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.


June 6, 2024 41 mins

Joining me today is Dana Hansen.

Dana is the co-owner and president of N Zone Sports Franchises.

N-Zone Sports is an exciting  franchise opportunity that operates sports leagues, offering leagues for both youth and adults.

I hope you enjoy today's discussion with Dan Hansen from N Zone Sports

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Joining me today is Ron Holt

Ron is the Founder of Pink Zebra Moving. 

Pink Zebra Moving provides unique and remarkable experiences for people in need of professional local moving services.  Pink Zebra Moving is disrupting the local moving industry by delivering a better, more positive customer experience. From a free meal delivered the night before a move to surprise gifts left behind after a move, Pink Zebra Moving makes the moving...

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December 26, 2023 37 mins

Joining me today is Rich Peter & Spencer Jackson.

Rich is the CEO and Spencer is the Director of Franchise Development of Mobility Plus.

Mobility Plus the #1 Mobility Solutions Franchise, you have the opportunity to provide mobility equipment and home access solutions to veterans, seniors, the disabled, and caregivers of your community. 

With products such as scooters, ramps, and lifts, you are providing solutions to all users to ...

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Joining me today is Dan Claps and Zach Nolte.

Dan is the CEO and Zach is the COO of Voda Cleaning & Restoration. It's exciting for two franchise industry veterans to be launching Voda as business partners. 

Voda Cleaning & Restoration is elevating the standards of cleaning & restoration across the nation .Voda is a concept that practically offers TWO FRANCHISES IN ONE: Carpet and floor cleaning services produces cons...

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Joining me today is Aaron Harper

Aaron  is  the CEO and owner of Rolling Suds. 

Rolling Suds is the premier franchise for residential and commercial power washing. Using a proprietary method for power washing, The Professional Wash Method, Rolling Suds franchisees can move twice as fast with more efficacy than other power washers. 

After years of helping hundreds of entrepreneurs find their path to business ownersh...

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Joining me today is Mark Amery

Mark is  also the Founder of Feels Like Friday Service Brands, parent company to multiple Home Service Brands including, Toodaloo Pest Control and Puddle Pool Services which we are discussing today. 

Puddle Pool Services has taken an industry in dire need of a clean up and streamlined it with a professional, modern, and technical approach.

The Puddle Brand allows all their Franchise Partners the ability ...

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Joining me today is Jeff Dudan

Jeff is the Chairman and CEO of HomeFront Brands. 

Jeff  is a seasoned business builder, Undercover Boss, and former college football player. He went to Florida to paint in the wake of Hurricane Andrew and two years later launched AdvantaClean, a national restoration franchise that had 240 locations in 37 states when Jeff exited the company in 2019.  

He is a published author, podcaster, Forbes...

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Joining me today is Thomas  Fremont. 

Thomas is the Director of Franchise Development with HHO Carbon Clean Systems. 

 HHO Carbon Clean Systems offers mobile preventative maintenance services for all internal combustion engines (gas and diesel) improving fuel economy, increasing performance, lengthening the life of critical engine components, lowering emissions, and most importantly saving customers money. For the cost of a premium o...

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Joining the show today is Des Stephens. Des is the dynamic owner/operator of Mosquito Shield in northwest Los Angeles. 

Des grew up in a family of both franchisees  and franchisors and was recently featured in Top Women in Franchising. 

Des is on track to set a record for first-year sales records. 

 The decision to purchase her franchise in April 2021 has indeed changed her life, allowing her to focus on her personal core values of he...

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Joining the show today is Charlie Jebran. Charlie is the Co-Founder of the accounting firm, Jebran and Associates.

Charlie has a unique perspective on franchise ownership and a wealth of knowledge to share as he was a multi unit franchisee of Dunkin Donuts as well as an accountant. 

Having gained so much knowledge by running his two stores, Charlie began to provide advisory and tax services to operators of a variety of franchises.  H...

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Joining me today is Maya Ratcliff, Maya is the Founder of Hawaii Fluid Art

Hawaii Fluid Art is a unique retail establishment that features an art gallery  in the front and an art studio in the back.

No experience is needed for the students and everyone is guaranteed to create a beautiful one of a kind piece of fluid art in class.

Small groups, large groups, birthday parties, and corporate events are offered at Hawaii Fluid Art.

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Joining the show today is Michelle Rowan, Michelle is the President and COO of Franchise Business Review.

Franchise Business Review is a franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, employee engagement, franchise buyer experiences and end-customer satisfaction.

The firm works with hundreds of today’s top franchises to share best practices in franchise relations and operations.

I hope you...

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Joining the show today is Cliff Kennedy, Cliff is the CEO of Frios Gourmet Pops. 

Cliff has a cool story to share as he went from a Frios franchisee to buying out Frios and becoming the franchisor. 

Frios offers a low-cost, simple, mobile franchise system that sells prepackaged popsicles. The flexibility and low cost of entry allows more people to realize their dream of owning their own business. Their  tie-dye wrapped vans called “S...

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Joining me today is Patrick Brennan, Patrick is the Director of Client Services at N-Compass TV. 

N-Compass TV's Dealers are in 25 states and 90 Markets with over 2,900 indoor digital displays nationwide, N-Compass TV is the largest owner-operated indoor billboard network in North America.

N-Compass TV is disrupting the Indoor Digital Billboard industry by providing a proven model for entrepreneurs to build a revenue generating ...

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December 7, 2022 40 mins

Joining me today is Adenah Bayoh

Adenah truly embodies the American dream. Escaping the civil war in her native country of Liberia at age 13, Adenah emigrated to the U.S. and has since become a successful entrepreneur. Having grown into a multi-unit owner of IHOP in her home state of New Jersey. After becoming a successful real estate developer, she decided to launch Cornbread in late 2017. 

Cornbread is a fast casual, farm-to-table ...

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Joining me today is Nick-Anthony Zamucen, the founder and CEO of Best Option Restoration.

Prior to founding Best Option Restoration, Nick was the founder of another successful franchise brand called Bio-One.  Nick was awarded Top 40 CEO's Under 40 from Business Diversity Magazine 2013. He is also a 3x published author, business strategist, and an award winning serial entrepreneur that has had tremendous success in various busin...

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Joining me today is LynnAnn Zazzali. 

LynnAnn is a former public school teacher who shares her entrepreneurial journey of becoming an award winning multi-unit franchise owner with The Learning Experience. 

The Learning Experience is one of America’s fastest growing childcare franchises, currently ranked No. 68 in Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500. They are recognized leaders in the daycare and early education industry—with o...

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Joining me today is Brian Beers. Brian is the President of Prenlyn Automotive Group. 

Prenlyn Automotive Group is family-run business that operates franchised Midas shops throughout the Philadelphia & New Jersey region. They  now own & operate 30 locations and are continuing to expand through acquisition. 

Brian is also the creator and host of the podcast “Business with Beers”. His mission is to inspire entrepreneurs to accel...

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Joining me today is Charlie Graves, the CEO of Athletic Republic. 

Prior to becoming CEO, Charlie had a decorated career as an entrepreneur and in athletics as he was an Olympic-level swimmer and professional triathlete.

Athletic Republic is the industry leader in evidence-based sports performance training, offering programs appropriate for athletes of all ages. Over ONE MILLION athletes have taken advantage of individualized sport-s...

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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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