The Mid-Career GPS Podcast

107: From Subway Conductor to Franchise Owner with Tom Scarda

July 12, 2022 John Neral Season 2
107: From Subway Conductor to Franchise Owner with Tom Scarda
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The Mid-Career GPS Podcast
107: From Subway Conductor to Franchise Owner with Tom Scarda
Jul 12, 2022 Season 2
John Neral

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Have you ever thought about owning a franchise? While it isn’t for everyone, it can be a rewarding career path that allows you to meet specific professional and financial goals. 

 

In this episode, you’ll meet Tom Scarda. Tom is a Certified Franchise Expert (CFE) and was the number one franchisee of the year with his first franchise concept and failed miserably in his second franchise. The lessons learned from failure are what make him such an expert. Tom is the author of several books, including the number one bestseller, Franchise Savvy. He hosts The Franchise Academy Podcast and produced an online Master Class on investing in a franchise which consists of 45 videos and a 106-page workbook. He has helped more than 1600 people figure out if franchising is for them since 2005. 

 

You’ll learn: 

·      What Tom learned from being a New York City Subway Conductor

·      What you must know before owning a franchise

·      How to embrace change and deal with fear in your career

·      When it’s the right time to get a franchise

·      Tom’s tip to help you build Your Mid-Career GPS

 

Visit Tom’s website or follow him on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube to learn more.

Click here to listen to John's appearance on Tom's Podcast, The Franchise Academy. 

 

Key Topics & Time Stamps: 

·      Introduction (0:05)

·      Meet Tom Scarda (3:17)

·      Having a Shirt on Your Back (4:11)

·      Lessons Learned Being a Subway Conductor (8:29)

·      Learning About Owning a Franchise (10:05)

·      Franchise Successes and Failures (12:39)

·      Embracing Change & Dealing with Fear (22:39)

·      When to Get a Franchise (26:33)

·      Tom’s Advice to Build Your Mid-Career GPS (28:53)

·      Connect with Tom (30:15)

·      Wrap-Up (31:12)

·      Sign Up for July’s Webinar (31:24)

 

List of Resources:

·      Sign Up for July’s Webinar – How to Evaluate a Job Offer in These Uncertain Times

·      Your Mid-Career GPS – Four Steps to Figuring Out What’s Next by John Neral

·     

Support the Show.

Thank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast.
Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here.

Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals.

Connect with John on LinkedIn here.
Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching.
Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.

Show Notes Chapter Markers

Send us a Text Message.

Have you ever thought about owning a franchise? While it isn’t for everyone, it can be a rewarding career path that allows you to meet specific professional and financial goals. 

 

In this episode, you’ll meet Tom Scarda. Tom is a Certified Franchise Expert (CFE) and was the number one franchisee of the year with his first franchise concept and failed miserably in his second franchise. The lessons learned from failure are what make him such an expert. Tom is the author of several books, including the number one bestseller, Franchise Savvy. He hosts The Franchise Academy Podcast and produced an online Master Class on investing in a franchise which consists of 45 videos and a 106-page workbook. He has helped more than 1600 people figure out if franchising is for them since 2005. 

 

You’ll learn: 

·      What Tom learned from being a New York City Subway Conductor

·      What you must know before owning a franchise

·      How to embrace change and deal with fear in your career

·      When it’s the right time to get a franchise

·      Tom’s tip to help you build Your Mid-Career GPS

 

Visit Tom’s website or follow him on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube to learn more.

Click here to listen to John's appearance on Tom's Podcast, The Franchise Academy. 

 

Key Topics & Time Stamps: 

·      Introduction (0:05)

·      Meet Tom Scarda (3:17)

·      Having a Shirt on Your Back (4:11)

·      Lessons Learned Being a Subway Conductor (8:29)

·      Learning About Owning a Franchise (10:05)

·      Franchise Successes and Failures (12:39)

·      Embracing Change & Dealing with Fear (22:39)

·      When to Get a Franchise (26:33)

·      Tom’s Advice to Build Your Mid-Career GPS (28:53)

·      Connect with Tom (30:15)

·      Wrap-Up (31:12)

·      Sign Up for July’s Webinar (31:24)

 

List of Resources:

·      Sign Up for July’s Webinar – How to Evaluate a Job Offer in These Uncertain Times

·      Your Mid-Career GPS – Four Steps to Figuring Out What’s Next by John Neral

·     

Support the Show.

Thank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast.
Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here.

Visit https://johnneral.com to join The Mid-Career GPS Newsletter, a free, twice-weekly career and leadership resource for mid-career professionals.

Connect with John on LinkedIn here.
Follow John on Instagram @johnneralcoaching.
Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.

Introduction
Celebrating My 10,000th Download
Meet Tom Scarda
Having a Shirt on Your Back
Lessons Learned Being an NYC Subway Conductor
Learning About Owning a Franchise
Franchise Successes & Failures
Embracing Change & Dealing with Fear
When to Get a Franchise
Tom's Advice to Help You Build Your Mid-Career GPS
Connect with Tom
Wrap-Up
Sign Up for July's Webinar