Franchise Interviews

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Welcome to Franchise Interviews weekly radio show/podcast. If you ever dreamed of one day owning your own business, then you have come to the right place. Listen to detailed interviews/podcasts with some of the most informative sources on the topics of franchising and entrepreneurship. People are hungry for good vital content (Keyes, 2009). To date, we have recorded over 552 interviews on our weekly franchise radio show with some of the top franchisors, franchise experts, franchise attorneys, franchisees, and franchise authors. You can even listen to our shows based on category of interest on our website at http://www.franchiseinterviews.com/id130.htmlWe have met with some exciting new franchise concepts as well as some of the biggest names in franchising. As a visitor to our website, all you have to do is click and listen. So grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy. Live shows can be heard on Blog Talk Radio every Thursday at 10AM EST, 7AM PST. It's no problem if you can't listen to the live show. Each show is recorded and immediately placed in our library of audio archives. To date, we have had over a quarter of a million listeners! Franchise Interviews is hosted by Dr. Martin J. McDermott.

Episódios

  • Rochelle Clarke, Founder of Succession Strength on Franchise Interviews

    Rochelle Clarke, Founder of Succession Strength on Franchise Interviews

    01/04/2021 Duração: 33min

    Is your business prepared if an accident or illness sidelines you or a key employee? How do you prioritize that when you’re managing the day-to-day? Many people depend on your business, so it’s crucial to protect business value by preparing for unexpected disruptions that can happen in the short term. With an easy-to-follow Business Continuity Plan in place for unplanned events, you’ll be ready. We have a great show today. We are meeting with Rochelle Clarke.  Rochelle is the Founder of Succession Strength, Inc – a company that helps business owners protect their operations and transition them smoothly from owner to heir. She is the author of the 5 Critical Succession Conversations: A Comprehensive Guide for The Family Business. Rochelle is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and has worked with businesses of all sizes, including Fortune 500 companies. Contact Succession Strength info@SuccessionStrength.com for a consultation. Rochelle discusses the following questions: You’re from Succ

  • Ann Huntington Sharma, President of Huntington Learning Center

    Ann Huntington Sharma, President of Huntington Learning Center

    18/03/2021 Duração: 37min

    We are meeting with Anne Huntington Sharma, President of Huntington Learning Center,  the nation's leading tutoring and test prep provider with approximately 300 locations nationwide and a growing roster of online programs. Ann will discuss how she led the company through a complete digital transformation in response to the global pandemic, launching a variety of new digital and hybrid programs including HuntingtonHelps LIVE, Huntington Study Hall, Huntington Homework Help, and Academic Performance Coaching.

  • Franchise Expert and Author Giuseppe Grammatico on Franchise Interviews

    Franchise Expert and Author Giuseppe Grammatico on Franchise Interviews

    04/03/2021 Duração: 41min

    We are meeting Giuseppe Grammatico.  Giuseppe is a franchise veteran who simplifies the process of franchising and excels at guiding his candidates to the model that best suits them. His greatest joy is helping people realize the American dream and sharing the freedom that comes from franchising. Franchising has allowed Giuseppe to enjoy the freedom so many hope for. Sharing his expertise with his candidates, learning about their goals and their lives, and guiding them towards their dreams are what lights him up the most. Guiseppe is also the author of Franchise Freedom.

  • An Entrepreneurial Journey - Jeff McClain, the Founder of Patriot Pipeline Inc.

    An Entrepreneurial Journey - Jeff McClain, the Founder of Patriot Pipeline Inc.

    25/02/2021 Duração: 56min

    We have a great show today. We are meeting Jeff McClain, the founder of Patriot Pipeline Inc. This is an amazing story on entrepreneurship.  Patriot Pipeline, Inc. specializes in underground utilities from mid to large scale commercial projects as well as residential tract projects. Patriot is a Class A General Engineering Contractor located in Wildomar, California, and has been serving Southern California since 2003. The Interview Where are you calling from today?Maybe we can go back to the beginning and tell the story about how and why you became an entrepreneur?Can you tell us about the history of Patriot Pipeline?Can you describe the services provided by Patriot Pipeline?What separates Patriot Pipeline from others in the industry?What has been the most interesting thing that has happened to you since launching Patriot Pipeline? Ex. Current projects or past projectsHow has technology played a role in your business?How big is your industry?What are some areas of importance for your customers when looking a

  • Image One Franchise Opportunity on Franchise Interviews

    Image One Franchise Opportunity on Franchise Interviews

    15/02/2021 Duração: 41min

    We have a great show today. We are meeting Tim Conn, founder of the Image One franchise opportunity.  From their customer communication and environmentally-friendly methods to their in-depth training and ongoing support, Image One has created an opportunity that calls for prospective franchise owners who are looking for a career, not just a job. Investing in an Image One franchise affords franchisees confidence in their industry, and the support needed for longevity and success. Their tools and training will not only help build your new business, but will also help you find the proper work-life balance necessary for your happiness. 

