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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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 Can Women Have it All? The Seasons of Success in Franchising | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:46

Women in Franchising - Can Women Have it All? The Seasons of Success in Franchising Broadcast Date: September 30 , 2021 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST On this episode, we talk with some powerful women in franchising. And the age-old question, "Can Women Have it All?" is on our minds. One of the benefits of franchising is the control you have over your career and time as a business owner. Many women experience the various seasons of life when priorities ebb and flow and business may rise and fall on the priority list. Rhonda Sanderson of Sanderson & Associates, Kelly Crompvoets - a long-time franchise force, Sam Reges - GM of great Clips and Michele Rempel talk to host Kristin Selmeczy about the seasons of life in business, family and success. It's a powerhouse of strong women you don't want to miss! 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.

 Cassidy Ford Talks Franchise Tools of the Trade | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:39

Cassidy Ford Talks Franchise Tools of the Trade Broadcast Date: September 23 , 2021 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST On this episode of the Pillars of Franchising, our Million Dollar hosts talk to Cassidy Ford, Account Director for FRM Solutions, and enterprise-level, end-to-end franchise relationships management platform. A self-proclaimed franchise nerd, Cassidy’s experience spans from launching development departments with emerging brands like How Do You Roll?—a fast-casual sushi concept featured on ABC’s Shark Tank—to working with resales and under-performing franchisees with iconic brands such as Huddle House. Join host Ray Pillar, Owner of Molly Maid Aurora-Naperville and co-host Kristin Selmeczy, Chief Business Warrior of Pillars of Franchising as they also discuss how to be successful at finding a franchise, identifying funding solutions, the purchasing process, developing marketing strategies and expanding and selling your franchise. Jerry Akers will come to us live from Washington, D.C. and gives us updates on what's happening in the franchise world from a governmental point of view, and David Kajganich comes at us with his usual inspiring leadership lessons! 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.

 Franchising on the Go with Smart Drinks’ Lorri Wyndham | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:01

​Topic: Franchising on the Go with Smart Drinks’ Lorri Wyndham Broadcast Date: September 16 , 2021 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST On this episode, Lorri Wyndham, Director of Operations at Smart Drinks tells us the story of Smart Drinks. Since 1987, Charles and Martha Levinson have brought their entrepreneurial spirit to Houston. Charles has a history of working hard for others, and this is how he built a multi-million dollar mobile model for him and his wife. Always the visionary, Martha saw an opportunity to bring her passion for healthy, homemade foods to the community with fresh fruit drinks. Join host Ray Pillar, Owner of Molly Maid Aurora-Naperville and co-host Kristin Selmeczy, Female Business Warrior & CEO of Molly Maid Bloomingdale & Mt. Prospect as they discuss how to be successful at finding a franchise and financing solution, purchasing and developing, expanding and selling your franchise and giving back to the community. Our opening segment features Laura Spaulding who is giving away a franchise territory to a Veteran. Contact franchising@spauldingdecon.com for more information. David Kagjanich discusses Influencing Greater Team Performance. Jerry Akers breaks down sub-franchising, master franchising and multi-unit operations. 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 4pm 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.

 Franchise for Good: Growing and Scaling Nonprofits | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:33

Broadcast Date: September 9th , 2021 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST Having had much success in the franchising arena, Dave Keil, President and COO of Franworth, founded Franchise for Good in 2020.Together with Dave, John Rotche, Founder and CEO of Franworth, embraced Franchise For Good as the company’s philanthropic division. In a similar approach to serving Franworth’s suite of boutique beauty and fitness franchise brands, John, Dave and the company’s team leverage more than 450 years of franchising experience to this initiative. Franchise for Good is able to expand nonprofit systems of all sizes and accelerate their missions and impact exponentially by using a franchise system model and  best practices. On this episode, Dave gives us the details of how this initiative works and what they hope to achieve.  Join host Ray Pillar, Owner of Molly Maid Aurora-Naperville and co-host Kristin Selmeczy, Female Business Warrior & CEO of Molly Maid Bloomingdale & Mt Prospect as they talk to Dave and discuss all things franchising including how to be successful at finding a franchise and financing solution, purchasing and developing, expanding and selling your franchise and giving back to the community. David Kajganich will discuss Influencing Greater Team Performance, and Jerry Akers will discuss another great franchising tip. 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.

