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 285+ franchise locations, we are the worldwide experts in the restoration of leather, plastic, and vinyl, thanks for listening in!You can find us at: fibrenew.com or on Facebook, Instagram, Linked In and YouTube as Fibrenew International. We hope to chat with you soon!
From Middle Management to Fibrenew Franchise Ownership, Dave O'Brien
This edition is a podcast takeover and a rebroadcast of an interview that Fibrenew Franchisee Dave O'Brien has with Adam Robison of NW Arkansas Business Radio X Podcast. Adam had Dave explain what he was doing before opening his Fibrenew business, what he now enjoys best about owning and operating his Fibrenew business, and much more - it's a really great conversation, and we hope you enjoy listening in! If you're interested in learning more about Fibrenew Franchising, please visit: fibrenew.com/franchising
From the Military to Fibrenew: Jorge's Figueroa's Journey
Jorge Figueroa of Fibrenew Osceola, FL transitioned to Fibrenew after a successful career in the military. After being away from his family for so many years, he was ready to be at home and wanted to be his own boss. He found that perfect fit with Fibrenew and ultimately opened his franchise in August 2022.
At the time of this recording, Jorge was in his 8th month of operation as a franchisee. He spoke about what his experience has been like to date, shared some of the best parts, some the frustrating parts, and talked about what he's planning for in the future.
We hope you enjoy listening in, and if you're interested in learning more about Fibrenew Franchising, please visit: fibrenew.com/franchising
Owner-Operator Franchisee, Ann Benes (Episode 6 of 6 in the Fibrenew Business Models Miniseries)
Thank you for joining us for installment 6 of 6 in a miniseries focused on showcasing the various types of business models that exist within Fibrenew. Ann Benes of Fibrenew Lincoln, Nebraska, has been a proud owner/operator of her franchise for over 20 years! Ann and her husband, Pat, were the 13th franchise in the US when they came on board in 2002. The way their partnership works is that Pat operates the family farm, and Ann operates the Fibrenew business. They will, of course, periodically help each other out on either side of the fence, but for the most part, Ann runs the franchise as a sole owner-operator. In this conversation, Ann talks about the 50/50 split she's established between commercial and private work and how that helps her manage the cash flow in the business. We also touch on goal setting. We talk about mid-west customer service etiquette, building rapport with clients, how to this day, she remains a student of the business, and what she's thinking about when it comes to eventual succession. Thanks for joining us, and we hope you enjoy listening to this conversation with Ann.
Rookie Business Owners Robert & Chelsey Pegram (Episode 5 of 6 in the Fibrenew Business Models Miniseries)
At the time of this recording, Robert and Chelsey Pegram had just marked their first anniversary of being Fibrenew franchise owners - and they couldn't be happier. In this conversation, you'll hear Robert and Chelsey's recap of what year one of business was like, what they learned along the way, and what they suggest as advice to those entering their first year of business or those in their first year of business with Fibrenew. We hope you enjoy listening in as it was a very insightful conversation, cheers!
Peak Performance Expert & Fibrenew Friend, Dr. Delatorro McNeal
On this special edition podcast, we had the honor of sitting down with internationally renowned Peak Performance Expert, best-selling author, and keynote speaker, Dr. Delatorro McNeal. Delatorro joined us at our HIVE LIVE Franchise Convention in Nashville where he took us on an emotional rollercoaster ride of unorthodox team-building exercises, mind expansion practices, and some deeply vulnerable moments together as a company. In this chat, you'll hear a replay of these moments, what Delatorro himself observed about us as a company as well as some of his personal insights on professional development.It was of course an energetic and fun talk - as it always is with Dr. Delatorro and we hope you enjoy listening in.PS: if you're a Fibrenew Franchisee, we've made Delatorro's latest book available for you on HIVE. If you're not a Fibrenew Franchisee, we highly recommend you check out his book "Shift Into a Higher Gear" wherever you get your reads or listens. It's a powerful and impactful book with timeless lessons and takeaways.
Team Approach: Nashville Area Franchisees Do It Right (Episode 4 of 6 in the Fibrenew Business Models Miniseries)
Thank you for joining us for installment 4 of 6 in a miniseries focused on showcasing the various types of business models that exist within Fibrenew.Nashville area franchise owners, JT Thompson, Mat Meade, and Mark Chasteen are not only Fibrenew friends and neighbors, they are true business partners. When all three of them were getting to a point where they were spending too much time in the business, instead of working on the business, they all knew it was time to hire an admin. So, they banded together and hired a shared admin who now quarterbacks each of their businesses handling inbound phone calls, emails, and texts, creating quotes, handling scheduling, invoicing, and much more. It took a load off their shoulders and helped make way for them to generate more business each week.In this conversation, you'll hear how JT, Mat, and Mark have structured everything with their shared admin, how the technical logistics work, how they pay her, and also just how valuable and vital she's become to their businesses. We hope you enjoy listening in as there are many great insights to be had, cheers!