February 15, 2008 // Franchising.com // Orlando, FL – The Entrepreneur's Source, TES (www.theesource.com) and Business Advisers International, BAI (www.AdviCoach.com) had the honor of sponsoring and presenting 'The Entrepreneur of the Year Award' at the International Franchise Association's (IFA) National Convention held in Orlando, Florida this week in front of over 3000 franchise industry executives.
"This is the fifth year The Entrepreneur's Source, along with its affiliate company Business Advisers International, have sponsored the IFA award ceremony and luncheon honoring an outstanding member of the franchise industry," said Brian Miller, president of The Entrepreneur's Source. "As huge advocates for business ownership and franchising, our association with this awards program underscores our passion and belief in the ability for anyone to reach the American dream of business ownership," he added.
The Entrepreneur of the Year award is presented to an individual who exemplifies the "entrepreneurial spirit" that franchising represents, has a unique vision; are willing and eager to take the risks that traditionally accompany new endeavors, and possess the key management skills to create a successful business enterprise through franchising. He or she must demonstrate innovative management skills and be in operation for at least three years while remaining active in their community.
The 2008 "Entrepreneur of the Year Award" presented by TES and BAI was presented to Brian Scudamore, CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK, the World's Largest Junk Removal Company. As CEO of the Vancouver-based company, Scudamore began franchising his brand and in just five years guided the company to expand to more than 275 franchise locations. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is now the world's largest junk removal service with more than 330 locations in three countries, 45 U.S. states and nine Canadian provinces.
Terry Powell, CEO and founder of TES and BAI has dedicated his career to the development and advancement of the entrepreneur and those who desire to become one.
Terry franchised The Entrepreneur's Source concept in 1998 and today, TES is a global coaching and advisory firm with over 275 franchisees assisting people to find self-sufficiency through business ownership. In recent years, TES coaches have placed 1000's of people in businesses and franchises representing over $400 million in client investment dollars.
TES, along with its affiliate brand, BAI with its AdviCoach Advantage, dominates 33% of the multi-billion dollar coaching/consulting franchise market as leaders in business coaching.
The Entrepreneur's Source - The Entrepreneur's Source (TES) is North America's leading career and business coaching company with more than 250 offices in the United States and Canada. With its unique E-Source Coach Advantage, TES offers a full range of services to individuals seeking alternate career options and to small-to-medium size companies looking to increase performance.
Business Adviser's International - Business Advisers International (BAI) is the premiere source for business coaching and advisory services customized for small to midsize businesses. With its unique "AdviCoach® and Plan Advantage® Program, BAI provides relationship-based coaching backed by a team of professionals who can provide Rapid Impact Solutions to its clients.