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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 750 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 the category of interest on our website at http://www.franchiseinterviews.com 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.

Location:

San Diego, CA

Description:

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 750 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 the category of interest on our website at http://www.franchiseinterviews.com 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.

Language:

English

Contact:

610-905-2919


Episodes

Franchise Interviews Welcomes Back Charlie Graves of Athletic Republic

1/26/2023
We are meeting with Charlie Graves, Chief Executive Officer of Athletic Republic, the pioneers in the sports training industry. Athletic Republic offers state-of-the-art training that unlocks the potential of any athlete, helping them perform at their best. Over the past 30 years, their science-based protocols and specialized equipment have helped more than two million athletes of all ages achieve their goals. The brand takes safety seriously and trains every athlete to perform at the...

Duration:00:51:00

Joshua Tree Franchise Opportunity Meets with Franchise Interviews

1/12/2023
We are meeting with Joshua Malik- CEO of the Joshua Tree franchise opportunity. Since 2005, Joshua Tree has built a reputation in the Lehigh Valley & Buxmont areas as one of the most trusted names in tree services, lawn care, and pest control. From its humblest beginnings, Joshua Tree has dedicated itself to standing out from our competition with a strong focus on training and professionalism. Every Business Has a Story The idea of being able to climb trees for a living sounded like a dream...

Duration:00:38:11

Are You Ready for Tax Day?

1/5/2023
According to Parys et al (2023), "the deadline for filing a federal tax return is April 18, 2023. If you request a tax extension by April 18, 2023, your tax return will be due on October 16, 2023. But there's a catch — your tax bill will still be due on April 18. Getting a tax extension gives you more time to file your tax return, but it does not provide more time to pay your taxes." PA Josh Horn once suggested there would be so many more valuable private businesses if they would redirect...

Duration:00:47:00

Inside the Actors Studio with the Telephone Doctor Nancy Friedman

1/3/2023
We have a great show. For our first show for 2023, we are remembering James Lipton. James Lipton was the iconic dean of the Actors Studio. You might know James Lipton for his popular show "Inside the Actors Studio." On each episode, Mr. Lipton would ask actors a series of questions in front of a live audience, which typically consisted of students. What I loved about Mr. Lipton's interview style was that he knew more about his guests than they knew about their own lives. At the end of each...

Duration:00:23:17

Shelly Sun, CEO & Founder of BrightStar Care Franchise Meets FranchiseInterviews

12/22/2022
We are meeting with Shelly Sun, CEO & Founder of BrightStar Care. BrightStar Care boasts more than 365 locations nationwide that provide medical and non-medical services to clients in their homes and supplemental care staff to corporate clients. BrightStar Care franchise agencies across the country employ over 15,000 caregivers and 5,700 registered nurses who oversee the care and safety of each individual client. In addition, BrightStar Care is the only national home care franchise to...

Duration:00:42:41

Great Stocking Stuffers and Gifts for Entrepreneurs for the Holidays

12/7/2022
I told my friend Nancy Friedman on her recent podcast that one of the many benefits of hosting a podcast is meeting and speaking to people you wouldn't ordinarily get to talk to daily. In other words, people you admire and respect. Some examples include Warren Greshes, Nancy Friedman, Dr. John Tantillo, Michael Gerber, Dr. Scott Shane, and previous guests from favorite shows like Shark Tank and Under Cover Boss.The list is too long! Today we will discuss four books that make great stocking...

Duration:02:01:24

Jon Ostenson, Author of Non-Food Franchising Meets with Franchise Interviews

12/1/2022
We have a great show. We are meeting with Jon Ostenson. Jon Ostenson is a Consultant, Owner/Investor, and Author specializing in Non-Food Franchising. He draws on his experience as a former Inc. 500 Franchise President and Multi-Brand Franchisee in serving his clients. We discuss Jon’s new book “Non-Food Franchising: The Better Path to Franchise Ownership.” In part two, we play a clip from our popular Great Quotes in Franchising podcast.

Duration:00:14:00

Hi-Five Sports Franchising Meets with Franchise Interviews

11/17/2022
We have a great show. We are meeting with Ryan Tuchman, CEO and Founder of Hi-Five Sports Franchising. Hi-Five’s mission is to enrich the lives of children through team sports in a fun and non-intimidating manner. They emphasize fun and entertainment that provides children with an unparalleled youth sports experience. Every Business Has A Story Founded in Chicago’s North Shore by Marvin Tuchman in 1990, Hi-Five Sports has since been handed down to his sons, Ryan and Danny, making it a...

Duration:00:33:49

Know Your Why - Great Quotes in Franchising

11/3/2022
Today’s Great Quote in Franchising comes from the founder of Creatif, Jaya Aiyar. Creatif is the experiential art destination that looks to entertain, educate and inspire. An art studio for all ages, Creatif boasts unique and innovative technology, a variety of options, and an award-winning studio space. Jaya provides advice to our listeners on what to look for when buying a franchise. She starts off with knowing your “why?”

Duration:00:05:00

Cornbread Farm to Soul Franchise Meets with Franchise Interviews

10/27/2022
We have a great show. We are meeting with Adenah Bayoh, co-founder of Cornbread Farm to Soul? Founded in 2017 by Co-Founders Adenah Bayoh and Elzadie “Zadie” Smith, Cornbread specializes in mouthwatering, soul food creations such as baked mac & cheese, collard greens, yams, chicken, signature cornbread, and other specialty menu items. Cornbread is based in New Jersey and has three open locations in the NYC/NJ area. As Bayo and Smith set out to open their fast-casual restaurant business, they...