 Disentangling Personal and Business Finances | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:39

Disentangling Personal and Business Finances

 A “Hit Man” on and Off the Field: How Doug Plank Found Success in Business and Franchising | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:22

A "Hit Man" on and Off the Field: How Doug Plank Found Success in Business and Franchising Broadcast Date:  August 26th , 2021 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST Doug Plank, known as one of the hardest hitting safeties in the NFL during his tenure, translated his leadership skills from the field to the boardroom. He was a multi-unit franchisee with Burger King over a 20-year period, and continues to manage the real estate for several fast food locations. He keeps his hand in franchise real estate and continues broadcasting for the NFL on national radio. Tune in to hear what he as learned and what's next for this successful athlete and businessman. Join host Ray Pillar, Owner of Molly Maid Aurora-Naperville and co-host Kristin Selmeczy, Female Business Warrior & CEO of Molly Maid Bloomingdale & Mt Prospect as they discuss how to be successful at finding a franchise and financing solution, purchasing and developing, expanding and selling your franchise and giving back to the community with our guest: Doug Plank, Former Chicago Bear and Entrepreneur David Kajganich will discuss the Challenges of Moving from Me to We. Jerry Akers will discuss Part II-Single to Multi Unit. Fred McMurray will take everyone Down the Rabbit hole with a question that has been ripped from the headlines. 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.

 Franchise Business Review-Importance of Data and Benchmarks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:59

​Topic: Franchise Business Review-Importance of Data and Benchmarks Broadcast Date: August 19 , 2021 - Fixed the 8 second gap Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST This week we have a dynamic duo in Cassidy Stillings and Emily George of Franchise Business Review. The discuss the importance of data and market research from the perspective of potential franchisees who are looking into business ownership. This information is also important to franchise systems to evaluate how they are doing in terms of achieving performance goals. Learn how they do it and why it matters. As two strong, female leaders on the rise, we will also find out how they are navigating their careers and who they look to for advice. 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 and giving back to the community with our guests: Courtney Stillings and Emily George of Franchise Business Review. David Kajganich will discuss Stop the Monkey Business, and Jerry Akers will begin a three-part series on single-unit versus multi-unit ownership starting with the Challenges of Transitioning from Single-Unit Ownership to Multi-Unit ownership. Fred McMurray will take everyone Down the Rabbit hole with a question that has been ripped from the headlines. 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 For One and One For All: How Franchising Teams Impact Brand Success | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:54

All For One and One For All: How Franchising Teams Impact Brand Success Broadcast Date: August 12th , 2021 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST This is one episode you don't want to miss! The Million Dollar Pillars Team hashes out the reality of franchise ownership and how the actions of everyone in the system from the franchisor to the franchisee and even to the celebrity spokesperson can impact the brand either positively or negatively. How do you navigate this dynamic and what responsibility do you have to the brand as a franchisee? What is the responsibility of the franchisor to stay above the fray? What can you do if problems arise? We are living in polarized times, and everyone has a voice. This can uplift your brand or bring it down. We are looking forward to a great discussion on navigating business ownership from this perspective. We would love to hear your questions, so call in during the show to 323-580-5755. Million Dollar Mentor, David Kajganich's segment will address ways to  Avoid Guaranteed Failure, and Million Dollar Mentor, Jerry Akers will discuss The Advantages of Associations within Franchises. As usual, Fred McMurray, CEO of Westvyne will take everyone down the rabbit hole. Listen live to new episodes on Thursdays at 4p central. Call in on Thursdays at 323-580-5755. Interested in buying a franchise? Submit an application to join the Million Dollar Franchisee Mentor program on the Pillars of Franchising website. Listen to past episodes. https://www.pillarsoffranchising.com

 Helping America Get Back to Work. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:23

