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  • 00:30

    Franchise Interviews Meets with the Snapology Franchise Opportunity

    in Entrepreneur

    We are meeting with Laura Coe, co-founder of Snapology.  Snapology offers a wide array of interactive, play-based activities for children ages 1-14 – including enrichment classes, birthday parties, workshops, camps, scouting events and field trips – mainly using building materials such as LEGO® bricks and other similar building tools and technology. The programs can be customized based on the number of children, age of children and time allotment, and can be broken down into individual classes, such as superhero or Minecraft themed events, competition robotics teams, science classes, team building events and motor skill development courses that are perfect for pre-school children.

    Additionally, the curriculum is designed to benefit gifted and traditional students, as well as children with special needs, including those with sensory processing and autism spectrum disorders. Founded in 2010 and franchising since 2015, Snapology's mission is to provide children with an opportunity to engage in playful learning activities that stimulate creativity and an interest in learning. 

  • 00:49

    Franchise Interviews Meets with the School Spirit Vending Franchise Opportunity

    in Entrepreneur

    We are meeting with Matt Miller of School Spirit Vending.  School Spirit Vending (SSV) is focused on providing hassle-free, year-round fundraising opportunities for as many schools across the country as possible. It’s their goal to help save kids from the door-to-door sales associated with traditional school fundraisers. SSV’s program requires no volunteers, relieving the fundraising burden off of their schools, so they can focus on what they do best – educating their kids!

    Founded in 2007, SSV has created a unique community support system across the country for operators and their families. Their focus on creating multigenerational businesses helps develop entrepreneurs in all age groups throughout the SSV team.

  • 00:55

    Positively Memorable Communications - A Success Rx

    in Business

    This week on Franchise Today co-hosts, Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto welcome as their guest, Nancy Friedman (no relation to Stan) aka Telephone Doctor. Nancy is a 2-time IFA mini session speaker – and has brought her keynote programs and workshops to dozens of franchise conferences around the country, entertaining the audience with her straight talk, no nonsense, common sense approach to her  tips, ideas, skills and techniques. Covering all 6 touch points of communication… email, snail mail, phone, fax  and face to face, Nancy is more that “just" telephones as she explains how positively memorable experiences are more than just for customers!

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

  • 00:39

    HQ Overtime: Raptors vs. Pacers, Game 6

    in Basketball

    John Gaudes is joined by Raptors HQ's Sean Woodley and Daniel Hackett to break down a crushing Game 6 loss for the Raptors against the Pacers, look ahead to a potentially franchise-changing Game 7 and answer some distraught listener questions. Stay tuned for HQ Overtime following every Raptors playoff game.

  • 00:30

    Franchise Interviews Meets with the Stone Coat Franchise Opportunity

    in Entrepreneur

    We have a great show today.  We are meeting with Sam Hance, President of Stone Coat. This Dallas-based company is the leading innovator of a unique process creating true stone wall finishes. The company exclusive "Blown Stone" system allows you to literally resurface almost any vertical surface with a real stone finish, meaning homeowners save time and money rather than placing traditional stone in their homes.

    Originally developed in Europe to restore old historic buildings, Stone Coat is a proprietary blend of Limestone and other natural stone materials and minerals specifically designed to be blown onto almost any vertical surface. Once applied, it is able to be carved, shaped, and colored in a variety of ways, including Austin chalk, river rock, cast stone, and many more. Each finish is a custom inspiration of the artisan at work. Recreating the look of Flagstone, Limestone, Brick or Slate is all possible.

    Founded in 2010 and franchising since 2015 and with more than 20 dealers and distributors already operating across the country -Stone Coat is looking to expand its national footprint with as many as 25-30 franchise units in 2016 and 150 in the next several years.

    In part 2, we will play a clip from our Great Quotes in Franchising Podcast. 

  • 01:41

    Kings Of Non Sequitur: 2016 NFL Draft Aftermath

    in Football

    This year, the NFL Draft is being defined by the top two picks being acquired via trade by two organizations desperate for that franchise QB.  Time will tell if Jared Goff and Carson Wentz were worth the bounty paid by the Rams and Eagles.  Jay and Dre share their thoughts on the 1st night of the 2nd and final (for now) draft to eminate from the Windy City.


