This episode highlights a franchise brand called “Nautical Bowls,” which has awarded over 100 franchises throughout the United States and has drawn strong multi-unit, semi-passive investors. Stacie’s featured guest is Peter Taunton, CEO & Co-Founder of Nautical Bowls. Peter is a serial entrepreneur, having built brands such as Snap Fitness & Fitness on Demand, owning 40% of 9-Round and growing that brand internationally. Before Nautical Bowls, Peter’s success with his prior three franchise brands resulted in a footprint of over 6,000 locations, spanning 28 countries! Not only that, but Peter is the author of “Impossible Hill: Discover Your Unstoppable Fire, Destroy Your Limits & Take The Hill of Your Dreams.”
Peter shares how he got involved with Nautical Bowls and has grown it from 2 locations in the Minneapolis area to 100+ sites nationally. But it doesn’t stop there. Peter is also opening up several locations of his own in Iowa through a partnership with Chad Greenway, a former American football linebacker who spent an 11-year career with the Minnesota Vikings and played college football at Iowa before being drafted by the Vikings.
Some of my favorite quotes from Peter during this powerful, uplifting episode include:
“I only get involved with companies dropping at least $500k to the bottom line.”
“Some of these people are like Navy Seals. They just never quit. They have grit. There’s just nothing you can’t ask them to do. Why? Because they had a front-row seat to the American Dream. A front row seat to what it takes to win in business, franchising, and leadership.”
“We help people be mentally prepared to win.”
“We don’t sell franchises; we award them.”