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This ADU Franchise Is Revolutionizing The Housing Industry
6d ago
This ADU Franchise Is Revolutionizing The Housing Industry
Unlock the secrets of affordable housing innovation as we chat with Colton Paulhus, the ingenious founder of Anchored Tiny Homes. Discover how a simple Facebook post catapulted his vision into a vibrant business that's reshaping the housing industry. Amidst a critical shortage in the aftermath of the 2008 crash, Paulus's company has emerged as a game-changer, transitioning from quaint mobile tiny homes to groundbreaking accessory dwelling units (ADUs). Learn about the transformative power of ADUs and how they're providing a beacon of hope for affordable living, all while keeping the essence of community at their core. Take a peek behind the curtain of successful franchising with a local heart. Hear how Anchored Tiny Homes seized the opportunity to spread their mission nationwide without sacrificing the personalized touch that's become their signature. In this candid conversation, we reveal the compelling story of Anchored Tiny Homes' exceptional journey to franchise success - a testament to the value of community connections, strategic market positioning, and robust operational frameworks. Join us as we discuss the unique advantages that come with being a pioneer in the burgeoning ADU market, and how franchising can amplify a brand's reach while retaining its original charm. Embark on an insightful expedition through the franchise purchasing and execution journey with us, even if your background isn't in construction. It's an eye-opening look at how Anchored Tiny Homes supports franchisees through the intricate dance of design, permitting, and construction, ensuring success every step of the way. From assembling a top-notch team to harnessing the power of partnerships, we cover it all. Additionally, Colton opens up about the personal development mantras and faith-driven principles that fuel his leadership, providing a powerful lesson on growth mindset's role in both personal and business realms. Don't forget to like and subscribe!   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/path2frdm/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/path2frdm   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wesleybarefoot/   7 Steps to Owning a Franchise: https://path2frdm-1.hubspotpagebuilder.com/path-to-freedom-about-franchising   If you would like to learn more about this particular franchise opportunity, or discuss franchise ownership in general - feel free to use the link to my calendar below to schedule a free, no-obligation introductory meeting.    https://calendly.com/Is-barefoot/introcallwithIs   Colton Paulhus Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coltonpaulhus/?hl=en Colton Paulhus Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCABak_ub4zUvp6oTzT8W9BQ   Anchored Tiny Homes Website: https://anchoredtinyhomes.com/
The Ultimate Guide to Building Business Credit: Expert Tips and Insights
Feb 8 2024
The Ultimate Guide to Building Business Credit: Expert Tips and Insights
In this episode of the "Path to Freedom" podcast, Erle Adams, CMO of J. Gault Finance Suites, discusses the critical role of business credit for SMEs. He details the risks of using personal assets for business funding and the lack of awareness about corporate credit building. Erle outlines J. Gault's mission to provide SMEs with tools typically reserved for larger corporations, emphasizing the use of an EIN for credit building. He shares insights on overcoming challenges in credit building, the benefits of corporate credit for business operations and expansion, and the importance of expert guidance. Additionally, Erle addresses financing hurdles for franchise owners and the economic impact of business credit. He concludes by encouraging business owners to utilize available resources to protect and grow their businesses. Don't miss this important episode!    Don't forget to like and subscribe! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/path2frdm/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/path2frdm Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wesleybarefoot/ 7 Steps to Owning a Franchise: https://path2frdm-1.hubspotpagebuilder.com/path-to-freedom-about-franchising If you would like to learn more about this particular franchise opportunity, or discuss franchise ownership in general - feel free to use the link to my calendar below to schedule a free, no-obligation introductory meeting.  https://calendly.com/Is-barefoot/introcallwithIs
What Are the Key Ingredients for a Successful Franchise?
Jan 18 2024
What Are the Key Ingredients for a Successful Franchise?
