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The Entrepreneur’s Source Franchise Coach Success Story: A New Chapter, New Challenge for “Retiree”

Americans are redefining aging! Getting older used to mean retiring from your decades-old career, maybe spending a little time puttering around your house, maybe playing some golf, and generally just figuring out what retirement looks like for you.

But today, people toting AARP cards are deciding to zig rather than zag and The Entrepreneur’s Source® (TES) is helping them do it. Americans are living longer, are more health conscious, and considering the ups and downs of the economy, are still looking to build upon their income, lifestyle, wealth, & equity goals.   Few retirees are looking to work a 50-hour work week, face daily commutes, and return to the daily grind. Older workers, rather, are redefining retirement, and our Alternative Career Coaches are helping them write the next chapter.

Rick Weaver is a great example. After working as an executive for 50-plus years in the Detroit area, Rick found himself at a crossroads. At the age of 64, many people are looking to wind down; but Rick was starting a whole new adventure.

“To be honest, when my last position ended, I did not give any thought to retiring. I enjoy working and helping people whether it is brightening their day or helping them find hidden talent.”

Rick considered taking another shot at the day-to-day corporate grind. “I tried to find another position, but my wife and I have always dreamed of owning our own business, so we began to examine the possibilities.”

It was during a trip to Yosemite National Park, surrounded by the majestic beauty of raw nature, where the silence from society beckons thoughtful reflection and contemplation that Rick received a sign.

“Suddenly my phone rang. In the tranquility and remoteness of that park, cell phones are not much good other than for taking pictures. Yet, suddenly, my phone rang,” Weaver says. It was Career Transition Coach Greg Manzer. Stunned that the call had gone through, Rick and his wife took it as a sign.

Manzer and Weaver began the process. “For us, this is about an education, not a sales process,” says Manzer. “As long as the person on the other end of the phone is open to possibilities, this is about providing them with access to information they wouldn’t otherwise get.”

With TES, clients set the pace. “Ultimately, if they are open to exploration, they are going to get to a point of clarity on whether or not business ownership is right for them ,” says Manzer. “It doesn’t cost anybody anything other than investing time in education, awareness, and discovery.  In Rick’s case, he quickly realized where he wanted to go. He knew what he wanted, and he went for it.”

For Rick Weaver, he trusted The Entrepreneur’s Source process… and his coach. “Over his career, he (Greg Manzer) developed his communication skills which allow him to listen with true empathy.”

As Manzer got to know Rick, a couple of things began to stand out. “Rick is a family guy, and he really wanted the flexibility to spend time with them. He’s also a people person. He truly likes people and helping them.”  Rick decided on a business in the professional services industry. “Rick knew his strengths, and he knew the business would be a good fit for him,” Manzer says.

“Now I feel I have personal value in my work. I am loving the business and can see the impact it can have on others. Best of all, I can enjoy being involved in the business today and will have continued pleasure when I step back into the role of absentee-owner,” enthuses Weaver.

The Encore Career trend is rising, and franchising can offer the perfect fit for those looking to the future. At TES, our coaches work with clients, taking them on a discovery process that ultimately provides a point of clarity — a point where the best way forward ultimately presents itself.

“The Entrepreneur’s Source® has a great process,” Rick says, “and with people such as Greg taking the time to so actively listen, they have the processes for success.”

Is retirement in your near future? Would you rather “zig” while everybody else “zags”? Rick Weaver says go for it! “If you still have the passion to work with others, want to figure out problems utilizing what you have learned and yearn for challenging situations in which you can resolve issues… then keep going!”

The Entrepreneur’s Source® can help. Contact us for a one-on-one with an alternative career coach today!

