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  • Franchise Interviews with Dickey's Barbecue Pit

    in Business

    We are meeting with Trinity Hall, Senior Vice President of Development for Dickey's Barbecue Pit.  Every Dickeys Barbecue Pit location smokes all of their meats on-site at the restaurant the same way it was done in 1941. Over the years Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has been recognized by journals and business magazines.  Some include the following:


    “Top 100 List: Private Companies”   Dallas Business Journal


    “Top Fastest Growing Companies” by Inc. Magazine


    Dickey's serves up beef brisket, pulled pork, ham, polish sausage, turkey breast and chicken, with an extensive array of home-style sides from jalapeño beans to macaroni and cheese. Buttery rolls are served with every meal along with the complimentary ice cream and dill pickles. And just like always, kids eat free on Sunday.

  • 00:39

    Revisiting Pivotal Franchise Development Seminar Questions with Rick Bisio

    in Business

    Join Franchise Focus co-hosts Rick Bisio and Graham Chapman as they recap the recent Franchise Development Seminar hosted by the IFA and tackle the most difficult quesitons/topics presented within the meeting.   Listen in as Bisio shares his unique insight on each topic as one of the nation's leading franchise coaches.


    About Rick Bisio's Franchise Focus


    Rick Bisio's Franchise Focus is a weekly podcast devoted to exploring key issues in franchising.   Co-hosts Rick Bisio and Graham Chapman interview industry leaders (franchisees, franchisors, service providers, media members, etc.) who share powerful advice related to successful franchise ownership.


    Bisio, the Amazon-best selling author of the Educated Franchisee and a leading consultant for FranChoice, is dedicated to helping Franchise Focus listeners realize their dreams of business ownership.  Listeners are encouraged to take advantage of the following resources as part of their due diligence process:



    Franchise Focus Top Ten Hits
    Rick's Entrepreneur.com Articles
    Rick's A Franchise Coach Website
    The Educated Franchisee Book
    The Educated Franchisee Website
    The FDD Exchange
    The Glossary of Franchise Terms

  • 00:37

    Tips to Dominate the IFE Show with Franchise Foundry's Paul Segreto

    in Business

    Co-Host Graham Chapman sits down for a timely and engaging interview with Franchise Foundry CEO Paul Segreto.   Segreto will be among the thousands of leading franchise executives headed to New York City on June 18, 2015 for the annual International Franchise Expo - the biggest trade show featuring the hottest franchise opportunities.   On the podcast, Segreto discusses what makes MaxOut Strength Studios the ideal investment and shares insider tips to help IFE show attendees get the most out of the show.


    About Rick Bisio's Franchise Focus


    Rick Bisio's Franchise Focus is a weekly podcast devoted to exploring key issues in franchising.   Co-hosts Rick Bisio and Graham Chapman interview industry leaders (franchisees, franchisors, service providers, media members, etc.) who share powerful advice related to successful franchise ownership.


    Bisio, the Amazon-best selling author of the Educated Franchisee and a leading consultant for FranChoice, is dedicated to helping Franchise Focus listeners realize their dreams of business ownership.  Listeners are encouraged to take advantage of the following resources as part of their due diligence process:



    Rick's Entrepreneur.com Articles
    Rick's A Franchise Coach Website
    The Educated Franchisee Book
    The Educated Franchisee Website
    The FDD Exchange
    The Glossary of Franchise Terms

  • 00:41

    Franchise Interview with the Schooley Mitchell Franchise

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    We are meeting with Dennis Schooley of the Schooley Mitchel franchise opportunity.  Schooley Mitchell has been featured by Entrepreneur and Inc. magazines, and has been honored with a Canadian Franchise Association Gold Frankie Award for their innovative marketing campaigns. Schooley Mitchell was also named to Inc.com's list of the 5000 fastest-growing companies in America for 2014.


    Schooley Mitchell is  franchised telecom and merchant services consulting firm with offices across North America. They offer a unique, contingency-based service focused on reducing our clients' telecom and merchant services spend and recovering billing errors. They are objective of all vendors and their clients incur no out-of-pocket expenses.

  • 00:35

    Slapfish Meets with Franchise Interviews

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    We are meeting with Andrew Gruel, CEO/Founder, Slapfish Restaurant Group, LLC. Slapfish has made healthy, chef-driven seafood approachable & affordable for the masses, with signature items that include the 'lobsticle', baja mahi sandwich and house-made, original dipping sauces. Slapfish is a chef-driven and sustainable American seafood concept, served up in a fresh fast casual atmosphere. Slapfish was recently named on FastCasual's list of the industry's Top 100 Movers & Shakers.