In this podcast episode, Wes, a business coach, interviews Raffi, an entrepreneur, about the intricacies of franchising, business development, and the significance of values and culture in a company's growth. They delve into the challenges of finding and retaining quality staff and the need for strategic planning, regardless of the business size. Rafa shares his journey with different business models, from franchises to independent ventures, and the lessons learned about structure, discipline, and leveraging experience. They also discuss the importance of setting goals, documenting processes, and maintaining a consistent customer experience across various businesses. The episode concludes with Raffi offering insights into his carpet business and the strategic integration of a showroom, highlighting the necessity of passion, research, mentorship, and a positive approach to failure in entrepreneurship.   Don't forget to like and subscribe!    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/path2frdm/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/path2frdm   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wesleybarefoot/   7 Steps to Owning a Franchise: https://path2frdm-1.hubspotpagebuilder.com/path-to-freedom-about-franchising   If you would like to learn more about this particular franchise opportunity, or discuss franchise ownership in general - feel free to use the link to my calendar below to schedule a free, no-obligation introductory meeting.    https://calendly.com/Is-barefoot/introcallwithIs
Exploring Drew Brees’ Franchise Empire and His Journey to Success | Wes Barefoot | Path To Freedom
Dec 16 2023
Exploring Drew Brees’ Franchise Empire and His Journey to Success | Wes Barefoot | Path To Freedom
Prepare yourself for a riveting journey as we uncover the triumphs of Drew Brees, not just as a Super Bowl-winning quarterback and MVP, but as a successful franchise mogul. From his first foray into franchising with Jimmy John's during his time at Purdue University, to strategic partnerships with brands such as Walk-Ons Sports Bistro, Smalls Sliders, and even Dunkin Donuts, Brees has undoubtedly carved out a franchise empire. Remarkably, he also has a stake in the health and wellness industry, with a focus on brands like Everbowl and Stretch Zone. Over the course of the episode, we take a closer look at his astute business acumen and generous spirit, which have played a vital role in his franchising success. But that's not all, the episode also delves into the possibilities franchising can offer, drawing inspiration from Brees' prolific career. It serves as a testament that franchising can indeed open doors for those ready to put in the hustle and bustle. From his humble beginnings to his stellar rise as a franchise owner, Brees' story is sure to inspire and intrigue as we continue to spotlight individuals who have etched their mark in the franchising world. Listen in, gain some insights, and who knows, you might just find the inspiration to embark on your own franchising journey.   Don't forget to like and subscribe!   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/path2frdm/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/path2frdm   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wesleybarefoot/   7 Steps to Owning a Franchise: https://path2frdm-1.hubspotpagebuilder.com/path-to-freedom-about-franchising   If you would like to learn more about this particular franchise opportunity, or discuss franchise ownership in general - feel free to use the link to my calendar below to schedule a free, no-obligation introductory meeting.    https://calendly.com/Is-barefoot/introcallwithIs
The Game-Changing Business That Helps Skyrocket Profit When Selling Your Home
Dec 7 2023
The Game-Changing Business That Helps Skyrocket Profit When Selling Your Home
In this podcast episode, Nick Lobert and Derek Shewmon, co-founders of the franchise brand Homestretch, discuss their business. Homestretch is a home preparation service company that helps homeowners prepare their homes for sale, focusing on cosmetic improvements. They share their journey from childhood friends to business partners, and how they started Homestretch to fill a gap in the market. They discuss their focus on building relationships with real estate agents and contractors, and how their services benefit realtors. They also talk about the evolution of their services, their franchising model, and what they look for in franchise owners. They emphasize the scalability of the Homestretch franchise and the importance of focusing on business development and building a strong team.   Don't forget to like and subscribe!    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/path2frdm/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/path2frdm   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wesleybarefoot/   7 Steps to Owning a Franchise:    https://path2frdm-1.hubspotpagebuilder.com/path-to-freedom-about-franchising   If you would like to learn more about this particular franchise opportunity, or discuss franchise ownership in general - feel free to use the link to my calendar below to schedule a free, no-obligation introductory meeting.    https://calendly.com/Is-barefoot/introcallwithIs Franchise Website: https://homestretch-franchise.com/ Facebook & Instagram: @homestretchservices   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/homestretch-services
John Madsen’s Legendary Journey From NFL To CEO
Nov 9 2023
John Madsen’s Legendary Journey From NFL To CEO