    Theme music credit:  "Breaking Bad" by Jahzzar


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  • 00:54

    Franchise Interviews Meets with the Nutty Scientists Franchise Opportunity

    in Entrepreneur

    We are meeting with Shery Christopher, the Sr. Vice President of Nutty Scientists USA.  Nutty Scientists is the leading provider of interactive programs related to science and geared toward students PK-6, incorporating aspects of technology, engineering and math. The Nutty Scientists cater to afterschool programs and host interactive shows and special events led by instructors trained to orchestrate detailed experiments in a playful, yet structured atmosphere. In addition, the Nutty Scientists delivers its award-winning curriculum at camps, birthday parties and in-class workshops designed to teach children about science in a fun and collaborative way.

    The franchise was founded in Madrid, Spain in 1996 and has grown to serve more than 9 million children in locations across the U.S. and in 40 countries around the world.

  • 00:26

    Start a Business Radio Show April 2016 #6

    in Business

    Unlike the Shopping Mall type of franchise sites that you’ll see on the Internet, I offer my clients a comprehensive program for evaluating their, strengths, weaknesses & transferable skill in order to match them up with the perfect Franchise Model that will maximize their probability for success. As a franchise company founder myself, I have relationships with over 500 Franchise & Business Opportunity companies including many affordable Home Based Business Models starting as low as $10,000. I also have numerous competitive financing options available to recommend. Even though I'm located in the Greater Pittsburgh Area, I can work with clients in all 50 States & Canada. For more information contact me at: 724-875-8050 or www.BruceV.com

  • 02:01

    the ripped review #88

    in Music


    I am here to talk about the ever so popular "Leafs by Snoop." I have been anticipating reviewing this product for you guys for awhile. i am excited to finally get around to it.

    So to start, This man offers a crap ton of goodies to choose from with his name on it. Hes got tons of flower, a large amount of concentrates, and an impressive collection of edibles. His most popular are his gummy and his chocolate selection, however, the taffy or "dogg treats lemon cherry fruit chews" really caught my eye sitting there on the shelf..... so i went with it.... annnndd BOY AM I GLAD I DID! what a unique edible. what a change of pace, and a new refreshing punch after sooo many gummies and chocolates like edipure and incredibles, and the brands that try to mimic them. i was relieved to have tried something new. The flavor of these things are outstanding!! they taste even better then name brand willy wonka laffy taffy no lie! they exploded in my mouth with juicy flavor. I wanted to hate on these... i really truly did, because i believe in the little guy working harder on their product than a corporate franchise, however, i gotta give it to him 4 stars. Why 4 stars you ask? the price. snoop knows people will be willing to pay for his name. especially tourists coming to the area. i paid $20 for his 80mg product which was actually being sold on the cheaper side. Ive seen his product for $25 to 30 in some places.... which is just outstandingly pricey for recreational. i am used to paying around $20 to $25 for 100mg not just 80..... so i kinda felt like i was getting "0.8ed" by my drug dealer lol. smart business move, but the average Joe in the area that knows prices might not go for this product. if you are rich and don't give 2 shakes of a lambs ass then this is the product for you.... in fact i highly recommend it to the stupid rich actually....


  • 00:12

    WGN America's Underground Star Aldis Hodge

    in Entertainment

    The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview WGN America's Underground Star Aldis Hodge. Wednesdays 10/9 C on WGN 

    Driven, perceptive and restless, Noah is known on the plantation for his dexterity as a blacksmith... and the telltale marks on his back that reveal a history of his dreams of freedom.

    Aldis Hodge is best known for his role as 'Alec Hardison' on TNT’s highly rated television series, “Leverage" which nabbed a People's Choice Award in 2013. He can currently be seen in the Amazon pilot, “The After” from “X-Files” creator Chris Carter in addition to his recurring role on AMC’s “Turn: Washington’s Spies.” Most recently, Hodge appears on the big screen starring in the Universal feature, "Straight Outta Compton" with Paul Giamatti and O’Shea Jackson Jr. Hodge also can be seen in the Fox Searchlight eco-terrorism thriller "The East", co-starring Alexander Skarsgard, Ellen Page, Patricia Clarkson and Brit Marling. Directed by Zal Batmanglij, the film premiered at Sundance 2013. Hodge also appeared in Twentieth Century Fox’s "A Good Day to Die Hard", the latest installment of the "Die Hard" franchise. Hodge is currently filming the highly anticipated Tom Cruise action feature, "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back", for Paramount Pictures.

  • 00:18

    Ep 58: Babiators Sunglasses Founders Molly and Ted Fienning

    in Business

    Summary: Joe Flood sits down with Babiators
    sunglasses founders Molly and Ted Fienning to discuss how they
    turned a spontaneous idea on a military base runway into a
    children's fashion company.