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  • 00:35

    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!

  • 00:39

    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.

  • 00:54

    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.

  • 00:59

    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.


     

  • 00:34

    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?


     

  • 00:53

    Franchise Podcast with Scott Walker of Screenmobile

    in Entrepreneur

    We are meeting with Scott Walker, the CEO of Screenmobile.  Screenmobile is the nation's largest mobile screening franchise in the U.S., offering franchise opportunities for those desiring a non-traditional path towards owning a business. For nearly 35 years, Screenmobile has offered the highest quality installation services for window, porch, patio and retractable screens. By providing an unmatched convenience for its customers, the brand has become the most established mobile screening franchise in the country.

  • 00:36

    Branding - Franchise Interviews Meets With The Marketing Doctor, John Tantillo

    in Entrepreneur

    There are two key elements you receive when buying a franchise: They include a system and a brand.  Today we have the honor of speaking with award winning marketing professional, lecturer and teacher, Dr. John Tantillo.  Dr. Tantillo (aka The Marketing Doctor) is a trained applied research psychologist who is internationally known for his expertise at diagnosing the factors that impact target markets. The Marketing Dr. wants to share his knowledge with individuals and businesses so they will benefit from his modern marketing principles.


    Dr. Tantillo is the Branding Editor for Fridge Magazine.  Fridge Magazine, the business magazine all about practical guides and strategies for small business owners and entrepreneurs.


    Dr. Tantillo is also the author of the popular book, “People Buy Brands Not Companies,” and Udemy on-line Course: “Go Brand Yourself with Dr. John Tantillo: The secrets of branding for personal and professional success!” He is also the former radio talk show host, BrandTalk, contributor to the Fox News Opinion Page, a go-to expert for BBC on a range of marketing issues and frequently appears in the national media, which includes Cavuto, Fox & Friends, MSNBC’s Weekends with Alex Witt, ABC News Live and Fox News Live. He is widely known as “The Marketing Doctor for his outspoken adherence to the marketing concept, which has been defined as the essential role of marketing as a vehicle to identifying and satisfying consumer needs. He has been particularly outspoken about what he perceives as the money wasted on Super Bowl advertising.

  • 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

    Franchise Interview With The Blue Moon Estate Sales Franchise

    in Entrepreneur

    Over the years, we have had some interesting categories and concepts on our show.  Today, we are meeting with David and Debra Blue of Blue Moon Estate Sales.  At Blue Moon Estate Sales, their franchisee specialists are committed to consistently meeting their customer’s needs. Blue Moon Estate Sales provides residential, commercial, and moving liquidation services with their customer’s preferences and needs in mind. With their dedication to high standards and excellence of service, they ensure their clients are always satisfied.  We begin the show by discussing the difference between an estate sale, auction and garage sale.  

  • 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.