Exploring the Franchising of a Business (#057)


Doug Thorpe

Doug Thorpe

Hi, I am Doug Thorpe. Executive Coach, business advisor, and podcast host. My passion is helping business leaders break through the invisible wall between good management and great leadership.

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People wanting to break away from a corporate job or enhance their investment options often turn to investing in a franchise. Running such a business as a hands-on owner/operator or choosing to be a more passive owner/investor are great options for smart, motivated individuals to create wealth.

Today I interview a specialist in franchising. Jon Ostenson is himself an investor who has successfully diversified his own portfolio but now assists potential buyers.

Look for these points:

  • Understanding the entry point to becoming a franchises
  • Great businesses are not limited to food-related stores
  • Knowing the right mindset to become a franchisee
  • If not now then when?
  • How much business do you need to know?
  • Tolerating risk
  • How would you otherwise de-risk other investments?

Guest Bio:

Jon is a top 1% national franchise broker, investor, author, and international speaker specializing in the area he has coined as ‘Non-Food Franchising’.

Having served as the President of an Inc. 500 franchise system and now as a multi-brand franchisee, himself, Jon is uniquely positioned to educate others on franchising and franchise selection. Jon serves as CEO of FranBridge Consulting and has helped thousands of entrepreneurs and investors explore business ownership and investment opportunities.

Jon is the author of ‘The Book on Non-Food Franchising’’ and is a frequent contributor and thought leader for publications on the topic of franchising and franchise investments. Prior to FranBridge, Jon was the President of ShelfGenie, a national franchise system with 200+ locations.

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Call to action:

  • Sign up for Jon’s monthly newsletter on franbridgeconsulting.com and receive a copy of his book releasing in Q3.
  • Reach out to jon@franbridgeconsulting.com if you want to schedule a brief call to discuss opportunities further.

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