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ZorCast is driven by ZorSource and powered by The Entrepreneur's Source. Join us each week for relevant discussions about all things franchising! Weekly guests will include some of the biggest and brightest in franchising, making this show a fantastic resource for anyone involved in this exciting and versatile industry!

Latest Episodes

Funding your Franchise with FranFund

On this episode of ZorCast, we're joined by Geoff Seiber, CEO of FranFund. Mr. Seiber will be helping us take a deeper look into the many funding products offered by FranFund, and what the funding climate of the franchise industry today is. He'll offer inside tips and tricks for people looking to fund a new business venture, as well as share some insights you can only get from an industry professional. You won't want to miss this show! About Our Guest Mr. Seiber’s extensive experience within the franchise community led to his contention that the franchise industry was lacking a financial partner that truly understood the funding needs of franchisors and their franchisees. This was the genesis of FranFund, which was formed in 2006. Mr. Seiber’s prior franchise experience includes co-founding FranChoice, a franchise consultation service for prospective franchisees, in 1999. Before that he served as Regional Director for Great Clips, Inc. where he assisted franchisees with critical f...

36 MIN2014 NOV 7
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Funding your Franchise with FranFund

SuperSlow Zone Advantage

This week we're joined by Madeline Ross, founder and CEO of SuperSlow Zone. Madeline will be taking us inside the unique wellness and exercise franchise, including a snapshot of the services they offer and why their unique methods have meant success for so many. She'll also talk about the types of people this franchise attracts, and what the ideal franchise owner looks like at SuperSlow Zone. About Our Guest Madeline Ross, founder and CEO of SuperSlow Zone for 10 years, is a unique wellness and exercise franchise in the USA, Turkey and Colombia. Feature articles about SSZ has been in Time, New York Times, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, NBC, CNN, and others. SuperSlow Zone’s core services include a 20 minute, two times a week personal strength training exercise program, healthy eating, and weight loss systems. Positioned as a professional premier personal wellness service, clients achieve maximum results in minimum time. SuperSlow Zone’s competitive advantage is grounded in co...

34 MIN2014 OCT 31
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SuperSlow Zone Advantage

Introducing the IFA’s New Franchise Action Network (FAN)

Join us for an episode of ZorCast where we'll be talking to three member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) about their exciting new initiative, the Franchise Action Network (FAN). FAN is a new program from the IFA helping to combat the current legislative and regulatory threats facing the franchise industry. You'll hear all about the network, learn about how and why you should get involved, and more. About Out Guests Erica Farage, Senior Director of Political Affairs & Grassroots Advocacy, manages IFA’s PAC and directs their grassroots strategy. Chris Krueger, Director of Grassroots Advocacy, manages IFA’s grassroots network, the Franchise Action Network (FAN). Riley Titus, Coordinator of Government Relations & Public Policy, supports the state and grassroots efforts of IFA.

32 MIN2014 OCT 17
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Introducing the IFA’s New Franchise Action Network (FAN)

Unique Ability Team Assessments with the Kolbe System

Joining us on this week's episode of ZorCast is Karen Powell, CEO & Founder of Decor & You, Inc. Karen is a passionate businesswoman, and member of the International Franchise Association's Women's Franchise Committee, the Entrepreneurial Women's Network, the National Association of Women Business Owners and many more professional associations that center around women, franchising, and decor. Karen uses the proven Kolbe assessment program to identify the way that people take action, so that she can use the results to create rite-fit teams inside her organization. Karen will discuss this method and how she uses it to ensure that each member of her team is working to their capacity, and leaves work each day feeling energized and excited, not drained and disheartened. About Our Guest Few understand the significance ofthe phrase “If it’s not on thecalendar, it doesn’t get done!” betterthan Karen Powell, CEO of thenational interior decoratingfranchise, Decor&You. Karen is partof a te...

32 MIN2014 OCT 3
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Unique Ability Team Assessments with the Kolbe System

Diversifying the Franchise Industry

This week we're joined by Stan Friedman, veteran franchising executive and advocate for diversity in the industry. Stan will talk about the steps taken by the International Franchise Association to diversify the industry, as well as what he has done personally to benefit this cause. We'll alsotalk about the IFA's Pro Athlete Franchise Initiative (PAFI), and some of the other ways that the franchise industry has become more diversified than ever before. About Our Guest A twenty five year franchising veteran, Stan Friedman has held executive positions at several franchise systems, including Blimpie, WSI, Wing Zone and Tutor Doctor. Currently, Stan is President of FRM Solutions, providing out of the box, “franchise-centric,” relationship management software to franchisors. Stan is a CFE and board member of the Southeast Franchise Forum. He is also the co-founder of IFA’s Pro Athlete Franchise Initiative, (PAFI) and has chaired its Advisory Board, since inception. PAFI works with twi...

