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Welcome to Franchise Today as it celebrates its 13th year in 2022! 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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HomeTeam has over a quarter century of experience successfully training new owners how to develop their powerful team approach to home inspections and how to dominate their territories. HomeTeam's industry-leading... more

Mike Bidwell is President and CEO of Neighborly, formerly known as the Dwyer Group. Last year during the height of Coronavirus, Neighborly ended the year with 382 new franchises awarded across their 2 dozen plus brands. They also... more

Jimmy Weeks is a Google Analytics and Adwords-certifed professional who has spoken across the nation on topics related to Internet marketing, social media strategy and advanced analytics. He is the Founder and CEO of Internet... more

Peter Daly-Dickson is the co-founder and CEO of Macanta, a software company serving start-up and emerging franchise brands, in the UK. One of his partners, a best-selling author, prior to the start of their joint venture, knew the value that... more

This week, I'll be talking with John Ramsay, Vice President of Franchising for the iconic Noodles and Company. John's background spans over 28 years of experience in restaurant franchise development, with such icons as TGI Friday,... more

Walter Bond is different than most pro athletes, because he played pro ball as an interim career, on the way to the rest of his life. He did NOT treat his NBA career, as his life's main event. As Walter will tell you in his own words today,... more

Coming from a family who has been in the industry since 1929, Gina Rivera, was destined to pursue a career in the world of beauty. From her early roots of sweeping hair from the floors of her parent's salon, Gina attended beauty school... more

Erik Van Horn is the total package. Among other things, he helps High-Performing Franchisees connect in a community of like-minded Franchise Owners, so they can short-cut their path to scaling with multiple units and/or brands and sell... more

My interview with Erik Nan Horn is one you will certainly not want to miss, but techncal difficulties delayed post-production. So, please forgive the delay and return next week... I promise it will be worth the wait. Until then, my... more

Charles Watson is CEO at Tropical Smoothie Café, a franchise concept that began on the beach at Destin, FL, and has morphed into a 900 plus, location wave. Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a lifestyle brand for people looking... more
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