Franchise Today

by Franchise Today

Franchise Today
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 300
  • Last: 29 Nov 2017
Welcome to Franchise Today as it celebrates its 8th year on the air in January 2017. Join co-hosts, Paul Segreto, CEO of Franchise Foundry and Stan Friedman, President of FRM Solutions every Wednesday at 11AM CT / 12PM ET as they provide full disclosure on what’s going on inside Franchising today and serve up discussions with their weekly guests, who will talk about best practices for building and growing sustainable franchise brands. Typically, each podcast will begin with the Front of the House. This will feature Industry News, updates Company Earnings News and Who’s on the Move… Franchise Pros on the go. This will be followed by a weekly featured guest interview, with someone from the world of franchising. Could be either a franchisor 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.

Episodes (300)

  • Deliciously Unique Sweet Surprises!
    Deliciously Unique Sweet Surprises!
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    Published: 29 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:01:00
    "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 S... Read more →
    "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 S... Read more →

  • Just for Kix... Disrupting the Mobile Device Industry!
    Just for Kix... Disrupting the Mobile Device Industry!
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    Published: 15 Nov 2017 Duration: 58:00
    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 m... Read more →
    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 m... Read more →

  • The Right Solutions From Start-up to Fortune 500
    The Right Solutions From Start-up to Fortune 500
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    Published: 25 Oct 2017 Duration: 57:00
    "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... Read more →
    "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... Read more →

  • Born in Italy, Made in America... and Keeping it Real!
    Born in Italy, Made in America... and Keeping it Real!
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    Published: 18 Oct 2017 Duration: 57:00
    "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 ... Read more →
    "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 ... Read more →

  • An Opportunity to Spread Aloha!
    An Opportunity to Spread Aloha!
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    Published: 11 Oct 2017 Duration: 01:00:00
     "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,... Read more →
     "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,... Read more →

  • EBITDA - The Most Powerful Acronym in Franchising
    EBITDA - The Most Powerful Acronym in Franchising
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    Published: 4 Oct 2017 Duration: 01:02:00
    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 Fra... Read more →
    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 Fra... Read more →

  • From Down-under to the Deep-end of the U.S. Pool Market
    From Down-under to the Deep-end of the U.S. Pool Market
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    Published: 27 Sep 2017 Duration: 58:00
    As past chair of the World, Asia Pacific and Australian Franchise Councils, John O'Brien is a very respected voice for franchising as a business format on an international scale. As a guest on Franchise Today with co-hosts Stan Friedman and... Read more →
    As past chair of the World, Asia Pacific and Australian Franchise Councils, John O'Brien is a very respected voice for franchising as a business format on an international scale. As a guest on Franchise Today with co-hosts Stan Friedman and... Read more →

  • Franchise Management for Dummies
    Franchise Management for Dummies
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    Published: 20 Sep 2017 Duration: 01:02:00
    "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 bo... Read more →
    "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 bo... Read more →

  • Wings. Beer. Sports... And Figure Skating?
    Wings. Beer. Sports... And Figure Skating?
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    Published: 13 Sep 2017 Duration: 01:02:00
    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 fri... Read more →
    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 fri... Read more →

  • The Aloha Spirit: Contagious and Fun Even in Business
    The Aloha Spirit: Contagious and Fun Even in Business
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    Published: 6 Sep 2017 Duration: 59:00
    "I appreciate that people are serving healthier products now. We've been doing it for a long time. Eighty percent of our smoothies have no fat at all. "We want to be a healthy alternative to fast food." - Mike Weinberger, CEO, Maui Wowi Haw... Read more →
    "I appreciate that people are serving healthier products now. We've been doing it for a long time. Eighty percent of our smoothies have no fat at all. "We want to be a healthy alternative to fast food." - Mike Weinberger, CEO, Maui Wowi Haw... Read more →

  • Springboard - A Special Event for Emerging Franchisors
    Springboard - A Special Event for Emerging Franchisors
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    Published: 23 Aug 2017 Duration: 54:00
    "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... Read more →
    "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... Read more →

  • Outside the Box Thinking Drives Success in Franchising
    Outside the Box Thinking Drives Success in Franchising
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    Published: 16 Aug 2017 Duration: 01:02:00
    "Stan's passion for helping individuals and companies achieve their goals via franchising is evidenced by his service to the franchise community." - BeTheBoss.com about Stan Friedman, franchise industry expert This week on Franchise Toda... Read more →
    "Stan's passion for helping individuals and companies achieve their goals via franchising is evidenced by his service to the franchise community." - BeTheBoss.com about Stan Friedman, franchise industry expert This week on Franchise Toda... Read more →

  • Making the Grade in Franchising
    Making the Grade in Franchising
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    Published: 2 Aug 2017 Duration: 01:01:00
    "The challenge is that using franchise services or eating at a franchise location is far different than investing in a franchise. There are often significant differences between a good consumer franchise and good investment franchise." - Je... Read more →
    "The challenge is that using franchise services or eating at a franchise location is far different than investing in a franchise. There are often significant differences between a good consumer franchise and good investment franchise." - Je... Read more →

  • Private Equity Helps Pizza Dough Rise to New Heights
    Private Equity Helps Pizza Dough Rise to New Heights
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    Published: 26 Jul 2017 Duration: 01:00:00
    “There’s a lot that I admire about Gatti’s,”Michael Poates, president of Gatti's Pizza said. “The pizza is great, and the people are even better. We’ve got an energized group of franchisees and a dedicated corporate team that’s committed to... Read more →
    “There’s a lot that I admire about Gatti’s,”Michael Poates, president of Gatti's Pizza said. “The pizza is great, and the people are even better. We’ve got an energized group of franchisees and a dedicated corporate team that’s committed to... Read more →

  • The Interchange of Brands, Investment, Education & Expertise
    The Interchange of Brands, Investment, Education & Expertise
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    Published: 12 Jul 2017 Duration: 01:00:00
    "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 compani... Read more →
    "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 compani... Read more →

  • A Sweet Journey From Music to Cupcakes!
    A Sweet Journey From Music to Cupcakes!
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    Published: 21 Jun 2017 Duration: 57:00
    "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 Frie... Read more →
    "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 Frie... Read more →

  • Top Trends in Franchise Funding Solutions
    Top Trends in Franchise Funding Solutions
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    Published: 7 Jun 2017 Duration: 01:02:00
    "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... Read more →
    "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... Read more →

  • Living Up to the Brand Promise for Over 40 Years!
    Living Up to the Brand Promise for Over 40 Years!
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    Published: 31 May 2017 Duration: 01:01:00
    "Having been on “both sides”, I know how important it is to have a franchisor that is committed to the success of its lifeblood-the franchisees. At Capriotti’s, we understand that our success is ENTIRELY dependent on your success!" - Ashley... Read more →
    "Having been on “both sides”, I know how important it is to have a franchisor that is committed to the success of its lifeblood-the franchisees. At Capriotti’s, we understand that our success is ENTIRELY dependent on your success!" - Ashley... Read more →

  • Leading With Values!
    Leading With Values!
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    Published: 24 May 2017 Duration: 01:02:00
    "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 Fra... Read more →
    "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 Fra... Read more →

  • Helping Parents With a 'Cute Baby Idea'
    Helping Parents With a 'Cute Baby Idea'
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    Published: 17 May 2017 Duration: 55:00
    "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." -... Read more →
    "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." -... Read more →