Jeff Dudan is David’s guest on the podcast this week. Jeff is the chairman and CEO of Homefront Brands, and former CEO of AdvantaClean. He’s also a podcaster and author and has more than three decades of experience in the home improvement franchising industry. In part one, Jeff shares his story of being a bootstrapping entrepreneur, and he discusses the importance of discernment, and why it matters in entrepreneurship.
Find out more about Jeff at jeffdudan.com and connect with him on LinkedIn.
About Jeff Dudan: Jeff is the Chairman and CEO of Homefront Brands, a platform of property service franchisors. We exist to inspire entrepreneurs to take action and positively impact communities, franchisees, employees, and families. The success of our franchisees strengthens the foundation of our economy, provides stability in the lives of our franchise operators, and expands the reach and relevance of the franchise industry sector. HomeFront Brands aspire to always do right by the franchisee and their customers.
Jeff is a published author with his latest book “Discernment; The Business Athletes Regimen for a Great Life through Better Decisions” and a Forbes contributor, speaker, and consultant to emerging brands as well as serving YPO as Chapter Chair of the Southeast Regional US Chapter, Novant Health as Advisory Board member, and the IFA Franchisor Forum as a member.
Jeff’s journey as an entrepreneur began as a college athlete who founded a business to paint student housing. After graduation, he assisted South Florida in recovering from Hurricane Andrew which led to the launch of AdvantaClean in 1994. As a leading national restoration franchise, AdvantaClean became a strategic partner with St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital to support families in need. In January of 2019, AdvantaClean was acquired by Home Franchise Concepts (HFC).
Dudan Group is the capital partner to HomeFront Brands and others. We invest capital, provide expertise, and offer services that enable people to join, buy, build, or expand franchise systems. We operate select franchise brands and offer an array of complimentary services that create franchise start-ups, outsource franchise sales, and implement growth strategies that drive explosive growth.