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The Entrepreneur’s Source Ranked a Top Franchise in Entrepreneur’s 39th Annual Franchise 500®

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The Entrepreneur’s Source Ranked a Top Franchise in Entrepreneur’s Highly Competitive 39th Annual Franchise 500®

The Entrepreneur’s Source®(TES), the nation’s leading alternative career coaching franchise, proudly announces its inclusion in the exclusive Franchise 500® by Entrepreneur magazine, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. TES checks in at #333, this year, and is proud of its most recent of many placements in the prestigious rankings.

“We’re already working on another record-breaking year, following last year’s phenomenal success, as our plans are to add another 55 Franchisees this year.  To receive this recognition in the new year from the Franchise 500 is something we can all celebrate,” says Terry Powell, Visionary Founder of The Entrepreneur’s Source®. “It’s more evidence of the ongoing dedication and hard work of our team, and our dedicated Career Transition Coaches to provide education, awareness and discovery to all those seeking alternative career paths.”

The Franchise 500® is recognized by entrepreneurs and franchisors as a top competitive measure highlighting exceptional performances in areas such as financial strength, stability, growth rate, and brand recognition. Placement in the Franchise 500® is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry, as evidenced by the fact that Entrepreneur received more than 1,000 applications this year, making it one of the company’s most competitive rankings ever.

“This year’s Franchise 500 ranking features both up-and-comers who bring fresh ideas to an ever- changing industry, as well as savvy stalwarts that have thrived for decades. We are proud to highlight and celebrate them all,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “Our results show that the industry is strong—and that the most enduring franchisors are those who learn to balance innovation with reliability. That’s how to attract new customers while keeping the old ones happy.”

The key factors that go into Entrepreneur’s evaluation include investments and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. All franchises are given a cumulative score based on more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.

Over its 39 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. TES’ position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.

Results can be viewed on Entrepreneur’s site and also can be seen in the January/February issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands January 16th.

For more information about The Entrepreneur’s Source®, please visit www.entrepreneurssource.com.

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 the past 34 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.

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/.

The Entrepreneur’s Source is a trademark of TES Franchising, LLC.  All rights reserved.

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The Entrepreneur’s Source Invites You To: Start a Business Weekend!

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You’re invited: Join us Thursday, January 25 – Saturday, January 27, 10AM-10PM at the Start a Business Weekend online event powered by 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 with over 170 national franchise exhibitors showcasing their opportunities to thousands of prospective business owner attendees.

  • Sounds impressive, right? So let’s take a closer look…

Picture this: A free event that allows people seeking self-sufficiency to:

  1. Virtually visit over 170 franchise brands.
  2. Explore multiple business opportunities without leaving their desk, couch, beach chair.. (you get the idea)!
  3. 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.

  • 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?

Here’s all you have to do to learn more about Start a Business Weekend® and sign up for the virtual expo (Thursday, January 25 – Saturday, January 27), just visit https://startabusinessweekend.com/!

 

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 33 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.comThe 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/

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The Entrepreneur’s Source: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself When You Don’t Know How to Decide

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The Entrepreneur’s Source: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself When You Don’t Know How to Decide.

You may know that you’re looking to move from Employment to Empowerment® by taking the avenue of business ownership to achieve self-sufficiency, but do you really know what business opportunity is right for you? When looking at the franchise industry, there are various segments that call for several requirements and necessities from business owners in order to thrive. There are hundreds, probably even thousands of business opportunities out there, but not all of these opportunities are right for every entrepreneur.

Are all of the options overwhelming you and causing you to rethink your entrepreneurial dreams? Think again. Here The Entrepreneur’s Source franchise examines how to identify which business opportunities are right for you.

Know Thyself: Here are 3 Questions to Ask Yourself before Choosing a Franchise Concept

  1. “Why?”

One of the most integral things that an entrepreneur must do before choosing a franchise opportunity is ask themselves why they want to be a business owner. Do you want to achieve self-sufficiency? Do you want to build equity? Are you looking for a secondary source of income? Depending on how a prospective entrepreneur answers these questions, they will be better equipped to identify the opportunities that may or may not be the right fit for them. There’s a reason why this is one of the first steps in the business coaching process that The Entrepreneur’s Source offers. Once an entrepreneur is able to examine why he or she wants to invest in a franchise, then they will be better equipped to explore the possibilities and available options.

  1. “How Involved Do I Want to Be?”

Although many individuals assume that franchise owners need to be ever-involved in their franchise business, this isn’t always the case. With the growing popularity of semi-absentee businesses, not all franchise owners need to be invested in their franchise at all times. The semi-absentee business concept is a business that entrepreneurs can start on the side while they have another job or obligation, as opposed to a full-time franchise business, which requires your complete effort and wouldn’t allow for you to do something else in addition. Depending on if a prospective franchise owner wants to be there full-time or on a semi-absent basis, then certain opportunities may be eliminated.

  1. “Do I Need Help?”

Many entrepreneurs fall into the trap of naively thinking that they can do everything on their own, when in fact, they cannot. Even if you’re not a first-time franchise owner or have a vast knowledge of the franchising industry, it’s wise to seek help when investing in a franchise. You may not need help with every aspect of opening your franchise, but consulting with a business coach can help an individual narrow down which models may be the most fitting for a prospective entrepreneur based on his or her Income, Lifestyle, Wealth and Equity (I.L.W.E.) goals and other factors that are sometimes overlooked when choosing a franchise concept. Although this step is commonly overlooked, it is almost always the most necessary for future franchise owners to ask themselves.

For more information about how to decide if a franchise opportunity is right for you, consult a business coach at The Entrepreneur’s Source® today.

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