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Modern Business Podcast explores business technol…
Keeping up with Millennials in Franchising: A Talk with Zack and Ryan
Jan 31 • 45 min
In this episode, Zack Fishman and Ryan Hicks chat all things millennials in franchising. We decided to just hit record and riff on a few topics: millennial values, industries we believe our generation will gravitate towards, what that all means for retail…
Brand Strategy with Karen McSteen
Jan 7 • 28 min
Today we have a branding and brand strategy expert on the show. In this podcast, Karen McSteen of Brand Matters, and I, chat on these topics and more. Karen and her firm are experts in: brand evaluation, positioning development and implementation, brand…
On Goals: 99 Percent of People Ignore This On Thing
Dec 29, 2018 • 8 min
Watch the Video Experience: Episode Overview: The worlds best companies, organizations and institutions typically have inspiring visions, missions, goals and creeds. These ideals and goals are what build culture, and are the…
Millennial Monthly with Brooke Gagliano and Chris Ives
Dec 17, 2018 • 28 min
Our Millennial Monthly Host Zack Fishman sits with Brooke Gagliano (CEO) and Chris Ives (CFO) of Frutta Bowls. This episode is sponsored by Audio Engineer: Ben Kliever
Millenial Monthly with John Evans and Zack Fishman
Nov 29, 2018 • 17 min
Enjoy the November “Millennial Monthly” episode with John Evans of EverLine Coatings hosted by Zack Fishman! Episode Sponsored by Audio Engineer: Bel Kliever
Nick Friedman, College Hunks Hauling Junk
Nov 2, 2018 • 29 min
Enjoy this chat with Nick Friedman, President and Co Founder of College Hunks Hauling Junk Be sure to follow us on Facebook: Thanks as always to Ben Kliever, Audio Engineer
Ben Davis - The Gents Place, with Zack Fishman
Oct 31, 2018 • 21 min
Enjoy this episode with Millennial Monthly host Zack Fishman and our guest Ben Davis from the Gents Place. -For More info on Zack’s company: -To learn more about franchising The Gents Place: Thanks as always,…
A Rant on How SONIC ICE Taught Me About Franchising
Oct 24, 2018 • 8 min
On this Podcast I share how I learned about entrepreneurship and FRANCHISING through getting SONIC ICE before baseball practice as a child. Please like and follow us on facebook: YouTube Link:…
Kat & Landon Eckles, with Zack Fishman
Sep 28, 2018 • 15 min
This month’s Millennial Monthly brings us a rockstar emerging franchise couple. On this episode, Zack Fishman sits with Kat and Landon Eckles, the CMO and CEO of Clean Juice. I apologize for the sub par audio quality. We were in a break-out room at the…
AJ Titus, President of Signarama
Sep 28, 2018 • 33 min
I had the pleasure of catching up with AJ Titus in Washing DC while at the annual Fly In. (more on that below). In this Podcast we talk about AJ’s unique upbringing in franchising, we learn about his business and also learn more about him! Stick around to…
Millennial Monthly: Carmelo Marsala, CEO of Spray-Net, talks with Zack Fishman
Aug 23, 2018 • 10 min
Millennial Monthly host ZACK FISHMAN sits down with Carmelo Marsala, the Grand Prize winner of the 2106 NextGen in Franchising award. On this short, value-packed podcast- they discuss the nuances of building a fast growing franchise business as a…
Greg Forsythe on Brand Strategy, Reputation and Digital Marketing
Aug 23, 2018 • 41 min
Today, Greg Forsythe from DEKA LASH FRANCHISE joins Host Ryan Hicks to chat about Brand Strategy, Reputation And Digital Marketing. Greg is the Director of Brand Strategy and Marketing of Deka Lash, a fast growing lash extension franchise brand. On this…
OPINION: Don’t Blame Tips for Sexual Harassment - Dawn LaFreeda’s WSJ Article
Aug 7, 2018 • 13 min
This monologue is an OPINION piece covering an issue that has become the topic of much political debate, locally and nationally. I recently visited San Antonio Texas to meet with Dawn LaFreeda, who is the one of the largest woman owned multi-unit…
Millennial Monthly: Jami Stigliano chats with Zack Fishman
Jul 31, 2018 • 22 min
In the July Millennial Monthly Edition, host Zack Fishman chats marketing, social media, millennia’s in franchising, and more with Jami Stigliano, Founder and CEO of DivaDance Company. Show Sponsor: Audio Engineer: Ben Kliever
Heather McLeod: VP Marketing, The Cleaning Authority
Jun 28, 2018 • 37 min
The marketing mix is noisier than ever before. But there are Modern tools, technologies and mindsets that can be ROCKET FUEL for taking your brand to the next level. Enjoy this great podcast with Heather McLeod, where we dive into these topics and more!…
Dawn LaFreeda: A Chat With The Legendary Denny’s Franchisee
