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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

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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.

    Do Top Franchisees Follow The System?

    Do Top Franchisees Follow The System?

    What does it take to be a top franchisee?
     
    I posted in the Franchise Secrets Facebook Group (FranchiseSecrets.com/Facebook) about what top franchisees do to get to the top.
     
    The majority of the comments said "Just follow the system".
     
    Is that true? Well, @Ryan Casey certainly didn't think so!
     
    Ryan weighed in on the post and it was such a good response, I decided to bring him and a few more members of the Franchise Tribe Mastermind on to do a live video inside the Facebook Group.
     
    Check out this great discussion!
     
    Looking to dive deeper into the world of franchising?
    Join the largest, most helpful Facebook group in franchising here: FranchiseSecretsGroup.com ⬅️
     
     
    Growth is much easier when you're surrounded by like-minded, driven people. The Franchise Tribe Mastermind is full of successful Franchisees who are looking to shortcut the path to success and add value to other people while developing a tight-knit community along the way.
     
    Sound like a good fit for you? Check out FranchiseTribe.com for more info!
     
     
    Did you know you can listen to the Franchise Secrets Podcast your favorite platforms?
     
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4BpskQSFxnii9nm4p6ZFMy?si=dc5599b742044aae
     
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/franchise-secrets-podcast/id1460276956
     
     
    Don't forget to like and share this video! Check out our entire catalog of episodes here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGL_DGqEd54pcu_zgOICdSA
     
    Subscribe so you never miss any content: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGL_DGqEd54pcu_zgOICdSA?sub_confirmation=1
     
    Erik Van Horn is a franchising specialist, and expert in multi-unit, semi-absentee franchise business ownership. From entrepreneur to regional developer, and investor to consultant, Erik has worn many hats over the last two decades, which has provided him unique insight into complex aspects of the industry. If you're a franchisee, a franchisor, or one aspiring to be, subscribe to the Franchise Secrets channel and visit www.FranchiseSecrets.com for even more tactical and practical tools to help you buy, grow, and sell franchises like an expert.

    • 25 min
    Passive Investing & Franchising with a Buffalo Wild Wings Franchisee

    Passive Investing & Franchising with a Buffalo Wild Wings Franchisee

    People often get into franchising with hopes of having a semi-absentee business that can support their lifestyle without taking away time. But sometimes this dream ends up being nothing more than an empty promise, and the franchisee becomes a slave to working in his or her own company rather than working on its success!
     
    Garrett Schmidt knows how important it is for entrepreneurs who want freedom from day-to-day responsibilities to open themselves up fully by becoming passive investors at some point down the road.
     
    Looking to dive deeper into the world of franchising?
    Join the largest, most helpful Facebook group in franchising here: FranchiseSecretsGroup.com ⬅️
     
     
    Growth is much easier when you're surrounded by like-minded, driven people. The Franchise Tribe Mastermind is full of successful Franchisees who are looking to shortcut the path to success and add value to other people while developing a tight-knit community along the way.
     
    Sound like a good fit for you? Check out FranchiseTribe.com for more info!
     
     
    Did you know you can listen to the Franchise Secrets Podcast your favorite platforms?
     
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4BpskQS...
     
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...
     
     
    Don't forget to like and share this video! Check out our entire catalogue of episodes here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGL_...
     
    Subscribe so you never miss any content: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGL_D...
     
    Erik Van Horn is a franchising specialist, and expert in multi-unit, semi-absentee franchise business ownership. From entrepreneur to regional developer, and investor to consultant, Erik has worn many hats over the last two decades, which has provided him unique insight into complex aspects of the industry. If you're a franchisee, a franchisor, or one aspiring to be, subscribe to the Franchise Secrets channel and visit www.FranchiseSecrets.com for even more tactical and practical tools to help you buy, grow, and sell franchises like an expert.

    • 48 min
    Noodles & Company: Food, Franchising, QSRs & Fast Casual

    Noodles & Company: Food, Franchising, QSRs & Fast Casual

     
    A quick-service restaurant or QSR is a popular choice for people who want to start their own business. But what makes them different from other franchises?
     
    It's not often that we are joined by people in the QSR space of franchising. As many of you know, In my 20+ years of franchising, I've largely been in the service-based space.
     
    Today we are joined by John Ramsay of Noodles & Company to talk all things food-franchise!
     
    Who is John Ramsay?
     
    "With over 28 years of experience in restaurant franchise sales and development, John Ramsay joined Noodles & Company in November of 2020 as the vice president of franchise sales. Prior to Noodles, John most recently held positions in franchise and restaurant growth efforts for Bruxie International and @Marco's Pizza Franchising. John’s successful career includes the growth of over 900 restaurants across all 50 states and 12 different countries. Having graduated from @Virginia Tech University with an architecture degree, his vast skillset came through during his early career positions in design, construction and real estate for brands such as @TGI Fridays and @Jack in the Box ."
     
