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Franchise Interviews

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Welcome to Franchise Interviews weekly podcast and radio show. 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 700 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 the category of interest on our website at

We 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.

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Mayweather Boxing + Fitness Franchise Opportunity Meets with FranchiseInterviews

October 14, 2021 14:00 - 37 minutes - 16.7 MB

We are meeting with James Williams, CEO of Mayweather Boxing and Fitness.  Founded in 2018 by Floyd Mayweather after his retirement from his undefeated boxing career of 21 years, Mayweather Boxing + Fitness was created to help the Mayweather family spirit and legacy live on to inspire people worldwide. Having previously kept his training methods a secret from the world, Floyd now looks to share his champion mentality and unique workout techniques through his brand. Floyd had created quite the...

PostNet Franchise Opportunity Meets with Franchise Interviews

September 30, 2021 14:00 - 26 minutes - 11.6 MB

We have a great show.  We are meeting with Bill McPherson, Franchise Executive of PostNet. What started as a simple packing and shipping business in 1993 has proudly grown into a printing and shipping solutions franchise, providing strong, local partnerships to private consumers and small businesses for over 25 years. In 2017, PostNet joined the global family of MBE Worldwide, which includes independently owned PostNet, AlphaGraphics, and MBE-branded centers, spanning 2,800+ locations in 53 c...

Fit Body Boot Camp Meets with Franchise Interviews

September 23, 2021 14:00 - 42 minutes - 18.9 MB

We are meeting with Bryce Henson the CEO of Fit Body Boot Camp, the world’s fastest-growing fitness boot camp franchise. Having over 10+ years of experience in the fitness industry and owning 2 Fit Body Boot Camp locations, Bryce’s passion is spreading fitness to the world.  He is mentoring fitness professionals on how to grow their businesses and change more lives in their local communities. Bryce also co-leads FBBC Mastermind Group, an exclusive coaching group for high-performing fitness p...

Massage Heights Meets with Franchise Interviews

September 16, 2021 14:00 - 45 minutes - 20.4 MB

We are meeting with Scott Schubiger, Chief Development Officer of the Massage Heights franchise opportunity.  Massage Heights is a family-owned massage and wellness franchise dedicated to elevating the lives of others by providing Members and Guests with professional, affordable, and resort-quality massage, skincare, and wellness services. Since its founding in 2004, Massage Heights has grown from a single Retreat in San Antonio, Texas, to over 120 Retreat locations across the U.S. and Canada...

Franchising the Junk Removal Industry -Primetime Edition of Franchise Interviews

September 09, 2021 23:30 - 1 hour - 98.3 MB

Welcome to a prime-time edition of Franchise Interviews.  Tonight’s show features four franchisors in the junk and hauling industry.  While providing similar services, each franchise is a bit different from the other.  We will play clips from previous interviews with 1-800-GotJunk, College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving, Bin There Dump That, and the Junkluggers franchise opportunity. 

Frios Gourmet Pops Franchise Meets with Franchise Interviews

September 02, 2021 14:00 - 36 minutes - 16.4 MB

Every business has a story.  Cliff Kennedy's story begins while sitting in traffic and discovering Frios Gourmet Pops.  Once he tried the product, he knew he had to be part of this fantastic brand.  Cliff signed on as a franchisee in 2018, buying the Mobile, Alabama territory. He then bought Frios Gourmet Pops within six months to add more support and structure to the company.  By joining the Frios family, you are not only joining the fastest-growing ice pop franchise in the U.S., but you are...

PetWellClinic Franchise Opportunity Meets with Franchise Interviews

August 19, 2021 14:00 - 23 minutes - 20.9 MB

We are meeting with CEO, Dr. Sam Meisler, DVM of the PetWellClinic franchise opportunity.  PetWellClinic is a walk-in veterinary clinic, providing excellent preventative, wellness, and sick care for dogs and cats on an on-demand basis. There is no need for an appointment because PetWellClinic’s technology, design, and operational systems provide customers with a modern-day experience in an antiquated industry. PetWellClinic recently began franchising after the success of its company-owned ope...

Office Evolution Franchise Meets with Franchise Interviews

August 05, 2021 14:00 - 39 minutes - 17.6 MB

We are meeting with Andrea Pirrotti-Dranchak  Andrea serves as Chief Marketing and Development Officer for both Franchise Development and Brand at Office Evolution (the fastest growing and #1 coworking franchise in the US). Office Evolution is seeing interest from companies and entrepreneurs who are now giving the benefits of rentable office space to their employees. In fact, Office Evolution relies on its suburban business model approach to be the most convenient place to have an office and ...

