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Pillars of Franchising

Summary: How do you become successful in franchising? Pillars of Franchising interviews franchisors, franchisees and franchise professionals to determine the secrets of owning a successful franchise. Listen to the show on Thursdays at 4:00pm Central time at https://www.pillarsoffranchising.com . Call in to comment. (323) 580-5755

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 STEAM Up Your Kids’ Summer in a SNAP with the Snapology Franchise | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:09

STEAM Up Your Kids' Summer in a SNAP with the Snapology Franchise - Updated Audio Broadcast Date: July 7th, 2022 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST Guest: Laura Coe, Co-Founder and CEO of Snapology Join host Kristin Selmeczy, CEO of Pillars of Franchising and co-host Ray Pillar, Owner of Molly Maid Aurora-Naperville  as they discuss how to be successful at finding a franchise, identifying funding solutions, the purchasing process, developing marketing strategies and expanding and selling your franchise. On the Million Dollar Mentor Segment this week Kristin Selmeczy will give another million dollar mentor tip that has driven success. Listen live to new episodes on Thursdays at 4p central. Call in on Thursdays at 323-580-5755. Interested in buying a franchise? Join the Million Dollar Franchisee Mentor program Listen to past episodes. https://www.pillarsoffranchising.com.

 All Hail the Chief – Of the IFA, That Is – Matthew Haller | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:12

All Hail the Chief - Of the IFA, That Is - Matthew Haller Broadcast Date: June 30th, 2022 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST This week on Pillars, we will all hail the chief! IFA President and CEO Matthew Haller joins the crew to talk about his vision for the IFA, initiatives and legislation that impact the franchising world and what he sees on the horizon for franchise businesses. This is a must-see TV moment. We will see you this Thursday, June 30, and we invite you to call in with questions at 323-580-5755. Join host Kristin Selmeczy, CEO of Pillars of Franchising and co-host Ray Pillar, Owner of Molly Maid Aurora-Naperville  as they discuss how to be successful at finding a franchise, identifying funding solutions, the purchasing process, developing marketing strategies and expanding and selling your franchise. On the Million Dollar Mentor Segment this week Kristin Selmeczy will give another million dollar mentor tip that has driven success. Listen live to new episodes on Thursdays at 4p central. Call in on Thursdays at 323-580-5755. Interested in buying a franchise? Join the Million Dollar Franchisee Mentor program Listen to past episodes. https://www.pillarsoffranchising.com.

 Austin Meek: A Righteous Dude in Franchising Shares Passion for Neighborly | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:18

Austin Meek: A Righteous Dude in Franchising Shares Passion for Neighborly Broadcast Date: June 23rd, 2022 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST With our producers on vacation this week, we are pre-recorded, but you will still want to tune in to see this Righteous Dude in Franchising! Austin Meek shares his passion for Neighborly brands and for franchise ownership in this interview packed with tons of insights into brands like Precision Door Service, Molly Maid and many more! We will be back live next week, so see you soon! Listen live to new episodes on Thursdays at 4p central. Call in on Thursdays at 323-580-5755. Interested in buying a franchise? Join the Million Dollar Franchisee Mentor program Listen to past episodes. https://www.pillarsoffranchising.com.

 Pillars, PRIDE and the Preeminent IFA Pride Council | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:29

Pillars, PRIDE and the Preeminent IFA Pride Council with Paul Pickett, Mark Jameson and Cassidy Ford Broadcast Date:  June 16th, 2022 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST On this episode, we celebrate Pride Month with Paul Pickett of Wild Birds Unlimited, Mark Jameson of Propelled Brands and Cassidy Ford of FRM Solutions. Join our lively conversation about why Pride matters, how the IFA Pride Council was formed, and what comes next for the council as a part of the bigger Diversity Council of the IFA. Included in our conversation are laughter, poignant moments and (almost) a few tears. If you want to know more, do not miss this episode! Join host Kristin Selmeczy, CEO of Pillars of Franchising and co-host Ray Pillar, Owner of Molly Maid Aurora-Naperville  as they discuss how to be successful at finding a franchise, identifying funding solutions, the purchasing process, developing marketing strategies and expanding and selling your franchise. On the Million Dollar Mentor Segment this week Kristin Selmeczy will give another million dollar mentor tip that has driven success. Listen live to new episodes on Thursdays at 4p central. Call in on Thursdays at 323-580-5755. Interested in buying a franchise? Join the Million Dollar Franchisee Mentor program Listen to past episodes. https://www.pillarsoffranchising.com.

