going to be plain sailing. It can be the same when you're starting your own business. If you have no support and you need to learn new skills like marketing and sales, the chances of success for your business are significantly reduced. In this episode we speak about a solution to this challenge with Jane James, Founder & CEO of Little Voices, who risked it all to help others find a stable income for themselves by providing support and a clear path to success. We also talk about; - Her transition from Opera Singer to Business Leader - What it felt like to take a big financial risk - The importance of good customer service - Collaboration between franchisees - And why she was singing "Nessun Dorma" in a motorway layby! You can find Jane on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janemaudsley/and her business Little Voices here - https://littlevoices.org.uk/   Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button!       For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised on:     Website - www.thefranchised.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-franchised Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFranchised Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thefranchised/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWJRhY4cZjE9zL8m3To0UbA
48:60
July 15, 2021
David Holland - Results Rules OK - Make sure you believe in the system
"Follow the system" - It's advice given by the whole of the franchising industry. In this latest episode of #TheDisenfranchised, David Holland Founder of Results Rules OK , elaborates and shares his thoughts on why this is such important advice. Exploring David's experience as an employee, business owner, franchisee and leader of a successful franchise we also talk through: - David's career taking him from Weapons to Dancing - Operational efficiency  - The importance of people in business - Why being your own boss isn't everything - Business plans - What it's like to work in Vegas  - And much, much more! You can find David on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidhollandmba/ and his business Results Rules OK here - https://resultsrulesok.com/ Thanks for listening, if you enjoyed this episode, hit the subscribe button!     For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised on:   Website - www.thefranchised.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-franchised Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFranchised Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thefranchised/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWJRhY4cZjE9zL8m3To0UbA
01:01:19
July 08, 2021
Scott Greenberg - The Wealthy Franchise - What it takes to be a wealthy franchisee
Want to know what the 3 key qualities of a wealthy franchisee? Then this is the podcast to listen to! Scott Greenberg takes us through his experience as a successful award winning franchisee for the Edible Arrangements brand as well as all of his learnings from meeting with successful franchisees and franchisors over a speaking career that has seen him travel internationally delivering key note speeches and training. We dive deep into; - What it takes to be a wealthy franchisee - Why a learning mindset is so important - The difference between theory and real life - Leadership - Creating a great culture for your business - The importance of location - Exit strategies - And so much more! You can find Scott on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-greenberg-1b17539/ , his website here - www.scottgreenberg.com and his awesome book The Wealthy Franchisee here - https://amzn.to/3A9lilb   Thanks for listening, if you enjoyed this episode, hit the subscribe button!     For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised on:   Website - www.thefranchised.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-franchised Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFranchised Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thefranchised/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWJRhY4cZjE9zL8m3To0UbA
53:40
July 02, 2021
Annette Firth - Phonics Bear - Banks and governments can provide funding
Getting funding for your start-up business can be difficult process. It’s even harder if you have an unproven business model. Banks tend to want some assurances that there is likely to be a return on their investment of course, which is why a proven franchise model tends to be more attractive to them. In this episode Annette Firth shares her career story going from Legal Secretary to teaching phonics via Africa! We discover what connects all of these key parts of her journey as well as discussing; - What drives and motivates her - Why happiness isn’t always about money - How phonics helps children to read - Funding for self employment - Her business Phonics Bear You can find Annette on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/annette-firth-859662145/   and Phonics Bear here - https://www.phonicsbear.co.uk/ Thanks for listening, if you enjoyed this episode, hit the subscribe button!     For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised on:   Website - www.thefranchised.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-franchised Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFranchised Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thefranchised/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWJRhY4cZjE9zL8m3To0UbA
