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The Entrepreneur’s Source Terry Powell Reviews How We’ve Built the Leading Resource for Alternative Career Opportunities

The True TES Difference: How We’ve Built The Entrepreneur’s Source Into the Leading Resource for Alternative Career Opportunities

In 1984, I knew there was a better way to help people find successful alternative careers in franchising, and I was ready to prove it to everybody! I just KNEW it would work.

It had better work: I was starting over from scratch.   I was a 36-year-old serial entrepreneur who had just lost everything when my latest business went belly up.   I was divorced and bankrupt with three kids to support.   A former business partner offered me a high-paying job…and I’ll admit, it was very tempting.   Starting something new, yet again, was going to be scary…

But I have never been afraid to gamble on myself. I have been doing it my whole life, when practically everyone else doubted me.   And I knew the only path to financial freedom and the Income, Lifestyle, Wealth, and Equity (I.L.W.E.) I wanted lied within myself.    At that pivotal moment, The Entrepreneur’s Source® was born.

I first thought of building a company like The Entrepreneur’s Source® when I worked as a business broker earlier in my career.   I had built a very successful career selling resale businesses to “ready, willing and able” candidates who possessed the confidence and capital to quickly buy in as owners.   Like other brokers, I initially only focused on the 5% of candidates who A) had the financial means; and B) were ready to buy NOW.  All traditional brokers loved those candidates because they meant easy deals and nice commissions.

But I always felt as if there was a major missed opportunity in the other 95% who brokers largely ignored.   People called us crazy, but we’ve always focused on the “dreamers” and “seekers” at The Entrepreneur’s Source® – the 95% seeking more education, awareness and discovery.    These folks, solely restricted by the “Franchise F-words,” are the true alternative career seekers who…

  • are trapped and frustrated in jobs going nowhere
  • have doubts about becoming self-sufficient
  • have many questions about the process, but no help finding answers
  • are convinced jobs are the only future for their careers

I believed there was an opportunity to help those people who were truly seeking education, awareness and discovery. They just weren’t ready to become self-sufficient right away before experiencing our coaching process to help them make one of the most important decisions of their lives. For over 33 years, The Entrepreneur’s Source has created a farm club of some of the most successful franchisees who received coaching that took them from Employment to Empowerment®!

This was my vision to help “The Forgotten 95%”:

  • apply no pressure encouraging them to make quick buying decisions
  • create a “one stop shop” for career alternative seekers
  • bring in experienced mentors, known as coaches, to educate clients
  • build strong relationships focusing solely on their client’s goals for Income, Lifestyle, Wealth, and Equity (I.L.W.E.), not quick decisions

I determined most alternative career seekers are really looking for someone to help them understand their options.   They need coaching to help them overcome their fears of transitioning from a conventional career to becoming self-sufficient.  My idea was to start the first pure coaching experience dedicated to guiding them along that journey every step of the way. Only then would they truly be able to enjoy a rewarding life of entrepreneurship.

Today, more than 30 years later, the relevance of what we do has reached an all-time high as demonstrated by 2016 being our highest revenue year to date! The Entrepreneur’s Source® (TES) has become North America’s leading business ownership and franchise coaching organization, with nearly 700 franchise companies who have partnered with us during that time.   We have worked with those franchisor partners to provide thousands of disengaged and disenchanted former employees opportunities that have helped them become self-sufficient business owners.

Our ability at TES to provide real, honest, one on one coaching guidance, as well as self-directed discovery and educational tools, online, such as “Start a Business Weekend,” or “Franchise Match,” help each of those disgruntled American workers determine if they are right for business ownership.   That’s why we’ve been successful for the last 30+ years…and we can’t wait to see who we can help next!

I am extremely proud that The Entrepreneur’s Source® is the only franchise coaching organization to take the time from the start to invest in a relationship with potential franchise owners – providing unbiased, proven and strategic advice, to truly help them in their quest to be successful entrepreneurs.

If you’re seeking an alternative career and would like to explore your options with The Entrepreneur’s Source®, get started today at http://www.franchisematch.com/.

