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The Entrepreneur’s Source: Helping Everyone Live the Dream

The Entrepreneur’s Source: Helping Everyone Live the Dream. For 19 years, Judy Stoleson has been listening to the hopes and dreams of her clients. One day she had a realization: “I am living their dream.”

Judy is a coach with The Entrepreneur’s Source® and can remember when it was SHE who was going through the process of discovery. After years spent in the world of corporate accounting, and then more as the co-owner of a medical supply business, Stoleson, weary of the road, handed in her resignation.

“I was on the road constantly. I enjoyed the work I was doing, but there was so much traveling,” Stoleson says. “You travel and you lose contact. I really missed cultivating friendships. Luckily, my children were grown because I couldn’t have done it at all as the mother of small children.”

She considered looking for another job, maybe something that would require less travel. It was a mentor that made her think twice. “He asked me, ‘Why are you looking for employment? Look for a business opportunity instead.’”

That’s when Stoleson found herself sitting in the same seat as every one of her clients: she was working with an alternative career coach with The Entrepreneur’s Source® (TES). She knew she wanted self-sufficiency and she really wanted to set her own hours, but how?

For a moment, she considered investing in a transmission franchise, but realized that becoming an alternative career coach with TES offered her the two most important components she was looking for: 1) the opportunity to help other people toward self-sufficiency and 2) the opportunity to be a value in her community.

“That’s what we give our clients at The Entrepreneur’s Source® — the chance to compare all of their opportunities.” And for Stoleson, coaching was the way forward. “It was a lot of hard work at first. For the first two or three years, I hardly looked up. But it also allowed me to set my own hours. Today, it’s a delightful mix.”

Today, during meetings with her clients, Stoleson hears echoes of her own experience. “They almost always say, ‘I want to work with a business or product that is useful.’ Well, I understand that. I love small business. It’s the backbone of the American economy. It helps people and it creates jobs.”

The Entrepreneur’s Source® has been “helping people and helping create jobs” for 35 years now, and Judy Stoleson has been a part of almost 20 of those years. Beyond changes in technology, she doesn’t believe the company has really changed that much at all. “People haven’t changed. People’s needs, wants and desires haven’t changed. Things I learned during my training to become a coach haven’t really changed: The answer to what people want to do is inside them and we have the privilege of bringing that out of them.”

The great irony for Judy Stoleson is travel. At one time it was the catalyst that led her to resign from her job and begin a new chapter in her life, a chapter of self-sufficiency. Her discovery was realizing a desire to be in charge of her own schedule. Now that she’s in charge of her time, can you guess what Judy spends weeks doing every year? “Two weeks a year in Mexico doing mission work, Lebanon, India, Dubai, visiting family. It’s a beautiful life.”

“We’re in the business of encouraging our clients to dream and to fulfill their dreams,” says Judy Stoleson. As a new client begins their process of discovery, Judy will smile, knowing that their dream can become their reality… she is living proof.

Are you interested in exploring your own possibilities, options and dreams and building toward self-sufficiency, just like Judy?   Get started here: www.entrepreneurssource.com.

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The Entrepreneur’s Source Shares Tips to Escape the Battered Career Syndrome

The Entrepreneur’s Source shares tips to escape Battered Career Syndrome® in Multiple TV Features. Lori Tyll and Joe Barone from The Entrepreneur’s Source Spread the Word About Possibilities, Options, and Dreams

The Entrepreneur’s Source® (TES), North America’s leading alternative career coaching franchise, is providing workers with details on how to escape employment and embrace empowerment. Two leading voices with the career coaching franchise, Lori Tyll and Joe Barone, were featured during segments on highly-rated local TV newscasts.

The Entrepreneur’s Source® has been helping people across the country fulfill their dreams of business ownership for 35 years. As part of their year-long celebration, TES is renewing their mission to spread the word about escaping Battered Career Syndrome and helping you embrace your personal Income, Lifestyle, Wealth, and Equity goals.

Both Tyll and Barone provided viewers across the state of Connecticut with actionable advice designed to help them evaluate their Possibilities, Options, and Dreams.

