Jason Rutledge

I'm Jason Rutledge, a Franchise Advisor at Franchise Sidekick, with more than 21 years of experience in the franchising industry. I presently own and manage a multi-unit franchise, all while pursuing my own independent business ventures. My entrepreneurial journey stated at 16 when I created my first business, specializing in music education. Over the past 21+ years, I've developed a deep passion for helping others in achieving their goals in business development, franchising, health & wellness, ultimately helping them create a life on their own terms.

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22 Years in Franchising
800+ Clients Worked With
4 Businesses Owned
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Q&A With
Jason Rutledge

What do you love about franchising?

Franchising provides an enormous opportunity no matter who you are. The simplicity, the support, the processes and systems that are done for you - not to mention the incredible network of like-minded people you create as your support network and ultimately creating life long relationships.

What do you love about working with clients?

The hopes, the dreams the stories. We all started somewhere - and at the core of everyone I believe is the desire to be successful which ultimately is to be happy. I am a problem-solver by nature - working with so many clients at various stages of their Entreprenurial journey gives me the opportunity to make a positive impact in their life.

Tell us a little about yourself!

I was born and raised in Texas, country boy - grew up on my grandparents dairy goat farm. When I wasnt running with the goats and chicken's I was out enjoying soccer, football or baseball. At a very early age I became a professional muscian through college. Started my first business in high school teaching music and later running a music studio in CA. I got the franchise bug in early 2001-2002 and the rest is history. I love kayaking, football and spending as much time outdoors with my pups Captain and Cricket.

Favorite sidekick?

Jiminy Cricket - always Pinocchios conscience doing his best to keep him out of trouble, stear him in the right direction....a loyal friend.

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"A goal without a plan is just a wish"
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry