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The Entrepreneur’s Source Celebrates Small Business Saturday

The Entrepreneur’s Source Celebrates Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday was designed to celebrate and support independent business owners. Because this day of recognition is routinely held during the holiday season, most people think of it as an opportunity to purchase gifts and goods from locally-owned shops. Of course, not every business owner sells products that can be gift-wrapped. From fitness to education to marketing, many independent business owners sell services instead.

At The Entrepreneur’s Source® (TES), North America’s leading alternative career coaching franchise, we are fortunate to work with a number of potential and new business owners as they strive to achieve their Income, Lifestyle, Wealth and Equity dreams. As such, we think that Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to highlight service-based business owners too, and we are excited to salute the following TES-placed business owners:


Jonathan Seitz

More than two years ago, Jonathan Seitz approached coach Julian Reid to explore alternative professional paths, which led him to Crestcom. Crestcom offers in-person management, leadership and sales training programs, which were an ideal fit for him based on his skills and interest inventories. Having found a professional path that offers fulfillment, Jonathan is a true example of small business owner success. He has recently launched his sixth unit franchise in seven months and was awarded the annual Crestcom President’s Award.


David Tabb

Millennials are the up-and-coming business owners of our workforce, bringing new skills to the table and exploring alternative ways to align work/life goals. David Tabb offers an excellent example of this. He recently worked with coach Joe Barone to franchise Welcomemat Services through which he helps local businesses connect with homeowners who are new to the area. Since July 2012, David has become a tremendous business and community leader in South Florida. His Welcomemat accolades range from Rookie of the Year, Trainer of the Year, Franchisee of the Year Runner Up, and the Welcomemat Falcon award for his year-over-year growth, and he continues to expand upon these initial successes.


Michelle and Lawrence Smith

Some people dream of controlling their own destiny but aren’t sure how to make it happen. Lawrence and Michelle were one such couple. Despite being on separate continents throughout the planning process, they leveraged the coaching support of Nancy Norton and dove into opening 9Round in 2014. Today, their kickboxing and fitness franchise is thriving. They are already entertaining the idea of expansion and are excited to involve their children in creating a true family-owned business.


There are many paths to small business ownership and each person who pursues the dream should be celebrated for their hard work and accomplishments. As we approach Small Business Saturday, we hope that you’ll take time to investigate small businesses of all shape and sizes. Who knows —  you may just stumble on one that empowers you to shift your career path and achieve your lifestyle dreams too.

For more information on The Entrepreneur’s Source® and all of the tools the company provides franchise seekers, please visit http://www.entrepreneurssource.com/about_us.html.


The Entrepreneur’s Source Hosts Start a Business Weekend Nov. 17 – 19

The Entrepreneur’s Source® (TES), North America’s leading alternative career coaching franchise, will host the last Start a Business Weekend of 2016 THIS WEEKEND – Thursday, November 17 – Saturday, November 19 (from 10AM-7PM all three days).   Start a Business Weekend® , one of many self-paced, online franchise discovery tools created by The Entrepreneur’s Source, is the nation’s largest ONLINE franchise and business expo with 150 different opportunities to explore and educational webinars to attend right from your smartphone, PC or tablet.

According to Terry Powell, The Entrepreneur’s Source® Visionary Founder, hundreds of franchise seekers will attend Start a Business Weekend® and learn more about the possibilities, options and dreams business ownership will open up to them.

“Franchise seekers rave about Start a Business Weekend® because it gives them the opportunity to explore over 150 different franchise systems and attend more than a dozen LIVE webinars with keynote franchising leaders,” says Powell.   “This is truly a one-of-a-kind event – a virtual trade show committed to educating hundreds of people on the benefits of business ownership.   We’re excited to host our final Start a Business Weekend of 2016 and can’t wait to help all attendees find the right franchise for them.”

Here’s what attendees can access during 2016’s penultimate Start a Business Weekend® (Thursday, November 17 – Saturday, November 19):

  • All attendees can participate in Start a Business Weekend® from 10AM – 7PM all three days.   This event is sponsored by more than 100 business coaches who are part of The Entrepreneur’s Source coaching network – celebrating 32 years in business in 2016.
  • 150+ franchise brands will be showcasing their franchise opportunity via virtual trade show booths.   These booths will provide attendees with a video on the franchise, a breakdown of costs and requirements, and other important details about the franchise.
  • More than a dozen keynote speakers will lead educational webinars introducing Start a Business Weekend attendees to franchising, funding options that are available and describing the benefits of empowering themselves through informed and effective franchise business ownership.
  • And all attendees can learn more about Start a Business Weekend by following the Start a Business Weekend Facebook Page and signing up to attend the event.

If you’re interested in signing up for Start a Business Weekend® , please visit https://startabusinessweekend.com/.

