1. Franchising: Global, Growing, with Opportunities for Business Owners, Investors, and Others, Too! Jeff Ostroff 34:10

Hi everyone!

Have you ever thought about entering into the franchise business… whether that’s taking your business and franchising it, investing in a franchise, or perhaps becoming part of someone else’s franchise? Now keep in mind, as my guest expert says, franchising opportunities are expanding virtually all over the world.. and, hey, it’s not just for those in the restaurant or retail business!

If this sounds like it’s of interest to you—and maybe also to someone you care about—then you’ll definitely want to listen to this episode, #112 of Looking Forward: Opportunities for Job, Career, Business, and Investment Seekers.

On this episode, my guest expert, Tom DuFore, will cover such things as (1) how franchising is growing all over the world, (2) important trends in franchising, (3) what kinds of businesses might become franchises, and (4) what may lie ahead for franchising through the rest of this decade. And, in true Looking Forward Fashion, you’ll also learn about some of the terrific opportunities out there for those who want to participate in the franchising industry— plus you’ll get some great tips on how to go about that.

My guest expert, Tom DuFore, is the founder & CEO of Big Sky Franchise Team. Tom is an author, entrepreneur, franchise expert, and host of the “Multiply Your Success” podcast. Big Sky Franchise Team is an award-winning consulting firm specializing in helping growth-minded entrepreneurs franchise their business. Tom and Big Sky have advised more than 600 clients, including Jamba Juice, Two Men & A Truck, Matco Tools, and many others.

Tom has an undergraduate degree in business and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He’s happily married with three wonderful children. You’ll find out more about Tom and how to connect with him during this episode.

You’ll find more information about my business by visiting www.jeff-ostroff.com and in the middle of this episode. On the website, you can also contact me about the various marketing and communications services we offer, such as (1) podcast hosting, creation, and consulting, (2) professional voice overs, (3)B2B/B2C interviewing, and (4) live webinars featuring some of our “All Star” Looking Forward guest experts. You can also reach me at jeff@jeff-ostroff.com

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Jeff Ostroff is an experienced, versatile marketing and communications executive. He currently hosts and produces two podcasts which he created, “Looking Forward: Opportunities for Job, Career, Business, and Investment Seekers,” and “Health Care on the Horizon.” He’s a co-host for the “MyMacD Life” podcast, which is about macular degeneration.

Jeff’s also a podcast creator/consultant, voice-over talent, event host/facilitator, producer of audio or video business “spotlight” promos, and a seniors’ (silver) marketing advisor. Jeff’s first career was focused primarily on seniors, health care, travel, and marketing. He’s the author of the Prentice-Hall Book, “Successful Marketing to the 50+ Consumer” (Prentice-Hall.)