 Adaptive and Inclusive Fitness Makes for a Special Strong Franchise Redo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:40

Adaptive and Inclusive Fitness Makes for a Special Strong Franchise Redo Broadcast Date: June 9th, 2022 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST Our guest is Daniel Stein, CEO and Founder, Special Strong. Through his adaptive and inclusive fitness program, he has changed the lives of many who were never considered in the mainstream fitness world. He has helped people walk who never believed they could, and he has provided an environment where special people get special workouts. This franchise can change the lives of so many, young and old alike. Tune in to hear his inspiring story and learn how to own a Special Strong franchise. Join host Kristin Selmeczy, CEO of Pillars of Franchising and co-host Ray Pillar, Owner of Molly Maid Aurora-Naperville  as they discuss how to be successful at finding a franchise, identifying funding solutions, the purchasing process, developing marketing strategies and expanding and selling your franchise. On the Million Dollar Mentor Segment this week Kristin Selmeczy will give another million dollar mentor tip that has driven success. Listen live to new episodes on Thursdays at 4p central. Call in on Thursdays at 323-580-5755. Interested in buying a franchise? Join the Million Dollar Franchisee Mentor program Listen to past episodes. https://www.pillarsoffranchising.com.

 Imagine How Colorful the World Could Be With a Creatif Franchise | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:03

Imagine How Colorful the World Could Be With a Creatif Franchise Broadcast Date: May 12th, 2022 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST Pillars Guest this Week is Jaya Aiyar with Creatif Franchising Join host Ray Pillar, Owner of Molly Maid Aurora-Naperville and co-host Kristin Selmeczy, Chief Business Warrior of Pillars of Franchising as they discuss how to be successful at finding a franchise, identifying funding solutions, the purchasing process, developing marketing strategies and expanding and selling your franchise. On the Million Dollar Mentor Segment this week Kristin Selmeczy will give another million dollar mentor tip that has driven success. Listen live to new episodes on Thursdays at 4p central. Call in on Thursdays at 323-580-5755.

 Women in Franchising May 2022 – Pivotal Moments in the Franchise Journey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:00:11

Women in Franchising May 2022 – Pivotal Moments in the Franchise Journey Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST On this week’s show, we are joined by some amazing women in franchising. Pillars team members Kristin Selmeczy, Elizabeth Denham, Karen Kimsey-Sward and Laura Liss are joined by women in franchising guests. This strong group will discuss pivotal moments in their lives/careers that impact how they show up as leaders each and every day. You don’t want to miss the group of powerhouse women! Women in Franchising Guests: Cassidy Ford, FRM Solutions, Andrea Mundie, RDCP Consulting, ​Samantha Reges, Great Clips, Michele Rempel, Westvyne Join host Jerry Akers and co-host Kristin Selmeczy, CEO of Pillars of Franchising as they discuss how to be successful at finding a franchise, identifying funding solutions, the purchasing process, developing marketing strategies and expanding and selling your franchise. Listen live to new episodes on Thursdays at 4p central. Call in on Thursdays at 323-580-5755. Interested in buying a franchise? Join the Million Dollar Franchisee Mentor program Listen to past episodes. https://www.pillarsoffranchising.com.

 Grow a Business Organically with this GLO-ing Franchise | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:54

Grow a Business Organically with this GLO-ing Franchise Broadcast Date: April 21st, 2022 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST This week on the show, we welcome Eric Meyers, CEO of Good Life Organic Kitchen. Making an impact on the health of the community is the name of the game for Meyers and his unique brand. His business supports local farmers and vendors, follows sustainable practices with eco-friendly disposables and composting, serves the most nutrient-dense food and drink options  and provides a feeling of vitality for its customers. On Jerry Akers' segment, he answers the question that seems simple, but is not simple at all - to bring in the family or not to bring in the family! His insights are invaluable on this topic as his personal experience brings a wealth of knowledge! Join host Ray Pillar, Owner of Molly Maid Aurora-Naperville and co-host Kristin Selmeczy, Chief Business Warrior of Pillars of Franchising as they discuss how to be successful at finding a franchise, identifying funding solutions, the purchasing process, developing marketing strategies and expanding and selling your franchise. On the Million Dollar Mentor Segment this week Kristin Selmeczy will give another million dollar mentor tip that has driven success . Listen live to new episodes on Thursdays at 4p central. Call in on Thursdays at 323-580-5755. Interested in buying a franchise? Join the Million Dollar Franchisee Mentor program Listen to past episodes. https://www.pillarsoffranchising.com.