32 MIN2014 AUG 22
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Diversifying the Franchise Industry

The Effortless Entrepreneur

This week on ZorCast, host Brendan Major is joined by Nick Friedman, president of College Hunks Hauling Junk. Nick will be sharing some insights into his success, including the story of how he got started and what makes his franchise different from the rest. Nick will also touch on some of the latest and greatest initiatives in the company, and how they help the brand continue to gain traction and achieve success. About Our Guest Nick Friedman is President and Co-Founder of College Hunks Hauling Junk and College Hunks Moving, the largest and fastest growing US-Based junk removal and moving franchise opportunity in the nation.Nick started in college with his childhood best friend, now business partner, Omar Soliman in a beat up cargo van, and has grown to at least50 franchise locations nationwide. He has since been named among the Top 30 Entrepreneurs in America Under 30 by INC Magazine andwas named on the same list as Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook as one of the 30 Most Influe...

36 MIN2014 AUG 15
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The Effortless Entrepreneur

The Neuroscience of Franchising

Today on ZorCast, host Brendan Major is joined by Lizette Pirtle to talk about the exciting topic of neuroscience as it relates to the franchise industry. Lizette will talk about how understanding neuroscience helps when planning for franchise success, so make sure to tune in! About Our Guest Lizette Pirtle is a change maker and a franchisee success expert with unique abilities to provide franchisees the foundation they need for successfully replicating the franchise system in which they invested. Her 20 plus years of franchise experience is expansive covering daily operations, marketing, communications, support, and training. For Lizette franchisee success is an art and a science. As a lifelong student of how the brain operates and how we create success or failure through our habits, emotions, willpower, and beliefs, Lizette applies her knowledge of the workings of the brain to ensuring a quick franchisee ramp-up and success. Lizette has a knack for designing franchise operational ...

36 MIN2014 AUG 8
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The Neuroscience of Franchising

A Bird's Eye Perspective on Franchising

This week on Franchise Today host Marissa Ruderman is joined by Paul Pickett, VP of Franchise Development at Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc.. Marissa and Paul will be taking a bird's eye perspective on the world of franchising. They will be discussing one of the things that separates the Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc. franchise from others: the personal passion needed to be successful. Each franchise has a strong personal passion for the bird watching hobby and business enterprise. In addition, Paul will be diving into their unique business model, which operates as an operator model rather than an executve model. Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc. is aiming to spread their mission AND build a business enterprise, which has led them to undergo a cultural shirt from a buffet line model of providing lots of choices over the past five years. Lastly, Paul will shed some light on thier out of the box resources and suppliers. About Our Guest Paul Pickett's career with Wild Birds Unlimited (WBU) has perfect...

64 MIN2014 JUL 18
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A Bird's Eye Perspective on Franchising

Finding the Sweet Spot in your Franchise

This week on Franchise Today, host Brendan Major is joined by Brenden Drew, VP of Franchise Development at Abbott's Frozen Custard. Brenden will join us to talk about many aspects of the business that have helped Abbott's continue to successfully grow since 1902. Abbott's has four pillars to their strategy that has helped them find success for years and years. Brenden will talk about the reasons that it's important to know who you are as a business, and figure out what makes you unique in the marketplace. He'll also dive into the importance of building a strong team, the importance of building and implementing attainable annual plans, and why Abbott's believes that it's vital to treat your franchisees like customers. This is a great chance to hear from a franchise that has been in business for over 100 years; definitely not one to miss! About Our Guest Brenden Drew has been part of the family business for the last twenty years working in various capacities. Brenden currently lives i...

45 MIN2014 JUL 11
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Finding the Sweet Spot in your Franchise

Driving Growth in the Franchise Industry

This week on Franchise Today, host Brendan Major is joined by Dave Schaefers, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development for Meineke Car Care Centers. Dave will talk about some of the new trends in today's automotive industry, and how Meineke plans to stay on top during the changing times. He'll shed some light on some of the things that have helped make the Meineke franchise so successful, including some of their growth initiatives, leveraging technology, goal setting, and much more! About Our Guest David Schaefers is the Senior Vice President of Franchise Development for Meineke Car Care Centers. He is responsible for the sale of Meineke opportunities and company-owned service centers. Prior to this, Schaefers worked for Econo-Lube N'Tune, Inc., serving as Director of Franchisee Relations, Vice President of Franchisee Development and then as President. Dave has nearly 20 years of experience within the automotive and franchise industry. Over the last 20 years he has been a mult...

