I genuinely want to help as many people as possible find franchise opportunities that will deeply satisfy every day because they truly love what they do. If I can help them find that opportunity, then personal, family and community goals fall in line. If you’re a happier person it opens the door to amazing life changes.
Former Naval Officer and Navy Enlisted man, I spent approximately 12 years in the US Navy, then more than 15 years working in Manufacturing Management. I worked in several rather fascinating industries including Automotive, Glass Manufacturing and Nuclear Manufacturing. I chose to go into business for myself and start New Life Franchising after a life altering event. I divorced after 26 years of marriage and wanted a complete life reboot. The Corporate World had changed too much for my Conservative beliefs and at 50+ years of age I just no longer felt "employable", so the business name of "New Life Franchising" seemed completely appropriate! Starting a new career and business has its own challenges, but I have enjoyed being able to assist people who are having the same challenges in their Careers or personal lives to find an opportunity that they will truly LOVE working for themselves instead of a Corporation.
Most serious Franchise Candidates in the last few years have been "Corporate Refugees". Professional Men and Women who work in Sales, Operations, Engineering, HR, etc. They are either frustrated with current corporate policies and work conditions, or in some cases have seen their position eliminated.
Still, there are other excellent Candidates to be found that would not fit that mould. Baby Boomers who don't want to retire make excellent candidates as well as "scrappy" individuals who just have no quit in them. Franchises have a love for Veterans as well!
Qualifying Questions: What are three questions we can ask clients to help pave the way for a referral? List them here.
1. Does the candidate wish to find a new career, working for themself, free from the stresses of the Corporate environment?
2. Is the candidate willing to go into the process with an open mind? The majority of the best opportunities are not household names.
3. Is the candidate comfortable with a few talks so I can get to know them and understand what it is they are looking for and their experience? We’ll figure out what industry or industries interest them, which ones would fit their interests, skills, experience and financials, etc. The better I understand these things, the smoother the franchise matching process becomes.