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Attorney Leh Meriwether and Franchise owner Reid Trego discuss the ins and outs of franchise and business ownership. They do not want you to make the mistake of buying a job. Instead, they want you to move your frame of reference. Rather than look at a business from the outside in, Leh and Reid want to teach you to look from the inside out.
 
An audio show that talks about the joy of woodworking. Leh Meriwether, a full time lawyer and part owner of his own law firm, shares how he balances Work, Family, and Woodworking to build useful pieces of art that family and employees can use everyday. His work encompasses a variety of projects, including his children's furniture, dining tables, his desk at his office, and fancy pens that his own employees use to impress clients (just to name a few).
 
If you, a friend or family member is facing a divorce or similar family law matter, then this show is for you. Here is where we share our experience and knowledge to help others navigate a challenging phase of life. This show is a re-broadcast of a Radio Show sponsored by Meriwether and Tharp, a law firm with over 40 lawyers focusing on divorce and family law matters.
 
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In today's show, Leh and Reid talk about 5 must accounting systems that you should have in your business to help ensure its long term success (and make your life easier). If numbers tend you put you to sleep, still tune in. They bring this subject to life and generally discuss software that they have used to help them with their accounting. Of cour…
 
Once a quarter, Leh and Todd like to dedicate a show to marriages. From seeing 1000's of failed marriages, they learn many things not to do in marriage as well as things you should do to help build a healthy, happy marriage. In today's show, they pull together 10 new years resolutions to help build a healthy marriage in 2021. They assembled ideas f…
 
In this show, Leh and Todd tackle questions about Adultery. The questions they answer include: Do I have to answer all questions if I am being deposed as a mistress? Can I sue my ex for cheating while we were married Or get better child support ? Can I sue the man, my wife is cheating on me with. How much a stay at home mom should get from her ex h…
 
Divorces caused by adultery are filled with emotion for obvious reasons. But what impact does it have on the actual outcome of the case from a legal perspective? In this show, Leh and Todd explore its impact on Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, and Equitable Division of Property. They also discuss the Financial and Emotion impact it has on the…
 
In this show, Leh and Todd explore the claims that Nicole Young is making against her husband's (Dr. Dre) assets. They also discuss the interesting claim that Orianne Cevey is trying to make against Phil Collins 12 years after their divorce. They wrap up the show by answering certain specific questions about the division of marital assets and deali…
 
Leh and Reid had the pleasure of interviewing Kevin Williams. He owns three Chick-fil-A store locations and takes joy in doing more than just selling a great chicken sandwich. He loves to grow his organization through irrational kindness. So much so, he decided to write a book called . . . Irrational Kindness, The Crazy Pursuit of an Extraordinary …
 
Leh and Todd had the privilege of interviewing Erika Anne Englund, the Chief of Strategy for SupportPay. Erika came on the show for two reasons. First, she shared with us SupportPay. This App really helps co-parents easily and quickly manage their child support and shared child expenses. She told us the inspiration for the software as well as how i…
 
Leh and Reid had the pleasure of interviewing Gabriel Rudge, a proud owner of a School of Rock Franchise. Despite his fantastic leadership position at Coca-Cola, Gab felt like something was missing. When he looked at what the next 20 years of his life was going to be like, he realized that he wanted something more real . . . more tangible . . . som…
 
In this show, Leh and Reid break down which HR systems you should have in place for your business starting with an Organizational Chart. While this may seem silly if the business is just comprised of you, it is one of the best things you can do when it comes to growth and sustainability. Tune in to find out what they mean. From there, they also cov…
 
You only get one chance to deal with the debt in a divorce, so it is critical to get it right. When you don’t, it can become a nightmare that feels like it will never go away. In this show Leh and Todd discuss some forms of debt that arise in a divorce and how to deal with them, including Credit Cards, Store Credit, Auto Loans, Taxes, Business Loan…
 
Reid and Leh had the honor and privilege of interviewing Scott Callaway, the Operations Manager of Be Pro Be Proud Georgia. This organization is doing amazing things to help the next generation find their true calling. Their efforts will spawn a whole new generation of entrepreneurs and small business owners. And, their work is helping existing bus…
 
Leh and Todd decide to tackle a question that they often get : Does My Divorce Have to Be Nasty? They break down this question; explain what they mean by “Nasty”; why it is so important to avoid letting your divorce get nasty; and discuss multiple scenarios where it is extremely difficult to keep from getting nasty and how to keep a level head.…
 
In this show, Leh and Reid interview Dan Thrailkill. This was a slightly different episode than past shows. We focused more on taking ownership of your life so that you can take ownership of your business. Imagine having to sample your blood 8 times a day, and, depending on the results of that test, you may have to inject yourself with a needle. Yo…
 
Recently, Leh and Todd received a question asking what a Judge can legally consider when dealing with a contested custody case. The answer to this question could be explored in multiple shows, but they were able to condense the information down to an overview of the factors that a Judge has been authorized to consider when determining the parenting…
 
