HOODZ of Central Indiana Owner Bill Higgins shares his personal story of going from a career in telecommunications to owning his own HOODZ business in this FranchiseHelp article.
Bill Higgins’ path showcases a different side of franchising since his chosen business does not fit neatly with his background. Prior to launching his HOODZ branch, Bill did not have extensive experience cleaning commercial kitchen appliances.
Born and raised in Indianapolis, Bill grew up as the youngest of five children in a single parent household. Despite having her hands full, Bill’s mother managed to send four of the five to college. Bill graduated from Indiana State with a degree in sociology, and began his career in retail management. After a few years, he followed in a friend’s footsteps and transitioned to a role on the inside sales team with AT&T. Bill worked in the telephone industry for 18 years, eventually rising to a sales management position with responsibility for Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. He tagged along when a Senior Director jumped ship to a smaller firm with more potential for upward mobility. Despite some early success, Bill’s companion was laid off not long after the switch. While the VP for the company assured him his job was not in jeopardy, Bill decided to seize control of his own destiny.