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 650 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.... Show More

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August 6, 2020 33 min
We are meeting with Kevin Dubois, Chief Executive Officer, Lapels Dry Cleaning.  As the CEO of Lapels Dry Cleaning, Kevin Dubois has more than 25 years in the franchise industry, the last 15 with Lapels. Over that time, Lapels Dry Cleaning has pioneered an eco-friendly dry-cleaning experience through a partnership agreement with GreenEarth®, the dry cleaning industry’s only non-toxic cleaning alternative. By utilizing the latest te...
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July 30, 2020 51 min
One of the hot topics in many towns across America is education.  Some states have gone to all online learning while others are using a hybrid approach.   This trend has resulted in a need for supplemental education services.  Education franchises typically have high margins and are in high demand.  Today you are going to hear two interviews from franchises in the education industry.  First, we will play our interview with the Code...
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We are meeting with Paula Hope, the President of Booked Solid.  Paula helps business professionals, and their teams, create the revenue they deserve.  Through the strategic development of a referral/personal marketing plan which includes online activities, Booked Solid business professionals learn to create, manage and leverage their social capital (their personal good will) into a system that will grow their revenue for themselves...
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We are meeting with Mike Wootton, the VP of Franchise Development for My EyeLab. My EyeLab is a state-of-the-art optical lab franchise best known for their high-tech approach to keep costs low for customers and franchisees alike.  My EyeLab is the fastest growing optical retailer in the country and they have performed over 800,000 telehealth exams using their revolutionary telehealth technology. 
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July 9, 2020 63 min
Some recent studies show cleaning service franchises see COVID-19 spike in business.  Several franchises such as 360Clean have created a specialized program to help their customers return to work with a Peace of Mind as it relates to COVID-19 and the safety of their employees and customers.  360 Clean will thoroughly disinfect your office and the Touch Surfaces. These surfaces are the key pathway for the spread of germs in any faci...
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Bonchon created their signature sauce in Korea back in 2002, and have kept their original recipe ever since.  Every piece of Bonchon chicken is double-fried, then hand brushed with their signature sauce. Bonchon was created to satisfy a craving. A craving for nostalgia and familiarity. A craving for the indulgent taste of authentic, flavorful, crunchy, Korean fried chicken accompanied with a variety of unique pan Asian comfort f...
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We start today's show with a clip from our popular Great Quotes in Franchising podcast. In Part Two, we will play our interview with the Poolwerx franchise opportunity.  I was recently asked by one of my business students what industries have seen an increase in demand in 2020.  One of those industries are pools with more people staying home and less people heading to the beach.  Founded in 1992, Poolwerx is one of the world’s ...
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We are meeting with Gregg Rozeboom, the CEO and founder of Fruitive.  Fruitive is a whole food, plant-based restaurant franchise that’s actually in the middle of some pretty exciting expansions.  Your health and happiness are what matters to Fruitive. At Fruitive, they strive to be better for you. No matter where you are on your health journey, their wholesome ingredients support taking you to the next level. "My goal with Frui...
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We are welcoming back Peter Holt of The Joint Chiropractic franchise. The Joint Chiropractic revolutionized the $15 billion chiropractic industry by making chiropractic care more accessible, convenient and affordable than ever before. Founded in 1999, The Joint has grown to more than 460 locations throughout the country, helping millions of people in the process find relief from neck and back pain. The rapid success of The Joint, n...
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Silverback Self Defense is a professional self defense company that specializes in group, corporate, and individual training classes. Founded and owned by Robert Webre, Silverback Self Defense is passionate about helping people learn how to protect themselves and save lives. With solid leadership at our back and proven operational practices propelling us forward, Silverback Self Defense is eager to introduce the rest of the...
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If you want to be part of a healthcare brand that has built its success by putting patients first, explore the Pearle Vision franchise opportunity.Pearle Vision is one of the largest optical retailers in North America, with more than 500 EyeCare Centers across the United States and Canada, many owned and operated locally by franchise owners. The brand has more than 30 years’ experience in franchising, and although Pearle Vision ...
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In part 1, we are meeting with entrepreneur and the founder of the BBQ Cleaner Jeffrey Krentzman. Jeff discusses the following: What are some of the pros and cons you encounter as your own boss? What is the hardest part of starting your own business? In your own business, what are some of things you feel you have done right that can be applied to someone else looking to start a business? What advice would you give to someone wh...
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There are two key elements you receive when buying a franchise: They include a system and a brand.  Today we have the honor of speaking with award winning marketing professional, lecturer and teacher, Dr. John Tantillo.  Dr. Tantillo (aka The Marketing Doctor) is a trained applied research psychologist who is internationally known for his expertise at diagnosing the factors that impact target markets. The Marketing Dr. wants to sha...
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  This week we are discussing two must read books before Memorial  or 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...
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Today’s podcast features a roundtable session with three franchise experts.  You will hear from franchise expert Jim Coen. Jim suggested most people know what they like but they don’t necessarily know what would be a good franchise opportunity for themselves. He explains why.  In addition, we have franchise expert and veteran Craig Slavin. Craig has 5 decades of experience in all aspects of the franchising. Craig suggests, “Just be...
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April 23, 2020 88 min
Swimming with the Sharks Today we are going to play clips from two franchises that appeared on one of our favorite shows…Shark Tank.  When Michael and Babz Barnett saw a tweet from ABC scouting contestants for new TV show, Shark Tank, six years ago, they had no idea what they’d be walking into. In fact, they saw the premier episode in their hotel room the night before their own taping. But despite the lack of familiarity with the ...
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April 16, 2020 33 min
One of the most frequent questions I get is what is our most popular podcast to date. Interestingly, it came from our Great Quotes in Franchising podcast with Tony Lutfi…over 44,000 views to date. His advice to our listeners was priceless.  We are going to play our whole interview with Tony Lutfi who achieved the American dream through franchising. 
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April 9, 2020 42 min
Several years ago, I was inspired to conduct a study on women in franchising based on my interview with Gigi Butler.  The study was titled, “Women Entrepreneurs and the Influence of Gender on Successful Franchising".  The study was published in the Global Journal of Entrepreneurship.  This study explores the influence of gender on franchise business ownership.  Here is a link to the study.  https://www.igbr.org/wp-content/uplo...
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It recently occurred to me I haven’t shared with our listeners what else I do in addition to Franchise Interviews.  I am a full-time professor and course leader for several marketing courses at Purdue University Global.  I am excited to share some exciting news.  For the last several years, I have been working on a paper that was published in The Qualitative Report Journal.  The Qualitative Report is a Q1 ranked journal on Scimago ...
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March 26, 2020 54 min
Several years ago, one of my peers Elzie Flenard introduced me to motivational speaker Steve Pavlina.  Steve produced a number of great podcasts available to the public (uncopyright) on motivation, entrepreneurship and life balance.  This podcast discusses how to overcome fear.  We will start the show with a clip from our popular Great Quotes in Franchising podcast, featuring hall of fame speaker Warren Greshes.      
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