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The Entrepreneur’s Source Launches Start A Business Weekends »

March 14, 2012 at 11:01AM PDT | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

Digital Franchise Expos Offer Current and Prospective Entrepreneurs the Ability to Explore Business Opportunities and Gain Advice from Experts without Leaving Their Home or Office
March 14, 2012 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, Conn. — Recognizing the evolution of technology and the way people communicate, The Entrepreneur’s Source has introduced a state-of-the-art virtual franchise expo series called “Start a Business Weekend” (SABW). Through a partnership with ON24, the global leader in virtual events and webcasting technologies, these new digital expos allow both current and prospective entrepreneurs the ability to explore business opportunities and gain expert advice from the comfort of their own home or office...

Businesses Can Save Money By Improving Their Purchasing Process, According To Expense Reduction Coaching »

March 06, 2012 at 7:07AM PST | Source: Expense Reduction Coaching

SOUTHBURY, CT--(Marketwire - Feb 29, 2012) - Smart business owners routinely look for ways to add to their revenue streams, whether it be creating more visibility in the marketplace, adding new service features or increasing margins on products and services. "However, many don't realize that improving indirect cost structures can also add to the bottom line," says Brian Miller, president and COO of Expense Reduction® Coaching (ERC). "And these are long-term savings, not a one-time event."
As a cost cutting expert, ERC coaches focus on helping companies and organizations realize measurable cost savings in various indirect expense categories such as supplies, telecommunications, staffing, printing, maintenance contracts and professional services...

FranNet To Help Disabled Veterans Through Wounded Warrior Project »

February 07, 2012 at 11:18AM PST | Source: FranNet

Franchise Continues to Support Veterans Seeking Employment
LOUISVILLE, KY--(Marketwire - Feb 7, 2012) - FranNet, an international network of franchise consultants, is donating money to the Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP), a national nonprofit with a mission to honor and empower wounded warriors.
Several of FranNet's 100 franchise consultants are veterans themselves, and FranNet has been searching for the best way to help veterans of the war in Afghanistan and the just-concluded war in Iraq, said Jania Bailey, FranNet's president and chief operating officer.
"This is our way of recognizing their service to our country and the need for them to be brought back into society. We want to support that any way we can. It's something our group wholeheartedly embraced as the right thing to do," Bailey said...

The Future Is In Self Sufficiency »

January 20, 2012 at 4:20AM PST | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

The Entrepreneur's Source encourage individuals to be confident in business ownership
Southbury, CT (Grassroots Newswire) January 18, 2012– According to articles posted on business sites discussing job trends of the future, tomorrow's employers will put a premium on skilled and semi-skilled workers, especially in computers, health care, science and technology. These information-driven industries provide opportunity for some, but may limit the career options of many other skilled workers today, according to Chief Operating Officer and President of The Entrepreneur's Source Brian Miller.
"In the future, career skills in this New Career Economy® will require many to become extremely good at fending for themselves if they're going to survive in the job market of the future," says Miller...

The Entrepreneur's Source Encourages Individuals To Be Confident In Business Ownership »

January 19, 2012 at 4:48AM PST | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

The Future Is in Self Sufficiency
SOUTHBURY, CT--(Marketwire - Jan 18, 2012) - According to articles posted on business sites discussing job trends of the future, tomorrow's employers will put a premium on skilled and semi-skilled workers, especially in computers, health care, science and technology. These information-driven industries provide opportunity for some, but may limit the career options of many other skilled workers today, according to Chief Operating Officer and President of The Entrepreneur's Source Brian Miller.
"In the future, career skills in this New Career Economy® will require many to become extremely good at fending for themselves if they're going to survive in the job market of the future," says Miller...

FranNet: Leading The Franchise Matchmaker Revolution »

January 04, 2012 at 8:54AM PST | Source: FranNet

Franchise Consultants Function as Headhunters Matching Corporate Workers With Franchise Systems
LOUISVILLE, KY--(Marketwire - Jan 4, 2012) - In the corporate world, employees are a business' most valuable asset. Companies go to great lengths to recruit top talent, hiring corporate recruiters, "headhunters," to identify and screen the best candidates.
To franchise systems, franchise owners are the most valuable asset, and companies are using FranNet to identify and recruit top-performing owners from the corporate world.
This matchmaking is revolutionizing the way franchise systems grow and is contributing greatly to job growth and the recovery of the economy.
"FranNet's job is to match client and franchise opportunity according to the client's skill set, passions and life goals," said FranNet President and COO Jania Bailey...