Peter Carlson, President of Pet Evolution Meets with Franchise Interviews

July 22, 2021 14:00 - 37 minutes - 16.7 MB

We are meeting with Peter Carlson, President of Pet Evolution Franchising, LLC.  Unlike your standard pet supply stores, Pet Evolution takes a health-driven approach to keep dogs healthy and their owners happy. Each location offers products that cater to specific pet diets and health concerns, along with specialty services like grooming, self-serve dog wash, and mobile nail trims. Every Business Has A Story Pet Evolution was founded in 2012 by friends Rian Thiele and Mike Osborn, both hav...

Justin Nihiser, CEO of Code Ninjas Meets with Franchise Interviews

July 08, 2021 13:30 - 39 minutes - 17.7 MB

We have a great show today. We are meeting with Justin Nihiser, CEO of Code Ninjas. Code Ninjas® is the world’s largest and fastest-growing kids coding franchise, with hundreds of locations in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Their goal is to create the problem solvers of tomorrow. At their centers, kids learn to code while building their own video games in a fun, safe, and inspiring environment. Kids gain confidence, logic, resourcefulness, and problem-solving skills that w...

America's Franchise Matchmaker Careyann Golliver Meets with Franchise Interviews

July 01, 2021 14:00 - 47 minutes - 21.1 MB

We have a great show today. We are meeting with Franchise Business Consultant Careyann Golliver.  Careyann (Larson) Golliver is known as America’s Franchise Matchmaker™. Her passion comes from helping grow her local family handyman business to the top-rated national franchise in the handyman industry.  Careyann has been featured in national publications including; Bloomberg Businessweek, Entrepreneur Magazine, and FORTUNE and is a sought-after professional speaker showcasing her knowledge acr...

Wag N' Wash Franchise Opportunity Meets with Franchise Interviews

June 24, 2021 14:00 - 29 minutes - 13 MB

Many years ago, we had the opportunity to meet with Dan Remus and Jef Strauss, Co-Founders of Wag N’ Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming..  We invited Jef Strauss, co-founder of Wag N’ Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming to discuss how the organization has grown.  Wag N’ Wash gives pet owners a highly personalized, “one-stop-shop” experience they’d never be able to replicate with a big-box pet store or an online retailer.  Jef discusses the following questions: Can you describe the Wag N’ Wash con...

Great Quotes in Franchising

June 10, 2021 14:00 - 15 minutes - 13.3 MB

Several years ago, we created a spin-off on our podcast called Great Quotes in Franchising.  Great Quotes in Franchising features clips from our weekly podcast.  Today you are going to hear two of our most recent clips from our Great Quotes in Franchising podcast.  Picture this scenario.  You just started a company, and you need to hire a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and Chief Operating Officer (COO).  How much do you think it will cost to achieve this task...

Two Must Read Books this Summer on Franchising

June 03, 2021 13:30 - 1 hour - 29.7 MB

We have a great show. Today we are discussing two great books for aspiring entrepreneurs to read this summer. First, we are meeting with franchise expert, author, and consultant Tom Scarda. Mr. Scarda is going to talk about his recent book, The Magic of Choosing Uncertainty. Tom will answer the following: What suggestions would you give to aspiring entrepreneurs looking to buy a franchise? Why did you write the book "The Magic of Choosing Uncertainty"? What types of traits make successful f...

The DRIPBaR Franchise Opportunity Meets with Franchise Interviews

May 27, 2021 14:00 - 36 minutes - 16.5 MB

We are meeting with Ben Crosbie of franchise development for The DRIPBaR franchise opportunity. At The DRIPBaR, everything they do is motivated by one fundamental focus—supporting the best health of their clients. Through advances in cellular and biological science, they help them fight the consequences of chronic illness, address the effects of aging, and achieve balanced wellness. With so many modern medical breakthroughs, their team began reimagining how infusion-based treatments could be ...

Southern Classic Chicken Franchise Meets with Franchise Interviews

May 20, 2021 14:00 - 34 minutes - 15.2 MB

We are meeting with Tom O’Keefe, Managing Director of Southern Classic Chicken.  Southern Classic Chicken, which offers home-style fried chicken, utilizes a drive-thru or walk-up model in each location, which has poised the concept for continued expansion throughout the pandemic and beyond. The brand saw a 20% increase in system-wide sales last year when the demand for off-premise dining increased nationwide and now is starting to become the standard practice in the fast-food industry.  In Pa...

Look Out Starbuck - Bad Ass Coffee Franchise Opportunity

May 20, 2021 01:14 - 1 hour - 54.7 MB

The Bad Ass Coffee Company of Hawaii, Inc., is the premier franchise for an existing and rapidly expanding chain of gourmet coffee stores. They had their start in the beautiful state of Hawaii and have grown in home-towns and popular tourist destinations throughout the Hawaiian Islands and North America. Marty and Don both tried their coffee and it was out of this world.  Lookout Starbucks!  