    Topics we hit in this episode:
    -What makes the QSR space different from service based?
    -Who makes a good QSR franchisee?
    -What QSR brands are crushing it right now?
    AND MUCH MORE!
     
    Looking to dive deeper into the world of franchising?
    Join the largest, most helpful Facebook group in franchising here: FranchiseSecretsGroup.com ⬅️
     
     
    Growth is much easier when you're surrounded by like-minded, driven people. The Franchise Tribe Mastermind is full of successful Franchisees who are looking to shortcut the path to success and add value to other people while developing a tight-knit community along the way.
     
    Sound like a good fit for you? Check out FranchiseTribe.com for more info!
     
     
    Did you know you can listen to the Franchise Secrets Podcast your favorite platforms?
     
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4BpskQSFxnii9nm4p6ZFMy?si=dc5599b742044aae
     
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/franchise-secrets-podcast/id1460276956
     
     
    Don't forget to like and share this video! Check out our entire catalogue of episodes here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGL_DGqEd54pcu_zgOICdSA
     
     
    We have 3 curated monthly memos geared specifically to franchisees, franchise buyers, and franchisors. You can sign up for the monthly memo here: https://forms.gle/c2eiKRbDEVpCCzmQ6
     
     
    Subscribe so you never miss any content: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGL_DGqEd54pcu_zgOICdSA?sub_confirmation=1
     
    Erik Van Horn is a franchising specialist, and expert in multi-unit, semi-absentee franchise business ownership. From entrepreneur to regional developer, and investor to consultant, Erik has worn many hats over the last two decades, which has provided him unique insight into complex aspects of the industry. If you're a franchisee, a franchisor, or one aspiring to be, subscribe to the Franchise Secrets channel and visit www.FranchiseSecrets.com for even more tactical and practical tools to help you buy, grow, and sell franchises like an expert.

    • 39 min
    Franchise Validation Questions That Aren't Obvious

    Franchise Validation Questions That Aren't Obvious

    For #franchisebuyers, validation is a process that can make or break whether you sign on the dotted line of the franchise agreement.
     
    Validation allows you to compare your expectations of a particular brand with the real-life experience of their current franchisees.
     
    In part 2 of our podcasts on #validation, I go through some of the 100+ questions to ask franchisees before you buy a franchise. Not only do I give my commentary as to why these questions are incredibly important, but I'm giving you all 100+ questions for #FREE here:
     
    FranchiseSecrets.com/Validation ⬅️
     
    These are questions that I've learned in my 20+ years of #franchising that no one will teach you. If you want to validate successfully and ultimately find the brand that fits you and your lifestyle goals, this podcast is for you!
     
    Question Categories:
     
    -Background Questions
    -Ownership Type
    -Life As A #Franchisee
    -#Sales, #Marketing & #LeadGeneration
    -Performance
    -Financial
    -Relationship
    -System & Support Training
    -Staffing
    -General Questions
    -My Favorite Questions
    -Final Questions
    -Good Follow-Up Questions
     
    If you haven't checked out episode 1 in this series, watch it here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTjh2RygXJg
     
    You can watch our full series on validation here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F274WYMLVYQ&list=PLEEithd54kMk2Kw07KwZGWgF8UTx9N5_T
     
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    Looking to dive deeper into the world of franchising?
    Join the largest, most helpful Facebook group in franchising here: FranchiseSecretsGroup.com ⬅️
     
     
    Growth is much easier when you're surrounded by like-minded, driven people. The Franchise Tribe Mastermind is full of successful Franchisees who are looking to shortcut the path to success and add value to other people while developing a tight-knit community along the way.
     
    Sound like a good fit for you? Check out FranchiseTribe.com for more info!
     
     
    Did you know you can listen to the Franchise Secrets Podcast your favorite platforms?
     
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4BpskQS...
     
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...
     
     
    Don't forget to like and share this video! Check out our entire catalogue of episodes here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGL_...
     
    Subscribe so you never miss any content: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGL_D...
     
    Franchise Secrets is hosted by Erik Van Horn:
     
    Erik is a franchising specialist, and expert in multi-unit, semi-absentee franchise business ownership. From entrepreneur to regional developer, and investor to consultant, Erik has worn many hats over the last two decades, which has provided him unique insight into complex aspects of the industry. If you're a franchisee, a franchisor, or one aspiring to be, subscribe to the Franchise Secrets channel and visit www.FranchiseSecrets.com for even more tactical and practical tools to help you buy, grow, and sell franchises like an expert.
     
     
    #FranchiseTribeMastermind #FranchiseSecrets #Franchising #Franchisee #Franchisor #Franchise #ErikVanHorn

    • 40 min
    6 Must Do's Before You Start Validation

    6 Must Do's Before You Start Validation

    If you're interested in buying a #franchise, it's important to know all the facts about franchising before making your decision. Watch this video for some great tips on what you should do BEFORE buying a franchise!
     
