What's Your F'ing Business?®

Mary Ann OConnell, CFE - Franchise Consultant and CEO of FranWise® Franchise Consultants

What's Your F'ing Business?® is a podcast about franchising. These are candid interviews with the CEOs, founders and leaders of the best, sustainable brands and the service providers that support them. Whether you are contemplating being a franchisor or are running and growing your brand, there is a lot to learn from these seasoned franchise veterans. Do you want to know what the latest is in franchising, then this is the podcast for you. If you are interested in more information about ethical and sustainable franchising and the folks at FranWise® and O'Connell & Company, Inc., visit https://www.franwise.net. read less
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Episodes

Mastering the Art of Franchising: Industry Leaders on Nurturing Culture, Satisfaction, and Growth
Feb 28 2024
Mastering the Art of Franchising: Industry Leaders on Nurturing Culture, Satisfaction, and Growth
Ever wonder how franchising magic happens across different industries? Prepare to be enlightened as Donnie Carr, the CEO of Christian Brothers Automotive, and James Dwiggins, the innovative CEO of Next Home, pull back the curtain on their successful business models. From the tactile world of automotive repair to the evolving landscape of residential real estate, these titans of industry break down how they support franchisees, ensure customer satisfaction, and cultivate company cultures that thrive, whether brick-and-mortar or virtual.We're not just talking shop; we're delving into the heart of what makes a franchise tick. Discover the importance of a supportive 'buddy network' for franchisees and how listening—truly listening—to customer feedback can propel a business forward. We dissect the building of bonds in remote operations, the impact of authentic corporate culture, and the power of a problem-solving mindset. And if you've ever wondered how to make transparency in business operations your ace in the hole, this discussion is your playbook.Wrap up with a masterclass in franchisee training and expectations. It's about quality, not quantity, and finding franchisees who resonate with your brand's core values. We look at the finesse of tailoring education through Learning Management Systems and the impact of strict training adherence on maintaining brand integrity. As the curtain falls, you'll walk away with an understanding of how perceived value can tip the scales in your financial favor—straight from the leaders who have turned this principle into an art form.We don't just talk about operations, we help you refine them. Check out how FranWise can help your business!
Turning Personal Challenges into a Senior Care Franchise Success Story
Feb 13 2024
Turning Personal Challenges into a Senior Care Franchise Success Story
When life hands you lemons—or in the case of Dustin de Stefano and Jerod Evanich, personal hardship—you squeeze out an opportunity to change lives. Today, we're honored to share the heartwarming genesis of A Place at Home, where these two visionaries transformed their family challenges into a thriving senior care franchise. They let us in on their transformative journey, from the initial concept to the intricate strategies they've developed for navigating the complex healthcare system and ensuring top-notch care coordination.Our conversation with Dustin and Jerod takes a deep dive into the art of franchising, revealing how A Place at Home stands out in a competitive market. They emphasize the importance of establishing a family culture within their franchise network, offering coaching and support that goes beyond business basics to truly resonate with franchise owner values. Their passion for empowering others to succeed is matched by their innovative approaches to caregiver recruitment, ensuring that their services remain a beacon of reliability and compassion for seniors and their families.As we pivot to the realities of operating a home care business amid a pandemic, we find resilience is key. The founders elaborate on the necessity to adapt quickly to a landscape where caregiver shortages are juxtaposed against increased demand. Their nimble strategies for tapping into unexpected labor pools showcase the importance of satisfaction ratings and meticulous service delivery. Listen as we close this episode with an open invitation to fellow entrepreneurs to share their brand stories and wisdom, reminding us all that in the world of business, the journey is just as vital as the destination.We don't just talk about operations, we help you refine them. Check out how FranWise can help your business!