Franchise Interviews

Franchise Interviews

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Interviews with franchise business owners, franchisors, franchise experts, franchise authors and attorneys.
Franchise Interviews and The Twelve Days of Franchising
Dec 13 • 38 min
Today we will ask Santa for a particular franchise. Find out who made the list and listen to an interview with each franchise opportunity. On the first day of Christmas we ask for the Amramp franchise opportunity. Listen to the interview to find out why!…
Franchise Inteviews Meets with the Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar
Dec 6 • 53 min
. As they were living out their dreams as members of the LSU basketball team traveling the country, they had the opportunity to visit some of the best restaurants/sports bars and began recognizing the need for such a concept in back in Baton Rouge. The…
Franchise Interviews Welcomes Back the Bin There Dump That Franchise
Nov 29 • 56 min
Several years ago, we interviewed the Bin There Dump That franchise opportunity when they awarded their 100th franchise unit. Today, Bin There Dump That currently has more than 158 territories across North America with 6,000 dumpsters in operation; all…
Breakfast With Six Disciplines
Nov 15 • 67 min
You many have heard about Breakfast at Tiffany’s but what about Breakfast as Six Disciplines. In Parts One and Two, we are meeting with Gary Harpst of Six Disciplines! Did you know ninety percent of well-formulated strategies fail to be successfully…
Franchise Interviews Spends An Evening with The Franchise King Joel Libava
Nov 9 • 71 min
We have a great show this evening. We are meeting with the Franchise King Joel Libava. Joel Libava has been tagged “The Franchise King” for a good reason. Joel is an author and a brutally honest entrepreneur focused on making sure that prospective…
An Evening with Entrepreneurial Expert and Author Dr. Scott Shane
Nov 1 • 101 min
Scott Shane, a leading expert in entrepreneurial activity in the United States and other countries, draws on the data from extensive research to provide accurate, useful information about who becomes an entrepreneur and why, how businesses are started,…
Franchise Interviews Meets with The Drivers Traning Group Franchise Opportunity
Oct 25 • 32 min
We are meeting with Joe Giammona of The Drivers Training Group — Former Green Beret Joe Giammona has made it his mission to keep his community safe. Now, as the CEO of The Drivers Training Group, he runs The Drivers Training Group that employs off-duty or…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the AKT Franchise Opportunity
Oct 18 • 33 min
We are meeting with Melissa Chordock, President of AKT. Founded in 2013 by international fitness expert, Anna Kaiser, AKT is a revolutionary fitness technique concept rooted in dance and functional training. With thousands of clients visiting per week,…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Tough Mudder Bootcamp Franchise
Oct 11 • 50 min
Marathons are boring. So are gyms. Tough Mudder Bootcamp reinvented endurance events, now they are reinventing your workout. Plus, big box gyms don’t even work. That’s why they spent the past year incognito, prototyping and developing a unique program…
An Evening With Warren Greshes - Entrepreneurship, Sales, and Management
Oct 4 • 111 min
Warren Greshes is one of the top motivational speakers in the world. We start the interview discussing entrepreneurship. Next, Warren discusses 16 rock solid rules for achieving sales success. Lastly,if you want your employees to perform at their best,…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Party Princess Productions Franchise
Sep 27 • 21 min
Every business has a story. We are meeting with Morgan Rothschild — CEO of Party Princess Productions franchise opportunity. Party Princess Productions provides high-end birthday party character entertainment specializing in princess parties, superhero…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the I Heart Mac & Cheese Franchise Opportunity
Sep 20 • 47 min
We are meeting with Dan Collins, President and Chief Development Officer of I Heart Mac & Cheese. Often listed as one of the most sought-after and popular comfort foods in the world, macaroni and cheese appeals to everyone. Their chef-inspired beginnings…
Franchise Podcast Number 589 - An Evening With Michael E. Gerber
Sep 13 • 118 min
It was almost twenty-five years ago; I was introduced to one of the most enlightening books on entrepreneurship I have ever read. The E-Myth Revisited is one of the most successful business books of the twentieth century. It was voted the #1 business book…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Maui Wowi Franchise Opportunity
Sep 6 • 39 min
We are meeting with with Mike Weinberger from Maui Wowi. Since 1983, Maui Wowi® has embraced the Hawaiian culture and has been serving paradise in a cup since the day it began, 35 years ago. From event carts, mall kiosks and stand-alone retail locations,…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Apricot Lane Boutique Franchise Opportunity
Aug 30 • 39 min
We are meeting with Ken Petersen, Founder of Apricot Lane Boutique – a national fashion boutique franchise offering branded apparel, accessories and gifts. Apricot Lane has 75+ boutiques nationwide, and is the leading women’s fashion boutique franchise.…
Christy Wilson Delk, Author of Adventures in Franchise Ownership
Aug 23 • 59 min
We are meeting with franchise author and expert Christy Wilson Delk…As a Business Professor at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and with over 15 years of franchise ownership (including a very successful franchise exit), Christy Wilson Delk has the…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Poolwerx Franchise Opportunity
Aug 9 • 36 min
We are meeting with John O’ Brien of Poolwerx. Founded in 1992, Poolwerx is one of the world’s largest pool and hot tub / spa maintenance providers. Their United States operations are headquartered in their 10,000 sf, state-of-the-art training facility…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Athletic Republic Franchise Opportunity
Aug 2 • 40 min
We are meeting with Charlie Graves, CEO of Athletic Republic, the industry’s leading performance sports training center franchise, proving that science-based training is the best way for serious athletes to improve. The company has been using its method…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the StretchLab Franchise Opportunity
Jul 26 • 55 min
We are meeting with Lou DeFrancisco, the President of StretchLab. With people all over the country flocking to boutique fitness concepts of all kinds that demand rigorous workouts to help transform the body, the importance of active recovery and overall…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Pedal Pub Franchise Opportunity
Jul 19 • 34 min
We are meeting with Shane M. Dunn, Chief Development Officer of Pedal Pub. A few years ago, the thought of pedaling a party bike for entertainment would have seemed ludicrous, but now human-powered taverns are sweeping the nation as popular social…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Row House Franchise Opportunity
Jul 12 • 43 min
We are meeting with Ramon Castillon, President of Row House. Row House, is a boutique fitness concept was created with a specific objective: To give people of all different shapes, sizes, and abilities an efficient, effective high cardio, full body…
Franchise Interviews Meets Paula Hope,President of Booked Solid
Jul 5 • 47 min
We are meeting with Paula Hope, the President of Booked Solid. Paula helps business professionals, and their teams, create the revenue they deserve. Through the strategic development of a referral/personal marketing plan which includes online activities,…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse Franchise
Jun 28 • 33 min
We are meeting with Ajay Singh, Vice President of Brand Development for Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse. Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse is a leading dining destination offering an everyday indulgence that provides a high-end experience without the high-end…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Building Kidz Worldwide Franchise Opportunity
Jun 21 • 38 min
We are meeting with Sanjay Ravi Gehani, Partner and Chief Marketing Officer for Building Kidz Worldwide, LLC- Building Kidz is unique in that their unparalleled proprietary curriculums, references, and highly qualified faculty combine a world class…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the SpeedPro Imaging Franchise Opportunity
Jun 14 • 35 min
We are meeting with Larry Oberly, CEO for SpeedPro Imaging…SpeedPro Imaging is the nation’s leading wide-format printing and graphics franchise. Through extreme resolution levels and unparalleled color matching technology, SpeedPro studios provide…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Angry Crab Shack Franchise
Jun 7 • 34 min
In 2013, Angry Crab Shack launched in Mesa, AZ. This concept has a vibrant, memorable dining environment and offers high-quality seafood at a more affordable price. Angry Crab Shack combines Cajun- and Asian-inspired seafood, affordable prices and…
Franchise Interviews Tips on Attending A Franchise Show
May 31 • 46 min
This week (May 31 to June 2) Franchise Interviews will be visiting the International Franchise Expo in New York at the legendary Javits Center. Many refer to this show as the Super Bowl of franchising. Today you will hear numerous interviews on how to…
Co-Branding - Franchise Interviews Meets with Dippin’ Dots & Doc Popcorn
May 24 • 42 min
We are meeting with Steve Rothenstein, Senior Director of Franchising at Dippin’ Dots & Doc Popcorn. When Dippin’ Dots’ CEO Scott Fisher acquired Doc Popcorn in 2014, he needed to empower a leader to combine the two franchise models and expand the…
Franchise Interviews Meet with the Hammer and Nails Grooming Shop for Guys
May 17 • 37 min
We are meeting with Aaron Meyers, Chief Operating Officer of Hammer and Nails Grooming Shop for Guys. Hammer & Nails Grooming Shop for Guys, a first-of-its-kind men’s grooming shop that provides hand and foot care, haircuts and shaves in a man cave…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Michael Peterson of Franchise Beacon
May 10 • 40 min
We are meeting with franchise author, franchise expert and the President of Franchise Beacon, Michael Peterson Whether you’re looking to start a franchise or grow an existing franchise, Franchise Beacon offers the expertise and services that can help…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Brian Moak of HEART Certified Auto Care
May 3 • 32 min
We are meeting with Brian Moak, the CEO and Founder of HEART Certified Auto Care. With over 90 years of auto repair experience, Heart combines old fashion service with expert mechanical repair to ensure that each and every customer has a premium level…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Kevin Hsu, Co-founder and CMO of Pokéworks
Apr 26 • 51 min
POKÉWORKS POKE FRANCHISE STORY Pokéworks is a ground-breaking, healthy fast-casual restaurant concept that began on a rainy day in December of 2015 in a tiny location in Midtown Manhattan. Today, it has grown into one of the largest and fastest growing…
Asking The Right Questions:Franchise Interviews Meets Meg Schmitz of FranChoice
Apr 19 • 52 min
We are meeting with Meg Schmitz. Meg is a franchising consultant through FranChoice — her deep knowledge of franchising started in the 1990s, when she opened the first of five Great Clips salons in the Chicago area. As the president of the Chicago area…
LinkedIn for Entrepreneurs – Franchise Interviews Meets with Nancy Friedman
Apr 12 • 68 min
LinkedIn for Entrepreneurs – Franchise Interviews Meets with Nancy Friedman LinkedIn is one of the most powerful networking business tools for professionals and entrepreneurs. Not long ago, Nancy Friedman was interviewed in a magazine article by Forbes.…
The 2018 Tax Franchise Symposium on Franchise Interviews
Apr 5 • 41 min
There are only a couple of weeks left before filing your taxes. This time of year, we get many questions on franchises that provide tax services. We are going to play clips from two very interesting franchises in the tax industry. First, we play a clip…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the MVS Pet Care Franchise Opportunity
Mar 29 • 37 min
We are meeting with Todd Giatrelis the CEO of MVS Pet Care. The service, which brings general wellness care, vaccinations, illness and injury care right to the customers’ doorstep, comes as a welcome relief to the 68 percent of U.S. families that own a…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Christian Brothers Automotive Franchise
Mar 22 • 54 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Mark Carr, the founder of Christian Brothers Automotive Corporation. Dedicated to its brand mission “To glorify God, by loving your neighbor as yourself” Christian Brothers Automotive has firmly planted its…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Vitality Bowls Franchise Opportunity