  • Apola Greek Grill Franchise Opportunity on Franchise Interviews

    Apola Greek Grill Franchise Opportunity on Franchise Interviews

    11/02/2021 Duração: 27min

    We are meeting with Yianni Kosmides, founder of Apola Greek Grill.  Apola is the most Authentic Greek Gyro you can get without buying a plane ticket! Fresh ingredients, gluten free, vegan, halal and veg friendly.  Yianni Kosmides and his family business, Apola, a Greek restaurant franchise that brings the best of Greek street food culture, to USA. Yianni's business adventure has been featured in Yahoo Finance, Fast Casual, NBC and other publications! Every business has a story. The Kosmides Family has been in the restaurant business since 1977 when Dimitri (the father) got his first job working as a fry cook and then purchasing his first Italian restaurant. Having grown up in a farming village in Greece, Dimitri knew the value of hard work, and quickly saw the value in owning your own business in the United States. Find out what happened next by listening to the interview with Yianni Kosmides.   In part two, we play a clip from our popular Great Quotes in Franchising podcast.   

  • The milliCare Franchise Opportunity Meets with Franchise Interviews

    The milliCare Franchise Opportunity Meets with Franchise Interviews

    29/01/2021 Duração: 36min

    We have a great show today. We are meeting Steve Willis, managing director for milliCare.  milliCare’s history can be traced all the way back to 1865!  milliCare provides total care for your carpets, floors & textiles.  When you choose milliCare for commercial floor cleaning services for your business or property, you’ll see why they are a leader in the industry. Their formally trained experts craft programs to meet your facility’s individual needs and extend the usable life of your carpets and floor surfaces. They know that no two facilities function in exactly the same way, so they pride themselves on their sustainable, realistic solutions. In Part Two, we play a clip from our popular Great Quote in Franchising podcast with franchise expert Karol Mercurio.  

  • 150 Degrees of Heat - Our Interview with Lee Braun of Perspire Sauna Studio

    150 Degrees of Heat - Our Interview with Lee Braun of Perspire Sauna Studio

    21/01/2021 Duração: 33min

    We are meeting with Lee Braun, the CEO and co-founder of Perspire Sauna Studio.  The hottest new franchise is here (literally 150°). Perspire has developed, formulated and tested the most superior infrared sauna studio model and is the first national brand to bring this transformational health and wellness service to the masses.

  • Lance Graulich of ION Franchising Meets with Franchise Interviews

    Lance Graulich of ION Franchising Meets with Franchise Interviews

    14/01/2021 Duração: 51min

    We are meeting with CEO of ION Franchising, Lance Graulich. Lance is the founder & CEO of ION Franchising, an industry leading franchise consulting and development group, that represents over 500 franchise brands & business opportunities within 90 categories. Lance helps prospective entrepreneurs find their perfect franchise for FREE. He also assists independent business owners in creating a franchise system. Every business has a story Lance started out in the family business on Wall Street after receiving an economics degree. He then joined a TGI Fridays franchise in Phoenix, AZ as a key executive and was vital to the rapid growth of this $225,000,000 organization. Mr Graulich was a multi-unit, multi-state franchisee of Wingstop and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. He has created countless start up brands and has become the industry leading donut expert. He is the founder of a donut chain called Pinkbox in Las Vegas. His latest start up bakery project is with a Food Network star. As a business start-up ex

  • Latest Edition of Great Quotes in Franchising

    Latest Edition of Great Quotes in Franchising

    07/01/2021 Duração: 14min

    Happy New Year!  Many years ago, we created a spin off of our podcast Franchise Interviews.  We called the podcast Great Quotes in Franchising.   Great Quotes in Franchising features great quotes from our show over the last 14 years.  What surprised and pleased us is the number of listeners to the podcast.  For example, one Great Quotes in Franchising podcast has received over 52,000 views to date.  http://www.franchiseinterviews.podcastpeople.com/posts/63495 Today’s Great Quote in Franchising comes from Peter Baldine, the President of Moran Industries.  Peter discusses some of the several advantages of franchising compared to non-franchise businesses like support, guidance and instantaneous relationships. 