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The Entrepreneur’s Source Names Susan Scotts 2018 Coach of the Year

The Entrepreneur’s Source Names Susan Scotts 2018 Coach of the Year. Making Dreams Come True: TES Celebrated Scotts with Prestigious Award at Annual Conference

The Entrepreneur’s Source® (TES), North America’s leading alternative career coaching franchise, named Florida-based alternative career coach Susan Scotts as the recipient of their prestigious Coach of the Year Award. The announcement was made at The Entrepreneur’s Source’s 19th annual conference held September 28 – 30 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The Coach of the Year award goes to the coach who:

  • Best exemplifies the qualities and spirit of The Entrepreneur’s Source.
  • Fosters strong client-coach relationships by embracing their role as a sentinel of their clients’ dreams.
  • Demonstrates their belief in possibilities by helping their clients look at options they typically would have prematurely dismissed.
  • Gives back to the system and fellow coaches.
  • Embodies the mission and values of our organization.

Susan Scotts takes great pride in helping people discover their personal potential by helping them pinpoint the key components that contribute to overall happiness and satisfaction with life.  The Entrepreneur’s Source calls that your I.L.W.E. — Income, Lifestyle, Wealth, Equity.

“Susan talks the talk AND walks the walk,” says Terry Powell, the Visionary Founder and game changer of The Entrepreneur’s Source. “Before she became an e-Source coach, Susan was suffering from what we call Battered Career Syndrome herself. She was working long hours, she had little time off for herself and her interests, and there was little opportunity for vertical advancement. Just like so many of the seekers who reach out to us at TES, Susan felt years of frustration herself. I believe that’s one of the many reasons she is so effective as a TES coach.”

Scotts says she chose to work with The Entrepreneur’s Source because she wanted to be a part of their success. “The TES coaches were well-informed, and their clients were always highly engaged.”

Along with realizing her own dream work schedule right from her home office, Scotts’ work as an eSource coach has allowed her to take time off to help care for her mother, to travel, and enjoy hobbies such as tennis. But Scotts says all of that still doesn’t match the feeling of helping others achieve their dreams, especially her veteran clients who are transitioning out of the military. “One of my clients sent me a note which I keep on my desk to this day that said, ‘Thank you for changing my life! You’re changing the world one person at a time!’”

If you have a desire to help others attain their dreams, while building your own income, lifestyle, wealth, and equity as an alternative career coach with The Entrepreneur’s Source, it’s as simple as taking that first step. You can get started now by visiting www.coachingisbooming.com for more information.

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 more than 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 Names Marianne Daley 2018 Client of the Year

The Entrepreneur’s Source Names Marianne Daley 2018 Client of the Year. Life after Layoff: TES Coach Mark Larsen Helps Daley’s Dreams Come True

 The Entrepreneur’s Source® (TES), North America’s leading alternative career coaching franchise, named Maryland-based entrepreneur Marianne Daley the 2018 recipient of their prestigious Client of the Year Award. The announcement was made at The Entrepreneur’s Source’s 19th annual conference held September 28 – 30 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Daley is the Owner/Educational Director of Abrakadoodle of Howard County, Maryland. Abrakadoodle offers art classes, art camps, and art parties for children ages 20 months to 14 years old. As the owner of this exciting franchise, Daley doubled her programs and revenues in just one year of ownership. Daley says it’s a great feeling being in control of your own destiny. “This career change is what I was meant to do with my life. I’m a happier and healthier person and look forward to working every day!”

Daley’s e-Source coach, Mark Larsen, with The Entrepreneur’s Source, says she’s successful because the business is a great fit for her strengths and her interests.

“She was determined to demonstrate that she was going to do great things,” said Larsen. Daley had just been through a layoff after 30 years with her prior company. Larsen says Daley’s skill, along with a healthy dose of an “I’ll show them” attitude, propelled her toward resounding success.

Terry Powell, Visionary Founder and game changer of The Entrepreneur’s Source, says Daley embodies the philosophy embraced by TES and all alternative career coaches.

“Marianne Daley was employed for 35 years — now she is empowered, and there’s a big difference there,” said Powell.  “With the help of her e-Source coach, she realized that self-employment through franchising was the way to move forward. After all, if you’re going to work hard to make a dream come true, make sure it’s YOUR dream you’re working on and not someone else’s!”