 Plant a STEM and Engineer Success in Franchising | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:30

Plant a STEM and Engineer Success in Franchising with Dori Roberts Stewart Broadcast Date: April 7th, 2022 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST This week we are excited to interview Dori Roberts Stewart. From teaching high school STEM classes to a booming franchise business, Dori engineered a path to successfully transition from her franchise business to a new gig as a consultant and podcast host. She is a dynamo you don't want to miss! Jerry Akers does a repeat of Chapter 11, the next chapter in his book, Live it 2 Own it all about - you guessed it - Avoiding Chapter 11 with Karen Kimsey-Sward of Dale Carnegie. Join host Ray Pillar, Owner of Molly Maid Aurora-Naperville and co-host Kristin Selmeczy, Chief Business Warrior of Pillars of Franchising as they discuss how to be successful at finding a franchise, identifying funding solutions, the purchasing process, developing marketing strategies and expanding and selling your franchise. On the Million Dollar Mentor Segment this week Kristin Selmeczy will give another million dollar mentor tip that has driven success. Listen live to new episodes on Thursdays at 4p central. Call in on Thursdays at 323-580-5755. Interested in buying a franchise? Join the Million Dollar Franchisee Mentor program Listen to past episodes. https://www.pillarsoffranchising.com.

 From Flush to Plush – How Many Hats Does John Cohen Wear in Franchising? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:16

From Flush to Plush - How Many Hats Does John Cohen Wear in Franchising? Broadcast Date: March 31, 2022 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST John Cohen grew up around franchising, but forged his own, unique path. As a Molly Maid franchisee, he learned the ropes and added to his portfolio. He eventually worked on the franchisor side as Director of Operations for Molly Maid Corporate and then Vice President of Operations of the Dwyer Group. He moved to Franworth and the Lash Lounge before rising to COO of Franworth earlier this year. We are excited to learn more about the many hats he has won in franchising and what he has learned throughout his career. This week Jerry Akers talks about avoiding Chapter 11 - information we all need to understand, and Karen Kimsey-Sward help us understand how surrounding yourself with the right people can help you stay the course in your business. Join host Ray Pillar, Owner of Molly Maid Aurora-Naperville and co-host Kristin Selmeczy, Chief Business Warrior of Pillars of Franchising as they discuss how to be successful at finding a franchise, identifying funding solutions, the purchasing process, developing marketing strategies and expanding and selling your franchise. Listen live to new episodes on Thursdays at 4p central. Call in on Thursdays at 323-580-5755. Interested in buying a franchise? Join the Million Dollar Franchisee Mentor program Listen to past episodes. https://www.pillarsoffranchising.com.

 Every Kid Needs Their Blind Side Protected. How Franchising Affords Leigh Anne Tuohy a Platform to Help. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:18

Every Kid Needs Their Blind Side Protected. How Franchising Affords Leigh Anne Tuohy a Platform to Help. Broadcast Date: March 24, 2022 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST This week our guest is The Blind Side's Leigh Anne Tuohy. Over the years, she and her husband owned upward of 100 franchise locations including Taco Bells, KFCs, Long John Silvers and Pizza Huts. Their success allowed them the opportunity to foster children and eventually adopt Michael Oher on whom the movie was based. Today, Leigh Anne is a fierce advocate for foster care, especially for those nearing their 18th birthdays and who are aging out of the system. She also sits on the Taco Bell Foundation Board. Learn more about how giving has become such an integral part of the Tuohy family's life and how they give back through franchising. In our Pillars segments, Jerry Akers discusses the chapter in his book, Live It 2 Own It about operations in your franchise. David Kajganich gives us an update on The Joint and Karen Kimsey-Sward reveals her Book of the Month - Atomic Habits. Join host Ray Pillar, Owner of Molly Maid Aurora-Naperville and co-host Kristin Selmeczy, Chief Business Warrior of Pillars of Franchising as they discuss how to be successful at finding a franchise, identifying funding solutions, the purchasing process, developing marketing strategies and expanding and selling your franchise. Listen live to new episodes on Thursdays at 4p central. Call in on Thursdays at 323-580-5755. Interested in buying a franchise? Join the Million Dollar Franchisee Mentor program Listen to past episodes. https://www.pillarsoffranchising.com.  