48:53
July 01, 2021
Vicky Matthews - Pink Spaghetti - Make sure it's the right lifestyle for you
From sourcing reindeer to helping companies grow, being a business owner can sound like days are full of fun and excitement.     Of course this can be true on some days, however there's also the tough days. Days where everything is going wrong, days where it feels like the world is against you and days when you want to give up.     It's why it's so important to have support from the people around you.     With Vicky Matthews of Pink Spaghetti PA Services we talk about this in the latest episode of The Disenfranchised as well as:     - Seeing redundancy as an opportunity to create an opportunity - Collaboration in franchising - Strange requests from clients - The importance of getting the right support - The origin story of Pink Spaghetti      You can find Vicky on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/vickymatthewsfranchise/ and Pink Spaghetti PA Services here - https://www.pink-spaghetti.co.uk/      Thanks for watching and if you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share and hit the subscribe button!     Don't forget to follow and check out The Franchised on:   Website - www.thefranchised.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-franchised Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFranchised Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thefranchised/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWJRhY4cZjE9zL8m3To0UbA
54:29
June 03, 2021
Denise Hutton-Gosney - Razzamatazz Theatre School - Find your freedom
Does your career leave you feeling like a bird in a cage? It doesn’t have to be this way. There are options out there that can help you achieve freedom and control you want in your life, but you just have to look for them. On the latest episode of #TheDisenfranchised we speak with the awesome dragon slayer Denise Hutton-Gosney, Founder and Managing Director of Razzamatazz Theatre School and talk about this in more detail. We also find out: - How Denise went from an admin role in a Whiskey Company to International dancer - What it was like for Denise to pitch on TV show the Dragons’ Den - How redundancy can create opportunities - What inspires Denise - And much, much more! You can find Denise on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/denise-hutton-gosney-91650519/ and her business Razzamatazz Theatre Schools here - https://www.razzamataz.co.uk/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share and hit the subscribe button! Don't forget to follow and check out The Franchised on: Website - www.thefranchised.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-franchised Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFranchised Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thefranchised/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWJRhY4cZjE9zL8m3To0UbA
51:10
May 27, 2021
Pip Wilkins - British Franchise Association - Understand the financials
The franchising industry has changed peoples lives. Franchisees are people who have followed the successful path of other #entrepreneurs and have helped to create household brands that stretch the globe.  However, each franchisee is a local business person in their own right, supporting their local communities and creating a future for themselves and their families regardless of the brand.  Supporting these business people with industry standards is something that Pip Wilkins, Chief Executive of The British Franchise Association is extremely passionate about as we hear in this latest episode of #TheDisenfranchised. We also discuss; - Who franchising is for - Courses that are available to learn about the industry - What to research when considering buying a franchise - Why knowing the financials is essential - Why Pip has worked for the BFA for over 20 years! - And much, much more Pip Wilkins is the Chief Executive of the British Franchise Association (bfa). With more than 20 years’ experience in the franchise sector, Pip has worked her way up within the Association, gaining insight from all areas of the business and the franchise industry. She is well-known and highly regarded in franchising for her dedication and depth of knowledge. You can find Pip on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/pip-wilkins-qfp-8a68059/ and The British Franchise Association here - https://www.thebfa.org/  Thanks for listening and if you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share and hit the subscribe button! Don't forget to follow and check out The Franchised on: Website - www.thefranchised.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-franchised Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFranchised Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thefranchised/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWJRhY4cZjE9zL8m3To0UbA
41:30
May 20, 2021
Carl Reader - d&t Chartered Accountants - Learn to Boss It
