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  • 00:31

    Multi-Level Marketing International Association hosted by Peter & Doris

    in Business

    Peter Mingils and Doris Wood will be hosting the show today.


    The Multi-Level Marketing International Association, MLMIA, is a not for profit, professional trade association, co founded in the United States in 1985 by Doris Wood (who had been a Distributor and Corporate Executive and at the time was a supplier or Support to the industry) Michael Sheffield (who had been a Distributor, was a Corporate Executive and now a Support) and two Distributors from different companies (Marge Robinson and Rick DeNeff, no longer active in MLMIA). Their goal was to represent the interests of Network Marketing and to provide education to and about the industry.

  • 00:31

    Multi-Level Marketing International Association - What is MLMIA?

    in Business

    Multi-Level Marketing International Association - What is MLMIA?


    Peter Mingils and Doris Wood will be hosting the show today.


    The Multi-Level Marketing International Association, MLMIA, is a not for profit, professional trade association, co founded in the United States in 1985 by Doris Wood (who had been a Distributor and Corporate Executive and at the time was a supplier or Support to the industry) Michael Sheffield (who had been a Distributor, was a Corporate Executive and now a Support) and two Distributors from different companies (Marge Robinson and Rick DeNeff, no longer active in MLMIA). Their goal was to represent the interests of Network Marketing and to provide education to and about the industry.

  • 00:37

    Franchise Interview with the BrightStar Care Franchise Opportunity

    in Business

     If you are a fan of Undercover Boss, you will enjoy today’s show.  We are meeting with Executive Vice President, International for BrightStar Care Anthony Padulo.  BrightStar Care is the home care/senior care franchise opportunity that is transforming the lives of our franchise owners, clients and their loved ones. 


    Brief bio: Anthony Padulo has successfully expanded brands such as Dunkin’ Brands, BP Oil and Aamco into global markets. As Executive Vice President, International for BrightStar Care, Padulo is focusing efforts on securing deals with Area Developers to own and operate multiple locations at a time, or Master Franchisees, who can sub-franchise after opening two to five of their own locations.

  • 00:30

    Multi-Level Marketing International Association with Peter Mingils & Doris Wood

    in Business

    Multi-Level Marketing International Association with Peter Mingils & Doris Wood.


    If you want an established, time-tested Association to draw upon.


    MLMIA is recognized as the leading source of unbiased Network Marketing industry data and information by numerous industry, business and general publications, including: 



    Money
    Venture
    Income Opportunity
    Business Start-Ups
    Entrepreneur
    Working Woman
    GQ (originally Gentlemen's Quarterly)
    Success 
    Prestigious newspapers around the world, including The London Times, The LA Times, the OC Register and several Asian papers. 
    Network Marketing Business Journal.

  • 00:51

    NextGen and Franchise Fitness with Iron Tribe's Jim Cavale

    in Business

    Iron Tribe's Jim Cavale joins fellow NextGen leader Jen Kushell and Franchise Focus co-hosts Rick Bisio and Graham Chapman to discuss franchise fitness and millennials in franchising.   Listen in as Jim shares his inspirational story and details how Iron Tribe, a powerful and unique community-focused franchise concept out of Birmingham, AL, limits monthly drop outs in the high attrition fitness space by helping its clients redefine how they approach workouts.  Check out the Iron Tribe Intro Webinar for more information on Jim and the Iron Tribe franchise concept.


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

  • 00:26

    AAA Franchise

    in Wrestling

    ~Raider~ & Li'l Tazzy *Aaron's 100%* NMoD™ will discuss the AAA Franchise and the stunning return of ~Raiders~. Might wonder why and what is his plan for the future.

  • 00:30

    NextGen and Baby Gear Services - Tot Squad's Jen Beall Joins Franchise Focus

    in Business

    Jen Beall, Founder and CEO of The Tot Squad, joins Franchise Focus co-hosts Rick Bisio and Graham Chapman to discuss her involvement with NextGen and how its propelled her baby gear services franchise to the next level.   Listen in as Jen shares how her grad school business plan project has blossomed into an emerging franchise concept that already claims celebrities such as Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jessica Alba among its clients and partners.  Feel free to check out the Tot Squad website to learn more.


