David Putnam spent eighteen months searching for the right
franchise opportunity while shutting down his current business.
Having started the business from scratch he was aware of the
tremendous effort involved in creating and maintaining a successful
business. David was looking for a strong franchise concept that
focused on a growing market segment, was health related and where
he could easily apply to his location.
One day his brother mentioned that he should check out Foot
Solutions, as they say the rest was history. David did his due
diligence visiting several Foot Solutions stores, talked to the
owners and contacted Foot Solutions in Atlanta. When David bought
his franchise 6 years ago, he dealt directly with Foot Solutions
founder Ray Margiano.
Ray told David two things that convinced him that he had found
the right company. “You may not get rich but if you work hard you
will put smiles on the people’s faces that you help and make a
decent living.” Secondly, there was no need to rush the purchase
decision. Foot Solutions would here tomorrow and next year if that
is how long it took to make a decision. What a difference, up to
that point, everyone else was offering to get rich quick.
Foot Solutions initial and ongoing training program is very
extensive and a must for every owner. Innovation and the
competition never stops, so having a leading Franchisor looking
ahead allows you to focus on growing and running the business on a
Location as in any business is important but strong networking
skills play a key part of David’s successful Foot Solutions store.
Educating health care professionals and the general public about
proper shoe fitting, orthotics and foot care in general is an
ongoing process that generates a steady stream of clients. Long
gone are the days in which women would accept orthopedic looking
shoes. All stores need to keep up with what is currently available
in fashionable comfort shoes.
According to David, the work never stops when you own your own business but our operations are profitable and have experienced growth every year, even in the poor economy. Foot Solutions is not for everyone but if you enjoy helping people and believe you are an entrepreneur (unemployable by others) it could be the right fit for you.