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FranchiseU! Episode 51: Scott Oaks (Scoop Soldiers)

June 13, 2023
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In this episode of FranchiseU!, Kathy sits down with Scott Oaks of Scoop Soldiers. Oaks’ career demonstrates his belief in the franchising model and its potential financial impact on a family. Listen to the thread that runs throughout Oaks’ entire career.

Scott Oaks is a senior-level franchise development professional with over 20 years of experience working in all segments of franchising, including a track record of success in franchise sales. Oaks has developed messaging, branding, and recruiting practices directly impacting franchise growth.

Oaks is currently working as VP of Franchise Development for Scoop Soldiers, a veteran-themed pet waste removal franchise, after serving as Director of Franchise Development at FirstLight Home Care. Oaks previously worked with several brands to help them with franchise development and lead generation strategies utilizing the 1851 platform. Oaks also served as Vice President of Franchise Development for BrightStar Care. “I worked to strengthen their relationships with their broker partners, bring in new franchisees, and guide existing franchisees through the transfer process.”

At Wireless Zone, Oaks brought in over 80 individual franchise stores through good qualifications, relationship management, and recruiting those with “a good quality franchisee mindset.” Oaks also converted existing retailers into the franchise–a key asset in the growth of Wireless Zone from 250 stores to over 450 stores. Before Wireless Zone, Oaks was Director of Franchise Development for Handyman Connection, a home improvement franchise where he oversaw the franchise development process, messaging, marketing, and advertising strategy.

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