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"Our business has morphed into attendees who have done research and are on step 3. They’ve cleared a number of different hurdles before they get to one of our franchise expos. They’ve done so much research, they’ve talked to franchisors, they’ve looked at some of the costs and industries, and are really in a different mindset by the time they attend an expo. They’re way more educated. It’s the biggest comment we hear time and time again, that the quality of the attendees at these shows is just off the charts. It’s so much different than it was 10 years ago." - Tom Portesy, CEO, MFV Expositions, when asked how the internet has changed how people today research franchise opportunities.
This week on Franchise Today, co-hosts, Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto discuss the world of exploring franchise opportunities with their guest, Tom Portesy, CEO of MFV Expositions. Just ahead of Franchise Expo South in Houston, TX, an event produced by MFV with the International Franchise Association, Tom shares his perspective on how individuals have become more educated in the process of researching franchise brands and how the internet has changed the process from just a short ten years ago.
Franchise Today airs LIVE Wednesdays at 11AM CT / 12PM ET with on-demand access on iTunes.
Women dominated the news in a not too familiar front - the sports industry. From women athletes, sports announcers to franchise owners, women were in the headlines. Women franchise owners received the most news, whether it was the move of the NFL St. Louis Rams to the now Los Angeles Rams by Stanley Kroenke and wife Anne Walton Kroenke, to NFL Buffalo Bills Co-Owner Kim Pegula, to former Los Angeles Co-Owner Jamie McCourt and even Jamie Buss, part owner of the Los Angeles Lakers.
We also cover women in the headlines from IBM's Ginni Rometty showcasing Watson's newest moves, Pepsi's Indra Nooyi repayes her business school in a big way, Sheryl Sandberg follows the Zuckerberg's with a major donation, Yahoo's Marissa Mayer continues to fight while GM's Mary Barra dominates every business news outlet.
We have other interesting stories and updates on your one stop for your women news talk radio on Power Lunch Radio podcast!
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From Oct 1, 2001 through Sept 30, 2011, the Small Business Administration awarded 33,743 loans for a total of $12.7 Billion to 578 Franchises with an average failure rate of 21.56%. It is amazing how much money for small businesses goes to franchises, and how many of those loans don't get paid back. Here you can search, sort, and explore this interesting data provided by the SBA.
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Entrepreneur Magazine has listed the top 500 franchises in the United States for 2012, including Subway, 7-Eleven, and Servpro. The number of franchises continues to grow; however, there is a lot to know before investing money, time, and effort to own a business and ensure profitability.
The Strategy Sessions welcomes founding partners of Arnold Sai Law Firm LLP, Justin Arnold, Esq. and Sai Pidatala, Esq., to share insight on the pitfalls to avoid when purchasing a franchise; operational issues that impact businesses; and, what businesses should do to closeout 2012. The Strategy Sessions radio show is hosted by Washington, DC entrepreneur Kesi Stribling.
Call (347) 539-5143 with questions or comments for our guests, email email@example.com, or Tweet your questions @KesiStribling. For more information about our guests, including their bios, visit www.ksgsc.com/thestrategysessions.
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!
"We are forecasting that for the sixth consecutive year, franchise businesses will grow at rates that exceed the economy-wide growth of industries where franchises are concentrated. Franchise businesses are showing tremendous capability to provide new jobs for working families and new businesses for first-time business owners across all sectors in local communities, despite the fact that franchisees are facing many new regulatory threats at all levels of government." - Robert Cresanti, President & CEO, International Franchise Association
A tradition continues this week on Franchise Today as Robert Cresanti, President & CEO of the International Franchise Association provides his perspective on the state of franchising and outlook on the upcoming 56th Annual IFA Convention, this year in San Antonio, Texas. This marks the fifth year in a row the leader of the IFA is a guest on the show LIVE and just ahead of the industry's annual convention. Co-hosts Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto welcome Robert Cresanti in this, his first appearance on Franchise Today, having been appointed to the IFA top spot this past September.
Franchise Today airs LIVE Wednesdays at 11AM CT / 12PM ET with on-demand access on iTunes.
