Franchise Prep Academy with Stacey Marmolejo

Stacey Marmolejo; Veteran On the Move

This week on Veteran On the Move, Joe is joined by Stacey Marmolejo, the creator of Franchise Prep Academy. Stacey spent 20 years in the corporate world before becoming a franchise owner. She would later successfully sell her franchise and now she helps others figure out if franchise ownership is right for them. Franchise Prep Academy is a four week course and helps clients understand their why, explore funding options, and other key details of doing business as a franchisee. Joe and Stacey discuss why Veterans make successful franchisees and how to get started. Check out Franchise Prep Academy here



About Our Guest 


Stacey Marmolejo, a G.I. Brat, is the creator of Franchise Prep Academy, an unbiased course in which people learn all they need to know to buy a franchise business in the U.S. After 20 years of climbing a corporate ladder, Stacey gave up a prestigious Senior Vice President position with a national firm to purchase a start-up franchise. 16 years later she successfully sold her franchise business and now dedicates her time to helping others who want to pursue a similar path to second-career success and lifelong happiness.

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  1. Teri O’Donnell on May 31, 2022 at 6:03 PM

    Such great insight into the skills Veterans bring to franchising. And, I totally agree that investing $3000 into a course is a very in expensive education before going all in on a $50,000+ investment to discover you made the wrong choice.

  2. Joe on July 23, 2022 at 3:25 AM

    Thanks for the input Teri

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