October 24, 2011 // Franchising.com // Southbury, Conn. – More than 590 of the nation’s top franchise industry executives and business coaches joined together October 3-6, 2011 at the 12th annual Franchise and Business Opportunity Expo to demonstrate the important role that franchised businesses play in economic recovery and sustainable job growth. The exclusive event, hosted by FranchisEsource Brands International® (FSBI), was the largest-ever industry gathering of franchise executives and business coaching professionals in the United States.
“It was an all-inspiring feeling to witness the general sessions and Expo floor packed with powerhouse players from the franchise industry and experienced business coaches of FSBI,” said Terry Powell, CEO and founder of FSBI, the globally acclaimed multi-brand franchisor with five high-performance brands in its portfolio such as The Entrepreneur’s Source® (E-Source), AdviCoach® and Decor & You®, among others. “The relationships established during the Expo will undoubtedly play an integral role in the growth of the franchise industry for years to come. In turn, we hope this will greatly contribute to the economy’s recovery and sustainable job growth nationwide.”
Taking place along the shores of Fort Lauderdale’s Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, the largest, exclusive FSBI conference to date was action packed with educational speeches and plenty of networking opportunities. Keynote speaker Steve Caldeira, President and CEO of the International Franchise Association (IFA), kicked off the conference, addressing the current economic climate and the impact of franchising, which includes more than 828,000 establishments and provides for nearly 18 million jobs, generating more than $2.1 trillion to the U.S. economy.
“The hundreds of business coaches in attendance radiated with enthusiasm—their interest level was remarkable,” said Cliff Nonnenmacher, VP of Franchise Development of PuroClean®, the nation's fastest growing franchise specializing in property emergency restoration services. “There was never a dull moment at the conference. The overall commitment from E-Source has served as a catalyst to reach our growth goals as a company. Their business coaches have always sent us very qualified candidates, and our time in Fort Lauderdale certainly strengthened our strategic partnership.”
E-Source business coaches attend the annual conference to stay informed on the many franchise and business models available and set the foundation for lasting relationships with prominent franchise brands. In recent years, E-Source Coaches have placed people in businesses representing more than $400 million dollars in client-level investments. This success is due to the extensive discovery process E-Source coaches take clients through to ensure the franchise concept chosen meets their desired income, lifestyle, wealth and equity.
Today, FSBI’s business coaching brands dominate the $1.5 billion business coaching market with a commanding 33 percent of the business coaching and consulting franchise market in North America.
For more information regarding FSBI or any of its brands, visit http://www.franchisesource.com.
FranchisEsource Brands International (FSBI) is a multi-brand business coaching franchisor with high-performance brands dedicated to the advancement of the entrepreneur and those who aspire to be one. Today, FSBI’s business coaching brands dominate the $1.5 billion business coaching market with a commanding 33 percent of the business coaching and consulting franchise market in North America. With a 25-plus year history in franchising, Terry Powell, CEO of FSBI, is recognized as the founder of the business coaching profession with the establishment of The Entrepreneur’s Source®, AdviCoach®, Business Partner® Marketing Coach, Expense Reduction Consulting®, Decor & You®, Franchise Match® and Women Empowered by Business (WEBB). For more information regarding FSBI or any of its brands, visit http://www.franchisesource.com.