Highlighting our engaging conversation with the dynamic John Madsen, founder and CEO of Superhuman, this episode journeys into the world of fitness and entrepreneurship. John shares his inspiring transition from the NFL to the fitness industry, and how he has been growing his innovative brand for the past three years. He opens up about his mission of guiding others to transform into their most elite selves, delivering not just mediocre results, but epic transformations through world-class coaching. Our conversation deepens as we explore specific target markets, the process of building a business structure from scratch and overcoming inevitable hurdles along the journey. John reflects on the crucial role of mindset in achieving not just fitness goals, but also financial success. The importance of efficient time allocation to high-payoff activities and the contribution of an abundant mindset in creating a premium product is discussed. We draw an interesting parallel between status symbols and the long-term benefits of prioritizing health, talking about how entrepreneurs, CEOs, and C-suite professionals can benefit. As we conclude our talk, John provides powerful advice to budding entrepreneurs and athletes, encouraging them to dream bigger and never lose their ambition. He reveals his personal struggles with fear and imposter syndrome, and how overcoming these obstacles has been key to his success. We wrap up with an empowering discourse on the intersection of fitness and business, and how mastering influence and persuasion can simplify life. If you're eager to learn more about Superhuman, John's podcast, or his experiences in business and sports, this episode promises a compelling listen.   Don't forget to like and subscribe!    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/path2frdm/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/path2frdm   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wesleybarefoot/   7 Steps to Owning a Franchise:   https://path2frdm-1.hubspotpagebuilder.com/path-to-freedom-about-franchising   If you would like to learn more about this particular franchise opportunity, or discuss franchise ownership in general - feel free to use the link to my calendar below to schedule a free, no-obligation introductory meeting.    https://calendly.com/Is-barefoot/introcallwithIs   Suprahuman Website:  https://suprahuman.com/ John Madsen Instagram:    https://www.instagram.com/iamjohnmadsen/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet&igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA==   SupraHuman Instagram    https://www.instagram.com/suprahumanofficial/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet&igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA==
How He Went From Selling Baseball Cards To Crushing It In The Restoration Business
Nov 2 2023
How He Went From Selling Baseball Cards To Crushing It In The Restoration Business
Have you ever found yourself feeling like a fish out of water while navigating the world of entrepreneurship? Like you, our guest for today, Dan Klaps, co-founder and CEO of Vota Cleaning and Restoration, walked through these daunting waters, turning every stone into a stepping stone. His journey, replete with ventures from selling baseball cards to starting a staffing business in college, culminated in him taking a plunge into the franchising industry and building his own franchise brand. Dan reveals the key strategies he utilized to zero in on the restoration industry, leveraging his past experiences to craft a unique brand. Moreover, he provides an insightful look into his successful franchise partnership dynamics, emphasizing how the diverse skills of his team members and a decentralized command structure have been key ingredients in the recipe for their success. The conversation also delves into the importance of robust bookkeeping to measure performance and get a clear picture of the opportunities and challenges that come with owning a franchise. As Dan pulls back the curtain on Vota Cleaning and Restoration, he paints a vivid picture of how they stand out amidst the crowd in a highly fragmented industry. He discusses their unique dual revenue model that leverages both cleaning and restoration, making them a remarkable player in the field. So, if you've been contemplating entering the world of franchises or expanding your existing business, this episode is a goldmine of information. Also, for those interested in exploring opportunities with Vota, Dan shares updates on the available territories for prospective franchisees.    Don't forget to like and subscribe!    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/path2frdm/    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/path2frdm   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wesleybarefoot/   7 Steps to Owning a Franchise:   https://path2frdm-1.hubspotpagebuilder.com/path-to-freedom-about-franchising     If you would like to learn more about this particular franchise opportunity, or discuss franchise ownership in general - feel free to use the link to my calendar below to schedule a free, no-obligation introductory meeting.    https://calendly.com/Is-barefoot/introcallwithIs   Dan Claps Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/dan-claps-cfe-ceo-of-voda-cleaning-and-restoration-0036b9a2/   Voda Cleaning & Restoration Website:    https://myvoda.com
How We Started Our First Franchise Without Any Of Our Own Money
Oct 27 2023
How We Started Our First Franchise Without Any Of Our Own Money
When my wife, Kelly, and I were just starting out, we found ourselves yearning to be business owners at a relatively young age. The hitch? We were short on resources and had little financial backing. Yet, the desire to break free from the conventional 9-5 grind was too potent to ignore. In this riveting episode, I unfold the tale of our journey into franchise ownership, specifically how we smartly navigated non-traditional funding strategies to make our dream a reality. From SBA loans and ROBS to home equity lines of credit, you'll hear it all.    Choosing a franchise is a daunting task, but for us, Shelf Genie felt like the right fit. Starting a business with a limited budget was challenging, but what carried us through was our sheer determination and resilience. We share about our ups and downs, the countless late nights, and the consistent effort, all of which paid off when we won the Franchisee of the Year award in 2022. We are living proof that starting from scratch doesn't mean you cannot achieve big!    I dive into the nitty-gritty of our franchise partnership and ownership structure. Understanding how to structure your business for success is essential, and we've learned that through hands-on experience. We openly discussed how we struck a balance in our partnership, hitting a 20% profit margin, and embarked on the journey of opening up new avenues for future opportunities. I hope our story will inspire you and assure you that with perseverance and creativity, financial constraints can be worked around. So, tune in, get inspired, and learn how you could also tread the path to freedom through business ownership.    Don't forget to like and subscribe! Instagram:    https://www.instagram.com/path2frdm/    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/path2frdm    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wesleybarefoot/    7 Steps to Owning a Franchise:    https://path2frdm-1.hubspotpagebuilder.com/path-to-freedom-about-franchising    If you would like to learn more about this particular franchise opportunity or discuss franchise ownership in general - feel free to use the link to my calendar below to schedule a free, no-obligation introductory meeting.     https://calendly.com/Is-barefoot/introcallwithIs