 

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The Entrepreneur’s Source: Amazon Book reviewers have given “Your Career 2.0” 4.5 Stars

The Entrepreneur’s Source:  Amazon Book reviewers have given “Your Career 2.0: A Survival Guide for the Battered Career and Investor Syndrome” 4.5 Stars

The economy’s humming, the stock market is soaring… And yet 78% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. How can this be true?

  • A decade after the Great Recession, 3 in 10 Americans still haven’t recovered.
  • 66% of US employees report working at continuous high speeds or tight deadlines.
  • Over 50% US worker use their free time to meet their employer’s demands…. 10% do so nearly every day.
  • Nearly half of Americans don’t feel that they will ever reach their retirement goals.

Deep down you know it’s all true. In the post-recession economy, workers are still struggling to gain a foothold on their professional growth.

This is why “Your Career 2.0: A Survival Guide for The Battered Career and Investor Syndrome” was written by all of our career coaches at The Entrepreneur’s Source®, the nation’s number one resource for exploring alternative careers in franchising.

This book doesn’t “sugar coat” recognizing the path to self-sufficiency is filled with obstacles and challenges. “Your Career 2.0: A Survival Guide for the Battered Career and Investor Syndrome” will walk you through the whole process. It is written to support those who feel like they’re trapped in their jobs – from base-level salary employees to top executives.

Amazon Book reviewers have given “Your Career 2.0” 4.5 stars because of it’s honest, direct, clear-eyed examination of what any person can do NOW to make a game-changing career course correction.

“Your Career 2.0: A Survival Guide for the Battered Career and Investor Syndrome” will help you understand the underlying reason why 75% of American workers feel trapped and truly want to become self-sufficient

 

The Entrepreneur’s Source® celebrates National Read A Book Day - Click here to read the first two digital chapters of Your Career 2.0: A Survival Guide for the Battered Career and Investor Syndrome

 

“We want people to stop settling for the ‘New Normal’,” said Terry Powell, founder of The Entrepreneur’s Source, North America’s leading career and franchisee business coaching company. “We are dealing with a New Career Economy® domestically and worldwide where employment conditions have forever changed. “

Powell adds, “The days of long-term job security and a lifetime with one company are gone. Employers have been forced to get lean during these economic times, and the lesson they learned is that a smaller workforce can pick up the slack, and employees can do more than one job.”

Powell believes this book highlights the four key areas of self-discovery individuals must consider to help determine their best professional path:

  • Evaluate your Opportunities. Professionals driven to go from Employment to Empowerment® are recommended to create a checkpoint list of necessary desires. Outlining their expectations allows an individual to measure performance and set goals.
  • Assess your Strengths. “Your Career 2.0” will help you identify professional and personal strengths and weaknesses, and what opportunities best reinforce an individual’s value in today’s New Career Economy®.
  • Own a List of Clearly Defined Short- and Long-term Goals. Establishing desired Income, Lifestyle, Wealth, and Equity (ILWE) goals define the big picture and provides professionals with short- and long-term projects to work toward. “Your Career 2.0” will focus the reader on both short-term (Income and Lifestyle) and long-term objectives (Wealth and Equity). These ILWE goals creates a framework for long-term application while growing a successful career.
  • Accept Guidance and Support from Others. Somewhere along the line, accepting help seemed to become synonymous with admitting defeat. Not true! Life throws a million things at the average person, accepting the assistance of a trained professionals demonstrates confidence and strategic thinking. “Your Career 2.0” helps individuals better realize their goals by enlisting the help of a career transition coach or business coach.

In short “Your Career 2.0: A Guide to the Battered Career and Investor Syndrome” is all about helping potential entrepreneurs research, question, and explore alternative career options, with clarity, toward their next career move. A move which has the potential to help them zero in on their Income, Lifestyle, Wealth, and Equity goals.

Ask yourself this question: Are you ready to you find YOUR Career 2.0?   If so, it’s time to partner with a The Entrepreneur’s Source®, franchise coach, purchase Your Career 2.0, and get started on the path toward achieving your Income, Lifestyle, Wealth, and Equity (ILWE) goals.

