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34: From Fired Intern to Founder, with Kristen Gale

Stories from Franchisees & Founders

In this episode we’re with Kristen Gale, founder of The Ten Spot, to talk about how she started out in franchising and some of the best practices she implemented to grow the company to 55 franchise locations throughout Canada and the US.

 

Kristen started out in the corporate world, where she got fired twice! But this opened up an opportunity for her to step into her entrepreneurial side. Along the way, she had times where things seemed to fall into place and times where she really worked hard to get it to where her company’s people, purpose and culture is right now.

 

Join us and enjoy listening to Kristen’s experience and learn awesome strategies at the same time.

 

What we talk about:

  • Kristen’s background

  • Being able to work ON the business instead of IN the business

  • The process of starting to franchise the business

  • Strategic hiring and outsourcing

  • Having a very good and strong culture

  • Clear understanding of the purpose of the company

  • Building culture takes time

  • Core values

 

What we mention:

 

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