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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. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thedisenfranchised/support

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. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thedisenfranchised/support

    Health and business working in harmony for success - Niri Patel - Fit20

    Health and business working in harmony for success - Niri Patel - Fit20

    On this episode we're speaking with Niri Patel the UK Master Franchisee for the health and fitness brand Fit20.



    Niri himself is an accomplished international speaker, trainer, entrepreneur and contributing author to New York Times Bestseller Masters of Success.



    He has also had a varied career starting out as an actuarial and more recently finding work as the Franchisor for BNI in India and as a Franchisee for BNI based in Yorkshire, UK.



    In this chat we find out how and why Niri changed careers after starting his career in a well paid job in London.

    We're also curious to find out what Fit20 is all about.



    Is it just a 20 minute run on the treadmill or is there something more to it?



    Whatever the answer we’re about to find out in this interview with Niri Patel the Master Franchisee for Fit20.




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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Don't invest until you know what you want from life and business - Steve Axtell - it'seeze Websites

    Don't invest until you know what you want from life and business - Steve Axtell - it'seeze Websites

    In this episode, Ed interviews Steve Axtell the Bedford based franchisee for the Website Development franchise it'seeze Websites.



    Steve shares his experiences from introducing Red Bull to the UK to working with established brands like WD-40, all the way until he decided he wanted to start his own business.



    He decided not to do this on his own and instead invest in a franchise. We explore his journey and how he got to where he is today, as well as what he's learnt along the way!




    Episode Highlights:






    Not knowing what you want from a career when you're young
    Changing careers later in life
    Working for established brands vs startups
    Bringing Red Bull to the UK
    Working with true leaders
    Advice before investing in a franchise
    And lots, lots more!



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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 9 min
    It's a 2-way process - Joanne Budden - Leapfrog Sports

    It's a 2-way process - Joanne Budden - Leapfrog Sports

    In this episode, Ed interviews Joanne Budden, the Founder and Franchisor of Leapfrop Sports, as they discuss her journey through various jobs, the benefits of franchising, and how Leapfrog Sports is having a positive impact on the early development of the children attending their sessions.



    Joanne shares her experiences from not knowing what to do as a career, to becoming the leader of a successful franchised brand including the challenges she faced, and the skills she acquired along the way.



    Episode Highlights:


    A job testing mud


    Not knowing what to do as a career


    Going from banker to business owner


    Making a solid business plan


    The benefits of having a business guide


    Getting paid for what you’re worth


    Franchisor - Franchisee, it’s a 2-way process





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    • 45 min
    Overcoming fears by following your passion - Julie Barber - TechyTots

    Overcoming fears by following your passion - Julie Barber - TechyTots

    In this episode, Ed interviews Julie, a franchisee turned franchisor, as they discuss her journey through various jobs, the benefits of franchising, and the impact of Techie Tots on children's education.



    Julie shares her experiences working in different industries, the challenges she faced, and the skills she acquired along the way.

    She also talks about her decision to become a franchisee and later take over as a franchisor, highlighting the importance of confidence and passion in pursuing a career. Join us as we delve into the world of franchising and the joy of working with children.



    Episode Highlights:


    Julie's first job at a shoe shop and how she got it through her sister's connection
    The valuable skills Julie learned from her various jobs, including customer service and management
    The challenges of being a single parent and finding flexible working arrangements
    Discovering Techie Tots and the decision to become a franchisee
    The benefits of being a franchisee, including support, proven methods, and the opportunity to work around family commitments
    Julie's experience running Techie Tots classes and the impact on children's confidence and skills
    The expansion of Techie Tots to include junior classes and plans for future growth
    The importance of loving what you do and having confidence in your abilities
    Julie's proudest moments, including taking over as a franchisor and revamping the business



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    • 40 min
    Bringing Fun Into Learning - Dawn Strachan - Clara James Tutoring

    Bringing Fun Into Learning - Dawn Strachan - Clara James Tutoring

    When learning is enjoyable, it sparks curiosity and enthusiasm.



    Infusing elements of enjoyment into education, helps children to embrace continuous learning as a lifelong journey rather than a frustrating task that they are being told they have to complete. 



    It’s something that this week's guest Dawn Strachan Founder of Clara James Tutoring is passionate about and shares her thoughts on in the latest episode of The Disenfranchised Podcast.



    We also talk about:


    Personalising tutoring


    Growing a business from scratch


    Surviving Covid as a business


    New franchises vs established franchises






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    • 42 min
    What should you be asking franchisees? - Jeff Johnson - Franchise Research Institute

    What should you be asking franchisees? - Jeff Johnson - Franchise Research Institute

    In today's world, reviews for any product or service are the first stop before you make your choice and hand over your money.



    The same applies if you're going to invest in a franchise. Learn all you can from the franchisees who have experienced the support and training you're about to invest in.



    It's an area of the franchise industry that this episode's guest Jeff Johnson focuses on with his business Franchise Research Institute. In the episode we discuss:




    The significance of understanding the business model and conducting meticulous research, including engaging with existing franchisees.
    What questions should you be asking?
    The importance of conducting thorough research before investing
    Franchise leadership teams and feedback from franchisees
    The significance of effective communication between franchisors and franchisees



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    • 1 hr 9 min

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