Along with taking on her own franchise, Daley also helps the Abrakadoodle corporate headquarters, leads a regional owners group, and still finds time to give back to her community. Daley started the Art for All program at the Homewood Center, part of the Howard County public school system. The students at Homewood Center struggle with a variety of challenges, from autism to depression and anxiety. The program was such a success, Homewood Center signed a collaborative agreement with Abrakadoodle to implement an arts education program.

Daley gives many thanks to her coach, Mark Larsen, and The Entrepreneur’s Source system.

“Mark was a phenomenal coach. He had systems and tools to help me figure out where I excelled as well as helping me decide what I DIDN’T want. He never pressured me to make a quick decision and always encouraged me to take my time,” Daley says.

If you have a desire to help others attain their dreams, while building your own income, lifestyle, wealth, and equity as an alternative career coach with The Entrepreneur’s Source, it’s as simple as taking that first step. You can get started now by visiting www.coachingisbooming.com for more information.

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 more than 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 Celebrates Success of 19th Annual Conference

The Entrepreneur’s Source Celebrates Success of 19th Annual Conference. Transitioning from Employment to Empowerment – the Largest Private Gathering of Franchise Brands and Coaches

The Entrepreneur’s Source® (TES), North America’s leading career transition coaching franchise, hosted their 19th Annual Conference from Friday, September 28th, 2018 to Sunday, September 30th, 2018.  The conference took place at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The conference is the largest private gathering of franchise brands and coaches.

“It’s so easy to get caught up in the day to day operations, that you don’t always hear all of the wonderful success stories of the impact we are having on people’s lives out there,” said Terry Powell, Visionary Founder and game changer of The Entrepreneur’s Source. “When all of these people are gathered together, and you hear all these fantastic conversations about how many lives have changed for the better through the power of self-employment, it’s very inspiring to say the least.”

The annual TES conference allows some of the best minds in the world of franchising to come together to share ideas, provide education, and bring the enthusiasm, including all TES team members and hundreds of TES coaches, franchisor partners, and resource partners. The conference is the time when TES recognizes coaches who have made a significant impact over the previous 12 months leading up to this annual event. It truly is a time to applaud those that are impacting the shift from employment to empowerment through self-sufficiency.

The Entrepreneur’s Source has helped tens of thousands of people at a career crossroads explore their options and take control of their lives. Alternative career coaches use TES’s unique coaching methodology of education, awareness, and discovery to help clients learn about possibilities  ideally suited for the life they seek for themselves and their families.

Using exclusive FranchiseMatch® and I.L.W.E. methodology, e-Source coaches help people turn their dreams into reality. At the conference, amazing TES coaches were recognized in categories such as Top Performer, Coaching Excellence, Rising Tide Award, Marketing Trendsetter, and Coach of the Year.

“One of the most exciting areas of growth to come out of this year’s conference was the impressive improvements we’ve seen in our Six Figures Club,” Powell says. “We recognized 47% more coaches into this amazing club than we did last year. That’s 47% more of our coaches that are not only making their clients’ dreams come true, but their own dreams as well.” The Six Figures Club is for coaches who had gross revenue in the $110K – $500K range.

The Entrepreneur’s Source 2018 conference was not only a hit for the attendees in Fort Lauderdale, it was a social media hit as well. Hashtags such as #TESCONF2018 accompanied hundreds of social media posts, with attendees sharing their excitement with a global reach.

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 more than 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: Three Ways To Take Advantage Of A Virtual Expo

Originally Published in Forbes, 10/4/18: Three Ways To Take Advantage Of A Virtual Expo. Written by Terry Powell, Visionary Founder of The Entrepreneur’s Source.

If you’ve ever been to a trade show or industry conference, you may have walked away thinking that it was a decent experience. It had exactly the type of information you needed. But at the same time, it would be nice if you could accomplish the same thing without spending a fortune and having to travel to the event, and then walking the floor for hours, wondering where and how to get started.

This is where the value of a virtual expo comes in. It’s exactly what a conventional expo or industry conference is, except you visit it from the convenience of your computer, laptop, phone or tablet.

It’s a trend that has been growing over the years. Numerous organizations and associations have virtual expos. My company has been running one multiple times a year since 2013. Earlier this year, our largest to date featured nearly 200 national franchise exhibitors who showcased their opportunities to thousands of people interested in investing in franchises.