Franchise Industry Announces Veteran Hiring Commitments »

December 20, 2011 at 4:59AM PST | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

The Entrepreneur's Source Business Coaches Stand Ready to Help
SOUTHBURY, CT--(Marketwire - Dec 19, 2011) - In support of "Operations Enduring Opportunity," a campaign sponsored by The White House and The International Franchise Association (IFA), the 250 franchise business coaches of The Entrepreneur's Source (TES) are reaching out to help our veterans transition into a civilian career after they have served their country.
"Our business coaches work with people everyday helping them to discover how franchising can be a great way to get into business ownership," says Chief Operating Officer and President of TES Brian Miller. "Our business coaches would be honored to now help veterans who have risked their lives to preserve our freedom and the freedom of all Americans, and to help them to find stability for themselves and their families through business ownership...

FranNet 2012 Trend Predictions: Franchise Industry Will Continue To Grow »

December 13, 2011 at 9:37AM PST | Source: FranNet

 Lack of Job Market Recovery Drives Franchise Industry Expansion
 LOUISVILLE, KY--(Marketwire - Dec 13, 2011) - The nation's job market will continue to struggle in 2012, opening more opportunities for former corporate executives and managers to reinvent their careers as franchise owners, say the franchise experts at FranNet.

FranNet, a national franchise consulting firm, works with a growing number of outplaced executives who are losing their corporate jobs. Many are considering franchise ownership as a career alternative.
"Since 2008, the franchise industry has been one of the few segments of the national economy that's shown consistent growth," said Jania Bailey, FranNet's COO. "In 2012, many corporate workers who have been out of work for months will realize they are not going to replace that six-figure income and will research franchise ownership as their next career move...

New SIGNARAMA Franchise Opens In Reisterstown »

November 23, 2011 at 5:40AM PST | Source: United Franchise Group

Reisterstown, MD, November 23, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The United Franchise Group (UFG), a $500 million West Palm Beach franchise organization, announced today a new SIGNARAMA store at 11630 Reisterstown Road in Reisterstown, MD, under the ownership of local resident Rob Dahne.
Before becoming a SIGNARAMA franchisee, Dahne had spent 25 years making signs and spent the latter part of that time running a shop.
“Discovering SIGNARAMA came at a perfect time in my life because I was looking to strike out on my own. I have worked in most aspects of this business at one time or another so this franchise is a great fit,” says Dahne.
Approaching 900 stores in more than 50 countries, SIGNARAMA uses cutting-edge industry software programs to provide a full range of comprehensive sign and graphic services to both the private and commercial segments of the business community...

New Plan Ahead Events Franchise Opens In Southbank »

November 23, 2011 at 5:15AM PST | Source: United Franchise Group

West Palm Beach, FL, November 23, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The United Franchise Group (UFG), a $500 million West Palm Beach franchise organization, announced today a new Plan Ahead Events is open at Southbank, Melbourne under the ownership of local resident, Robyn Rogalski.
Prior to becoming a Plan Ahead Events franchisee, Rogalski spent seven years in the air-conditioning and heating industry, holding such positions as Office Manager and Financial Controller.
“Event planning on a smaller scale is something that I was involved in even as a teenager. I am glad I found this franchise, which will allow me to further develop my skills into a career. I am excited to be part of the Plan Ahead Events group, and will always strive to find new ideas and ways to deliver excellent results for any event,” said Rogalski...

