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Hear from entrepreneurs, experts and leaders from across the franchised community discovering their life stories and their tips for success away from the typical 9-to-5 grind.

The #Disenfranchised was created to showcase a community that offers a different career path and lifestyle for people who have become disenfranchised with the world of employment, inspiring them to take control of their lives and start earning more for themselves.

The Disenfranchised Ed Purnell

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Hear from entrepreneurs, experts and leaders from across the franchised community discovering their life stories and their tips for success away from the typical 9-to-5 grind.

The #Disenfranchised was created to showcase a community that offers a different career path and lifestyle for people who have become disenfranchised with the world of employment, inspiring them to take control of their lives and start earning more for themselves.

    Understand your career options - Sam Petter - Children Inspired by Yoga (Tatty Bumpkin)

    Understand your career options - Sam Petter - Children Inspired by Yoga (Tatty Bumpkin)

    The next step in your career, IS a big decision.  



    Stay in employment if it makes sense, but if you're ready for a change, just make sure you know all of your options.  



    You don't always have to have your own start up idea to be a successful business owner.   



    We talk this through with Sam Petter, Founder of Children Inspired by Yoga (Tatty Bumpkin) in the latest episode of The Disenfranchised, as well as learn about how she started her own business and the opportunity that she has created for others to follow.



    We also talked about:

    - How experiences can have a massive impact on your decisions for the future

    - The benefits of accepting change

    - The value of a strong brand

    - Sam's ideal franchisee

    - The positive impact of yoga for children's mental health

    - A pre-historic discovery 

    - And much, much more!



    You can find Sam on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/sam-petter-ciby/ and her business Children Inspired by Yoga here - https://childreninspiredbyyoga.com/





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    • 29 min
    Building wealth through business ownership - David Weaver - FranChoice

    Building wealth through business ownership - David Weaver - FranChoice

    Are all entrepreneurs risk takers or just life long learners? 



    Check out the latest episode of The Disenfranchised podcast where we dive into this with David Weaver, a seasoned professional when it comes to business ownership, especially within the franchising space.



    We also talked about:



    - Entrepreneurs being life long learners

    - The impact of the recession

    - What do lenders look for when loaning for a franchise agreement

    - How to evaluate a franchisor

    - Financial Disclosure Documents

    - The hottest franchise sectors to look at in 2022



    You can find David on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/daviddweaver/ and FranChoice here - https://www.franchoice.com/





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    For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    ScaleUp Business in the UK - Kevin Brent - BizSmart

    ScaleUp Business in the UK - Kevin Brent - BizSmart

    Creating a large, successful business is pretty rare!



    It's no surprise when the odds are stacked against you from the start. You're on your own, there's no model to follow and the costs start stacking up along with the mistakes. 



    Investing in a franchise is one way to remedy this, as you have a built in peer network and a clear system to follow. 



    If you are going out on your own though it might make sense to invest in external support. Both of these avenues are very familiar to Kevin Brent, Founder of 4 businesses (2 sold) and Franchisor of BizSmart.



    We talk about these topics in more details in this episode as well as:



    - The best RAF plane to fly

    - The pressures of working in a large consultancy

    - Building for value

    - Creating recurring revenue

    - The power of peer working

    - Dealing with the peaks and troughs in earning



    You can find Kevin on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-brent-valuebuilder/ and BizSmart https://www.bizsmart.co.uk/.



    Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes!



    For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com



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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Power of a Franchise Network - Jen Chapman-Boffin - Cinder Ltd.

    The Power of a Franchise Network - Jen Chapman-Boffin - Cinder Ltd.

    It's amazing what challenges in life people can overcome with the right support.



    The franchise community is somewhere that you will find many inspirational stories, where people have come back from seeming insurmountable odds to find business success. 



    It's no surprise really as a franchise company is essentially a support network, driven to help you succeed.



    We speak about this with Jen Chapman-Boffin in this weeks podcast as she shares her experiences from working within the British Franchise Association and now as a champion for mental health.



    We also talk about:



    - Working for a franchisor 

    - What is mental health

    - Cognitive Distortion

    - Improving mental health to improve profit

    - What a franchisor can do to support the mental health of their network



    You can find Jen on LinkedIn here and Cinder Ltd. here.



    Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes!



    For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com



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    • 54 min
    It's just another business model - Andrew Walters - Kindling Franchise Consultants

    It's just another business model - Andrew Walters - Kindling Franchise Consultants

    A lot of people see franchising as something that is out of reach or something to avoid.



    But, it's just another type of business model that can be applied to any type of company. We explore this in detail with franchising expert Andrew Walters, Founder of Kindling Franchise Consultants, who for over 15 years has been working for large international brands within their franchising teams.



    We also talk about:



    - What it's like to be working alongside entrepreneurs

    - Why franchising might not be right for everyone

    - The biggest challenge for franchisees

    - Following the model

    - How to prepare to be a franchisee

    - What to look for in a good brand

    - A shocking encounter with some AK-47's

    - and much, much more!



    You can find Andrew on LinkedIn here and Kindling Franchise Consultants here.



    Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes!



    For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com



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    • 58 min
    The future of care - Hannah MacKechnie - Radfield Home Care

    The future of care - Hannah MacKechnie - Radfield Home Care

    Care is being taken more seriously, especially since the pandemic.



    It's also transitioning to care being provided more at home, as we learn in this interview with Hannah MacKechnie, Co-Founder of Radfield Home Care.



    We also talk about:

    - Growing up in a care home

    - Why is home care seeing a Boom?

    - What is home care?

    - Rebranding

    - Cooking a chicken in a kettle

    - And much, much more!



    You can find Hannah on LinkedIn here and Radfield Home Care here.





    Thanks for listening and if you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to hit the subscribe button for the latest episodes!



    For more insights into the franchising world check out The Franchised at - www.thefranchised.com



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    Visit www.cymphony.co.uk/disenfranchised to find out more about Cymphony and the services they offer to franchised businesses.

    • 53 min

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