Hello Looking Forward listener. That was Jon Ostenson, non-food franchising expert on Episode 94 of Looking Forward. And, hey, did you hear what he said? Roughly 300 new franchise brands come on board each year.. and that’s just in the U.S. alone. Are you kidding me? And if you heard Part 1 of my conversation with Jon, you know that there are franchise opportunities all over the world. And they account for millions of jobs and billons and billions of dollars in GDP.
And on this episode, you’re going to hear Jon talk the huge opportunity that exists for anyone, and I mean anyone, who wants to get into the non-food franchising business. You know we tend to think of McDonald’s and 7-Eleven. But there are tons of existing franchises and new ones to be born that are NOT involved in food: carpet cleaning, oil changes, eldercare, and as you’ll soon even involving car washing and pet care!
And get this: You can work for a franchisor, a franchisee, start your own franchise, be an investor in a franchise. The opportunities are all over the place, no matter what your age. And, as you’ll hear Jon say, there are even parts of the world where the franchise business is still relatively untapped.
And, hey, Jon should know. He 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.
I strongly suggest that you take advantage of Jon Ostenson’s offer to get a FREE copy of his new book on non-food franchising. To learn more about Jon, his business, and how to get that free book, please sign up for Jon's newsletter by visiting his website, franbridgeconsulting.com/
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