Helping America Get Back to Work Broadcast Date: August 5th , 2021 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST Guest Chad Lambie - Former Navy Special Operations Warrior,  Author - No Excuses Tune in to hear from this legendary recruiter who has his finger on the pulse of recruiting and franchising - now may be the time to jump into business ownership!  As usual, we will have host Ray Pillar, Owner of Molly Maid Aurora-Naperville and co-host Kristin Selmeczy, Female Business Warrior & CEO of Molly Maid Bloomingdale & Mt Prospect as they discuss how to be successful at finding a franchise and financing solution, purchasing and developing, expanding and selling your franchise . David Kajganich discusses Challenging Your Will to Succeed  Jerry Akers discusses Things to Look for When Acquiring an Existing 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.

 Success by the Numbers: Taking Control of Your Financial Future | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:02

Success by the Numbers: Taking Control of Your Financial Future.. Broadcast Date: July 29th , 2021 Podcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST As business owners, we are all working to build successful businesses - that's pretty much the point, right? So it's interesting that one of the things people avoid facing most is the dreaded numbers. The importance of recording, tracking and setting goals for growth cannot be overstated. Our guest on this episode, Michael Iannuzzi, CPA is here to help us identify some foundational practices that will help keep you on track whether you are a potential franchisee encountering an FDD for the first time, a multi-unit franchisee looking to sell or a franchisor working to grow and build revenue. Tune in to another episode filled with information and fun! Join host Ray Pillar, Owner of Molly Maid Aurora-Naperville and co-host Kristin Selmeczy, Female Business Warrior & CEO of Molly Maid Bloomingdale & Mt Prospect as they discuss how to be successful at finding a franchise and financing solution, purchasing and developing, expanding and selling your franchise and giving back to the community with our guests:  Michael Iannuzzi, CPA, CFE, Partner and Co-Leader, Franchise Accounting and Consulting Practice, Citrin  Cooperman. David Kajganich discusses Block Out The Noise. Fred McMurray, CEO of Westvyne will take everyone down the rabbit hole. Listen live to new episodes on Thursdays at 4p central. Call in on Thursdays at 323-580-5755. Interested in buying a franchise? Submit an application to join the Million Dollar Franchisee Mentor program on the Pillars of Franchising website. Listen to past episodes. https://www.pillarsoffranchising.com

 Obstacles and Opportunities: Navigating Franchise Ownership in 2021 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:13:40

​Topic: Obstacles and Opportunities: Navigating Franchise Ownership in 2021 Broadcast Date: July 22nd, 2021 Broadcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST The last year-and-a-half have been difficult to say the least. Between worrying about our families, keeping our kids on track and trying to work productively from home, we have faced many collective obstacles. And franchising has been in the thick of it. Most industries have had to offer curbside pick up, contactless delivery or shut down for a period of time. And we are still not out of the woods. As things continue to remain uncertain, the Pillars of Franchising team is here is here to discuss the obstacles we have faced in the franchising space and to offer solutions and perspective on things to do today and in the future to help ease the pain. It ain't pretty, but there is hope! As in most times of economic distress, the franchising model tends to survive and often thrive in hard times. Together, we can face the struggle and work to find solutions and support. Join host Ray Pillar, Owner of Molly Maid Aurora-Naperville, co-host Kristin Selmeczy, Chief Business Warrior of Pillars of Franchising, David, Kajganich, Million Dollar Franchisee Mentor and Platinum Rule Franchisee and Jerry Akers, Million Dollar Franchisee Mentor and Great Clips franchisee as they discuss the three biggest obstacles for franchising in the last 16 months and offer ways to sustain your business going forward. We welcome your input, advice and questions as always. Let us know how we can help. 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.