Mar 15 • 39 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Tara Gilad of the Vitality Bowls franchise. About Vitality Bowls Roy and Tara Gilad, a pair of successful business owners, founded Vitality Bowls in 2011 in San Ramon, California. The duo started the…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Bette Fetter, the Founder of Young Rembrandts
Mar 1 • 45 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Bette Fetter, the Founder and CEO of Young Rembrandts and Author of Being Visual. About Young Rembrandts- Young Rembrandts is a recognized leader in art education, offering a curriculum focused on teaching…
Franchise Interviews Meets with The Joint Chiropractic Franchise
Feb 22 • 40 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Peter Holt of The Joint Chiropractic franchise. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, The Joint is an emerging growth company that is reinventing chiropractic care by making quality care convenient and affordable…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the America’s Dog & Burger Franchise
Feb 15 • 38 min
We are meeting Manolis Alpogianis of the America’s Dog & Burger franchise. Entrepreneurial brothers Manolis and George Alpogianis co-founded AMERICA’S DOG AND BURGER after a cross-country road trip through the United States. This now famous journey…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the CITYROW Franchise Opportunity
Feb 8 • 48 min
Founded in 2014 by Helaine Knapp, CITYROW is a boutique fitness studio established in New York City that specializes in a total body, high-intensity, low-impact workout using a water-based rowing machine and strength-training exercises. Each stroke on the…
Franchise Interviews Meets the KIDS FIRST Swim Schools Franchise Opportunity
Feb 1 • 53 min
We are meeting Gary Roth, the founder of KIDS FIRST Swim School franchise. KIDS FIRST Swim Schools is based on the belief that all children should know how to swim, and they have made it their mission to spread this notion nationally through franchising.…
Franchise Interviews Welcomes Back Mark Van Wye of the Zoom Room Franchise
Jan 25 • 32 min
We are meeting Mark Van Wye, CEO of Zoom Room. Zoom Room is an indoor dog gym and training facility where owners and their dogs come to play, train and socialize with their dogs in a climate-controlled environment. In contrast to other training facilities…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the California Tortilla Franchise Opportunity
Jan 18 • 45 min
We are meeting Bob Phillips and Keith Goldman of California Tortilla, a fast-casual Mexican-inspired restaurant. Falling in love with the brand’s bold flavors and fun, laid-back attitude, the duo felt the concept would be perfect for a world they were…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Code Ninjas Franchise Opportunity
Jan 11 • 34 min
We are meeting with Marty Flanagan from Code Ninjas. Code Ninjas, founded in 2016, is the fastest growing kids coding franchise in the United States. With its flagship location currently open in Pearland, Texas, the company has more than 70 locations…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Camp Transformation Center Franchise
Jan 4 • 32 min
We are meeting Alejandra Font of the Camp Transformation Center. The Camp Transformation Center is dedicated to helping clients reach their weight loss goals by offering comprehensive programs, a fun, friendly, welcoming and motivating environment. The…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the CMIT Solutions Franchise Opportunity
Dec 28, 2017 • 42 min
We are meeting with Jeff Connally, the President and CEO of CMIT Solutions. CMIT Solutions (CMIT) is a leading provider of information technology (IT) professional services and products to small and medium-sized businesses, and is uniquely capable of…
Franchise Interviews Meets Jeff Oddo, CEO of City Wide Maintenance Franchise
Dec 21, 2017 • 44 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting Jeff Oddo, the CEO of City Wide Maintenance, a building maintenance franchise which was started by his father. Jeff is credited with turning the business into a franchise. He is very passionate about expanding…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Ken McAllister, the President of MY SALON Suite
Dec 14, 2017 • 37 min
We have a great show. We are meeting with Ken McAllister, the President of MY SALON Suite. Founded in 2010, MY SALON Suite is raising the bar in luxury for salon entrepreneurs and consumers across North America. MY SALON Suite attracts and inspires…
Franchise Interviews Meets Mary Jane Riva, CEO of the Pizza Factory Franchise
Dec 7, 2017 • 41 min
In today’s podcast, we are meeting with Mary Jane Riva, CEO of Pizza Factory. Founded 30 years ago, Pizza Factory has become well known for serving fresh, high-quality pizza, sandwiches, salads and more. The brand is also widely recognized for its close…
Franchise Interviews Celebrates 550 Shows and 11 Years of Podcasting!
Nov 30, 2017 • 95 min
It is hard to imagine it was 11 years ago we launched our first podcast. Today, Franchise Interviews is celebrating our 11th year anniversary and 550th show. This show will feature Marty McDermott, the founder of Franchise Interviews, LLC as the…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Totally Nutz Franchise Opportunity
Nov 16, 2017 • 42 min
This week we are meeting with the Totally Nutz franchise opportunity - Matt Barker and his wife Yvette were successful marketing executives who became worn-out of the rat race and began looking for their “next big thing.” That light bulb moment came as…
Special Edition - Franchise Interviews Honors Our Military Veterans Show
Nov 10, 2017 • 31 min
First, we are meeting with Kevin Wilkerson. Kevin and Laurel Wilkerson own a Marco’s Pizza franchise in Broken Arrow, OK. Kevin spent 24 years as an Army Infantry Officer and retired in 2005 as a full Colonel. Laurel served on active duty with the Army as…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Whizzyride Franchise Opportunity
Nov 9, 2017 • 30 min
Electric Scooters, Electric Bikes, Electric Skateboards and more! We have a great show today. We are meeting Jerry Szylwanski of the Whizzyride franchise opportunity. Whizzyride is a Miami based intelligent technologies company- specialized in small…
Franchise Interviews Celebrates National Sandwich Day
Nov 2, 2017 • 60 min
Today Franchise Interviews is celebrating National Sandwich day with three fantastic sub franchise opportunities. They include Erbert and Gerbert’s Subs, Milios Subs, and Penn Station East Coast Subs. National Sandwich Day is observed annually on November…
Franchise Interviews Meets with George Vodin of the Fancy Art, NFP Franchise
Oct 26, 2017 • 42 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting George Vodin of Fancy Art, NFP. Fancy Art, NFP is Your One Stop Shop For All of Your Wall Décor Needs. Imagine owning a business that is not only profitable, but where it is fun to go to work every day. At Fancy…
Brix Holdings - Red Mango, Smoothie Factory, RedBrick Pizza & Souper Salad
Oct 19, 2017 • 42 min
We are meeting Craig Erlich, President of BRIX Holdings, the parent company for Red Mango, Smoothie Factory, RedBrick Pizza and Souper Salad. We are going to speak with Craig can about BRIX’s position in the healthy food market and the healthy portfolio…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Michael Poates, President of Gatti’s Pizza
Oct 12, 2017 • 51 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting Michael Poates, President of Gatti’s Pizza. For nearly half a century, Gatti’s has been satisfying cravings.The Gatti’s Pizza brand is in the midst of a huge growth period as they introduce new prototypes at a…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Gigi Butler of Gigi’s Cupcakes
Oct 5, 2017 • 44 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Gigi Butler, the founder of Gigi’s Cupcakes. People across the country know Gigi from her appearance on “Undercover Boss” on CBS, and her journey is the American Dream come true. Soon after opening, Gigi’s…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the PJ’s Coffee Franchise Opportunity
Sep 28, 2017 • 40 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting Peter Boylan, to talk about the PJ’s Coffee franchise opportunity. We will talk about the background of the PJ’s brand, the success PJ’s have seen so far, how they are rebranding, franchisee growth opportunities…
Franchise Interviews Meets Mike Bidwell, the President and CEO of Dwyer Group
Sep 21, 2017 • 44 min
We are meeting Mike Bidwell, the President and CEO of Dwyer Group. Mike Bidwell has been a visionary in the franchise industry for over three decades, beginning in 1984 when he opened up his own Rainbow International® Carpet Cleaning & Restoration…
Franchise Interviews Welcomes Back the Marco’s Pizza Franchise Opportunity
Sep 14, 2017 • 48 min
We have a great show today. It was almost a decade ago we interviewed Marco’s Pizza. We invited John Ramsay, the Vice President of Franchise Development Services to come back and give us an update. Since 2008, Marco’s Pizza has continued to open an…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Gary Findley, CEO of Restoration 1
Sep 7, 2017 • 38 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting Gary Findley, a veteran of the franchising industry. Gary Findley has over 25 years of experience in helping entrepreneurs build over 9,500 franchise locations worldwide with only 2 brands. He now oversees one of…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Spaulding Decon Franchise Opportunity
Aug 31, 2017 • 32 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting Laura Spaulding-Koppel, founder of Spaulding Decon. For over a decade, Spaulding Decon has provided services for residential, commercial, government, and industrial properties to return them to clean, healthy,…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Fleet Clean USA Franchise
Aug 24, 2017 • 47 min
Every Business Has A Story We are meeting with Scott Marr, CEO of Fleet Clean USA. At the age of 20, Scott was pursuing truck washing as a side gig - while working full-time in the lucrative banking industry. He started out earning around 45,000 (after…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Christin Myers of the OpenWorks Franchise
Aug 10, 2017 • 35 min
We are meeting with Christin Myers - Regional Director of the OpenWorks franchise opportunity. OpenWorks is guided by a simple philosophy: A cleaner, safer and healthier environment means a more productive work place. This is our goal at OpenWorks – to…
Franchise Interviews Meets with The Burgerim Franchise Opportunity
Aug 3, 2017 • 47 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting Carlos Calderon of the Burgerim franchise opportunity. Burgerim (pronounced Burgereem) began franchising its successful restaurant concept in 2011. Due to its overwhelming popularity, there are now over 160…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Sunny Days In-Home Care Franchise
Jul 27, 2017 • 36 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with John Bennett, Director of Franchising for Sunny Days In-Home Care, LLC . Sunny Days In-Home Care grew out of the compassion and values of husband and wife team David and Evelyn Ellenwood who saw a need for…
Franchise Interviews Meets The Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services
Jul 20, 2017 • 35 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Todd Hopkins, Founder/CEO/President of The Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services franchise. Office Pride is a fast-growing franchise in the $78 billion commercial cleaning industry. Their franchisees…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Global Franchise Opportunities
Jul 13, 2017 • 39 min
Welcome to a very special edition of Franchise Interviews,where for over 10 years we have been asking the frantrepreneur who owns one. I am your host Marty McDermott and I am the President of Franchise Interviews.We have a great show today. We are meeting…
Franchise Interviews Meets Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care franchise
Jul 6, 2017 • 37 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Randy Wright, President at Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care franchise. Being your own boss at Cottman, means you don’t have to go it alone. From the moment you become a business owner at Cottman…
Franchise Interviews Meets Nick Friedman of College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving
Jun 29, 2017 • 45 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting Nick Friedman, the founder of College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving franchise opportunity. College Hunks Hauling Junk is the fastest-growing junk hauling and moving franchise in America. College Hunks Hauling…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Rick Del Sontro of the Zippy Shell Franchise
Jun 22, 2017 • 46 min
We are meeting Rick Del Sontro, CEO of Zippy Shell, a moving and storage franchise that is disrupting both industries. Zippy Shell is the fastest growing provider of secure, convenient, and affordable mobile self-storage and moving solutions that are…
Franchise Interviews and the 2017 International Franchise Expo in New York
Jun 15, 2017 • 45 min
