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Welcome to The Smart Franchisee Podcast! Have you always dreamed of owning your own business but didn’t know where to start? Host Jessica Dhillon interviews successful franchisees to help you discover which franchise is right for you. We interview Franchisors to learn about their business model and what they are looking for in a franchisee. We chat with successful franchisees to learn about their struggles early on in business, their lifestyle, how they grew as leaders and what it took to achieve success. Franchising is a proven model for success where you are in business for yourself, but never by yourself. If you are looking to buy a franchise for the first time or exploring more franchise opportunities you need to listen to the only podcast bringing Franchisors and Franchisees together. We ask the questions you get all the answers. If you are ready, but you don’t know where to start don’t worry we are here to help, we have been down this road before. We want to help you become a Smart Franchisee. Get ready to quit your 9 to 5 because you are about to buy a Franchise.

Welcome to The Smart Franchisee Podcast! Have you always dreamed of owning your own business but didn’t know where to start? Host Jessica Dhillon interviews successful franchisees to help you discover which franchise is right for you. We interview Franchisors to learn about their business model and what they are looking for in a franchisee. We chat with successful franchisees to learn about their struggles early on in business, their lifestyle, how they grew as leaders and what it took to achieve success. Franchising is a proven model for success where you are in business for yourself, but never by yourself. If you are looking to buy a franchise for the first time or exploring more franchise opportunities you need to listen to the only podcast bringing Franchisors and Franchisees together. We ask the questions you get all the answers. If you are ready, but you don’t know where to start don’t worry we are here to help, we have been down this road before. We want to help you become a Smart Franchisee. Get ready to quit your 9 to 5 because you are about to buy a Franchise.
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Welcome to The Smart Franchisee Podcast! Have you always dreamed of owning your own business but didn’t know where to start? Host Jessica Dhillon interviews successful franchisees to help you discover which franchise is right for you. We interview Franchisors to learn about their business model and what they are looking for in a franchisee. We chat with successful franchisees to learn about their struggles early on in business, their lifestyle, how they grew as leaders and what it took to achieve success. Franchising is a proven model for success where you are in business for yourself, but never by yourself. If you are looking to buy a franchise for the first time or exploring more franchise opportunities you need to listen to the only podcast bringing Franchisors and Franchisees together. We ask the questions you get all the answers. If you are ready, but you don’t know where to start don’t worry we are here to help, we have been down this road before. We want to help you become a Smart Franchisee. Get ready to quit your 9 to 5 because you are about to buy a Franchise.

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Episodes

TSF 074: What To Do When Your Job Isn’t Paying The Bills. How Christina Went From Teacher To Business Owner To Franchisee with Code Ninjas.

10/25/2019
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Today I’m speaking with Christina Lazar a successful Code Ninjas Franchisee. Christina shares her story of going from a school teacher who always had a second job, to starting an after school tutoring program. She shares her journey of starting her own business outside of a franchise system and the struggles that come with that. We discuss why she decided to get into the Code Ninjas franchise and how the franchise system has allowed her to have accelerated growth. We also discuss the...

Duration:01:03:56

TSF 073: Teaching Kids How to Code with David Graham CEO Code Ninjas.

10/24/2019
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Today I am speaking with David Graham CEO of Code Ninjas. With over 500 territories sold Code Ninjas is leading the way in after school coding. If the name didn't give it away Code Ninjas is offering their students a fun and exciting way to learn how to code. David paints a picture of what a Code Ninjas dojo (yes, they have a Sensei too!) is like and the different types of curriculum they offer. David shares with me what types of franchisees he is looking to partner with, who the target...

Duration:00:49:43

TSF 072: When You Buy 3 Territories And You Realize You Made A Mistake with Andrew Davis.

10/17/2019
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Today I’m speaking with Andrew Davis a new YogaSix Franchisee. Andrew shares with me his process of finding the right franchise (and what he did wrong the first few times he was looking to buy). We also discuss what it’s like to look for a location and the struggles he faced. Andrew is a newer franchisee so you will get great perspective from someone who is in the thick of figuring it all out. Visit us at www.thesmartfranchisee.com Thanks for Listening! Connect with me on social media,...

Duration:00:47:13

TSF 071: Being Flexible In Business and Trusting The Franchisor with Lindsay Junk President of YogaSix.

10/15/2019
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Today I am speaking with Lindsay Junk president of YOGASIX. If you haven’t heard about YogaSix, don’t worry you will soon. With over 260 territories sold YogaSix is leading the way in the boutique yoga space. If the name didn’t already give it away YogaSix is offering a premium indoor yoga experience. Lindsay paints a picture of what a YogaSix studio is like and the different types of yoga they offer. During our chat with Ryan we find out why he is so passionate about his...