  • The Perfect Seasonal Business - The Decor Group

    The Perfect Seasonal Business - The Decor Group

    23/12/2020 Duração: 33min

    The Perfect Seasonal Business Many years ago, Don and I got to interview Blake Smith from The Decor Group (Christmas Decor, Nite Time Decor. At the Décor Group...Franchising is their business. Since that interview, the organization has grown significantly.  Christmas decorating offers individuals and businesses the ability to generate significant revenues during a time that is traditionally slow for many seasonal businesses. The Christmas Decor franchise opportunity provides seasonal businesses the ability to offset their fixed overhead costs and maintain their key employees all year around. The majority of their almost 300 franchisees nationally were operating a seasonal business when they came to Christmas Decor. They had no prior decorating experience, but they understood what it means to work hard to grow a successful business. Each one found that Christmas Decor was the perfect seasonal business to expand their revenues.

  • Celebree School Franchise Meets with Franchise Interviews

    Celebree School Franchise Meets with Franchise Interviews

    17/12/2020 Duração: 36min

    We are meeting with Richard Huffman, founder and CEO of Celebree School.  Founded in 1994, Celebree School is a leader in early childhood education that provides infant and toddler care, preschool, before and aftercare, and summer camp programs. With a mission to Grow People Big and Small™, Celebree School believes success in early childhood development is equal parts curriculum and connection. Each school employs a customized program that addresses the physical, social, emotional, and academic needs of children and follows applicable state guidelines. In 2019, Celebree School launched its franchise offering. With a Celebree School franchise, entrepreneurs can invest in their financial future and their community by leveraging our proven business model. In Part Two, we play a clip from our popular Great Quotes in Franchising podcast.

  • Joe Soltis of ChoiceLocal Meets with Franchise Interviews

    Joe Soltis of ChoiceLocal Meets with Franchise Interviews

    03/12/2020 Duração: 46min

    We are meeting with Joe Soltis…Joe is the Founder and CEO of ChoiceLocal, a digital marketing firm that serves franchise systems where the average client partner of ChoiceLocal gains $15.51 for every $1.00 in invested in marketing.  ChoiceLocal is a local marketing firm specializing in marketing franchise systems. Their average client generates in excess of $15.54 in new revenue for every $1 invested in marketing. They deliver superior business results to any local marketing firm they have been compared to. Their clients experience, on average, 363% faster revenue growth working with us compared to working with other agencies. Joe oversees ChoiceLocal which in turn funds the Benjamin Isaac Foundation out of its profits. The Benjamin Isaac Foundation is a non-profit focused on helping kids in need. Every business has a story ChoiceLocal's missionis  to help others. ChoiceLocal was founded as a 1-person company and today just a few years later is 65+ people, is bringing on 2-3 new people per month, is a 2X

  • Revisiting Our Interview with Tariq Farid, Founder of Edible Arrangements

    Revisiting Our Interview with Tariq Farid, Founder of Edible Arrangements

    19/11/2020 Duração: 40min

    Last week we met with Scott Greenberg, author of The Wealthy Franchisee…Game-Changing Steps to Becoming a Thriving Franchise Superstar.  Fueled with over 10 years’ experience as a multi-unit, award-winning franchise owner (Edible Arrangements) whose operation won international recognition: “Best Customer Service” and “Manager of the Year.  Today we are going to play our interview we did many years ago with Tariq Farid, founder of Edible Arrangements.  Since having Tariq on our show, Edible Arrangements has grown by leaps and bounds.  Nevertheless, the show is a timeless interview with this amazing entrepreneur and franchise.  Hot of the Press Edible Arrangements is expanding into the #music category because they have seen how successful it's been when paired with their gift and treat options. And this new category brings Edible Arrangements one step closer to becoming a one-stop-shop gifting experience for their customers. Edible Arrangements is kicking off Edible Music with a partnership with Grammy and T

  • Scott Greenberg, Author of The Wealthy Franchisee on Franchise Interviews

    Scott Greenberg, Author of The Wealthy Franchisee on Franchise Interviews

    12/11/2020 Duração: 39min

    We are meeting with Scott Greenberg, author of The Wealthy Franchisee…Game-Changing Steps to Becoming a Thriving Franchise Superstar.  Scott is one-part business game-changer, one-part motivational leader. Fueled with over 10 years’ experience as a multi-unit, award-winning franchise owner (Edible Arrangements) whose operation won international recognition: “Best Customer Service” and “Manager of the Year,” Scott practically wrote the book on what it takes to become NEXT LEVEL.  In part two, we play a clip from our popular Great Quotes in Franchising podcast.  