  • 00:35

    Franchise Interviews Meets Maureen Recalde the Winner of The Voice of McDonald's

    in Business

    We are meeting with Maureen Recalde, winner of the Voice of McDonald's.  Voice of McDonald's is the largest global singing competition of its kind, open to the 1.8 million McDonald's restaurant employees around the world. More than 2,500 employees entered the inaugural competition, which kicked off in 2005. In 2007, more than 3,600 singers entered Voice of McDonald's II; in 2009, more than 10,000 employees entered Voice of McDonald's III; and in 2011 more than 20,000 employees entered Voice of McDonald's IV. 


    Maureen discusses her experience as the winner of the Voice and McDonald's and shares her story of her mom who has worked with McDonald's for over 40 years and is now an owner-operator of two McDonald's. McDonald's is the world's leading global foodservice retailer and franchise with more than 33,000 locations serving approximately 64 million customers in 119 countries each day. More than 80% of McDonald's restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local men and women.


    In part 2, we play a clip from our Great Quotes in Franchising Podcast.

  • 00:37

    Let's Talk Franchising with Hossein Kasmai, CEO of Franchise Creator

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    This morning we are going to be discussing franchising with Hossein Kasmai, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Franchise Creator.  Mr. Kasmai founded many franchise concepts of his own including Guard-A-Kid. Guard-A-Kid founded in 2005, quickly became the industry leader and a very successful franchise in the field of Children and family safety.  Mr. Kasmai gives his advice to prospective franchisors and franchisees.  Franchise Creator provides a one stop approach to franchise development.  In part 2, we will hear a clip from our Great Quotes in Franchising Podcast.  

  • 00:33

    Franchise Interview with Chris Goethe of the Primrose School franchise.

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    We are meeting with the VP of Primrose School franchise, Chris Goethe.  Primrose Schools is an accredited private preschool that provides a premier educational child care experience. As the Leader in Educational Child Care®, we partner with parents to help children build the right foundation for future learning and life. Our goal is to help children have fun while building Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts®.

  • 00:31

    Automotive Advertising Experts Review Adamatic - Ken Portlock & Jordan Bentley

    in Automotive

    The Automotive Advertising Experts show scheduled for Friday, June 26th 2015 at 12 Noon EST will be hosted by Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency Online, LLC.  Phil will review Adamatic in a discussion with Ken Portlock and Jordan Bentley.  These auto industry insiders will share their unique solution to offer intelligent display advertising to reach today’s discerning online shoppers with relevant targeted messages.


    About Adamatic


    Adamatic is an advertising company that specializes in perceptive display ad technology that facilitates a fully customizable consumer experience. We create adaptive ads that use granular data to not only define the placement of an ad, but all of the add content, based on the features that matter most to each consumer. This results in the highest return on investment for clients.


    Our goal is not only to have the most effective advertising, but to streamline the process, making it easier to sell and implement sophisticated campaigns. We automatically index the client's website for product and service information as well as leveraging the style of the website to drive the design of the creative.  Adamatic's turnkey approach results in real sales, relationships, and revenues that come through perceiving the needs of each customer.


    About Ken Portlock and Jordan Bentley


    Ken joined Adamatic in 2015 as Director of Platform Sales. Ken is responsible for building and cultivating new business relationships.  With over 15 years of sales and managerial experience, Ken is known for his forward thinking. Ken holds a B.A. from Utah Valley University.


    Jordan Bentley is the founder and CEO of Adamatic.  Prior to founding Adamatic, Jordan oversaw campaign management and optimization of display campaigns for small and medium sized businesses..

  • GAAP - Is Direct Mail Dead?

    in Automotive

    Auto Dealer Live is a weekly radio show that broadcasts nation wide for the automotive industry. We bring together the most up to date news, information, controversy and methods being used around the country to progress the industry.


    Co Hosts David Villa, CEO of IPD, and David Cribbs, Lead Trainer of Auto Dealer University, have a combined 45 years working in the Automotive Industry. The Automotive industry is one of their biggest passions in life. They strive to continue pushing it forward.


    Want more information about who we are and what we do? Visit our site:


    www.autodealerlive.net


    Tune in each Thursday at 3:30 PM (EST) to hear us live.

  • 00:31

    Automotive Advertising Experts Review PureInfluencer with Ron Morrison

    in Automotive

    Today’s Automotive Advertising Experts show hosted by Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency Online, LLC, will review PureInfluencer in a discussion with Ron Morrison.


    PureInfluencer is a team of creatives who strive to effectively influence your market to do business with you sooner, more frequently, and with greater profitability. Their solution has helped dealership clients like Rick Case Honda, Brown’s Nissan, Santa Monica Toyota and many more.to sell more cars and more service business while spending less on marketing campaigns using direct mail.


    Ron will explain why it’s more profitable to brand or “condition” prospects to look for your products even before they’re in the market. Companies like Geico, Verizon, DirectTV, AT&T, Apple all use effective and persistent branding to condition people to be more receptive to their brand once they get into the sales funnel.  Today’s show will teach you how and why they do it and how you can apply their same winning tactics to sell more vehicles and service.