Questions from past Pillars of Franchising shows


What made you become a franchisor or start working with franchisees?

What was the strangest event of your career?

What are the top three items on an FDD that you read first?

How can a franchisee/licensee transfer the opportunity?

What does the franchisor/licensor provide?

Does the corporate office assist with the supply chain?


Pillars of Franchising - Franchise Referral Network

Support/Mentoring/Community/Cause questions

Do you as a franchisor/franchise support a cause? If so, what cause?

How do you give back to the community?

What are your best sources for support and mentoring?

What advice would you give to young children growing up today?

Coronavirus Pandemic related Questions

How is the Coronavirus affecting franchising?

How is the Coronavirus affecting financing?

Is the franchisor/licensor waiving fees during the Coronavirus pandemic?


Pillars of Franchising - Coronavirus Pandemic emergency advice

Down the Rabbit Hole questions

How will AI affect HR practices?

How will your company help save mankind from the Zombie apocalypse?

What is your franchise doing to assist finding aliens in Area 51?


Zoom Dial in info

Note: Co-hosts are required to wear a hat. Guests are left to their own decision on whether or not to wear a hat.

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Dial in time: 4:35p EST / 3:35p CST / 2:35p MST / 1:35p PST
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Zoom Video info

Zoom video call instructions:

The Zoom call will start at 4:35p Est/3:35p Central/2:35p Mountain/1:35p Pac time.

You will need to be on a computer with a webcam to be part of the video simulcast.

Please be in a quiet room to minimize background noise.

Plug-in a microphone and headphones (Common Apple or Android earbuds with a built-in mic, headsets(preferred) are options)

Have access to a quiet recording space with as little echo and background noise as possible.

Show timing est 🙂


3:35p – to 3:59p – Zoom video – no live broadcast, no live chat, review schedule , discussion, determine guest session
4:00p – BTR Radio broadcast begins – intro music on BTR runs for 15sec 
4:01p – Fred intro show, Ray, Elizabeth and co-host

4:05p – Intro guests – Ray, co-host and Elizabeth
4:15p – 1st sponsor break – Fred
Pillars of Franchising – shout outs, posts, events, 
Linked Local Network – Shoutout to Community Voices, Events, 
Westvyne – whiteboard animation

4:20p – Guest  discussion – Ray, co-host and Elizabeth
4:35p – 2nd sponsor break – Fred
FCC – whiteboard animation
TGAFE – BTR audio tbd
Free book offer

Rabbit Hole time
4:48p  – Fred takes everyone Down the Rabbit hole question 
4:52 –  Final questions

4:57p – Say goodbye to Guests  – Ray, co-host and Elizabeth
4:55 – Ray, Elizabeth, co-host, Fred say Goodbye
4:59 – end live broadcast – BTR, all chat feeds

5:00p – End Show
5:00 – 5:20 After the show discussion

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