• 00:44

    1800Fix.com Franchise on Franchise Interviews

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    Over the years, we have had some interesting and new franchise concepts.  This week Franchise Interviews is meeting with Tony Brea, Co-Founder of 1800Fix.com.  The mission of 1800Fix.com is to become the #1 alternative "secondary technology market" service and sales provider.  1800Fix.com provides consumers with a superior, alternative channel for smartphone and technology/electronics repair, sales, trade-ins, and must have accessories, making the latest technology both attainable and affordable for everyone to own and maintain. As Tony mentions on the show, they fix almost everything but toasters.

    In part 2, you will hear a clip from our interview with franchise consultant Tom Scarda on our Great Quotes in Franchising Podcast.

  • 00:34

    Franchise Interviews welcomes back Cartridge World.

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    We are meeting with Bill Swanson, CEO of Cartridge World.

    Cartridge World background:

    •             Cartridge World is the world’s leading retailer and franchisor specializing in selling brand name printers, high-quality ink and toner cartridges, printing supplies and service for business and domestic customers.

    •             The company pioneered an industry 20 years ago, and is still the global franchise leader with 1,400 stores in 50 countries.

    •             This year, Cartridge World will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary in the U.S.

    •             Cartridge World was named #90 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list.

    •             While Staples and Office Max/Depot have announced plans to close 625 stores, Cartridge World is looking to fill that need in communities across the country. Ex-big box store managers and B2B sales peoples are ideal franchisee candidates for the company.


    In Part 2, we have a clip from our Great Quotes in Franchising Podcast.  Franchise Interviews meets with Jeffrey Bier who owns and operates the Franklin Lakes, New Jersey location and Norman Friedman a multi store Cartridge World owner who owns and operates the Brick, New Jersey and the Toms River, New Jersey Cartridge World locations.

  • 01:12

    FranchiseTeacher.com Meets with Franchise Interviews

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    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. 

  • 00:53

    Franchise Interviews Meets with the Big Frog Franchise Opportunity

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    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. 



  • 00:34

    Franchise Interviews meets with the bluefrog Plumbing and Drain franchise

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    We have a great show  today - We are meeting  with Mark Dawson, CEO and President of bluefrog Plumbing + Drain.

    Bluefrog Plumbing + Drain™ was launched in 2014 by a team with decades of plumbing franchise industry experience. It is a proud member of Home Brands Group™, which manages popular franchise companies that date back to 1979, including the Re-Bath® full bathroom remodeling brand. While bluefrog Plumbing + Drain™ is the newest national plumbing company, we've already made a splash, mixing proven systems and years of experience with new innovation and exceptional territory availabilit

  • 00:38

    Franchise Interviews Meets with the Batteries Plus Bulbs Franchise Opportunity

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    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.

  • 00:40

    John Blair of Frannet Meets with Franchise Interviews

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    We are meeting John Blair, Director of Marketing for Frannet. FranNet is North America's most respected leader in matching individuals with franchise opportunities. Based in Louisville, Ky., FranNet has more than 100 consultants across North America and Europe who use a proprietary profiling and consultative process to determine a business model unique to each client's goals, skill sets and interests, and has matched thousands of entrepreneurs to rewarding small business opportunities. FranNet has been recognized by INC. magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in America for the last four years.

  • 00:37

    Franchise Interviews Meets with the Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Franchise

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    We are meeting with Scott Nichols, Director of Franchise Business Development for Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores. 

    The Outlet stores (Sears Outlet) are designed to provide customers with in-store and online access to purchase new, one-of-a-kind, out-of-carton, discontinued, obsolete, used, reconditioned, overstocked and scratched and dented products across a broad assortment of merchandise categories, including home appliances, apparel, mattresses, sporting goods, tools and lawn and garden equipment at prices that are significantly lower than manufacturers’ suggested list prices.


    Sears Outlet is the oldest of the four store formats and was established in 1968. The newest format, Sears Home Appliance Showroom, was introduced in late 2007. The majority of its stores are Sears Hometown Stores, a format which grew from the legacy Sears catalog stores and celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013.


  • 00:52

    Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria Meets with Franchise Interviews

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    We are meeting with World Pizza Champion Glenn Cybulski, Co-Founder of Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria.Persona Pizzeria offers a delicious and truly authentic Neapolitan Pizza at a great value without the long wait.

    The pizza industry, once dominated by delivery and take out concepts, is now in the midst of reinventing itself to fit into the fast casual mold. And while there are a number of pizzerias jumping on the fast casual trend, none is more innovative than Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria, a create-your-own, hand crafted authentic Neapolitan pizzeria and only concept of its kind in the country with an Italian trained Pizzaiolo.
    Having opened its first location in Santa Barbara, California in February 2013, Persona has since become the #1 pizzeria in the region and recently announced plans to expand its national footprint with a one-of-a-kind franchise opportunity.

    We follow segment 1 up with clips from of our interview on CBS Radio and with the franchise king Joel Libava.  


  • 00:46

    Ann Connor, Women Empowered By Business Award on Franchise Interviews

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    This week Franchise Interviews is meeting with franchisee of AdviCoach Ann Connor.  Ann recently received a Crystal Award from WEBB Women Empowered By Business

     Every year, WEBB - Women Empowered By Business , an organization designed to support, encourage and empower women to go into business and to grow their business, recognizes select female entrepreneurs for their exceptional success and mentorship to other women in business. For her outstanding achievement, mentorship effort and work ethic, Ann Connor, owner of the AdviCoach(r) in Keene, N.H., was awarded with the WEBB Crystal award.

    WEBB's mission is to promote successful entrepreneurship among women by providing opportunities and resources designed to educate, empower, and enlighten them as they embrace the challenges of business ownership. The organization presents the WEBB Crystal award each year to women within its network who exemplify this mission by mentoring women entrepreneurs in their local communities as well as WEBB members.

    "Ann is constantly going above and beyond the line of duty for her clients and for the female entrepreneurs she mentors," said Judy Stoleson, co-founder of WEBB. "Her work ethic and dedication, not only to her own success, but to the success of other business owners in her community serves as an inspiration to the women in our network." Prior to investing in AdviCoach, a premier source for business coaching and advisory services, Connor served as a Senior Buyer for the retailer Sam's Club and other large organizations. While she enjoyed her work, and had built success in the retail industry, Connor wanted to pursue a career that allowed for more autonomy and thus began an independent company whose purpose was to develop new products for a variety of retail companies.  In part 2, you will hear an interview with the President of Franchise Interviews Marty McDermott on WVOX radio.


  • 00:35

    Franchise Interviews Meets with the Money Mailer franchise opportunity

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    We are meeting with Chris Rimlinger, VP of Marketing for the Money Mailer franchise.  For over 34 years, Money Mailer franchisees and their staffs have helped local business owners increase market share. Their targeted, hyper-local approach allows business to reach prospects with offers in the mail, online, on mobile devices and through social media. Coupon usage continues to soar with 86% of households now using coupons and more strong growth ahead. Learn more about this exciting opportunity by listening to the show.

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