Jun 25, 2018 • 38 min
Dawn is one of the largest self started and single owned multi unit franchise’s in the world. She operates 82 Denny’s restaurants and has an incredibly inspiring story. Enjoy this sit down interview, in person at her San Antonia Texas office. Thanks as…
Millennial Monthly: Zack Fishman Hosts Local Door Coupons
Jun 5, 2018 • 17 min
On this Episode of Millennial Monthly, Zack Fishman hosts Danny Nieves and Carlos Medina of Local Door Coupons. The company was founded in 2014 in Miami FL and has already grown to over 50 locations. About MM: Every month, Host Zack Fishman explores…
027: A Live Chat with Johnny Franchise
Jun 5, 2018 • 42 min
John Francis (aka “Johnny Franchise”) is a highly respected leader, Keynote Speaker, franchise industry consultant, and strategic advisor to many great brands. John currently sits on many boards (as a Director and/or Advisor) including: Sport Clips,…
10 Marketing Tips with David Chapman
Jun 5, 2018 • 47 min
This Podcast explores “10 Marketing Tips for Emerging and Established Franchise Brands” with David Chapman, President and CEO of 919 Marketing. As mentioned in the intro, we had bad connectivity during “Tip number 1”….so our worthy sound engineer *Mr. Ben…
The Future of Transportation - With Barb Moran
May 30, 2018 • 52 min
We’re pleased to welcome Barb Moran Goodrich, CEO and Co Founder of Moran Family of Brands to the Podcast. Today we chat about “The Future of Transportation”. Buckle up and enjoy. Topics include: -What you should know about your “Vehicle Data” -How to…
024: #MillennialMonthly with Zack Fishman | Guest David Blue
May 8, 2018 • 23 min
Zack Fishman sits down with David Blue of Blue Moon Estate Sales to chat about Millennials in franchising, technology and much more! Stay tuned for Millennial Monthly episodes, every month, lead by Zack Fishman. Notable Links from this episode:…
023: “America’s Diner” with Denny’s CEO, John C. Miller
May 1, 2018 • 52 min
On episode 23 we welcome our esteemed guest, Mr. John Miller…to the Podcast. He’s the CEO of Denny’s, Americas Dinner. -Denny’s has almost 1700 locations across the country -In their 9th consecutive year of positive unit growth. -Over the past 7 years,…
022: Wild Birds Unlimited with Paul Picket
Apr 12, 2018 • 32 min
Modern Business Episode #22 takes us “Into the Wild” with Paul Picket - Chief Development officer of Wild Birds Unlimited. Wild Birds Unlimited specializes in bird seed, bird feeders, and many other bird feeding supplies. They were founded in 1981 and…
021: National Nutrition Month: With Julie Canseco & Jessie Williams of Main Squeeze Juice Co.
Mar 27, 2018 • 48 min
Today we welcome Jessie Williams Julie Conseco from Main Squeeze Juice Co. to the Podcast. We chatted on March 14th which is actually national registered dietician day. I also learned that March is national nutrition month, and in the spirit of that, this…
020: Josh Morgan, COO of Melt Shop
Mar 25, 2018 • 32 min
Today we welcome Josh Morgan to the Podcast. He’s the COO of Melt shop, and an operating partner at Aurify Brands (which owns and/or operates fast casual and full-service restaurants like The Melt Shop, 5 Guys Burgers and Fries, The Little Beet, and…
019: Outdoor Living Brands CEO Chris Grandpre - A Live Discussion
Mar 1, 2018 • 22 min
Chris Grandpre is the Chairman and CEO of Outdoor Living Brands, which operates 5 great franchise brands under its umbrella: Archadeck, Conserva Irrigation, Mosquito Squad, Renew Crew, and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives. Some things I really enjoyed in…
018: Using Technology to Gain an Edge - with Ben Gaddis
Feb 26, 2018 • 38 min
I really enjoyed this episode with Ben Gaddis of Austin TX based T3. T3 is a leading marketing Agency that serves many great brands including 7-11, Focus Brands, and many others. An interesting fact: T3 is one of the largest woman owned agencies in the…
017: A Live Chat With Tropical Smoothie Executives at IFA
Feb 21, 2018 • 30 min
Enjoy this live chat with Tropical Smoothie Cafe CEO Mike Rotondo and Chief Development Officer Charles Watson. We caught up at the IFA convention in Phoenix. (Thanks FPN for letting us take over your couches!) On the first part of the chat, we riff back…
016: Aslam Khan - A Live Chat at TGI Fridays HQ
Feb 11, 2018 • 34 min
In this episode I sit down with Aslam Khan, and he shares stories and lessons learned in business and life. I challenge you to listen CLOSELY, PICK OUT the nuggets of wisdom that he carefully shares imbedded deep within the words. Aslam is the Current CEO…
015: “TangoTab It” – Feed the hungry AND get new customers with Social Entrepreneur Nick Marino Jr.
