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MODRN BUSINESS Podcast explores lessons from leaders in franchising AND franchise technology. Join our community of growth minded franchise entrepreneurs and "intrepreneurs". Hosted and Produced by Entrepreneur & technology evangelist Ryan Hicks, and Co Hosted by business partner Zack Fishman.

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    • 4.9 • 32 Ratings

MODRN BUSINESS Podcast explores lessons from leaders in franchising AND franchise technology. Join our community of growth minded franchise entrepreneurs and "intrepreneurs". Hosted and Produced by Entrepreneur & technology evangelist Ryan Hicks, and Co Hosted by business partner Zack Fishman.

    Micha Magid, Co-CEO & Co-Founder of Mighty Quinn's BBQ

    Micha Magid, Co-CEO & Co-Founder of Mighty Quinn's BBQ

    Zack goes back to his NYC days with this interview with Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Mighty Quinn's BBQ, a brand started in Smorgasborg NYC. In this episode, we discuss their path towards becoming the go-to fast casual BBQ brand, their emergence out of the Tri-State area, proficiency in delivery/technology and their big plans for 2023.

    • 24 min
    LIVE Panel - Special Event At Fishman PR Headquarters

    LIVE Panel - Special Event At Fishman PR Headquarters

    In this special Modrn Business event, Ryan travels to Chicago to the Fishman PR offices (with a live podcast studio audience) for discussion on how to build an emotional connection with your customers and potential franchisees through story-telling. With the help of panelists Shane Evans (Massage Heights), Steve Greenbaum (PostNet) and Jeff Wall (Handyman Connection); Ryan asks questions on how to utilize your founding story, your all-star franchisee story and your “journey to franchising” story to help show the impact that PR has on a franchise network.

    • 50 min
    Accelerating Growth Through 3rd Party Capital Investment

    Accelerating Growth Through 3rd Party Capital Investment

    In this episode of Modrn Business Podcast, Ryan Hicks hosts Jim Waskovich, Managing Partner of Princeton Equity Group and Lane Fisher, Partner at Fisher Zucker Franchise Law Firm.

    We discussed feedback and top highlights from the 10th annual Springboard event for emerging franchisors, and put a specific focus on talking through the key highlights from the day 1 lunch panel session on the topic of "Accelerating Growth Through 3rd Party Capital Investment".

    Topics Discussed:
    - Springboard Event
    - What is Private Equity
    - The different kinds of P.E.
    - When should I engage with a P.E. group
    - Should I hire an investment banker?
    - Who is Princeton Equity Group and who do you serve?
    - What are the common mistakes and how to best prepare to partner with 3rd party capital?
    - And much more.

    About Jim Waskovich:
    Jim co-founded Princeton Equity Group, co-leads its investment activities, and sits on the Firm’s investment committee. Prior to co-founding Princeton, Jim spent nearly 20 years as a private equity investor at Summit Partners, ABS Capital, and our predecessor firm, Princeton Ventures (which he founded in 2006). Jim’s current investments include Card My Yard, D1 Training, Five Star Franchising (the parent company to 1-800-Packouts, 1-800-Textiles, Bath Solutions, Bio-One, Gotcha Covered, Mosquito Shield, and ProNexis), HOPCo (the parent company to The CORE Institute), Princeton Medspa Partners (the parent company to AlluraDerm, Greenspring Medical Aesthetics, and medspa810), Radiance Holdings (the parent company to Sola Salon Studios and Woodhouse Day Spa), and Stellar Brands (the parent company to Bluefrog Plumbing + Drain, Restoration 1, Softroc, and The Driveway Company). His previous investment experience includes European Wax Center (acquired by General Atlantic) and Massage Envy (acquired by Roark Capital). Jim holds a B.S. in Economics and Politics from Washington & Lee University where he was a George Washington Scholar.

    About Lane Fisher:
    In private practice since 1989, Lane Fisher currently represents more than 200 franchised brands in business transactions and complex franchise litigation. Lane is the Past Chairman of the International Franchise Association’s Supplier Forum, a past member of the IFA’s board/executive board and serves on the IFA’s Membership Committee.

    Fisher is a frequent speaker at franchise conferences and has written extensively on many aspects of franchising. Fisher has been identified both as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Philadelphia Magazine and a Legal Eagle by Franchise Times for every consecutive year since 2004. Since 2010, Fisher has earned the distinction of “Awesome Attorney” in Suburban Life Magazine. FisherZucker was also designated awarded as a top franchise law firm servicing the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 from 2018-2022.

    To give back to the franchising community, Fisher is also the co-founder of franchise conferences like Franchise Springboard, Franchise UnConference and Franchise SunConference.

    To connect with Jim or Lane, visit www.franchisesuppliernetwork.com to ask for an introduction.

    • 52 min
    EK Navan, CVO of Regymen Fitness & The Covery

    EK Navan, CVO of Regymen Fitness & The Covery

    Zack "covers" the new Wellness 2.0 industry with The Covery CEO EK Navan in this episode! We discuss why this industry is one to watch in franchising, how The Covery differs from others breaking into this space, services they plan to add in 2023 and what a buildout/staff would look like at a typical location.

    • 31 min
    Richie Huffman, CEO of Celebree School

    Richie Huffman, CEO of Celebree School

    In this Modrn Business episode, Zack catches up with Richie Huffman, CEO of Celebree School. We discuss the brands' emergence into the children's education space, their new deal at Amazon's HQ2, why Richie decided to franchise the brand and how he got into the pre-school business in the first place.

    • 29 min
    Innovating How Franchise Systems Manage Supplies Procurement: Altus Commerce - Tech Spotlight

    Innovating How Franchise Systems Manage Supplies Procurement: Altus Commerce - Tech Spotlight

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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Arlie K ,

Unmatched insights!

Modrn Business is such an excellent resource for all things in the franchise world. I appreciate the variety of (incredible!) guests, the quality of information, and Ryan's sincere humility to give away all these remarkable insights for free! It's an outstanding listen.

JCW3214 ,

Insanely Valuable Content

If you are trying to figure out how to scale your business using technology ,or you wanna hear from other technology leaders and C-level executives perspectives. You need to listen and follow this podcast. Interviews with companies such as TGI Friday’s, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Ace Hardware Corp, CKE Restaurant group, and more!

tommye w-c ,

Great

Amazing podcast!!!! Incredible content.

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