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Welcome to Franchise Interviews weekly podcast and radio show. If you ever dreamed of one day owning your own business, then you have come to the right place. Listen to detailed interviews/podcasts with some of the most informative sources on the topics of franchising and entrepreneurship. People are hungry for good vital content (Keyes, 2009). To date, we have recorded over 650 interviews on our weekly franchise radio show with some of the top franchisors, franchise experts, franchise attorneys, franchisees, and franchise authors. You can even listen to our shows based on category of interest on our website at We have met with some exciting new franchise concepts as well as some of the biggest names in franchising. As a visitor to our website, all you have to do is click and listen. So grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy. Live shows can be heard on Blog Talk Radio every Thursday at 10AM EST, 7AM PST. It's no problem if you can't listen to the live show. Each show is recorded and immediately placed in our library of audio archives. To date, we have had over a quarter of a million listeners! Franchise Interviews is hosted by Dr. Martin J. McDermott.

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If you want to be part of a healthcare brand that has built its success by putting patients first, explore the Pearle Vision franchise opportunity.Pearle Vision is one of the largest optical retailers in North America, with more than 500 EyeCare... more

In part 1, we are meeting with entrepreneur and the founder of the BBQ Cleaner Jeffrey Krentzman. Jeff discusses the following: What are some of the pros and cons you encounter as your own boss? What is the hardest part of starting your... more

There are two key elements you receive when buying a franchise: They include a system and a brand. Today we have the honor of speaking with award winning marketing professional, lecturer and teacher, Dr. John Tantillo. Dr. Tantillo (aka... more

This week we are discussing two must read books before Memorial or Labor Day. We begin the show with Danny Lyon, author of The Colour of My Underwear is Blue. With over 60 marathons and 20 years of business experience,Danny Lyon... more

Today's podcast features a roundtable session with three franchise experts. You will hear from franchise expert Jim Coen. Jim suggested most people know what they like but they don't necessarily know what would be a good franchise... more

Swimming with the Sharks Today we are going to play clips from two franchises that appeared on one of our favorite shows…Shark Tank. When Michael and Babz Barnett saw a tweet from ABC scouting contestants for new TV... more

One of the most frequent questions I get is what is our most popular podcast to date. Interestingly, it came from our Great Quotes in Franchising podcast with Tony Lutfi…over 44,000 views to date. His advice to our listeners was... more

Several years ago, I was inspired to conduct a study on women in franchising based on my interview with Gigi Butler. The study was titled, ?Women Entrepreneurs and the Influence of Gender on Successful Franchising". The... more

It recently occurred to me I haven't shared with our listeners what else I do in addition to Franchise Interviews. I am a full-time professor and course leader for several marketing courses at Purdue University Global. I am excited to share... more

Several years ago, one of my peers Elzie Flenard introduced me to motivational speaker Steve Pavlina. Steve produced a number of great podcasts available to the public (uncopyright) on motivation, entrepreneurship and life balance. This... more
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