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  • 01:00

    Sustainable Franchising - It Starts with Culture

    in Business

    This week on Franchise Today the topic is culture and who better to discuss with co-hosts Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto than someone from a franchise organization that lives and breathes culture and everything that are key components to culture. This week's guest fits the bill perfectly and from an organization, The Dwyer Group that epitomizes the right culture in franchising. A returning guest to Franchise Today is Mark Liston, President of Glass Doctor, a brand of The Dwyer Group. In franchising since 1981, Mark has been very involved with the International Franchise Association in a variety of roles and is currently on the Board of Governors for the Certified Franchise Executive Board, having served as Chairman of that Board for two years.  He is also on the Educational Foundations Board of Trustees. Previously he served the VetFran and Marketing and PR Committees.


    Franchise Today airs LIVE every Wednesday at 11AM CT / 12PM ET. Each show is available on-demand on iTunes. Franchise Today is also on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/FranchiseToday.

  • 00:54

    Student, Teacher & Advocate - A Bright Star Shines in Franchising

    in Business

    "Begin your discovery and become a student of franchising while you are following the path to launching and growing your franchis system." These powerful words by Shelly Sun from her book, Grow Smart Risk Less are much more than advice for others. They're words Sun continues to live by as she has truly become a student of franchising (and teacher and advocate) and the success of her brand, BrightStar Care is evidence of her commitment to sustainable and sensible franchising.


    This week on Franchise Today, co-hosts Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto discuss with Shelly Sun the trials and tribulations of becoming a world-class franchisor. In addition to improving unit-economics and growing BrightStar beyond US borders, Shelly also focuses on issues affecting franchising such as recent NLRB ruling on 3rd party employers and $15 per hour minimum wage, and the reasons behind her generosity of both time and resources to causes and industry events alike. As 2009 IFA Entrepreneur of the Year, Shelly also shares her thoughts on entrepreneurship, a timely subject as this week's show airs during Global Entrepreneurship Week.


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

  • 01:00

    The Future of Franchising - Financial Perspective via Data and Analysis

    in Business

    Helping to change the basic way decisions are made through data and analysis that are timely, objective and helpful. FRANdata has a big vision: To positively impact decisions at all levels of the franchise industry.


    This week on Franchise Today, Ron Feldman, Chief Development Officer of FRANdata shares his perspective on the future of franchising. Discussing the various challenges facing franchising including escalating minimum wages and joint employer decisions, Feldman focuses on how these challenges may adversely affect franchise organizations of all sizes. He also shares his thoughts on unit-economics and its effect on franchise finance.


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


     

  • 00:32

    NextGen in Franchising Roundtable with 2014 Competition Winners

    in Business

    YSN and Young & Successful Media Founder/CEO Jen Kushell and Franchise Focus Co-Host Graham Chapman lead a roundtable discussion featuring Everline Coatings' John Evans and Know My World's Lisa Petro - two of the 2014 NextGen competition winners.   This is part of an ongoing series devoted to the NextGen initiative and millennials in franchising.   Stay tuned throughout October as we bring on other past winners from the NextGen in Franchising Competition, some of the most passionate and interesting people in franchising, who stop by to share their experiences and tips/tricks to help this year's contestants shine!


    To learn more about the Franchise Focus podcast, The Educated Franchisee and the NextGen franchising initiative, please check out the following links:



    Educated Franchisee website
    Rick Bisio's LinkedIn Published Posts
    Jen Kushell's Published Post Featuring a Q&A with the IFA
    NextGen in Franchising Website
    NextGen in Franchising Contest Submission Form
    NextGen in Franchising Facebook Page

  • 01:00

    Athlete and Franchising

    in Business

    NFL veteran Michael Stone and Franchise Today co-host/franchise industry veteran Stan Friedman, co-founders of (PAFI) The Professional Athlete Franchise Initiative, now in it's 7th year, will talk with Franchise Today co-host, Paul Segreto about recent athlete/franchisee successes and what’s on the horizon at PAFI. 


