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  • 00:54

    Franchise Interviews Meets with the Nutty Scientists Franchise Opportunity

    in Entrepreneur

    We are meeting with Shery Christopher, the Sr. Vice President of Nutty Scientists USA.  Nutty Scientists is the leading provider of interactive programs related to science and geared toward students PK-6, incorporating aspects of technology, engineering and math. The Nutty Scientists cater to afterschool programs and host interactive shows and special events led by instructors trained to orchestrate detailed experiments in a playful, yet structured atmosphere. In addition, the Nutty Scientists delivers its award-winning curriculum at camps, birthday parties and in-class workshops designed to teach children about science in a fun and collaborative way.


    The franchise was founded in Madrid, Spain in 1996 and has grown to serve more than 9 million children in locations across the U.S. and in 40 countries around the world.

  • 00:34

    Talking Freshly-Sliced Franchise Opportunities with Blimpie's John Wuycheck

    in Entrepreneur

    Interested in buying an iconic sub franchise with more than 50 years experience selling the best, biggest, and freshest sandwiches on the market?   Or maybe you've always been interested in owning your own sub shop but you've just been waiting for the right time?   If either of those is a "yes," this is the podcast for you!   Blimpie Subs Franchise Show Host Graham Chapman sits down with Blimpie's Senior VP of Development John Wuycheck to dig deep into the Blimpie franchise opportunity.   How does it compare to other sub franchises?   What's changed in the QSR segment and how has Blimpie evolved?   Why is NOW the time to buy in?   Listen in for those answers and much more!

  • 00:34

    Franchise Interview with the Dental Fix Rx Franchise System

    in Entrepreneur

    We are meeting with Scott Mortier-Business Development for Dental Fix Rx franchise opportunity— Dental Fix Rx is a fast-growing mobile dental equipment repair service franchise and has landed on Franchise Times magazine’s 2015 Top 200+ list of top revenue producing U.S.-based franchises.  Business Development at Dental Fix Rx.  Some of the questions we ask Scott are the following:


    •      Tell us about Dental Fix Rx and what services you provide.


    •      How big is the dental equipment repair industry? Is it growing?


    •      How do dental offices benefit from working with Dental Fix Rx?


    •      Are there any competitors?


    •      How big is the company today? How many franchisees/units do you have in the system?


    •      How many states are you in? Where are you looking to expand Dental Fix Rx? In what regions of the United States are you seeing the greatest opportunities for growth?


    •      How many units do you plan to open by the end of the year/in the next three years?


    •      Who are your ideal franchisees?


    •      Tell us about some of your All-Star franchisees. What are their backgrounds?


    •      I read that you offer a franchise guarantee – that’s unique. Can you tell us about this promise?


     

  • 00:39

    Franchise Interviews Meets with the SPENGA Franchise Opportunity

    in Entrepreneur

    SPENGA is an unrivaled fitness experience. Unlike any studio of its kind, SPENGA combines three essential elements of fitness to create what’s simply known as the best workout ever. This unique concept delivers cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training in every session. Through a combination of spin, strength and yoga each workout is designed to improve endurance, strength and flexibility.  We are meeting with Scott Nichols, Senior Vice President, Franchise Development at SPENGA and Heather Ruff, Co-founder & Vice President of Operations.  In part 2 we meet with Tony Lutfi,the Chief Executive Officer of the Marlu Investment Group. The Marlu Investment Group are franchise owners to systems like Little Caesars, Sizzler,Jack in the Box, and Arby's.  Tony talks about his experience as a franchise owner.  

  • 00:57

    Profiling is Spot-on in Quest for Franchise Success

    in Business

    "If only we could attract the right candidates to our franchise opportunity." This is a very familiar statement made by many franchise professionals. Truly, they couldn't be more spot-on, or could they? This week on Franchise Today co-hosts, Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto are joined by Rebecca Monet, President and Chief Scientist at Zoracle Profiles.Rebecca discusses how Zoracle provides science-based and market-validated profiling tools, including its Spot-on! Profile for the franchise marketplace. Further, she will discuss how Zoracle does not use personality tests and explains how its meta-analysis approach uses 5 complementary sciences within a single tool thus providing greater accuracy and predictability.


    Rebecca Monet has been in the franchise consulting and psychometric assessment business since 1993. Much like her mentor Dr. Douglas Jackson of Sigma Assessment Systems, Monet is known for her uncanny ability to draw performance correlations. She is fascinated with neurology and human performance as it relates to business success. The Zoracle Profiling System is Monet’s most comprehensive and predictive work to date. Prior to joining Zoracle Profiles, Rebecca had founded Proven Match.


    Franchise Today airs LIVE Wednesdays at 11AM CT / 12PM ET with on-demand access on iTunes.

