Welcome to The Franchise Story Podcast! Where we give you access to the stories, mindsets, and lessons learned by high performing Franchisees and the Franchise Founders behind the brands that they invested in.
Your Hosts are Erik VanHorn and Brian Holmes. We are multi-unit, multi-brand franchisees with 20+ years of experience building our own franchise businesses.
This is a niche podcast for listeners who want to hear the stories of people who have used Franchising to create businesses that provide them with freedom, control, income, and equity that aren’t available in Corporate America.
In Franchising you are in business for yourself, but not by yourself. We are not alone. There are thousands of franchisees out there just like us. This podcast is a place for all of us to learn and grow.
If you aren’t currently a Franchisee or in the Franchise Industry but have the dream of business ownership this podcast will give you insights into the franchise industry that aren’t available anywhere else.
If Brian knows one thing it is how to leverage systems and processes to build 7 figure businesses with limited capital. He got his start in the business world purchasing his first Liberty Tax Service Franchise location at 23 years old and has been a Franchise guy ever since. Over the last 12 years, he has owned 27 franchise locations in 3 different franchise brands from Bakersfield to Sacramento with hundreds of seasonal employees and millions of dollars in revenue. He currently owns 3 Club Pilates Studios, 5 Liberty Tax Service locations, and a Regional Development for Honest 1 Auto care. In the spring of 2016, Brian and his wife Adrian welcomed their twin boys George and Everett into the world. The boys were a catalyst for changes in both perspective and priorities. The decision was made to sell 12 of their 19 tax offices and simplify their life. That didn’t last long. Brian’s inability to sit still and Adrian’s passion for fitness motivated them to purchase the rights to open 4 Club Pilates Studios in the Sacramento Area. In 2016 they opened locations in Elk Grove, Folsom, and Sacramento. They love the fact that they are making a positive impact on people’s lives and the Sacramento community. Brian’s passion for the business will drive him to continue to expand his current businesses as well as start new ventures. He launched a franchise focused Education and Consulting Agency in June of 2018 that will help other franchise owners make their business dreams a reality. After moving to northern California Brian quickly became a member of the Entrepreneurs Organization Sacramento Chapter and was immediately asked to join the board as the Finance Chair. EO is pushing him to grow both personally and professionally.