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LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning’s president and founder, Jonathan Barnett, was recently named in Global Franchise Magazine’s list of the Top 20 Keynote Speakers in 2017.
These speakers have been recognized for both their ability to engage audiences as well as their unique insights into topics vital to the franchising industry. This list includes important franchise industry figures like Tim Ferriss, a start-up advisor who’s worked with Facebook, Uber, Nextdoor, Alibaba, and Twitter; Melaine Bergeron, CEO of Two Men and a Truck; Rocco Fiorentino, Benetrends Financial’s CEO; and many more.
Mr. Barnett had this to say about being named a top keynote speaker:
“This is a huge honor for me, and also resonates personally because I really take pride in speaking about my passion – franchising. What’s more, given that the list was created by Global Franchise Magazine, a group that shares my passion, and includes so many others who I admire and respect, it really makes this all the more humbling and exciting.”
Mr. Barnett founded Oxi Fresh in 2006 in Lakewood, Colorado. In a little over ten years, he grew the business rapidly until it became an international brand with over 320 locations. He credits this rapid growth and success to several core philosophies and that he runs his business like a, “technology company that cleans carpet.”
“I really think it’s easy to overcomplicate a business, to bury yourself underneath tons of policies, theories, and bureaucracy, said Mr. Barnett, “I try to operate my business through four main ideas: Trust through Transparency, Speed through Systems, Ownership through Scoring, and Letting Go. If you can really embrace those ideas, the impact on your business can be enormous.”
Some of the events Mr. Barnett has spoken at over the years include the IFA Convention, the International Franchising Expo, the Franchise Consumer Marketing Conference, the Franchise Leadership and Development Conference, the Springboard Convention for Emerging Franchisors, and the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference. According to the team at Oxi Fresh, Mr. Barnett is always ready to share what’s he’s learned with others in the franchising world.
“Jonathan’s spot among the Top 20 is well earned. Like all the others on the list, you’ll find him to be the keynote speaker with more than just a ‘speech,’” said Richard Davies of Global Franchise Magazine, “Jonathan delivers the right message, the right motivators and the right game changers for today’s franchise professionals.”