  • 00:59

    Inside Out Look at Increased Minimum-wage Impact on Franchise Restaurant Brands

    in Business

    "Minimum-Wage Issue Exerts Maximum Impact On Restaurant Industry" was a recent headline on Forbes.com and is the concern of many restaurant industry professionals including those of franchise brands with tens, hundreds and thousands of locations nationwide. Rising wages will force price increases across the menu. Brands have already begun to push their prices up as their labor costs have risen, either from mandated or expected hikes to the minimum wage or from costs associated with health care coverage. In addition, several national brands have already begun to roll out self-order kiosks to reduce labor.


    This week on Franchise Today, co-hosts Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto welcome long-time franchise and restaurant industry professional, Lynette McKee. With over two decades experience at Dunkin Brands, Burger King, Dennys, Checkers and Metromedia Restaurant Group, Lynette shares her perspective from the inside out of a labor-intensive industry that has already seen rising costs and declining profits. With a wealth of experience and time committed to education and leadership programs, Lynette also shares her insight on creating opportunities for minorities and women in food service and franchising.


    Franchise Today airs LIVE Wednesdays at 11AM CT / 12PM ET with on-demand access on iTunes.


     

  • 00:49

    New format. New co-host. Franchise Today returns!

    in Business

    This week on Franchise Today, show founder, Paul Segreto welcomes as his co-host, long-time and well-established franchising professional, Stan Friedman. For the past few months, Paul and Stan have been reformatting the show to build upon the success that Franchise Today has already established for the better part of the past six years.


     


    With that as a platform, Paul and Stan will use this week's show to discuss their mutual philosophies and how together, they will continue building on this legacy and taking Franchise Today to new levels and heights. As well-networked franchising professionals these guys have their ears to the ground and have a good sense of what you may want and need to hear more about. The co-hosts will discuss their thoughts on sustainable and sensible franchising, and how Franchise Today will focus on the same. To that end, they will talk more about the program’s new format.


     

  • 00:42

    Franchise Interview with Lil Lovell of the Coyote Ugly Saloon Franchise

    in Entrepreneur

    We are meeting with Lil Lovell of Coyote Ugly Saloon franchise.  The most famous bar on the planet is now the hottest franchise concept on the planet! With over 20 years of experience, Coyote Ugly is seeking International Franchise Partners to become a part of one of the most recognized trademarks in the world. The Coyote Ugly legend began with a girl, a dream, and a little bit of Wild Turkey. In 1992, Liliana “Lil” Lovell, a 24-year-old Wall Street apprentice-turned-bartender was living a good life. She was doing a job she loved, making money, and gaining notoriety for her antics on the bar as well as behind it.  In part 2, you will hear our interview on New York's WVOX with the legendary Dr. John Tantillo, AKA, the Marketing Doctor.  

  • 00:36

    The Fastest Growing Franchise In The Craft Beer Industry - The Casual Pint

    in Entrepreneur

    We are meeting with The Casual Pint – a Tennessee-based craft beer market which started franchising its “coffee shop of beers” concept in January 2014.  The story of The Casual Pint begins with Jon Robinette in 1976. That was the year Jon took up the grocery business, landing a job with Harris Teeter Neighborhood Food & Pharmacy in Mountain City, Tennessee.  The first store located at Interstate 40 and Papermill Drive opened in 2011. In 2013, The Casual Pint began franchising with the first six franchise locations opening in 2014. Dedicated to sharing the craft beer experience in neighborhoods one pint, one growler and one person at a time, The Casual Pint offers a wide selection of brews from around the globe. Now the fastest-growing franchise in the craft beer industry, the Casual Pint’s business model is available for entrepreneurs nationwide.  We are meeting with Nathan Robinette.  In part 2, we are meeting with franchise expert Karol Mercurio and her advice to aspiring franchisees.  

  • 00:34

    Rick Bisio's Franchise Focus Podcast - One on One with David Bosley

    in Business

    David Bosley, Executive VP for OpenWorks, a leading national commercial cleaning franchise, joins co-host Graham Chapman to talk about the success he has enjoyed since joining the OpenWorks franchise sales team and leaving the corporate world behind. Join us as David talks about the benefits of owning a commerical cleaning franchise, the brand's target markets for expansion, and the unique OpenWorks business model that takes selling out of the hands of its franchise owners.


    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 Brand New A Franchise Coach Website
    The Educated Franchisee Book
    The Educated Franchisee Website
    The FDD Exchange
    The Glossary of Franchise Terms
    The Educated Franchisee Workbook

  • Zaniac Franchise Opportunity Meets with Franchise Interviews

    in Entrepreneur

    We are meeting with Sidharth Oberoi, President and Chief Academic Officer, Zaniac.  Zaniac is a fun, colorful campus where kids are doing stuff like Robotics with Legos, 3D Printing, learning about physics by playing Minecraft on the iPad, building, designing and selling their own Apps in the Google Play store, Coding for Girls and more. Some of the topics we will discuss on the show are the history of the organization, a typical day as a franchisee, and the training provided to franchisees.  We will also dive into the role technology plays in the organization and what types of individuals make good franchisees for the business.  Lastly, we address plans for the future as well as advice to aspiring entrepreneurs looking to buy a franchise.  Learn more by listening to this fantastic segment!