But even while attending a virtual expo, it’s important to make sure you’re fully present in the conference while balancing work and life. Here are three ways to do so.

• Don’t let it pull you away from your day to day. The value of virtual expos isn’t just the information that you collect (though that’s important). It’s that you can get the same thing you would at a real-life expo — information and contacts — while making it fit your own schedule.

Take advantage of the fact that you don’t have to spend time and money traveling, buying new clothes, staying in a hotel or boarding your pets. Use that extra time and money to spend on your business, perhaps even implementing what you’ve learned. And if you’re attending a virtual expo on the weekend, don’t let it pull you away from spending time with your spouse and kids.

• Network as efficiently as you can. Virtual worlds really are worlds. Even in a virtual expo, you have the chance to interact with people. Many virtual expos have group text chat rooms you can utilize, where you can network with other professionals simultaneously, as well as video chats where you can have real-time, face-to-face interactions with the people running the booths.

This is invaluable for any business leader. Networking is crucial to growing a business, whether a startup or an established firm. When running our virtual expos, I’ve certainly met many terrific people and future clients who ended up giving me ideas and inspiration.

But if you do too much networking, that can often lead to not working. Make sure you’re networking efficiently.

• Use them to get your feet wet. If you’re just getting experience in an industry, rather than spending hundreds or thousands of dollars and then realizing that it isn’t an area of business that you want to explore, you can attend a virtual expo and have nothing to lose. You can also use it as an extension of the online research you’re probably already doing. The companies and organizations that have set up these virtual expos have spent a considerable amount of resources making sure that it offers as much as their real-world counterparts.

Really, in the old days, before virtual expos started to become mainstream, you had plenty of viable excuses not to attend a trade show in person. You didn’t want to sit in the middle seat on an airplane. You couldn’t get away for a few days. You couldn’t find a babysitter. That may be the best thing about the rise of virtual expos: There are no good excuses not to attend one. By implementing the tips above, the barriers have been removed, and the virtual doors are always open.

Interested in attending a virtual event? Sign up now for Start a Business Weekend®! It’s happening this week, November 8-10. It’s the largest Franchise Virtual Expo of its kind in the country

Start a Business Weekend® offers thousands of people their own opportunity for personal renewal: leaving behind their Battered Career Syndrome® to become a franchise business owner, and to have more control over their professional destiny. For three days, individuals will be able to directly connect online with more than 180 franchise companies, as well as experienced, successful coaches from The Entrepreneur’s Source® (TES), to help guide them through the process at no cost.

Attendees have the opportunity to explore franchise businesses by visiting virtual exhibit halls where exhibitors from home healthcare, to food services, to automotive, will have booths set up to share information with them.

Not only that, but participants can hear from many industry thought leaders and hear about business trends, markets, funding, and small business opportunities inside a virtual auditorium. If somebody misses a particular speaker, no problem! We will have these keynotes on-demand, as well as literature ready to be downloaded at the attendees’ convenience.

This week’s keynote speakers, will offer thought provoking, timely topics including: “Demystifying Entrepreneurship: Why Small Business Ownership Offers Real Financial Freedom”; “Knowledge is Power: How to Fund Your Franchise”; and “Why it’s Time to Make a Change and Go from Employment to Empowerment®”.

To ensure this is a true “personal experience” for the attendees, each will have their own coach assigned to them by The Entrepreneur’s Source®. This is a “value add”, providing resources and education for the Start a Business Weekend® attendees looking for more guidance. These dedicated, yet unbiased, coaches work to provide education, awareness and discovery for the prospective franchisees’ through the TES Discovery Process, helping them determine if business ownership is even a fit for them. The coaches will also help the participants really capture a vision of what their Income, Lifestyle, Wealth, and Equity goals are now, and what they could be, by taking an alternative career path.

The Start a Business Weekend® event has become the gold standard for helping the new breed of business owners gain key information, insights, and initiative to be confident in owning their own business.

If you’re interested, sign up for Start a Business Weekend® here – https://startabusinessweekend.com/.

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