Join your host Giuseppe Grammatico and his guest Erik Van Horn in this two-part episode as two figures in franchising pick on each others’ brains on all things that may confuse someone new to franchising. Erik ran his own lawn company from college, flipped a condo, had money, and bought his first-ever franchise. From the experience of wearing many different hats in his career, Erik shares why he didn’t stay as a regional developer, his ideas on what makes a good consultant, and whether it is a good idea to work with multiple franchise consultants or not.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Erik Van Horn – on how real estate helped him enter franchising
  • Area development is good for the short-term
  • Some people don’t know franchise consultants exist
  • How do you vet the right consultant for you?
  • Working with multiple consultants is mudding the waters

About Erik Van Horn:

Erik Van Horn is a franchising specialist and expert in multi-unit, multi-brand ownership as a franchisee and franchisor. From franchisee to franchisor, regional developer, investor, consultant, and podcast host, Erik has worn many hats over the last two decades. His diverse experience has provided him with unique insight into the challenging aspects of the industry.

Erik has owned 6 brands in 8 states. But more than growing his businesses, Erik has a passion for helping people. That’s why he has helped 1,000 people (and counting) find great opportunities that meet their lifestyle goals so they can find the same freedom through franchising that he enjoys.

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Erik founded the Franchise Tribe Mastermind–a group dedicated to helping franchisees learn how to shortcut the path to success without sacrificing their lifestyle. With over 80 members and counting, the Franchise Tribe Mastermind has quickly become one of the most valuable resources for franchisees.

Erik also hosts a weekly podcast called the Franchise Secrets Podcast, which provides key insights into the world of franchising through in-depth interviews with top-performing franchisees, successful franchisors, investors, and other industry-leading experts. The free Franchise Secrets Facebook group gives listeners added value by providing a community where they can ask questions, share wins, and give advice.

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