This week (June 15 to June 17) Franchise Interviews will be visiting the International Franchise Expo in New York at the legendary Javits Center. Many refer to this show as the Super Bowl of franchising. Today you will hear numerous interviews on how to…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Fastest Labs Franchise
Jun 8, 2017 • 39 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting Dave Claflin, founder of Fastest Labs. the nation’s leading drug testing franchise. Fastest Labs currently has 20+ locations in eight states with sights set on becoming the largest drug testing franchise in…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Club Pilates Franchise
Jun 1, 2017 • 36 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Kate Doyle, the Franchise Development Marketing Manager at Club Pilates. Founded in 2007, Club Pilates is a boutique fitness studio that specializes in strength-training classes for anyone, at any age or…
Franchising the Restaurant and Hospitality Recruiting Industry
May 25, 2017 • 50 min
We are meeting with Patrice Rice and Brian Miller from Patrice & Associates. Founded in 1989 in the basement of Patrice’s home, Patrice & Associates Hospitality Recruiting has grown to become one of the largest restaurant recruiting and hospitality…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Lee Knowlton of Massage Envy
May 18, 2017 • 43 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Lee Knowlton, Massage Envy’s Sr. Vice President of Global Sales & International Division. Here’s some background information: Massage Envy, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a national franchisor and, through…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Craig Cody, Author of Secrets of A Tax Free Life
May 11, 2017 • 30 min
As a Certified Tax Coach™, Craig belongs to a select group of practitioners throughout the country who undergo extensive training and continued education on various tax planning techniques and strategies in order to become, as well as remain, certified.…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Smoothie King Franchise
May 4, 2017 • 40 min
From a kitchen experiment to a thriving, international company, all developed from one purpose. Smoothie King first introduced the nutritional fresh-blended smoothie in 1973 when founder Steve Kuhnau began experimenting with mixing real fruit, nutrients…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Dryer Vent Wizard Franchise Opportunity
Apr 27, 2017 • 52 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Dave Lavalle – Founder of the Dryer Vent Wizard franchise. David Lavalle, founded the Dryer Vent Wizard franchise system in 2004 in the Boston area. Lavalle frequently encountered homeowners having issues…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Urban Bricks Pizza Franchise Opportunity
Apr 20, 2017 • 47 min
We are meeting with Sammy Aldeeb – Founder of Urban Bricks. Urban Bricks Pizza bring an authentic Neapolitan pizza at a reasonable price to their customers’ table. Urban Bricks Pizza embrace the pizza eating culture by providing a customized experience…
Franchise Interviews Meets Raymond Griffin Founder - The Lost Cajun Restaurants
Apr 6, 2017 • 36 min
We are meeting with Raymond Griffin of the Lost Cajun Restaurant franchise. The Lost Cajun Restaurants” features southern style home cooking, like Fried catfish, shrimp and oysters. The Lost Cajun Restaurants are a full service, family friendly restaurant…
Franchise Interviews Meets With Jeremy Barnhart of the Apex Fun Run Franchise
Mar 30, 2017 • 35 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Jeremy Barnhart of the Apex Fun Run franchise. Apex Fun Run is working hard to make fundraising easier! Their method is to collaborate with school PTO/As and faculty to build student leaders through a…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Lisa and Mark Freidel of Signarama
Mar 23, 2017 • 54 min
Ask The Frantrepreneur Who Owns One After losing her job, Lisa Freidel and her husband, Mark – both military veterans – were facing some adversity, but nothing stands in the way of a U.S. Army Major and his West Point graduate wife! Their strength is…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Morgan Morano of the Morano Gelato Franchise
Mar 16, 2017 • 30 min
We are meeting with Morgan Morano of Morano Gelato. Morano Gelato is a small New England-based company dedicated to promoting the art of gelato-making through its production of authentic Italian gelato in small, concentrated batches. Morano Gelato was…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Mike Mallory of TREND Transformations
Mar 9, 2017 • 33 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Mike Mallory Vice President of Franchise Development in North America for TREND Transformations, a global full-service home and business remodeling franchise that offers stylish and affordable alternatives…
Franchise Interviews Meets The Telephone Doctor Nancy Friedman-NancyFriedman.com
Mar 2, 2017 • 53 min
Nancy is president & founder of Telephone Doctor Customer Service Training. When Oprah, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, Good Morning Canada and Great Britain, CNN, Fox News, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and other well respected…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Jason Olsen, Founder of Image Studios 360
Feb 23, 2017 • 36 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Jason Olsen, founder of Image Studios 360. Image Studios 360 is an exclusive franchise that provides modern, high-end salon studios at affordable rates to salon professionals. Their core values of…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Chris Seman, President of Caring Transitions
Feb 16, 2017 • 42 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Chris Seman, President of Caring Transitions. The world’s elderly population is growing, and people are living longer lives than ever before. At the same time, many seniors see their children and…
Amy Freeman and Penny Rehling of The Spice & Tea Exchange Franchise
Feb 9, 2017 • 43 min
We are meeting with Amy Freeman and Penny Rehling of The Spice & Tea Exchange franchise. The Spice & Tea Exchange® was founded in 2008 with a vision to create a one-of-a-kind retail shopping experience. The company has franchise stores across the United…
Franchise Interviews Meets With Mike Porter of Bacon Bros. Public House
Feb 2, 2017 • 33 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Mike Porter of Bacon Bros. Public House. Started in Greenville South Carolina, Bacon Bros. Public House features a straightforward, made-from-scratch menu. Bacon Bros. Public House’s offer delicious, quality…
Franchise Interviews Meets Mike Feretti, CEO of the Great Harvest Bread Company
Jan 26, 2017 • 37 min
We are meeting with Mike Feretti, CEO of the Great Harvest Bread Company Company. Great Harvest Bread Company, a 40-year-old bakery brand that makes bread “the way it was made in the Bible” – milled from whole grains every day on the premises of its local…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Devan Kline of the Burn Boot Camp Franchise
Jan 19, 2017 • 45 min
We are meeting with the Devan Kline (Co-Founder/CEO)for Burn Boot Camp. Devan shared his personal story and how it ultimately led to the Burn Boot Camp franchise. Their expert trainers are not only well equipped with creative workouts, but ready to coach…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Susan Boresow, President of TITLE Boxing Club
Jan 12, 2017 • 34 min
We are meeting with Susan Boresow, President of TITLE Boxing Club. The mission at TITLE Boxing Club is to be the best hour of someone’s day. For just one hour, you can beat up a bag, relieve stress and feel truly alive. TITLE Boxing Club’s high-intensity…
Business Plans for Your Franchise or Business That Actually Get Financed
Jan 5, 2017 • 46 min
You may have heard the great expression, “Failing to plan is planning to fail!” In order to receive the capital you need to fund your business’ growth, you must present an interested investor with a great pitch and a great plan. It must be an INVESTABLE…
How Anyone Can Write a Book In 8 Hours. Our Interview with AHA Guy Mitchell Levy
Dec 29, 2016 • 54 min
Over the years, we interviewed some great authors on the topic of franchising. Today we are meeting with Mitchell Levy. Mitchell Levy is the AHA Guy of AHAthat.com and CEO and Thought Leader Architect at THiNKaha.com. He and his team make it easy for…
Day 12 of The Twelve Days of Franchising on Franchise Interviews
Dec 24, 2016 • 39 min
We have a great show today. Today is Day 12 of our 12 days of franchising where each day, from December 12 to December 24 we will ask Santa for a particular franchise. On the 12th day of Christmas we ask Santa for the 360Clean franchise opportunity.…
Day 11 of The Twelve Days of Franchising on Franchise Interviews
Dec 22, 2016 • 39 min
We have a great show today. Today is Day 11 of our 12 days of franchising where each day, from December 12 to December 24 we will ask Santa for a particular franchise. On the eleventh day of Christmas we ask Santa for the Primrose Schools franchise…
Day 10 of our 12 Days of Franchising on Franchise Interviews
Dec 21, 2016 • 32 min
We have a great show today. Today is Day 10 of our 12 days of franchising where each day, from December 12 to December 24 we will ask Santa for a particular franchise. On the tenth day of Christmas we ask Santa for a PRO Martial Arts franchise…
Day 9 of the 12 Days of Franchising on Franchise Interviews
Dec 20, 2016 • 40 min
We have a great show today. Today is Day 9 of our 12 days of franchising where each day, from December 12 to December 24 we will ask Santa for a particular franchise. On the ninth day of Christmas we ask Santa for the Fun Bus franchise opportunity. Listen…
Day 8 of the 12 Days of Franchising on Franchise Interviews
Dec 19, 2016 • 47 min
We have a great show today. Today is Day 8 of our 12 days of franchising where each day, from December 12 to December 24 we will ask Santa for a particular franchise. On the eighth day of Christmas we ask Santa for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise…
Day 7 of the 12 Days of Franchising on Franchise Interviews
Dec 18, 2016 • 37 min
We have a great show today. Today is Day 7 of our 12 days of franchising where each day, from December 12 to December 24 we will ask Santa for a particular franchise. On the seventh day of Christmas we ask Santa for the Stone Coat franchise opportunity.…
Day 6 of The 12 Days of Franchising on Franchise Interviews
Dec 17, 2016 • 41 min
We have a great show today. Today’s podcast is Day 6 of our 12 days of franchising where each day, from December 12 to December 24 we will ask Santa for a particular franchise. On the sixth day of Christmas we ask Santa for the Expedia CruiseShipCenters…
Day 5 of the 12 Days of Franchising on Franchise Interviews
Dec 16, 2016 • 61 min
We have a great show today. Today is Day 5 of our 12 days of franchising where each day, from December 12 to December 24 we will ask Santa for a particular franchise. On the fifth day of Christmas we ask Santa for the Aaron’s Sales and Lease franchise…
Day 4 of The Twelve Days of Franchising on Franchise Interviews
Dec 15, 2016 • 49 min
We have a great show. Today is Day 4 of our 12 days of franchising where each day, from December 12 to December 24 we will ask Santa for a particular franchise. On the fourth day of Christmas we ask Santa for the Two Maids and a Mop franchise opportunity.…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the President of Pango Financial Candice Caruso
Dec 15, 2016 • 37 min
On today’s podcast, we are meeting with the President of Pango Financial Candice Caruso. Whether you have an existing business or a new start-up, Pango Financials’ full suite of innovative funding solutions can help your business get the jump-start it…
Day 3 of the 12 Days of Franchising on Franchise Interviews
Dec 14, 2016 • 51 min
We have a great show today. Today is Day 3 of our 12 days of franchising where each day, from December 12 to December 24 we will ask Santa for a particular franchise. On the third day of Christmas we ask Santa for the Big Frog franchise opportunity.…
Day 2 of the 12 Days of Franchising on Franchise Interviews
Dec 13, 2016 • 32 min
We have a great show today. Today is Day 2 of our 12 days of franchising where Each day, from December 12 to December 24 we will ask Santa for a particular franchise. On the second day of Christmas we ask Santa for the Cousins franchise opportunity.…
Day 1 of The 12 Days of Franchising on Franchise Interviews
Dec 12, 2016 • 38 min
Each day, from December 12 to December 24 we will ask Santa for a particular franchise. Find out who made the list and listen to an interview with each franchise opportunity. On the first day of Christmas we ask for the Amramp franchise opportunity.…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the RNR (RENT-N-ROLL) Franchise Opportunity
Dec 1, 2016 • 46 min
We are meeting with Larry Sutton of RNR Tire Express and Custom Wheels. Established in 1999, RNR (RENT-N-ROLL) has been a leading provider of custom wheels and tires with easy payment options. RNR has grown to over 60 locations with several stores…
Franchise Interviews Celebrates 10 Years of Podcasting- Past, Present, & Future
Nov 23, 2016 • 104 min
