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Utilizing Networking To Springboard Your Franchise with Tim Conn of Image One Facility Solutions

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Tim Conn is the Co-Founder and CEO of Image One Facility Solutions. As many good stories start, Tim was a high schooler in the Chicago suburbs who wanted to buy a car. He began cleaning his parent’s office building and by the time he graduated, he built his own small commercial cleaning company with three employees, servicing several clients across the Chicagoland area. What really spurred his growth was joining a networking group – even as a teenager he learned that networking and building relationships was the key to business success. After working in Chicago suburbs for more than a decade, an area developer for a janitorial franchise, reached out to Tim to partner. They partnered and along the way realized they could build a better cleaning franchise; one that didn’t have area developers as middlemen, one that taught franchisees how to connect with clients to harness the sales process, and one that put an emphasis on customer care. Tim is adamant that Image One is a customer service company, not a cleaning company.

 

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, Tim Conn, the co-founder and CEO of Image One Facility Solutions.

[2:39] Josh welcomes Tim to Franchise Euphoria.

[2:55] Tim shares the story of how he started his own cleaning company when he was 14 years old and how that ultimately led to Image One.

[6:15] Tim explains how the idea of franchising Image One came about.

[9:07] Tim lays out how the Image One franchise model was formulated and how this leads to happier franchisees.

[10:48] Currently, Image One has franchisees in Florida, Ohio, Michigan, Colorado, and Texas.

[14:21] Tim discusses the concept of working on your business vs. working in your business.

[17:27] Tim shares what their COVID-19 action plan is for the coming months.

[21:47] Josh and Tim discuss when the right time to think about franchising your business is.

[24:49] If you want to learn more about Image One, visit their website listed below.

[25:19] 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 Apple Podcasts.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

josh@franchiseeuphoria.com

www.indyfranchiselaw.com

https://imageonefranchise.com/

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.

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pardee2003 from United States
11/16/2019
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8/30/2019
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7/16/2019
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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!
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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!
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06/05/2019
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Dean575 from United States
06/04/2019
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05/06/2019
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