45 MIN2014 JUL 4
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Driving Growth in the Franchise Industry

Latest Episodes

Funding your Franchise with FranFund

On this episode of ZorCast, we're joined by Geoff Seiber, CEO of FranFund. Mr. Seiber will be helping us take a deeper look into the many funding products offered by FranFund, and what the funding climate of the franchise industry today is. He'll offer inside tips and tricks for people looking to fund a new business venture, as well as share some insights you can only get from an industry professional. You won't want to miss this show! About Our Guest Mr. Seiber’s extensive experience within the franchise community led to his contention that the franchise industry was lacking a financial partner that truly understood the funding needs of franchisors and their franchisees. This was the genesis of FranFund, which was formed in 2006. Mr. Seiber’s prior franchise experience includes co-founding FranChoice, a franchise consultation service for prospective franchisees, in 1999. Before that he served as Regional Director for Great Clips, Inc. where he assisted franchisees with critical f...

36 MIN2014 NOV 7
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Funding your Franchise with FranFund

SuperSlow Zone Advantage

This week we're joined by Madeline Ross, founder and CEO of SuperSlow Zone. Madeline will be taking us inside the unique wellness and exercise franchise, including a snapshot of the services they offer and why their unique methods have meant success for so many. She'll also talk about the types of people this franchise attracts, and what the ideal franchise owner looks like at SuperSlow Zone. About Our Guest Madeline Ross, founder and CEO of SuperSlow Zone for 10 years, is a unique wellness and exercise franchise in the USA, Turkey and Colombia. Feature articles about SSZ has been in Time, New York Times, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, NBC, CNN, and others. SuperSlow Zone’s core services include a 20 minute, two times a week personal strength training exercise program, healthy eating, and weight loss systems. Positioned as a professional premier personal wellness service, clients achieve maximum results in minimum time. SuperSlow Zone’s competitive advantage is grounded in co...

34 MIN2014 OCT 31
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SuperSlow Zone Advantage

Introducing the IFA’s New Franchise Action Network (FAN)

Join us for an episode of ZorCast where we'll be talking to three member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) about their exciting new initiative, the Franchise Action Network (FAN). FAN is a new program from the IFA helping to combat the current legislative and regulatory threats facing the franchise industry. You'll hear all about the network, learn about how and why you should get involved, and more. About Out Guests Erica Farage, Senior Director of Political Affairs & Grassroots Advocacy, manages IFA’s PAC and directs their grassroots strategy. Chris Krueger, Director of Grassroots Advocacy, manages IFA’s grassroots network, the Franchise Action Network (FAN). Riley Titus, Coordinator of Government Relations & Public Policy, supports the state and grassroots efforts of IFA.

32 MIN2014 OCT 17
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Introducing the IFA’s New Franchise Action Network (FAN)

Unique Ability Team Assessments with the Kolbe System

Joining us on this week's episode of ZorCast is Karen Powell, CEO & Founder of Decor & You, Inc. Karen is a passionate businesswoman, and member of the International Franchise Association's Women's Franchise Committee, the Entrepreneurial Women's Network, the National Association of Women Business Owners and many more professional associations that center around women, franchising, and decor. Karen uses the proven Kolbe assessment program to identify the way that people take action, so that she can use the results to create rite-fit teams inside her organization. Karen will discuss this method and how she uses it to ensure that each member of her team is working to their capacity, and leaves work each day feeling energized and excited, not drained and disheartened. About Our Guest Few understand the significance ofthe phrase “If it’s not on thecalendar, it doesn’t get done!” betterthan Karen Powell, CEO of thenational interior decoratingfranchise, Decor&You. Karen is partof a te...

32 MIN2014 OCT 3
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Unique Ability Team Assessments with the Kolbe System

Diversifying the Franchise Industry

This week we're joined by Stan Friedman, veteran franchising executive and advocate for diversity in the industry. Stan will talk about the steps taken by the International Franchise Association to diversify the industry, as well as what he has done personally to benefit this cause. We'll alsotalk about the IFA's Pro Athlete Franchise Initiative (PAFI), and some of the other ways that the franchise industry has become more diversified than ever before. About Our Guest A twenty five year franchising veteran, Stan Friedman has held executive positions at several franchise systems, including Blimpie, WSI, Wing Zone and Tutor Doctor. Currently, Stan is President of FRM Solutions, providing out of the box, “franchise-centric,” relationship management software to franchisors. Stan is a CFE and board member of the Southeast Franchise Forum. He is also the co-founder of IFA’s Pro Athlete Franchise Initiative, (PAFI) and has chaired its Advisory Board, since inception. PAFI works with twi...