In this show, Leh and Todd take on various questions surrounding child custody. They break down the questions and discuss the issues that each question presents. The questions include: What can I do to prevent the mother of my child from leaving the state before she is served with a Legitimation Petition? What chances does the father of my son have…
 
When you buy a franchise, one of the biggest values are the systems that have been developed. But why are they so valuable? In this show, we break down what we mean when we say 'systems'; why they are so valuable; what are the most common objections to creating systems in the first place (which we debunk); and what you should systematize in your bu…
 
While the rules of evidence have not changed, presenting a case in a virtual courtroom has its own set of challenges that differ from an in person hearing. In this show, Leh and Todd, break down the three p's of a virtual hearing (Preparation, Practice, and Performance). They discuss how to prepare, practice for and present your case at a virtual h…
 
In this show, Leh and Todd answer a series of questions surrounding divorce procedure and evidence. They tackle questions like: In a child custody case, how far back can a Judge look regarding evidence of drug use? What are my options for a speedy divorce if my husband is not coorperating? It has been 6 months since the hearing, but there was no wr…
 
Leh and Reid had the pleasure of interviewing Jarid Ison, the proud new franchisee owner of College HUNKS Hauling Junk and Moving. He had the courage to open his business in the middle of the COVID19 pandemic. There were some sleepless nights, but he trusted the system and it paid off . . . big time. On day one he had customers. In just three month…
 
If you are considering owning a franchise, but are afraid to engage the services of a franchise consultant over cost concerns, don't be. It costs you nothing, but not seeking the help of a franchise consultant could cost you money and time. This is just one of the reasons to consider using a consultant to help you navigate this wonderful new advent…
 
In this show, Leh and Todd examine the allegations made by Nicole Young in her divorce against Dr. Dre, whose estate if valued around one billion dollars. He has asked the Court to enforce the Pre-nuptial Agreement. She has moved the Court to throw it out based on a number of claims, including the allegation that he had torn up several copies of th…
 
In this episode, Leh and Reid discuss the franchise opportunities that exist today despite the current uncertainty in our world. They focus on the 'home service' side of franchises, many of which have a relatively low barrier to entry. Rather than discuss particular franchises, they explore 20 different types of services that franchises are offerin…
 
In this show, Leh and Todd interview Simon Brady, a Certified Financial Planner, from Anglia Advisors, about the top financial mistakes he sees people make after their divorce is over. A life lesson he learned early in life inspired him to focus his practice on helping those who are recovering from a divorce. He wants to ensure that his clients set…
 
In this show, Leh and Todd had the honor of interviewing Dr. Carol R. Hughes and Bruce R. Fredenburg about their new book “Home Will Never Be the Same Again: A Guide for Adult Children of Gray Divorce.” This book was written to help those adult children who are struggling with their parent's divorce. With the booming ‘gray’ divorces, there are coun…
 
When they sat down to put together this show, Leh and Reid kept reading one negative story after another. Fortunately, they hate negative news so they kept digging for something positive to discuss. They found emerging franchise opportunities where business aren't just surviving but thriving. If you are considering a change from your current employ…
 
In this show, Leh and Todd take on some challenging family law & divorce questions surrounding real and personal property. The discuss the problem, how to deal with it, and how to best avoid it to begin with. The questions include: What do you do when an ex who co-owns a vacation property just disappears? How do you remove an ex-spouse from a house…
 
A listener recently asked what kind of franchise fees can they expect to pay when buying a franchise. In this show, Leh and Reid answer the question and discuss the most common franchise fees you can expect to pay when buying a franchise. They also discuss why they are not only worth it, but often a bargain compared to you having to replicate the h…
 
In this show, Leh and Todd talk about the ways in which people either intentionally or unintentionally bring unnecessary stress into their life after their divorce is over. The topics they cover include money, division of personal property, custody, and taking care of yourself at a personal level. If you can follow their advice, you will set yourse…
 
Leh and Reid interview Tom Aagaard, a 20 year owner of multiple Great Clips franchise locations. He currently owns 42 locations and has had an interesting journey. Along the way, he actually owned 9 different franchises. He explains how he got started, the importance of finding a franchise that is in alignment with your values, and the advantages o…
 
Over the years, we have seen what appears to be a simple divorce suddenly become complicated. It often starts when one or both parties do something that sets off an emotional explosion. In today’s show, Leh and Todd discuss to top actions they have seen set off fireworks in a divorce action. If you would like a transcript of this show, you can find…
 
In today's show, Leh and Reid discuss the different types of franchises that are out there, including home based, retail based, and master franchises. When people think about franchises, often the first thing that comes to mind is fast food chains. Fortunately, that is only one of many kinds of business franchise opportunities out there for you to …
 
With the pandemic, Courts switched to virtual hearings and trials to keep cases moving forward. Anytime you appear before a judge, you want to make the best impression you can. A virtual hearing is no different. In this show, Leh and Todd discuss 9 practical steps you can take to improve the professionalism of your virtual appearance in Court. If y…
 