Tonight on Talking in Circles we discuss all things NASCAR and break down the Charting system in NASCAR as the owners have now become franchises. Who gets a charter and who doesn't and who will have to race their way into the 58th Daytona 500.
Also Brian Vickers has been mentioned as a replacement for Tony Stewart during Speedweeks 2016. We will discuss how we feel about that.
David Gilliland & Reed Sorenson have rides for Speedweeks 2016 as both have found non-chartered rides to drive in and will have to race their way into the Great American Race this weekend.
Also former NASCAR driver Lennie Pond passed away at the age of 75, passing away due to cancer. Pond won one career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in 1978 at Talladega Superspeedway. We remember him.
Also in the XFINITY Series side of things Bobby Labonte will drive the No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing at Daytona. JGR announced Wednesday that NOS Energy will sponsor 16 races for the team including 15 with Kyle Busch.
Stanton Barrett will drive for Rick Ware Racing at Daytona along with Scott Lagasse who will compete in the truck series as well. Lagasse will drive the No. 93 Chevrolet in XFINITY and the truck race will be run for NTS Motorsports. No update on Ben Kennedy's future.
On the truck side of things, Reed Sorenson, Austin Theriault, Timmy Hilland Austin Hill will compete in the event at Daytona as loose ends continue to get tied.
Plus we will tell you what we think the Daytona 500 entry list will look like and speculate what the rules may look like for qualifying for the event.
Jam packed show, plus we take your phone calls at 917-889-8280.
It is another year! I am always excited to delve into the start of a new year as it bring new movies and television. There are always the continuing franchises, but the breakouts and new beginnings are the ones that I anticipate the most. The end of some eras will be seen, but then we get to have new traditions to look forward to. As happy as I am with all the wonderful experiences we will be having, there are those who will not be able to celebrate them with us. Death is the only certainty in this life, and it is always hard to process those irreversable losses. The recent losses of David Bowie and Alan Rickman have been especially difficult for me, as these two men shaped my views on the world and the characters that reside in it. As the other greats in the creative world have done, they left their marks on this world and performed their unique perspective of it in their work. Call in to discuss your most anticipated releases of this year, and share your favorite Bowie/Rickman moments as well.
I grew up with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. That's right, I spelled that out because in my day that is how you said it. When the new TMNT movie came out, I was disheartened. It was another childhood dream going to mainstream and destroying the memories I had of it growing up. For this reason, I put off seeing the new film and put it to the side. Now with a sequel due for release, I felt it was time to take the plunge and go back to the sewer to see how it was. To find out what I thought about this newest addition to the reboot franchises, listen in!
Tonight we will preview the NFL's Final Four! The Cardinals and Panthers tussel in Charlotte, North Carolina for the NFC title. Both franchises are bidding for their second ever Super Bowl apperance. Meanwhile, it is Brady vs. Manning ... again! The Broncos and Patriots meet in the AFC title game for the second time in three seasons. Preview, Predictions and Super Bowl picks on this show!
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Join us for the return of MLA Radio in the form of our new radio channel... Degenerate Gaming Radio! Tune in as we discuss all things around the gaming community as well as recap our communities MLA Madden Franchises plus field your phone calls! Hang out with us & enjoy your time listening to Degenerate Gaming Radio!
* DGR News - Latest Gaming News Relevant to Degenerate Gaming!
* David Bowie Tribute & Giveaway!
* MLA Quick Hits - Recap of our MLA Madden Leagues
* Raging With WIld Bill - Roll that beautiful rage footage!
* DGR Hotline Is Open - Call in & get in the game!
Release date: January 29, 2016
(3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)
Studio: 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks Animation
Directors: Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Allesandro Carloni
MPAA Rating: PG (for martial arts action and some mild rude humor)
Screenwriters: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger
Starring: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, Randall Duk Kim, Bryan Cranston, J.K. Simmons, Kate Hudson
Official website: KungFuPanda.com
In 2016, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, "Kung Fu Panda 3." When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible—learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!