32 MIN2014 AUG 22
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Diversifying the Franchise Industry

The Effortless Entrepreneur

This week on ZorCast, host Brendan Major is joined by Nick Friedman, president of College Hunks Hauling Junk. Nick will be sharing some insights into his success, including the story of how he got started and what makes his franchise different from the rest. Nick will also touch on some of the latest and greatest initiatives in the company, and how they help the brand continue to gain traction and achieve success. About Our Guest Nick Friedman is President and Co-Founder of College Hunks Hauling Junk and College Hunks Moving, the largest and fastest growing US-Based junk removal and moving franchise opportunity in the nation.Nick started in college with his childhood best friend, now business partner, Omar Soliman in a beat up cargo van, and has grown to at least50 franchise locations nationwide. He has since been named among the Top 30 Entrepreneurs in America Under 30 by INC Magazine andwas named on the same list as Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook as one of the 30 Most Influe...

36 MIN2014 AUG 15
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The Effortless Entrepreneur

The Neuroscience of Franchising

Today on ZorCast, host Brendan Major is joined by Lizette Pirtle to talk about the exciting topic of neuroscience as it relates to the franchise industry. Lizette will talk about how understanding neuroscience helps when planning for franchise success, so make sure to tune in! About Our Guest Lizette Pirtle is a change maker and a franchisee success expert with unique abilities to provide franchisees the foundation they need for successfully replicating the franchise system in which they invested. Her 20 plus years of franchise experience is expansive covering daily operations, marketing, communications, support, and training. For Lizette franchisee success is an art and a science. As a lifelong student of how the brain operates and how we create success or failure through our habits, emotions, willpower, and beliefs, Lizette applies her knowledge of the workings of the brain to ensuring a quick franchisee ramp-up and success. Lizette has a knack for designing franchise operational ...

36 MIN2014 AUG 8
Comments
The Neuroscience of Franchising

A Bird's Eye Perspective on Franchising

This week on Franchise Today host Marissa Ruderman is joined by Paul Pickett, VP of Franchise Development at Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc.. Marissa and Paul will be taking a bird's eye perspective on the world of franchising. They will be discussing one of the things that separates the Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc. franchise from others: the personal passion needed to be successful. Each franchise has a strong personal passion for the bird watching hobby and business enterprise. In addition, Paul will be diving into their unique business model, which operates as an operator model rather than an executve model. Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc. is aiming to spread their mission AND build a business enterprise, which has led them to undergo a cultural shirt from a buffet line model of providing lots of choices over the past five years. Lastly, Paul will shed some light on thier out of the box resources and suppliers. About Our Guest Paul Pickett's career with Wild Birds Unlimited (WBU) has perfect...

64 MIN2014 JUL 18
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A Bird's Eye Perspective on Franchising

Finding the Sweet Spot in your Franchise

This week on Franchise Today, host Brendan Major is joined by Brenden Drew, VP of Franchise Development at Abbott's Frozen Custard. Brenden will join us to talk about many aspects of the business that have helped Abbott's continue to successfully grow since 1902. Abbott's has four pillars to their strategy that has helped them find success for years and years. Brenden will talk about the reasons that it's important to know who you are as a business, and figure out what makes you unique in the marketplace. He'll also dive into the importance of building a strong team, the importance of building and implementing attainable annual plans, and why Abbott's believes that it's vital to treat your franchisees like customers. This is a great chance to hear from a franchise that has been in business for over 100 years; definitely not one to miss! About Our Guest Brenden Drew has been part of the family business for the last twenty years working in various capacities. Brenden currently lives i...

45 MIN2014 JUL 11
Comments
Finding the Sweet Spot in your Franchise

Driving Growth in the Franchise Industry

This week on Franchise Today, host Brendan Major is joined by Dave Schaefers, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development for Meineke Car Care Centers. Dave will talk about some of the new trends in today's automotive industry, and how Meineke plans to stay on top during the changing times. He'll shed some light on some of the things that have helped make the Meineke franchise so successful, including some of their growth initiatives, leveraging technology, goal setting, and much more! About Our Guest David Schaefers is the Senior Vice President of Franchise Development for Meineke Car Care Centers. He is responsible for the sale of Meineke opportunities and company-owned service centers. Prior to this, Schaefers worked for Econo-Lube N'Tune, Inc., serving as Director of Franchisee Relations, Vice President of Franchisee Development and then as President. Dave has nearly 20 years of experience within the automotive and franchise industry. Over the last 20 years he has been a mult...

45 MIN2014 JUL 4
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Driving Growth in the Franchise Industry