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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 850 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 https://www.franchiseinterview.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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We are meeting with Aicha Bascaro. Aicha is the Founder & CEO of the American Franchise Academy® (AFA) and a 30+ year veteran in the franchise industry. Aicha has lived in 14 countries working with master franchisor organizations, leading franchise companies, and managing franchise operations for brands like Domino's Pizza, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and Olive Garden. Her passion is working with franchise leaders focused on growth, financial and time freedom. Aicha is a coach, speaker, and author of Amazon Best-Selling books ?The Franchise Fix? and ?Multi-Unit Franchise Mastery?. The AFA is celebrating its 8th anniversary in 2024 and focuses on helping franchisees turn their one-unit franchise job into a multi-unit enterprise through systems that increase employee retention and productivity, reduce costs, and increase profitability. Her clients are from the US and around the world. In Part Two, we play a clip from our popular Great Quotes in Franchising podcast.
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Picture this scenario. You just started a company, and you need to hire a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and Chief Operating Officer (COO). How much do you think it will cost to achieve this task?

Last month, we met with Chad Harrison, Franchise Development Representative at Authority Brands, and Michael Hutchins, Franchise Development Manager. Authority Brands is the parent company of several leading home service... more

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This was an interview we did with the incredible, motivational speaker and talk show host Coach Lynn Johnson. The topic was entrepreneurship and franchising. We gave some of our key tips we learned on our radio show. Learn more by... more
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