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  • 00:58

    The Mutual Fund of Exploring Franchises

    in Business

    "Our business has morphed into attendees who have done research and are on step 3. They’ve cleared a number of different hurdles before they get to one of our franchise expos. They’ve done so much research, they’ve talked to franchisors, they’ve looked at some of the costs and industries, and are really in a different mindset by the time they attend an expo. They’re way more educated. It’s the biggest comment we hear time and time again, that the quality of the attendees at these shows is just off the charts. It’s so much different than it was 10 years ago." - Tom Portesy, CEO, MFV Expositions, when asked how the internet has changed how people today research franchise opportunities.


    This week on Franchise Today, co-hosts, Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto discuss the world of exploring franchise opportunities with their guest, Tom Portesy, CEO of MFV Expositions. Just ahead of Franchise Expo South in Houston, TX, an event produced by MFV with the International Franchise Association, Tom shares his perspective on how individuals have become more educated in the process of researching franchise brands and how the internet has changed the process from just a short ten years ago.


    Franchise Today airs LIVE Wednesdays at 11AM CT / 12PM ET with on-demand access on iTunes.

  • 00:57

    Digitally Speaking, Who's Listening?

    in Business

    "The phrase [Content is King] has been replaced with "Content is Queen," "Audience is the King," "Content is the Servant," "Social Media is the Kingmaker," and several others. The message is the same. Quality content delivered to your audience will produce results. Interesting and new information provided on a brand's social platforms will mark the brand higher in search engine results." - Deb Evans, Franchising World 2013


    This week on Franchise Today, Deb Evans, President of Deb Evans Consulting and Founder & co-host of the popular podcast, Social Geek Radio shares her insight and perspective on the increasingly complex, yet now mainstream digital world. Deb, along with Franchise Today co-hosts, Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto explore the importance of sharing quality content online in order to be heard through the maze of chatter that occurs on a daily basis. From social media to personal branding, brands and their leadership alike should be 'actively' utilizing the digital world to remain relevant in the eyes of stakeholders at all levels - and utilizing technology makes it easier than ever before.


    Franchise Today airs LIVE Wednesdays at 11AM CT / 12PM ET with on-demand access on iTunes.

  • 00:57

    Driving Sales While Maintaining Brand Integrity - A Five-Star Solution

    in Business

    “Bridging Worlds” focused on combining current and future business environments, new business models, the Internet of Things, disruptive technologies and unique ideas that are particularly relevant for marketing, media, advertising and customer communication. - DMEXCO 2015 - Digital Marketing Expo & Conference, 


    This week on Franchise Today co-hosts Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto welcome as their guest, Steve Baxter, Managing Director of eKomi, Inc. North America. Focusing on challenges facing many small businesses today, Steve discusses how social commerce technology is used to enable trust, increase sales, reduce returns & complaints and drive organic traffic. This is the world of reviews and recommendations. From a larger perspective it's also the world of protecting the brand.


    Franchise Today airs LIVE Wednesdays at 11AM CT / 12PM ET with on-demand access on iTunes.

  • 01:00

    Co-branding to Strengthen Relationships in the Automotive Aftermarket

    in Business

    "...what we saw in the 80's and early 90's was a lot of specialty shops. And that did one thing that was very interesting that we saw, and part of the reason why we created these co-branding opportunities is because the customer was put at a disadvantage. With specialty shops it appeared on the surface to be a convenience factor for the customer. But what the customer lost was the relationship that theyhad. Years ago you used to go to the neighborhood gas station and you knew the operator, and you had a relationship and you trusted him, right?" - Pete Baldine, President, Moran Family of Brands


    As Franchise Today launches its seventh season on the air, co-hosts, Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto welcome long-time franchise professional, Pete Baldine as their guest. Baldine is president at Moran Family of Brands, franchisor to multiple automotive franchise brands including Mr. Transmission, Milex Complete Auto Repair and AltaMere Toys for Cars. 


    In an industry that has long been perceived as not having any glitz or appeal, co-branding has enabled Moran's brands to build and strengthen relationships with both customers and franchisees alike. For customers, it offers a one-stop shop of convenient quality service. For franchisees, it offers an efficient business model that builds loyalty and repeat business while minimizing overhead. To these points, show discussion will focus on the efficiencies of co-branding and how Moran Family of Brands has addressed technology challenges with today's vehicles, necessity of a higher skill level for technicians and issues that both franchises and independent business alike are facing today.


    Franchise Today airs LIVE Wednesdays at 11AM CT / 12PM ET with on-demand access on iTunes.

  • 00:46

    For the Love of Franchising

    in Business

    When asked in a recent interview, What do you love most about being CEO, Catherine Monson, CEO & president of FastSigns responded, "I am going to start with what I love about franchising, as that is the basis of what I love about being CEO of Fastsigns International. I grew up in a small family business, and I am passionate about small business and its positive impact on the economy and our country. Franchising is the most effective business model to help people get into business for themselves: they benefit from being part of a brand with systems and procedures to help them succeed, thus being in business for themselves but not by themselves."


    In light of recent attacks on the franchise model, it's appropriate and timely Catherine Monson join co-hosts, Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto on Franchise Today to discuss issues affecting what Catherine refers to as the most effective business model to help people get into business for themselves - franchising. Catherine shares her perspective on two key issues - NLRB joint employer ruling and $15/hr minimum-wage and the ripple effect both have or will have on franchise growth for products and services brands. As FastSigns is experiencing significant growth in international markets, Catherine also shares her insight on [similar] issues facing franchisors abroad. 


