Todd Laabs' Journey to Starting and Scaling a Franchise Business
Todd Laabs decided in 2014 to leave his job at Procter & Gamble, the parent company of Tide Cleaners. After several rewarding years working for P&G in California and Ohio, Laabs and his wife were longing to return to their roots in the Midwest, where they could focus on their family and pursue their dreams of business ownership.
Laabs, who grew up on a farm in a small town in Iowa, credits his business sense to his childhood experiences, his father’s inventive spirit, and the lessons learned working in the corporate structure. After leaving P&G, the entrepreneur explored his options and dabbled in various business ventures. He eventually found himself drawn to franchising.
Much to his surprise, Todd’s search for the best possible opportunity brought him right back to his P&G family. With 12 Tide Cleaners locations in the Minneapolis-St. Paul market and plans for continued expansion, Todd says his bet on the Tide brand allows him to grow the thriving business he dreamed of building for his family.
Todd discusses his journey into franchising and why Tide Cleaners became the clear path to success.