Taking the plunge into entrepreneurship is a pursuit that often seems glamorous, primarily because of the success and independence. However, being an entrepreneur comes with many unforeseen challenges, risks, and uncertainties. Those following this path will tell you it’s anything but easy. One of these brave individuals is entrepreneur and franchise expert Nick-Anthony Zamucen.
From a young age, Zamucen knew he was “cut from a different cloth” and likely wouldn’t thrive in a traditional working environment. As someone who prefers to lead rather than follow, the idea of being his own boss was enticing. Zamucen decided to jump into the world of entrepreneurship, specifically franchising businesses.
“I found out early in my career that I was good at looking at an industry or business, determining what needed to be fine-tuned or improved, and implementing a game plan,” he explains. “For instance, I looked at the restoration industry and realized everybody’s been doing the same thing the same way for 60 years. I asked myself, ‘What can I do differently?’”
Over the years, Zamucen has launched and sold franchise companies in several industries, including restaurants, homecare, and bio-cleaning. One of these most successful franchising ventures, Best Option Restoration, sits in the $363 billion restoration industry. However, Zamucen admits that the journey to where he is today was no walk in the park.
“While there was success from the first few franchises, there were a lot of mistakes made and a lot of jumping the guns. There are things that I wish I could do over again,” Zamucen explains. “But I think that’s why I keep franchising. I don’t know if it will ever be 100%, but I keep tweaking the model to be pretty darn close.”
In 2016, Zamucen delved into the restoration industry, aiming to disrupt the typical business model and create a franchise that stood apart from the rest. He began teaching others how to do mitigation and restoration quickly, correctly, and profitably. Using his extensive background in entrepreneurship and franchising, he’s training other hungry entrepreneurs and giving them the tools they need to succeed.
“I think franchising is nothing more than really understanding people. If your business model is in place, and you’ve found a unique selling proposition, then the rest takes care of itself,” Zamucen explains. “If you give me the hunger and confidence, I can tweak everything else. The secret is to believe in people more than they believe in themselves.”
Today, there are 50 Best Option Restoration franchises across the U.S. Zamucen has ambitious goals to grow the company to 500 locations over the next decade. He attributes his success to the business plan he’s implemented, which emphasizes professionalism, top-notch technology, quick and efficient service, and, most importantly, commitment — all qualities he expects from himself and his franchisees.
“When I commit, I commit 100%. I don’t do things halfway. If I decide on the franchise, I’m going to do everything I can for the success of that franchise,” Zamucen says. “We’ve never had a franchise fail. And it’s not by luck or happenstance.”
Nick-Anthony Zamucen‘s entrepreneurial journey combines courage, perseverance, and deep commitment to his brand. These admirable qualities have led to the birth and rapid rise of Best Option Restoration in the competitive restoration industry. His dedication to excellence and ambitious vision set the stage for a promising future in entrepreneurship and restoration.