 Using Your Corporate Contacts to Network for Franchising Success | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:16:32

Topic: Using Your Corporate Contacts to Network for Franchising Success Broadcast Date:July 15 , 2021 Podcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST Join host Ray Pillar, Owner of Molly Maid Aurora-Naperville and co-host Kristin Selmeczy, Female Business Warrior & CEO of Molly Maid Bloomingdale & Mt Prospect as they discuss how to be successful at finding a franchise and financing solution, purchasing and developing, expanding and selling your franchise and giving back to the community with our guests:  Austin Titus, President, Network Lead Exchange. David Kajganich discusses Coaching for Performance Jerry Akers on franchising. Fred McMurray, CEO of Westvyne will take everyone down the rabbit hole. Listen live to new episodes on Thursdays at 4p central. Call in on Thursdays at 323-580-5755. Interested in buying a franchise? Submit an application to join the Million Dollar Franchisee Mentor program on the Pillars of Franchising website. Listen to past episodes. https://www.pillarsoffranchising.com

 Outlaws on the Rise | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:25

Outlaws on the Rise Broadcast Date:July 8 , 2021 Podcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST Join host Ray Pillar, Owner of Molly Maid Aurora-Naperville and co-host Kristin Selmeczy, Female Business Warrior & CEO of Molly Maid Bloomingdale & Mt Prospect as they discuss how to be successful at finding a franchise and financing solution, purchasing and developing, expanding and selling your franchise and giving back to the community with our guests:  Jesse James Leyva, President/Founder, Outlaw FitCamp and Tiffany Leyva, CEO Outlaw Fitcamp Franchise David Kajganich discusses Make Your Success a Habit. Jerry Akers discusses 100% Boots on the Ground Engagement for New Zee's in Their New Business. Fred McMurray, CEO of Westvyne will take everyone down the rabbit hole. Listen live to new episodes on Thursdays at 4p central. Call in on Thursdays at 323-580-5755. Interested in buying a franchise? Submit an application to join the Million Dollar Franchisee Mentor program on the Pillars of Franchising website. Listen to past episodes. https://www.pillarsoffranchising.com

 Take a Bite of Biscuit Belly and Other Food for Thought | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:28:57

Take a Bite of Biscuit Belly and Other Food for Thought Broadcast Date:July 1 , 2021 Podcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST Join host Ray Pillar, Owner of Molly Maid Aurora-Naperville and co-host Kristin Selmeczy, Female Business Warrior & CEO of Molly Maid Bloomingdale & Mt Prospect as they discuss how to be successful at finding a franchise and financing solution, purchasing and developing, expanding and selling your franchise and giving back to the community with our guests:  Lauren Coulter, Director of Franchise Sales and Development, Biscuit Belly Women to Women Segment with Kristin Selmeczy and Karen Kimsey-Sward from Dale Carnegie discussing " Winning the War for Talent-What can Small Businesses/Franchisees do to Hire and Retain their Most Important Asset." David Kajganich discusses Brand Standards and Customer Expectations. Jerry Akers discusses Buying a Franchise versus being an Area Developer. IFPG News with Red Boswell Fred McMurray, CEO of Westvyne will take everyone down the rabbit hole. Listen live to new episodes on Thursdays at 4p central. Call in on Thursdays at 323-580-5755. Interested in buying a franchise? Submit an application to join the Million Dollar Franchisee Mentor program on the Pillars of Franchising website. Listen to past episodes. https://www.pillarsoffranchising.com

 Assurance with Insurance…Protecting Your “Ass”ets. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:18:19

Assurance with Insurance....Protecting Your "Ass"ets Broadcast Date:June 24th , 2021 Podcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST Join host Ray Pillar, Owner of Molly Maid Aurora-Naperville and co-host Kristin Selmeczy, Female Business Warrior & CEO of Molly Maid Bloomingdale & Mt Prospect as they discuss how to be successful at finding a franchise and financing solution, purchasing and developing, expanding and selling your franchise and giving back to the community with our guests: Geoff Raef, VP, West's Insurance Agency. David Kajganich will discuss Money Isn't Everything...What Employee's Really Want. Jerry Akers discusses I Bought What? Second Thoughts on Buying a Franchise. .Fred McMurray, CEO of Westvyne will take everyone down the rabbit hole. Listen live to new episodes on Thursdays at 4p central. Call in on Thursdays at 323-580-5755. Interested in buying a franchise? Submit an application to join the Million Dollar Franchisee Mentor program on the Pillars of Franchising website. Listen to past episodes. https://www.pillarsoffranchising.com

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