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  • 00:33

    Franchise Interview with Chris Goethe of the Primrose School franchise.

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    We are meeting with the VP of Primrose School franchise, Chris Goethe.  Primrose Schools is an accredited private preschool that provides a premier educational child care experience. As the Leader in Educational Child Care®, we partner with parents to help children build the right foundation for future learning and life. Our goal is to help children have fun while building Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts®.

  • 00:51

    NextGen and Franchise Fitness with Iron Tribe's Jim Cavale

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    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

  • 02:12

    Franchise Interviews Host the first ever Retail Sympossium

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    Franchise Interviews Hosts the first ever Retail Sympossium - On Thursday, January 10, Franchise Interviews will host our first retail symposium. You will hear interviews with retail franchises like Aaron's Sales and Lease, Max Muscle Sports Nutrition, Verlo Mattess, and Tasty Image.

  • 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.

  • 00:26

    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.

  • 00:30

    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

  • 01:30

    Dr. John P. Hayes and 12 Amazing Franchise Opportunities for 2015

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    Dr. John P. Hayes and 12 Amazing Franchise Opportunities for 2015


    This year, Dr. John P. Hayes came out with a new e-book “12 Amazing Franchise Opportunities for 2015”  We are going to play our interview with Dr. John P. Hayes and you will hear some clips of some franchises that made the list.  You can purchase the book directly through Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OHO8K16/?tag=hotobuafr-20


    Don’t miss this special two hour edition show!

  • 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.

  • 00:37

    Franchise Interviews Meets with the Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Franchise

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    We are meeting with Scott Nichols, Director of Franchise Business Development for Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores. 



    The Outlet stores (Sears Outlet) are designed to provide customers with in-store and online access to purchase new, one-of-a-kind, out-of-carton, discontinued, obsolete, used, reconditioned, overstocked and scratched and dented products across a broad assortment of merchandise categories, including home appliances, apparel, mattresses, sporting goods, tools and lawn and garden equipment at prices that are significantly lower than manufacturers’ suggested list prices.


     



    Sears Outlet is the oldest of the four store formats and was established in 1968. The newest format, Sears Home Appliance Showroom, was introduced in late 2007. The majority of its stores are Sears Hometown Stores, a format which grew from the legacy Sears catalog stores and celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013.


     

  • 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.