  • BidExecs Franchise Opportunity on Franchise Interviews

    BidExecs Franchise Opportunity on Franchise Interviews

    29/10/2020 Duração: 39min

    We have a great show today. We are meeting with Reena Bhatia of BidExecs franchising.  BidExecs offers a unique franchise model that allows you the opportunity to own a branded business in the multi-trillion dollar contracting industry. This is great for independent consultants, veterans, military officers, retired government employees who are ready to take control of their future and grow a significant business. Leverage your know-how, expertise and local influence to build a network of contract management professionals to serve key clients in your area.  In part two, we play a clip from our popular Great Quotes in Franchising podcast.  

  • WaveMAX Franchise Opportunity on Franchise Interviews

    WaveMAX Franchise Opportunity on Franchise Interviews

    22/10/2020 Duração: 38min

    We have a great show today. We are meeting with Dennis Mulgannon, and today we are going to talk about the WaveMAX franchise opportunity,- a high-tech laundromat, optimized with contact-less service, etc.   Background The industry is made up of Mom and Pop operators who are taken advantage of by the washer and dryer Distributors whose sole purpose is to sell equipment to these non-business savvy operators. The industry has no brand, no business sophistication and massive turnover from operator to operator. Just drive around your city and tour the laundromats in your area. Generally they are not staffed, dirty and run down…we call them Zombie Mats! WaveMAX® Was Created To Address This Situation! Since 2012 WaveMAX® Coin Laundry based in Jacksonville FL has focused its business model on developing the prototypical market & store that can scale and sustain a national chain of coin only laundromats. The Franchise Development is being led by Dennis Mulgannon who successfully built Home Care Assista

  • Art Recovery Technologies Franchise Opportunity on Franchise Interviews

    Art Recovery Technologies Franchise Opportunity on Franchise Interviews

    15/10/2020 Duração: 33min

    We have a great show today. We are meeting with Joni Brownstein of the Art Recovery Technologies franchise opportunity.  Art Recovery Technologies can quickly assess, recover and return your artwork and collectibles to pre-loss condition. They specialize in the recovery of many types of art including antiques, photographs, family heirlooms, keepsakes, paintings, mosaics, taxidermy and much more.  In Part Two, we play a clip from our popular Great Quotes in Franchising Podcast.  

  • LunchboxWax Franchise Meets with Franchise Interviews

    LunchboxWax Franchise Meets with Franchise Interviews

    08/10/2020 Duração: 32min

    We have a great show today. We are meeting with  Christo Demetriades, the COO of LunchboxWax, a boutique speed-waxing concept that combines refined techniques and the highest quality products. What makes LunchboxWax unique is their waxologists are trained to know how to wax every body and make the LGBTQ+ community especially the transgender community feel comfortable walking in and getting waxed. This inclusivity is present in all fronts of the business and each employee is put through a course of “culture classes” to ensure everyone is fully aware of the brand’s mission.The brand has 48 salons open and recently signed 2 multi-unit deals in brand new markets throughout the Midwest.  In Part Two, we play a clip from our popular Great Quotes in Franchising podcast.  

  • Kelsey Stuart, CEO of Bloomin’ Blinds on Franchise Interviews

    Kelsey Stuart, CEO of Bloomin’ Blinds on Franchise Interviews

    01/10/2020 Duração: 53min

    We are meeting with Kelsey Stuart, CEO of Bloomin’ Blinds. Bloomin Blinds FYI: Family-owned and operated since 2001, Bloomin’ Blinds is a leading window treatment franchise serving 55 territories nationwide.Only window treatment franchises to offer product, installation, repair and cleaning. Bloomin’ Blinds franchises are typically run by husband and wife or small teams, so customers are often dealing with the same people over the course of several interactions, helping to build trust and longstanding client relationships. Combined, the leadership team has over 60 years of hands-on industry experience, bringing a personalized approach to training and a tight-knit family feel to the culture. Innovative tech allows franchisees to run their business efficiently and provide quotes to customers almost instantly, helping franchisees to close-in on more contracts. Franchisees are provided in-depth training at the home office with elaborate simulations to fully prepare each franchisee for the field. Aft

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