What No One Tells You About Owning A Semi-absentee Business
Oct 12 2023
What No One Tells You About Owning A Semi-absentee Business
What happens when you step out of your comfort zone and take a leap into the world of franchise business? My wife and I can tell you – it’s a rollercoaster of experiences, lessons, and realizations. In our journey, we've discovered the power of a semi-absentee ownership model, a concept that allows you to maintain your current lifestyle and financial security while exploring new business avenues. It's a path we followed, juggling our corporate roles with our entrepreneurial dreams, all the while relying on a manager for the day-to-day operations.   That's not to say, however, that you can be completely hands-off. The early days are crucial – it's when you get your hands dirty, learn about your business, and lay the groundwork for success. This is your chance to establish clear expectations with your manager, build a structure that ensures accountability yet offers autonomy, and immerse yourself enough in the business to become an expert. And let's not forget the importance of creating an effective compensation plan for your manager – a well-thought-out plan can pave the way for motivated and successful team leaders.   But the ride doesn't end there. As we navigated our entrepreneurial journey, we faced challenges with our business manager. We learned the hard way about understanding when a manager may not be the right fit for your business and the courage it takes to make a change when necessary. We share our story, the highs and lows of managing the manager, the impact of waiting too long to make a crucial change, and what we learned from it all. Join us as we open up about our franchise business journey, sharing the lessons and insights we've picked up along the way.   Don't forget to like and subscribe!    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/path2frdm/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/path2frdm   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wesleybarefoot/   7 Steps to Owning a Franchise: https://path2frdm-1.hubspotpagebuilder.com/path-to-freedom-about-franchising   If you would like to learn more about this particular franchise opportunity, or discuss franchise ownership in general - feel free to use the link to my calendar below to schedule a free, no-obligation introductory meeting.    https://calendly.com/Is-barefoot/introcallwithIs   Part one of Semi Absentee    https://youtu.be/ClrJbrOwE7o?si=HRcdMWzbhAzwr7ed
The Genius Reason This Entrepreneur Left Corporate America To Buy A Franchise
Oct 5 2023
The Genius Reason This Entrepreneur Left Corporate America To Buy A Franchise
Welcome to a fresh episode where we're thrilled to have Henry Gonzalez, a franchise owner of the unique boutique fitness brand, Stretch Lab. The first part of our conversation follows Henry’s intriguing voyage from a stock-heavy investment portfolio to becoming an inspiring franchise owner. Along with his wife, Henry takes us through the pivots and turns of their journey, including their fateful visit to the expo headquarters and the subsequent opening of their own studios. This is more than just a story of franchise ownership, it's about proactive decision-making and community impact.    As our conversation evolves, we address the elephant in the room - the significance of self-care and physical health in today's sedentary lifestyle. Henry candidly shares how prolonged sitting can wreak havoc on our bodies and why more individuals are leaning towards proactive care. He enlightens us on how Stretch Lab is contributing to this awakening, aiding individuals to remain healthy and active. It's not just about fitness, it's about holistic wellness. Henry's insights make this episode a must-listen for anyone looking to take control of their health and wellness. So join us, and let's redefine self-care together!   Don't forget to like and subscribe!    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/path2frdm/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/path2frdm   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wesleybarefoot/   If you're ready to start your path to freedom click here:   https://path2frdm-1.hubspotpagebuilder.com/path-to-freedom-about-franchising   Lance Freeman Podcast Episode:   https://www.podbean.com/ep/pb-yjdty-1128c07   Henry Gonzales LinkedIn Profile:    https://www.linkedin.com/in/henry-gonzalez-482b6332/
Making Exercise Fun for Kids and Profitable for Franchisees
Sep 28 2023
Making Exercise Fun for Kids and Profitable for Franchisees
In this podcast episode, Wes interviews his friend Dave Pazgan about his work with Kido Kinetics, a youth sports enrichment brand. Dave explains how he got involved with the brand and discusses the potential of the business. They talk about the size and potential of the youth sports market, the impact of COVID-19, and the opportunities for Kiddo Kinetics in the education sector. Dave also explains the role of a Kiddo Kinetics franchise owner and the unique investor model offered by the brand. They discuss the low overhead and scalability of the business and how Kiddo Kinetics gets new business. Dave emphasizes the support provided to franchisees and the challenges they face with CRM systems. He believes that Kiddo Kinetics has the potential to become a nationally recognized brand in youth sports. The episode ends with information on how to learn more about Kiddo Kinetics and connect with Dave.   https://kidokinetics.com/   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/path2frdm/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/path2frdm   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wesleybarefoot/   7 Steps to Owning a Franchise:    https://path2frdm-1.hubspotpagebuilder.com/path-to-freedom-about-franchising   If you would like to learn more about this particular franchise opportunity, or discuss franchise ownership in general - feel free to use the link to my calendar below to schedule a free, no-obligation introductory meeting.     https://calendly.com/Is-barefoot/introcallwithIs