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ScaleUp Radio

Dec 21, 2020

On this week’s episode of ScaleUp Radio, we hear from Karen Prewer and Ian Bradley from My Window Cleaner Limited, which is a franchised company.


Karen is the founder of the company, and Ian is the Franchise Director.


You can probably guess what the company does - but what Karen and Ian bring to the business is a little more than what’s on the face of the company.


For instance - it’s not just window cleaning, its also gutter cleaning and jet washing services.


Aside from that, though - it tries not to *act* like a national company. It wants to be your local window cleaning company.


It was a fascinating conversation with two people who are clearly passionate about their business, and making it a success.


Amongst other things, we also discussed:


  • The benefit of focusing on one thing within your industry, and doing it really really well
  • Why turning your business into a franchise needs a great deal of planning
  • The importance of trusting your gut in business, and the fact that you need to realise that you WILL need deep pockets to franchise your business.


We’ve previously spoken to people who are franchisee’s - but never an owner of the franchise itself, and it was so interesting to hear about the process and the pitfalls that Karen and Ian have encountered.





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In each episode, Kevin Brent from BizSmart will speak to people about their business journey; how they learned to take their company to the next level - and the advice that can be passed on to other business owners and startups everywhere.


Scaling up your business isn't easy, and can be a little daunting. Let ScaleUp Radio make it a little easier for you. With guests who have been where you are now, and can offer their thoughts and advice on several aspects of business. ScaleUp Radio is the business podcast you've been waiting for.


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