Today, Franchise Interviews is celebrating our tenth-year anniversary and 500th show! Franchise Interviews started off as a newsletter in 2005. The following year (11/2006), Franchise Interviews turned into a weekly podcast on WorldTalkRadio.com and…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Joe Beaudry and Scott Swerland of Urban Float
Nov 17, 2016 • 44 min
You will most likely find this concept fascinating. We are meeting with Joe Beaudry and Scott Swerland of Urban Float. Urban Float: a Seattle-based floatation therapy spa, has recently launched its franchise opportunity with plans to expand outside of its…
Franchise Interviews Meets John Ferdiandi,Founder of the Blast & Brew Franchise
Nov 10, 2016 • 35 min
We are meeting with John Ferdiandi, founder of the Blast & Brew franchise opportunity. Blast & Brew offers guests a completely customizable experience from its quick-fired Neapolitan pizzas, split Focaccia (Fo ka chee a) sandwiches, the freshest salads…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Brent Anderson, CEO of Polestar Pilates
Nov 3, 2016 • 57 min
We are meeting with the Brent Anderson, CEO of Polestar Pilates. Polestar® Pilates creates life-changing movement experiences by fusing Pilates, physical-therapy and mind-body energy systems, with facilities worldwide. Polestar Pilates has developed a…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Jeff Cox, CEO and President of Colors on Parade
Oct 27, 2016 • 40 min
Inspired by his passion for restoring classic cars, Robert Lowery started Colors On Parade to offer body shop-quality automotive repairs from a mobile unit. In 1999, he began franchising the concept. Colors On Parade franchisees offer mobile on-site…
Great Quotes in Franchising - You Really Got To Love Me
Oct 20, 2016 • 31 min
Many years ago, we created short clips of our weekly radio show Franchise Interviews. We called the segment/podcast “Great Quotes in Franchising”. We had no idea the podcast would become just as popular as our weekly radio show. Today you are going to…
Franchise Interviews Roundtable Session on Entrepreneneurship
Oct 13, 2016 • 53 min
In part 1, we are meeting with entrepreneur and the founder of the BBQ Cleaner Jeffrey Krentzman. Jeff discusses the following: What are some of the pros and cons you encounter as your own boss? What’s the hardest part of starting your own business? In…
Franchising the Orthopedic Industy - Franchise Interviews Meets with OrthoNOW
Oct 6, 2016 • 56 min
We are meeting with Dr. Alejandro Badia, Co-founder and CEO or OrthoNow and Christine Dura, Chief Development Officer of OrthoNOW. OrthoNOW® is a network of specialized urgent care Centers focused on treating the full range of orthopedic and sports…
Franchise Interview with Sam Freeman, VP of Franchise Development at CARSTAR
Sep 29, 2016 • 36 min
We are meeting with Sam Freeman, VP of Franchise Development at CARSTAR. CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts delivers the highest quality body repair to drivers throughout North America, with more than 450 stores located throughout the United States and…
Franchise Interviews Meets With the In & Out Smart Repair Franchise Opportunity
Sep 22, 2016 • 47 min
We are meeting with founder of the In & Out Smart Repair franchise opportunity, John Mike Heroman. Founded in 2012 in Lafayette, Louisiana, In & Out Smart Repair is a one-stop shop for all smart device needs that offers fast, same day service. The company…
Franchise Interviews Meets Lara Olson, founder of Kidcreate Studio Franchise
Sep 15, 2016 • 40 min
We are meeting with Lara Olson, founder of Kidcreate Studio. Kidcreate Studio offers children’s art classes, camps and art-themed birthday parties which are made available for children ages 18 months through 12 years. Founder, Lara Olson, started…
Franchise Interviews Meets With Speaker, Writer and Educator Christy Wilson Delk
Sep 8, 2016 • 55 min
We are meeting with Speaker, Writer and Educator Christy Wilson Delk. After 17 years in corporate sales and distribution, Christy Wilson Delk decided to risk it all. In 1996, she sold her house and cashed out her 401K plan for the down payment on the $1.7…
Franchise Interviews Meets With Angela Olea, CEO of Assisted Living Locators
Sep 1, 2016 • 39 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Angela Olea, the founder and CEO of Assisted Living Locators. Assisted Living Locators is a FREE SERVICE for seniors and their families. Their experienced, compassionate team of experts help you explore and…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Andrew Pudalov, Founder and CEO of Rush Bowls
Aug 25, 2016 • 40 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Andrew Pudalov, Founder and CEO of Rush Bowls. Rush Bowls was launched in 2004, when founder, Andrew Pudalov, decided to leave the hustle and bustle of New York’s financial scene to pursue his dream of…
Franchise Interviews Meets With Bin There Dump That Franchise
Aug 18, 2016 • 50 min
We are meeting with Bin There Dump That, a North American dumpster rental franchise. The concept was born in suburban Toronto when Mark Crossett, a working general contractor, was seeking a better way to get rid of construction waste from kitchen and bath…
Hollywood And Franchising - Franchise Opportunities Based on Movies & TV
Aug 11, 2016 • 102 min
Hollywood And Franchising Over the years, there have been some interesting franchises based on television shows and movies. Today we are going to hear from three that made the list. The movies and shows include Forrest Gump (Bubba Gump Shrimp), Coyote…
Mike and Shannon Kemp and What It Takes To Be A Multi-Unit Franchisee.
Jul 28, 2016 • 30 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with multi-unit franchisees and husband and wife team Mike and Shannon Kemp. Mike and Shannon speak about what it takes to be multi-unit franchisees, how/when they knew they were ready to expand beyond one…
Systems and Branding - Laugh and Learn With The Great Dr. John Tantillo
Jul 21, 2016 • 79 min
There are two key elements you receive when buying a franchise: They include a system and a brand. Prospective franchisees can do very well in franchising is they understand this notion. In Part I, we meet with the legendary Dr. John Tantillo. Dr.…
Franchise Interviews Meets With Paul Maskill of TGA Premier Golf & Tennis
Jul 14, 2016 • 44 min
We are meeting with Paul Maskill, Development Director for TGA Premier Golf & Tennis. The mission of TGA is to introduce youth of all backgrounds to the fun, positive, character-building aspects of golf and tennis through programs that build life values,…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits Franchise
Jul 7, 2016 • 40 min
Today we are meeting with Mike Reynolds, Chief Development Officer, Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits. Mrs. Winner’s Chicken and Biscuits is a chain of quick-service restaurants that cook only the best southern food in the southeast. Their family dinner…
Franchise Interviews Meets With Jerry Hancock, the founder of Sub Zero Ice Cream
Jun 30, 2016 • 58 min
If you are a fan of Shark Tank, you are probably familiar with Sub Zero Ice Cream. We are meeting with Jerry Hancock, the founder of Sub Zero Ice Cream. Sub Zero Ice Cream uses negative 321-degree liquid nitrogen to freeze and hand mix each customized…
Franchise Interviews Meets With Scott Mortier, President of Franchise Whales
Jun 23, 2016 • 36 min
We are meeting with Scott Mortier, President of The Franchise Whales and EVP of Business Development at Froots. With a combined 35-plus years’ experience in franchising, David Lopez and Scott Mortier have launched a franchise incubator to help new,…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Greg Helwig, President of Kiddie Academy
Jun 16, 2016 • 45 min
We are meeting with Greg Helwig, the President of Kiddie Academy, an industry leader in educational childcare. Since 1981, Kiddie Academy® has provided a better way to care for and educate children and create stronger communities. It’s something they are…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Navigator Coach Rick Ibarra-Rivera
Jun 9, 2016 • 76 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Navigator Coach Rick Ibarra-Rivera. Rick’s professional Coaching career began a decade ago in 2005. Rick’s passion is helping others achieve their dreams and making a difference in their lives. Rick’s…
Franchise Interviews Meets With Jeff Garrett, Founder of Lumberjack’s Franchise
Jun 2, 2016 • 39 min
We are meeting with Jeff Garrett, founder of Lumberjacks. In 2004, in one of those “wake up in the middle of the night” moments, Jeff Garrett thought of Lumberjacks and the timber industry theme. He immediately got to work on converting a generic diner to…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Romp n’ Roll Franchise Opportunity
May 26, 2016 • 45 min
When Michael and Babz Barnett saw a tweet from ABC scouting contestants for new TV show, Shark Tank, six years ago, they had no idea what they’d be walking into. In fact, they saw the premier episode in their hotel room the night before their own taping.…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Chris Covelli of #getfried French Fry Cafe
May 19, 2016 • 35 min
We are meeting with the cofounder of #getfried Chris Covelli of #getfried French Fry Cafe a new franchise model that is betting on a relatively untapped market in the U.S.: topped French fries. At #getfried, guests can customize their own unique fry dish…
Franchise Interviews Meets with 18/8 Fine Men’s Hair Salon’s Franchise
May 12, 2016 • 43 min
18/8 Fine Men’s Salons are hair care and grooming centers for men, a reinvention of the barber shop, providing hair and grooming services for men in a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere geared toward the specific needs of men. 18/8 stylists provide advice…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Sloan’s Ice Cream Franchise Opportunity
May 5, 2016 • 45 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with David Wild, Director of franchising for Sloan’s Ice Cream. A true icon of South Florida, Sloan’s is renowned for its award winning luxury ice cream flavors, candies and world-class bakery items. The brand’s…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the School Spirit Vending Franchise Opportunity
Apr 28, 2016 • 51 min
We are meeting with Matt Miller of School Spirit Vending. School Spirit Vending (SSV) is focused on providing hassle-free, year-round fundraising opportunities for as many schools across the country as possible. It’s their goal to help save kids from the…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Stone Coat Franchise Opportunity
Apr 21, 2016 • 32 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Sam Hance, President of Stone Coat. This Dallas-based company is the leading innovator of a unique process creating true stone wall finishes. The company exclusive “Blown Stone” system allows you to…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Snapology Franchise Opportunity
Apr 14, 2016 • 32 min
We are meeting with Laura Coe, co-founder of Snapology. Snapology offers a wide array of interactive, play-based activities for children ages 1-14 – including enrichment classes, birthday parties, workshops, camps, scouting events and field trips – mainly…
Snip- its Salon and Autism Speaks on Franchise Interviews
Apr 7, 2016 • 63 min
We have a great show today. April is Autism Awareness Month and Snip-its salon, a child-focused hair salon and franchise has partnered with Autism Speaks to develop a special haircutting training guide for stylists and parents to better the experience for…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Paris Baguette Franchise Opportunity
Mar 31, 2016 • 59 min
We are meeting with Larry Sidoti, Chief Development Officer of Paris Baguette. Paris Baguette, a fast-casual premier baking concept so popular in parts of South Korea, China, Singapore and Vietnam that you can’t go more than a few blocks without seeing…
Disrupting the Industry with its Innovative Approach to Psychotherapy
Mar 17, 2016 • 44 min
Nearly one in five Americans experience mental health and relationship issues every year, yet available treatment options have been slow to adapt or encourage collaborative and client-centered care. Recognizing this void over the past decade, The…
Franchise Interviews with Jason Leverant, President of Atwork Group Franchise
Mar 10, 2016 • 45 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Jason Leverant, President and COO of the Atwork Group franchise opportunity. AtWork is considered one of the best staffing agencies for franchises nationwide. The goal at AtWork is to provide an unparalleled…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Tikiz Shaved Ice and Ice Cream Franchise
Mar 3, 2016 • 43 min
Just about every man, women and child in America can recall the sight and sounds of an ice cream truck at a park or event on a warm sunny day. The familiar jingle sent children grabbing for spare change and running outside to acquire their favorite frozen…
Franchise Interviews Meets Charles Bonfiglio, CEO of the Tint World Franchise
Feb 25, 2016 • 34 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Charles Bonfiglio, the CEO of Tint World. Since 1982 Tint World® has provided high-quality window tinting and vehicle accessories to people who love their cars. With a wide selection of automotive products…
