Franchise Hounds

Franchise Hounds

Have you always dreamed about being an entrepreneur and owning your own business? Join Greg Macchia, a certified franchise consultant, as he interviews franchise industry pros to dissect, explore and discover franchise ownership.

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April 6, 2021 35 min

Joining me today is  Laura Alexander

Laura is the VP of Franchise Development with Senior Care Authority

Senior Care Authority is an award winning brand that offers Eldercare consulting. Senior Placement provides assistance to help identify the best location for seniors to live and be cared for at no additional cost to families. This unique service simplifies the otherwise daunting process of looking for assisted living and other car...

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Joining me today is Paul Dorsey

Paul is the General Manager of Jantize America which is a commercial cleaning franchise. 

Jantize America has a proven that this “Area Developer” concept will allow professional sales and marketing executives to capitalize on the $128 billion dollar commercial cleaning industry by the method of franchising.

Paul and I discuss in depth what an “area developer” is, why Jantize America uses this model and ...

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Joining me today is Butch Mogavero

Butch is the CEO of Boulder Designs as well as another franchise concept called Border Magic. 

Boulder Designs builds incredible custom crafted Boulders. I know what you are thinking…..they sell rocks? Yes, and you have to check them out to believe some of these creations. In addition to Boulders they also design and sell Monuments, Business signage, Address Rocks, Benches , Mailboxes, Planters, Hea...

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Joining me today is Michael Kraner. 

Michael is the Founder, the CEO and the Chief Sports Officer of My Backyard Sports.   

My Backyard Sports designs and builds incredible customized courts such as basketball, tennis and pickleball for residential and commercial use.

Michael has been recognized as a successful technology entrepreneur and past member of the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies. Michael started his first company as a co...

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Joining me today is Amy Reed.  Amy is the Co-Founder of Woofies.  

Woofies is an award winning  pet care franchise that provides pet sitting, dog walking and mobile grooming. 

Woofies was named one of the nation’s top 100 Small Businesses by the US Chamber of Commerce and their new Woofie’s Academy Pet Grooming School won Franchise Update Media’s 2020 Innovation Award

Amy and her co-founder were recently recognized as a Top 50 Woman o...

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Joining me today is Scott Greenberg.  

Scott is the author of the newly released book “The Wealthy Franchisee”. 

Scott was an award winning, multi-unit operator for Edible Arrangements.  Now a motivational speaker and recognized as the “Franchise Influencer,” he understands first-hand what it takes to transform businesses from average to extraordinary.

Drawing upon his years of consulting for countless franchise brands and a decade ru...

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Joining me today is Michael Reeder a Certified Public Accountant and the managing shareholder of Swartz & Reeder Advisors which is a CPA firm in the Chicago area. 

Michael is passionate about business ownership and answers the accounting questions that any hopeful franchisee should have answered. 

I hope you enjoy today’s discussion with Michael Reeder from Swartz & Reeder Advisors. 

Topics covered: 

  • Importance of your accounta...
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    Joining me today is Ben Crosbie.  Ben is the co-owner and chief development officer of The DRIPBaR. 

    The DRIPBaR offers many different Intravenous Vitamin Drips that deliver essential nutrients right at the cellular level for maximum absorption.

    Topics Covered: 

  • Who is an ideal candidate for a franchisee of The DRIPBar?
  • What is a drip?
  • Who is a typical customer of The DRIPBaR? 
  • The number of employees required and medical supervision?
  • Tot...
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    Joining me today is Matt Cook, the Franchise Development Manager with Home Team Inspection Service 

    Home Team Inspection Service is the industry leader in home inspections.  They assist buyers, sellers, and real estate professionals with a wide variety of home and business inspections.  

    Their team approach to inspections is unique in the industry and will enable a franchise  owner to immediately differentiate themselves from the com...

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    Joining me today is Eric Schechterman the Chief Development Officer at Benetrends Financial.   For over 35 years, Benetrends has offered access to a complete range of financing solutions and tools to help entrepreneurs fund their business ventures and is recognized as an authority in franchise and small-business financing. 

    As the Chief Development Officer for Benetrends Financial, Eric oversees sales, marketing and strategic relat...

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    Joining me today is Matt Reeves. 

    Matt is the Senior Vice President of Franchise Development with Premium Service Brands. 

    Premium Service Brands has a unique offering of 6 major home & commercial service franchise opportunities under one umbrella.

  • 360 Painting
  • ProLift Garage Doors
  • Handyman Pro
  • Maid Right
  • Kitchen Wise
  • Renew Crew
  • Topics Covered include: 

  • History of 360 Painting
  • How many locations does 360 Painting have? How many more can t...
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    Joining me today is Brittany Blackman. Brittany is the Franchise Development Manager with Handyman Connection.

    Handyman Connection has been franchising since 1993 and was the first handyman concept to offer franchise opportunities. Unlike general handyman services, Handyman Connection connects customers with specialists skilled in particular trades.

    Topics covered: 

  • How many locations does Handyman Connection have? 
  • Who is an ideal can...
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    Joining me today is Dana Hansen. Dana is the Director of Franchise Development with College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving. 

    College Hunks has been named one the fastest growing companies in America by “Inc.” magazine and has made “Entrepreneur” magazine’s list of top franchise opportunities for five years in a row and counting.

    I hope you enjoys today's discussion with Dana Hansen from College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving. 

    T...

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    Joining me today is Kelly Krueger. Kelly is a Senior Consultant with Tenet Financial Group which offers small business funding solutions.  Kelly  has a decade of experience helping clients obtain the funding needed to turn their dreams of business ownership into reality.  Kelly helps her clients understand all of their funding options, allowing them to make informed, educated decisions. 

    Topics covered: 

    * One of the most common ways...

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    Joining me today is Bobby Chung

    Bobby  is an immigration attorney focusing on U.S. investment and business visas. Before entering private practice, Bobby served as an Attorney Advisor with the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review. 

    Bobby  has extensive experience representing foreign entrepreneurs in investor visa matters involving both start-up franchises and acquiring existing franchise businesses.

    Bas...

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    Joining me today is Matt Wiggins. 

    Matt is the Coordinator for Veterans Programs with the International Franchise Association’s VetFran.  VetFran is a strategic initiative between the International Franchise Association and the IFA Foundation. 

    The mission of VetFran is two-fold:
    To educate both veterans and franchisors about the unique match between the skills and aptitude of entrepreneurial veterans and the demands and opportunities...

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    Joining me today is Charlotte Wagner a brand manager for Hounds Town USA. 

    Hounds Town USA is a fully interactive doggie day care, pet spa and boarding facility. Founded in 2001 by a former New York Police Department K-9 Unit Handler.

    Hounds Town USA has been franchising since 2015. It was recognized with Franchise Dictionary Magazine’s “Game Changer” award in 2019 and was part of Franserve’s “Fran-tastic 500” in 2020. 

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    Items covered in this episode: 

  • What is Item 19 (Financial Performance Representation) of the Franchise Disclosure Document?
  • Does Item 19 tell someone how much they can expect to make? 
  • Why do some franchise brands have an Item 19 and others don't? 
  • What to look out for in an Item 19. 
  • Reasons to work with a franchise attorney.
  • Mike Drumm
    Mike is an attorney with Drumm Law and our founder. Before founding Drumm Law, Mike wore a suit a...

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    In this episode we cover:
    How do you know if it's time to leave your job and start your own business?
    Reasons why you should start your own business. 
    Why franchising is an ideal business format.

    Mike Grecky is an entrepreneur who has held senior level corporate executive positions and built an award-winning start-up business, leading large and diverse teams for over 30 years. He has a strength and passion for helping others who...

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