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  • 01:00

    Women in Franchising

    in Business

    This week on Franchise Today, Host, Paul Segreto is joined by Mary Ann O'Connell, Founder of FranWise, a full-service franchise-consulting firm, specializing in strategic planning, operations, documentation and compliance. Women in Franchising is the topic of discussion that will parallel Mary Ann's long career in franchising from franchisee to franchise corporate executive to business owner providing guidance and support to the franchise community.

    About Our Guest

    Mary Ann was introduced to franchising as the first Money Mailer franchise. For 11 years, she and her partner expanded two franchises while she coached other franchisees. She then worked for her franchisor, Money Mailer, Inc., as VP of Franchise Support Services for over 600 franchisees. Mary Ann then joined Great Clips, Inc. and as part of its leadership staff, she launched two major markets and continued to develop two mature markets overseeing all aspects of operations and training.

    As a consultant and founder of FranWise® she has worked with major brands, new concepts and the top professionals in the world of franchising.  FranWise® boasts an impressive client list of over 80 brands and maintains strong relationships with its past and present clients. Mary Ann is also an active member of the IFA and serves on many committees and the Supplier Forum Advisory Board.  She is frequently asked to contribute articles and be a speaker for many franchise-related events.

  • 00:31

    Accelerated Digital Strategies in Franchising

    in Technology

    Paul Segreto, CEO Franchise Foundry joins Deb Evans and Jack Monson. Paul along with Lee Plave and Theresa Huszka will present "Web 2.0: Data + Social Media" at upcoming Franchise Expo South. Paul will give us a sneak peak to his presentation and tips on effectively using social media within franchising. 

    About Paul Segreto

    Paul is responsible for Franchise Foundry corporate strategy and business development. Paul also works with Franchise Foundry’s portfolio and clients to improve unit economics and to strengthen systems and processes. Paul has extensive franchising experience and is a Certified Franchise Executive. He has over twenty years of franchise experience and has exclusively served the franchise industry as consultant and coach, senior-level corporate executive, advocate, multi-unit franchisee and area developer.

    Connect with Paul, Deb and Jack on Twitter.

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  • 00:20

    Live From Multi-Unit Franchising Conference

    in Technology

    Join hosts Deb Evans, President Franchise Foundry and Jack Monson, Global Director Manalto Social Media on Wed April 8th. Jack will broadcast live from the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas! Deb will test streaming live from Houston using the new Periscope app! 

    Follow the #SocialGeekRadio tweets via Deb or Jack on Twitter!

  • 00:43

    Franchising Tips; Better Management Techniques;

    in Business

    Alan Georger is Vice-President of Franchise Marketing Systems, which has become one of the primary organizations for providing full-service marketing and sales support consulting to franchise clients.

    Cameron Heard on how to better manage, grow a small business.

  • 01:02

    A Bird's Eye Perspective on Franchising

    in Entrepreneur

    This week on Franchise Today host Marissa Ruderman is joined by Paul Pickett, VP of Franchise Development at Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc.. Marissa and Paul will be taking a bird's eye perspective on the world of franchising. They will be discussing one of the things that separates the Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc. franchise from others: the personal passion needed to be successful. Each franchise has a strong personal passion for the bird watching hobby and business enterprise. In addition, Paul will be diving into their unique business model, which operates as an operator model rather than an executve model. Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc. is aiming to spread their mission AND build a business enterprise, which has led them to undergo a cultural shirt from a buffet line model of providing lots of choices over the past five years. Lastly, Paul will shed some light on thier out of the box resources and suppliers. About Our Guest Paul Pickett's career with Wild Birds Unlimited (WBU) has perfectly combined his love of birds, nature, and people. He joined the WBU team as the first full-time employee in 1989 shortly after graduating with a master's degree in biology and ornithology from the University of North Dakota. He has more than two decades of experience in working with potential franchisees as they decide to join the WBU team. He also has managed all site selection and lease negotiation assistance for the brand. Paul Pickett has over 24 years of experience of 'Bringing People and Nature Together" as the VP of Franchise Development for Wild Birds Unlimited, leading the Franchise Development team to grow their franchise system to over 280 stores. Additionally, he manages all of the legal and real estate responsibilities for Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc.

  • 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.

  • 00:30

    NextGen in Franchising Success Stories with Jennifer Kushell and Scott Donnell

    in Business

    Jennifer Kushell, Founder & CEO of Young & Successful Media and YSN (Your Success Now), and Scott Donnell, President of APEX Fun Run, join Franchise Focus co-hosts Rick Bisio and Graham Chapman for a lively discussion about the International Franchise Association's NextGen initiative.   Listen in as Kushell and Donnell share their feedback from the NextGen Summit at the IFA Convention and provide examples of some of the most exciting and innovative young minds in franchising.

    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

  • 01:01

    Technology in Franchising

    in Business

    The Franchise Model Series wraps up this week on Franchise Today with a segment on Technology in Franchising. Host, Paul Segreto is joined by Amit Pamecha, Founder & CEO of FranConnect, one of the leading technology companies in franchising. Paul and Amit discuss current state of affairs in franchising technology, what franchisors should be doing to improve their technology infrastructure and taking it to the local level, the state of consumer and franchisee technology.
    About Our Guest
    Amit Pamecha is the Founder and CEO of FranConnect – the world’s #1 provider of franchise management and recruitment systems. Amit has personally worked with over 300 franchise organizations, helping them implement solutions for improving franchise recruitment, enhancing franchisee relationships and performance. Under Amit’s leadership, FranConnect has grown to become the world’s largest technology provider to franchise systems with over 450 franchise brands as customers. Amit is also a frequent speaker, motivator, and strategist helping franchise organizations find creative solutions to their complex needs. Amit serves on the board of the IFA supplier forum and is a Certified Franchise Executive.

  • 00:59

    Franchising Out The Kingdom....

    in Spirituality

    On this episode of Kingdom Talk Radio we will discuss accountability in the Kingdom.... We will tackle how church organizations can start anywhere,  any time, any place, by any one and nothing is done to hold one another accountable and responsible.... Join the discussion by calling 347 996 5129 or www.blogtalkradio.com/ministertonydyson

  • 00:37

    Let's Talk Franchising with Hossein Kasmai, CEO of Franchise Creator

    in Business

    This morning we are going to be discussing franchising with Hossein Kasmai, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Franchise Creator.  Mr. Kasmai founded many franchise concepts of his own including Guard-A-Kid. Guard-A-Kid founded in 2005, quickly became the industry leader and a very successful franchise in the field of Children and family safety.  Mr. Kasmai gives his advice to prospective franchisors and franchisees.  Franchise Creator provides a one stop approach to franchise development.  In part 2, we will hear a clip from our Great Quotes in Franchising Podcast.  

  • 00:33

    A Unique Franchising Business Model

    in Business

    Adie Horowitz, the founder of Licenders, is a mother who felt like she had nowhere to turn when her children were diagnosed as “having lice.”  As an informed mother, Adie insisted that there must be alternative methods for removing lice without using highly toxic products that were in the marketplace.  Adie created her own lice removal process and product line.  Within  three months, Adie’s services were in such high demand, she recognized the business potential.  With a resurgence of lice throughout Europe and the US, Licenders was in the right place at the right time.   Licenders is the premier lice-ending company in the USA, specializing in head lice removal. Our line of all natural products are used to kill the lice, and the AirAlle Device, created by Larada Sciences,  is used to dehydrate every nit.  The interview will focus on their unique franchising business model.