Franchise Interviews Meets with John Neitzel, CEO of Bar Louie
Feb 18, 2016 • 32 min
In franchising, consistency is king. Every location offers the same layout, décor, menu and specials. While that may suit other brands, Bar Louie is taking a different approach that’s not only appreciated by guests – but intriguing multi-unit franchisees…
Branding - Franchise Interviews Meets With The Marketing Doctor, John Tantillo
Feb 11, 2016 • 38 min
There are two key elements you receive when buying a franchise: They include a system and a brand. Today we have the honor of speaking with award winning marketing professional, lecturer and teacher, Dr. John Tantillo. Dr. Tantillo (aka The Marketing…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the SPENGA Franchise Opportunity
Feb 4, 2016 • 41 min
SPENGA is an unrivaled fitness experience. Unlike any studio of its kind, SPENGA combines three essential elements of fitness to create what’s simply known as the best workout ever. This unique concept delivers cardiovascular, strength and flexibility…
The Fastest Growing Franchise In The Craft Beer Industry - The Casual Pint
Jan 28, 2016 • 38 min
We are meeting with The Casual Pint – a Tennessee-based craft beer market which started franchising its “coffee shop of beers” concept in January 2014. The story of The Casual Pint begins with Jon Robinette in 1976. That was the year Jon took up the…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Oscar Zapata, Founder of Shots
Jan 21, 2016 • 37 min
We are meeting with Oscar Zapata, CEO and founder of Shots. SHOTS is an interactive shot bar. SHOTS, Props and Fun is what they do. This is a movement and you are invited to experience it for yourself. Their hand crafted signature menu is sure to satisfy…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Laura Novak Meyer of Little Nest Portraits
Jan 14, 2016 • 35 min
LITTLE NEST FOUNDER LAURA NOVAK MEYER BEGAN HER PHOTOGRAPHY CAREER AT AGE 23 AND MET IT WITH SWIFT SUCCESS. Her fresh sensibility and talent for putting clients at ease led to a successful business and ample recognition in the media and within the…
Self Awareness, Self-Improvement and Education - Four Must Read Books For 2016
Jan 7, 2016 • 62 min
Our first show of the year focuses on self-awareness, self-improvement, and education. Today’s show we recommend four great books to read for 2016. They include the following: Lonnie Helgerson on his book “Five Pennies: Ten Rules to Successfully Build a…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Nutty Scientists Franchise Opportunity
Dec 31, 2015 • 56 min
We are meeting with Shery Christopher, the Sr. Vice President of Nutty Scientists USA. Nutty Scientists is the leading provider of interactive programs related to science and geared toward students PK-6, incorporating aspects of technology, engineering…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids Franchise
Dec 24, 2015 • 47 min
Founded in 1994 and franchising since 1995, Cookie Cutter Haircuts for Kids is one of the first and most unique children’s’ haircutting franchises in the country. The unique store design includes an in-store playground and video games, making a Cookie…
Franchise Interviews with 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria
Dec 17, 2015 • 57 min
We are meeting with Brian Petruzzi of 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria. Serving customizable, authentic Neapolitan pizza on hand-tossed, never frozen dough and topped with more than 50 of the finest freshest ingredients, 1000 Degrees pizza perfectly…
Franchise Interview with the Dental Fix Rx Franchise System
Dec 10, 2015 • 36 min
We are meeting with Scott Mortier-Business Development for Dental Fix Rx franchise opportunity— Dental Fix Rx is a fast-growing mobile dental equipment repair service franchise and has landed on Franchise Times magazine’s 2015 Top 200+ list of top revenue…
Franchise Podcast with Scott Walker of Screenmobile
Dec 3, 2015 • 55 min
We are meeting with Scott Walker, the CEO of Screenmobile. Screenmobile is the nation’s largest mobile screening franchise in the U.S., offering franchise opportunities for those desiring a non-traditional path towards owning a business. For nearly 35…
Franchise Interview with E2 Young Engineers Franchise Opportunity
Nov 25, 2015 • 37 min
We are meeting with Amir Asor, CEO and founder E2 Young Engineers. E2 Young Engineers enrichment programs adopt a rational edutainment (the combination of education and entertainment) approach. E2 Young Engineers have developed a variety of different…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Growler USA - America’s Microbrew Pub Franchise
Nov 19, 2015 • 42 min
Have you ever dreamed of owning your own pub? We are meeting with Dan White, the founder and CEO of Growler USA. Growler USA - America’s Microbrew Pub, launched in 2014, is a neighborhood gathering place dedicated to offering only American-made craft…
Franchise Interview With The Blue Moon Estate Sales Franchise
Nov 12, 2015 • 36 min
Over the years, we have had some interesting categories and concepts on our show. Today, we are meeting with David and Debra Blue of Blue Moon Estate Sales. At Blue Moon Estate Sales, their franchisee specialists are committed to consistently meeting…
Franchise Interview with Lil Lovell of the Coyote Ugly Saloon Franchise
Nov 5, 2015 • 44 min
We are meeting with Lil Lovell of Coyote Ugly Saloon franchise. The most famous bar on the planet is now the hottest franchise concept on the planet! With over 20 years of experience, Coyote Ugly is seeking International Franchise Partners to become a…
Franchise Interviews with Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheeze
Oct 29, 2015 • 50 min
You might get a bit hungry after this show. We are meeting with Lorraine Platman, Founder and Head Chef of Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez! Founded in 2010 and franchising since 2013, the Detroit-based restaurant chain offers vegetarian, vegan, and…
Franchise Interviews Meets with SpeedPro Imaging Franchise
Oct 22, 2015 • 50 min
We are meeting with Boris Katsnelson, CEO of SpeedPro Imaging. With several decades of experience, SpeedPro Imaging is the nation’s leader in large format imagery. We specialize in a variety of high quality product including wall murals, event graphics,…
Franchise Interview - Sean Collins, CEO of the Costa Vida Franchise
Oct 8, 2015 • 38 min
Today’s show begins with an interview we did on CBS Radio with Business Coach Lynn Johnoson. In Part II, we are meeting with Sean Collins, the CEO of the Costa Vida franchise opportunity. Costa Vida is inspired by the beautiful Baja Peninsula Coast and…
Franchise Interview With Mark Anderson, CEO of Brewsters Chicken
Oct 1, 2015 • 42 min
Brewster’s Chicken has all the following under the same roof: Buckets of chicken, Brewster’s Chicken, Chicken sandwiches, and side items. Brewster’s uses the Brewster’s chicken process which provides a tender, juicy, and flavorful product with a fraction…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Stacey Kimmins, the President of Fun Bus
Sep 24, 2015 • 34 min
We had an opportunity to meet with Fun Bus at the International Franchise Expo in NYC. It’s more than a bus…. It’s an experience! FUN BUS Fitness FUN on Wheels® is THE Children’s “FUN Fitness Program”, with a low-cost, multiple revenue streams, and…
Snip-Its Franchise Opportunity on Franchise Interviews
Sep 17, 2015 • 44 min
Back in 1993, Joanna Meiseles sought a hair salon that catered to her young children. But instead of a salon, she discovered a business opportunity. That’s because at each hair salon she visited, she either found (1) stylists not wanting to deal with…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Central Bark Doggy Day Care Franchise
Sep 10, 2015 • 38 min
We are meeting with Jackie Jordan and Chris Gaba of the Central Bark Doggy Day Care franchise. Since 1997 and with over a million total dog visits to their system, Central Bark Doggy Day Care have learned more about dogs, dog socialization and dog…
Zaniac Franchise Opportunity Meets with Franchise Interviews
Sep 3, 2015 • 41 min
We are meeting with Sidharth Oberoi, President and Chief Academic Officer, Zaniac. Zaniac is a fun, colorful campus where kids are doing stuff like Robotics with Legos, 3D Printing, learning about physics by playing Minecraft on the iPad, building,…
Franchise Interview with Franchise Expert and Consultant Dante Vespignani
Aug 27, 2015 • 47 min
We are meeting with Dante Vespignani of Turma Inc. dba, The Entrepreneuers Source. Dante Vespignani has spent his entire career in the food and restaurant industry. Prior to starting Turma, Inc., he entered the business in 1973 with an Arby’s franchisee,…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the KLA Schools Franchise Concept
Aug 20, 2015 • 43 min
KLA Schools is an upscale preschool catering to children three months of age up to age six. KLA schools offers innovative early child care facilities along with a unique approach to early childhood education. The KLA Schools concept is inspired by…
Franchise Interview with The Pie Hole Franchise
Aug 13, 2015 • 46 min
The Pie Hole, the celebrated Los Angeles based pie and coffee concept, recently announced the launch of its worldwide franchise program. Named to Conde Nast Traveler’s Best Pies in America list, The Pie Hole features sweet and savory, made-from-scratch…
Franchise Interviews with Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
Jul 30, 2015 • 33 min
We are meeting with Trinity Hall, Senior Vice President of Development for Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. Every Dickeys Barbecue Pit location smokes all of their meats on-site at the restaurant the same way it was done in 1941. Over the years Dickey’s Barbecue…
Franchise Interview with Two Maids and A Mop Franchise
Jul 23, 2015 • 44 min
In today’s podcast, we are meeting with Ron Holt, the CEO and President of Two Maids and a Mop. Over the years, the Two Maids and Mop received some great accolades. Some include the following. Inc. Magazine’s 2013 Fastest Growing Cleaning Company in…
Finding Your Way Through The Real Estate Maze In the Quest to Buy A Franchise
Jul 16, 2015 • 47 min
From what we have witnessed, the real estate market has changed dramatically over the last couple of years. Franchisees face a more difficult task of finding their way through that real estate maze and finding the best location for their particular…
Franchise Podcast with Nick Molina of the VaporFi Franchise Opportunity
Jul 9, 2015 • 34 min
We are meeting with Nick Molina, CEO of VaporFi. VaporFi is a leader in the E-Cigarette and Vapor industry is on a mission to change the way you smoke. VaporFi retail Stores cater to a wide range of vape enthusiasts, from those curious about ditching…
Scott Barnett, author of Gumption: Taking Bubba Gump from Movie to Restaurant
Jul 2, 2015 • 39 min
One of Marty McDermott’s favorite movies is Forrest Gump. So when we heard Scott Barnett, author of Gumption: Taking Bubba Gump from Movie to Restaurant completed his book; we knew we had to have him on the show. Scott Barnett’s restaurant knowledge began…
Slapfish Meets with Franchise Interviews
Jun 25, 2015 • 37 min
We are meeting with Andrew Gruel, CEO/Founder, Slapfish Restaurant Group, LLC. Slapfish has made healthy, chef-driven seafood approachable & affordable for the masses, with signature items that include the ‘lobsticle’, baja mahi sandwich and house-made,…
Franchise Interviews Meets Maureen Recalde the Winner of The Voice of McDonald’s
Jun 18, 2015 • 37 min
We are meeting with Maureen Recalde, winner of the Voice of McDonald’s. Voice of McDonald’s is the largest global singing competition of its kind, open to the 1.8 million McDonald’s restaurant employees around the world. More than 2,500 employees entered…
Let’s Talk Franchising with Hossein Kasmai, CEO of Franchise Creator
Jun 11, 2015 • 39 min
This morning we are going to be discussing franchising with Hossein Kasmai, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Franchise Creator. Mr. Kasmai founded many franchise concepts of his own including Guard-A-Kid. Guard-A-Kid founded in 2005, quickly became…
Pizza In A Cone. Franchise Interviews Meets with The Original Kono Pizza
Jun 4, 2015 • 37 min
We are meeting with Matt Bailey, vice president of operations for “The Original” Kono Pizza. The “Original” Kono rocked the country when it introduced pizza cones in the United States, solving the problem of eating a slice without a gooey, drippy mess.…
Franchise Interview with the Schooley Mitchell Franchise
May 21, 2015 • 43 min
We are meeting with Dennis Schooley of the Schooley Mitchel franchise opportunity. Schooley Mitchell has been featured by Entrepreneur and Inc. magazines, and has been honored with a Canadian Franchise Association Gold Frankie Award for their innovative…
Dr. John P. Hayes and 12 Amazing Franchise Opportunities for 2015
May 14, 2015 • 92 min
Dr. John P. Hayes and 12 Amazing Franchise Opportunities for 2015 This year, Dr. John P. Hayes came out with a new e-book “12 Amazing Franchise Opportunities for 2015” We are going to play our interview with Dr. John P. Hayes and you will hear some clips…
Franchise Interview with Chris Goethe of the Primrose School franchise.
