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The Entrepreneur’s Source Reviews Employee Complaints That Are All Too Common

The Entrepreneur’s Source reviews employee complaints that are all too common (and how to solve them).

The hope of retirement is quickly becoming out of reach for millions of middle-class Americans.  With nearly half of all middle-class lacking confidence in their ability to save sufficiently for retirement, many individuals are researching new professional opportunities. Researching common career complaints, The Entrepreneur’s Source® has worked to provide workers with the tools necessary for going from Employment to Empowerment® and cure Battered Career Syndrome®.

Does this sound familiar?

Battered Career Syndrome® means being subjected to the frustration of turning to the next career path in the company you work for, and then being downsized, right-sized or let go, and then having to start over again,” said Terry Powell, founder of The Entrepreneur’s Source®. “It is when you find out your job has been outsourced, disappeared, or that the company has cut back. Battered Career Syndrome® is something that exists in a very large percentage of employment situations today.”



Let’s Get Started. Here are the Top Three Common Career Complaints:

  • 1)  Lack of communication.

Just like any relationship, a lack of communication between two parties can lead to disastrous results. The National Business Research Institute has found that a lack of communication between an employee and employer typically begins when a worker is afraid to speak up to managers for fear of retribution, which can be valid or not. Strong communication between an employer and employee is constantly evolving. Many organizations are still unable or unwilling to create the necessary processes and devote resources to developing this protocol.

  • 2) The absence of job security.

While the Great Recession has officially been labeled over by politicians and economic researchers alike, many professionals feel their jobs are still in jeopardy. Corporations are still laying off large groups of people, even entire departments or sending positions overseas.

  • 3) Decreased empowerment.

After facing layoffs and outsourcing, professionals in various industries are suffering financially and emotionally. The everyday grind can wear someone down. Empowerment is based on the concept of self-sufficiency.


So, what’s the answer?

People are no longer empowered by the predictability of yesterday’s traditional career path they have been on. Moving from Employment to Empowerment® is based on the idea that self-sufficiency can increase an individual’s morale, creating a happier life balance, according to The Entrepreneur’s Source® Founder Terry Powell and Brand Manager Tamara Loring.

The Entrepreneur’s Source® is dedicated to combating top career complaints and help professionals go from Employment to Empowerment®.

For more information about the New Career Economy® and how and individual can move from Employment to Empowerment®, contact an ESource coach at The Entrepreneur’s Source®.


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/.



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


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“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.