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 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 http://www.franchiseinterviews.com 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.

Episodes

June 23, 2022 35 min
We are meeting with Nancy Bigley, Brand President and CEO of The Little Gym.  The Little Gym is an internationally recognized program that helps children build the developmental skills and confidence needed at each stage of childhood. The Little Gym’s first location was established in 1976 by Robin Wes, an innovative educator with a genuine love for children. The Little Gym International, LLC., headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., w...
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We are meeting with Kaitlynn Caster of Pizza Guys. Kaitlynn left her college education behind to run her very own Pizza Guys. From humble beginnings as a single pizza restaurant in 1986, Pizza Guys have become a recognized leader in the pizza industry. From the day they opened, we have been committed to serving our customers the highest quality food, providing superior service, and creating unique specialty pizza recipes that can b...
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Did you miss our podcast “Mental Health Awareness Month and Massage Therapy Franchises?” May is mental health awareness month. According to the American Massage Therapy Association, almost 50% of adults in the United States will experience a mental health challenge during their lifetime. Moreover, a growing body of research supports the positive impact of massage therapy on relieving stress, anxiety, and depression. Many studies...
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We have a great show. We are meeting with Ed Quinlan, President of Chem-Dry - the world's leading carpet and upholstery cleaning service. Since its launch in 1977, Chem-Dry has become the recognized market leader by building a robust network of 1,800 franchises across the country. The brand was recognized as one of the top 500 franchises in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500(r), the world's first, best, and most comprehen...
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We have a great show. We are meeting with Jesse Coslov- Founder/CEO of The Dog Stop. The Dog Stop® provides premium services and retail experience for dogs and their owners. Their one-stop-shop focus allows pets to enjoy boarding, dog daycare, grooming, and training within one facility's confines. Their concept alleviates the stress of traveling to multiple locations and dealing with strangers daily. The Dog Stop® model allows ...
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We have a great show. We meet with Peter Stern, Managing Director, USA of Mr Jeff. Mr Jeff is a laundry service infused with cutting-edge AI technology that has globally modernized the tedious task of laundry in more than 30 countries and is proud to announce its contribution to the conservation of water and energy through its laundry services. Using laundry services saves 12,373,102 gallons of water and 593.273 kilowatts of energy...
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Today, Franchise Interviews celebrates National Pretzel Day.  If you love a Pretzel, then National Pretzel Day on April 26 is the day for you. According to National Today, Pretzels, somewhat surprisingly, got their start in the Catholic Church. Sometime around the 7th Century A.D., monks presented their students with treats of baked dough twisted in the shape of crossed arms. At the time, crossing one’s arms was the traditional pos...
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We are meeting with Nick Lopez, the founder of LIME Painting. After discovering his passion for home improvement while owning his first painting LLC, Nick Lopez founded LIME Painting in 2013 to set the standard of excellence in painting high-end residential and commercial properties. Five years later, he put his perfected business model to the test and began franchising to provide high-quality interior and exterior painting, coatin...
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We are meeting Edward Navan, Co-Founder, and CVO of The Covery. The Covery is a destination for IMMERSIVE Wellness. Its mission is to keep its members and communities healthy and productive through various services for the Mind and Body. More than ever, Immunity and mental health are the critical factors for a healthy lifestyle. At The Covery, we help you understand and formulate a plan to best boost your feelings of well-being and...
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What a great quote! “Franchising Gives You The Chance To Start On Third Base.” That quote was by franchise legend George Naddaff who has been tagged by many as the guru in franchising. Listen to George’s advice to aspiring entrepreneurs. George Naddaff has been tagged the guru in franchising.  We had George on our one year anniversary of doing the show and he had several great quotes.  This was one of our favorites! Franchise Inte...
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We have a great show. We are meeting with Bill Snow, Vice President, Franchise Development & Operations, Rad Air Franchise Systems, Inc. Rad Air has a long history of providing quality automotive repair services and comprehensive vehicle maintenance to Northeast Ohio. In business since 1975, Rad Air started as a small radiator and air conditioning repair shop in Parma Heights, hence the name “Rad Air.” Although we continue to ...
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We are meeting with Scott Henderson of Salad Station. Salad Station’s success can be attributed to its unique pay-by-the-pound business concept and the simplicity of its franchise-ready business model. The brand has offered delicious salads by the pound, giving customers the chance to eat as much, or as little, as they would like while reducing waste in the process. In addition, the brand offers delicious soups and gourmet wraps, g...
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In this edition of Great Quotes in Franchising from Franchise Interviews, franchise author Julie Bennett  references one of the best quotes on the topic of franchising and what it takes to succeed.  Great Quotes in Franchising features highlights from our weekly franchise radio show which can be heard on BlogTalkRadio.com and Franchise Interviews.com.  Julie Bennett is the author of the Franchise Times Guide to Selecting, Buying an...
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One of our very first podcasts over 14 years ago was with Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii.  We are excited to have them back 14 years later! We are meeting with Scott Snyder, CEO of Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii. Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii is entering a new era of growth following its acquisition by Colorado-based Royal Aloha Coffee Company in 2019. During the last three years, the company has re-launched the national brand with a new logo, pack...
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I just read a tweet this morning from CPA Josh Horn. He suggested there would be so many more valuable private businesses if they would redirect the time and energy used on tax avoidance into value creation. First, we discuss tax tips with Craig Cody. As a Certified Tax CoachTM, Craig Cody belongs to a select group of practitioners throughout the country who undergo extensive training and continued education on various tax planning...
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Today, Franchise Interviews is celebrating National Pizza Day, February 9.  Over the years, we met with some exciting pizza franchises.  Today, you will hear interviews with three pizza franchises. First, you will hear out interview with Mary Jane Riva, CEO of Pizza Factory.  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 comm...
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We have a great show.  Today we are going to talk about Undercover Boss and the Undercover Boss experience.  We had many guests on Franchise Interviews appear on Undercover Boss.  If you haven’t seen the show, Undercover Boss is a two-time Emmy Award-winning reality series that follows high-level executives as they slip anonymously into the rank-and-file of their own organizations. Each week, a different leader will sacrifice the c...
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We have a great show.  We are meeting with the Telephone Doctor, Nancy Friedman.  Nancy is an expert on customer service, communication skills and sales. Nancy Friedman is a sought-after keynote customer service speaker at annual conferences, franchise and corporate meetings – both large and small. Her programs are inspiring, motivational and entertaining creating a memorable session all attendees can use immediately and forever. F...
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One popular question we hear is, do I need a business plan if I am buying a franchise?  The quick answer is yes!  Cheree Warrick is an expert when it comes to planning.  Cheree is a business plan writer at The Profit Partner.  Find out everything you need to know about writing business plans by listening to this podcast.   The Profit Partner writes business plans for entrepreneurs seeking capital from banks, angel investors and ...
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We are meeting Jimmy St. Louis.  Jimmy is an entrepreneur, competitive athlete, and businessman. He is currently an operating partner of Ayon Capital, Franchise Accelerators, and the founder of Franchise123. As the founder of Franchise123, his focus is on creating simple, open market connections between franchise buyers and sellers, to advance and improve the success of franchisees and franchisors. In addition to his business endea...
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