Beth Jones is on the show this week to talk about her experiences in opening a float center (and continuing on to franchise) in North Carolina and battling through the strict request from the local health department. After just two years of being open, Beth started working towards franchising her operation after being approached by several interested parties. At Float Spa X, she’s challenging the status quo for how most franchises recruit and establish themselves as a successful venture. If you find yourself feeling like you’re the only one who can do things the way you want them done, be sure to listen for Beth’s strategy for making sure you can “own a business worth having and live a life worth living, all at the same time.” [Read more…] about 144: Franchising a Float Center with Beth Jones
This week, Dana Highfill joins the crew to give an update on Float North, the latest center preparing to open in the Portland area. Dana recently hosted an Open House to invite the public out to see her space and learn about floating. She shares how she handled the event itself, and the highs and lows that came immediately after. Her grand opening is just a few days away, and she’s mostly ready. [Read more…] about 143: Float North is Opening! Guest Dana Highfill
She’s back! Amy Grimes, our beloved co-host is back from a little leave spent opening her second location in Tennessee. She recaps the challenges of her opening, including going several months past their target date, being over budget, getting through challenging inspections, strained relationships, an unreliable and unethical contractor, and learning and taking over new modalities. Easy peasy stuff, yes? She shares the lessons they learned and how they survived all of the stress of nearly hitting financial rock bottom, and she talks about the reality of all that comes with this process when things go off track, including the tough emotions and the need for support.
Dylan and Brian have been working behind the scenes with Brad Dauk, a fellow float center owner, to create an amazing new tool for financial modeling: FiMo. The product is still in beta testing, but you can click the link below to sign up to stay in the loop.
In his weekly updates, Dylan confesses his love for his new FRP and the single membership option he and his team introduced several months ago at The Float Shoppe.
It’s Q&A time! This episode veers away from our traditional model of having a guest or a specific topic, and instead, we’re diving in to answer questions we’ve received from the community. You’ll hear about how to start building the vision and business plan for a new center, how to pick an effective heater to warm up a tank overnight, and what to look for in a pump for a DIY tank. [Read more…] about 140: Q&A – Where to start when starting your business, heater and pumps
This week, Angela Mcallister joins us to talk about purchasing an existing float center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was an avid floater at the center for a couple of years, and stepped in to purchase it when the owner decided to sell.
Angela talks about the decision to leave the fundraising/sales worlds to take over a float center, and some of the details about the process, including purchasing just the assets of the business versus buying the entire LLC and its liabilities. She shares about the hurdles she had to overcome when trying to get the word out that the center was under new ownership and all the work that goes into rebranding. Angela talks about the team that helped her during the transition and how she revamped the space to improve both cosmetic and functional issues. [Read more…] about 124: Buying A Float Center w/ Angela Mcallister