Franchising & You Podcast

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 LIVE Saturdays at 9:30 AM ET / 8:30 AM CT with on-demand access on iTunes, and is sponsored by FranFundSpadea Lignana and Retail Solutions. Access all segments of Franchising & You on-demand on Blog Talk Radio and iTunes!

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If you’d like to have your questions answered by any of our guests or on the air during a show, please write to our host, Paul Segreto at

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Paul SegretoPaul Segreto is a recognized entrepreneur, franchise & small business professional. His expertise includes startups & turnarounds, strategic planning, business & franchise development, branding, social media and digital marketing with primary focus on restaurants and service-driven businesses.

Honored 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, Paul frequently serve as a guest speaker and topic leader for webinars, focus groups, strategy and business development meetings, training sessions and conference panels. In addition, Paul is often called upon to utilize his extensive experience in the development of content for blogs, publications & podcasts for companies & organizations within franchising and small business.

Believing that collaboration is key to providing clients with the best of the best, Paul is heavily involved and active with various strategic partners. He is also Co-founder & Principal at National Franchise Advisors and Founder & Principal at Franchise Success Group and Franchise Success Media.

An active member of the International Franchise Association serving on a number of committees over the years, Paul has earned designations as a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) from the IFA’s Institute of Certified Franchise Executives as well as Certified Franchise Broker (CFB) from the Franchise Brokers Association’s Franchise Training Institute. Paul founded Franchise Today podcast in 2009 and Franchising & You podcast in 2018.


franfundFranFund partners with franchisees to get the financing they need to get the doors to their businesses open quicker and easier. By crafting personalized forward-thinking funding strategies that help solidify the dreams of franchise ownership, FranFund positions franchisees for long-term success. And, with its own in-house lending team who takes care of the underwriting, FranFund is able to accelerate the funding process so clients can move forward even faster. To learn about the personalized options that are available to you, visit to get your free funding toolkit.

spadea lignanaSpadea 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

Retail_Solutions_LOGO_400x400Retail 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

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