Basic business principles put each and every employee at risk, regardless of the industry. Are you an owner, or are you an employee? Have you ever thought about starting your own business but have been overwhelmed by the possibility of failure? Jim Rhodes has a passion for educating and consulting with executives, small business owners, and emerging entrepreneurs alike. Jim has honed his skills over the last 20 years, successfully implementing business development, strategic planning and government relations management for a variety of industries. Multiple Fortune 500 companies have benefited greatly from the business development expertise of Jim Rhodes, as he is a natural at seeking out and creating revenue streams. In this episode of the Landscape Business Pro Podcast, Jim talks about a number of ways in which his knowledge and experiences can be applied to helping contractors, landscapers, and aspiring entrepreneurs turn their goals into thriving businesses.
Jim discusses three ways to start a business:
- Start a business from scratch
- Buy an existing business
- Buy into a franchise
Leveraging the proven business model of a franchise can be a great way to become a entrepreneur/business owner while capitalizing on established systems, therefore minimizing the risks that come with business ownership. The freedom and security that comes with owning your own business is invaluable. When you own you own business you control so much more. Work hard, stay positive, and you will succeed. Jim has found a way to greatly improve the rate of success enjoyed by entrepreneurs through his franchising experiences and guidance. This is a great interview, and will open many people’s eyes to the idea of franchising as a tried and true option for any entrepreneur, both seasoned and aspiring. Jim’s insights and strategies not only make perfect sense, but they are focused, well thought-out and articulated beautifully.