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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 378 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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We are meeting John Blair, Director of Marketing for Frannet. FranNet is North America's most respected leader in matching individuals with franchise opportunities. Based in Louisville, Ky., FranNet has more than 100 consultants across North America and Europe who use a proprietary profiling and consultative process to determine a business model unique to each client's goals, skill sets and interests, and has matched thousands of entrepreneurs to rewarding small business opportunities. FranNet has been recognized by INC. magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in America for the last four years.
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We are meeting with franchise veteran and expert Chris Simnick. Chris Simnick is Founder of which is part of the Synergy Franchise Group Network. Chris is also President and Founder of Synergy Franchise... more

We are meeting with Mike Rotondo, CEO of Tropical Smoothie Café... What began as a single location on a beach in Destin, Florida has grown to be a lifestyle brand for people looking for healthy alternatives to fast food. Every day... more

This week (June 19 to June 21) is the yearly International Franchise Expo in Manhattan at the legendary Jacob Javits Center. Numerous franchise experts refer to this event as the Super Bowl of franchising. Today you will hear several... more

We are meeting with World Pizza Champion Glenn Cybulski, Co-Founder of Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria.Persona Pizzeria offers a delicious and truly authentic Neapolitan Pizza at a great value without the long wait. The pizza... more

We are meeting with Ron Green, CEO of Another Broken Egg Café. Another Broken Egg Café is a full-service breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant. Currently, they just launched their National Egg Month Giveaway and... more

We are meeting with Chris Rimlinger, VP of Marketing for the Money Mailer franchise. For over 34 years, Money Mailer franchisees and their staffs have helped local business owners increase market share. Their targeted, hyper-local... more

Franchise Interviews meets with the K-9 Resorts Daycare & Luxury Hotel franchise. Jason and Steven Parker, co-founders of Fanwood-based K-9 Resorts Daycare & Luxury Hotel, first got in the dog business when as boys they wanted... more

Franchise Interviews meets with the Ichor Restaurant Group/Old Carolina Barbecue. Brian Bailey will talk about his background, the inception of Ichor and the development of its brands. In the segment, Brian can talk about strategies... more

Franchise Interviews meets with the Gravity Vault franchise. Lucas and Tim will go over their backgrounds and the inception story behind starting Gravity Vault, as well as go over the industry and growth of the concept. Rock climbing... more
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