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Franchise Today

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Welcome to Franchise Today as it celebrates its 11th year in 2020! Join host Stan Friedman, President of FRM Solutions every Wednesday at 12 PM ET / 11 AM CT as he provides full disclosure on what’s going on inside Franchising today and serves up discussions with weekly guests, who will talk about best practices for scaling their busunesses for sustainable growth and sensible franchising. Each podcast begins with the Front of the House. This could feature Industry news, updates birthdays of the week or news about who's on the move… This will be followed by a weekly featured guest interview, with someone from the world of franchising. Could be either a franchisor, franchisee or a supplier, that provides insights into high-level support services or top-quality products to better enable the franchise community. Each podcast will wrap with a look ahead to upcoming industry events, upcoming guests or important dates on the horizon.

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Michelle Fee is the founder and CEO of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative. Backed by more than 35 years in the industry, Michelle is a well-rounded corporate travel veteran with in-depth knowledge in... more

Kit Vinson is a marketing specialist with over 20 years of experience from the ground up. His resume includes corporations such as Hillenbrand Industries, Service Corp. International and Infinity Broadcasting, showing his experience in... more

Bette Fetter is the Founder and CEO of Young Rembrandts. She is also the author of Being Visual: Raising a Generation of Visual Thinkers! Bette's life's work has been focused on the importance of creative arts and visual learning in... more

Christian Pillat is passionate about transforming disruptive ideas into actionable business strategies. As co-CEO of TRANSITIV, he does just that. Transitiv provides franchisors and franchisees with cutting edge intelligence about their... more

This Grandpre is all about slow and steady... No race here! Chris Grandpre is the Chairman and CEO of Outdoor Living Brands, the franchisors of multiple brands: Archadeck, the world's leading designer and builder of custom decks, porches,... more

Jonathan Barnett is Founder, President and CEO of Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning, one of the fastest growing cleaning franchises in North America, with over 300 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Their Mission is to be an... more

Angela Cote is a second-generation franchising pro and consultant, from the Canadian Pacific Northwest. Angela refers to herself as a Franchise Growth Catalyst. Uniquely, she has experienced both sides of franchisor-franchisee... more

The UPS Store, Inc. recently launched, Mission: Veteran Entrepreneurship, a program offering significant financial incentives – valued at nearly $300,000 – for a select group of qualified U.S. military veterans to help open their... more

During this episode of Franchise Today, Chip Baranowski talks about he awards franchises, with Authority. As VP of Franchise Development for Authority Brands, Chip discusses everything from marketing and lead generation, to processes,... more

In the Front of the House, I talk with Ryan Hicks, about his 15 day, Multi-State Modrn Businss Podcast Road Show and tour, starting July 15th. Then, my interview this week is with Brig Sorber, Chief Brand Officer and co-founder of... more
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