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Top Legal Pitfalls To Avoid in Buying a Franchise

Mr. John Cereso, a franchise lawyer with Cereso & Associates of Nevada brings up top legal pitfalls to avoid in buying a franchise.

11:14 minutes (1.45 MB)

John Callahan Talks About Cert-A-Roof

Blue MauMau's interview at the National Franchise & Business Opportunities Show in Las Vegas, NV January 22, 2006.with John Callahan, President  of Cert-A-Roof Int'l LLC.

7:31 minutes (995.28 KB)

Int'l Franchise Expo 2006

An audio interview of Richard Macaluso, Show Director for MFV Expositions, organizers of the 2006 International Franchise Expo in Washington, D.C. The show had over 10,000 attendees looking at a record 325 plus franchise exhibits.

This interview is in mp3 format and can be heard using Windows Media Player, Real Player or most media players.

9:19 minutes (1.2 MB)

Interview on Using Retirement Funds to Buy a Franchise

Mr. Blue MauMau interviews President Steven Cooper and CFO Karen Franklin of SDCooper Company about using retirement funds to fund a franchise without tax penalties. And it's all legal.

This interview is in mp3 audio format.

7:54 minutes (1.02 MB)

Interview with CEO of Cartridge World

An interview with Burt Yarkin, CEO of Cartridge World about buying a franchise

5:58 minutes (790.81 KB)

James Bryant - Franchising in China, Story of Subway

WASHINGTON, D.C. - An interview at the International Franchise Expo with Mr. James Bryant, a veteran of franchising in China. He brought the Subway franchise system into the People's Republic of China and recently sold the chain of some 70 restaurants sold. Way2PRC’s founder, Jim Bryant, entrepreneur and native New Englander, has lived in China for more than 25 years, and is known in Beijing as “The Franchise King”. 

Mr. Bryant discusses with Blue MauMau what it is like franchising in the Middle Kingdom. 

7:06 minutes (940.86 KB)

Interview With Kentucky Fried Chicken's First Franchise

Jay AlexanderThe World's first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1952 and it is a pivotal moment for the development of the modern business format franchise.  This is one of a three part series on the history of Harman Cafe featuring Kentucky Fried Chicken with Harman Management spokesperson Mr. Jay Alexander, Operations Liaison (pictured next to the statues of Colonel Harland Sanders and Pete Harman). 

The KFC website has this to say about Pete Harman and KFC's beginnings:

After meeting his close friend and skilled businessman, Pete Harman, Colonel Sanders cashed in his $105 Social Security check to begin franchising his dream.

This is an audio podcast of Pete Harman's KFC story. 

15:18 minutes (1.98 MB)

Beginnings of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Part 2

Harman First KFC FranchiseThis is Part 2 on the beginnings of Kentucky Fried Chicken. The world's first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1952. This is an interview with Mr. Jay Alexander, Operations Liaison and spokesperson for Kentucky Fried Chicken's first franchisee, Harman Management.

In this interview, Mr. Alexander recalls how the franchise grows and the leeway in the beginning to experiment. Harman's Cafe retains its name but features KFC. It develops out of state to a point where now it has some 325 restaurants.

14:32 minutes (2.5 MB)

Jay Alexander - Managing Low Employee Turnover in Fast Food

KFC's first franchisee, a master franchise group called Harman Management Consultant, speaks on how to keep managers.

9:16 minutes (1.2 MB)

Detroit National Franchise & Business Opportunities Show

An interview with the organizer of Detroit's National Franchise & Business Opportunities Show. U.S. Show Manager Ken Muir sat down with Mr. Blue MauMau to discusses how a franchise show can help in the selection process, this year's attendance in Detroit, and Ford's laying off of employees.

6:50 minutes (1006.41 KB)