In Norwalk, Connecticut, The Entrepreneur’s Source’s Lori Tyll talked about Battered Career Syndrome® with award-winning journalist Gwen Edwards on the set of “Our Lives” exclusively on News 12 Connecticut, a 24-hour local news service.

“Battered Career Syndrome® is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result… and it doesn’t happen,” Tyll explained.

Tyll shared with viewers her own, very personal story involving her husband, who spent his life grinding away at his corporate job, spending countless days on the road away from family, only to pass away on a plane on a return trip home. “It’s time to look at your career and start looking at what is out there for you,” Tyll strongly advised.

In Hartford-New Haven, Connecticut, TES Career Transition Coach Joe Barone visited the set of WTNH’s “Good Morning Connecticut”. He explained The Entrepreneur’s Source® process: “We have a process, a methodology and what we do is we get to know our clients really well. We dig deep into their goals, their Income, Lifestyle, Wealth, and Equity goals. We understand their transferable skills. More importantly, we help them understand the dangers, the opportunities and the strengths that they bring to the table and that they are experiencing. And hopefully, we can bring them from employment to empowerment by becoming a business owner in either in a business or a franchise opportunity.”

“The good old days of staying with one company for your entire career and expecting long-term job security are gone,” says Terry Powell, CEO and Visionary Founder of The Entrepreneur’s Source®. “There’s a good reason a majority of American workers feel trapped,” Powell says, “because what they really want is to become self-sufficient.”

For more information about The Entrepreneur’s Source® and overcoming Battered Career Syndrome®, 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 35 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 can help you go from Employment to Empowerment

The Entrepreneur’s Source can help you go from Employment to Empowerment.

Does this sound familiar: Wake up. Fight traffic. Work late. Drive home. Sleep. Repeat. For millions of people, this is a familiar routine. Now for some of those people, that routine works. But for many of them, there is a growing desire to break free.

How many times will you miss your daughter’s volleyball games because they happen on a weeknight and you just can’t make it from work? How often is your son the only scout without a parent at a weekend Family Camp because of your work pressures? How many times will you have to fight through the parental guilt and say, “I’m sorry,” and “I can’t”?

Finding that elusive work-life balance.

The fact is it’s hard to find a true work-life balance when you must do everything according to someone else’s schedule. It can be difficult to say yes to coaching your son’s little league team or being a part of your daughter’s karate carpool when your boss frequently walks in and asks you to stay late. Want to find a job with a flexible schedule? You might as well start searching for that proverbial needle in the haystack. Isn’t it worth looking into another way to work?

For over 35 years The Entrepreneur’s Source® (TES), the nation’s leading career transition coaching franchise, has helped provide tens of thousands of people with the answers and the opportunities they need to improve their lives.  Our process and coaches have helped people just like you leave behind the daily grind and take those crucial first steps toward FREEDOM. Your dreams don’t include sitting in an office, working your life away, while your family grows so used to your absences that they’re actually SURPRISED to see you show up for something!

Everyone is getting fed-up.

And it’s not just the baby boomer generation that’s gotten sick of the sacrifice. Millennials – that key demographic that now makes up more of the workforce than baby boomers and Generation X-er’s at many companies – are less likely to be “completely satisfied” than other workers in the following aspects of their job:

  • Vacation time
  • On-the-job-stress
  • Flexibility of hours
  • Chances for promotion
  • Relations with coworkers

And you want to talk about disengagement! A Gallup poll found that only 29 percent of millennials are engaged at work. In fact, only half of the millennials polled “strongly agreed” that they would be working at their current company in one year’s time.

The New Career Economy.

So, why this seismic shift? After all, many of those same polls will tell you these workers might not even be married yet or have any kids. Could it be that they are the first generation that saw their parents trade in their freedom for stability and thought, “That is NOT how I want to live my life!”

At The Entrepreneur’s Source® (TES), we call it “Battered Career Syndrome”. It’s the idea that you must keep the job you have at all cost, constantly sacrificing your family and your time. Baby boomers and Generation X workers are starting to feel it…but it seems like Millennials are catching on quicker because they were those very kids with the parents who always had to say, “I’m sorry. I can’t.”