68% of people aged between 18-55 want to be self employed, yet only 1 in 7 actually are. So what's stopping people from taking the leap and building their own business? Can franchising provide some help in getting started? We ask ourselves this on a regular basis, but in this episode we get to ask the inspiring Carl Reader author of one of the best selling books, Boss It.  He shares his views on changing the public perception of what being in business for yourself is actually like and why a normal career path may not be for the best route for everyone. We also talk about: - How his career links Accounting, Karate and Franchising to bring him to where he is today - The importance of creating your own future - Why franchising can be a great route into franchising - What to look for in a great franchise - Why business owners inspire Carl - What a franchise is actually made up of Carl is a renowned entrepreneur, an authority on business ownership and is passionate about educating others on how to take control of your future. It makes this an episode absolutely rammed with great advice and interesting stories, so make sure you don't skip this one. Thanks for listening and if you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share and hit the subscribe button! You can find Carl on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlreader/ and d&t Accountants here - https://team-dt.com/ Don't forget to follow and check out The Franchised on: Website - www.thefranchised.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-franchised Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFranchised Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thefranchised/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWJRhY4cZjE9zL8m3To0UbA
01:02:34
May 13, 2021
Phil Mowat - Ashtons Consulting - You don't have to do it on your own
Looking to set up your own business? There are many challenges to setting up your own business, but you don't have to do it on your own. It's good advice to surround yourself with good people who will help you to be accountable to yourself. In this episode we speak with Phil Mowat of Ashtons Consulting who has helped hundreds of people over the years providing support, guidance, practical advice and coaching to set up their business for success. Phil shares plenty of practical advice in this episode as we discuss: - The relationship between franchisor and franchisee - Creating a sales mindset - Managed Service Fees vs level of support - The difference between self employment and franchising - Why accountability is important in business Thanks for listening and if you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share and hit the subscribe button!   You can find Phil on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/phil-mowat/ and Ashton Consulting here - https://www.ashtonsfranchise.com/ Don't forget to follow and check out The Franchised on: Website - www.thefranchised.com LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-franchised Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheFranchised Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thefranchised/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWJRhY4cZjE9zL8m3To0UbA
46:06
May 06, 2021
Ryan Armitatage - Tezlom - Know the business you're getting in to
Sometimes there is no better way to learn about a business or franchise than from hearing directly from the people who created it and understanding their story. Only once you get to the heart of WHY their business exists and how it has evolved over the years, will you truly know if this is the business for you. In this episode we speak with Ryan Armitage, Director of Tezlom, who leaves no stone unturned in sharing his story and that of his family run Healthcare Recruitment Agency. It's a heart breaking, yet inspiring story that includes coping with a family members addiction, illnesses and grief, but also the immense mental strength that Ryan has shown in overcoming this adversity to build a successful brand all while supporting others to achieve success. We also talk a bit about franchising and discover: - What a discovery day is - That there are options for individuals to obtain funding to buy a franchise - The potential of scholarships for young people to own their own franchising - The core values behind the Tezlom brand This is an episode not to be missed! Thanks for listening and if you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share and hit the subscribe button!  You can find Ryan on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-armitage-tezlom/ and his company Tezlom here - https://www.tezlom.com/ If you have any comments or suggestions for who you would like to hear from next drop us a message at info@thefranchised.com or check out The Franchised website here - www.thefranchised.com
53:16
April 29, 2021
Suzy Sanders - Alchemy VA - Know your core values