In this show, Leh and Reid discuss 10 common misconceptions that can lead to failure when buying a franchise. They break down each one and explain how you can set yourself up for failure if you buy a franchise with the wrong mindset. They want you to build a successful business for you, your family, and the people you employ. The 10 Common misconce…
 
Leh and Reid explore the eight most common objections they see to buying a franchise. They discuss the validity of those objections and whether they should hold you back from becoming a franchise owner. The 8 Common Objections they explore include: Franchising is too expensive/I can't afford a franchise There is no freedom in owning a franchise bec…
 
Leh and Reid interview 2 time franchise owner Dave Miller. Dave has a great story. He dropped out of college and started working in a Domino's Pizza. Just a few years later, he bought a Domino's franchise location that was loosing money at the time he bought it. Within a year, he had turned it around. He owned this franchise for 30 years and about …
 
Join Leh and Reid as they discuss with Dr. Eric Richards his entrepreneurial journey. Dr. Eric is serial entrepreneur who loves to pour into his businesses. We discuss his successes and his failures. He shares with us what he learned from his failures and how he leverages his successes to expand into his next business venture. We end the show with …
 
In this episode, Leh and Reid discuss a popular misconception about franchisees. Some people see a franchise location as part of a 'big chain.' In reality, most of them are small business owners. They look at a tale of two Franchise owners and discuss how COVID19 impacted the Franchisee that was actively involved in the community vs the one that wa…
 
In this show, Leh and Reid discuss how franchises can not only survive, but thrive in small towns. We discuss a few examples of how some brands pivoted away from the big city into small towns to turn around the brand and increase income. After considering their environment, they also made certain changes that decreased costs and increased the numbe…
 
Leh and Reid had the privilege of interviewing Jonathan Chambers from the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) in Cherokee County Georgia. COED is an example of a governmental agency working for and with small businesses to help them start and thrive. Jonathan, an entrepreneur himself, shared some of his story before he joined COED and ho…
 
The CARES Act granted certain Americans a 'Stimulus Check'. COVID19 not only taken lives, but also jobs. Of course, for those who suddenly have their children at home full time, they need that child support now more than ever. In this show, Leh and Todd discuss how a child support arrearage would impact a stimulus check, the reasons for the delays,…
 
There has been discussion that the current COVID19 crisis could lead to a surge in divorces. In this show, we explore one question that could help couples who might be struggling, and it arose out of a personal experience. When Leh started to feel tension at home during the crisis, he wanted to get mad. Instead, he realized that there was a questio…
 
Most small business owners we know are optimistic. They look at challenges and set backs as opportunities to learn and grow. In episode 7, Leh and Reid talk about 9 positive things they see as possibly coming out of this COVID19 mess. Reid even shares an example of optimism from a CEO of a large organization (if you consider the day he was on air O…
 
In this show, Leh and Todd discuss Child Support and Alimony Modifications that could be filed as a result of the COVID19 crisis. Two questions that they addressed where: "Under which circumstances should you file for a modification;" and "How long should you wait before you file?" If you would like a transcript of this show, you can find it on our…
 
In this show, Leh and Reid interview Chris Woodward. Chris owns a Cell Phone Repair Franchise. Chris shared how he made the decision to purchase this franchise. Surprisingly, it was not his not his first choice. He also discussed how he operates the business on a part time basis while maintaining a full time job. He loves being able to help folks f…
 
In today's show, Leh and Reid interview Tim Goodwin. Tim shares his inspirational story of how he got started with his business at a young age. He also shares what he and his team at Goodwin Investment Advisory are doing to become raving fans of all their customers in the middle of the COVID 19 crisis. Tim also discusses what we can do to avoid spi…
 
In this show, Leh and Todd discuss Parenting Plans and the impact of Shelter-in-Place orders on them. They also discuss how to stay on top of and make sense of new orders and their amendments as they continue to come out on a weekly basis. If you would like a transcript of this show, you can find it on our website. If you are enjoying the show, ple…
 
So much has happened in the past three weeks. We have received dozens of Emergency Orders and Amendments to those Orders. Orders are coming from our State and Local Government, the Supreme Court of Georgia, and the Chief Judges of each county/circuit in Georgia. In this show, Leh and Todd discuss the status of our Courts here in Georgia and what yo…
 
In this episode, Reid and Leh interview John Hotaling, proud owner of a Signarama Franchise. Even though his business is suffering at the moment from the COVID 19 crisis, he still is incredibly optimistic about the future. He shares how he got into this business, why he choose Signarama, and how his signs have helped local schools deal with a growi…
 
Leh and Todd take on a variety of questions about dealing with assets and liabilities in a divorce action. The questions they take on include: Will I be protected from bankruptcy if I divorce my husband? Can my husband have the home put in his sons name to keep me from having access to it during a divorce ? Do I need an attorney to dissolve a 'Righ…
 
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