    Join us as we discuss how franchisors, athletes and suppliers have all come together to successfully advance the business model of pro athletes in franchising.  Tune in as we discuss how up and coming, twilight year and even retired veterans of the court or field can trade in their play books for Ops. Manuals and keep producing wealth and legacy through franchising.  FRANCHISING: the ONLY game these athletes play, that NEVER GOES OUT OF SEASON!  In addition, Mike and Stan will preview some new ideas on the horizon that PAFI is exploring with Expos like those produced by MFV, Franchise Update’s Multi-Unit Conference and of course, PAFI’s own 7th Annual Franchise Summit during the spring of 2016, in Atlanta.  


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

  • 00:36

    NextGen Social Franchising Concept - Reviving Bread with Alexander Walzl

    in Business

    2014 NextGen winner and pioneer Alexander Walzl joins YSN and Young & Successful Media Founder/CEO Jen Kushell and Franchise Focus Co-Host Graham Chapman for a fascinating podcast about social franchising.   This is part of an ongoing Franchise Focus series devoted to the NextGen initiative and millennials in franchising.   Stay tuned throughout October as we bring on other past winners from the NextGen in Franchising Competition, some of the most passionate and interesting people in franchising, who stop by to share their experiences and tips/tricks to help this year's contestants shine!


    To learn more about the Franchise Focus podcast, The Educated Franchisee and the NextGen franchising initiative, please check out the following links:



    Educated Franchisee Website
    Rick Bisio's NextGen Published Post with an IFA Q&A
    Jen Kushell's NextGen Published Post with an IFA Q&A
    NextGen in Franchising Website
    NextGen in Franchising Contest Submission Form
    NextGen in Franchising Facebook Page

  • 00:37

    2nd Annual NextGen in Franchising Competition Overview - Jen Kushell

    in Business

    Jen Kushell and Co-Host Graham Chapman sit down for an inspired discussion about the 2nd annual NextGen in Franchising Competition

  • 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.

  • 00:58

    Paying it Forward in Franchising

    in Business

    "Today, I pay it forward by offering my perspective, experience, advice, and connections to select franchisees, franchisors, and suppliers so that they can “see what they don’t see” and achieve their highest levels of success." - John "Johnny Franchise" Francis


    This week on Franchise Today, John Francis, aka Johnny Franchise joins co-hosts, Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto to discuss his perspective on issues threatening franchising as we know it today. As a Board Member and advisor to a number of prominent franchise organizations and a wealth of experience as a former franchisee and franchisor, John shares his point of view from both the executive suite and front line. Having grown up in the franchise industry, John focuses on "franchising done right" and today helps franchise organizations see what they don't see. He will do the same on Franchise Today, helping industry professionals (show listeners) see what they don't [or might not be able to] see.


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

  • 01:06

    Talking in Circles: Kansas Review; Franchising in NASCAR; Talladega Preview

    in Sports

    Kansas Speedway was a crazy place Sunday afternoon, as Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth both made contact with 5 laps to go battling for the lead, and Matt got spun out, and Joey went to the inside and went on for the win. It was a very controversial move, and we'll give our ideas on who was at fault, and what the fall out may be after the incident. 


    Bob Pockrass from ESPN.com wrote an article that came out yesterday about the franchising system that NASCAR COULD be introducing in 2016. If you read his article, there is a lot that will go into the franchising system that Pockrass has laid out. We'll talk about that and what this may do for the sport in the long-term future. 


    We'll also talk about the new restart procedures at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend. We will talk about that and what's actually behind why this decision was made to go back to one green-white-checkered, instead of the usual three. 


    Also, even though the Silly Season has been dead in the Sprint Cup Series, it's heating up in both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series, including a big name in the truck Series switching teams in 2016. We'll give our insights on that as well. 


    And your phone calls at 917-889-8280. 


     

  • 01:01

    Franchising: Inside the Mind of a Business Mogul with Michael Melton

    in Finance

    Join hosts, Anthony, Steven, Monica and Judith as they discuss franchising with entrepreneur, Michael Melton of M.E. Melton Enterprises.