Do you know your own core values?   Knowing your core values is the key to finding your ideal career and even your ideal life! Yet so many of us don't think about it and assume that money is the only way to find success and happiness.   It's something that is really important for our latest guest on #TheDisenfranchised podcast, Suzy Sanders Founder of Alchemy VA, who has built a success business for herself and who is now helping others to follow their dreams.   We also talk about:   - Working remotely  - Why she decided to franchise her business despite her preconceptions of the industry  - Why employing isn't always the best solution for businesses  - Why companies outsource  - The importance of networking  - Having the right mindset    Thanks for listening and if you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share and hit the subscribe button!  You can find Suzy on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzy-sanders-b7776a31/ and her company Alchemy VA here - https://www.alchemyva.co.uk/   If you have any comments or suggestions for who you would like to hear from next drop us a message at info@thefranchised.com or check out The Franchised website here - www.thefranchised.com
51:04
April 22, 2021
Anne-Marie Martin - Diddi Dance - Leading by example
What could you achieve in your life or career if you had a leader who leads the way when things get tough? In this episode we speak with the energetic force of nature that is Anne-Marie Martin, Founder of Diddi Dance, who talks about how she has managed to keep her energy levels high during the severe challenges her business faced in total lockdown and support a network with over 40 franchisees relying on her. We also hear: - How as a professional dancer her career evolved from dancing at the Royal Opera House to teaching unders 5 year olds - Why she decided to franchise Diddi Dance - The benefits of being part of a large group focused on a common goal during a pandemic - How she leveraged new tools to maximise her franchise's exposure and become a TikTok celebrity in under a year - Her thoughts on franchising supporting local communities - and a whole heap more! You're going to leave this one feeling energised!  Thanks for listening and if you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share and hit the subscribe button! You can find Anne-Marie on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/anne-marie-martin-b4850012/ and Diddi Dance here - https://www.diddidance.com/ If you have any comments or suggestions for who you would like to hear from next drop us a message at info@thefranchised.com or check out The Franchised website here - www.thefranchised.com
54:35
April 15, 2021
Rebecca Newenham - Get Ahead VA - Manage your time effectively
Would you believe us if we said that there was a way to set up a business and earn money quickly? Well, you shouldn't!  Even if you're buying into someone else's proven business model where they give you tools, support and guidance, there is no guarantee of success.  You will still need to be prepared financially, especially during the first year and be prepared to work hard to make the business work yourself.  Your working hours will also change and so will need to manage your efforts efficiently.  In this episode we talk with Rebecca Newenham, Founder and Franchisor of virtual agency Get Ahead VA, about both of these topics as well as  - How commuting can impact your health - How to work from home effectively - Networking and how it's changed since COVID - What a Virtual Assistant/Agency actually does - Rebecca's penchant for leopard print and much, much more!   If you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share and hit the subscribe button, your support really makes a difference! You can find Rebecca on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccanewenham/ and Get Ahead VA website here - https://getaheadva.com/ If you have any comments or suggestions for who you would like to hear from next, drop us a message at info@thefranchised.com or check out The Franchised website here - www.thefranchised.com Thanks for listening!
42:07
April 08, 2021
Adam Blakey - Lil Beatz - Find the best business partner ever
What challenges are stopping you from setting up your own business? If it's knowledge of how to do it, franchising can offer a great solution as the best business partner you could imagine!  It will still be hard work of course, just like setting up any business and you will need to do it yourself, however it could be an option worth considering. In this episode we speak with Adam Blakey, Co-Founder of Lil Beatz who shares his balanced view on what franchising can offer. We discuss: - How he became disenfranchised with employment - How being an employee can be just as good as being self employed - The difference between self-employment and franchising - The impressive vision he has for Lil Beatz - An alternative approach to encouraging diversity and inclusion at an early age - Stories that inspire Adam - and so much more! This episode is really jam packed with great content, so if you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share and hit the subscribe button! You can find Adam on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-blakey-0b9178115/  and Lil Beatz website here - https://www.lilbeatz.co.uk/dance-franchise-opportunity/ If you have any comments or suggestions for who you would like to hear from next drop us a message at info@thefranchised.com or check out The Franchised website here - www.thefranchised.com Thanks for listening!
