There's already plenty of healthy fear and anxiety when buying a franchise, regardless of the economic or political climate. While franchising provides a better, more predictable way for would-be entrepreneurs to get into business, it's not foolproof, and not every franchise is created equal. Now, imagine being one of the FIRST franchisees in an emerging brand several states away from the original tried-and-true location... and right before the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is Ashley's story. In this episode, we get into the good, the bad, and the ugly of starting a franchise right before the start of the pandemic and what she had to do, both mentally and in her business. She came out the other side to not only surviving, but thriving. Tune into this episode to learn how Ashley and her husband partnered with Perspire Sauna Studios to bring the benefits of infrared saunas to communities in a friendly, comfortable, spa-like atmosphere... as well as how she persevered during extremely tough times.
Welcome to the Franchise Founders Podcast. We are on a mission to help aspiring entrepreneurs just like you take action through franchise ownership allowing you to obtain more financial freedom, time with family, and ultimately, a business that can run on its own without you.
Dan Claps has co-founded several franchise development firms and currently runs Franchise Playbook. Christian Dadulak is a successful Franchise Consultant and runs his independent Franchise Consulting business, The Franchise Guys.
Franchise Founders is a huge supporter of the International Franchise Association (IFA). If you are a fan of franchising and have an interest in joining the franchise community, the IFA is a great place to start! Learn more here: