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This week on Franchise Today, host Brendan Major is joined by Brenden Drew, VP of Franchise Development at Abbott's Frozen Custard. Brenden will join us to talk about many aspects of the business that have helped Abbott's continue to successfully grow since 1902. Abbott's has four pillars to their strategy that has helped them find success for years and years. Brenden will talk about the reasons that it's important to know who you are as a business, and figure out what makes you unique in the marketplace. He'll also dive into the importance of building a strong team, the importance of building and implementing attainable annual plans, and why Abbott's believes that it's vital to treat your franchisees like customers. This is a great chance to hear from a franchise that has been in business for over 100 years; definitely not one to miss!
About Our Guest
Brenden Drew has been part of the family business for the last twenty years working in various capacities. Brenden currently lives in Boston, MA and focuses on attracting new franchisees while assisting current franchisees with their operations. Brenden earned both his B.S. and M.S. in Accounting and Finance from Fairfield University and is a licensed CPA.
This week on Franchise Today, host Brendan Major is joined by Dave Schaefers, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development for Meineke Car Care Centers. Dave will talk about some of the new trends in today's automotive industry, and how Meineke plans to stay on top during the changing times. He'll shed some light on some of the things that have helped make the Meineke franchise so successful, including some of their growth initiatives, leveraging technology, goal setting, and much more!
About Our Guest
David Schaefers is the Senior Vice President of Franchise Development for Meineke Car Care Centers. He is responsible for the sale of Meineke opportunities and company-owned service centers. Prior to this, Schaefers worked for Econo-Lube N’Tune, Inc., serving as Director of Franchisee Relations, Vice President of Franchisee Development and then as President. Dave has nearly 20 years of experience within the automotive and franchise industry. Over the last 20 years he has been a multi unit franchise, VP of Development, President of a 200 unit automotive franchise company and is now responsible for the development of 6 automotive related brands. He has personally sold over 400 franchises, and has been involved with nearly 800 franchise transactions.
We are meeting with franchise veteran and expert Chris Simnick. Chris Simnick is Founder of FranchiseTeacher.com which is part of the Synergy Franchise Group Network. Chris is also President and Founder of Synergy Franchise Development, Inc, and is Managing Member and Founder of Synergy Franchise Group, LLC; a Florida based Limited Liability Company.
Their "Teach! Coach! Consult! Advise!" is more than a phrase; it is at the heart of their core values. FranchiseTeacher.com along with Synergy Franchise Group, LLC specializes in the creation and implementation of key strategies and business plans for concepts looking to enter franchising, franchise systems that are getting ready to launch as well as young and mature systems looking to "take the next step" in the growth of their systems.
Chris has over 30 years of business and franchise experience, as an independent business owner, franchisee and franchisor. His experience is at many levels and he has held numerous positions. Chris' people & sales skills along with his support, operations and management style, have allowed him to put together systems and mentoring teams in franchise development, recruitment, support, financial and operations which are respected throughout franchising.
In part 2 and 3 of today’s show, you will hear several interviews with franchise systems FranchiseTeacher.com has worked with. The first interview you will hear is with British Swim School. This interview was from a couple years ago and Rita Goldberg, the founder of British Swim School was a wonderful guest. The next show was also from over a year ago with J Dog Junk Removal. J Dog Junk Removal is a full-service junk removal company that removes almost anything. They offer junk removal services for your home or business. Find out what makes them unique by listening to segment 3.
This week your host Brendan Major is joined by Tom Lindberg, President & Co-Founder of Sir Grout Franchising LLC. Tom will be talking about his transition from the corporate CPG world to the world of entrepreneurship and franchising. He'll give into his strategy of "winning with winners", how Sir Grout creates a winning experience for its customers each and every time, and the ways digitization plays a part in the day to day operations of any business. Don't miss this great guest!
About Our Guest
Currently Mr. Lindberg is building a unique service model organization that restores tile, grout, stone and wood and has begun franchising it throughout North America and Asia. As of March 2014 the enterprise had 35 locations in 16 states including a location in Singapore. Rewarding its best growth year yet the January 2014 edition of Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 ranked Sir Grout in the Top 500 franchises. Sir Grout's nearest competitor(s) have fallen off the list entirely. He spent nearly 20 years, in the consumer automotive aftermarket. Most recently he led Interdynamics, Inc as President and CEO, served on the Board of Directors and led a rapid turnaround of a previously family owned company. It's brands and product enjoyed a 50%+ share of market.
