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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September 12, 2022 33 min

Joining the show today is Marleen Zhik, the President of Eight Turn Crepe. 

Eight Turn Crepe is a Japanese fast casual creperie concept. Their crepes are made with high quality, organic or locally sourced ingredients that are naturally 100% gluten-free. 

They offer an array of both sweet and savory menu items.  Eight Turn Crepe has been in business almost a decade and franchising since 2019.  One location offers 5 different revenue s...

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Joining me today is Co-Founder and CEO from Salty Dawg Pet Salon, John Kanski.

Kanski founded Salty Dawg Pet Salon in 2018, when he noticed that typical grooming shops took his Springer Spaniel behind closed doors and left her in an anxious state during her visit. Kanski, a Paul Mitchell School owner with locations across four states, dreamed of redefining the grooming experience by creating an expedited process to teach licensed ha...

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Joining the show today is Gary Bauer

Gary is the brand president of Jan-Pro Systems International. Gary has over 30 years experience in the commercial cleaning and restoration industry with roles at ServiceMaster Clean, Service Master Restore and Orkin Pest Control. 

Founded in 1991, JAN-PRO Systems International’s mission is to help people realize their dreams of business ownership through service industry franchising. As the #1 com...

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Joining the show today is Mark Setterington

Mark  is the Co- Founder and CEO of Island Fin Poke.  

Island Fin is one of the fastest growing franchises in fast casual with Hawaiian style Poke served in a casual, laid back beach setting. Mark brings  30 plus years of high volume and multi unit restaurant experience to the concept. 

Hawaiian style poke is one of the fastest growing segments and they  offer 3 things: incredible food, rema...

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Joining me today is John Smotryski.

John is the co-founder of Wicked Lick Ice Cream

Wicked Lick was started as a dream of Founders in 2018 to slow down and enjoy life more, while also remaining an active part of their community. With rapid success over the last three years, the brand launched their franchising opportunity with the unique experience of Liquid Nitrogen ice cream, enticing all the senses. 

You know what they say, “If You...

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Joining me today is Shane Lynch

Shane is the president of Storm Guard Franchise Systems.  

Storm Guard is the nation’s 1st exterior restoration franchise company. Storm Guard has assisted over 11,000 customers with the replacement of roofing, siding, window and gutter projects resulting from hail or wind damage.

Storm Guard  currently has 38 franchise locations and is looking to add 100 franchise locations in the next five years, 

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Joining me today is Rick Porter

Rick is the owner, president and founder of Cinch I.T franchise. 

As President, he manages Cinch I.T. Franchise in delivering best-in-class customer service and driving innovation. Rick was a member of the US Army’s Special Operation Community, a Recipient of the Worcester Business Journals 40 under 40 and named one of the Top 10 Best CEOs of 2018. 

Founded in 2004 and franchising since 2019, Cinch I.T....

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Joining me today is Jason Stowe

Jason is the  Vice President of Franchise Development at Cyberbacker

With over 20 years of experience in franchise development under his belt, Jason has been responsible for tremendous success in the space. Jason got his start in the restaurant industry, co-owning and operating Bajio Mexican Grill. After selling the brand, he found that his passions lie with franchise development. Jason ‘s determinat...

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Joining me today is Dave Asprey 

Dave is the founder and CEO of Upgrade Labs. Upgrade Labs is the world’s first biohacking facility. Biohackers use cutting edge technology to exponentially improve your health at the cellular level.

Dave Asprey is an entrepreneur, the founder of Bulletproof Coffee, a four-time New York Times bestselling science author, and host of the top 100 podcast The Human Upgrade (formerly Bulletproof Radio) with...

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Joining me today is Matt Lovasz

Matt  is the founder and CEO of TACT Crime & Trauma Scene Cleanup Franchise. 

 Prior to founding TACT, Matt was a former police veteran and  also a  former master franchise owner and head instructor in the biohazard industry. Matt has been featured on the A&E show Hoarders on multiple episodes.

After building a very successful business in the biohazard and hoarding clean up industry, Matt decide...

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Joining me today is Marla DiCarlo.

Marla  is an accomplished business consultant with more than 28 years of professional accounting experience. As co-owner and CEO of Raincatcher, a business brokerage based in Denver Colorado, Marla helps business owners get their business ready to sell so they find the best buyer and get paid the maximum value for their business. 

Raincatcher is different compared to other business brokers, not only...

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Joining me today is Dr Jason Helfrich.  

Jason  is the co-founder and CEO of 100% Chiropractic.  

Founded in 2004 and franchising since 2015, 100% Chiropractic is a family of full-service wellness clinics that offer cutting-edge chiropractic care, massage therapy, and a full line of supreme-quality nutritional supplements through affordable cash plans and insurance acceptance.

The brand has witnessed rapid success by setting itself ap...

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Joining me  today is Thomas Nieto. Thomas is the CEO of Main Squeeze Juice Company.   

At Main Squeeze Juice Company, they take pride in their 100% Plant Powered, Cold-Pressed Juices. Their  award-winning, fresh and raw juices are made locally every day and cram 2-4 pounds of whole fruits and vegetables into each bottle.

I hope you enjoy today's discussion with Thomas Nieto from Main Squeeze Juice Company.

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Joining me today is Jake Hamburger. Jake is the Director of Franchise Development with Franchise Fastlane.  Hello Garage has partnered with  Franchise Fastlane to handle franchise sales. 

Hello Garage was named one Franserve’s “Fran-tastic 500” for 2021.

I hope you enjoy today's discussion with Jake Hamburger from Franchise Fastlane. 



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December 13, 2021 24 min

Joining me today is Mike Grecky. Mike is a good friend and fellow franchise consultant.  You may remember Mike from when he joined me for episode 1 of Franchise Hounds.  Today Mike and I discuss what makes someone a good candidate for franchise ownership. Mike and I had a lot of fun recording this episode and we plan to make our conversations a regular feature on the show. 

I hope you enjoys todays discussion with Mike Grecky from G...

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Joining me today is Dylan Cook &  Steve Roscioli the co-Founders of Moving U & Junk U. 

In 2016 while students at West Chester University Dylan and Steve started a local moving and junk removal company. They realized pretty quickly that they wanted to share this concept with other entrepreneurs and started franchising the business in 2020. 

Moving U & Junk U recently awarded its first franchise location and have received ...

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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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