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Franchising as a Side Hustle with Frank Agin

Frank Agin is the founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections, a franchise opportunity that entrepreneurs and professionals can work in conjunction with what they are already doing. In addition, he is the author of several networking books and host of the Networking Rx podcast, which provides ideas, insight and motivation on making the most of professional networking.

 

Key Takeaways:

[0:18] Today’s episode of Franchise Euphoria is brought to you by IndyFranchiseLaw.com, a leading resource in the franchise space. Head over to IndyFranchiseLaw.com learn more!

[0:59] Josh introduces today’s guest, Frank Agin, the founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections.

[2:03] Josh welcomes Frank to Franchise Euphoria.

[2:14] Frank explains that AmSpirit is a networking franchise that brings individuals together who are looking to meet other business professionals.

[2:42] Frank is considered the founder of AmSpirit despite having bought out the original owner when it was ran under a different name, Network Professionals.

[4:25] AmSpirit is short for American Spirit, which is a trademark Frank purchased when he was in law school.

[6:46] AmSpirit helps to create groups to open up networking opportunities for business professionals typically “solo-preneurs.” These groups typically meet on a weekly basis.

[9:49] While there isn’t a true digital component to the AmSpirit chapters, they do take advantage of social media to get the word out about their events and opportunities.

[11:40] AmSpirit is starting to do more with technology in regard to training, but Frank finds that the face to face interaction is irreplaceable.

[13:15] Relative to other franchise costs, AmSpirit is considerably affordable at $10,000 in franchise fees. This is because being a franchisee isn’t necessarily a full-time job. Most franchisees use this opportunity as a side job in addition to their day job.

[14:35] AmSpirit is looking for franchisees who are energetic, outgoing, reasonably successful in a business already, have a need to network, and have a desire to help other people become successful through networking.

[15:10] Frank has found it can be challenging if you rely your franchise growth on franchise consultants, especially if your franchise concept is very niche and doesn’t necessarily fit their experience.

[16:24] In addition to authoring ten books about networking, Frank hosts his own podcast called Network Rx that allows him to share his tips on how you can become successful through networking.

[18:12] If you’d like to get in touch with Frank, you can visit www.FrankAgin.com or email him at FrankAgin@AmSpirit.com. He’s also active on LinkedIn.

[18:50] Thanks for listening, and please, reach out to Josh anytime through email at josh@franchiseeuphoria.com. If you enjoyed this interview, please leave us a review on iTunes.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

josh@franchiseeuphoria.com

www.franchiseeuphoria.com

www.indyfranchiselaw.com

www.frankagin.com

www.amspirit.com/franchise

networkingrx.libsyn.com/website

Josh Brown

Josh Brown

Hi! I’m Josh Brown, franchise attorney and creator of the Franchise Euphoria podcast. I’m just your average guy who loves to golf, eat hibachi, and immerse myself in the ever-expanding franchise world.

My goal is to navigate entrepreneurs and all people interested in the current events of franchises through all the hottest topics and most popular tools for success. Going on four years now, Franchise Euphoria is hotter than ever and ready to help you plan and execute a pathway to success.

Josh Brown

Josh Brown

Hi! I’m Josh Brown, franchise attorney and creator of the Franchise Euphoria podcast. I’m just your average guy who loves to golf, eat hibachi, and immerse myself in the ever-expanding franchise world.

My goal is to navigate entrepreneurs and all people interested in the current events of franchises through all the hottest topics and most popular tools for success. Going on four years now, Franchise Euphoria is hotter than ever and ready to help you plan and execute a pathway to success.

pardee2003 from United States
11/16/2019
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Great and applicable information from professionals in the franchise world that are doing it every day. I’ve listened to 3 episodes: Gutter Brothers, Woofies, and Cycle Bar. Enjoyed all and looking forward to hearing more.
WTutor311 from United States
8/30/2019
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Highly recommend. Great guests. Filled with tons of helpful information.
Katie Joy B. from United States
7/16/2019
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Josh and his wide variety of knowledgeable guests are truly rockstars! They deliver quality (and free!) franchise knowledge and advice in each and every episode. The great advice they provide, combined with the engaging way they deliver it had me hooked from the very first listen. Thanks for putting out such a stellar show Josh - keep up the great work!
Jordan gross from United States
07/15/2019
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This podcast provides the advice necessary to start building, growing, and scaling your business TODAY! The host asks probing questions of his guests that add value to the listeners in an immediately implementable way!
VPugliese from United States
07/15/2019
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What do you get when you combine business savvy, legal expertice and a great personality? You get the ultimate podcast for franchise owners. Josh Brown brings it all togehter perfectly with Franchise Euphoria. Not only does he possess all of the skills and abiliites above, but he has great guests, asks awesome questions and created the ideal podcast for this niche. If you have a franchise, or are considering it, subscibe to this show and consume all of the content!
Mick James from United States
06/05/2019
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Started listening to Josh's podcast after the wife and I decided to buy a franchise and I quickly went through about 200 episodes on 1.5x & 2x, before signing on to purchase a franchise. Josh's info was an invaluable part of our decision to buy, and after listening to so many episodes, I felt like I knew and trusted him on a personal level, so it was a no-brainer to enlist his services when it came time to review the franchise agreement. Josh was super easy to talk to and very empathetic to our needs, and being first time business owners, we needed all the empathy we could get. Josh helped us negotiate a great deal with the franchisor and we were very happy with his services. Great podcast, great guy, great service to anyone involved in the franchise world!
Dean575 from United States
06/04/2019
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Very interesting discussion. I found the information valuable.
Summieysum from United States
05/06/2019
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I've just completed the legal process of franchising my business and have now begun selling franchises. Just found this podcast and it's an incredible resource! Great content and Josh is a very engaging host. Highly recommend for franchisors and franchisees.
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