Duration:00:54:26

TSF 070: How Much Money Can You Make In A Franchise with Eric Stites from Franchise Business Review.

10/9/2019
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Today I am speaking with Eric Stites CEO and Managing Director of Franchise Business Review. Franchise Business Review is the yelp of franchisee satisfaction. If you want the inside scoop on what existing franchisees are saying about the business then look no further than FBR. Eric shares with me what the average franchisee makes and I definitely wasn’t expecting to hear his answer. We discuss multi-unit ownership and mistakes that new franchisees make when looking for a business. Eric...

Duration:01:03:12

TSF 069: Franchisee Satisfaction, Warning Signs, and 33 Questions with Michelle Rowan from Franchise Business Review.

10/8/2019
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Today I am speaking with Michelle Rowan President and COO of Franchise Business Review. FBR is a great resource for prospective Franchisees to learn more about the health of the franchise they are looking to get into. Michelle shares with me why Franchisee Satisfaction Surveys are so important and why at FBR they believe everyone’s opinion should be weighed equally. During our conversation Michelle provides great insight into warning signs to look out for, and why it’s important to talk...

Duration:00:50:41

TSF 068: Exiting Corporate America And Creating A Successful Business For the Whole Family With Todd Vettel, 9Round.

10/4/2019
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Get ready to learn how Todd transitioned out corporate America and started a successful business with his family. We discuss profit margins, membership count, and pricing. Todd also shares with me his strategies for growth the top 3 major expenses in this business. Visit us at www.thesmartfranchisee.com Thanks for Listening! Connect with me on social media, leave us a review on iTunes, and share this episode with a friend.

Duration:01:14:18

TSF 067: Finding Fulfillment and Maximizing Profit In Your Second Career with Keba Arnold, 9Round.

10/3/2019
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Today I am speaking with Keba Arnold a successful 9Round Franchisee. Keba had a successful career in journalism. She spent a lot of time working and started to realize she needed something more fulfilling. When Keba made the move to East Bay for work she needed to find a place to workout that was convenient. And that’s where 9Round fit in the picture. Keba said she worked out 6 days a week for 6 months before she realized she needed to own her own 9Round. Keba shares with me the self-doubt...

Duration:01:12:34

TSF 066: The Art Of The Deal? Negotiating The Purchase Price Down By $70K with Josh Gonzalez with 9Round.

10/1/2019
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Today I am speaking with Josh Gonzalez a successful 9Round Franchisee. Josh had a unique introduction to 9Round. He spent a lot of time traveling for work and his health was suffering, one day a colleague recommended he go for a workout at 9Round. After his first workout Josh had two questions how much to get started on his fitness and how much to buy one? Josh along with his wife/business partner wanted to be passionate about the business they were getting into and started taking steps to...

Duration:01:20:53

TSF 065: From 0 to 800 Locations in 10 Years With Shannon Hudson From 9Round!!! How 9Round Can Help You Kickbox Your Way to Better Health, Lifestyle, And Business.

9/25/2019
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Today I am speaking with Shannon Hudson founder and CEO of 9Round. With almost 800 locations open since they began franchising in 2009, 9Round is experiencing rapid growth! 9Round is offers a 30 minute kickbox fitness experience. Shannon says “we are the private jet of fitness” because we provide convenience and results. Private jet, I know that sounds crazy right? 9Round does not have class times, so you are never late to class (which is great if you are always late like me). Shannon...

Duration:00:55:18

TSF 063: Failure Is Not An Option. Why Dr. Sandy Decided To Convert Her Existing Clinic Into A HealthSource Franchise (And She Didn’t Stop There)!

9/21/2019
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Today I am speaking with Dr. Sandy Bowman a successful HealthSource Franchisee. Let’s just say Sandy had a very diverse professional career. She graduated with a degree in english, worked in graphic design, worked in marketing, then had a job selling door to door. The universe aligned and Sandy while watching her wife play soccer heard a story about a young girl and the chiropractic care she got to become healthy. Sandy’s wife Angela encouraged her to pursue becoming a chiropractor. Sandy...

Duration:01:11:30

TSF 064: Did She Say 848 Patients In A Month?!?! How Sarah Went From Helping 204 Patients A Month To Increasing Her Business 4X.

9/21/2019
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Today I am speaking with Dr. Sarah Jacobs a successful HealthSource Franchisee. Sarah didn’t start out her career in the chiropractic industry, she was actually an elementary school teacher. Sarah has a great story to share regarding her journey from graduating to opening her own HealthSource clinic. We discuss how she was able to finance her business, some of the delays she faced while trying to get her clinic open and the marketing techniques she used to get traction. We also talk...

