Get to know Tom Scarda:

Tom is a dynamic speaker, Certified Franchise Expert (CFE) and author of three books: 1. Franchise Savvy: 6 Strategies Pros Use to Pick Top Performing Franchises 2. The Magic of Choosing Uncertainty: How to Manage Change, Embrace Fear and Live a Fulfilled Life and 3. The Road to Franchise Freedom: Avoiding Common Traps of Franchise Review. More than 20 years ago, searching for his inner drive, Tom left college and submerged himself in the motorcycle underworld in lower Manhattan. This made his mother worry. It was the first time Tom chose uncertainty over the status quo. Tom got a respectable job in the New York Subway system, but became frustrated with the bureaucracy and politics. So he left his job and pension to pursue his dreams of business ownership. This also made his mother worry. In 2000, after consulting with a FranChoice consultant, he purchased a national smoothie franchise, which he sold five years later for a considerable profit. Tom has owned and operated both franchised and non-franchised businesses. He was the #1 franchisee of the year in one concept and failed miserably in another franchise concept. The lessons he learned from failure is what makes him such an expert. After selling his smoothie franchise in 2005, Tom has been helping people figure out if franchising is for them. Tom is the host of “The Franchise Radio Show” in New York on 103.9 FM, LI News Radio. He has been featured in dozens of magazines and newspapers and is a sought-after media guest. His mom has stopped worrying. Named one of the top 50 business leaders on Long Island by Long Island Business News, Tom lives with his wife Gina and two dogs, and is the proud father of two grown children. He enjoys flying airplanes in his spare time. Tom’s mantra is “There are no wrong turns, just different experiences.” However, some folks just move in circles. Tom believes that everyone has a passion sleeping within his or her soul. Tom’s mission is to help people harvest their own passion for the betterment of the world. He inspires people to surf on the edge of their comfort zone and choose uncertainty over unhappiness. So hop on the train to success with Tom, the next stop may be yours!

About the Franchise Academy

Tom with his Maui Wowi business in the Javit's Convention Center, NYC 2003.
Tom with his Maui Wowi business in the Javit's Convention Center, NYC 2003.

The Franchise Academy and the Podcast are dedicated to educating people about franchising and for the betterment of the industry.

It's estimated by Career Builder.com that 86 percent of Americans are not happy with their job or career and want to make a change. Many of those corporate folks really need to control their own destiny and not be held back by a job or a boss. They just don't know where to start.

This Podcast is chock full of information to help frustrated people decide if franchising is right for them. It's not for everyone.

The show is dedicated to busting myths about franchising. Most people don't know that there are 4,000 franchise companies in the U.S.A. in 90 industries! 89 industries have nothing to do with Fast Food. You don't need a million dollars to get started and you won't be chained to a store with a corporate structure demanding that you follow their rules.

Tom Scarda is a self-made small business expert and a Certified Franchise Expert. Tom has owned and operated both franchised and non-franchised businesses. Tom was the #1 franchisee of the year in one concept and failed miserably in another franchise concept. The lessons he learned from failure is what makes him such an expert. Named one of the top 50 business leaders on Long Island, Tom has helped over 1500 people figure out if franchising is for them since 2005.

Listen in to the shows and decide for yourself if there is a better way to go than corporate America for you.

Learn more about Tom at http://www.tomscarda.com

 

Tom and Giner, Tommy used to work on the dock, Gina worked the diner all day. - Bon Jovi, Living on a Prayer
Tom and Giner, Tommy used to work on the dock, Gina worked the diner all day. - Bon Jovi, Living on a Prayer