Jan 26, 2018 • 22 min
Social Entrepreneur Nick Marino Jr. calls in to talk about driving traffic to restaurants across the country, feeding the hungry, building a legacy that lasts, and a lot more in this MUST LISTEN episode. Please share this episode with a friend that works…
014: Kevin King on Franchising and Advice for Entrepreneurs
Jan 16, 2018 • 20 min
On this episode we learn from Kevin King, Chief Development Officer of Smoothie King. Topics we delve in to include: -Lessons from mentors -Franchise opportunities -Business Technology -Advice for entrepreneurs Sound Engineer: Ben Kliever
013: Bob O. Carr on Modern Business and “Giving Something Back”
Jan 8, 2018 • 26 min
Bob is the Founder of Heartland Payments, Founder of the Give Something Back Foundation, and CEO of Beyond Inc. In this interview, we explore some of his big lessons learned in business. We uncover some of the key points in his two great books, “Through…
012: Discussing the new Tax bill with Sameer Bhatia, President of BW Group
Dec 29, 2017 • 15 min
On this episode, i’m posting a clip from my call discussing the new tax bill. We also had an interesting exchange about cryptocurrencies, bitcoin and lightcoin. Audio engineering: Ben Kliever
011: CEOin10 with John Venhuizen, CEO of ACE Hardware
Dec 26, 2017 • 11 min
In this “CEO in 10” episode, our very own Rick Tocquigny sits with the CEO of ACE Hardware - Mr. John Venhuizen. Audio Engineer: Ben Kliever
010: Simon Says- Chuck Goetshel on NOT following the crowd
Dec 15, 2017 • 7 min
This is a follow up episode to episode 009 because I wanted to share a couple of pieces of wisdom from Chuck Goetshel and his book “Simon Says”. Chuck is a great leader and I felt that his words needed to be shared. Link:…
009: #OneQuestionShow - Chuck Goetschel on Implementing Social Technology
Dec 15, 2017 • 5 min
On this short #OneQuestionShow episode, Chuck Goetschel gives us advice on Implementing Social Technology in your business. Links: Sound Engineer: Ben Kliever
008: #OneQuestionShow- Patrick Betdavid on Winning new customers
Dec 12, 2017 • 2 min
Dallas based entrepreneur, business coach, and social media influencer Patrick Bet-david gives local business owners and franchisees advice on winning new customers with this unique strategy. Connect with Patrick:…
007: Kevin Roberts, CEO and Bestselling Author
Dec 7, 2017 • 21 min
On this episode we crown “The James Bond of Modern Business Leadership” for our 007th episode. Take notes when listening to this interview with Kevin Roberts. He is the Author of the Bestselling book “64 Shots”, former Chairman and CEO of Saatchi &…
006: #OneQuestionShow with Laura Rae Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
Dec 4, 2017 • 6 min
On this short #OneQuestionShow episode, we catch up with Laura Rae Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, and get her two cents on franchising and enabling technologies. Interview by Rick Tocquigny Sound Engineering by Ben Kliever Comments and hostd by…
005: The Untold Hstory of Entrepreneurship
Dec 1, 2017 • 10 min
In episode 005 I take a trip back in history and tell the untold story of entrepreneurship. I also explore the franchise business model and touch on the importance of honing our interpersonal and EQ skills. Links: Umer & Winston Ray…
004: Lonnie Helgerson on Kix Mobile and franchise opportunities for Veterans
Nov 27, 2017 • 17 min
On this episode I chat with Lonnie Helgerson about his career, the Kix Mobile franchise opportunity, and the history of the great VetFran program. Share this episode with a veteran that would be a good business manager/owner. Vet Fran is a great program…
003: #OneQuestionShow - Franchise in Mexico with Sandro Piancone
Nov 15, 2017 • 6 min
#OneQuestionShow with Sandro Piancone - the foremost “Mexpert” on franchising your business in Mexico.
002: CEO in 10 with Jay Walker, Founder of
Nov 14, 2017 • 16 min
Our CEO in 10 Host Rick Tocquigny has a chat with Jay Walker, Founder of and CEO of Upside.
001: Modern Business intro with Ryan Hicks
Nov 14, 2017 • 14 min
Introducing the Modern Business Podcast and setting the stage for whats to come.