On this week’s episode of the Franchise Freedom Podcast, we speak with special guest Carl Gould. Carl is the CEO of 7 Stage Advisors, an organization comprised of business coaches and mentors whose aim is to help entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level. He is also a business growth strategist, author, speaker, entrepreneur, business mentor, and award-winning coach.
“I launched my very first business at age 18. I had a design-build landscape firm, which I grew and sold seven years later. I then started a construction company and sold that business in 2004, but I got started in coaching in 1991. I went to a personal development seminar and I really loved the idea of helping people design their dreams, chase them, go after them, holding them accountable, and being a resource for them,” says Carl.
We chat about Carl’s background and entrepreneurial journey, as well as:
- How a business coach can benefit you as an entrepreneur
- Carl’s advice for those looking to start their first business
- The differences between entrepreneurship and business ownership
- The process of working with a business coach
- And more