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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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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 8, 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 2, 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 1, 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 3, 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 Pip 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 6, 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 8, 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 2, 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 4, 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 4, 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/
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January 2, 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/
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December 13, 2020