On Friday afternoon, March 2, at 4:30 p.m., I am interviewing Joe Cooney of Frannet on my BlogTalkRadio Host Channel.  You can listen live or catch it later as a podcast available on this blog or BlogTalkRadio.  You can even call the program if you would like to ask a question.  The call-in number is (646) 652-4878.  Generally, we have programs on Saturday mornings but this was the only time Joe was available.  If you are interested in franchising you will want to tune in.  Joe has a lot of great information to share.  If you are unable to tune in but want to ask a question please feel free to leave a comment below and ask your question.  We will do our best to get it answered.

Joe and I will be discussing the basics of buying a franchise including:

  1. What is the franchising model of business?
  2. What different types of franchises are available?
  3. What do franchises cost?
  4. What options are available for financing?
  5. How do you lay the groundwork for success?
  6. What to look for in a franchisor?
  7. How do you research franchises to find the right one for you?

I encourage you to check out my other interviews with Adam Steen (financing entrepreneurial endeavors), Matt Ashburn (preparing a business for sale) and Brett Trout (electronic discovery and the new federal rule changes).