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  • 00:51

    NextGen and Franchise Fitness with Iron Tribe's Jim Cavale

    in Business

    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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 00:31

    Generating Franchise Leads in Facebook

    in Social Networking

    Social Geek Radio welcomes special guest Paul Pickett, VP of Franchise Development at Wild Birds Unlimited! Paul is one of the top franchise sales executives in the industry and will chat with us about using Facebook, other social channels, and digital media to connect and build relationships. 

    Join us live at 8pm ET Wednesday!


     

  • 00:35

    Exclusive Interview with Maxout Strength Studio's Matt Cubbler and Jason Griggs

    in Business

    Co-Host Graham Chapman sits down for a fantastic interview with Matt Cubbler and Jason Griggs of Maxout Strength Studios - a franchise concept devoted to helping teens and young adults build their mind, body and soul.  Listen in as these two fiery and passionate entrepreneurs share more about the unique fitness and mentorship franchise and discuss the benefits to becoming a franchise owner. Check out the Maxout Strength Studio 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

  • 00:45

    #14- Family Business with Daphne - Professor Egghead Science Academy & Franchise

    in Entrepreneur

    I interview a dynamic team of brothers who run a STEM education franchise:  Professor Egghead Science Academy. Learn what it takes to operate a franchise that solves a problem in education, and why a franchise model works for them.


    Learn more on my blog: daphnemallory.blogspot.com. Like me on Facebook:


    Daphne Mallory, Esq. is a contributor for Entrepreneur Magazine and The Huffington Post, as well as a media personality, and international speaker and trainer on Family Business.


    Billboard Magazine described Daphne as "Engaging Fans... Forging a New Path." Her work and life has been featured on ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC, The Dr. Oz Show, Self Magazine, Woman's Day, Essence Magazine, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Brown Alumni Magazine, Black Enterprise and more.


    She is the radio and television talk show host and producer of Family Business with Daphne Mallory on 103.9 FM KDKI. She appears as a guest expert on other television and radio programs. She has written over 1,000 articles for national and web publications.


    She is originally from Liberia, one of the poorest countries in Africa. Her father was sent to Oxford University by his company which paved the way for her to attend school in London after his return, as a child, and alone. She learned to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and leadership skills to survive in three different countries: Liberia, England and the United States.

  • 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 

  • 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.


     

  • 00:43

    NextGen and Healthy Vending with H.U.M.A.N's Sean Kelly

    in Business

    Sean Kelly, Founder and CEO of H.U.M.A.N., an innovative healthy vending franchise concept with more than 150 locations, joins Franchise Focus co-host Graham Chapman and special guest Jen Kushell for a lively conversation about the youth movement within franchising.   Listen in as the trio discusses HUMAN in depth and details why healthy franchise concepts are such an excellent fit for young and passionate entrepreneurs.   Check out the H.U.M.A.N. 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

  • 00:31

    Franchising the Waxing Industry

    in Business

    We have a great show today.  We are meeting with Summer Vasilas and Alex Arlotta the founders of Waxing the City. As the upkeep of individual body parts such as eyelash extensions, facials, body waxing and pedicures spurs growth of offshoot single-service salon concepts, fitness industry giants are starting to dip into the lucrative niche beauty business. One example is 3,000-unit international co-ed fitness chain Anytime Fitness, the world’s largest and fastest growing co-ed fitness franchise, which recently acquired the emerging wax-only franchise, Waxing the City.  In part 2, we hear from franchise expert Karol Mercurio on our Great Quotes in Franchising podcast.

  • 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.