    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

  • 01:00

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    Paul Cobb grew up in West Oakland and attended Howard University and spent time in the southern Civil Rights Movement, then returned to the Bay Area and was a founding member of the Donald Warden's Afro-American Association (Maulana Ron Karenga was the Los Angeles representative), the organization that gave birth to the Black Panthers (Bobby Seale, Huey Newton, et al) and the west coast Black Arts Movement (Marvin X). Paul established OCCUR, a social activist organization that fought for jobs on state highway projects. Paul went to jail protesting the non-hiring of Blacks. He also went to jail demanding the Oakland Public Schools hire a black superintendent, which it eventually did, Marcus Foster (assassinated by the SLA) and later hired Dr. Ruth Love. Paul worked at the Oakland Post, Oakland Tribune and served on the School Board. He eventually bought the Oakland Post and eventually hired Chauncey Bailey as editor. 


    Dr.Mary Ann Jones has over twenty years of knowledge and experience as a clinician and administrator in senior management positions.  She became interested in healthcare management and advocacy through her work in the San Francisco Department of Public Health AIDS Office in the late 1980’s.  From there she would go on to work as a research assistant at the Bay Area Perinatal AIDS Clinic at the University of California, San Francisco on the first AZT study with pregnant women; the Family Addiction Center for Education and Treatment with pregnant women addicted to crack and heroin; and, the Bayview Hunter’s Point Alice Griffith Crack Cocaine Program. 
     
     

  • 01:03

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    Patrick Sullivan is the chief executive officer of the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency. He works with the NSTA board of directors to set the long-term strategy for tourism and deliver sustainable growth for the industry.


    Patrick has been General Manager and President for both start-up and large organizations, including Indigo.ca, Toronto.com and Workopolis.com. He has also worked for Procter and Gamble, McCain Food Ltd., Moosehead Breweries Ltd., and Upper Canada Brewing Company, specializing in marketing and digital marketing.

    Patrick enjoys running and has participated in a number of marathons. In October of 2011, he completed a 250 km run across the Sahara Desert, helping to raise over $100,000 for the National Advertising Benevolent Association.  Accepting a tourism industry challenge, he recently participated in the 2013 Blue Nose Marathon.


    Sgt. Craig Marshall Smith is a 18th year veteran of Canada's national police force the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He is a descendant of both Black Loyalists who came to Nova Scotia from the USA in 1784 and Black Refugees of the War of 1812. 

    Craig is also an author and historian on African Canadian achievements and the journey of Black men and women who serve in the RCMP. 
     


     

  • 00:31

    Generating Franchise Leads in Facebook

    in Social Networking

    Social Geek Radio welcomes special guest Paul Pickett, VP of Franchise Development at Wild Birds Unlimited! Paul is one of the top franchise sales executives in the industry and will chat with us about using Facebook, other social channels, and digital media to connect and build relationships. 

    Join us live at 8pm ET Wednesday!


     

  • 00:34

    So you Want to Buy a Franchise? (with Sara Waskow and David L. Pratt)

    in Business

    Today, Sara Waskow with FranNet and David Pratt, attorney, are joining me for an ongoing series on Franchising. This segment, we’ll be talking about the how to pick a franchise that is right for you, what business structure you should choose when setting up your business, and 5 things you didn’t know about buying a franchise. Join us to hear more.


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    Plaid for Women radio is produced to give you information, advice and resources to manage “The Business of Life”. Our goal is to help you achieve your goals, get connected, and be heard. 


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    CONTACT INFO FOR TODAY'S GUESTS:


    Sara Waskow


    Franchise Specialist and Owner


    FranNet of Dallas/Fort Worth


    950 State Hwy 114 E., Ste 160


    Southlake, Texas 76092


    swaskow@frannet.com


    www.FranNetDFW.com


    David L. Pratt


    DL Pratt, PC


    412 Old Annetta Road #1299


    Aledo, Texas 76008


    817.307.1169


    david.pratt@dlpratt.com


    www.texfranchiselawyer.com


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