[Franchisee Interview Series] Tips for Owning a Successful Franchise Business With Kirk McJunkin

Scott Swearingen / Podcast / September 28, 2022
Kirk McJunkin

Kirk McJunkin is a Business Owner at P3 Cost Analysts, an expense reduction consulting franchise specializing in reducing businesses’ telecom, waste, and utility bills. After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in business administration and finance, Kirk was drafted as an offensive lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Before P3, he was the Executive Athletic Director at Trinity Christian Academy, the Director of Business Development at Oldcastle, and the Vice President of JE Dunn Construction. 

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • Kirk McJunkin shares his professional background 
  • What inspired Kirk to become an entrepreneur?
  • The importance of clarity and accountability when establishing company roles 
  • The difference between working in a family business and owning a business
  • Kirk explains why he entered the cost reduction industry
  • Challenges Kirk faced and lessons he learned starting a business in the cost reduction space 
  • Kirk’s daily rituals for his business growth
  • How owning a business changed Kirk’s life
  • Kirk’s advice for future entrepreneurs

In this episode…

Are you trying to start a business? Have you considered owning a franchise? What does it take to manage a franchise company successfully? 

After being employed and managing his dad’s business for some time, Kirk McJunkin was still unsatisfied with his occupations. In search of financial and personal freedom, he decided to acquire a franchise business in the cost-reduction space. After overcoming challenges faced in transactions, partnerships, and strategic growth, Kirk advises others to start off collaborating with small, private businesses to gain skills and expertise. 

On this episode of The Enterprise Builders Podcast, Aaron Stahl welcomes Kirk McJunkin, a Business Owner at P3 Cost Analysts, to discuss his journey to becoming a successful franchisee. Kirk shares his background and the inspiration to become an entrepreneur, the importance of having clarity and accountability in company roles, the challenges faced and lessons he learned starting a business in the cost-reduction space, and his advice for up-and-coming entrepreneurs. 

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This episode is brought to you by P3 Cost Analysts. 

Since 1991, P3 has been helping franchise offices across the U.S. determine if their non-payroll-related overhead expenses are accurate and cost-effective. 

With a team of the industry’s leading utility, telecom, waste and recycling, and property tax auditors in the nation, we have saved our clients over $300 million. 

Our experienced auditors have helped thousands of clients save hundreds of thousands of dollars, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

To learn more, visit us at www.costanalysts.com.

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