Startup BizCast #14 – How to Franchise Your Small Business (Rod Gardner)


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In small business you can’t just rest on your laurels once you’ve built a successful organization. It’s best to make moves that will help it continue to grow. This growth can take a number of forms, including expansion to new locations, expansion of existing locations, selling dealerships, and selling franchises. In episode 14 of Startup BizCast, the small business advice podcast that’s shorter than your coffee break, we discuss the last of those options — franchising.

My guest this week is Rob Gardner, who has worked for the last 10 years with a variety of companies to help them plan and execute their franchising plans. Currently he’s the VP of Franchise Development for Gutter Genius, a Richmond, Virginia-based firm that manufactures and installs metal gutter protection products. Gutter Genius has already sold a number of dealerships and is taking steps to begin selling franchises.

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Other links mentioned in this week’s episode:
Gutter Genius (
How to Franchise Your Business (A franchising checklist found at

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One Response on “Startup BizCast #14 – How to Franchise Your Small Business (Rod Gardner)

  1. Leon says:

    Thanks for the information, I am considering franchising my business and find the information and links very resourceful, would also like to share this site which I came accross has some great advice and information to help you with franchising.

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