55:13
April 02, 2021
Rachel Brooks - Swimtime UK - A good franchisor cares about it's franchisees
What would you ask an entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience helping other people to set up their own business? We're honoured to be joined by Rachel Brooks on this episode of The Disenfranchised, who across her career has seen horror stories in employment, started her own successful business, supported many other people to build their own successful businesses and has some very funny stories to share! Rachel also shares solid advice on: - Taking the first steps to being self employed - Investing for the future - Preparing financially for starting a business - Building a business plan - The types of franchises that are available - What makes a good franchisor - and so much more! This episode is really jam packed with great content, so thanks for listening and if you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share and hit the subscribe button!  You can find Rachel on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelbrooks/ and Swimtime UK here - https://www.swimtime.org/opportunities/become-a-franchisee/ If you have any comments or suggestions for who you would like to hear from next drop us a message at info@thefranchised.com or check out The Franchised website here - www.thefranchised.com
57:49
March 25, 2021
Chris Goodchild - The Best Photobooths & Magic Mirrors - You've got to hustle to achieve your goals
Would you rather get paid to go to Weddings, Events and Parties or for turn up every day to a vanilla job? Sounds almost too good to be true, but there are many people who are out there who are having fun and earning a great income. You don't have to have the next big idea, but you do need to work hard and HUSTLE. Even if it means working into the early hours of the morning. In this episode we hear from Chris Goodchild, Founder & Managing Director or The Best Photobooths & Magic Mirrors, on how this mentality has allowed him to semi-retire at an early age and then build a successful business that is fun, exciting and allows him to live the life he wants. We also have a lot of laughs and learn about; - The mentality needed to become successful - The importance of surrounding yourself with people who support you and have the right mindset.  - What are important traits to have as a franchisee - The future for the events industry and what is a hybrid event You can find Chris on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-goodchild-39245118/ and his franchised business The Best Photobooths & Magic Mirrors here - https://www.thebestphotobooths.co.uk/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share and hit the subscribe button! If you have any comments or suggestions for who you would like to hear from next drop us a message at info@thefranchised.com or check out The Franchised website here - www.thefranchised.com
58:15
March 18, 2021
Maddy Alexander-Grout – My VIP Card – Franchising is just like outsourcing
What is the key to successful business growth? Well, there’s probably quite a few things rather than just one silver bullet, however outsourcing is one very important element – you can’t run a large company doing all the tasks yourself. In many ways, franchising is just another form of outsourcing and is this episode we discover this comparison as we speak with Maddy Alexander-Grout CEO and Franchisor for My VIP Card. We also speak with Maddy about: - Her mission to save the Highstreet - Building a business and franchise in challenging times - Managing a business as a full time Mum You can find Maddy on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/maddycomrie/ and her franchised business My VIP Card here - https://myvipcard.co.uk/love-my-vip-card-ever-considered-running-your-own-franchise/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share and hit the subscribe button! If you have any comments or suggestions for who you would like to hear from next drop us a message at info@thefranchised.com or check out The Franchised website here - www.thefranchised.com
38:16
March 11, 2021
Deborah Salsbury - The Reading Doctor - Do something that you are passionate about
Do you wake up every day looking forward to work? If not, why not?  Work doesn't have to be a chore if you are passionate about what you are doing. In this episode we hear how Deborah built her franchised business The Reading Doctor using her passion and relentless drive to ensure reading success for all.  We learn how moments in her life have helped her to identify: - challenges and solutions within the education system - why support is so important in life and in business - the importance of setting up a business right from day 1 You can find Deborah on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborah-salsbury-155460151/ and her franchised business The Reading Doctor here - https://thereadingdoctors.co.uk/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share and hit the subscribe button! If you have any comments or suggestions for who you would like to hear from next drop us a message at info@thefranchised.com or check out The Franchised website here - www.thefranchised.com
52:30
March 04, 2021
Adam Lovelock - Coconut Creatives - You don't need to be an expert
What do you think of when you hear the word franchise?  A business run by a massive corporate company draining the local economy?  As we learn in the episode with Adam Lovelock that's not the case. With a unique perspective on the franchising industry Adam Lovelock shares his views on the franchising industry: - What he perceived franchising to be before he worked in the industry - How he now views franchising - The relationship between franchisors - Starting a business vs the franchising model We also hear Adam's advice on what to consider when thinking of buying a franchise. You can find Adam on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamlovelock/ and Coconut Creatives here - https://coconutcreatives.co.uk/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share and hit the subscribe button!  If you have any comments or suggestions for who you would like to hear from next drop us a message at info@thefranchised.com or check out The Franchised website here - www.thefranchised.com
