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.
Franchise Interviews Welcomes Back Charlie Graves of Athletic Republic
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 highest level. In Part Two, we play a clip form our Great Quotes in Franchising podcast.
Joshua Tree Franchise Opportunity Meets with Franchise Interviews
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 job but starting his own business by the time he was 30 years old was still daunting.
Joshua grew the business slowly and steadily, getting all the right systems and processes for tree pruning, removal, plant health care, and other services. This systematic approach has made Joshua Tree Experts what it is today, a thriving organization with happy team members and thousands of satisfied customers.
A recognizable and tested brand with 16+ years of experience and multiple branch offices
Proven and refined systems/processes for operations, training, sales, and more
Proof of recurring revenue streams
Excellent gross profit margins across tree pruning and removal, plant health care, and other divisions
Key employee retention
Excellent client retention rates
An established and healthy network of vendors, resources, franchisees, and discount programs
In Part Two, we play a clip from Steve Beagleman from our popular Great Quotes in Franchising podcast.
Are You Ready for Tax Day?
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 the time and energy used on tax avoidance into value creation.
First, we discuss tax tips with Craig Cody. As a Certified Tax CoachTM, Craig Cody belongs to a select group of practitioners throughout the country who undergo extensive training on various tax planning techniques and strategies to become and remain certified. Craig has co-authored an Amazon bestseller, Secrets of a Tax-Free Life, with this organization. Their clients include, but are not limited to, Medical Professionals, Clothing Sourcing Businesses, and Commercial Electrical Companies. Craig answers the following questions:
What is the biggest mistake you see small business owners making regarding taxes?
How can business owners use their CPA to their Advantage?
Next, we play a clip from our interview with Tab Burkhalter: Founder and CEO of Numbers House, which specializes in helping entrepreneurs legally start their businesses, Tab will discuss the following topics on this show:
* The most common tax deductions franchise owners overlook
* You can borrow from your 401k to start a franchise, but should you?
* Financial and tax implications of opening a second franchise location
* Exit strategies for franchise owners
Inside the Actors Studio with the Telephone Doctor Nancy Friedman
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 show, he would ask a series of questions inspired by Bernard Pivot. In one instance, I interviewed actor, friend, and founder of Telephone Doctor Nancy Friedman on my weekly podcast Franchise Interviews. Listen to Nancy's responses.
What is your favorite word?
What is your least favorite word?
What turns you on creatively, spiritually, or emotionally?
What turns you off?
What sound or noise do you love?
What sound or noise do you hate?
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
In Part Two, we play a clip from our popular Great Quotes in Franchising podcast.
Shelly Sun, CEO & Founder of BrightStar Care Franchise Meets FranchiseInterviews
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 receive The Joint Commission's Enterprise Champion for Quality award consecutively for the last decade.In Part Two, we play a clip from our popular Great Quotes in Franchising podcast.
Great Stocking Stuffers and Gifts for Entrepreneurs for the Holidays
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 stuffers or holiday gifts. They include:
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About ItAwakening the Entrepreneur Within: How Ordinary People Can Create Extraordinary CompaniesThe Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths That Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Policy Makers Live ByBorn Entrepreneurs, Born Leaders: How Your Genes Affect Your Work Life
The E-Myth Revisited, by Michael Gerber, is the entrepreneurial myth"...the myth that entrepreneurs start small businesses. Many have been fooled into believing that only entrepreneurs venture bravely to establish new businesses. But most companies are not formed by entrepreneurs. Instead, the people who are technicians start them. We will also discuss Michael's fantastic follow-on book, Awakening the Entrepreneur Within, which interestingly precedes the E-Myth Revisited.
Next, we will play our interview with one of my favorite authors, Dr. Scott Shane, to discuss his two popular books, The Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths That Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Policy Makers Live By and Born Entrepreneurs, Born Leaders: How Your Genes Affect Your Work Life.
PS – Also, check out Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think! I spoke about this great book on Nancy Friedman's podcast
Marty McDermott, DBA
Tons of incredible info in every episode!
Great guests and topic selections. Marty gives actionable tips and experience to inspire franchisees. Awesome production!