May 7, 2015 • 35 min
We are meeting with the VP of Primrose School franchise, Chris Goethe. Primrose Schools is an accredited private preschool that provides a premier educational child care experience. As the Leader in Educational Child Care®, we partner with parents to help…
Franchising the Waxing Industry
Apr 23, 2015 • 33 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Summer Vasilas and Alex Arlotta the founders of Waxing the City. As the upkeep of individual body parts such as eyelash extensions, facials, body waxing and pedicures spurs growth of offshoot single-service…
The Solution to Marketing Gone Bad
Apr 16, 2015 • 44 min
Today’s show is all about marketing. A woman tests out a local fitness franchise, has a horrible experience, and never returns. About three months later, she receives a marketing piece thanking her for being a loyal member. Meanwhile, another customer…
Franchise Interview with Darren Guccione of Keeper Security, Inc.
Apr 9, 2015 • 36 min
Did you know over 1,000 companies were hacked in 2014 alone, and that doesn’t even touch the number of individuals that had their personal information compromised? Between May 2013 and May 2014 the Ponemon Institute estimated that over 432 million people…
Franchise Interview with the BrightStar Care Franchise Opportunity
Apr 2, 2015 • 39 min
If you are a fan of Undercover Boss, you will enjoy today’s show. We are meeting with Executive Vice President, International for BrightStar Care Anthony Padulo. BrightStar Care is the home care/senior care franchise opportunity that is transforming the…
Franchise Interview with Gigi Schweikert of Lightbridge Academy
Mar 26, 2015 • 45 min
We are meeting with Gigi Schweikert, the Chief Operating Officer for Lightbridge Academy. Lightbridge Academy was recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the Leading Edge Franchisors that are innovating in Big Ways; Lightbridge Academy provides…
Meet Crushed Red and Chris Larocca of the Crushed Red Franchise Opportunity
Mar 12, 2015 • 41 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Chris Larocca, the founder of Crushed Red. Based in St. Louis, Crushed Red is carving out a distinct niche in the fast-casual restaurant segment dubbed “Artisan Fast.” Founded in 2012 by award-winning…
One of 27 Ice Cream Shops To Visit Before You Die
Mar 5, 2015 • 45 min
We are meeting with and Jim Ryan, COO of CREAM. Headquartered in Millbrae, California and recently named one of “27 Ice Cream Shops You Need To Visit Before You Die,” CREAM is a rapidly growing fast casual restaurant business that specializes in high…
Franchise Interview with Native Grill and Wings
Feb 27, 2015 • 37 min
We are meeting with Dan Chaon, CEO of Native Grill & Wings.. The mission of Native Grill and Wings is to provide their guests with excellent service, exceptional food, and a memorable experience, while continuing to be the “Coolest Place for the Hottest…
Franchise Interview with Profile by Sanford
Feb 19, 2015 • 33 min
We are meeting with Nate Malloy, COO of Profile by Sanford. Profile® by Sanford® is a comprehensive weight management program designed by Sanford Health physicians and scientists, as a Simple, Effective & Sustainable solution. The program makes use of a…
Franchise Interviews Meets with My Elder Advocate
Feb 5, 2015 • 41 min
From preventing nursing home evictions to providing ongoing health monitoring, My Elder Advocate offers families peace of mind knowing a plan is in place to ensure the best possible care for their aging relatives. The company’s business model guarantees…
Franchise Interview with Star of Undercover Boss and President of Tilted Kilt
Jan 29, 2015 • 47 min
We start off today’s show with our most recent interview on WVOX with the Marketing Dr. John Tantillo. Next we are meeting with the President of the Tilted Kilt and star of Undercover Boss Ron Lynch. The Tilted Kilt is a Scottish and English themed sports…
Franchise Interview with RainTree
Jan 22, 2015 • 73 min
We have a great show today - We are meeting with Michael Haith, Chairman of the Board for Raintree. RainTree is a team of outsourced franchise sales professionals to help emerging, mid-size and mature brands increase unit count with a comprehensive set of…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Batteries Plus Bulbs Franchise Opportunity
Jan 15, 2015 • 40 min
We have a great show today - We are meeting with John Twist, VP of Franchise & Business Development at Batteries Plus Bulbs. In business since 1988, Batteries Plus Bulbs have evolved with the expanding electronics and light bulb industries to become the…
Living The American Dream Through Franchising
Jan 8, 2015 • 40 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Tony Lutfi, CEO of the Marlu Investment Group. The Marlu Investment Group are franchise owners to systems like Arby’s, Church’s Chicken, Jack in the Box, Sears Appliance & Hardware Stores, Sears Home…
The Magic of Choosing Uncertainty with Franchise Author and Expert Tom Scarda
Dec 30, 2014 • 60 min
Special Prime Time Episode We have a great show today. We are meeting with franchise expert, franchise author and consultant Tom Scarda and Tom is going to talk about his recent book, The Magic of Choosing Uncertainty. Tom will answer the following: Why…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Franchise
Dec 18, 2014 • 39 min
We are meeting with Scott Nichols, Director of Franchise Business Development for Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores. The Outlet stores (Sears Outlet) are designed to provide customers with in-store and online access to purchase new, one-of-a-kind,…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Big Frog Franchise Opportunity
Dec 11, 2014 • 55 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Leeward J. Bean, President and CEO of Big Frog, Ronald E. DeFrece, Vice President and COO of Big Frog, and Dr. Christina (Tina) Bacon-DeFrece, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Big Frog. Big Frog’s digital…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Hireology
Dec 4, 2014 • 48 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Adam Robinson, Chief Hireologist at Hireology. The Hireology selection management platform simplifies the hiring process for franchisees. The company’s award-winning Selection Manager™ includes everything an…
iDropped Franchise Meets with Franchise Interviews Weekly Radio Show
Nov 20, 2014 • 36 min
We are meeting with Charles Hibble, CEO of the idropped franchise opportunity. iDropped provides fast, on-site mobile device repair for the most popular brands of mobile devices with a specialization in Apple and the Samsung Galaxy series. The main reason…
Schwietert’s Cone and Candy Franchise Opportunity Meets Franchise Interviews
Nov 13, 2014 • 38 min
We are meeting with Jeff Schwietert of the Schwietert’s Cone and Candy franchise opportunity. Schwietert’s is a family run, candy and ice cream franchise. With three locations along the Oregon coast they are eager to begin branching out. Jeff Schwietert,…
Great Women Leaders in Franchising Meets with Susan Black-Beth and Ann Connor
Oct 30, 2014 • 81 min
This October, Franchise Interviews is featuring “Great Women Leaders in Franchising” month. We are first meeting with Susan Black-Beth. Susan is the Chief Operating Officer of Super Wash, Inc., the nation’s largest self-serve car wash franchisor, which…
Great Women Leaders in Franchising with Melanie Bergeron
Oct 23, 2014 • 52 min
This month Franchise Interviews is celebrating Great Women Leaders in franchising. Today’s interview is with Melanie Bergeron. Melanie officially joined the family business in 1989 when she was awarded the first TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise in Atlanta,…
Great Women Leaders in Franchising Interview with Jo Kirchner Primrose Schools
Oct 17, 2014 • 34 min
This October, Franchise Interviews is featuring “Great Women Leaders in Franchising” month. Today you are going to hear our interview with Jo Kirchner, president and chief executive officer of Primrose Schools, leads more than two hundred fifty schools…
Franchise Interviews Discusses Great Women Leaders in Franchising-Hala Moddelmog
Oct 9, 2014 • 35 min
Over the last eight years, Franchise Interviews weekly radio show has interviewed some amazing leaders in the world of franchising. This October, Franchise Interviews is featuring “Great Women Leaders in Franchising” month. Today’s Great Women Leaders in…
Franchise Interviews Great Women Leaders in Franchising Catherine Monson
Oct 2, 2014 • 33 min
Over the last eight years, Franchise Interviews weekly radio show has interviewed some amazing leaders in the world of franchising. This October, Franchise Interviews is featuring “Great Women Leaders in Franchising” month. Each week, interviews will be…
Franchise Interviews meets with the bluefrog Plumbing and Drain franchise
Sep 25, 2014 • 36 min
We have a great show today - We are meeting with Mark Dawson, CEO and President of bluefrog Plumbing + Drain. Bluefrog Plumbing + Drain™ was launched in 2014 by a team with decades of plumbing franchise industry experience. It is a proud member of Home…
Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream and Yogurt Meets with Franchise Interviews
Sep 18, 2014 • 41 min
We are meeting with Leonard Fisher, President and owner of Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt. Since 1945 Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt is made fresh every day on the premises. We use products, equipment, methods and recipes exclusive only to…
Franchise Interviews welcomes back Cartridge World.
Sep 4, 2014 • 36 min
We are meeting with Bill Swanson, CEO of Cartridge World. Cartridge World background: • Cartridge World is the world’s leading retailer and franchisor specializing in selling brand name printers, high-quality ink and toner cartridges, printing supplies…
Matt Kelton of the Showhomes Franchise Meets with Franchise Interviews
Aug 28, 2014 • 33 min
We are meeting Matt Kelton, CEO of Showhomes. Founded in 1986, Showhomes has helped Realtors® and homeowners sell more than 25,000 residential properties worth more than $8.5 billion, by transforming high-end vacant houses into fully-furnished, inviting,…
Susan Black-Beth, COO for Super Wash and creator of Franchise Capital Exchange
Aug 22, 2014 • 51 min
An annual Chicago event coming up at the end of August (August 25 to August 27) is the answer that many franchisors are looking for. Three years ago, a business-powerhouse saw a problem and did something about it by creating the Franchise Capital Exchange…
9Round Franchise Opportunity Meets with Franchise Interviews
Aug 14, 2014 • 37 min
We are meeting with with Shannon “The Cannon” Hudson, Founder of 9Round. 9Round fitness is a 30 minute full body kickboxing program. Their workouts change every day and our circuit training model allows members to come in any time of day and start their…
Totally Nutz Franchise Meets with Franchise Interviews.
Aug 7, 2014 • 39 min
We are meeting with with Matt Barker, the cofounder of the Totally Nutz franchise. Founded in 1992 and franchising since May 2014, Totally Nutz’ has attracted thousands of customers with its delectable flavors and varieties of cinnamon glazed nuts,…
A Thousand Bucks to Become a Franchise Owner!
