• 00:26

    AAA Franchise

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    ~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.

  • 00:37

    Franchise Interview with the BrightStar Care Franchise Opportunity

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     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

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

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    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

    Satisfaction & Validation - Key Components to Franchise Success

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    This week on Franchise Today the focus is on franchisee satisfaction and validation and how they ultimately combine for franchise success. Host, Paul Segreto welcomes as his guest, Michelle Rowan, President of Franchise BusinessREVIEW as they dive into the pitfalls that franchisors may face that slow down or even prevent growth and brand success. Paul and Michelle also discuss recent reports by Franchise BusinessREVIEW on emerging brands and in celebration of Veterans Day a peak into their recent editorial, Vet Report.


    About Our Guest


    Michelle Rowan is the president of Franchise Business Review, a market research and consulting company specializing in franchisee and customer satisfaction, as well as franchise relations issues. After working in the hospitality and telecommunications industries, she joined Franchise Business Review in 2005 as the first full-time employee. Over the last nine years, Rowan has worked with over 800 franchise systems. She is an active member of the International Franchise Association and a Certified Franchise Executive. She has facilitated CEO Performance Groups and Executive Networking Groups over the last 2 years within the franchise industry and regularly speaks at industry events.

  • 01:01

    Sipping & Painting to World-class Franchise Success

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    This week on Franchise Today, our guests are co-founders of Pinot's Palette, Charles Willis and Craig Ceccanti. They will discuss how they've started their "sip and paint" brand at the height of tough economic times and have successfully grown to a world-class franchise brand despite being a relatively new industry segment and entertainment option while competing against a multitude of copycat brands. Pinot's Palette has been ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine in its Annual Franchise 500 and recipient of Entrepreneur's Fastest Growing Franchise, Top Service Franchise and Top New Franchise awards in 2014. It has also been recognized as a leader in franchisee satisfaction by Franchise Business Review as FBR50 award winner two years in a row, 2014 above average in every category and ranked #8 in franchisee satisfaction in FBR’s Emerging Trends report.     


     


     

  • 01:11

    Franchise Interview with RainTree

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    We have a great show today - We are meeting with Michael Haith, Chairman of the Board for Raintree.  RainTree is a team of outsourced franchise sales professionals to help emerging, mid-size and mature brands increase unit count with a comprehensive set of services. The Denver-based company provides the industry’s most experienced franchise development staff that generates the quality lead flow that previously only more mature franchisors could afford. The proven systems and processes ensure that limited development budgets recruit the highest quality and the highest quantity of franchisees that best match the culture and profile of the franchisor’s ideal franchisee. 


    In parts 2 and 3, we are going to play clips of interviews we had with several of RainTree's portfolio.  They include Teriyaki Madness and Wag N Wash.  

  • 03:59

    FIREFOXNEWS ONLINE™

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    THERE WILL BE NO BLOCKED CALLS, UNKNOWN SKYPE CALLS AND/OR HOST BANNED NUMBERS TAKEN on the air during this broadcast. NO EXCEPTIONS!


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    Listen for the Host should the Host have to make an announcement and at the top of the hour for the break.


    All of the FIREFOXNEWS ONLINE™ programs are a production of FIREFOXNEWS ONLINE™ PRODUCTIONS, any retransmission and/or transcript either in whole or in part without the express written permission of FIREFOXNEWS ONLINE™ PRODUCTIONS and it's owner is expressly forbidden.


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  • 03:06

    FIREFOXNEWS ONLINE™

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    THERE WILL BE NO BLOCKED CALLS, UNKNOWN SKYPE CALLS AND/OR HOST BANNED NUMBERS TAKEN on the air during this broadcast. NO EXCEPTIONS!


    This broadcast is rated PG-13


    The Moderator is active in the chat room at all times, so unless the host accepts your post no one will see it.


    Listen for the Host should the Host have to make an announcement and at the top of the hour for the break.


    All of the FIREFOXNEWS ONLINE™ programs are a production of FIREFOXNEWS ONLINE™ PRODUCTIONS, any retransmission and/or transcript either in whole or in part without the express written permission of FIREFOXNEWS ONLINE™ PRODUCTIONS and it's owner is expressly forbidden.


    The logo and the name FIREFOXNEWS ONLINE™ is protected under trademark ™.


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  • 00:53

    Franchise Interviews Meets with the Big Frog Franchise Opportunity

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    We have a great show today.  We are meeting with Leeward J. Bean, President and CEO of Big Frog, Ronald E. DeFrece, Vice President and COO of Big Frog, and Dr. Christina (Tina) Bacon-DeFrece, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Big Frog.  Big Frog's digital print on apparel capabilities make them a unique franchise opportunity - find out why by listening to the show.  


    In part 2, we hear a clip from our Great Clip in Franchising Podcast and learn why you have to almost work harder to fail than succeed in franchising. 


     


     

  • 00:38

    Franchise Interviews Meets with the Batteries Plus Bulbs Franchise Opportunity

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    We have a great show today - We are meeting  with John Twist, VP of Franchise & Business Development at Batteries Plus Bulbs.  In business since 1988, Batteries Plus Bulbs have evolved with the expanding electronics and light bulb industries to become the nation’s largest and fastest-growing franchise in this specialized market. Entrepreneur magazine has ranked Batteries Plus Bulbs as one of the top 500 franchises in America for the past 20 consecutive years and #1 in the battery category.  They have also been recognized by Forbes as the #4 franchise in their mid-range investment category.

  • 01:01

    Franchise Today Marches Towards its 6th Year!

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    Franchise Today is back and stronger than ever as it marches towards its 6th year on the air. After a period of organizational change and subsequent transition back to Franchise Foundry, Franchise Today founder, Paul Segreto is back as show host and his first guest is Mary Kennedy Thompson, President of Mr. Rooter Plumbing and Executive Vice President of The Dwyer Group.


    About Our Guest


    Mary Kennedy Thompson became president of Mr. Rooter Corporation in October 2006. Mary came to Mr. Rooter from national franchisor Cookies by Design, where she was president of the franchisor corporation. She came into the franchising industry as a franchisee first when in 1994, when she opened a Cookies by Design® franchise in Austin, Texas. In the next three years she opened two additional locations. As a multi-unit franchise owner, Mary led the company in market penetration and sales, earning awards for “Top Performer, “Outstanding Customer Service” and “Masters Award”.


    In 2003 she earned her certified Franchise Executive certification from the International Franchise Association. Promoted to President of the company in 2004, Mary’s initiatives resulted in alliances with universal Studios, a new web site that provided an immediate increase in sales, and renewed franchisee/franchisor relations.


    At the end of her first year as president of Mr. Rooter Corporation, U.S. Business Review selected Mary as one of its 2007 Editor’s Choice Executives of the Year. Today Mr. Rooter is the fastest growing plumbing franchise with more than 336 locations worldwide.


    In 2014 Mary was promoted to Executive Vice President of the Dwyer Group while also retaining her current role as President of Mr. Rooter. As Executive Vice President she provides support to the CEO in the daily activities and operations of the company and its subsidiary brands.

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