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The Entrepreneur’s Source’s "Virtual And Reality" Events Target Aspiring Entrepreneurs At The Start A Business Weekend In Early May »

April 17, 2012 at 12:30PM PDT | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

April 17, 2012 // Franchising.com // Southbury, CT – Aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to participate in another exciting Start a Business Weekend Event and can do so either in-person or through “virtual technology.” “We’re changing the way people discover business ownership as a path to financial security,” says Terry Powell, CEO and founder of The Entrepreneur’s Source® (TES). “Technology is changing how we manage our everyday lives, but now it can help you change your long-term career.” Both events take place simultaneously beginning on May 3rd and runs through May 5th.
After a highly-successful initial “virtual” event in March, The Entrepreneur’s Source is once again playing host to this first-of-its-kind franchise industry “virtual exposition” where virtual visitors can spend a weekend interacting with many of the nation’s hottest business and franchise concepts – all in an effort to discover whether business ownership is their next career move...

May 15: Capital Area Franchise Fair To Guide Potential Entrepreneurs Through Franchising Do’s And Don’ts »

April 16, 2012 at 4:36AM PDT | Source: FranNet

Vienna, VA, April 14, 2012 --(PR.com)--
What:
FranNet of Virginia is hosting its third biannual Capital Area Franchise Fair to help prospective entrepreneurs explore a variety of franchise options, understand the franchise model, and make informed decisions that will help them achieve their business and personal goals. FranNet of Virginia is a franchise matchmaking service in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC that regularly provides franchise education seminars to aspiring entrepreneurs through SCORE and the Virginia Small Business Development Centers; local, Federal, and State government agencies; and local military bases.
When:
May 15, 2012, 12:30pm- 5:00pm
Where:
The Tower Club8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700Vienna, VA
Why:
FranNet of Virginia—in partnership with SCORE and Community Business Partnership—is sponsoring a series of workshops and a Resource Fair to educate aspiring entrepreneurs about some of the non-conventional options in franchising...

Ken Demske, Business Broker With Sunbelt Midwest Completes Sale In 10 Weeks »

April 13, 2012 at 5:58AM PDT | Source: Sunbelt Network

The Milwaukee Office of Sunbelt Midwest announces the sale of a B2B distribution company after only ten weeks on the market.
Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) April 12, 2012 - The Milwaukee Office of Sunbelt Midwest is please to report the sale of a B2B distribution company after only ten weeks on the market. The Company had nearly 40 interested buyers, 13 serious buyers and a bona fide Offer to Purchase within the first few weeks on the market.
“This is rare,” said Ed Krajcir, President of the Milwaukee Office of Sunbelt Midwest. The Company went on the market in early January, had an offer within the first week and sold by early March. Selling your business will take on average six to nine months. Connecting the right buyer for any business can be a long process...

FranNet Celebrates A 2012 First Quarter That Left 2011 In The Dust »

April 10, 2012 at 8:17AM PDT | Source: FranNet

Franchise consultant network placed 33% more clients than in first three months of last year.
April 10, 2012 // Franchising.com // LOUISVILLE, KY. — FranNet, a North American network of more than 100 franchise consultants, placed 33 percent more clients into franchise ownership in the first three months of this year than in the same period in 2011 — a clear signal that the franchise industry is poised for a banner year.
“Our first-quarter data are wonderful news for FranNet and for the franchise industry as a whole,” said Jania Bailey, FranNet’s president and COO. “Franchising outperformed other sectors of the economy during the recession, and some of our efforts at outreach and education are beginning to pay off as the economy improves...

FranNet, Delaware County Jobs And Family Services And Delaware County SBDC To Host Free Franchise EXPO »

April 02, 2012 at 12:01PM PDT | Source: FranNet

FranNet, the nation's leading franchise consulting firm, is facilitating a free franchise expo April 19 at Columbus State Community College in Delaware with close to a dozen franchises looking to expand in Central Ohio.
Columbus, OH (PRWEB) April 02, 2012 - With more than 900,000 nationwide, franchises are quickly becoming the nation’s largest portion of small business ownership and a driving force in the U.S. economy, helping to create many great opportunities for employment. FranNet, the nation’s leading franchise consulting firm, seeks to match hopeful entrepreneurs from around the country with the right franchise opportunity for them.
FranNet is facilitating a free franchise expo April 19 at Columbus State Community College in Delaware with close to a dozen franchises looking to expand in Central Ohio...

The Entrepreneur's Source Launches Start A Business Weekends »

March 22, 2012 at 8:24AM 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 22, 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.
"The SABW series offers a whole new model for exploring franchise expos that goes beyond anything that's available on the web," said Terry Powell, CEO and founder of FranchisEsource Brands International, The Entrepreneur's Source's parent company...

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...



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