Ep. 50 - From Serial Entrepreneur to Franchise Maven: The “Art of Drawers” Story

Celebrate the 50th episode of The Franchise Life Podcast! Dive into brand of “Art of Drawers” with its visionary founder and CEO, Allan Young, and Spike Albrecht, Director of Franchise Development. Discover how Art of Drawers offers a “no-employee” structure and has a sales support center that schedules appointments for you!

In this conversation, Allan shares his journey as a serial entrepreneur, reminiscing on his entrepreneurial spirit that began at five. He recalls the unconventional advice he received from his high school guidance counselor, shaping his path toward corporate America before ultimately embracing entrepreneurship. Allan’s story resonates with those who have faced skepticism on their entrepreneurial journey.

“I am a serial entrepreneur. I had 14 businesses before I got to high school. My first one was when I was five. So it’s definitely in my blood,” says Allan regarding his journey toward starting Art of Drawers.

Spike joins the conversation to shed light on Art of Drawers, a company specializing in custom drawers that transform spaces like kitchens, pantries, and bathrooms. As kitchen organization and interior design gain popularity, Spike emphasizes the excitement this service generates among customers. “At Art of Drawers, we specialize in custom pull-out drawers in kitchens, pantries, bathrooms, essentially anywhere that you know you have a cabinet or drawer; we can come in and offer our services and solutions.”

Aspiring entrepreneurs will find valuable insights into the staffing requirements for a franchise business, which requires no employees and is wholly based on a subcontractor model. The podcast delves into the number of designers and installers needed per territory, providing a clear picture of the operational aspects of Art of Drawers.

Discover how Art of Drawers’ technology streamlines franchise operations, from lead generation to appointment scheduling. Allan and Spike explain how franchisees can efficiently manage their territories, empowering them to provide excellent customer experiences.

Strong ROI: $1.04M (for 3 territories per 2023 FDD). Avg. Sale: $5,026!

In addition to discussing franchising, Allan shares insights from his book “Disruptable” published by Forbes Books, where he encourages listeners to “get comfortable being uncomfortable” and “embrace failure as a learning opportunity.”

Join us for an episode filled with entrepreneurial wisdom, franchise opportunities, and success stories. Whether considering franchise ownership or seeking entrepreneurial wisdom, this episode has something for everyone.

Want to speak with Stacie regarding a franchise opportunity? Reach out today to stacie@fusionfranchising.com or book a 15-min intro call! Calendly – Stacie Shannon.

This video is about the Art of Drawers franchise opportunity. But it also covers the following topics:

Entrepreneurism
Home Services franchise opportunities
The book “Disruptible,” by Allan Young
Forbes Books
The Franchise Life podcast.

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