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The Franchise Academy Podcast helps you understand the PROS and CONS of franchise ownership.

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The Franchise Academy Podcast helps you understand the PROS and CONS of franchise ownership.

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Engaging and interesting

By JBLIV - Jan 18 2020
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Great info provided and a lot of life takeaways as well as the business aspect. Subscribed!

Awesome show, highly recommend!!

By JoshCrist - Nov 21 2019
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If you are involved in the business of franchising in anyway (as franchisor, franchisee or working for a franchise), this is must-listen podcast! Tom does an incredible job of bringing on guests that cover a wide variety of topics that will all help you level-up your business AND your mindset. Thank you Tom for bringing this empowering show to the world and for the work that you do to elevate the entire franchising industry!

iTunes Ratings

105 Ratings
Average Ratings
100
4
1
0
0

Engaging and interesting

By JBLIV - Jan 18 2020
Read more
Great info provided and a lot of life takeaways as well as the business aspect. Subscribed!

Awesome show, highly recommend!!

By JoshCrist - Nov 21 2019
Read more
If you are involved in the business of franchising in anyway (as franchisor, franchisee or working for a franchise), this is must-listen podcast! Tom does an incredible job of bringing on guests that cover a wide variety of topics that will all help you level-up your business AND your mindset. Thank you Tom for bringing this empowering show to the world and for the work that you do to elevate the entire franchising industry!
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The Franchise Academy Podcast

Latest release on Oct 16, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Tom Scarda, TFA on Sirius XM Radio

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Tom Scarda, TFA on Sirius XM Radio on Channel 126 Urban View

Apr 28 2019

51mins

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Rank #2: Franchise Insurance Policies - Tim Feddersen, Gaspar Insurance

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Do you have employer’s insurance for employee harassment? In a service concept, are your tools and vehicles insured? Don’t fret, Gaspar has you covered. Since 2008, Gaspar Insurance Services has been a full service insurance agency with clients nationwide. CEO and founder Tim Gaspar is passionate about helping people and providing a much needed service to their clients. INK Magazine named Gaspar 6th fastest growing insurance agency in California. In this episode, director of franchise relations, Tim Feddersen, reveals the underbelly of business and how Gaspar can protect your investment at every turn. This is a really insightful interview for both Franchisees and Franchisors.

Jan 05 2020

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Rank #3: What Corporation Type is the Best Entity for you and Your Business?

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Are you confused about the differences between an Limited Liability Corporation, a Sub S or C Corporation? What are the tax ramifications? Deborah Sweeney breaks it all down on this Episode.

Deborah Sweeney is an Attorney and the leader of MyCorporation.com. With her experience in the fields of corporate and intellectual property law, Deborah has evolved from lawyer to business owner. MyCorporation.com has been involved in the formation of hundreds of thousands of businesses throughout the US and Canada, giving Deborah a strong understanding of the landscape of small business.

Learn more about MyCorporation.com

Aug 27 2019

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Rank #4: How to NOT Buy the Wrong Franchise

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4 Lessons on How to NOT Buy The Wrong Franchise

Apr 28 2019

25mins

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Rank #5: The Route Broker

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The Route Broker

Apr 28 2019

36mins

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Rank #6: MyBusinessVenture - Thomas Stridiron

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My Business Venture (MBV) specializes in helping aspiring entrepreneurs start up profitable businesses from the comfort of their homes. My Business Venture is a Full-Service Technology provider with over 26 years of experience in the industry. With 1000’s of successful clients and a proven step by step system, they are considered one the true leaders and trusted advisors in the industry.  Their founder and CEO, Thomas Stridiron started the company with a $100 investment and he shares some of his secrets to success with us. This podcast will offer insights into the following:

  • Overcoming obstacles as a business owner

  • Keeping the motivation in your business

  • Keys to longevity and success

  • How to avoid failure

  • Advice for starting a business 

May 29 2019

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Rank #7: The Voice of Social Sales - Chelsea Peitz

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Want to learn about how to build a brand using a camera? Chelsea a the leading national authority on social media branding. In this episode we talk about the best platform for your message.

May 04 2019

34mins

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Rank #8: Skoah Facial Franchise Opportunity

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Skoah, a first to market, facials-only concept, with a membership model and a proprietary skincare product line. Franworth, a leading consulting firm, has partnered with Skoah to expand locations in the US and Canada.

Co-Founder, Andrea Mundie has more than 25 years of retail experience with expertise in sales, marketing, operations, training, finance, leadership development and product development. Andrea served as brand manager of Lululemon Athletica, owned and operated her own marketing and communications consultancy, and worked as a Director with Grip Ltd., an award-winning advertising agency.  