For more information on The Entrepreneur’s Source® and all of the tools the company provides franchise seekers, please visit http://www.entrepreneurssource.com/about_us.html.


The Entrepreneur’s Source Honors David Tabb with Client of the Year Award

Welcomemat Services franchisee David Tabb was recognized as The Entrepreneur’s Source’s (TES) Client of the Year last month at the company’s 17th Annual Conference hosted at the Marriott Harbor Beach in Fort Lauderdale. David received the award because he has experienced tremendous success after his TES coach, Joe Barone, helped him find his ideal franchise match with Welcomemat.

“The relationship between David Tabb and Joe Barone truly showcases the powerful impact of The Entrepreneur’s Source,” said Terry Powell, Visionary Founder of The Entrepreneur’s Source.  “A few years ago, David and his wife Michelle chose to forego a down payment on a house to invest in a business.   In order to make a more informed and confident decision, David sought guidance from The Entrepreneur’s Source and was paired with Joe Barone.   Barone helped David understand the power of his possibilities, options and dreams and ultimately helped him find an excellent career alternative with the Welcomemat Services franchise.   And the results speak for themselves – it’s a perfect match!”

Since launching his Welcomemat franchise, David has grown his business steadily and become a South Florida business leader. Through the years, David has received multiple awards for his success, including Welcomemat’s Rookie of the Year, Trainer of the Year, Franchisee of the Year Runner Up and the Welcomemat Falcon award for year-over-year growth. In fact, David has been so successful he was recently named a Welcomemat Regional Facilitator – helping existing owners in his region and working with new owners in the area to establish their business.

David’s excellence has been recognized by his community as well. He is the Board Chair for the Greater Hollywood YMCA Advisory Board, contributes as a board member for Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk, and is also a chairperson for several local business groups including Biz Perks, BNI and Power Partners. He also won the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year.

According to David, he attributes his success to passion and hard work and credits Barone for the pivotal role he played in his transition to entrepreneurship.

“It was an honor to be named Entrepreneur’s Source’s Client of the year,” said David. “I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today without my coach Joe Barone and The Entrepreneur’s Source.   Joe helped me uncover possibilities, options and dreams I had never considered and helped me find a franchise system that was a perfect fit for me and my family.   I am proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish so far with Welcomemat Services and I know the best is yet to come.   Thank you, Joe and The Entrepreneur’s Source!”

For more information about how you can find your ideal franchise match with The Entrepreneur’s Source® and FranchiseMatch®, please visit www.franchisematch.com.


The Entrepreneur’s Source Celebrates Success of 17th Annual Conference

The Entrepreneur’s Source® (TES), North America’s leading alternative career coaching franchise, hosted their 17th Annual Conference from Sunday, September 18th, 2016 to Sunday, September 25th, 2016.   This year’s theme, “The Power of We,” was representative of the conference’s purpose as the largest private annual gathering of franchise brands and coaches – to inspire effective and profitable collaboration between all attendees.

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“I am so proud of the awards, announcements, and franchise success stories we were able to celebrate during this year’s annual conference,” said Terry Powell, Visionary Founder of The Entrepreneur’s Source. “Most specifically, I am inspired by the success of our coaches that was highlighted exceptionally well throughout the conference by a series of awards and videos. I loved seeing powerful examples of the impact we make at TES as our coaches were honored for helping franchise brands grow by matching them with passionate franchise seekers who fit their franchise family. I applaud our coaches, our franchise brand partners, and our home office for the best conference to date!”

Every year since the first conference in 1999, hundreds of the leading minds in franchising have gathered for The Entrepreneur’s Source Annual Conference.   During the conference, over five hundred TES coaches and franchise brand representatives met to discuss their business concepts and determine how to best introduce the franchise to seekers as they conduct their due diligence process.

This meeting-of-the-minds has proven so powerful that the conference has grown each year of its existence.   And according to the numbers, the 2016 Annual Conference was the most successful yet.   Consider the following:

  • A record number 550 of franchise executives, coaches and staff members attended The Entrepreneur’s Source Annual Conference at the Marriott Harbor Beach in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Compared to 2015, 75% more TES coaches were recognized as members of The Entrepreneur’s Source “Six Figure Club.”
  • And there were so many new faces as there were 20 new coaches and 130 franchise brand partners in attendance.

“We’ve been helping people change their lives and realize their dreams of effective franchise ownership for more than 30 years,” said Powell. “And it’s such a dream come true to me to be able to see how our franchise model has helped our coaches thrive as business owners themselves when we gather for the conference each year.   I’m looking forward to next year’s conference already!”

For more information about The Entrepreneur’s Source franchise opportunities, please visit http://www.theentrepreneurssource.com/discovery/.