Zero to Profitable Franchise Podcast

Zero to Profitable Franchise Podcast

Tariq Johnson from Zero to Profitable Franchise (and YouTube) reveals his strategies (profitable franchise secrets) on buying franchises and getting them profitable FAST, so you can experience the freedom and flexibility with owning a profitable franchise business! Get access to exclusive interviews with top performing Franchisees, accountants, and business experts so you can learn from their mistakes, and hear real life success stories so you can feel more confident in your franchise journey. Tariq signed onto his first franchise in 2015 after making a (scary) $300,000 investment. He got that location profitable in less than 60 days, and has since gone on to buy and sell numerous franchise locations. He intimately understands the fear, confusion, and overwhelm that comes with trying to make it as a full time entrepreneur. You’ll learn about FDD’s, franchisee validation calls, how to buy a franchise, the most profitable franchise industries, franchise funding, SBA loans, and marketing strategies so you can thrive as a franchise owner and create your dream life with your family and loved ones. No matter what stage of buying a franchise you are in, this podcast will help you do one thing. Go from Zero to Profitable Franchise! Hit subscribe, and get ready to create your dream life.


May 14, 2023 19 mins

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Learn about how to get an E2 visa, from Patrick Findaro of E2 Visa Franchise. He discusses E2 Visa requirements, the E2 Visa process, and investment required and more!

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Learn how David Wescott built his $60 million business empire.

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David, like many corporate employees felt unfulfilled at work and decided to make a change, and become an entrepreneur.

He left his comfy corporate job and took a leap of faith opening his franchise.

Since opening his franchise has ranked in the top 25% of franchises for this particular company and David is more passionate than ever about his work.

We dive deep into David's story and some of his most...

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From world champion to a world-class entrepreneur on this week's episode I sat down with the legendary Rashad Evans.

We talked about everything from competing in sports to entrepreneurship, recovering from losses, and even mushrooms.

More specifically we dive deep into why Rashad Evans INSISTED on investing in vending machines.

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Is it possible to run a multi-million dollar business only working 2 days per week?
In this episode 8-figure CEO Skylar Lewis of (Rise Up Kings) reveals his "2 day work week" formula he uses to run his 11 MILLION dollar per year business.

Plus, how he built his business from the ground up and is now helping other men maximize their life through faith, family, fitness, and finance through Rise Up King...

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I just interviewed a CEO  of an emerging franchisor that I think checks the boxes for a lot of hot topics right now.

Right now, everyone keeps asking me :

What’s a good recession proof franchise?
What’s a good low cost franchise?

A bonus is this is a work from home franchise concept as well!

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Considering buying a franchise, OR you just became a franchisee?
These are some MUST KNOW legal items that could cost you hundreds of
thousands of dollars in mistakes!

In this episode Franchise Attorney, Nancy Lenard explains the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), Negotiating commercial lease, Franchise Agreements, Negotiating the purchase of franchise resales and more!

If you want to buy a franc...

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I figured this is the perfect time to answer these questions:

#1 Should you really be buying a franchise in a recession?
#2 If so, what franchises do the best in recessions?

The idea of a recession proof, or recession resistant business is becoming a popular one.

Inflation is at an all time high, the stock market is tanking, and news about layoffs are happening on a daily basis.

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What if you could invest in a franchise for as LITTLE as $500?

In this episode my guest Kenny Rose , has taken crowdfunding and brought it to the franchise world with his company FranShares.

If you like the idea of franchising, but don’t really want to own one- then this is an interesting way that you can invest and still reap the benefits of a well run franchise.

So stick around to learn about how you ca...

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What does it take to build your dream business from the ground up?
You'll almost certainly need to fight for it!

Keith Keppner, of Keppner Boxing & Fitness is building an elite boxing and fitness franchise that all started with a dream.

Fitness franchises are one of the most competitive industries, but offer a rare opportunity to be a profitable franchise before your doors ever open because of ...

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If you are feeling fed up at work, then this is the episode for you.

Rick was not happy with his job at Coca Cola and knew that he needed to do something different.

Fast forward 8 years later, and Rick has built a $2million a year business that he’s built to satisfy the lifestyle he wants to live. He has what he calls a family business with multiple family members all working in the business, and he shares with a ...

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Do you know what one of the best things about owning a business is? When you’re ready to move on, you can sell it, sometimes for A LOT of money. You can’t sell a job back to your employer after you leave.

So, In this episode I talk to Paul Evans, who’s firm specializes in helping entrepreneurs sell their businesses. His firm recently helped an Arby’s franchisee sell their 49 locations.

This episode will inspire y...

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Owning a franchise is typically a multi hundred thousand dollar investment that you CANNOT leave to chance. As you can imagine, there are a lot of "dos and don'ts" when buying a franchise. After years of being involved in the franchise industry I've put together my top 11 things your MUST know in this process. Mistakes to avoid, pieces of advice, and some of the subtle little secrets that no one tells you about....

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I’m shocked people aren’t talking about this more. I’ve been spending a lot more time with multi- million dollar entrepreneurs, and they all have this one “thing” in common they do.

This “thing” will be what helps you make more money, build a profitable franchise business, be and feel more accomplished and successful, and create generational wealth. 

Most people think STRATEGY is the most important “thing” in busi...

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In this episode we are going to talk about secret data that you can get access to when buying a franchise.

I had the pleasure of interviewing a fellow Franchise YouTuber Patrick Findaro of Vetted Biz and Visa Franchise.

Vetted Biz is the leading provider of franchise prospecting and research solutions. Patrick manages a 20+ person team focused on communicating key franchise data and market research to the world.

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Peter Taunton founded one of the largest wellness brands in the world with over 6,000 franchises or licenses across 3 brands in 28 countries- LIFT Brands. He’s the 2010 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Peter is also a Forbes Master Class instructor at the Forbes School- knowledge Innovation Center. Peter’s business accomplishments have been well-recognized by the business community. He and his companies have been featured ...

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Getting an SBA loan approved can be a tricky process especially if it's your first time doing it. 

On this Episode of Zero to Profitable Franchise, we talk to Glenn Giro a VP and SBA Loan expert with Huntington Bank. All day every day, all Glenn does is help his clients secure SBA Loans. He explains the basics of SBA Loans, along with who can get an SBA loan, and how you can use it to fund your business. 


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Imagine how scary it is to sign a franchise agreement and then immediately quit your job of 13 years, well that’s what happened with Valerie. 

This one is particularly special for me. Valerie was a client that I coached and worked with through her process of trying to grow a non franchise business, and then eventually pivoting to a franchise . We talk about how Valerie and I started working together, and why she decided to...

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Crazy story of how this Budget Blinds and Supercut Franchisee quit his job, and built a profitable franchise business generating over $4 million a year in sales! 

Adam was feeling frustrated in his corporate career, so he decided to look into owning a franchise. 

Now only 7 years later, he’s scaled his franchise business to over 5 territories in one state doing over $4.2million a year in sales with a team who handles t...

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