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#015 - From Mortgage Broker to European Wax Center Franchisee ft. Emily Palmer

By Erin Carpenter

Do you ever feel like your plate is too full, and wonder if you can manage franchise ownership on top of everything you already have going on? Meet Emily Palmer, European Wax Center Franchisee, owner of a mortgage brokerage business, and mother to two young boys. This week, Emily shares her experience as a first-time franchisee with Erin, going into the good, the bad, and everything in between. Listen to hear the lessons she’s learned about the franchise world and the valuable tips she has for other women considering franchise ownership. What We Cover    * Introducing Emily Palmer, European Wax Center franchisee  * Challenges of running a franchise as someone with a true entrepreneurial spirit  * Things Emily would do differently if she could start over  * Questions all prospective franchisees should ask before making a buying decision  * How she runs her business day-to-day  * The value of your franchise’s built-in support system of other franchisees  * Special offers from Emily’s European Wax Center location  * Business advice for women considering franchise ownership Resources We Mention  * European Wax Center Solana Beach  * European Wax Center Corporate  * Crest Funding  * Massage Envy Get Inspired by Emily  * “I have my other company I’m working with, and I also have two young boys, and outside of that have the third responsibility of the wax center. I kind of liked the fact I didn’t have to recreate the wheel.”    * “I found a lot of help from other franchisees, telling them my story, meeting them, asking what they recommend. I got a lot of coaching from them.”    * “Know what you’re looking for. If it is a business or a franchise, do you believe in that product? Why are you opening a store? What’s your personal goal? Research what you’re buying into.”    * “Talk with as many people as you can and get the good, bad, and the ugly stories. You want to hear all of it, and you’ll probably go through all of it.” 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!

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