The craziness that was 2020 had people across all businesses and industries pivoting in desperate attempts to stay in stride with Coronavirus regulations. In the wave of closures and work-from-home orders, podcasting has found a huge foothold among business professionals everywhere. Podcasting provides an unprecedented intimacy and direct connection that allows people the opportunity to build relationships in niche markets.
The niche market that I am passionate about is franchising. The franchise community, in general, is one that looks out for the interests of others through camaraderie that is hard to find in the dog-eat-dog entrepreneurial world. Podcasting has added to the already relational field of franchising by allowing franchisees and franchisors (among others) to connect and learn from people who have gone before them on an easily accessible platform.
Like it or not, 2020 has changed the way business will be done for the foreseeable future. The new normal is something we are all trying to figure out. Here’s the good news: we will. We will figure it out. Some of my favourite resources are podcasts. This is why I’ve taken the time to curate my top 5 franchising podcasts to follow in 2021 (in no particular order):
Franchising specialist Erik Van Horn reveals the secrets he uses as a franchisee, consultant, investor and entrepreneur. Join us every Wednesday to learn tactical and practical tools that will help you buy, grow, and sell franchises like an expert.
This is a niche podcast for listeners who want to hear the stories of people who have used Franchising to create businesses that provide them with freedom, control, income, and equity that aren’t available in Corporate America.
Josh Brown, an Indiana-based franchise attorney and entrepreneur, shares his insights, strategies, frameworks, and best practices gained through more than 15 years of experience in the franchising industry. Franchise Euphoria sheds light on how to design the right business plan for you and your business, avoid the most common and costly mistakes, manage growth, and achieve your business dreams.
Join host Stan Friedman, President of FRM Solutions every Wednesday at 12 PM ET / 11 AM CT as he provides full disclosure on what’s going on inside Franchising today and serves up discussions with weekly guests, who will talk about best practices for scaling their businesses for sustainable growth and sensible franchising.
MODRN BUSINESS Podcast explores business technology & lessons from leaders in franchising. Join our community of growth-minded franchise entrepreneurs and “intrepreneurs”. Hosted and Produced by Entrepreneur & technology evangelist Ryan Hicks.
I’d encourage you to take the time to check out these podcasts. I hope they provide you as much value as they have for me! Here’s to a great and profitable 2021! 💪🏻
-Erik Van Horn