Franchise Interviews

Franchise Interviews

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 600 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.html 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 yo... Show More

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Today we are discussing business plans and guerrilla marketing.  First, we are meeting with Cheree Warrick, author of Creating Business Plans that Actually Get Financed.  In part two we are meeting with Todd Woods, CEO of Guerrilla Marketing Strategies, Inc and Eddie Leonard, Chief Operating Guerilla to discuss the Book: Guerrilla Marketing for The Franchisee. Topics: Six (6) parts to an invest-able business plan. Biggest mistak... Read more

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August 1, 2019 63 min

This week we are discussing two must read books before Labor Day.  We begin the show with Danny Lyon, author of  The Colour of My Underwear is Blue.  With over 60 marathons and 20 years of business experience,Danny Lyon shares why people create such varying levels of business and personal success. Lyon reveals the secrets of the success "high-flyers", the "turnaround artists", the "comfort zone dwellers", and the "give-ups". No mat... Read more

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We had the School of Rock franchise on our show many years ago.  Since that time, the organization has had tremendous growth.  We are meeting with Rob Price, CEO of School of Rock.  School of Rock provides students of all ages an exciting and engaged music lesson experience, which includes guitar, drums, piano and singing lessons. Drawing from all styles of rock and roll, School of Rock students learn theory and techniques via song... Read more

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We are meeting with the CEO of Pigtails & Crewcuts, Wade Brannon. Pigtails & Crewcuts is a children’s salon franchise that understands the need for a memorable, stress-free haircutting experience for the entire family.  From your child’s first haircut to “Mom! The whole football team is getting mohawks, I want one too”, as a parent, you want your children’s locks in good hands. When veteran franchisor, Wade Brandon, came into the o... Read more

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We are meeting with Peter Roberts and James Jakobsen, the founders of the ManageMowed franchise opportunity.  ManageMowed - founders Peter & James just launched franchising for their sub-contracting commercial landscape concept. Based out of Edmonds, Washington, they have been in business for over 20 years and we a speaking about their dynamic biz journey… going from residential real estate to commercial, why they got into the sub-... Read more

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July 2, 2019 53 min

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We have a great show today. We are meeting with Jason Anderson, President of the fastest growing coworking franchise, Venture X.  Venture X strives to provide high quality, flexible, collaborative spaces to business professionals allowing their members to grow their companies and exceed their business goals. They hope to provide a unique set of amenities and benefits that support business growth and professional development. Their ... Read more

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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 radio, TV and publications need a customer service expert, they call on Nancy Friedman. You should, too!  LinkedIn for Entrepreneurs - Franchise Interviews Meets with Nancy Friedman... Read more

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We are meeting with Stacey Kimmins of the FUN BUS franchise opportunit.  FUN BUS is a fully climate controlled mobile fitness “gym on wheels” which serves children ages 2–7 years. At FUN BUS, their mission is to “drive the love of fitness to the young child” and they do this by bringing weekly fitness FUN classes/sessions to daycares and preschools, as well as birthday parties and special events.  FUN BUS kids are always beyond exc... Read more

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We are meeting with Clay Sanger of JINYA Ramen Bar: JINYA Ramen Bar was founded by Tomo Takahashi in 2010. His parents were restaurateurs in his native Japan, but he frequently visited the United States. Throughout his teenage and college years, he became obsessed with the goal of opening an authentic ramen restaurant on La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles. In 2010, Tomo made his vision a reality and opened the first JINYA Ramen Bar in ... Read more

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This week (May 30 to June 1) 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 prepare for a franchise show.First you will hear our conversation with Tom Portesy, the President of Mart Franchise Ventures Expositions.  Mr. Portesy will discuss what aspiring frant... Read more

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We have a great show today. We are speaking with the co-founders of the Central Bark® franchise system Jackie Jordan and Chris Gaba.  Jackie and Chris began this journey over 15 years ago with a vision that every dog deserves the very best care in a safe and clean environment.  Central Bark has taken day care to a whole new level with their unique “Whole Dog Care” approach, which integrates a full range of fun services specially b... Read more

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We are meeting with Bryan McMahon, CFO of Open Works.  When you compare OpenWorks to other companies in their industry, you’ll find that there is a clear difference. Unlike their competitors that simply maintain facilities, Openworks is the only facility services company that strives to create results that are measurable and add value to your business.  OpenWorks Difference Guaranteed customers, NO selling requiredWe train our fra... Read more

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We are meeting with the founder of Delta Restoration Services Mike Mastous.  Delta Restoration Services has tripled its presence in the past 12 months and is set to add several dozen more locations this year. The property restoration franchisor is investing heavily in its training and support functions, including building a state-of-the-art flood house training facility in Denver. Mike Mastous conceptualized Delta after spending h... Read more

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We have a great show today.  We are meeting with Juliette Schmerler.  Juliette is the Creative Director and Founder of Sparktank Franchise Marketing. Sparktank's "franchise growth program" focuses on helping franchisors find new franchisees with powerful marketing materials and "outside the box" lead generation campaigns. Juliette's inspiration for helping franchises grow comes from the amazing opportunities she has seen her cli... Read more

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We are meeting with 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 millions dollar SBA loan needed to buy and build a Kids R Kids Academy franchise in Orlando, Florida. Over the next 15 years, she expanded twice and grew her business into one of the largest franchises in her... Read more

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We are meeting with Anthony Amos of HydroDog.  Anthony Amos founded the mobile dog-grooming company HydroDog at age 21 during his off-time as a professional rugby player.  His franchise model achieved massive growth and success in Australia, and Anthony has introduced HydroDog to The United States through the extended, nationwide 50-state BatheToSave.com Tour that includes his entire family in public dog-washing events benefitting ... Read more

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There are only five days 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 from our interview with Dom Cirello of the BookKeeping Express franchise opportunity. Dom is a franchisee to BookKeeping Express. BookKeeping Express, a national organization and franchis... Read more

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We are meeting with Mike Thakur of the Work Lodge franchise opportunity.  The Work Lodge designs, operates and grows all-inclusive work spaces.  According to a recent study, shared workspaces have grown at an incredible rate of 200% over the past five years. Their mission is to create environments that inspire, empower, and enable our members to do work that changes lives...including theirs.” Mike Thakur understands how to cr... Read more

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This evening you will hear our interview with Tom Scarda.  Tom Scarda is a regular guy who left the 9-5 world, with the promise of a pension and a gold watch to explore his desire to follow his dreams be an entrepreneur   Tom discusses how he got into franchising as well as his book, The Magic of Choosing Uncertainty. Tom discusses the following topics: What suggestions would you give to aspiring entrepreneurs looking to buy a fr... Read more

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