Welcome to Franchising & You! If you’re interested in learning more about owning your own business and considering franchising as the path to business ownership, then this podcast is right for you. If your interest is in expanding your portfolio of businesses and franchises, then you’re in the right place. And, if you’re a current business owner exploring whether or not to franchise your business, then Franchising & You is right for you.
Franchising & You airs Saturdays at 9:30 AM EDT / 8:30 AM CDT and is sponsored by Benetrends, Spadea Lignana and Retail Solutions. Access all segments of Franchising & You on-demand on Blog Talk Radio and iTunes!
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About Our Host
Paul Segreto is an entrepreneur, franchise & small business professional. His expertise includes strategic planning, business & franchise development, branding, social media & digital marketing and front-line sales & customer service. Working on both startups and turnarounds his primary focus is on restaurant & foodservice and service-driven brands.
Paul was recognized in 2019 as a Top Small Business Influencer by Fit Small Business, in 2018 as a Top 100 Global Franchise Influencer by SEO Samba and in both 2014 & 2015 as a Top 100 Champion Small Business Influencer by Small Business Trends and Small Biz Technology. Skilled in content, attraction & influencer marketing, he is frequently called upon to develop or share content for blogs, publications & podcasts for franchise brands and independent restaurants & businesses.
An early adopter of podcasting, Paul founded and hosted a number of franchise and small business podcasts including the increasingly popular Franchise Today podcast launched in 2009, What Keeps You Up at Night in 2015 and Franchising & You in 2018. Known for a story-telling style, he is frequently asked to serve as a guest speaker or presenter for seminars & webinars, strategy & business development meetings, training sessions and conference panels.
About Our Sponsors
Benetrends was built to provide small business lending solutions that help fund the dreams of entrepreneurs. Once your funding is secure, their partnership to grow your wealth and achieve success truly begins. Founded in 1983 by Leonard Fischer, one of the leading ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) attorneys in the nation, he was the original architect of penalty-free 401(k) business financing. A true pioneer in the lending industry, Benetrends blazed a trail for 401(k)/IRA retirement funding with the innovative Rainmaker Plan®. They can also help you find and secure the best options for SBA loans, business loans for women, equipment leasing and more. Learn more at Benetrends.com.
Spadea Lignana is a national boutique franchise law firm representing franchisees and franchisors. The franchise attorneys at Spadea Lignana are sharp, experienced attorneys who understand business and the goals and aspirations of their clients. New franchisees need to understand the contracts and commitment they are making when joining a brand, including, but not limited to, the FDD, their entity and their retail lease. Spadea Lignana will help walk franchisees through every step of the process. The firm also helps franchisors navigate the myriad of federal and state regulations, keeping them on track to grow and support their franchisees. Speed, service and diligence are the foundational traits you will find in each and every one of the attorneys at Spadea Lignana. Learn more about Spadea Lignana at www.spadealaw.com.
Retail Solutions helps franchisees locate, negotiate for, and lease or purchase the retail space, buildings, sites or build-to-suits best suitable for their new business ventures. Their goal is to have long-lasting relationships with their clients that are marathons, not sprints. They take pride in fulfilling their clients’ expansion needs and strategies. Retail Solutions clients know that they will be with them for the long haul – with Retail Solutions representing national and regional retail and franchise clients wherever their business growth leads them. Retail Solutions is a member in several national professional organizations including the International Franchise Association and the International Council of Shopping Centers. You can find Retail Solutions on the web at retailsolutionsRE.com.
Franchising & You is produced by Franchise Foundry.