Duration:00:42:00

Franchise Interviews Welcomes Back the Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More Franchise

10/20/2022
We are meeting with the President and CEO of the Big Frog franchise opportunity, Tina Bacon DeFrece. Locally owned and operated, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More specializes in Direct-to-Garment (DTG) printing, a clean and green apparel printing technology. Big Frog is a one-stop-shop for “un-frog-ettable” custom apparel with a wide selection of services including screen printing, embroidery, vinyl, and Ultra Print (heat press). Established in 2008 by co-founders Leeward Bean, Tina...

Duration:00:35:00

Reflection on 15 years of Franchise Interviews

10/12/2022
Reflection Interview Franchise Interviews started off as a newsletter. I had no idea I would be hosting one of the longest running podcasts on the topic of franchising. Sometime back in 2006, Anita Campbell invited me on her show Small Business Trends Radio to discuss the newsletter. Needless to say, I was a bit nervous because this was my first appearance on the radio. I recently listened to the podcast with Anita and realized how much I have grown as a person. Several months later, I got...

Duration:00:56:00

Franchise Interviews Welcomes Back the Angry Crab Shack

10/6/2022
We are welcoming back Andy Diamond, President of Angry Crab Shack. Combining bold flavors in Asian food with his knowledge of seafood, Ron Lou launched Angry Crab Shack in 2013 in Mesa, AZ. A family-friendly neighborhood restaurant, Angry Crab Shack offers a vibrant, memorable dining environment and high-quality seafood at a more affordable price. Every business has a story. Former NFL player Ron Lou spent four years in the league with the Houston Oilers than the Philadelphia Eagles. During...

Duration:00:35:46

Interviewing the Interviewer -Nancy Friedman Interviews Dr. Martin J. McDermott

9/29/2022
Interviewing the Interviewer Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Nancy Friedman, the founder of the Telephone Doctor. Nancy and I had a lot of fun discussing various topics like travel, actors, favorite interviewers and books, and Franchise Interviews. This November will be Franchise Interviews' 16th year of podcasting. In that time, we interviewed almost 800 guests. For this interview, I will provide the link to the video interview. If you are listening to this...

Duration:00:01:24

Creatif Franchise Opportunity Meets with Franchise Interviews

9/22/2022
We are meeting with the founder of Creatif, Jaya Aiyar. Creatif is the experiential art destination that looks to entertain, educate and inspire. An art studio for all ages, Creatif boasts unique and innovative technology, a variety of options, and an award-winning studio space. Creatif was founded in 2018 by Jaya Aiyar, realizing that while the demand for engaging family activities was growing, there were very few concepts suitable for kids & adults, especially when it came to art and...

Duration:00:18:53

The Celebree Franchise Opportunity Meets with Franchise Interviews

9/15/2022
We are meeting with CEO & Founder of Celebree School, Richie Huffman. Since 1994, Celebree Schools has been caring for and positively impacting the lives of children in Maryland and Delaware. Today, their day care history is taking a big next step to supporting children and their parents in more locations and in more mid-Atlantic states. Every business has a story Richie was a straight D student in high school and knew college was unlikely, so he shifted his attention on business. It was...

Duration:00:26:02

New Great Quote and Must Read Before Labor Day - Bubba Gump Shrimp

8/4/2022
New Great Quote and Must Read Before Labor Day Many years ago, we started a spin-off podcast to Franchise Interviews called Great Quotes in Franchising. Great Quotes in Franchising features great quotes and aha moments from our show. We start today's show with our latest Great Quote in Franchising, which comes from Alex Wilkes of Pearle Vision. Alex discusses why pride in the brand name is so important when choosing a franchise opportunity. Must Read Before Labor Day One of Marty McDermott's...

Duration:00:40:10

July 4th Show - Lisa and Mark Freidel of Sign A Rama and Military Vet Sean Falk

7/4/2022
Last week we met with A.J. Titus, the President of Sign-A-Rama and United Franchise Group. A.J is also the author of “The List”. Today we are going to play a clip from our interview with franchisees to Sign-A-Rama, Lisa and Mark Friedel. Here is a quote from Lisa’s LinkedIn page. “I am a proud Army veteran with several years of experience in corporate America and also a business owner! My husband and I decided we wanted to make a difference in our community instead of commuting out of it...

Duration:00:18:15

A.J. Titus- Author of The List: Lessons from a Father on Franchise Interviews

6/30/2022
We are meeting with A.J. Titus, President of United Franchise Group™, the global leader for entrepreneurs, and Signarama®, the world’s largest sign and graphics franchise. When A.J. Titus was a boy, his father taught him to memorize a list of eighteen principles for life. These principles became known as The List. In this concise yet thoughtful volume, Titus shares a list of fundamental life lessons taught by his father -- principles that have been instrumental in shaping him and which he...

Duration:00:35:45

Batteries Not Included - Great Quotes in Franchising

6/28/2022
Batteries Not Included – Today’s Great Quote in Franchising podcast comes from Tom Krouse, CEO of Donatos Pizza. Donatos is a family-owned, privately held company that treats Franchise Partners like they are part of the family. Its mission is to promote goodwill through its products and service, principles, and people. Tom discusses the importance of focusing your energy to the right place by using a great analogy “Batteries not Included”. Tom explains this notion in this Great Quotes in...

Duration:00:03:44