International Franchise Association Certifies The Entrepreneur's Source's FAST(TM) Program for CFE Credits

An Online Curriculum Designed Specifically to Teach Franchisees Skills Proven to Help Run a Profitable Business

March 16, 2011 // // SOUTHBURY, Conn. – The Entrepreneur's Source® (E-Source), the franchise industry's leading career and business coaching company, announced today that the International Franchise Association (IFA) has recognized the Franchise Accelerated Success Training Program™ (FAST) for Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) credits.

Developed through a joint effort between E-Source and E-Myth World Wide®, FAST is designed to help individuals maximize the franchise model and apply the proven business systems used by millions of successful business owners for the past 30 years.

"FAST supports franchisees with the business skills they need to create and run a successful franchise business, thereby helping franchisors strengthen unit economics. It's a win-win for everyone," said Terry Powell, CEO of E-Source "I am thrilled that the IFA thinks highly enough of FAST to include it in its CFE certification. Franchisors and franchisees are utilizing the program to make significant improvements in their businesses or get their new endeavors off to a good start."

The innovative FAST curriculum starts with an in-depth, personalized business skills assessment, which helps set the foundation for the learnings individuals obtain from the program. It's a dynamic e-learning program based on the E-Myth Seven Centers of Management Attention™: Leadership, Marketing, Money, Management, Lead Generation, Lead Conversion and Client Fulfillment. The program teaches how to leverage the proven franchise system to run a profitable business. Individuals control the pace of the program and online content is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in a variety of multi-media formats to accommodate various learning styles.

Successful completion of the course will earn individuals seeking their CFE 350 points towards the certification.

"FAST is another great example of the solution-based approach that The Entrepreneur's Source and its leadership team brings to IFA, our members and the franchising community as a whole," said John Reynolds, CFE, President, IFA Educational Foundation. "FAST is an excellent addition to the franchisor or franchisee's toolkit for growing their business and one that can make a difference to their bottom line."

To register for the FAST course IFA members should visit:

Non-IFA members can also take advantage of FAST and should visit:

About The Entrepreneur's Source®

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 and Canada. With its unique E-Source Coach Advantage and partnership with E-Myth Worldwide®, TES 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 more information on the services available for franchisors, please visit and


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