#023 - Getting Started with a Swim School Franchise ft. Emily Healy from British Swim School
By Erin Carpenter
We’re staying local this week! Erin chats with Emily Healy, a British Swim School franchisee based right here in Carlsbad, California. In this episode, Emily shares the nitty gritty details about the franchise buying process - how she decided to become a business owner, why she selected British Swim School, what it took to get her business up and running, and her goals for the future. What We Cover * Introducing Emily Healy, British Swim School Carlsbad owner * Emily’s path to business ownership * How she narrowed down her franchise options and decided British Swim School was the best fit * Her thorough research process * Questions she asked during validation * Taking the leap of faith to buy a franchise * Overall timeline of the franchise buying process * British Swim School’s Survival Week * Emily’s vision going forward Resources We Mention * British Swim School Carlsbad * British Swim School Corporate * Roxanne Rapske * FranNet * LA Fitness * Email Emily Get Inspired by Emily * “The way that we found franchising was a bit of an accident. We weren't necessarily looking to start a franchise, we were just interested in business ownership.” * “We really liked the idea of starting a business that had a really good template for us and a lot of the kinks worked out, best practices figured out.” * “We were really looking for something that we could include our whole family, kids included. So that kind of narrowed down the options with franchises that primarily dealt with children.” * “We wanted to do something that people could value. Something that was of the highest quality and that would really give back to the community.” * “That has definitely been one of the bigger challenges - just that belief that, I'm capable of doing this. The whole thing is kind of a leap of faith.” * “After Discovery Day, we didn't have the “Yes, this is it,” feeling. It was really, again, back to that that leap of faith. But, there was so much positive feedback about the program and the company culture. There are people that truly do care and that really mattered a lot to us.” * “One of the reasons why we've always wanted to be business owners is to have that freedom to spend more time together as a family and to be the one to call the shots and say this is a family business.” What Do You Think? We’d love to hear from you! Share your thoughts on Facebook or Twitter, or leave a review on iTunes. Your honest reviews help others discover the series and start their franchise journeys. Let’s Stay Connected * Franchise Rising Website * Franchise Rising Facebook * Franchise Rising Instagram * Franchise Rising Twitter * Franchise Rising YouTube Subscribe to the show to hear more episodes like this!