39:37
February 25, 2021
Sarah Taggart - Lodestar Business Coaching - Being a franchisee
Want to hear what it's like being a franchisee?   On this episode we hear from Sarah Taggart, who at the age of 22 started her own business under the Greenthumb Lawncare Treatment brand as a franchisee.  Sarah grew and ran her business for almost 17 years having built a successful and loyal client base, but now finds fulfilment in her role as a 1:1 Business Coach supporting other franchisees who are one a similar journey through her business company Lodestar Business Coaching.  We hear her advice on what you should be looking for when considering a franchise and guidance on what it takes to be successful. Sarah also shares some great stories touching on topics like massages and being mistaken for a man!  You'll find Sarah regularly sharing great advice on self motivation and business growth on:  LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-taggart-37b668a8/  Thanks for listening and if you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share and hit the subscribe button!  If you have any comments or suggestions for who you would like to hear from next drop us a message at info@thefranchised.com or check out The Franchised website here - www.thefranchised.com
47:40
February 18, 2021
Paul Lewis - Launchlife International & Pitman Training - Research, Research, Research
What does Ikea flat pack furniture, holiday homes and ties tied too tight have in common with franchising?  We find out in this episode where I speak with Paul Lewis, Managing Director of Launchlife International, whose franchised brands include Pitman Training, School is Easy and Engineering for Kids. We discuss a wide range of topics including; - What challenges do franchisees experience? - How do Franchisors support franchisees? - Is franchising for everyone? - What makes a successful franchisee? We also find out more about Paul's career and how he found the franchising industry, as well as his work today leading well established and growing franchise brands. If you want to find or reach out to Paul you can find him on: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/pauldaniellewis/ You can find out more about all of the brands under the Launchlife International group here https://www.pitman-franchising.com/ http://www.launchlife.com/ https://franchise.schooliseasy.com/ - Thanks for listening and if you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share and hit the subscribe button! If you have any comments or suggestions for who you would like to hear from next, let us know through our LinkedIn page here - https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-franchised For articles around transitioning from employment into franchising you can check out our website here - https://www.thefranchised.com/advice
56:12
February 04, 2021
James O'Brien - Franchise Top 10 - Read the contract and ask questions
James and I talk about how his career has taken him from working within the hospitality industry, through to establishing a franchise and on to his role today in introducing others to the world of franchising. James also shares some sage advice on franchise contracts and how having the right mindset is key to success. This includes how the franchisor/franchisee relationship can be similar to a marriage. If you want to find or reach out to James you can find him on: LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/franchisetop10/  And his company website - https://www.franchise-top-10.co.uk/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoy this episode, please make sure you share and hit the subscribe button! If you have any comments or suggestions for who you would like to hear from next let me know through my LinkedIn page here - https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-franchised For articles around transitioning from employment into franchising you can check out our website here - https://www.thefranchised.com/advice
01:05:04
January 21, 2021
Iain Griffiths - The Party Tent Company - Make sure you have a plan
Iain Griffiths shares with us his career story and describes how he managed the process of transitioning from a Military Career into a civilian life and then onto establishing his own successful business. He also shares his thoughts on how to prepare for starting a business and what a good Franchisor should provide to their franchisees. Iain is also LinkedIn legend and has his own YouTube channel, regularly producing great content and advice. You can check him out here; LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/iaingriffiths/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/IainGriffiths The Party Tent Company Franchise Page - https://thepartytentcompany.com/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, please share and hit the like button! It really helps to help other people to find this podcast. If you have any comments or suggestions for who you would like to hear from next engage with me on my LinkedIn page here - https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-franchised For articles and support around transitioning from employment into franchising you can check out our website here - https://www.thefranchised.com/
40:43
January 02, 2021
Adrian Knight - Knight Franchises - It's all about timing...
In this episode I speak with Adrian Knight of Knight Franchises and learn how franchising relates to running 5 paper rounds, how the American franchise market impacted his career and discuss some of the key factors individuals need to consider when looking in to buying a franchise license. You can find Adrian through; LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrianjohnknight/ And his company website - https://www.knightfranchises.com/ Thanks for listening and if you enjoy this episode, please share and hit the like button! If you have any comments or suggestions for who you would like to hear from next engage with me on my LinkedIn page here - https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-franchised For articles around transitioning from employment into franchising you can check out our website here - https://www.thefranchised.com/
45:43
December 13, 2020