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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Aug 20, 2018

Steve and Lynn Biddle met at a conference while they were both working at McDonald’s. Both Steve and Lynn worked their way up in McDonald’s, starting as crew kids and making their way into management, to the point that they decided to purchase McDonald’s franchises together. Steve and Lynn share what it was like to be McDonald’s Franchise owners, what they learned as franchisees, and how to build a successful franchise.

Steve and Lynn share the importance of hardwork, having great mentors, why it’s important to have fun at work, how they have been able to successfully hire great people and keep them on, what they’ve learned from working together as a couple, and how to make an impact in your community as a franchise owner.

Whether you are a current franchise owner or thinking about purchasing a franchise, you don’t want to miss this episode!

Discussed in this episode:

  • How Steve worked his way up in McDonald’s
  • When you’re in a partnership, divide the work based on your strengths
  • How to get your employees motivated
  • What it’s like to work with your spouse, and how to be successful doing so
  • “If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not trying hard enough”
  • How to find great people to purchase your franchise
  • Why it’s important to give back to your community

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