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The Entrepreneur’s Source: How Wildly Successful is Start a Business Weekend?

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:

  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.

For example; Among the new exhibitors in July were:

Outback Guttervac – an Australian-based franchise company using a vacuum-based ThunderVac™ technology process to clean gutters more effectively.

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?

Here’s all you have to do to learn more about Start a Business Weekend® and sign up for the next virtual expo (October 26-28), 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 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/

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The Entrepreneur’s Source: Are you sick and tired of the Battered Career and Investor Syndrome

The Entrepreneur’s Source: Your Career 2.0: A Survival Guide for The Battered Career and Investor Syndrome: A Practical Road Map to Achieving Your Desired Income, Lifestyle, Wealth, and Equity Goals

Imagine this: You’re dozing in your seat as your jet taxis toward take-off, when the pilot gets on the P.A.

“Good afternoon, and thanks for flying with us today. We expect good weather on our trip to Los Angeles. However, we can’t seem to locate our flight plan and maps and air traffic control is unreachable, so we’ll just kind of be ‘winging it’ – no pun intended – to our destination. Looks like we’re Number 3 for take-off, so just sit back, relax…”

No! No! No!

You quit listening before “winging it” because you, along with several other passengers, are bolting for the emergency exits and screaming to get off the plane. “Winging it” is not how you want to get from Point A to Point B when you are thousands of miles off the ground!

Look:Trying to chart your own course through life can be just as dangerous without a map or help from mentors. Sure, you will succeed and fail on your own merits, but navigation aids can keep you on course toward your target goals.

Deep down you know it’s true. This is why “Your Career 2.0: A Survival Guide for The Battered Career and Investor Syndrome” was written by all of our career coaches at The Entrepreneur’s Source®, the nation’s number one resource for exploring alternative careers in franchising. Amazon Book reviewers have given “Your Career 2.0” 4.5 stars because of it’s honest, direct, clear-eyed examination of what any person can do NOW to make a game-changing career course correction.

 

This book will walk you through the whole process. “Your Career 2.0: A Survival Guide for the Battered Career and Investor Syndrome” first highlights the anguish of workers in the U.S. – from base-level salary employees to top executives – who feel like they’re trapped in their jobs.

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read:

  • 78% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck
  • A decade after the Great Recession, 3 in 10 Americans still haven’t recovered
  • 75% of American workers feel trapped and truly want to become self-sufficient

Can this really be true? YES! This is why countless American workers suffer from Battered Career Syndrome,” which the book uses to hold a mirror up to each reader:

  • Does this sound like you?
  • Do you feel like you’re trapped as well?
  • Do you think there’s no other way out? 
  • Do you hope the longer you stay in your very unhappy job situation, it MIGHT get better, some day?

“Hoping” is NOT a plan – it’d be like staying on that plane and hoping the pilots could blindly navigate the cluttered skies.

 

“Your Career 2.0: A Survival Guide for the Battered Career and Investor Syndrome” addresses exactly why so many American workers choose to remain in their “holding pattern.” They’re simply afraid to take that step, for many reasons. This guide doesn’t “sugar coat” recognizing the path to self-sufficiency is filled with obstacles and challenges. Our coaches call these the “F Words of Franchising: Frustration, Fear, Financial Constraints, Family and Friends.”

 

Think about this for example:

Frustration – you’re so beaten down by your “no growth job,” your frustration can be paralyzing to the point of never realizing there’s another path to real freedom.

Fear – it comes in many forms, but many suffer from fear of change, the unknown, and even fear of success.

Financial Constraints – many wonder how they can even afford to own their own business.

Family/Friends – yes, many well-intentioned family members and friends will point out the risks of owning your own business…all too often because they’re jealous and unwilling to take the necessary steps themselves.

“Your Career 2.0: A Survival Guide for the Battered Career and Investor Syndrome” doesn’t run from these “F Words,” but embraces them to explain how people can overcome them.   The book details where to find the dollars to invest in a business and how to tell friends and family about the greater risk of staying in a job which has no guarantees of being there tomorrow.

