Lauren Francis is the Founder, President, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner, and Career Advisor for Mulberry Talent Partners, a recruiting and staffing company based in Portland, Oregon. Whether in a temporary staffing or long-term direct-hire placement situation, they partner with both the candidates and clients to identify the key attributes that lead to a successful match.
At the onset of her entrepreneurial exploration, Lauren founded Town and Country Resources, a staffing agency in the San Francisco Bay Area that focused on the services industry. She grew the company from a single-person operation to a company with more than 50 employees, four offices, and over $4 million in annual revenue before selling it and moving to the next phase of her journey.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- How Lauren Francis turned a side job cleaning houses into a thriving business
- What Lauren has learned about herself and why it’s important for her to feel connected to the business
- Is there a downside to growing a business quickly?
- How Lauren pivoted her plan after selling her staffing agency
- What vision prompted Lauren to start a professional services placement business?
- How Lauren aligns her brand with her principles, values, and purpose
- The positive impact of documenting your company’s processes and how it creates a solid foundation
- Lauren’s advice to entrepreneurs and people wanting to start or grow a business
In this episode:
Entering the world of entrepreneurship can be exciting if you dream about being your own boss and carving your own path. It’s also not an easy journey and often doesn’t have a straight and narrow path. Would you like to learn from someone who has been there and done that?
Lauren Francis started with herself and a vacuum cleaner and grew a simple side hustle into a booming business. Ultimately, the company grew to 55 employees with four offices, but she stopped enjoying what she was doing and sold it. Throughout that process, she learned that to build a thriving business, you need to connect with people and nurture great relationships. Lauren’s desire to connect, help, and make a difference in the lives of her employees and customers has driven and shaped her entrepreneurial journey. The sale of her business pivoted her direction and eventually led her to start a professional services placement business that she loves and aligns with her values and principles. Lauren learned a lot about herself from her experiences and has many lessons to share. Most importantly, she says it’s never too late to get started.
In this episode of the Systems Simplified podcast, Adi Klevit joins Lauren Francis, the Founder, President, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner, and Career Advisor for Mulberry Talent Partners, to talk about her entrepreneurial journey and how where she started didn’t predict where she ended up. Lauren explains what she learned about herself and growing a business, the challenges of running a thriving business, and the importance of aligning your brand with your purpose.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Adi Klevit on LinkedIn
- Business Success Consulting Group
- Mulberry Talent Partners
- Lauren Francis on LinkedIn
- Town and Country Resources
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