The Entrepreneur's Source Launches Start a Business Weekends

Digital Franchise Expos Offer Current and Prospective Entrepreneurs the Ability to Explore Business Opportunities and Gain Advice from Experts without Leaving Their Home or Office

March 22, 2012 // // SOUTHBURY, Conn. -- Recognizing the evolution of technology and the way people communicate, The Entrepreneur's Source has introduced a state-of-the-art virtual franchise expo series called "Start a Business Weekend" (SABW). Through a partnership with ON24, the global leader in virtual events and webcasting technologies, these new digital expos allow both current and prospective entrepreneurs the ability to explore business opportunities and gain expert advice from the comfort of their own home or office.

"The SABW series offers a whole new model for exploring franchise expos that goes beyond anything that's available on the web," said Terry Powell, CEO and founder of FranchisEsource Brands International, The Entrepreneur's Source's parent company. "We're bridging the power of information with the ease of gathering it by using innovative, virtual technology and real-time collaboration that allows attendees to network directly with industry experts without leaving their home or office. It's complete convenience--franchise representatives are accessible all weekend long to guests. Plus, attendees gain all the benefits of a franchise expo without the travel expenses and time commitment."

The first of five SABW Showcases in 2012 will kick-off Friday, March 23 and run through Sunday, March 25, 2012. The March event is a self-guided "virtual only" event where attendees can engage in conversations with representatives from a variety of different franchise brands, learn how to finance their new business, download resource materials and videos on many business concepts into a virtual briefcase, and learn from live keynote presentations available throughout the country.

Additional expos will follow throughout the year, with some coinciding with regional showcases. These include:

  • Atlanta digital expo and showcase May 4-6;
  • International digital expo August 24-26;
  • Chicago digital expo and showcase September 7-9; and
  • Dallas digital expo and showcase November 9-11.

Following each SABW expo, attendees will receive a 60-day, complimentary pass to revisit their respective expo for further learning.

"The traditional job market no longer offers the security individuals and families need to live, thus resulting in an increasing number choosing to build a future through entrepreneurship," said Powell. "Whether looking for a career change or trying to get a new business off the ground, entrepreneurs in this New Career Economy® have a wealth of valuable advice and resources available to them at our SABW digital expos."

The Entrepreneur's Source has more than 25 years of experience in helping make franchisors and their franchisees more profitable. With more than 230 offices in the United States and Canada, The Entrepreneur's Source presents prospective franchisees with new business opportunities that complement their goals, needs and expectations, while delivering franchisors the right individuals to grow their concepts. Additionally, the company also offers business-coaching services to help franchisees advance, improve efficiency and increase the return on the investment made on their franchise business.

To attend the March 23 through March 25, 2012 SABW virtual showcase, register at For more information about The Entrepreneur's Source and business coaching support, 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®, The Entrepreneur's Source offers a full range of services to individuals seeking alternate career options and to franchise businesses looking to increase performance. Today, The Entrepreneur's 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


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