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Deliciously Unique Sweet Surprises!

11/29/2017
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"We're constantly evolving. We started with traditional fruit flavors and over time our bakers started adding meat." - Dawn Nielsen, Chief Operating Offcier, Kolache Factory This week on Franchise Today, co-hosts Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto welcome as their guest, Dawn Nielsen, Chief Operating Officer at 35-year old Texas-based Kolache Factory. Dawn shares her experience working with the brand since she was nine years old. Her parents, John and Jerri Banks founded the company in 1982 to...

Duration: 00:59:45


Just for Kix... Disrupting the Mobile Device Industry!

11/15/2017
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This week on Franchise Today co-hosts, Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto welcome back to the show serial franpreneur, Lonnie Helgerson. Lonnie discusses his newest venture, Kix Mobile and the goal of changing the way consumers buy and repair mobile devices. The author of, Five Pennies - The Field Handbook for Building and Growing a Franchise Brand With the Right Mindset and Tools, Lonnie shares Five Pennies principles and its role in the development of a new franchisebrand. Franchise Today...

Duration: 00:56:25


The Right Solutions From Start-up to Fortune 500

10/25/2017
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"We have built our entire firm by leveraging the best practices of the best in the business. Our Client Centric approach is unique and allows us to help our clients find the best available talent in the market. We are old school headhunters that attact a search and will relentlessly dig until we find and recruit the best. We treat all of our clients as clients, helping from entry to the executive suite." - Tom Johnston, CEO & Founder, SearchPath This week on Franchise Today co-hosts Stan...

Duration: 00:54:36


Born in Italy, Made in America... and Keeping it Real!

10/18/2017
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"Don't let your gender become an issue. If your company is a boys club then join the club. Remember, to be an equal, first, you have to prove yourself as an equal, then you can go on to become club president." - Marla Topliff, President at Rosati's Pizza This week on Franchise Today co-hosts Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto welcome to the show Marla Topliff, President at Rosati's Pizza. Marla discusses the Rosati Family story, a tradition of quality for five generations and also provides...

Duration: 00:56:03


An Opportunity to Spread Aloha!

10/11/2017
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"We’re working for franchisees so we make sure to take good care of them." - Eddie Flores, Founder & CEO of L&L Hawaiian Barbecue This week on Franchise Today co-hosts Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto welcome as their guest, Bryan Andaya, Chief Operating Officer of L&L Hawaiian Barbecue. In addition to sharing the history of the brand that was founded in 1976, Andaya provides insight into the culture and people behind L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, the brand that Nation's Restaurant News referred to...

Duration: 00:58:55


EBITDA - The Most Powerful Acronym in Franchising

10/4/2017
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This week on Franchise Today co-hosts, Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto welcome as their guest, Sam Ballas, CEO & President, East Coast Wings + Grill. Sam shares his focus on strong unit-economics as paramount to franchise success at both Franchisor and Franchisee levels, and within an extremely competitive industry segment. Franchise Today airs LIVE Wednesdays at 11AM CT / 12PM ET with on-demand access on iTunes, and is sponsored by FRM Solutions and Franchise Foundry.

Duration: 00:59:31


Franchise Management for Dummies

9/20/2017
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"The question to ask is not whether you can franchise (anything can be franchised), but whether you should franchise. - Michael Seid, Co-Author of Franchise Management for Dummies This week on Franchise Today we'll be discussing a new book on the market, Franchise Management for Dummies. Joining co-hosts Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto are the book's co-authors Michael Seid, Managing Director at MSA Worldwide and Joyce Mazero, Co-Chair, Global Supply Network at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP....

Duration: 01:00:09


Wings. Beer. Sports... And Figure Skating?

9/13/2017
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This week on Franchise Today co-hosts Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto welcome to the show Scott Lowery, co-founder of Buffalo Wild Wings. Scott shares the experience of how more than 30 years ago while traveling to Columbus, Ohio, he and friend, Jimmy Disbrow came up with the idea for Buffalo Wild Wings after they couldn't find a local restaurant that served the New York-style wings they craved. In a bit of irony, or maybe fate considering the brand's current motto of, 'Wings. Beer....

Duration: 00:59:23


Springboard - A Special Event for Emerging Franchisors

8/23/2017
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"Successful franchisors know that franchising is based on the execution of a strategy, not the accidental discovery of the right path." - as quoted on franchisespirngboard.com This week on Franchise Today, co-hosts Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto welcome back to the show, Brad Fishman. Along with his role as CEO at Fishman Public Relations, Brad is co-founder of Springboard, A Special Event for Emerging Franchisors. Brad discusses the importance for emerging brands to attend this year's...

Duration: 00:51:32


The Interchange of Brands, Investment, Education & Expertise

7/12/2017
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"Being a fairly new CEO for a legacy brand, the Franchise Capital Exchange was extremely educational in preparing my company for both growth and ultimately an exit strategy. The wealth of knowledge and advice from the participating companies was awesome!" - Participant of Franchise Capital Exchange 2016 This week on Franchise Today, co-hosts Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto welcome back to Franchise Today, Mary Ann O'Connell, President at Franchise Capital Exchange. Mary Ann provides insight...

