52 episodes

Franchising specialist Erik Van Horn reveals the secrets he uses as a franchisee, consultant, investor and entrepreneur. Join us every Wednesday to learn tactical and practical tools that will help you buy, grow, and sell franchises like an expert.

Franchise Secrets Podcast Erik Van Horn

    • Entrepreneurship

Franchising specialist Erik Van Horn reveals the secrets he uses as a franchisee, consultant, investor and entrepreneur. Join us every Wednesday to learn tactical and practical tools that will help you buy, grow, and sell franchises like an expert.

    52: Diversifying Your Portfolio with Gary Findley of Restoration1

    52: Diversifying Your Portfolio with Gary Findley of Restoration1

    I’m joined on today’s episode of Franchise Secrets by franchise veteran Gary Findley of Restoration1. We dive into service-based franchises.  Is the grass always greener?  This Q&A is to help retail owners thinking about diversifying their portfolio.

    • 33 min
    51: Today's Mindset, Tomorrow's Opportunities with Justin Donald an Orange Theory Investor

    51: Today's Mindset, Tomorrow's Opportunities with Justin Donald an Orange Theory Investor

    I’m joined on today’s episode of Franchise Secrets by Orange Theory Investor, Justin Donald. We talk shop on what mindset you need today and the opportunities that might be available in the future due to the current market and virus situation.

    • 43 min
    50: Rent Reduction and Pivoting Your Business with Rob Cambruzzi and Josh York

    50: Rent Reduction and Pivoting Your Business with Rob Cambruzzi and Josh York

    I’m joined on today’s episode of Franchise Secrets by my good friends Rob Cambruzzi and Josh York. Answering the questions "How do I reduce my rent" and “How do I pivot to keep engaging my customers during the coronavirus outbreak?”

    • 56 min
    49: Long Term Strategies for Franchising with Buzz Franchise Brand's CEO, Kevin Wilson

    49: Long Term Strategies for Franchising with Buzz Franchise Brand's CEO, Kevin Wilson

    I’m joined on today’s episode of Franchise Secrets by my good friend Kevin Wilson. As someone who originally started in private equity, moved into franchising and now runs Buzz Franchise Brands, Kevin brings a unique perspective with different insights from most of our guests. What I find really sets him apart is his ability to understand both the franchisee and the franchisor, as well as the best approach to creating a high functioning business with the intent to build equity. 

    • 56 min
    48: What You Should Know Before You Buy Your Second Brand, with host Erik Van Horn

    48: What You Should Know Before You Buy Your Second Brand, with host Erik Van Horn

    This journey has not been easy, but it’s been incredibly rewarding, and I love sharing my experience with others who are on a similar path. Join me on today’s podcast as I dive into what it took for me to branch out into different cities, different brands, different industries and more. 

    • 33 min
    47: Simplifying Franchising with Liberty Tax's Founder John Hewitt

    47: Simplifying Franchising with Liberty Tax's Founder John Hewitt

    On today’s episode of Franchise Secrets I welcome an old friend and mentor, John Hewitt, multi award winner and one of the true legends in the history of franchising. John made his mark with Jackson Hewitt before finally cashing in and starting on his next venture, Liberty Tax, which he grew to over 4,000 locations in the first 12 years. 

    • 56 min

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