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Small Business Edge

Small Business Edge by Ceterus gives insight, inspiration, and advice for small business entrepreneurs from experts who have done it first hand. Entrepreneurship is more popular than ever before, but in the hype around startups and solopreneurs, the silent majority of entrepreneurs are ignored. T.K. Coleman brings you the stories of these entrepreneurs. The small and medium-sized business entrepreneurs who account for the vast majority of U.S. businesses and employment. From restaurant to franchise owners, from main street business to long-time consultants, you will hear the marketing, accounting, business and life lessons learned from decades of real small business experience. New weekly episodes with experienced entrepreneurs will teach you what it takes to make it as a successful small business or franchise entrepreneur in the 21st century.
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Apr 13, 2017

Brian Kiel joins Small Business Edge for the final episode of season one. 

Brian has seen franchise entrepreneurship from every angle.

From his first job as a busboy at T.G.I. Fridays he saw the inside of what made a franchise successful. He worked his way up to managing that same restaurant, jumped to corporate for Cold Stone Creamery, and built a successful career that led to his current position as Director of Franchise Relations with Massage Envy.

More than any other guest, Brian has perspective on and insights into what it takes to succeed as a franchise entrepreneur. He has years of experience working for both franchisees and franchisors and shares his knowledge on this week’s episode.

Discussed in this episode:

  • Early career at T.G.I. Fridays
  • The corporate side of franchising
  • How franchisor’s support franchisees
  • What makes the best franchisees the best?
  • Why passion is crucial to succeed in franchise entrepreneurship

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