Jul 24, 2014 • 34 min
A Thousand Bucks to Become a Franchise Owner- Have your heard of crowdfunding? It is possible through crowdfunding to own part of a franchise for $1,000. We are meeting with Mandy Calara, the CEO and Founder at CrowdFranchise, Forever Brands, and Forever…
John Blair of Frannet Meets with Franchise Interviews
Jul 17, 2014 • 42 min
We are meeting John Blair, Director of Marketing for Frannet. FranNet is North America’s most respected leader in matching individuals with franchise opportunities. Based in Louisville, Ky., FranNet has more than 100 consultants across North America and…
FranchiseTeacher.com Meets with Franchise Interviews
Jul 10, 2014 • 74 min
We are meeting with franchise veteran and expert Chris Simnick. Chris Simnick is Founder ofFranchiseTeacher.com which is part of the Synergy Franchise Group Network. Chris is also President and Founder of Synergy Franchise Development, Inc, and is…
Tropical Smoothie Cafe Meets with Franchise Interviews
Jun 26, 2014 • 37 min
We are meeting with Mike Rotondo, CEO of Tropical Smoothie Café… What began as a single location on a beach in Destin, Florida has grown to be a lifestyle brand for people looking for healthy alternatives to fast food. Every day we serve up great-tasting,…
7 Tips on Attending a Franchise Show
Jun 18, 2014 • 38 min
This week (June 19 to June 21) is the yearly International Franchise Expo in Manhattan at the legendary Jacob Javits Center. Numerous franchise experts refer to this event as the Super Bowl of franchising. Today you will hear several interviews from…
Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria Meets with Franchise Interviews
Jun 12, 2014 • 54 min
We are meeting with World Pizza Champion Glenn Cybulski, Co-Founder of Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria.Persona Pizzeria offers a delicious and truly authentic Neapolitan Pizza at a great value without the long wait. The pizza industry, once dominated by…
Another Broken Egg Franchise Meets with Franchise Interviews
May 29, 2014 • 40 min
We are meeting with Ron Green, CEO of Another Broken Egg Café. Another Broken Egg Café is a full-service breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant. Currently, they just launched their National Egg Month Giveaway and are quickly expanding. In the first…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Money Mailer franchise opportunity
May 22, 2014 • 37 min
We are meeting with Chris Rimlinger, VP of Marketing for the Money Mailer franchise. For over 34 years, Money Mailer franchisees and their staffs have helped local business owners increase market share. Their targeted, hyper-local approach allows business…
K-9 Resorts Daycare & Luxury Hotel franchise on Franchise Interviews
May 15, 2014 • 44 min
Franchise Interviews meets with the K-9 Resorts Daycare & Luxury Hotel franchise. Jason and Steven Parker, co-founders of Fanwood-based K-9 Resorts Daycare & Luxury Hotel, first got in the dog business when as boys they wanted a dog, but their parents…
Franchise Interviews Meets the Ichor Restaurant Group Franchise Opportunities
May 8, 2014 • 36 min
Franchise Interviews meets with the Ichor Restaurant Group/Old Carolina Barbecue. Brian Bailey will talk about his background, the inception of Ichor and the development of its brands. In the segment, Brian can talk about strategies behind brand…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Gravity Vault Franchise Opportunity
May 1, 2014 • 36 min
Franchise Interviews meets with the Gravity Vault franchise. Lucas and Tim will go over their backgrounds and the inception story behind starting Gravity Vault, as well as go over the industry and growth of the concept. Rock climbing duo turned business…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Junkluggers Franchise Opportunity
Apr 24, 2014 • 32 min
This show will focus on how Junkluggers, a junk-removal franchise, was started by CEO Josh Cohen right after college with the use of his mother’s SUV. The brand achieved its goal of adding franchisees to the system in 2013 and enjoyed nearly 25 percent…
Franchise Interviews Primetime - Unishippers, Unishippers, Unishippers
Apr 17, 2014 • 104 min
This is our first prime time show on BlogTalkRadio in 7 years. Tonight’s show is broken into 3 segments and features the Unishippers franchise opportunity. In part 1, we are meeting Kevin Lathrop, president of Unishippers and Brian Lendin, franchisee of…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Toast Cafe Franchise Opportunity
Apr 17, 2014 • 35 min
Franchise Interviews meets with the Toast franchise opportunity. In their time as actors and musicians in New York City, Robert and his friend Brian Burchill made a ritual of home-cooked omelets made from scratch in the company of good friends. Their…
Franchise Interviews Welcomes Back The UPS Store Franchise Opportunity
Apr 3, 2014 • 42 min
Franchise Interviews welcomes back The UPS Store. The UPS Store has received the following accolades: #1 postal and business services franchise in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 for 20 years and counting*More than 30 years of franchising…
Jo Kirchner, President & CEO of Primrose Schools on Franchise Interviews
Mar 20, 2014 • 76 min
Today’s show is broken into three parts. First, we are meeting Jo Kirchner, President & CEO of Primrose Schools Founded by Paul and Marcy Erwin in Marietta, Georgia in 1982, Primrose Schools revolutionized the concept of child care, making education the…
Pirtek USA meets with Franchise Interviews
Mar 13, 2014 • 34 min
We are meeting Morgan Arundel, President of Pirtek USA. Pirtek is the fluid power system leader in sales and service, the only brand of its kind in franchising in the United States. Pirtek boasts nearly 400 units in 22 countries around the world, and has…
Franchise Interviews meets with the Engineering for Kids franchise
Mar 6, 2014 • 35 min
Engineering for Kids comes from the mind of educator Dori Roberts. With an extensive educational background in math and technology education, Roberts taught engineering at the high school level for 11 years. During her teaching career, she saw a dire need…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Mosquito Joe Franchise Opportunity
Feb 27, 2014 • 38 min
Mosquitoes are big news these days, and so is the solution. Mosquito control is a hot topic. Mosquito Joe, a leading mosquito control treatment company serving residential and commercial customers nationwide, has closed out 2013 with outstanding success.…
Palm Beach Vapors Franchise meets with Franchise Interviews
Feb 20, 2014 • 46 min
We are meeting with Chip Paul (co-founder) from Palm Beach Vapors franchise. Palm Beach Vapors is a pioneer in the e-cigarette vapor market. They started our company not with the purpose of selling just another product, but with a true passion for helping…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Wok Box Franchise Opportunity
Feb 6, 2014 • 35 min
We are meeting with Lawrence Eade of the Wok Box franchise. Wok Box is a quick casual service restaurant specializing in amazing wok-cooked Asian food. Wok Box now has franchise opportunities available in selected regions in the USA. With locations in…
1800Fix.com Franchise on Franchise Interviews
Jan 30, 2014 • 46 min
Over the years, we have had some interesting and new franchise concepts. This week Franchise Interviews is meeting with Tony Brea, Co-Founder of 1800Fix.com. The mission of 1800Fix.com is to become the #1 alternative “secondary technology market” service…
Ann Connor, Women Empowered By Business Award on Franchise Interviews
Jan 23, 2014 • 48 min
This week Franchise Interviews is meeting with franchisee of AdviCoach Ann Connor. Ann recently received a Crystal Award from WEBB Women Empowered By Business Every year, WEBB - Women Empowered By Business , an organization designed to support, encourage…
Salons by JC meets with Franchise Interviews
Jan 16, 2014 • 37 min
Co-Founder Jack Griffey’s wife was a hair stylist who rented a chair in a salon suite. He quickly saw the potential to launch a creative real estate development and leasing business in the franchise industry that provides high-end retail space for beauty…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Flips Franchise Opportunity
Jan 9, 2014 • 38 min
We are meeting with Valerie White..Chief Merchandising Officer of Flips. And Flips is America’s only Fashion flip flop store. Here is some more information about Flips: Located at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, MN, Flips takes fashion & comfort flip…
Creative Colors International Meets with Franchise Interviews
Jan 2, 2014 • 41 min
We are meeting with Mark Bollman, the President of Creative Colors International. Creative Colors International is a mobile-operated service company specializing in repair, reconditioning and color restoration on leather, vinyl, fabric, plastics and…
Incorporating A Wellness Program Into Franchising on Franchise Interviews
Dec 19, 2013 • 39 min
We are meeting with Wanda Sieber, Unishippers of Green Bay. Unishippers is focused on just one thing: helping small and medium-sized businesses save time and money on all their shipping needs. And as the largest reseller of complete shipping services in…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Meineke Franchise
Dec 12, 2013 • 27 min
We are meeting with Dave Schafers of Meineke, Sr. VP of Business Development Driven Brands Inc. Formerly known as the muffler repair experts, Meineke has evolved its menu of product offerings to meet the demands of the changing marketplace. Formerly known…
Seven Year Anniversary Show - Aaron’s Franchise Seven Years Later
Nov 27, 2013 • 90 min
Today Franchise Interviews is celebrating 7 years and our 350th show with the Aaron’s franchise opportunity. Aaron’s is North America’s leader in the sales and lease ownership of household necessities which includes brand name furniture, appliances,…
Welcyon, Fitness After 50 on Franchise Interviews
Nov 21, 2013 • 37 min
Their Co-founder believed America needed a unique exercise environment specifically for people 50 and over. He was aware of the movement towards active aging and the push to maintain independence. At the same time, he recognized that traditional gyms are…
The Flip Flop Dogs Franchise Opportunity.
Nov 15, 2013 • 42 min
Over the last month, Franchise Interviews has focused on the pet industry. Here’s why: According to the June 3, 2011 issue of USA TODAY, “There are now more households with dogs (43 million) than children.” The American Pet Products Association’s…
The Dog Wizard Franchise Meets with Franchise Interviews
Oct 31, 2013 • 40 min
After graduating from Wake Forest University, where she played four years of scholarship basketball, Gretchen Hollifield went to school to become a dog trainer. But she didn’t make enough to live on. So she juggled dog-training gigs, a paper route,…
Wag N Wash Francise Meets with Franchise Interviews
Oct 24, 2013 • 35 min
We are meeting with Dan Remus and Jef Strauss, Co-Founders of Wag ‘N Wash Healthy Pet Center. Founded in 1999 and franchising since 2006, Wag ‘N Wash Healthy Pet Center is a full-line specialty retail destination for cats and dogs that has created a…
Shayne Smith, The Why Factor and Tutor Doctor
Oct 18, 2013 • 40 min
We are meeting with Shayne Smith, motivational speaker to the Why Factor and Tutor Doctor President Frank Milner. Tutor Doctor, a worldwide tutoring franchise that provides individualized home-based instruction to learners of all ages, has become the…
Subcategory Business Opportunities in the Non-Medical Senior
Oct 10, 2013 • 100 min
Over the last decade, Franchise Interviews has spoken about the tremendous growth in the non-medical senior care industry. Interesting enough, there are now subcategories to the non-medical senior care industry. This show we are meeting with Amramp and…
Mellow Mushroom Meets with Franchise Interviews
Sep 26, 2013 • 38 min
We are meeting with Meredith Hillman, VP and Account Director, ePrize and Annica Kreider, VP of brand development, Mellow Mushroom. For 39 years, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has been serving up fresh stone baked pizzas to order in an eclectic, art filled…
Pet Supplies Plus Meets with Franchise Interviews
Sep 19, 2013 • 35 min
We are meeting with Larry Flaherty, director of franchise development with Pet Supplies Plus. With more than 275 locations in 23 Eastern states, Pet Supplies Plus has earned the reputation as America’s Favorite Neighborhood Pet Store by offering a wide…
Franchise Interviews meets with the Project Pie Franchise
Sep 12, 2013 • 37 min
We are meeting with James Markham the architect of the fast-casual pizza segment. James will share how and why he designed something out of nothing and proves that innovation is never-ending. Markham, a longtime pizza business veteran and big Chipotle…
Franchising and Technology
Aug 29, 2013 • 53 min
I can’t think of a better word but “cool”. The technology in franchising today is truly amazing. Find out why by listening to today’s show. We are meeting with Mary Kennedy Thompson, President of Mr. Rooter (The Dwyer Group), Paul Martino from A&W…