In 2016, Andrea was awarded Veuve Clicquot’s Business Woman Award for Canada. She regularly speaks on leadership, culture, core values, entrepreneurship and marketing.  She is also on the Board Of Governors of Coast Mental Health, a non-profit charitable organization focused on providing housing for those with mental illness, as well as a Board Member of Satya Organics. Through the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, a non-profit created to support female-founded businesses, Andrea shares her best practices and mentors other women in business. 

 Outside of her professional career, Andrea has four children and she is a wine, coffee, art and outdoor adventure enthusiast. 

Andrea Mundie, Co-Founder of Skoah

Jan 14 2020

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Rank #9: How to Franchise Your Business

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How to Franchise Your Business

Apr 28 2019

32mins

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Rank #10: The Most Common Tax Deduction Franchise Owners Overlook

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Tab Burkhalter is a CPA, tax and business strategist and the managing partner of The Burkhalter Group, which includes Numbers House, a business start-up and back-office service provider.

Jul 04 2019

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Rank #11: Mastering Fear with former Navy SEAL, Brandon Webb

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Brandon discusses persistence, surrounding yourself with great people and standing up for yourself, in a respectful way.

Nov 02 2019

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Rank #12: Jeff Elgin, CEO & Founder of FranChoice

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Interview with Jeff Elgin, CEO & Founder of FranChoice

Apr 28 2019

41mins

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Rank #13: Barry Moltz - Business Guru

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As a small business expert, Barry Moltz gets owners growing again by unlocking their long forgotten potential. With decades of entrepreneurial experience in his own business ventures as well as consulting countless other entrepreneurs, Barry has discovered the formula to get stuck business owners unstuck and marching forward. As a small business expert, Barry applies simple, strategic steps to facilitate change.

Barry has founded and run small businesses with a great deal of success and failure for more than 20 years.

After successfully selling his last operating business, Barry has branched out into a number of entrepreneurship-related activities.  He founded an angel investor group, an angel fund, and is a former advisory member of the board of the Angel Capital Education Foundation.  His first book, “You Need to Be A Little Crazy: The Truth about Starting and Growing Your Business” describes the ups and downs and emotional trials of running a business.  It is in its fifth reprint and has been translated into Chinese, Russian, Korean and Thai.

His second book, “Bounce! Failure, Resiliency and the Confidence to Achieve Your Next Great Success”, shows what it takes to come back and develop true business confidence.  It has been translated into Korean and German.  His third book, “BAM! Delivering Customer Service in a Self-Service World” shows how customer service is the new marketingPeople now buy experiences and relationships, not products. His fourth book, Small Town Rules: How Small Business and Big Brands can Profit in a Connected Economy shows how when every customer can talk to every other customer, it’s like living in a small town: Your reputation is everythingHis fifth book, “How to Get Unstuck: 25 Ways to Get Your Business Growing Again” focuses on how to get small business owners making more profits in their company.

Barry’s 6th book  “Small Business Hacks: 100 Shortcuts to Your Success” with Rieva Lesonsky is now available as a #1 release on Amazon.

Barry is a nationally recognized speaker on small business who has given hundreds of presentations to audiences ranging in size from 20 to 20,000.  As a member of the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, he has also taught entrepreneurship as an adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology.  He has appeared on many TV and radio programs such as CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, MSNBC’s Your Business and NPR’s The Tavis Smiley Show.  He hosts his own weekly radio program for 10 years, The Small Business Radio Show on AM820, and writes regularly for the American Express Open Forum and other periodicals.

You can find Barry @ https://barrymoltz.com/

Oct 19 2019

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Rank #14: How to Know Your Numbers - The Eunis Group

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How to Know Your Numbers - The Eunis Group

Apr 28 2019

34mins

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Rank #15: Tana Hutchinson - Franchise Consultant

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As a national FranChoice consultant since 2004, Tana Hutchinson’s skillsets in franchising and business analysis provide her clients with a dynamic power-punch combination. Tana walks you through an extensive investigation of franchise opportunities while adding energy and fun to your business search. Her warm approach and comprehensive knowledge of franchising puts you immediately at ease and quickly on the path to education in business ownership.

Tana’s diverse business experience in corporate America includes companies specializing in defense intelligence contracting, information systems, executive recruiting, and construction equipment rental. It was in the midst of her experience in this last industry, while working as a business analyst for NationsRent (now Sunbelt Rentals), that she was first introduced to franchising and became an active member of the International Franchise Association.

Tana Hutchinson, Franchise Consultant

She later joined Tutor Time Childcare Learning Centers with franchises nationwide, where she helped franchisee candidates learn and navigate the franchise buying process. With her move to The Cleaning Authority, she assumed a significant franchise development role, working with franchisee candidates by discussing their goals for business ownership, educating them on the concept and industry, providing market research, assisting in determining territory, and, ultimately, helping them reach their dreams of owning a franchise. She was instrumental in helping The Cleaning Authority become a large national brand.