Tom Krouse, CEO of Donatos Pizza Meets with Franchise Interviews

May 13, 2021 14:00 - 41 minutes - 18.3 MB

We are meeting with Tom Krouse, CEO of Donatos Pizza.  Donatos is a family-owned, privately held company that treats our Franchise Partners like they are part of the family. Their mission is to promote goodwill through their products and service, principles, and people. Every business has a story Donatos was founded in 1963 by 19-year-old Columbus, Ohio native Jim Grote who borrowed $1,300 and had a vision for a company that put customers first.  Find out what happens next by listening to...

Jason Bimber, Veteran and Entrepreneur of Surveillance Secure

May 06, 2021 14:00 - 15 minutes - 13.7 MB

We are meeting veteran and entrepreneur Jason Bimber, of Surveillance Secure. Founded in 2006 and franchising since 2019, Surveillance Secure has been a proven security industry leader, serving commercial clients in six states, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Colorado, and Washington D.C. The rapidly expanding franchise services the electronic security needs of commercial, retail, education, and government clients for security cameras, access control sys...

Franchising the Moving Industry Prime Time Edition

April 29, 2021 23:30 - 1 hour - 53.5 MB

The real estate market has exploded.  Today, we discuss franchising the moving industry.  We start the show with our latest podcast from our popular Great Quotes in Franchising podcast from the hall of fame speaker Warren Greshes. In Part Two, you will hear our interview with Dustin Black, Founder, and CEO of Black Tie Moving.  Dustin is no stranger to the moving industry. From the time he was a child, Black worked for his father’s moving company, learning the ins and outs of the industry wh...

Jon Ostenson, Franchise Consultant, Investor, Author, & Speaker on FI

April 22, 2021 14:00 - 37 minutes - 16.6 MB

We are meeting Jon Ostenson.  Jon Ostenson is a consultant, investor, author, and international speaker specializing in the area of *non-food franchising*. Having served as the President of an Inc. 500 franchise system and now as a multi-brand franchisee, himself, Jon is uniquely positioned to educate others on franchising and franchise selection. In addition to serving as the CEO of FranBridge Consulting, Jon oversees FranBridge Capital where he and his partners own 17 territories across 5 ...

Mighty Dog Roofing and Horsepower Brands Meets with Franchise Interviews

April 15, 2021 14:00 - 41 minutes - 18.6 MB

We have a great show today. We are meeting with Josh Skolnick, Zach Beutler, and Erik Van Horn of Horse Power Brands.  Horsepower Brands is a portfolio company of franchise brands in the service industry delivering first in class customer service and experiences. More importantly the services they provide are needed by all consumers across North America.  One of the newest brands to the Horsepower Brands family is Mighty Dog Roofing (MDR). A roof over your head is vital to protect your famil...

Physical Therapy NOW Meets with Franchise Interviews

April 08, 2021 14:00 - 35 minutes - 15.9 MB

  Physical Therapy NOW opened its doors to care for our community on November 12, 2003 under the direction of Andy Zapata. The center was founded on the following core principles: to provide optimal patient care by ensuring all patients receive reliable, personal, excellent healthcare that is cost-effective, to create and maintain a great working environment, and to continuously evaluate and improve every aspect of our practice to ensure that we excel in both patient care and employee satisf...

Rochelle Clarke, Founder of Succession Strength on Franchise Interviews

April 01, 2021 14:00 - 33 minutes - 15.1 MB

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 Succ...

Ann Huntington Sharma, President of Huntington Learning Center

March 18, 2021 12:30 - 37 minutes - 33.8 MB

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 Perfo...

Franchise Expert and Author Giuseppe Grammatico on Franchise Interviews

March 04, 2021 14:00 - 41 minutes - 37.5 MB

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 ar...

Junkluggers Franchise Opportunity Meets with Franchise Interviews

March 03, 2021 15:43 - 30 minutes - 26.9 MB

Junkluggers 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 system-wide growth last year.  Cohen provides tips, insight, best practices, and what mistakes to avoid for other young business owners looking to take their business to the next level in 2014. Junkluggers got started in 2004, after Cohen returned to the U.S from studying abroad, he immediately hi...

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

February 25, 2021 13:00 - 56 minutes - 50.8 MB

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...

Image One Franchise Opportunity on Franchise Interviews

February 15, 2021 02:00 - 41 minutes - 36.9 MB

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 a...

Apola Greek Grill Franchise Opportunity on Franchise Interviews

February 11, 2021 15:30 - 27 minutes - 24 MB

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...

LA Sunset Tan Franchise Opportunity Meets with Franchise Interviews

February 09, 2021 18:42 - 1 hour - 56.8 MB

We are meeting with the VP of franchise development Marc Kiekenapp.  There's simply no comparison between traditional tanning salons and the Sunset Tan experience. Their Southern California locations attract the biggest celebrities and our brand is the focus of its own hit reality TV show, which has propelled the brand to worldwide recognition! Marc will discuss the highlights and benefits of joining us and owning your own Sunset Tan franchise.

