My Biggest Failure: The Franchise Fiasco that Turned into a Fortune

January 29, 2024

The Dream and the Downfall

Hello, fellow modern entrepreneurs and family business moguls! It’s your favorite CPA and small business growth strategist here, ready to share an epic tale of failure, resilience, and success. Buckle up, because it’s going to be a wild ride!

Once upon a time, my husband and I, armed with dreams and determination, invested in a franchise. We were promised all the support in the world – training, guidance, a friendly pat on the back when things got tough. What we got instead was the equivalent of being handed a unicycle and told to juggle flaming torches while riding.

The Fork in the Road

Yes, you guessed it! Our business hit rock bottom faster than a lead weight in water. We were at a crossroads: shut shop and face the music or reinvent ourselves completely. Being the stubborn go-getters we are, we chose the latter.

The Power of Resilience and Guidance

We hired a consultant and set out to build our dream business, one that fit our vision rather than someone else’s franchising blueprint. Yes, there were hurdles. Yes, there were days when we wanted to throw in the towel. But hey, who said navigating the ebbs and flows of business was going to be smooth sailing?

Turning Setbacks into Stepping Stones

But guess what? All those trials and tribulations paid off. We turned the failing business around and learned a valuable lesson: resilience and guidance can transform a setback into a stepping stone.

Your Road to Success

So, here’s the deal. If you’re wrestling with the numbers, making expensive mistakes, or just plain fed up with the accounting work (because let’s face it, you’ve got better things to do), remember this: you’re not alone.

The Power of Professional Help

As your trusty CPA, I’m here to help you ditch the headache of accounting work and make strategic decisions that boost your profits (and keep Uncle Sam off your back).

Remember, it’s always best to leave it to the pros. So, if you’re ready to turn your entrepreneurial journey into a story of success, reach out. Let’s navigate those unexpected turns together and chart a course towards smooth sailing and tranquil waters.

I look forward to assisting you on your path to entrepreneurial success. Because failure? It’s just another stepping stone on the path to victory.

Conclusion: Embrace the Journey

So, take it from me, your friendly neighborhood CPA: when life gives you lemons, make lemonade… and then let the professionals handle the accounting.

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Donna Bordeaux, CPA with Calculated Moves

Creativity and CPAs don’t generally go together. Most people think of CPAs as nerdy accountants who can’t talk with people. Well, it’s time to break that stereotype. Lively, friendly, and knowledgeable can be a part of your relationship with your CPA, as demonstrated by Donna and Chad Bordeaux. They have over 50 years of combined experience as entrepreneurial CPAs. They’ve owned businesses and helped business owners exceed their wildest dreams. They have been able to help businesses earn many times more profit than the average business in the same industry and are passionate about helping industries that help families build great memories.