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Franchising 101 – Preparing for Meet the Team Day – Episode 201

In this episode of Franchising 101, Tim Parmeter, Founder and CEO of FranCoach, discusses the preparation needed for the final step in the franchise discovery process—Meet the Team Day, also sometimes known as Discovery Day. Listen in as he describes the steps leading up to this pivotal moment, including the importance of funding strategies, validation…

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Franchising 101 – What You Don’t Know You Need to Know – Episode 200

In this 200th episode of FranCoach’s Franchising 101 Podcast, Tim Parmeter, founder and CEO of FranCoach, dives into essential yet often overlooked insights for potential franchise owners. Listen in as Tim debunks common myths about franchising and highlights critical factors such as the owner's role, franchise support, and interpersonal connections within the franchise system. WANT…

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Franchising 101 – Why You Need a Franchising Attorney with Amanda Dempsey – Episode 199

In this episode of the Franchising 101 podcast, returning guest Amanda Dempsey, Shareholder and Co-chair of Franchising, Licensing, and Distribution at Saxton & Stump, discusses the intricacies of franchise agreements. Listen in as Amanda speaks about the importance of understanding franchise agreements, the significance of indemnification clauses, spousal guarantees, and the implications of term limits….

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Franchising 101 – The Flight Path to Success: An Interview with Paul Pickett of Wild Birds Unlimited – Episode 198

In this episode of Franchising 101, Tim Parmeter interviews franchising legend Paul Pickett, the Chief Development Officer and Executive Vice President of Franchising for Wild Birds Unlimited. Paul shares his journey from being a bird lover and ornithology graduate to becoming a pivotal figure in the franchising industry. He discusses the origins of Wild Birds…

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Franchising 101 – What Do You Know About the Restoration Industry? featuring 1-800-Packouts – Episode 197

In this episode of Franchising 101, Stefan Figley, President of 1-800-Packouts, shares insights about his journey from marketing to becoming a key player in the disaster restoration industry. He discusses the unique franchise model of 1-800-Packouts, a company specializing in packing, cleaning, and restoring personal and business contents post-disaster. Stefan highlights the essential traits of…

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Franchising 101 – Franchising: All About The Semi-Absentee Owner – Episode 196

In this episode of the Franchising 101 podcast, Tim Parmeter, founder and CEO of FranCoach, takes a deep dive into the concept of semi-absentee franchise ownership. Tim discusses the basic definition of a semi-absentee owner and highlights key considerations for individuals interested in this model, such as leadership traits, time commitment, and accessibility. He also…

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Franchising 101 – Franchising: A Path to Growth and Community Impact featuring Casey Ridley and The Designery – Episode 195

In this episode of Franchising 101, Tim Parmeter interviews Casey Ridley, the Founder and President of The Designery, a unique franchise that specializes in providing complete solutions for kitchen, bath, and closet renovations. Casey shares his inspiring journey from aspiring medical professional to successful entrepreneur, discussing the challenges and triumphs along the way. He details…

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Franchising 101 – Untapped Opportunities in the Niche World of Hydraulic Hose Business featuring Pirtek – Episode 194

This episode of Franchising 101 is a conversation with John Dobelbower about Pirtek, a hydraulic and industrial hose replacement and maintenance business. Listen in as John, the Vice President of Franchise Development at Pirtek, offers a glimpse into a niche industry and the company's background, market size, and growth opportunities. The discussion also covers Pirtek’s…

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Franchising 101 – The Four Buckets of Validation Calls – Episode 193

In this episode of Franchising 101, Tim Parmeter explains in depth one of the crucial aspects of the franchising process known as validation calls. Listen in to learn about the importance of these calls as opportunities for potential franchise owners to speak with existing franchisees to gather insights and validate their decisions. Tim also outlines…

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Franchising 101 – Layers of Leadership: The CertaPro Painters Franchise Blueprint – Episode 192

In this episode of Franchising 101, Tim Parmeter welcomes Mike Stone, the President and CEO of CertaPro Painters, to explore the dynamic world of franchising and the painting industry. Mike shares his personal journey from an alumni of the University of Iowa to leading CertaPro Painters, highlighting the company's business model, growth opportunities, and the…

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