SOUTHBURY, CT --(Marketwire - February 25, 2011) - Aspiring business owners don't need to go it alone when searching for the American dream of business ownership. With today's sophisticated technology and support networks available, soon-to-be entrepreneurs just need to know where to go.
"With so much data available to us these days, it's hard to know what the credible sources of support are when looking for help in finding the right business concept to invest in," says Brian Miller, COO and president of The Entrepreneur's Source (TES). "Getting to the right sources can be the difference between success and failure," Miller added.
Association's Support -- When considering a franchise, the International Franchise Association (IFA) is a good place to start. It offers a comprehensive library of franchising information ranging from basic "how to's" to advanced regulatory and legal information.
Business and Franchise Expositions -- There are industry organizations that bring together the business and franchising community under one roof in the form of expositions. Here, attendees can speak one-on-one with representatives from many of the country's leading franchise companies on the individual business model. The IFA hosts international expositions as well as Franchise Source Brands International, which hosts regional showcases or exhibitions around the country.
Online Tools -- There are also online sources like FranchiseMatch.com, a unique virtual coaching tool that guides people through an online process of creating an individual, customized profile of franchise concepts that matches their goals, needs and expectations. Designed around a unique five-step process, FranchiseMatch.com takes each visitor through a series of questions that narrows down the possible franchise concepts which will ultimately match their lifestyle requirements, location preferences and available capital.
Franchise Business Coach -- Rather than using a virtual coach like FranchiseMatch, aspiring business owners can also consider using an experienced franchise business coach of the human kind, such as The Entrepreneur's Source, to help them go through the plethora of data available about franchising. These business coaches are franchise industry professionals who take aspiring entrepreneurs through a "discovery process" helping to define the right business concept for the skills and life experience people have to offer.
"Making a career transition into business ownership, in particular franchising, is easier when you do your research and get help from the many resources available out there," says Miller. "And don't forget to talk with people who have already been down the road you are about to travel. Oftentimes, when investing in a franchise, you get a network of franchisees to learn from," Miller added.
For more information on franchise opportunities and business coaching support, please visit www.entrepreneurssource.com.
The Entrepreneur's Source is North America's leading career and franchise Business Coaching Company dedicated to the entrepreneur with more than 230 offices in the United States, Canada and the UK. With its unique E-Source Coach Advantage and partnership with E-Myth Worldwide®, E-Source offers a full range of services to individuals seeking alternate career options and to franchise businesses looking to increase performance. Today, E-Source dominates the $1.5 billion dollar Business Coaching/Consulting franchise market in North America. For additional information about The Entrepreneur's Source go to www.EntrepreneursSource.com.