    Franchise Today airs LIVE Wednesdays at 11AM CT / 12PM ET with on-demand access on iTunes.

  • 00:30

    Golden Age Of Radio Series ~ DRAGNET "Homicide" Circa 1950

    in Entertainment

    DRAGNET: This exciting episode is titled "Homicide". Sit back, relax, transport yourself back in time to the Golden Age of Radio


    Dragnet  is an American radio series, enacting the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police etective, Sergeant Joe Friday and his partners. The show takes its name from the police term "dragnet", meaning a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects.


    Dragnet is perhaps the most famous and influential police procedural drama in media history. The series gave audience members a feel for the boredom and drudgery, as well as the danger and heroism, of police work. Dragnet earned praise for improving the public opinion of police officers.


    Actor and producer Jack Webb's aims in Dragnet were for realism and unpretentious acting.


    Of all the crime dramas that ever appeared on radio, none can beat the intencity and suspence of DRAGNET. It's no-nonsense approach to presenting the dry, but realistic daily routines of police work, plus the stark drama of fighting criminals, made this series an all-time classic, both on radio, and later on, television. DRAGNET continues to be an all-time classic, and, is the drama that set the standard of all police dramas that followed it, have tried to emulate. None have been able to do so since.

  • 01:33

    Book Of Mastery With Author & Medium Paul Selig & Host Spiritman Joseph Tittel

    in Spirituality

    Join Spiritual Medium Joseph Tittel as he presents his weekly edition of Spirit Speaks Radio.


    Tonight Joseph speaks to best selling author of "The Book Of Mastery" Paul Selig.


    Paul Selig is an award winning author and channel.  His new book, THE BOOK OF MASTERY, was just released and endorsed by Deepak Chopra and Michael Beckwith.  Selig, who graduated from Yale with a Master's degree and served on the faculty of NYU and Goddard College, is more surprised than anyone by the information that comes through to him.  He's most comfortable being referred to as a Channel, but often called a Medium or Psychic. 


    • Paul will explain what your audience and how problems can learn solved by opening a channel to a higher dimension.


    • Paul has a unique empathic ability to step into other people when asked about them. By giving him a name of someone he has no knowledge about - he begins to resemble them and even takes on their cadence, facial expressions and can explain what's happening with that person.


    Join us for another wonderful evening. Taking your calls as well. 

  • 00:38

    Paul Barry

    in Self Help

    Paul Barry is a Los Angeles based Australian actor, writer, and acting teacher. His clients have secured representation with very impressive agencies. Barry runs regular, on camera, classes at the Actors Key West and is also the author of abook called "Choices"


    Today we will discuss his emory techniques, and how he came to work in Los Angeles.

  • 03:04

    Dream Catchers - Kicking It UP a Notch - Les Paul & Tai

    in Dreams

    Yes Dream Catchers is Kicking It UP a Notch or 2 big time!!! So get ready for some big and exiting changes!!! We are going to be reformatting Dream Catches to change the pace a bit to keep the show fresh and exiting.


    We want to better help you navigate the maze that people with Brain Injuries and other disabilities go through on a day to day basis so get ready to see and hear some bold new changes and take part in lively chat, Motivational Ideas, and inspirational speakers and to learning how the Americans with Disabilities act can be your ticket to ride to a better more prosperous and joyful life.


    We have decided to combine my 3 separate Brain injury Radio Network shows Dream Catchers, The Empowerment Zone and the Disability Round Table all into categories or segments all within the Dream Catchers format but also we want to mix it up a bit.


    We will also be bringing in many new Ideas and special features such as, Mind games, advocacy, Music, Music Therapy and a whole lot more so get ready to shoot for the stars and Dream on with us the Dream Catchers.

  • 02:10

    Coming Apocalypse

    in Current Events

    NASA bans the word "JESUS" never to printed or spoken again. Also Saudi Arabia is preparing to launch in March an invasion into Syria with (Sunni Coalilition) of 8 Nations with 150,000 troops. Also 2 trains collide killing 8 and injured 150. Also Franklin Graham has launched a "Take Back America" tour to start in South Carolina the same exact name of Pastor Paul Begley's "Take Back America" prophecy Conference in West Monroe, LA on March 12. Also much more current news events along with bible prophecy and the powerful Word of God. Your Host Pastor Paul Begley of Indiana. 

  • 03:55

    PRES PAUL KAGAME AGEZE AHO ABURA ABO YIZERA ATANGIRA"RECYCLING" MURI RDF

    in Politics Progressive

    1. PRES PAUL KAGAME AGEZE AHO ABURA ABO YIZERA ATANGIRA"RECYCLING" MURI RDF


    2.Dr James Gatera wayoboraga Banki ya Kigali, BK, yeguye agirwa umuyobozi wa Christal Venture ya Kagame 


    3.Amatora y'ibanze mu Rwanda yaranzwemo no gutekinika


    4.Pres Paul Kagame yasubiye mubihugu by'Abalabu aho agiye kugaragaza uburyo yarwanyije ubukene mu Rwanda


    5.Congo yatwaye igikombe cya CHAN2016, Akarusho abanyamakuru bakuye mu Rwanda nuko nta Mazi aba muri Hotel 


    6.Abakobwa 96 batwaye inda basubizwa mu rugo ntabikorwa by'itorero bakoze


    7.CNBC yimukiye i kigali Rwanda