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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 with Leonard Fisher, President and owner of Handel's Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt. Since 1945 Handel's Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt is made fresh every day on the premises. We use products, equipment, methods and recipes exclusive only to Handel's. Each batch is made in freezers specifically designed to create Handel's distinctively smooth and creamy texture. What made this interview a bit different was our President Marty McDermott got to sample a half of a dozen different flavors. Learn more by listening to this fantastic interview.
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This is part 2 of our interviews with Todd Evans, VP of franchising for the Aaron’s Sales and Lease Ownership Franchise Opportunity. In part 2, Todd dives deeper into training for new franchisees and gives his advice to aspiring entrepreneurs... more

Don and I both thought this was a very interesting franchise opportunity and business model. We are meeting with Todd Evans, the VP of franchising for Aaron’s Sales and Lease Ownership. This is part 1 of a two segment interviews.... more

Spend one hour with Marty McDermott and Don Johnson, the show hosts of Franchise Interviews. Are college grads good franchisees? Find out by listening in.

The Garlic Jim's franchise opportunity is a concept that was designed by a group of gentlemen with a whole lot of years of "National Chain" as well as "Local" pizza experience under their belt. All of them agree that the national pizza chains... more

In part two, Michael Gerber gives his words of wisdom to aspiring entrepreneurs looking to buy a franchise.

Today you will hear the legendary Michael Gerber's latest venture is called In The Dreaming Room. The Dreaming Room is a spectacular place where entrepreneurs can practice a new kind of dreaming--Intentional Dreaming®--which... more

In part two, the CEO of the Junglequest franchise opportunity William Gabbard dives deeper into trainning for new franchisees as well as what types of franchisees they are looking for.

JungleQuest goes beyond bouncing balls and inflatables. An indoor rock climbing and challenge course for kids, JungleQuest is a safe, fun and experiential challenge that teaches self confidence, responsibility, problem solving and... more

We have the pleasure of meeting with Chris Cheek of the Brueggers franchise opportunity. Brueggers is known for authentic boiled and baked bagels, Bruegger's bakers lend their expertise to crafting a variety of other stone-hearth... more

The Edible Arrangements franchise concept was first launched in East Haven, CT in 1999. The company began franchising in 2001 in Massachusetts with additional stores quickly following in Connecticut, Georgia and New Jersey. Today... more
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