Margaritas Mexican Restarant on Franchise Interviews
Aug 22, 2013 • 36 min
We are meeting with John Pelletier, Founder and CEO of Margaritas Mexican Restaurant. Margaritas Mexican Restaurant has become an experience warmly embraced by people looking for a place to visit as well as a place to enjoy delicious Mexican food. Every…
Chronic Tacos Franchise Meets with Franchise Interviews
Aug 15, 2013 • 41 min
We are meeting with Michael Mohammed, CEO of Chronic Tacos, Chronic Tacos is the fast casual concept that offers the taste of Mexican cuisine in a fun, laid back atmosphere. Chronic Tacos was founded in 2001 by Randy Wyner and Dan Biello. The pair had an…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the Your Pie Franchise
Aug 8, 2013 • 37 min
We are meeting the founder of the Your Pie’s franchise Drew French. Your Pie is the world’s originator of the quick-serve, brick-oven, customized personal pizza concept. Your Pie owner and originator Drew French tapped his restaurant background and…
Franchise Interviews Meets With Erbert and Gerberts
Aug 1, 2013 • 44 min
We are meeting with Chuck Schwalbe, Director of Marketing, for Erbert & Gerbert’s. Erbert & Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop is a quick service restaurant serving up the best sandwiches on the planet. In a complicated and fast-paced world, our operation is simple,…
Franchise Interviews meets with ServiceMaster Clean
Jul 25, 2013 • 34 min
We are meeting with Dave Messanger, who is the director of market expansion, About ServiceMaster Clean ServiceMaster Clean is part of the ServiceMaster family of brands, one of the world’s largest and most versatile service networks. The ServiceMaster…
Franchise Interviews meets with Jakes Wayback Burgers
Jul 18, 2013 • 43 min
We are meeting with Bill Chemero, Executive Vice President of Jake’s Wayback Burgers. Wayback Burgers began in 1991 as Jake’s Hamburgers with a single restaurant in Newark, DE which still occupies its original location on Route 273. Home to the University…
Exercise Coach Franchise Meets with Franchise Interviews
Jul 11, 2013 • 34 min
We are meeting with Brian Cygan, Founder and CEO of Exercise Coach The Exercise Coach franchise is a comprehensive, turnkey business system that is extremely rewarding to those who are passionate about delivering high-quality service that truly helps…
French Fry Heaven on Franchise Interivews
Jul 3, 2013 • 39 min
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., French Fry Heaven was created in 2010 by Scott Nelowet and is first and leader in the “Gourmet Fry” market – home to the World’s Best French Fries. The mission of French Fry Heaven is to serve the best fries on earth,…
Yummy Cupcakes Meets with Franchise Interviews
Jun 27, 2013 • 36 min
We are meeting with Tiffini Soforenko, the Founder and CEO of Yummy Cupcakes and Dennis Mulgannon, Director of Franchising at Yummy Cupcakes. Tiffini started the biz in 2004 after 18 years in the corporate world, working for Universal Studios as the…
Tips on Attending a Franchise Show
Jun 20, 2013 • 42 min
This weekend is the annual International Franchise Expo in New York City at the Jacob Javits Center. Many refer to this event as the Super Bowl of franchising. Today you will hear our interview with the founder of FranchiseWorks.com Terry Corkery who…
Franchise Interviews Meets with the guardNow franchise
Jun 13, 2013 • 37 min
Entrepreneur Zabi Kator is no stranger to what it means to start from the bare minimum, with growing fast company guardNOW within nine months he has managed to open 5 franchises including Los Angeles (home base), the Bay Area and New York. Servicing all…
The UPS Store Meets with Franchise Interviews
Jun 6, 2013 • 32 min
Thursday, June 6 at 10 AM EST - The UPS Store has more than 4,300 independently owned locations in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, providing convenient and value-added business services to the small-office/home-office (SOHO) market,…
Executive Care Franchise Meets with Franchise Interviews
May 23, 2013 • 42 min
Fate can strike entrepreneurs in the strangest of ways. Just ask Lenny Verkhoglaz and Mila Feldman, a married couple whose unexpected Valentine’s Day experience nearly a decade ago has given way to a successful business venture now expanding nationwide.…
Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza Restaurant Sports Bar on FI
May 9, 2013 • 45 min
We are meeting with Mike Best, Chief Operation Officer of Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar and Boston’s is a full-service, pizza-themed, casual dining restaurant and sports bar offering incredible gourmet pizzas and gourmet pasta, along…
Wild Birds Unlimited Meets with Franchise Interviews
May 2, 2013 • 35 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Paul Pickett, VP of Franchise Development for Wild Birds Unlimited, and Ellen Davis, franchisee of the Franklin, MA storePaul Pickett, VP of Franchise Development for Wild Birds Unlimited, and Ellen Davis,…
Zaxby’s Franchising Meets with Franchise Interviews
Apr 25, 2013 • 38 min
We are meeting with Zach W. McLeroy, President and C.E.O., Zaxby’s Franchising, Inc. and we are going to talk to Zach about the Zaxbys franchise and how the chain is flourishing and poised to grow from a regional brand into a household name. Zach McLeroy…
School of Rock Franchise Meets Franchise Interviews
Apr 18, 2013 • 40 min
We are meeting with Chris Catalano, CEO of School of Rock. ABOUT SCHOOL OF ROCK The music school you wish you had when you were a kid, School of Rock is an ingenious concept that gets kids and adults rocking out to the classics and up and performing with…
Leigh Bodden and Eric Casaburi of Retro Fitness franchise
Apr 11, 2013 • 42 min
We are meeting with Leigh Bodden and Eric Casaburi. Former NFL Cornerback, Leigh Bodden, has signed on to become part of Retro Fitness, America’s rapidly growing fitness chain known for its low cost and high value. The athlete has plans to open clubs…
Pop Weight Loss Meets with Franchise Interviews
Mar 29, 2013 • 45 min
We are meeting with Dr. Rebecca and Dr. Joseph Cipriano, founder of the new Pop Weight Loss franchise. Pop Weight Loss, a weight management and healthy lifestyle franchise, has experienced tremendous success creating a weight-loss-as-lifestyle-change…
Cheree Warrick, author of Creating Business Plans
Mar 22, 2013 • 44 min
Are you a start-up or small business looking to raise capital? In order to do so, you must have a business plan that investors will love. Cheree Warrick, author of Creating Business Plans that Actually Get Financed, will be our guest. During our…
ProTect Painters Meets with Franchise Interviews
Mar 14, 2013 • 38 min
March 14, 2013 at 10AM EST -Over the last month, we discussed several franchise opportunities for aspiring dadpreneurs. This week we are meeting with the ProTect Painters franchise opportunity. Wayne Scherger, a veteran of the painting industry since…
Ring Central Meets with Franchise Interviews
Mar 7, 2013 • 40 min
The franchisor dilemma: overcoming the challenges of change and how to “sell” the franchise system on cloud communications. We are meeting with Bonnie Lam of Ring Central. RingCentral is a cloud-based phone system provider that has started to work with…
Erik Flores of Chem-Dry Meets with Franchise Interviews
Feb 28, 2013 • 42 min
One of the themes of February has been the topic of dadpreneurs. Recent studies have shown that in the past 10 years, the number of work-from-home dads has more than doubled. The number of stay/work-at-home dads has risen from 81,000 in 2001 (1.6 percent…
Rick Werner of Unishippers on Franchise Interviews
Feb 21, 2013 • 46 min
Over the next two weeks, we are talking about dadpreneurs and franchising. Recent studies have shown that in the past 10 years, the number of work-from-home dads has more than doubled. The number of stay/work-at-home dads has risen from 81,000 in 2001…
Mr. Handyman Franchise Announces Accelerated Launch Program
Feb 14, 2013 • 44 min
Mr. Handyman Franchise Announces Limited-Time Accelerated Launch Program for New Franchisees The Mr. Handyman franchise opportunity recently announced from Dec. 1, 2012 until Mar. 31, 2013, any new owner who has signed a franchise agreement will be…
Bar145 Franchise Opportunity Meets with Franchise Interviews
Feb 7, 2013 • 36 min
A Gastro-What? GASTROPUB: It’s a British (AMERICAN!) term for a pub which specializes in high-quality food a step above the traditional grub pub. Gastropubs have an atmosphere which is relaxed and focused on offering a particular cuisine prepared as well…
Franchise Interviews Meets with Hala Moddelmog of Arbys
Jan 31, 2013 • 40 min
We are excited to meet with Arby’s President, Hala Moddelmog, to discuss the company’s refranchising success and significant investment into the brand at a time of great economic uncertainty. Some of the topics we will discuss with Hala are the following:…
Mercantile Capital CEO Chris Hurn on Franchise Interviews
Jan 25, 2013 • 37 min
Chris Hurn - Entrepreneur, Speaker, Writer/Blogger, Leader. Mercantile Capital Corporation only finances commercial real estate for other entrepreneurs and small business owners all over the U.S. utilizing the SmartChoice Commercial Loan program (aka the…
Craig Slavin of Connect Me Meets with Franchise Interviews
Jan 17, 2013 • 42 min
There’s a better, smarter, more efficient way to buying a franchise, and Chicago entrepreneur Craig Slavin has developed it. A 40-year franchise veteran, Slavin has been involved with all aspects of the franchising industry from concept creation and…
Franchise Interviews Host the first ever Retail Sympossium
Jan 11, 2013 • 134 min
Franchise Interviews Hosts the first ever Retail Sympossium - On Thursday, January 10, Franchise Interviews will host our first retail symposium. You will hear interviews with retail franchises like Aaron’s Sales and Lease, Max Muscle Sports Nutrition,…
Russos Franchise Brands Meets with Franchise Interviews
Dec 21, 2012 • 39 min
We are meeting with Anthony Russo of the Russo’s NY Pizzeria and Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen. The Russo family opened “Russo’s Italian Restaurant” in 1978 after moving from New York to Texas. Russo’s Italian Restaurant was a fine dining…
Daily Juice Franchise Opportunity on Franchise Interviews
Dec 13, 2012 • 38 min
We are meeting with John Martin, Co-founder & CEO of Daily Juice Daily Juice serves made-to-order juices and smoothies prepared from fresh vegetables, fruits and superfoods, as well as highly nutritious grab-and-go foods in a quick-service, uniquely…
Woodhouse Day Spa Meets with Franchise Interviews
Dec 6, 2012 • 37 min
We are meeting with Jeni Garrett, Founder, President and CEO of The Woodhouse Day Spa. The Woodhouse Day Spa is an upscale chain of day spas offering more than 40 different treatments that encompass skin and body care, hand and foot care, massage therapy,…
Franchise Interviews Celebrates Six Years and 300 shows
Nov 29, 2012 • 97 min
We could not think of anyone better to celebrate our 6 year anniversary and 300 show than with Melanie Bergeron, Chair of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK. It all started as an after-school business for two high school boys. Now, 20 years later, TWO MEN AND A…
Bottle and Bottega Meets with Franchise Interviews
Nov 15, 2012 • 37 min
One day in March 2009, Stephanie King-Myers – the daughter of a French artist who had been painting her entire life – was entertaining a friend who admitted that she was envious of the artistic talents of King-Myers and her husband, Nick, who had attended…
Franchise Interviews Honors our Military Veterans
Nov 12, 2012 • 82 min
First, we are meeting with Kevin Wilkerson. Kevin and Laurel Wilkerson own a Marco’s Pizza franchise in Broken Arrow, OK. Kevin spent 24 years as an Army Infantry Officer and retired in 2005 as a full Colonel. Laurel served on active duty with the Army as…
Get In Shape For Women Meets with Franchise Interviews
Nov 8, 2012 • 46 min
Get In Shape For Women was founded in 2006 by Brian Cook after 15 years of leadership in personal training and franchise sales. Brian’s intention was to create much more than a women’s gym. He wanted to create a complete fitness program for women,…
Great Quotes in Franchising
Oct 25, 2012 • 132 min
Over the years, Franchise Interviews has had some amazing quotes and advice from our guests. Today you are going to hear some of the best clips and advice suggested on our weekly radio show that made our Great Quotes in Franchising Podcast. This special…
Honest -1 Auto Care Meets with Franchise Interviews
Oct 18, 2012 • 42 min
We are meeting with Braden Poole as Operations Manager of Honest-1 Auto Care. Honest-1 Auto Care® is the only national full-service auto care company that is 100% ESA® Certified Eco-Friendly. Honest-1® leads the industry in numerous eco-friendly…
The Brass Tap Franchise Meets with Franchise Interviews
Oct 11, 2012 • 31 min
We have a great show today. We are meeting James Walker of The Brass Tap. The Brass Tap is an upscale craft beer and wine bar celebrated for its more than 300 varieties of imports, local craft beers and a large selection of premium wines and cigars. With…