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Welcome to Franchise Today as it celebrates its 15th year in 2024. Join host Stan Friedman, President of FRM Solutions every Wednesday at 12 PM ET / 11 AM CT as he provides full disclosure on what’s going on inside franchising today and serves up discussions with weekly guests, who will talk about best practices for scaling their businesses for sustainable growth, through sensible franchising. Franchising remains an unintentional profession. Most people don't go to school to study about how to become involved in franchising. Rather, some life event causes it to find us. Each episode of the podcast begins with a look back at how franchising found my guest of the week. This is followed by a walk through their career up to and including the present day. It could be either a franchisor, franchisee or a supplier, that provides insights into high-level support services or top-quality products to better enable the franchise community. Each podcast will wrap with a look ahead to upcoming industry events, upcoming guests or important dates on the horizon.

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Cliff Kennedy bought a frios gourmet pops franchise in 2018, and not even a year later, purchased the ENTIRE company. Why? Because Cliff believes in magic. You see,one fateful afternoon, Cliff was stuck in traffic as he was... more

Greg Nathan is the Founder of the Franchise Relationships Institute (FRI) and recognized as the global thought leader on the psychology of franchising. He has been a registered psychologist for 35 years and is regularly invited to deliver... more

Today we hear another inspiring story when Zach Buetler, co-founding partner of Horsepower Brands, shares the story of his amazing ascent from becoming a multi-unit franchisee in his early 20s, to ultimately losing it all. Following his wipe... more

Michael Isakson is the retired President and COO of ServiceMaster Franchise Services Group, an international franchise services company, where he had responsibility for the development and growth of more than 5,000 franchises... more

I planned to kick off a new season this week, but COVID got in the way. Instead, I return you to one of my favorite episodes of all time, as I speak with serial entrepreneur, founder and franchising icon, David McKinnon. Over the past forty... more

I wasn't plannig to post again until January, but here's a little ditty to celebrate Santa's dark side. Kidding aside, please stay safe, travel easy and avoid the plight of Corona Virus during the year end holidays! See you in 22. Merry... more

This week, in Part 2 of my conversation with Michael E. Gerber, we look ahead, to how the E-Myth can touch you too, above and beyond his books. This week we look ahead to Michael's E-Myth Vertical Publications, The Dreaming Room,... more

My guest this week is the iconic Michael E. Gerber, author of the mega-bestselling E Myth Series of books. Inc. Magazine calls him ?the World's #1 Small Business Guru? — the entrepreneurial and small business thought leader who has... more

The Rising Stars of Franchising returns this week with retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Paul Huszar, President, CEO and majority owner of VetCor LLC, a restoration company focused on disaster recovery. What makes VetCor so unique, is that... more

Jimmy John is known for many things, but few know how benevolent this man and his family actually are. From youngg kids working front lines in stores, to hospitals, universities, the military and the arts, Jimmy John has a kind heart and shares... more
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