New SIGNARAMA Franchise Opens In Nashville, TN »

November 23, 2011 at 4:59AM PST | Source: United Franchise Group

Nashville, TN, November 23, 2011 --(PR.com)-- United Franchise Group (UFG), a $500 million West Palm Beach franchise organization, announced today that a new SIGNARAMA has opened at 95 White Bridge Road, Nashville, TN under the ownership of local resident Nick Snow. The new store will host a grand opening and open house Friday, December 2 from 11am to 5pm. Complementary hamburgers and hot dogs will be served, and entertainment will be provided.
Snow was previously in the auction industry before becoming a SIGNARAMA franchisee. According to Snow, he decided to seek business ownership after being faced with the decision to move his family in order to continue his career in the auction industry.
“SIGNARAMA felt like a great fit for me,” said Snow...

The Entrepreneur's Source Selected As One Of Top 50 Franchises For Minorities »

November 21, 2011 at 8:57AM PST | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

North America’s Leading Career and Franchise Business Coaching Company Recognized by National Minority Franchising Initiative and USA Today
November 21, 2011 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, Conn. – The Entrepreneur’s Source (E-Source), the franchise industry’s leading career and business coaching company, today announced it was selected by the National Minority Franchising Initiative (NMFI) as one of the nation’s Top 50 Franchises for Minorities.
The NMFI selected 50 franchisors from more than 450 participating companies. The rankings are based on several factors that include the company’s historical performance, brand identification, franchisee satisfaction and percentage of existing franchisees that are minority-owned...

UFG And Franchise Finance Increase Available Franchisee Lending Program To $10 Million »

November 18, 2011 at 6:33AM PST | Source: United Franchise Group

November 18, 2011 // Franchising.com // West Palm Beach, FL  – The United Franchise Group (UFG), the global leader for entrepreneurs, today announced that after the recent success of its franchisee lending program with Franchise Finance, it has now been increased from $5 Million to $10 million. The program aims to facilitate growth by lending financial support to new and existing UFG franchisees, while offering exclusive access to development capital. Franchise Finance has established national finance programs with only the top 10% of all franchise concepts.
“We are very excited about our continued partnership with Franchise Finance and the increase in available lending capital for our prospective franchisees,” said Ray Titus, CEO of United Franchise Group...

The Entrepreneur's Source Helps Budding Entrepreneurs Identify The Right Business Opportunity At The Northeast Franchise & Business Expo »

November 01, 2011 at 11:59AM PDT | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

North America’s Leading Career and Franchise Business Coaching Company Takes Entrepreneurs on an Exploration to Meet Desired Income, Lifestyle, Wealth and Equity Goals
November 01, 2011 // Franchising.com // Essington, Pa. – The New Career Economy® has resulted in an increasing number of individuals choosing to build a future for themselves and their family through entrepreneurship. Seeking to ride the wave of the economy’s recovery by becoming self sufficient, Northeast U.S. professionals have the rare opportunity to meet one-on-one with leading franchisors and business coaches at The Entrepreneur’s Source’s (E-Source) Northeast Franchise & Business Expo.
E-Source, the franchise industry’s leading career and business coaching company, was created to help promising entrepreneurs fulfill their dreams of being self-sufficient...

Louisville Biz Journal Ranks FranNet 12th In 'Fast 50' List Of Fastest Growing Companies »

November 01, 2011 at 11:01AM PDT | Source: FranNet

Franchise Consultant Network Helps Corporate Refugees Reinvent Their Careers Through Small Business Ownership
LOUISVILLE, KY--(Marketwire - Nov 1, 2011) - The Louisville Business Journal ranked FranNet, a North American network of franchise consultants, 12th in its "Fast 50" list of the Louisville area's fastest growing businesses.
The business publication held its annual awards luncheon Oct. 27 at the Kentucky International Convention Center before a record crowd of more than 600. FranNet, based in Louisville, recently made INC Magazine's list of the top 500 fastest-growing companies in America as well, having posted 792 percent revenue growth over the last three years and record 2010 revenue.
"In a down economy, franchise opportunities are some of the best business opportunities available for skilled professionals who have lost their jobs or decided to leave corporate America," said FranNet President and COO Jania Bailey...