Having lived and worked all over the country—placing hundreds of people into all kinds of businesses from coast-to-coast—and satisfying her own entrepreneurial aspirations by owning a commercial construction business and becoming an independent FranChoice consultant, Tana is a wonderful resource for prospective franchisees evaluating opportunities that will help them “Realize Their Dreams.”

Tana, a Virginia Tech graduate, her husband, a Notre Dame graduate (fun Hokie/Irish household during football season!), and their family reside in beautiful southern California. They enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle including travel, hiking, water sports, aviation, and overall fitness. Tana’s caring personality and vibrant lifestyle reflects her commitment to maintaining balance, focus, and determination in her own life and she uses all of her skills and talents to help YOU reach your business ownership goals.

You can reach Tana at THutchinson@FranChoice.com or by calling 858-282-6003.

Jan 21 2020

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Rank #16: YogaSix Franchise Opportunity

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YogaSix is changing the way people think about and experience yoga. With modern day yoga instruction, the diverse yoga and fitness programs include movement and intensity to meet the complete needs of any fitness goal and support continuous progression. Whether your focus is on deep stretching, stress relief, or high-intensity workouts that challenge you every step of the way, Y6 has a class to fit every fitness level, that is energizing, empowering, and fun. It is believed that Yoga has been around for 8,000 years. Now YogaSix is changing boutique fitness. with their modernization of yoga in the fitness space.

Nov 09 2019

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Rank #17: Ryan Zink - CEO, Franchise Fastlane

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Ryan Zink has been involved with franchising since 2003 in many capacities.  In 2003, he began his career in franchising by managing 15 franchised General Nutrition Center stores (GNC).  Under his management he helped create the top five revenue producing GNC stores in the country.  Shortly after Ryan became a supplier to GNC franchisees as the President and Co-owner of NDS Nutritional Products, a supplement company that partnered with over 3,000 nutritional stores in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

In 2005 Ryan Co-founded Complete Nutrition.  Complete Nutrition is a network of high-quality nutritional supplement retail stores whose mission is to create safe and effective weight management, sports nutrition, fitness and general health programs to help customers look better, feel better and perform better.  Complete Nutrition grew to 200 locations in 5 years and in December 2015 Ryan and his partner sold a majority stake of Complete Nutrition to a private equity investment group.

Today Ryan is the Co-founder and CEO of Franchise Fastlane a franchise sale organization (FSO) and a franchisee of multiple brands.

Ryan is a regular speaker at franchise conferences and participates on several boards including the University of Nebraska’s Entrepreneurial Business board, Brookside Church’s elder board and multiple franchisor advisory boards.

Ryan grew up in Omaha NE and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska Omaha.  He has been married to his wife Mandy since 2008 and has 4 boys Brandon, Boston, Cameron and Caleb.

Sep 06 2019

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Rank #18: Storytelling 4 Steps to Telling Your Story Now

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Do more business and make more sales by sharing your story instead of features and benefits. Telling your story creates and bond with the customer. If they know where you’re coming from, literally and figuratively, they will trust you. 

There are easy steps to building your story the right way. In this episode, Geoffrey Berwind shares the “v” technique, which is key to every great story, book, or movie dating back to Socrates and Plato.

The Steps are simple (see my had written diagram that I did while working with Geoffrey on the podcast):

  1. Scene 1: Context and background ending with an incident

  2. Scene 2: The calamity, the disruption the fall

  3. Scene 3: The epiphany, the light bulb moment, the hero’s journey

  4. Scene 4: Your mission now based on your experience

Geoffrey Berwind is one of the foremost experts about how to use the power of story to make you more relatable, influential, and take your presentations to the next level. 

He co-created and directed the award-winning Once Upon A Nation storytelling program for Historic Philadelphia, Inc. (over 2 million stories told to date!), and provides consulting, coaching and training services for corporations, non-profits, entrepreneurs and speakers nationwide. Geoffrey’s many clients have included the National Park Service, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Audubon Society, Vanguard Charitable, and especially clients of Bradley Communications. 

In addition to providing workshops and executive coaching for companies and organizations, he has helped thousands of authors, speakers, and experts hone their message, get publicity, market their services, do TEDx talks, and use the power of real-life stories to sell more product and get standing ovations.  


Geoffrey Berwind

Jun 23 2019

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Rank #19: ClickTecs: Technology & Franchising

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2019 Outlooks with Jam Hasmi, President of ClickTecs

Apr 28 2019

38mins

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Rank #20: Michael Debenham, CEO of Zee Sprout

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A seasoned industry leader, Michael understands the ins and outs of franchising. He has been a successful franchisee, master franchisee, and franchisor. Michael is a co-founder and owner in 3 national franchise brands Deka Lash, Legends Boxing, and American Title Loans. Also, Michael is the CEO of Zee Sprout, a franchise development company.

Aug 22 2019

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