In this episode of the SpotOn Series, Chad Franzen is joined by David Grossman, President and CEO of Epic Burger. They discuss the powerful impact of personal values in creating a long-lasting brand, establishing exciting traditions for customers, and overcoming the persisting effects of the pandemic. David goes on to share his expert tips on turning a struggling restaurant around and how to spread team enthusiasm in a multi-unit business.
[SpotOn Series] The Ultimate Competitive Advantage for Restaurant Owners With Shawn Walchef of Cali BBQ
In this episode of the SpotOn Series, Chad Franzen is joined by Shawn Walchef, Founder of Cali BBQ. They discuss the importance of understanding digital and technological trends and implementing them for business growth, brand engagement strategies on social media, and competitive advantages for restaurant owners. Shawn goes on to share what benefits businesses can take advantage of by taking control of their media presence.
In this episode of the SpotOn Series, Bela Musits welcomes Ben Riegsecker, Owner and CEO of The Casselman. They discuss the challenges of entering the hospitality industry without prior experience, managing and scaling a business from the ground up, and understanding the value of hiring the right people. Ben goes on to share practices to build respect in a team environment and what mentoring strategies helped him out in the industry.
In this episode, host John Corcoran of the Rising Entrepreneurs Podcast joins Megan Flatt, CEO and Founder of Let’s Collective and Focus Sessions, to discuss how leveraging focus and productivity can spur growth. They delve into Megan’s unique time-blocking strategy, how understanding your biological rhythm can optimize productivity, and the importance of recognizing and prioritizing high-value tasks. Plus, Megan introduces her virtual program, Focus Sessions, which promises a new approach to co-working and optimizing your time.
In this episode of the SpotOn Series, join Bela Musits s as he welcomes Scott Slaymaker, Co-owner of Wingers. They discuss the fascinating journey of a local brand turned multi-state franchise, ways to reliably test new menu items before launch, and the most common mistakes junior franchisees make and how to avoid them. Scott also shares important steps in creating a memorable customer experience that comes with developing a powerful brand culture across company locations.
On this episode of the Top Business Leaders Show, Chad Franzen welcomes Joe Rare, Owner and CEO of Level 9 Virtual, to discuss how Joe’s business model has contributed to his ability to scale multiple companies across varying industries. Joe shares why salesmanship is an asset in entrepreneurship, the role of mentality on business growth, and the benefits of failing from a business perspective.
In this episode of the SpotOn Series, Chad Franzen welcomes Seth Brink, President of Gyro Shack and Arete Food Group, LLC. They discuss some of the biggest differences in the operations of international franchises, effective strategies for business growth, and understanding marketing outreach opportunities. Seth also shares his insights on building brand values on quality ingredients and the importance of developing a skill set.
In this episode of the Rising Entrepreneurs Podcast, host John Corcoran engages in a deep-dive conversation with Joe Quitoni, Founder and CEO of Unify|Align. Joe provides an inside look into his time at The Ritz-Carlton and how his experiences there laid the foundation for his current role as a corporate culture expert. He also talks about revitalizing core values, weaving cultural elements into daily operations, and the two main pitfalls hindering culture-building efforts.
[SpotOn Series] How To Prosper as a Franchisee With Christian Ochsendorf of the Dunn Brothers Coffee
In this episode of the SpotOn Series, Chad Franzen is joined by Christian Ochsendorf, Owner of three Dunn Brothers Coffee locations in Minnesota. They discuss what it’s like becoming a franchisee with limited experience in the field, the differences between starting a standalone business and becoming part of a franchise, and the importance of building the right management team. Additionally, Christian shares key transferable skills for entrepreneurs.
In this episode of the Rising Entrepreneurs Podcast, host Dr. Jeremy Weisz and Rusty Shelton, Founder and Chairman of Zilker Media, delve deep into branding and thought leadership. Rusty explores the importance of building a robust online reputation and how to do it, the critical role authenticity plays in standing out and connecting with audiences in the crowded digital space. He also discusses the concept of an authority advantage and reveals how to harness it to propel your brand forward.