• 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.

  • 00:37

    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

    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

  • 01:11

    Franchise Interview with RainTree

    in Business

    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.  

  • 01:00

    Satisfaction & Validation - Key Components to Franchise Success

    in Business

    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

    in Business

    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.     


     


     

  • 00:29

    Franchise Portals and Lead Generation

    in Technology

    Franchise lead generation is critical to the growth of a franchise system. What role do franchise portals play in the landscape of franchise lead generation?
    What are some tips to ensure a successful franchise portal campaign?  What are the biggest struggles franchisors experience with franchise portals?


    Eric Bell, General Manager at Franchise Gator will join Deb Evans and Jack Monson on Wednesday March 25th and share his insights on franchise lead generation.


    More Information:


    Franchise Gator Website
    Social Geek Radio on Facebook


    Deb, Jack and Eric on Twitter 

  • 00:38

    Franchise Interviews Meets with the Batteries Plus Bulbs Franchise Opportunity

    in Business

    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.

  • 00:31

    Franchise Interview with Profile by Sanford

    in Business

    We are meeting with Nate Malloy, COO of Profile by Sanford.  Profile® by Sanford® is a comprehensive weight management program designed by Sanford Health physicians and scientists, as a Simple, Effective & Sustainable solution.


     


    The program makes use of a Profile coach and offers integrated complementary technology to directly connect the coach and the member through their journey. Clinical & Scientific protocols have been designed to assist the coach to implement an individualized plan for each member. Their plan is designed with a focus on Nutrition, Activity & Lifestyle adaptations required for short and long-term success.

  • 01:57

    Two Men Franchise Owner Kathleen White

    in Social Networking

    What's Up Diamonds,


    Thank you for listening to the the show with much #gratitude please continue to listen and support the show, guest and musicians. Monday is back to buisness, I'll be talking to one of the local business owner KATHLEEN WHITE franchise owner.


    We get to find out the nitty-gritty of owning a franchise my guest Kathleen purchased into the "Two Men" moving company, a name most of you are familiar with or have knowledge of, in any case I'll be asking Kathleen more about it so you'll hear it again. For me owning a franchise would be scary, from my perspective, maybe a McDonalds or Burger King anything short of that I would worry about its success rate. But I must say Kathleen is doing it and doing it well! I will be asking her my usual line of questioning, her inspiration and drive to open a moving truck business. What are some of the struggles and achievements that occur especially when it comes to the big corporate companies like Harrison's. I was also wondering is social media a dominant advertisement tactic for this industry and has she been able to utilize it within her company. This is going to be a great business interview those of you thinking about buying into a franchise this is your opportunity to ask those informative questions and get the answer from someone who's been there and going far.


    "Talent in 10" is fast approaching have you sent have you sent in your audio yet? It's never too late even if you don't send it in time for our premiering show you can send it for next month's Talent in 10 show. Send your audio, 2 sentence write-up, and link at least one week prior to the last Monday of the month.


    Feel free to send in any questions to: ljdntalent@gmail.com


    Please continue to support #IndieArtists Music.


     

  • 00:53

    Franchise Interviews Meets with the Big Frog Franchise Opportunity

    in Business

    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. 


     


     

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