 Living the American Dream Through Franchising – The Shawn Shariff Story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:20

Living the American Dream Through Franchising - The Shawn Shariff story  Broadcast Date: March 17th, 2022 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST This week, we interview Shawn Shariff. A first generation immigrant from Pakistan, Shawn started off at KFC in an entry-level job and through hard work and determination, grew his career to multi-unit franchise ownership. He shares how he has achieved the American Dream and lets our audience know that anything is possbile! Karen Kimsey-Sward talks to us about stress management as we have all endured a crazy few years in the world that have impacted our families, our businesses and our lives. She has some practical tips to help us cope. David Kagjanich shares his latest news from The Joint Chiropractic - things are getting close - but not without some bumps in the road. Join host Ray Pillar, Owner of Molly Maid Aurora-Naperville and co-host Kristin Selmeczy, Chief Business Warrior of Pillars of Franchising as they discuss how to be successful at finding a franchise, identifying funding solutions, the purchasing process, developing marketing strategies and expanding and selling your franchise. isten live to new episodes on Thursdays at 4p central. Call in on Thursdays at 323-580-5755. Interested in buying a franchise? Join the Million Dollar Franchisee Mentor program Listen to past episodes. https://www.pillarsoffranchising.com.

 Dirty Books Uncensored. Carlos Gomez Helps Franchisors Clean Up Their Acts. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:06

Dirty Books Uncensored. Carlos Gomez Helps Franchisors Clean Up Their Acts. Broadcast Date: March 10th, 2022 Keeping your books out of the "dirty" section of reading materials is no joke - especially if you are a franchisor trying to attract new franchisees. Carlos Gomez of PRK Texas helps franchisors audit their financials, offers best practices and consults on ways to grow, engage and improve their franchise models. What does this mean for potential franchisees? Reliable information, reviewable track records and Item 19s and more clarity on just what you are getting in a franchise system before you commit. Laura Liss, our franchise attorney will dive further into the legal aspects of auditing and what kind of information you can glean in orer to make good decisions. Jerry Akers continues his series on his book - Live it 2 Own it and discusses Opening Day for your new franchise business. As usual join host Ray Pillar, Owner of Molly Maid Aurora-Naperville and co-host Kristin Selmeczy, Chief Business Warrior of Pillars of Franchising as they discuss how to be successful at finding a franchise, identifying funding solutions, the purchasing process, developing marketing strategies and expanding and selling your franchise. Listen live to new episodes on Thursdays at 4p central. Call in on Thursdays at 323-580-5755. Interested in buying a franchise? Join the Million Dollar Franchisee Mentor program Listen to past episodes. https://www.pillarsoffranchising.com.

 Hall of Fame Coach Sherri Coale Takes Winning Strategy into Franchising | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:23

Hall of Fame Coach Sherri Coale Takes Winning Strategy into Franchising Broadcast Date: March 3rd, 2022 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST We have a lot to report on this week's show! Kristin and Jerry have been at the IFA conference in San Diego, and we will hear about  lessons learned, opportunities available and schmoozing with everyone in franchising. Our guest is the Hall of Fame women's basketball coach from Oklahoma who, after retiring last year, is lending her skills to the NextGen Fitness franchise as their Culture Coach. She will talk to us about how leading a team to success in sports can translate to business ownership and why franchising is a good fit for athletes. If her stellar coaching career tells us anything, it is that she is going to kill it in her next career! Jerry Akers will continue his series following the next chapter in his book, Live It 2 Own It. Ray Pillar and Karen Kimsey-Sward will talk about establishing a positive culture as a new franchisee and Laura Liss offers legal insights in her segment. Join host Ray Pillar, Owner of Molly Maid Aurora-Naperville and co-host Kristin Selmeczy, Chief Business Warrior of Pillars of Franchising as they discuss how to be successful at finding a franchise, identifying funding solutions, the purchasing process, developing marketing strategies and expanding and selling your franchise. Listen live to new episodes on Thursdays at 4p central. Call in on Thursdays at 323-580-5755. Interested in buying a franchise? Join the Million Dollar Franchisee Mentor program Listen to past episodes. https://www.pillarsoffranchising.com.

 Blue Collar Millionaire Larry Sutton of RNR Tire Express | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:16

Blue Collar Millionaire Larry Sutton of RNR Tire Express Franchise Broadcast Date: February 17th, 2022 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST This week we interview Larry Sutton of RNR Tire Express about his journey into franchising and why it is possible for anyone to find success – no matter where you start or what your industry. Jerry Akers continues his series on finding the right franchise with a segment on site selection. Karen-Kimsey-Sward dives more deeply into how to find the right people for the right roles, and Laura Liss helps us understand territories and what to be on the lookout for. Join host Ray Pillar, Owner of Molly Maid Aurora-Naperville and co-host Kristin Selmeczy, Chief Business Warrior of Pillars of Franchising as they discuss how to be successful at finding a franchise, identifying funding solutions, the purchasing process, developing marketing strategies and expanding and selling your franchise. Listen live to new episodes on Thursdays at 4p central. Call in on Thursdays at 323-580-5755. Interested in buying a franchise? Join the Million Dollar Franchisee Mentor program Listen to past episodes. https://www.pillarsoffranchising.com.

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