95: Key Success Factors To Embrace As You Scale Your Business, with Smoothie King Franchisee Andres Barcenas
Stories from Franchisees & Founders
In this episode, Brian is joined by Andres Barcenas, a multi-location franchisee of Smoothie King in Austin, Texas.
Andres talks about his journey starting out as a manager for a Smoothie King location to becoming a multi-unit franchisee for the brand in a short period of time. He shares with us the first steps you can take in a turnaround situation and some of the most essential lessons he has learned throughout his business journey.
Tune in and learn more wisdom that will equip you for success!
What we talk about:
Andres Barcenas’ background and how he got started with Smoothie King
Getting in as a manager with the possibility of growth
Lessons learned as a manager for a larger organization
The opportunity to own a location
The level of preparedness taking on the business
The importance of having a positive and strong support system
Getting from one location to multi-location
The first steps you do in a turnaround
Wisely investing in the business especially at the beginning
Navigating through a tough employment market like Austin
How has the pandemic situation changed Andres’ perspective of the future
Andres’ long term vision for the organization
How Smoothie King become a dominant brand
Knowing your limits, know your strengths, and be resourceful