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.


October 11, 2021 36 min

Joining me today is  Denise Stern

Denise is the Founder and CEO of Let Mommy Sleep. 

Let Mommy Sleep is the country’s leading Baby Nurse and Postpartum Care service.

The company offers a simple service: nurturing, overnight care to newborns and evidence based education to their parents.

Let Mommy Sleep's innovative approach to customer service and the overwhelming need for care soon landed Denise on a national platform.  She was th...

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Steve Beagelman is the CEO and Founder of SMB Franchise Advisors, a franchise consulting company that has assisted over 350 companies in growing their business through franchising. 

Steve is a senior level franchise executive with over 30 years of experience in the franchise industry.

He is a frequent speaker at the International Franchise Association conferences as well as a regular  contributor to franchise industry publications an...

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Joining me today is  Ken Lineberger

Ken  is the President of Waters Edge Wineries. 

Waters Edge Wineries  is a micro-winery franchise. They allow you to own a winery without the risk and hassle of owning a vineyard. They outsource all of the agriculture part of the winery business and simply import the crushed grapes from vineyards worldwide allowing franchisees to become independent producers of wine. 

Waters Edge wineries are locate...

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Joining me today is  Brittany Driscoll

Brittany is the Co-Founder and CEO of Squeeze Massage.  Prior to founding Squeeze, Brittany was the VP of Marketing for Dry Bar and was part of the team that grew it from $30 M to over $100 M in revenue. 

Squeeze Massage is a completely fresh approach to a way better massage experience. Their revolutionary app-based booking and payment platform simplifies the process, making scheduling, paying, ...

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Joining me today is  Joe Delatte.

Joe is the President of Home Clean Heroes. Prior to becoming the President of Home Clean Heroes, Joe owned and operated a home services franchise that quickly became a top performer. 

Home Clean Heroes is a residential cleaning service franchise and part of the Buzz Franchise Brands family of franchises which includes British Swim School and Pool Scouts.

Home Clean Heroes was recognized as a Franchise...

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Joining me today is Jon Ostenson.

Jon serves as CEO of FranBridge Consulting and Capital, where he and his partners own 17 territories across 5 property service franchises.

Jon is the author of 'The Franchise Path' and is a frequent contributor and thought leader for publications on the topic of franchising and franchise investments. Prior to FranBridge, Jon was the President of ShelfGenie, an Inc. 500 franchise system with 2...

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Joining me today is Ricky Hall.  

Ricky is the Founder and CEO of Nutrition HQ.  An emerging nutrition and supplement retail brand. Ricky was a former multi-unit owner of two other national nutrition retail brands and has taken the best of what he learned over a 25 year career to create Nutrition HQ. 

 Nutrition HQ  specializes general health, weight loss and  sports nutrition supplements while offering an individualized consultative...

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Joining me today is  Calvin McNeely

Calvin  is the Co-Founder and CEO of Running Boards Marketing. 

Runningboards Marketing is a Digital Mobile Billboard Company and the first franchise of its kind. Their Digital Advertising Vehicle (DAVE for short) has high-impact LED screens to drive client messages right to their target audience. 

Runningboards Marketing was recognized as a Franchise Dictionary Magazine Top 100 Gamechanger for 2020...

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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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