The Small Business Safari

77: What it Takes to Build an Organization that Scales | Tara Riley

On this episode of the Small Business Safari we welcome Tara Riley! With over 35 years of executive management and operations experience in franchising, Tara’s greatest success lies in creating profitable growth for franchise owners at every stop in her career. Taking over as President of Fresh Coat in 2014, Tara has helped to triple franchise average unit volume and nearly quadruple total revenues in just under eight years. Did you know our amazing voices can go beyond just the microphone? Yes, we have video too! Subscribe to our YouTube channel here!


Tara’s Links:

LinkedIn | @tararileymba

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(02:50) – Tara Riley’s Bio

(08:10) – Dominating in McDonald's Management

(11:50) – Traits of a High Performing Entrepreneur

(19:30) – How to Increase Your Sales by 30%

(20:14) – Getting Involved in the Community as a Business Owner + Benefits!


Previous guests on The Small Business Safari include Amy Lyle, Ben Alexander, Joseph Sission, Jonathan Ellis, Brad Dell, Chris Hanks, C.T. Emerson, Chad Brown, Tracy Moore, Wayne Sherger, David Raymond, Paul Redman, Gabby Meteor, Ryan Dement, Barbara Heil Sonneck, Bryan John, Tom Defore, Rusty Clifton, Duane Johns, Beth Miller, Jason Sleeman, Andy Suggs, Chris Michel, Jon Ostenson, Tommy Breedlove, Rocky Lalvani, Amanda Griffey, Spencer Powell, Joe Perrone, David Lupberger, Duane C. Barney, Dave Moerman, Jim Ryerson, Amy Lyle, Scott Specker, Mike Claudio and more!


If you loved this episode try these!

How Successful People Tackle Problems – David Raymond

Finding Success through Painting and Persistence – Wayne Scherger

How to Launch Your Business to the Stratosphere with Chris Hanks


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