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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 700 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 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.

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    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.5 • 4 Ratings

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 700 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 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.

    An Entrepreneurial Journey - Jeff McClain, the Founder of Patriot Pipeline Inc.

    An Entrepreneurial Journey - Jeff McClain, the Founder of Patriot Pipeline Inc.

    We have a great show today. We are meeting Jeff McClain, the founder of Patriot Pipeline Inc. This is an amazing story on entrepreneurship.  Patriot Pipeline, Inc. specializes in underground utilities from mid to large scale commercial projects as well as residential tract projects. Patriot is a Class A General Engineering Contractor located in Wildomar, California, and has been serving Southern California since 2003.

    The Interview
    Where are you calling from today?Maybe we can go back to the beginning and tell the story about how and why you became an entrepreneur?Can you tell us about the history of Patriot Pipeline?Can you describe the services provided by Patriot Pipeline?What separates Patriot Pipeline from others in the industry?What has been the most interesting thing that has happened to you since launching Patriot Pipeline? Ex. Current projects or past projectsHow has technology played a role in your business?How big is your industry?What are some areas of importance for your customers when looking at someone in your industry?What is your vision for Patriot Pipeline?What advice would you give to aspiring entrepreneurs?What is the best way to get more information on Patriot Pipeline?
     

    • 56 min
    Image One Franchise Opportunity on Franchise Interviews

    Image One Franchise Opportunity on Franchise Interviews

    We have a great show today. We are meeting Tim Conn, founder of the Image One franchise opportunity.  From their customer communication and environmentally-friendly methods to their in-depth training and ongoing support, Image One has created an opportunity that calls for prospective franchise owners who are looking for a career, not just a job. Investing in an Image One franchise affords franchisees confidence in their industry, and the support needed for longevity and success. Their tools and training will not only help build your new business, but will also help you find the proper work-life balance necessary for your happiness. 

    • 41 min
    Apola Greek Grill Franchise Opportunity on Franchise Interviews

    Apola Greek Grill Franchise Opportunity on Franchise Interviews

    We are meeting with Yianni Kosmides, founder of Apola Greek Grill.  Apola is the most Authentic Greek Gyro you can get without buying a plane ticket! Fresh ingredients, gluten free, vegan, halal and veg friendly.  Yianni Kosmides and his family business, Apola, a Greek restaurant franchise that brings the best of Greek street food culture, to USA. Yianni's business adventure has been featured in Yahoo Finance, Fast Casual, NBC and other publications!

    Every business has a story.

    The Kosmides Family has been in the restaurant business since 1977 when Dimitri (the father) got his first job working as a fry cook and then purchasing his first Italian restaurant. Having grown up in a farming village in Greece, Dimitri knew the value of hard work, and quickly saw the value in owning your own business in the United States. Find out what happened next by listening to the interview with Yianni Kosmides.  

    In part two, we play a clip from our popular Great Quotes in Franchising podcast. 

     

    • 27 min
    The milliCare Franchise Opportunity Meets with Franchise Interviews

    The milliCare Franchise Opportunity Meets with Franchise Interviews

    We have a great show today. We are meeting Steve Willis, managing director for milliCare.  milliCare’s history can be traced all the way back to 1865!  milliCare provides total care for your carpets, floors & textiles. 


    When you choose milliCare for commercial floor cleaning services for your business or property, you’ll see why they are a leader in the industry. Their formally trained experts craft programs to meet your facility’s individual needs and extend the usable life of your carpets and floor surfaces. They know that no two facilities function in exactly the same way, so they pride themselves on their sustainable, realistic solutions.


    In Part Two, we play a clip from our popular Great Quote in Franchising podcast with franchise expert Karol Mercurio.


     

    • 36 min
    150 Degrees of Heat - Our Interview with Lee Braun of Perspire Sauna Studio

    150 Degrees of Heat - Our Interview with Lee Braun of Perspire Sauna Studio

    We are meeting with Lee Braun, the CEO and co-founder of Perspire Sauna Studio.  The hottest new franchise is here (literally 150°). Perspire has developed, formulated and tested the most superior infrared sauna studio model and is the first national brand to bring this transformational health and wellness service to the masses.

    • 33 min
    Lance Graulich of ION Franchising Meets with Franchise Interviews

    Lance Graulich of ION Franchising Meets with Franchise Interviews

    We are meeting with CEO of ION Franchising, Lance Graulich. Lance is the founder & CEO of ION Franchising, an industry leading franchise consulting and development group, that represents over 500 franchise brands & business opportunities within 90 categories. Lance helps prospective entrepreneurs find their perfect franchise for FREE. He also assists independent business owners in creating a franchise system.

    Every business has a story


    Lance started out in the family business on Wall Street after receiving an economics degree. He then joined a TGI Fridays franchise in Phoenix, AZ as a key executive and was vital to the rapid growth of this $225,000,000 organization. Mr Graulich was a multi-unit, multi-state franchisee of Wingstop and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. He has created countless start up brands and has become the industry leading donut expert. He is the founder of a donut chain called Pinkbox in Las Vegas. His latest start up bakery project is with a Food Network star. As a business start-up expert with more than 25 years of experience, he has served as President of various franchise advisory councils and boards advising emerging franchise brands. He has helped a multitude of companies grow efficiently & effectively. 


    In part two, we play a clip from our popular Great Quotes in Franchising podcast. 


     

    • 51 min

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