 

But here’s the problem: You’ve got the map in your hands, but what about a little extra encouragement to move out of your comfort zone?

So what’s the answer? What about a mentor who can offer their own insights and experience to help you on your journey to re-booting your career, just as they did? This what our career coaches do every day at The Entrepreneur’s Source®.

The book highlights the intense role of the career coach, from digging deep to find out if you want to become an entrepreneur and helping you uncover the true extent of your capabilities.  All of this while working hard to find the exact franchise fit for your skill sets and personality, without bias, or trying to drive a sale.

 

In short “Your Career 2.0: A Guide to the Battered Career and Investor Syndrome” is all about  helping potential entrepreneurs research, question, and explore alternative career options, with clarity, toward their next career move. A move which has the potential to help them zero in on their Income, Lifestyle, Wealth, and Equity goals.

Ask yourself this question: Are you ready to board a plane with a defined direction custom-built to help you find YOUR Career 2.0?   If so, it’s time to partner with a The Entrepreneur’s Source franchise coach, purchase Your Career 2.0, and get started on the path toward finding your franchise match at www.franchisematch.com.

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The Entrepreneur’s Source: 5 F-Words That Will Steal Your Chance to be Self-Sufficient

The Entrepreneur’s Source: 5 F-Words That Will Steal Your Chance to be Self-Sufficient.

If the pathway to self-sufficiency was free of obstacles and challenges, then everyone would take it. Unfortunately, obstacles and challenges do exist and they sometimes prevent individuals from taking the leap to business ownership.

When an individual starts to consider job opportunities outside of the standard, corporate 9-5 options, they will inevitably run into what The Entrepreneur’s Source calls the F words: Frustration, Fear, Financial constraints, Family and Friends. Today, The Entrepreneur’s Source examines these obstacles that may be holding people back from reaching their ultimate dream of self-reliance.

Frustration

Those who suffer from the Battered Career Syndrome know frustrations all too well: Feeling unappreciated in the workplace, staying in a dead-end job with no room for growth, not feeling inspired by the work they are doing. When examining frustrations, there are two different kinds: Healthy – the motivational kind, and unhealthy – the form that can become paralyzing. Regardless of if you’re suffering from the healthy or unhealthy kind of frustration, you can learn to channel your frustration by exploring your alternative career options.

Fear

Big or small, we all suffer from fears, but when it comes to fears associated with one’s career, these fears tend to become overwhelming and taxing. Most people worry about limited career options, if they possess transferable skills, keeping up with technology systems and the like. However, when deciding to move from Employment to Empowerment, the biggest fear most people encounter is the fear of self-employment. Other common fears include fear of change, fear of the unknown and fear of success. When an individual is able to recognize these fears and channel them to become motivation, then they truly will have the ability to overcome them.

Financial Constraints

Many people ward off the idea of investing in a business opportunity because they don’t think that they are financially able. However, what most people don’t initially understand is that there is an abundance of ways to finance a business and there are plentiful financing options available to small business owners and franchisees. However, no matter what financial state an individual is in, they will likely be able to find a financing option for their unique needs.

Family and Friends

Family and friends may be the most unlikely of sources that may hold you back from achieving your entrepreneurial dreams, but their holdup may be a reality for some. Whether an individual has the support of his or her friends in achieving their dreams may be the single most important factor whether an individual will eventually decide to leave their traditional career behind. Investing in a business opportunity is a risk, and this sometimes this may worry friends and family members that rely on an aspiring entrepreneur. However, it’s important to remember that staying in a stagnant career is also a risk, and friends and family members should be reminded of this as well.

An individual doesn’t have to experience all four of these obstacles to become debilitated in their ability to become an entrepreneurial, it just takes one. Realizing and being able to identify these obstacles exist is the first step in the process of trying to overcome them and ultimately reaching self-sufficiency.

Taking the leap from Employment to Empowerment is a big step, and you don’t have to do it alone. Alternative career coaches at The Entrepreneur’s Source can help guide you through the process of becoming a business owner. For more information about how an alternative career coach can help you move from corporate America to entrepreneurship, contact a coach today http://www.entrepreneurssource.com/contact.html

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