The Entrepreneur's Source Offers Holiday Gift Ideas »

November 01, 2011 at 5:18AM PDT | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

Entrepreneur Gift List Focuses on Ingenuity and Practicality

SOUTHBURY, CT--(Marketwire - Oct 31, 2011) - Business coaches with The Entrepreneur's Source (TES) have some budget-friendly gift-giving suggestions to help shoppers "seal the deal" for the small or independent business owners on their holiday gift lists this season.
"Entrepreneurs are a unique group of people," said Chief Operating Officer and President of TES Brian Miller. "It takes a special blend of self-confidence, drive and creative decision-making abilities to pursue franchise or small business ownership as a career option. These characteristics also help entrepreneurs appreciate the ingenuity of others. The gifts on this year's list are 'ideas made real' -- and that's something that any entrepreneur will appreciate...

Small Business Development Center Turns To FranNet And Franchising To Help Create Georgia Jobs »

October 27, 2011 at 7:52AM PDT | Source: FranNet

FranNet's Leslie Kuban Working With GA SBDC to Jumpstart New Businesses
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Oct 27, 2011) - The Georgia Small Business Development Center network is turning to the franchise industry to help create much-needed jobs.
The SBDC partnered with FranNet consultant Leslie Kuban to help educate transitioning corporate workers, retiring executives and returning veterans about the options for starting new business in the franchise industry.
FranNet and the SBDC are hosting a series of free seminars funded by the Small Business Jobs Act, HR5297.
"When Congress funded HR5297, we realized that we needed to act," said Eric Bonaparte, Assistant State Director of the Georgia SBDC. "Our statistics show that eight out of 10 start-up businesses fail and that franchises typically have a higher success rate...

The Entrepreneur's Source Helps Budding Entrepreneurs Identify The Right Business Opportunity At The Western Franchise & Business Expo »

October 12, 2011 at 6:56AM PDT | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

North America’s Leading Career and Franchise Business Coaching Company Takes Entrepreneurs on an Exploration to Meet Desired Income, Lifestyle, Wealth and Equity
October 12, 2011 // Franchising.com // SAN DIEGO, Calif. – With an increasing number of individuals choosing to ride the wave of the economy’s recovery through entrepreneurship, a "New Normal" has emerged. As part of their personal and professional discovery process in this new reality, Western U.S. professionals - seeking to become self sufficient or who have accepted the challenge of starting or buying their own business - have the rare opportunity to meet one-on-one with leading franchisors and business coaches at The Entrepreneur’s Source’s (E-Source) Western Franchise & Business Expo...

New Billboard Connection Franchise Opens In Temecula »

October 06, 2011 at 5:19AM PDT | Source: United Franchise Group

Temecula, CA, October 06, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The United Franchise Group (UFG), a $500 million West Palm Beach franchise organization, announced today a new Billboard Connection franchise in Temecula, CA, under the ownership of local resident John Gale.
″I was excited about outdoor advertising and I knew I wanted to start an advertising agency specializing in out-of-home (OOH) products and services. I knew after selling my previous company, how difficult it was to start and build a company from the ground up. I wanted to buy into a franchise with a proven track record. Billboard Connection is the perfect fit," says Gale.
Gale was founder and president of Gale Force Pressure Wash, a southern California-based property maintenance company for nine years...

New SIGNARAMA Ownership In Rocky Hill, CT »

October 06, 2011 at 5:02AM PDT | Source: United Franchise Group

Rocky Hill, CT, October 06, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The United Franchise Group (UFG), a $500 million West Palm Beach franchise organization, announced today Richard and Gabriela Kossakoski are now the new owner of the Rocky Hill SIGNARAMA at 2162 Silas Deane Highway.
Before becoming a SIGNARAMA franchisee, Richard Kossakoski worked as a Regional Training Unit General Manager with Sbarro's Restaurants for 10 years. He was also a general manager for A.C. Petersen Farms Restaurants.
″After 30 years in the restaurant industry it is time for a change – to have the opportunity to enjoy life and spend time with my family,″ says Kossakoski, whose son, Ricky Kossakoski, will also work for the store.
With more than 800 locations in 50 countries, SIGNARAMA uses cutting-edge industry software programs to provide a full range of comprehensive sign and graphic services to both the private and commercial segments of the business community...



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