    In Part 1 of 2 podcasts on validation, I share my 6 must do's before you start #validation. Validation is a key step in the franchising process that can help you determine whether or not you should purchase a particular franchise.
     
    These 6 tips are designed to help you better understand yourself as a buyer and how you can squeeze the most out of the validation process so you can make the best purchase decision possible.
     
    Next week, I will release part 2 of this validation deep-dive:
    100+ Validation Questions To Ask Franchisees ⬅️
     
    I made a FREE PDF of these 100+ Questions available here:
    FranchiseSecrets.com/Validation
     
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    Looking to dive deeper into the world of franchising?
    Join the largest, most helpful Facebook group in franchising here: FranchiseSecretsGroup.com ⬅️
     
     
    Growth is much easier when you're surrounded by like-minded, driven people. The Franchise Tribe Mastermind is full of successful Franchisees who are looking to shortcut the path to success and add value to other people while developing a tight-knit community along the way.
     
    Sound like a good fit for you? Check out FranchiseTribe.com for more info!
     
     
    Did you know you can listen to the Franchise Secrets Podcast your favorite platforms?
     
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4BpskQSFxnii9nm4p6ZFMy?si=dc5599b742044aae
     
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/franchise-secrets-podcast/id1460276956
     
     
    Don't forget to like and share this video! Check out our entire catalog of episodes here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGL_DGqEd54pcu_zgOICdSA
     
    Subscribe so you never miss any content: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGL_DGqEd54pcu_zgOICdSA?sub_confirmation=1
     
     
     
    Erik Van Horn is a franchising specialist, and expert in multi-unit, semi-absentee franchise business ownership. From entrepreneur to regional developer, and investor to consultant, Erik has worn many hats over the last two decades, which has provided him unique insight into complex aspects of the industry. If you're a franchisee, a franchisor, or one aspiring to be, subscribe to the Franchise Secrets channel and visit www.FranchiseSecrets.com for even more tactical and practical tools to help you buy, grow, and sell franchises like an expert.
     
     
    #FranchiseTribeMastermind #FranchiseSecrets #Franchising #Franchisee #Franchisor #Franchise

    • 19 min
    What's Stealing Your Time w/ Craig Ballantyne

    What's Stealing Your Time w/ Craig Ballantyne

    As entrepreneurs, we're always trying to optimize our time. There are only so many hours in a week that you can work...let alone that you WANT to work!⏰
     
    If you're like me, I'm sure you've tried planners, apps, and countless other ways to protect your time from unwanted distractions. The truth is, you're never going to buy back your time until you uncover what the specific time-sucks are that keep you overextended.
     
    This is where my friend @Craig Ballantyne comes in. He is a genius in helping entrepreneurs take back the time that they have lost to take back freedom and regain a healthy relationship with their business.
     
    Craig and I talk extensively about practical and in-depth topics like:
    -Identify all your negative time sucks through self-reflection
    -Common Time Stealers
    -Distilling content for consumption
    -Identifying your "Magic Time" for optimum productivity
    -Harnessing the power of an end of day deadline
     
    Quote to remember:
    “It’s not about the daily increase, but the daily decrease…hack away at the non-essential” - @Bruce Lee
     
    Be sure to check out Craig's latest book, "The Perfect Week Formula" here:
    https://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Week-Formula-Business-Around/dp/0996738991
     
    Looking to dive deeper into the world of franchising?
    Join the largest, most helpful Facebook group in franchising here: FranchiseSecretsGroup.com ⬅️
     
     
    Growth is much easier when you're surrounded by like-minded, driven people. The Franchise Tribe Mastermind is full of successful Franchisees who are looking to shortcut the path to success and add value to other people while developing a tight-knit community along the way.
     
    Sound like a good fit for you? Check out FranchiseTribe.com for more info!
     
     
    Did you know you can listen to the Franchise Secrets Podcast your favorite platforms?
     
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4BpskQSFxnii9nm4p6ZFMy?si=dc5599b742044aae
     
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/franchise-secrets-podcast/id1460276956
     
     
    Don't forget to like and share this video! Check out our entire catalogue of episodes here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGL_DGqEd54pcu_zgOICdSA
     
    Subscribe so you never miss any content: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGL_DGqEd54pcu_zgOICdSA?sub_confirmation=1
     
    Erik Van Horn is a franchising specialist, and expert in multi-unit, semi-absentee franchise business ownership. From entrepreneur to regional developer, and investor to consultant, Erik has worn many hats over the last two decades, which has provided him unique insight into complex aspects of the industry. If you're a franchisee, a franchisor, or one aspiring to be, subscribe to the Franchise Secrets channel and visit www.FranchiseSecrets.com for even more tactical and practical tools to help you buy, grow, and sell franchises like an expert.
     
    FranchiseSecrets.com ⬅️

    • 44 min

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