The Entrepreneur’s Source: How Wildly Successful is Start a Business Weekend? Start a Business Weekend®, is the country’s largest virtual Franchise Expo in North America. Just this last July it had over 170 national franchise exhibitors showcasing their opportunities to over thousand prospective business owner attendees.
- Sounds impressive, right?
The July expo was the most recent event; however, this online expo has been building on its success from their very first Start a Business Weekend® in March 2012. Start a Business Weekend® has consistently been setting new records. We can’t wait for the next one that will be hosted October 26-28.
- So let’s take a closer look…
Picture this: A free event that allows people seeking self-sufficiency to:
- Virtually visit over 170 franchise brands.
- Explore multiple business opportunities without leaving their desk, couch, beach chair.. (you get the idea)!
- Connect directly with their own personal The Entrepreneur’s Source® franchise coach: who by the way are the most trusted resource in franchising and alternative career coaching nationwide.
Terry Powell, Visionary Founder of The Entrepreneur’s Source® and the driving force behind Start a Business Weekend, is proud that his company’s virtual expo has attracted so much attention from prospective franchisees and franchisor partners.
- So what’s the secret?
“I had seen the virtual expo concept used successfully with other business models and believed it could be even more successful in the franchise arena,” said Powell. “So, we embraced it as a key component of our franchise coaching business at The Entrepreneur’s Source (TES) and it has just taken off.
Powell adds, “nothing embodies the entrepreneurial spirit like the cutting-edge technology which fuels these virtual expos. It brings together top thinkers and magnetic keynote speakers, while allowing exploration of outstanding business opportunities at no cost to the attendees. That’s one goal we have stressed in the 5 years of doing this.”
- It’s simple…
“Start a Business Weekend’s goal is to offer attendees as much personal, one on one interaction as possible, making ourselves available to talk with them about any aspect of Start a Business Weekend® or business ownership. It’s one of the most powerful educational programs we offer at The Entrepreneur’s Source® as North America’s leading alternative career coaching franchise“ said Powell.
More than a thousand people, total, attended the 3-day Start a Business Weekend® virtual expo. These attendees easily moved through the 3-D exhibit halls, visiting a wide variety of opportunities including automotive, home services, and senior care, all in their own virtual booths.
Start a Business Weekend also continues to attract new franchisor partners all eager to share their story with potential franchisees as exhibitors.
For example; Among the new exhibitors in July were:
Image Studios 360 – a salon-suite franchise that offers beauty and wellness professionals the opportunity to own their own business.
DCV Franchise Group – a division of SingerLewak, DCV is a strategic accounting and consulting partner that is part of one of California’s largest accounting and consulting firms.
Many of the prospective entrepreneurs logged on for more than an hour each day of the event, and if they missed any part of the live event during the expo, they simply played it back on demand during the weekend at their convenience.
- Want to know the best part?
Each attendee is assigned a personal TES Franchise Coach who share with you more about the TES Discovery Process. This process helps prospective entrepreneurs explore their Income, Lifestyle, Wealth and Equity (I.L.W.E) goals in greater depth while exploring the different franchise opportunities that fit their needs, goals and expectations.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer the next wave of business owners this opportunity to truly connect with what their lives could be like if they choose to become self-sufficient and empowered instead of simply being employed, “said Powell.
- That’s where Start a Business Weekend® fits in!
There is so much dissatisfaction in this country today among people who feel they are over-worked, underpaid, and have no control over their professional life, so much so that The Entrepreneur’s Source®, has coined it “The Battered Career Syndrome®.” It is designed for them to experience the education, coaching, and key resources available to help them achieve their dreams of business ownership.
- I’m ready. Are you?
About The Entrepreneur’s Source®
Established in 1984, The Entrepreneur’s Source® has been North America’s leading alternative career coaching franchise dedicated to the entrepreneur for more than 32 years. Today, with more than 120 offices in the United States and Canada, The Entrepreneur’s Source® continues to dominate the $1.5 billion-dollar Business Coaching/Consulting franchise market in North America.
For more information about The Entrepreneur’s Source®, please visit www.entrepreneurssource.com. The Entrepreneur’s Source® network of franchise coaches offers a full range of services to individuals seeking alternate career options and to franchise businesses looking to increase performance. For more information about The Entrepreneur’s Source®, please visit http://www.EntrepreneursSource.com/.