I wanted to create an additional income stream to support my career as a motivational speaker and invested in a fruit basket franchise called Edible Arrangements.
My wife and I did our research and were blown away by the potential. I assumed that my existing knowledge of peak performance and leadership would translate into success the moment the ink dried on the franchise agreement.
I was wrong. In our first year, we dealt with construction issues, inconsistent sales, a broken walk-in-cooler, a delivery driver fender bender, two break-ins, and countless employee issues. It was a rollercoaster, to say the least.