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Dr. Martin J. McDermott

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Dr. Martin J. McDermott
Dr. Martin J. McDermott The professor of podcasting in franchising

Martin J. McDermott, President and Founder of Franchise Interviews
Marty McDermott is the President of Franchise Interviews, LLC. Marty discovered his passion for franchising in 1999 when he went to his first franchise show at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. In the same year, Marty McDermott also co-founded Franchise America, which was one of the first websites designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs buy a franchise.
Marty McDermott is a Marketing Professor at Purdue University Global. He completed his Doctorate Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Argosy University. In 2003 he was accepted into the Post-MBA Program in Entrepreneurial Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey and completed the program in November of 2005. The Princeton Review ranked their entrepreneurship program in the top 20 in the nation. The work completed in this program was taken over and beyond the requirements for the original MBA degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Marty also has an MBA in International Business and a B.S. in Marketing.
Over the years, Marty McDermott has received a number of accolades.  In 2008 he received the Outstanding Faculty Award at Kaplan University, which is one of the highest honors a professor could receive at the school. In 2005 he was selected to the Who's Who Among American Teachers. 
Most recently (2014) Marty was inducted as an Honorary member to Golden Key.  The induction of Honorary Members
represents Golden Key's appreciation and recognition of their positive contribution to society, but also allows them to serve as inspirational role models for their members.
His expertise in entrepreneurship has given him an opportunity to host a one-hour per week national radio show on entrepreneurship and franchising on and Blog Talk Radio is the largest Internet talk station with over half a million listeners. He has been interviewed by Franchise Times Magazine as well as Anita Campbell's national radio show called "Small Business Trends Radio", CBS Radio with Business Coach Lynn Johnson, BrandTalkRadio on WVOX with the Marketing Doctor John Tantillo, Stop Riding The Pine with host Jaime Jay and Enterprise Now with Elzie Flenard.


He has also been interviewed by the Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal, LA Times on franchising and has interviewed people like Michael Gerber, author of the very successful "E-Myth Revisited" for a weekly newsletter on entrepreneurship and franchising.


Marty speaking with tomorrow's entrepreneurs
Pictured above from left to right - Heather, Marty, Ralph Rosa and Doris

For four years, Dr. Marty McDermott served as the Faculty Advisor for the Kaplan University Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization. In 2008, he was invited to speak at the CEO National Convention in Chicago. The presentation was called "The Franchise Alternative". Over 1,600 students attended the event.  Marty recently appeared on the Nancy Friedman's podcast.   

Marty McDermott, the host of Franchise Interviews was a guest on Scotty Milas's podcast, called "All Things Considered Franchising." In this interview, Scotty and Martin discuss the significant changes the franchising industry has gone through. They also talk about the importance of doing research before diving into franchising. All you have to do is click the play button below to listen to the full interview.