The milliCare Franchise Opportunity Meets with Franchise Interviews

January 29, 2021 14:00 - 36 minutes - 32.6 MB

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 carpet...

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

January 21, 2021 15:00 - 33 minutes - 30.1 MB

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

January 14, 2021 15:00 - 51 minutes - 46.3 MB

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 Stre...

Latest Edition of Great Quotes in Franchising

January 07, 2021 15:00 - 14 minutes - 12 MB

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. Today’s Great Quote in Franch...

The Perfect Seasonal Business - The Decor Group

December 23, 2020 18:30 - 33 minutes - 30.2 MB

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 busines...

Celebree School Franchise Meets with Franchise Interviews

December 17, 2020 15:00 - 36 minutes - 32.6 MB

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 acade...

Joe Soltis of ChoiceLocal Meets with Franchise Interviews

December 03, 2020 15:00 - 46 minutes - 42.1 MB

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 b...

Revisiting Our Interview with Tariq Farid, Founder of Edible Arrangements

November 19, 2020 15:00 - 40 minutes - 36.6 MB

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 Ar...

Scott Greenberg, Author of The Wealthy Franchisee on Franchise Interviews

November 12, 2020 15:00 - 39 minutes - 35.3 MB

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, ...

BidExecs Franchise Opportunity on Franchise Interviews

October 29, 2020 14:00 - 39 minutes - 35.1 MB

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 cont...

Franchise Interviews Meets with the Massage Heights Franchise Opportunity

October 27, 2020 12:40 - 1 hour - 65.2 MB

Franchise Interviews meets with Glenn Franson of Massage Heights. Massage Heights is an exciting new franchise opportunity in an industry that is still in it's infancy. Massage therapy has been around for thousands of years though until recently has not been seen as a practical application to treat stress, pain and other disorders due to the inconvenience in scheduling, costs involved and the inconvenience in scheduling, costs involved and the unprofessionalism of those in the industry.

WaveMAX Franchise Opportunity on Franchise Interviews

October 22, 2020 14:00 - 38 minutes - 34.2 MB

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 op...

Art Recovery Technologies Franchise Opportunity on Franchise Interviews

October 15, 2020 14:00 - 33 minutes - 29.7 MB

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

October 08, 2020 14:00 - 32 minutes - 28.8 MB

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 cou...

Kelsey Stuart, CEO of Bloomin’ Blinds on Franchise Interviews

October 01, 2020 14:00 - 53 minutes - 47.7 MB

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...

An Evening With Franchise Teacher Chris Simnick

September 25, 2020 01:30 - 1 hour - 59.7 MB

An Evening with Franchise Teacher Chris Simnick With over 40 years of experience as an independent businessman, franchisee, and franchiser, including fifteen years of international experience in launching and assisting franchise systems in Europe and the Pacific Rim, Chris Simnick knows the ins and outs of franchising, and how to establish and fine tune operations to ensure a profitable business at start-up, stability, or maturity - when a refresh or expansion to a new concept is desired. ...

Fall Cleaning & Franchise Times Guide to Selecting, Buying & Owning a Franchise

September 17, 2020 13:30 - 42 minutes - 37.8 MB

Last weekend I was doing some cleaning in preparation for fall.  As a business professor, I have thousands of books in plastic tubs.  One of the books that distracted me from cleaning was the Franchise Times Guide to Selecting, Buying and Owning a Franchise.  I was reminded of the interview Don and I did with Julie Bennett, author of the Franchise Times Guide to Selecting, Buying and Owning a Franchise.  The book, which has been updated, is filled with practical advice from real-life individ...

Alliance Franchise Brands Meets with Franchise Interviews

September 10, 2020 14:00 - 36 minutes - 32.3 MB

We are meeting with Mike Cline VP of franchise development for Alliance Franchise Brands.  Alliance Franchise Brands serves the multi-billion dollar market for marketing, print, sign and graphics communications services. Alliance Franchise Brands is considered a leader in franchise training, technology and implementation. In its Marketing & Print Division, the company supports six brands: Allegra, American Speedy Printing and Insty-Prints in the United States and Allegra, KKP, and Speedy Pri...

Network In Action Franchise Meets with Franchise Interviews

September 03, 2020 14:00 - 43 minutes - 38.7 MB

We are meeting Scott Talley, CEO and founder of Network in Action. Network In Action Franchise (NIA) applies innovative principles to an industry that has long needed an update! There are an estimated 28 million small business in the United States and every one of them needs some type of marketing plan. According to their research if a business just has the funds for one marketing effort, networking provides the greatest return on investment!  Network In Action, a Houston-based networking fra...


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