Women's Franchising Group Working to Get Young Minds to Think Like an Entrepreneur, Says The Entrepreneur's Source

SOUTHBURY, CT--(Marketwire - Mar 20, 2012) - The Women Empowered by Business (WEBB) national organization of franchise business owners have supported many causes in the past through annual fund-raising and sponsorships. But now, they have decided to partner with a cause for the long-term. WEBB has for the past two years been supporting NFTE, or Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, participating in several annual projects designed to bring the information, empowerment and the spirit of entrepreneurship to young people. Now, working with Franchise Source Brands International, parent company to WEBB, they are making a commitment to use their network of business coaches to help spread the word.

"We want young people to get excited about entrepreneurship as a career option," says Lori Tyll, operations officer at FSBI and co-founder of WEBB. "And who better than business owners themselves. We educate our franchisees and hold events all around the country to share in the excitement about the career options of being a business owner."

Founded in 1987, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship's mission is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures. To date, NFTE has worked with nearly 350,000 young people from low-income communities in programs across the U.S. and around the world offering bizcamps, classrooms programs and global entrepreneurial competitions.

"We have been participating in the World Series of Innovation program for two years and have introduced the concept of franchising to the young minds," says Lori Tyll. "We challenged the kids to come up with a business concept that could be easily replicable. And last year we were very excited about the enthusiasm and ideas that came from the program," she added.

The WEBB/FSBI contribution going forward will also include encouraging other franchisors across the different business sectors and industries to get involved to help NFTE advance their programs and truly make this a global organization with measurable impact on young people.

For over five years, WEBB's mission has been to promote successful entrepreneurship among women by providing opportunities and resources designed to educate, empower, and enlighten them as they embrace the challenges of business ownership.

About FranchisEsource Brands International

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 leadership team that boasts the Certified Franchise Executives designation from the International Franchise Association, FSBI operates highly-ranked franchise brands, including: 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 www.franchisesource.com.


Cynthia Schick
The Entrepreneur's Source
(908) 303-9099



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