The Franchise Academy Podcast helps you understand the PROS and CONS of franchise ownership.
Andy Zapata, Physical Therapy Now Franchise
Motivation and inspiration in business ownership.
Gary Occhiogrosso is the Founder of Franchise Growth Solutions, which is a
co-operative based franchise development and sales firm. Their “Coach,
Mentor & Grow Program” focuses on helping Franchisors with their franchise
development, strategic planning, advertising, selling franchises, and
guiding franchisors in raising growth capital. Gary started his career in
franchising as a franchisee of Dunkin Donuts before launching the Ranch *1
Franchise program with its founders. He is the former President of
TRUFOODS, LLC a multi-brand franchisor, and former COO of Desert Moon Fresh
Celebree Schools founder, Richared Huffman
Richard Huffman is the founder, president, and CEO of Celebree Schools. Over the course of more than two decades, Richard grew Celebree from a single location into Maryland’s largest privately held chain of child care centers.
Huntington Learning Centers - Transformation through covid.
President of Huntington Learning Centers reveals how she lead though the pandemic with innovative strategies that helped franchise owners as well as client families.
Scott Greenburg - Author of The Wealthy Franchisee
Scott Greenberg helps companies and franchise brands boost unit-level
performance. For more than two decades he’s worked full-time as a speaker,
consultant, and coach, giving presentations in all 50 states and throughout
the world with franchise clients that include McDonald’s, Great Clips,
Anytime Fitness, Wyndham Hotel Group, RE/MAX, Smoothie King and countless
other emerging, mid-sized and large franchise organizations.
For ten years Scott was a multi-unit franchisee with Edible Arrangements.
In addition to building a top-ranked flagship location in Los Angeles,
Scott acquired a second struggling location and made it profitable within
the first year. His operation won the Edible Arrangements “Best Customer
Service” and “Manager of the Year” awards out of more than 1000 locations
Scott sold his enterprise in 2015 and today focuses full-time on speaking,
coaching, and writing for the franchise industry. Scott is the author of
the book The Wealthy Franchisee.
Jeff Shafritz - Franchise Consultant
Throughout Jeff’s 25+ year career in franchising, he has helped hundreds of
individuals realize their dream of business ownership. He began his career
in franchising directly out of college in 1992 as a franchise sales
assistant and after several years and promotions, he ended his career there
as the Director of Franchise Development for the Americas. Jeff was
recruited away from The Athlete’s Foot in 2001 to lead the franchise
development efforts of a publicly-traded company that had decided to
continue to expand through franchising. This gave Mr. Shafritz a unique
opportunity to help develop a franchise system from the ground floor taking
part in all aspects of building the division. For the past 18 years, Jeff
has been a franchise consultant with FranChoice helping individuals find
opportunities that match their goals, skills, and investment criteria.