How This Singer, Bride-to-Be (and Grandmother of 3) Discovered Our Flooring Franchise!
Meet Taryn Mitchell! She’s creative, tenacious, enterprising, and one of Footprints Floors’ newest flooring Franchise Owners.
Taryn is opening her flooring franchise in Mesquite, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. Taryn is a California native who’s lived in Texas for a couple of decades now. She’s happy to secure a territory among friends and family in the heart of her community.
Taryn is quite multi-talented. She comes to our faith-based flooring franchise after enjoying a career in recruitment, sales, and business development.
Taryn also has an extensive history in the performing arts. She’s been a dancer, thespian, playwright, professional singer, poet, speechwriter, lyricist, songwriter, and more.
Earlier in her life, Taryn came close to signing several recording deals. She passed on these and opted to raise her young family instead.
During that time, Taryn used her gifts to give back to her community as a youth mentor and artistic talent developer.
When Taryn decided to re-enter the working world, her warm heart and people skills helped her find her place. She worked in a few industries before finally landing in the retail and home improvement space.
It would’ve been easy for her to stay in this comfort zone, but that’s not Taryn.
Taryn believes in living her life to the fullest. For her, this means creating prosperity in a way that makes you happy and feeds your soul. Taryn was never meant to work a job for the rest of her life.
Footprints Floors attracts people like this. Our Franchise Owners come from all walks of life but tend to have a few things in common. They’re industrious, resourceful, and in active pursuit of growth and success.
Taryn fits right into this select group.
In her own words, “In essence, I have always been an entrepreneur. My ideas and mover/shaker personality have led me to need my own business.”
A Thoughtful Endowment
Taryn decided to make the leap to company ownership when her father passed away. Carlton Mitchell was Taryn’s biggest supporter. His care for her didn’t end with his life.
He provided his daughter with an endowment that helped make this possible. Taryn took on this new challenge as a floor Franchise Owner thanks to these resources, savings, family support, and a good dose of faith.
So, how did this artist at heart decide on a flooring franchise? Well, she initially wanted to go into the restaurant industry. In fact, Taryn had her heart set on it.
Taryn first went after a Chick-Fil-A Christian Franchise. When she was cut in the third round, she started looking for other options.
Luckily for Taryn, she came across the Integrity Franchise Group, a business opportunity consulting firm. She was in the right hands with certified agent Lisa Welko.
Lisa listened to every desire Taryn had for a franchise and her dreams for the future. She also accounted for Taryn’s background, work history, and considered her personality.
With all factors in mind, Lisa knew exactly what would fit Taryn: an affordable, highly scalable Footprints Floors Franchise.
Everything about Footprints sounded right for Taryn.
“Footprints Floors has all the key elements I seek: work-life balance, working with people, low overhead, a system already set up for me to focus on sales alone and I have the option to make as much as I desire,” she explains.
Lisa introduced Taryn to the Footprints Floors concept and handed things off to our Franchise Development Director, Brian Knuth.
The Perfect Fit
There was an instant match between Taryn’s warmheartedness and our team’s energy.
“I love all their laid-back, super knowledgeable and welcoming personalities. The demeanor of the Founder reflects the business culture, and it really showed me a family-like environment, with amazing team support. Everyone wants everyone to win. Brian and [Footprints Floors Founder] Bryan [Park] were an absolute pleasure and the more founders that were introduced to us, it just kept getting better. A wonderful group of people.”
At Footprints, we pride ourselves on providing our Franchise Owners with excellent support. This begins well before they’ve made a monetary investment.
Our Footprints Floors Discovery Day gives potential Owners a structured, thorough, and personal introduction to the company.
Taryn found this to be invaluable. “We were treated kindly, treated to great food, and had absolutely every question answered that we needed. The ‘a-ha’ was also seeing the culture for myself and meeting the Founder on D-Day!”
Affordable and Rewarding Flooring Franchise
There’s more than good chemistry at play. Taryn understood the opportunity’s good business sense and she knows the value of a dollar.
“I really like the detail of the organization from the customer service and lead generation team already set in place to the product outsourcing agreement established. Everything is ready for new owners to enter this well-oiled, fully functional machine.
I also like the low initial investment cost. The affordability leads to equal or more profit. Basically, investing less than the other ones, yet reaping the same (or even more) of a return.”
The Footprints Floors franchise opportunity is designed to make profitable business ownership within reach for everyone who truly wants it. The flooring franchise was within her investment budget while providing healthy returns.
What sealed the deal, is that this faith-based franchise system was the right lifestyle fit. “I was sold on the business model, work from home (no office space needed), CSR’s built in, Leads generated, no overhead and no headaches. Just get to work and make it happen!”
Taryn does have some prior exposure to the home services industry. Much of her business development and sales work was done in the home improvement space. This sparked an interest in flipping houses.
“I have always been interested in home improvement as it was one of my goals to flip houses soon,” she recalls. “I used to work for Lowe’s and had ideas with how I would restore fixer-uppers using materials I listed and budgeted in the store, floors included.”
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Taryn saw this value right away. “Once I discovered the model, I got excited. It renewed an interest [in home improvement] that was suppressed.”
Owning a Footprints Floors faith-based franchise gives Taryn more than financial benefits. It’s bridging the way to much larger dreams.
Taryn is moving into an entirely new phase of her life. She’s opening a business, getting re-married, planning her wedding, and expanding her family.
This entire venture is a family affair. Her fiancé is a co-manager and there’s plenty of work for their blended family of 11 (grandchildren included) to do.
Taryn’s open heart begins with her family. She treasures her time with them. Footprints Floors gives her the freedom to include them in her work and enough free time to maintain her personal interests.
At Footprints, we like to consider ourselves as a second family. This means creating a nurturing, supportive environment for our Franchise Owners. And going all out for their success.
But we know what real family is. We pride ourselves on the flexibility and healthy work-life balance that our flooring franchise offers.
A Vibrant Future
Taryn certainly has a lot to handle. But she’s energetic, ready to work, and eager to make the most of this opportunity.
Taryn lives by a “never quit mentality.” And she wants to absolutely master our system. “I look forward to getting my system down to a science,” she says. “I want to work hard and understand what I am doing, so I can do it in my sleep.”
We have no doubt that she will. Plucky Franchise Owners like Taryn are a core reason we’ve been so successful.
We’re thrilled to have Taryn on board- Chick-Fil-A’s loss is our gain!
This is an exciting time for Taryn and Footprints Floors. Our Christian Franchise is growing exponentially. We recently made it onto Entrepreneur’s 2021 Franchise 500 List, a prestigious honor for brands of all sizes. You can find McDonald’s, Baskin-Robbins, and Kumons on this list of highly successful franchises across multiple industries. We’re currently ranked at #463.
With dynamic Franchise Owners like Taryn on our side, we’re looking forward to an incredible time of growth and prosperity.
If you’d like more information about Footprints Floors, please visit our franchise website. We’re filling up fast in hot markets, but there’s still time to snag an exclusive territory for yourself!
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