Duration: 00:58:30


A Sweet Journey From Music to Cupcakes!

6/21/2017
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"I'm so happy with how things have turned out, but I never thought my success would stem from cupcakes. I always thought it would be music." - Gina "Gigi" Butler, Founder of Gigi's Cupcakes This week on Franchise Today co-hosts Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto welcome as their guest Gigi Butler, Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Gigi's Cupcakes. Butler shares her experience from country music singer to cupcake baker and her trek to success as the number one cupcake franchise in the world....

Duration: 00:55:41


Top Trends in Franchise Funding Solutions

6/7/2017
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"According to the International Franchise Association, franchise businesses are projected to grow faster than the rest of the economy. Benetrends is committed to supporting the growth and success of franchises by providing access to capital, as well as a full suite of small business funding solutions." - Rocco Fiorentino, CEO of Benetrends This week on Franchise Today co-hosts Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto welcome as their guest Rocco Fiorentino, CEO of Benetrends. Fiorentino discusses...

Duration: 01:00:45


Leading With Values!

5/24/2017
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"One of the qualities of leaders at all levels and at each stage of their careers is that they know who they are, their true values, and they do not compromise them for any reason." Brian Tracy, Foreword of Values, Inc. This week on Franchise Today co-hosts Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto welcome back to the show, Dina Dwyer-Owens, Co-Chair of The Dwyer Group, one of the world's largest franchise companies of trade service brands. Along with insight into her book, 'Values, Inc.', Dina...

Duration: 01:01:02


Helping Parents With a 'Cute Baby Idea'

5/17/2017
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"We are most proud of the 20,000 some parents we have helped (and counting!). We also volunteer in our communities to help low-income families with car seat education and installation, because every child deserves a clean, safe car seat." - Jennifer (Beall) Saxton This week on Franchise Today co-hosts Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto welcome to the show, Jennifer (Beall) Saxton, CEO & Founder at Tot Squad. Jennifer shares how she came up with the idea for Tot Squad while in business school...

Duration: 00:54:26


The Perfect Answer to Disaster Restoration

5/10/2017
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"When people are passionate, they will exceed expectations, they will work hard to champion the brand, and they will rise to the top in their markets - no matter the competition." - Gary Findley, CEO, Restoration 1 This week on Franchise Today co-hosts Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto are joined by their guest, Gary Findley, CEO of Restoration 1, one of the fastest-growing and most-trusted emergency mitigation and restoration franchises in North America. Findley shares perspective on what...

Duration: 00:57:07


Male-centered Grooming Services Brand Nails it in Franchising

5/3/2017
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“The Hammer & Nails brand has truly discovered an untapped sector of the massive health and wellness industry – no one is delivering male-centered grooming services the way we are.” - Michael Elliot, founder and CEO of Hammer & Nails This week on Franchise Today co-hosts Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto welcome as their guest, Michael Elliot, founder and CEO of Hammer & Nails,a men’s grooming shop that provides hand and foot care and haircuts and shaves in man cave nirvana. Elliot discusses...

Duration: 00:57:59


A Guiding Light to Small Business Credit

4/26/2017
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"All aspiring entrepreneurs want to know the secret to success. The truth is, there is no scientific formula to ensure that a startup succeeds. However, there are lessons I’ve learned along my own entrepreneurial journey—starting and running my own business and investing in many entrepreneurs as an angel investor." - David Nilssen, Co-founder & CEO, Guidant Financial This week on Franchise Today co-hosts Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto welcome to the show, David Nilssen, Co-founder & CEO of...

Duration: 01:01:00


Jimmy John is in the House!

4/19/2017
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“I wanted all my stores to be the same, to offer the same customer experience, whether I was there or not. Customer loyalty comes from consistent experience. They learn to count on you. When you screw it up, you fire your customers.” - Jimmy John Liautaud, Founder, Chairman and Majority Owner, Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches This week on Franchise Today the one and only Jimmy John Liautaud, Founder, Chairman and Majority Owner of Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches is in the house sharing his...

Duration: 00:59:22


Driving Growth on the Wheels of Success

4/12/2017
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“If somebody would have told me when I started this company that we were going to grow into the 17th largest tire dealer in the United States, there is no way I would have envisioned that." - Larry Sutton, CEO & Founder, RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels This week on Franchise Today co-hosts Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto welcome as their guest, Larry Sutton, CEO & Founder of RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels. Featured on CNBC's 'Blue Collar Millionaires' Sutton discusses how he founded RNR...

Duration: 00:59:35


Carving Out a Niche in Franchising

4/5/2017
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"We created a concept that isn't your typical sandwich shop - we are constantly innovating, creating a sandwich of the week, appealing to consumers seeking an elevateddining experience." - David Adir, co0-founder & CEO, The Carving Board This week on Franchise Today co-hosts Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto welcome to the show David Adir, co-founder and CEO of The Carving Board. Following initial success in California and a signed Franchise Agreement in Dubai, Adir explains how the brand...

Duration: 00:58:50

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