Is Business Franchising For You? with Lance Graulich

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“Love, love the franchising world and showing people the opportunity. Is the franchise world for you? What are you interested in? Your skills are transferable. You just need to be matched with the best business for you.”

In this episode, we talk about a specific method of business that doesn’t get talked about often, mainly because of the misconception that it always requires tons of money to invest in – and that is business franchising.

To get you excited and get you motivated for a good challenge is this week’s guest who very enthusiastically shares his experience as someone who helps people find their perfect business and helps independent business owners set up a profitable franchise system.


Lance Graulich is the CEO of ION Franchising, an industry-leading franchise consulting and development group that represents over 700 franchise brands & business opportunities in every imaginable category.

Lance helps prospective entrepreneurs find their perfect franchise for FREE. He also assists independent business owners in creating a franchise system. 

Lance started out in the family business on Wall Street after receiving an economics degree. He then joined a TGIFridays franchise in Phoenix, AZ as a key executive and was vital to the rapid growth of this $225,000,000 organization.

Mr. Graulich was a multi-unit, multi-state franchise of Wingstop and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. He has created countless start-up brands and has become the industry-leading donut expert. 

He is the founder of a donut chain called Pinkbox in Las Vegas. His latest start-up bakery project is with a Food Network star. 

As a business start-up expert with more than 25 years of experience, he has served as President of various franchise advisory councils and boards advising emerging franchise brands. 

He has helped a multitude of companies grow efficiently & effectively and is also the host of host of top 50 Business Podcast “Eye on Franchising”.

You can learn more about Lance and his work here:



Ken Eslick is an Entrepreneur, Author, Podcaster, Tony Robbins Trainer, Life Coach, Husband of 35+ Years, and Grandfather. Ken currently spends his time as the President & Founder of The Leaders Lab where he and his team focus on Senior Leadership Acquisition. They get founders the next level C-Suite Leaders they need to go from being an Inc. Magazine 5000 fastest growing company to $100,000,000 + in revenue. 

You can learn more about Ken and his team at 


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