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Pickleball and Profit: Franchise Diversification Insights from Cookie Tycoon James Maguire

The demand for baked goods franchises is on the rise, and people like James Maguire are reaping the rewards of being early in the game. He currently operates seven Crumbl Cookies locations in MA, ME, VT, and NH. But even with the success of his cookie franchise, James decided to diversify and invest in another business—pickleball! 


In this episode, Erik and James discuss the great things and the challenges of being a franchisee for a famous cookie brand and why he went on to invest in another franchise concept. He also shares the many lessons he gained from the experience. 


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“One thing I would say about competition is you can't be afraid of it. You can't let competition hinder you from making a big choice and putting yourself in the best location.” - James Maguire


In This Episode:

- How James got involved with Crumbl Cookies

- Understanding your responsibilities as a franchisee

- How to stand out from the competition

- The ups and downs of running a franchise

- Why James invested in a pickleball franchise

- How to choose the ideal location for a franchise

- Talent attraction for a pickleball franchise

- Financing a franchise

And more!



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Erik Van Horn is a franchising specialist and expert in multi-unit, semi-absentee franchise business ownership. From entrepreneur to regional developer and investor to consultant, Erik has worn many hats over the last two decades, which has provided him unique insight into complex aspects of the industry. If you're a franchisee, a franchisor, or one aspiring to be, subscribe to the Franchise Secrets channel and visit www.FranchiseSecrets.com for even more tactical and practical tools to help you buy, grow, and sell franchises like an expert.

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Pickleball and Profit: Franchise Diversification Insights from Cookie Tycoon James Maguire