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Welcome to Franchise Interviews. If you ever dreamed of one day owning your own business, than you have come to the right place. Franchise Interviews is one of the first websites where you can hear detailed interviews 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 400 interviews on our weekly franchise radio show with some of the top franchisors, franchise experts, franchise attorneys, franchisees, and franchise authors. 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. Last year (2013), Franchise Interviews hit a record high of 62,395 listeners on! Franchise Interviews is hosted by Dr. Martin J. McDermott. Marty McDermott is the President and owner of Franchise Interviews. Marty is also a Marketing Professor at Kaplan University and faculty advisor to the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization for the Kaplan University Chapter. Marty has been recognized by organizations such as the Who's Who Among American Teachers for his exceptional teaching style and recently received the Outstanding Faculty Award at Kaplan University, which is considered one of the highest honors at the university. Marty has a BS in Marketing, an MBA in International Business, a Post-MBA in Entrepreneurial Studies from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Argosy University. He is considered an expert in entrepreneurship and franchising. Marty resides in William

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Special Prime Time Episode We have a great show today. We are meeting with franchise expert, franchise author and consultant Tom Scarda and Tom is going to talk about his recent book, The Magic of Choosing Uncertainty. Tom will answer the following: Why did you write the book ?The Magic of Choosing Uncertainty?? From your experience, what types of characteristics make successful franchisees? What do you like about franchising? What advice would you give to aspiring entrepreneurs looking to buy a franchise?
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We are meeting with Scott Nichols, Director of Franchise Business Development for Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores. The Outlet stores (Sears Outlet) are designed to provide customers with in-store and online access to purchase new,... more

We have a great show today. We are meeting with Leeward J. Bean, President and CEO of Big Frog, Ronald E. DeFrece, Vice President and COO of Big Frog, and Dr. Christina (Tina) Bacon-DeFrece, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of... more

We have a great show today. We are meeting with Adam Robinson, Chief Hireologist at Hireology. The Hireology selection management platform simplifies the hiring process for franchisees. The company's award-winning Selection... more

We are meeting with Charles Hibble, CEO of the idropped franchise opportunity. iDropped provides fast, on-site mobile device repair for the most popular brands of mobile devices with a specialization in Apple and the Samsung Galaxy series.... more

We are meeting with Jeff Schwietert of the Schwietert's Cone and Candy franchise opportunity. Schwietert's is a family run, candy and ice cream franchise. With three locations along the Oregon coast they are eager to begin branching... more

This October, Franchise Interviews is featuring ?Great Women Leaders in Franchising? month. We are first meeting with Susan Black-Beth. Susan is the Chief Operating Officer of Super Wash, Inc., the nation's largest self-serve car... more

This month Franchise Interviews is celebrating Great Women Leaders in franchising. Today's interview is with Melanie Bergeron. Melanie officially joined the family business in 1989 when she was awarded the first TWO MEN AND... more

This October, Franchise Interviews is featuring "Great Women Leaders in Franchising" month. Today you are going to hear our interview with Jo Kirchner, president and chief executive officer of Primrose Schools, leads more than two... more

Over the last eight years, Franchise Interviews weekly radio show has interviewed some amazing leaders in the world of franchising. This October, Franchise Interviews is featuring ?Great Women Leaders in Franchising? month. Today's... more
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