Welcome to the Fibrenew Exchange Podcast where we connect with franchise owners and industry partners in discussing business ownership, the ups and downs along the way with running a franchise and a whole lot more. With 250+ franchise locations, we are the world-wide experts in the restoration of leather, plastic, and vinyl, thanks for listening in!You can find us at: fibrenew.com or on Facebook, Instagram or Linked In as Fibrenew International. We hope to chat with you soon!
Freedom & Flexibility: From Helicopter Pilot to Fibrenew Franchisee
Genevieve Alexander is the first to admit that she gets bored easily. Given that fact, it makes sense that she chose a career as a helicopter pilot. It was perfect for her for some time, but considering the fact that her husband, Drew, is also a helicopter pilot, the couple's work-life balance was not balanced at all. “I needed a serious lifestyle change,” she says.
So Genevieve looked to franchising for her next step. On her list of “must-haves” was financial freedom and a flexible schedule.
When Genevieve first heard about Fibrenew, she says she wasn't really excited about the concept. “Leather, plastic, and vinyl restoration didn't sound very sexy,” she says. But as she dug deeper, she discovered a lot about Fibrenew that she really liked. “I loved the fact that I could scale the business at my own pace,” she says. She also liked the possibilities for different types of jobs and clients. “No two days are ever the same. I love that part,” she says.We hope you enjoy this conversation!
Staying Focused, Positive and Busy in Q1, 2021
Welcome to 2021 and welcome to a new season of the Fibrenew Exchange Podcast. In this episode we cover the topic of staying focused, staying positive, and keeping busy in Q1 of 2021.
With various forms of shutdowns and restrictions in place in different geographic areas, it's amazing how much we're still able to do with our Fibrenew businesses. You're going to hear from 6 different voices on this show, Al Crnjac of Fibrenew Eastern Ontario, Michael Carter of Fibrenew Loudoun, Chad Hendry of Fibrenew Calgary South, Dan Hoffman of Fibrenew Portland as well as Bruce Nurse and Paul Gingras of Fibrenew's support team. All of them share how they're keeping busy in their franchises, how they focusing on what they can do, how they're adapting to the times, and what they see just around the corner.
There is a tremendous amount of collective wisdom packed into the next 29 minutes or so so we hope you enjoy and as always, take good care and cheers!
Activity Breeds Activity with Franchisee, Joe Day
In this episode, we sat down with Joe Day of Fibrenew Evansville in Evansville, Indiana. At the time of this recording, Joe was just shy of the one-year mark of operation of his Fibrenew business. He's now booking 5 digits worth of revenue each month and has a schedule that's booked out two weeks in advance. Joe explains what year one was like, he steps us through all the activities he's done to grow his client list and what's in store for his business just around the corner. We hope you enjoy this conversation and if you have questions for Joe, look him up on Facebook at Fibrenew Evansville and shoot him a message. Cheers!
Peer-to-Peer Franchisee Support
Here at Fibrenew, we have many support channels and resources like our support team, our online Technical Library with videos and manuals and discussions, we have weekly huddle calls, we have periodic seminars, training opportunities, and more. But one resource we can't leave off that list is the tremendous peer to peer support that exists among franchisees. On this podcast, freshman franchisee, Joey Weber, and senior franchisee Dan Hoffman take us through a recent 3-day ride along they did together in Dan's territory and how the experience was for them both. It was win-win as Joey learned tons and Dan had an extra hand in his business a few days. Conversations like this illustrate the deeply supportive culture we have here at Fibrenew and we hope you enjoy listening in...cheers!
Resale Buying Experience (Part 2 of 2)
Welcome to the 2nd installment in this 2 part series on Franchise Resales. In the first episode, we heard from Glenn Vanderploeg, a former franchisee who sold his franchise business. We heard about his experience from the seller's side of the fence and some sage advice that he had to offer on the topic.In this episode, we hear from Jay and Kelsey Stewart, franchisees who purchased an established franchise. They talk about their experience from the acquisition side of things, right from day one of the process all the way through its completion. With a healthy dose of enthusiasm, they explain how they first learned about the opportunity, how they arrived at a final price for the business, and what they found out after taking the reigns on an established business with hundreds of clients and tons of repeat business. If you are someone who is looking to buy or sell your business perhaps now or one day in the future, we hope you enjoy these two episodes and can glean some info to apply to your own unique situation. Cheers!
Resale Selling Experience (Part 1 of 2)
Welcome to part 1 of a 2 part series on the topic of business succession with Fibrenew. On this installment, we talked with former Fibrenew Franchise Partner, Glenn Vanderploeg, and had him describe the good feeling he had upon selling not 1, but 2 Fibrenew territories that he owned and operated for 12 years.
You'll hear about Glenn's experience with finding new owners, how he worked with our Franchise Development Team to do that, how long the process took, how he planned it all out and what he's doing now that he's a blissfully retired man.
If you have any questions about the resale process, we'd be happy to have a chat with you. Franchise Consultant, Jamie Myles is your point of contact and she'll be happy to talk => email@example.com or 800.345.2951 x 102Be sure to check out part 2 where we hear from the other side of the succession fence. Jay and Kelsey Stewart are franchisees who bought an existing territory and they describe what that experience was like. We hope you enjoy this podcast, cheers!