Before that, as Vice President, International and member of senior leadership team for Honeywell International’s CPG Group he was responsible for all its brands and 13 overseas business units across Asia, Europe and Mexico. He worked on well known brands such as Prestone, Fram, Autolite, Simoniz & Holts. Prior to that Mr Lindberg held various roles in sales and marketing with Union Carbide, First Brands, Prestone Products and AlliedSignal Corporations, including Prestone and STP Marketing Manager, Sales Manager, National Accounts and Director of Int. Marketing.
So, you have been reviewing franchise opportunities and have discovered that Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD's) are full of infomration, much of which is difficult to interperet.
Today’s call is with one of franchising’s foremost experts in reviewing FDD's – Nancy Lanard. This two part series will cover the history and purpose of FDD's. We will also take a deep dive into Items 1 - 23 within the FDD and share Nancy's expertise, including the types of information that would get her attention.
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 brand new A Franchise Coach resources website
The Educated Franchisee book
The Educated Franchisee website
The FDD Exchange
The Glossary of Franchise Terms
The Educated Franchisee workbook
Welcome to a special Tuesday edition of Franchise Today with your host, Brendan Major and special guest Meg Roberts. Meg is the President of Molly Maid and Power Board member for the annual Franchise Consumer Marketing Conference, which is produced by Franchise Update Media Group! Check out the link below and tune in to learn more about the conference!
About Our Guest
Meg Roberts joined Service Brands International in 2007, serving most recently as VP of Marketing, overseeing both the Molly Maid and Mr. Handyman brands. In that role, her primary focus was on national brand marketing with an emphasis on web-related strategy, where her team produced triple-digit consumer lead flow. Her leadership style, team development skills, management, and strategic planning are what led to her appointment as President of Molly Maid in 2012. She looks forward to making continued contributions in consumer marketing and is committed to franchising, as an industry, being recognized as marketing leaders. Before Molly Maid, Meg was an Account Supervisor with BBDO Chicago where she focused on consumer packaged goods advertising and consumer research. She serves on the Marketing Committee of IFA and the Women’s Franchise Network.
To Franchise or Not? Do you have a business idea and just don't quite know if you would like to purchase a franchise or do it on your own? Then join us for an engaging interview with Stephen Halloran and learn how he succesfully created one of the greatest kickboxing gym formats in his area!
Stephen is the owner of FastFit boxing located in Cornelius, NC. He has a wide variety of experience in the corproate world and other businesses he has owned. For this broadcast we will be focusing on his decision not to purchase a franchise and create his own business model. Stephen will be revealing the challenges, and successes of bringing his business idea to life. He will also be revealing LIVE if he has any plans to franchise his own business model!
Out of the Box Business Forum will also be featuring BRAND NEW MUSIC not heard in the main stream! These artists are just breaking into the industry and we will be featuring them during our shows. These artists are fabulous and I expect they will be well known SOON. Join in on our show and hear them here first!!
If you would like to showcase your business or music on our show please feel free to contact us at email@example.com for more information.
8pm EST The Original Rebel of Internet Radio is back at it with Special guest Wolf of Epic Beard Radio! Tonight SJE Discusses The Lebron James decision, Shit that pisses us of more Dick and Fart Jokes then you can wave a dead baby at, and all the other things you're talking about with your slawjawed moronic friends, toothless family members and the jerkoffs at work you cant stand but you talk to anyway because well if you didnt... .you'd probably kill yourself because you hate your job.
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This week on Franchise Friday, host Brendan Major is joined by Gus Iurillo of The Entrepreneur's Source. Gus will be joining us to talk about exploring semi-absentee franchise ownership as a means of diversification, including the definition of a semi-absentee business, what makes someone a good candidate to explore this avenue, some examples of semi-absentee business models, and much more!
About Our Guest
Gus Iurillo has been an Entrepreneur's Source coach and multi-unit franchise owner for the last 12 years. During that time, he has assisted nearly 250 people to realize their aspiration, to own their own business. Prior to that, he spent 15 years in Corporate America, working in marketing roles of increasing responsibility for 4 different Fortune 500 companies.
On July 12,2014 at 2pm join Tommie Wills and Jamarr Patrick for a special episode of Still Burnin. We will discuss NBA free agency. Specifically Lebron James "coming home " to CLEVELAND Why Carmelo Anthony is taking so long to make a decision ! And much more
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