Duration:01:05:25

TSF 062: How To Buy Success! Learn, Earn, And Own. Why Andy Bought A Health Source Clinic...Then He Bought Another.

9/18/2019
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Today I am speaking with Dr. Andy Konz a successful HealthSource Franchisee. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Kinesiology, Andy decided to go to chiropractic school. Andy graduated from chiropractic school and ended up working in a HealthSource clinic and the rest is history. Andy began to learn more about the opportunity with HealthSource and it began to spark his entrepreneurial bug. Andy said the benefit of getting into a franchise is the system and the...

Duration:00:53:24

TSF 061: Snap, Crackle, Pop! How HealthSource Is Taking Chiropractic Care To A New Era (And No You Don’t Have To Be A Doctor To Get This Franchise) with Dr. Chris Tomshack.

9/17/2019
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Today I am speaking with Dr. Chris Tomshack the CEO and Founder of HealthSource. Chris took an aptitude test in the 8th grade and the results told him he was either going to be a doctor or a businessman. Well...he decided he was going to do both. Chris ran a very successful chiropractic clinic in Ohio. He hired on other doctors to work with him and expanded to 4 locations before hitting a turning point. He realized he could either continue to grow his own business or franchise and share...

Duration:01:09:21

TSF 060: You Said How Much To Paint My House?!?!? Why Dan Realized There Was Money To Be Made In The Painting Business with Five Star Painting.

9/14/2019
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Today I am speaking with Dan Wattleworth a new and successful Five Star Painting Franchisee. Dan spent the past 22 years in sales. Selling everything from securities and insurance to IT software. Dan said he always knew he wanted to start a business. He built his home in Texas about 7 months ago and remembers seeing the painting bill! Dan jokes that he told his wife they should get into the painting business. Well fate would have it that while Dan was evaluating 5 different franchise...

Duration:01:14:18

TSF 059: From $100K His First Quarter To $1.8 Million In Revenue His Second Year In Business. Why Michael Believes You Should Invest Money To Make Money! Five Star Painting

9/13/2019
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Today I am speaking with Michael Nungesser a successful Five Star Painting Franchisee. Michael had a career working for a company that replaced windows and sunrooms. Michael said he was looking to get into business for himself, but was looking to partner with a franchise. He looked for an industry leader and found Neighborly. He decided to stay on board with his job until his business got off the ground. Michael decided to start with one territory and saw success fairly early on, he was...

Duration:00:55:32

TSF 058: A Business For The Price Of A Pickup Truck?!?! The World Is Your Canvas When You Are A Five Star Painting Franchisee with Gary Sipes.

9/12/2019
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Today I am speaking with Gary Sipes VP of Franchise Development for Five Star Painting. Five Star Painting offers white glove residential and commercial painting for their customers. Five Star Painting is also backed by Neighborly, which houses many franchise brands you may already be familiar with. The competitive advantage allows you to access national and local marketing and lead generation through the other brands. Gary shares with me the history of Five Star Painting and how they grew...

Duration:00:49:10

TSF 057: Making It Work With What You Got! 19 Month Delay In Opening and Maxing Out Credit Cards with John Cotthaus.

9/6/2019
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Today I am speaking with John Cotthaus a successful Zoom Room Franchisee. John’s wife Kristy always wanted to own her own dog training business, but John wasn’t so sure about going into business alone. It was when Kristy presented the idea of Zoom Room that John was willing to listen. Long story short they drove 3 ½ hours to go visit a “local” Zoom Room to learn about the business and really liked what they saw. John and Kristy signed on with Zoom Room in Fall of 2013 but they weren’t able...

Duration:00:51:59

TSF 056: From Rocket Scientist To Zoom Room Franchisee with Heather Gillihan.

9/5/2019
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Today I am speaking with Heather Gillihan a successful Zoom Room Franchisee. Heather has a very interesting background. She’s a rocket scientist, joined the U.S. Army right out of college, moved to alaska for a short while for work, and she lived in Israel for 4 years before she started her business. Oh and her husband is in the Airforce and they met while on a mission. What has she not done?? I’ll let her share the story of how she found Zoom Room and how you can buy a business even if you...

Duration:01:19:07

TSF 055: Zoom Room Training Franchisees To Navigate The Agility Course Of Business Ownership with Mark Van Wye.

9/4/2019
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Today I am speaking with Mark Van Wye CEO of Zoom Room. Zoom Room is an indoor dog training gym (this is what I imagine heaven looks likes but probably with more dogs). Mark says we don’t train dogs we train the people that love them. Zoom Room appeals strongly to millennials and well-educated active individuals, especially women. Their key revenue streams include dog training classes, socialization events, and retail products. Zoom Room’s goal is to own the entire space of dog training....

Duration:00:56:21