Welcome to Franchise Interviews weekly radio show/podcast. If you ever dreamed of one day owning your own business, then you have come to the right place. Listen to detailed interviews/podcasts with some of the most informative sources on the topics of franchising and entrepreneurship. People are hungry for good vital content (Keyes, 2009). To date, we have recorded over 501 interviews on our weekly franchise radio show with some of the top franchisors, franchise experts, franchise attorneys, franchisees, and franchise authors. You can even listen to our shows based on category of interest on our website at http://www.franchiseinterviews.com/id130.html We have met with some exciting new franchise concepts as well as some of the biggest names in franchising. As a visitor to our website, all you have to do is click and listen. So grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy. Live shows can be heard on Blog Talk Radio every Thursday at 10AM EST, 7AM PST. It's no problem if you can't listen to the live show. Each show is recorded and immediately placed in our library of audio archives. To date, we have had over a quarter of a million listeners! Franchise Interviews is hosted by Dr. Martin J. McDermott.
We have a great show today. We are meeting with Dave Lavalle - Founder of the Dryer Vent Wizard franchise. David Lavalle, founded the Dryer Vent Wizard franchise system in 2004 in the Boston area. Lavalle frequently encountered homeowners having issues with their dryer vent systems that required an "urgent response." These issues were a result of dryer vent lint accumulation, blockages, disrepair, or improper venting configurations. The concept originated when Lavalle realized the need for a specialist for dryer vents. Within a few years, the concept expanded into a successful franchise that specializes in dryer fire prevention and energy savings through dryer vent cleaning, inspection, repair, replacement, alterations, and maintenance for single and multi-family residential and commercial entities. In Part 2, we discuss what every entrepreneurs needs to know before buying a franchise. We will play a clip from our popular Great Quotes in Franchising podcast.