Monthly Archives: May 2021

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Episode 11 – Turning to Franchising as a Second Act – with Boynton Weekes



The world of franchising includes more than just fast food

In this episode, Malcolm Ethridge is joined by Boynton Weekes, a franchise business consultant with FranNet. Malcolm and Boynton take a deep dive into all things franchising, from selecting the right concept, how to finance it, and how much time it really takes to own and operate your own franchise.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What commonly known businesses are franchises 
  • The Semi-Absentee Model of franchising  
  • What the average franchise costs to get up and running  
  • Time commitments to owning and operating a franchise 
  • Boynton’s advice to anyone looking to franchise 
  • And more!

If you’ve ever thought of buying a franchise as a great way to become an entrepreneur or as an interesting way to diversify your overall investment portfolio, then this episode is for you!

Resources: MalcomEthridge.com | Malcolm Ethridge | Malcolm’s Blog | Malcolm on Twitter | Boynton Weekes | FranNet


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Episode 10 – From Basketball Superstar to Venture Capital Rookie — with Alana Beard



Have you ever been curious what a basketball star does once they have left the game? 

In this episode, Malcolm Ethridge is joined by WNBA champion Alana Beard. Listen in as they discuss Alana’s journey to professional basketball and her recent pivot into Venture Capital. Alana shares which parts of her own personal journey have helped her find success in the world of venture capital, as well as what she’s building toward in her second career.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Alana’s love of basketball and competition
  • How Alana networked her way into an opportunity at the prestigious Silicon Valley Bank 
  • Her current mission to bring other female athletes into the world of venture capital investing
  • Alana’s passion in creating opportunities for our youth
  • And more!

Tune in now to hear more about Alana’s progression from basketball to Venture Capital. 

Resources: MalcomEthridge.com | Malcolm Ethridge | Manage Your Damn Money | Alana Beard