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  • 01:11

    Disabled Veteran Radio For 2/2/16 Live Tuesday Afternoon Eastern Time 2p to 4p

    in Music

    Disabled Veteran Radio is asking for your help :) Can you can send a gift and help Disabled Veteran Radio aquire more Stations and a spot on Sirius XM Radio to spread the message on How The United States Government has not fully compensated Veterans and Disabled Veterans that were misdiagnosed with a personality disorder on the date of discharge. This cause the Disabled Veteran and Veteran to miss out on Veteran Benefits for years and save The United States Government some say Trillions of Dollars. In hour 1 we talk about this weekends Bradenton Area River Regatta - http://www.bradentongulfislands.com/river-regatta/ 2/6/16 . I speak with Former Governor Charlie Crist Possible VP soon and close friend of President Obama. I ask Charlie Crist question about Iowa Caucus, Who will win the Super Bowl and if he will join me on stage at The Florida Strawberry Festival in March to do my live Radio Show there. Last Guest of Hour one is Barry Hart creator of The Fuel Genie System. I combine music, news, commentary and interviews. In the second hour General Manager of The Florida Strawberry Festival Mr. Paul Davis. Disabled Veteran Needs your support today send a gift through PAY PAL @ billapgar.com

  • 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.  

  • 00:54

    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.


     

  • 00:36

    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.  

  • 02:00

    MMSRS 61 - What Makes a good Military Spouse?

    in Military

    Join host Dave Etter and assorted callers as we try and define what makes a good military spouse! Us guts do not have much in print on how to be that perfect partner while maintaining the standards set by the military branch we are forced to live with - so, what can we gleen from each other? This could get interesting, heated, nasty, sad, frustrating, fun.... who knows? You'll just have to listen and call in if it's during the live recording time!


    MMSRS is a weekly 2-hour web-based call-in radio show (516-453-9167), hosted by Dave Etter, focusing on the needs of men married to serving military members, both men and women. Male Military Spouses are a small niche of military spouses, comprising of only 7%-8% of all military spouses. We feel left out, usually, at support functions - especially those designed with the spouses being identified as "wives"! We get cajoled at playgrounds where our kids play, from the mommies there who think we don't belong. We are proud SAHDs, who gave up our careers to follow our spouses as they dedicate thier lives to defend our country! Here, on this show, we come together and share beer recipes, diaper changing techniques, financial discoveries - manly things, for men! Typically airs Fridays at 9am CT, rated R for the cussing that can occur, and always available for download (podcast) immediately following each show.

  • 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?


     

  • 01:10

    Poisoning at military base Fort McClellan. No medical coverage for those veteran

    in News

    Poisoning at military base Fort McClellan. No medical coverage for those veterans. Our Guest for tonight are Sal Caiozzo, Lisa Jo Sarro,Ted Methvin (producer of documentary) and Brian Synikin.

  • 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.

  • 00:10

    1st Still Serving™ Podcast for Veteran Entrepreneurs

    in Military

    Interview "Tbird" Theresa Aldrich Founder of HadIt.com Veteran To Veteran

  • 01:21

    Spotlight on Military Veteran Friendly Employers - CACI and Sodexo

    in Technology

    David Blackman has a panel of veterans talk about transitioning from the military active duty (Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard) to corporate american.   Join the conversation.  This episode is sponsored in part by Diversity In Action Magazine.


    Looking forward to speaking with President of Diversity Magazine - Jordan Weiss about the latest issue of Diversity Magazine featuring Alvin Drew Airman & Astronaut.


    For current and past issues, visit http://diversityinaction.net/


    Also tonights show 


    + Scott Sherman, Director of Talent Acquisition at Sodexo, will talk about STEM jobs and career opportunities @ Sodexo.


    Visit Sodexo at http://sodexousa.com/usen/careers/careers.aspx


     + Eric Bartch C, Managing principal for veterans, diversity and inclusion for CACI. 


    Visit CACI at http://www.caci.com/job/military.shtml

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