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 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

May 13, 2021 41 min
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 pu...
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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, a...
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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’...
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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 ...
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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 Roofin...
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  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...
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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 ...
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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, H...
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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 g...
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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 Intervie...
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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, a...
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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 ...
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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 fac...
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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.
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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 busines...
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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....
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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 C...
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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 prog...
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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 supe...
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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 E...
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