Making a Change for the Better.

Breaking the cycle requires a lot of honesty, thought, and a willingness to step out of your comfort zone. Taking those first steps from employment to empowerment are not always easy, but they also aren’t as difficult as you might think. Most importantly, you can begin right from the comfort of your own home and it won’t cost you a single dime! 

The Entrepreneur’s Source® (TES) can help you on your journey of self-discovery.  Imagine the beginning of a new life in just two minutes. That’s all it takes with our exclusive FranchiseMatch® tool. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it’s free. It’s a five-step process that can help you discover options you never thought possible. FranchiseMatch.com® is a great place to begin your journey.

If you’re ready for your Career 2.0, visit our website and look around. There are a lot of professional resources available to you there. It’s the first step to breaking the cycle of the daily grind. We’re not saying it’s not going to include hard work.

There will be some late nights; but these tradeoffs will be YOUR decisions. The Entrepreneur’s Source® (TES) can help put you back in control of your own destiny.   And if you’re ready to get started finding your franchise match, get started at http://www.franchisematch.com/.

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The Entrepreneur’s Source on Stress: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The Entrepreneur’s Source on How to Take Control of Your Life and Win Back Your Freedom by Making Stress Work for YOU!

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before; a guy spends his entire life working his butt off at a company that doesn’t even begin to appreciate him, all so he can help provide his family with a great life. He works long hours and weekends, missing family dinners and sometimes, even vacations. Before you know it, he’s dropped dead of a heart attack with an inbox full of unread emails and unfinished projects stacking up like logs. Unfortunately, it’s a story we have heard one too many times and have named it the Battered Career Syndrome®.

The American Institute of Stress estimates that 75 to 90 percent of medical visits are stress-related.

According to Gallup’s 2018 annual world poll, people around the globe now report being more stressed, and worried than in any year since the survey began in 2005.s.

It’s gotten to be so bad they’ve even named an “Awareness Month” after it. Yep – April is National Stress Awareness Month. Of course, this is something we’ve known here at The Entrepreneur’s Source® (TES),the nation’s leading career transition coaching franchise, since 1984. That’s when we started helping people fight back against stress, by turning it to their advantage, so they could gain their freedom and start living life to it’s fullest. You see there are three types of stress: good, bad, and ugly. Let me tell you a bit about both of them.

The Good

The power of good stress changes lives. Good stress is what gives you the motivation to change your circumstances. Good stress is what kicks your butt out of your comfort zone and into a career transition that could put all those emails and deadlines from an unappreciative employer behind you. When you embrace Your Career 2.0®, stress takes on a different meaning.

The Bad

Bad stress is real! It’s a survival mechanism that is literally hardwired into our bodies. It kept the human race alive! But in today’s work world, those piles of emails and deadlines are what your bodies perceive as threats. It causes stress hormones to rush into your bloodstream which, while helpful in the short-term, may lead to increased heart rates, blood pressure, and glucose levels. Your digestive system and immune system are suppressed too, leaving you at increased risks for other diseases. So, where do you draw the line?

The Ugly

One bad day at work won’t be the end all, but what about a bad month? A bad year? At The Entrepreneur’s Source®, we call this “The Battered Career Syndrome®” a malady which affects many American workers.  The constant stress of possible layoffs, longer hours, and juggling added responsibilities due to down-sizing keep many American workers in a “holding pattern.” We have convinced ourselves that this never-ending stress is simply the “New Normal.”

Taking Charge

I’m not saying you won’t have stress; you will! But it’s stress that’s manageable because when you go from Employment to Empowerment®, you are in control. We teach you how to take control of your future and leave bad and ugly stress/Battered Career Syndrome® behind in our popular book, Your Career 2.0®: A Survival Guide for The Battered Career and Investor Syndrome®.

Let it inspire you to make your first step toward Your Career 2.0®. And here’s even better news: you can make those first steps in a stress free environment. Stretch out on the couch, heck, grab a beer if you want. It’ll take you five minutes to explore and compare best-fit career transition opportunities that will match your goals with The Entrepreneur’s Source®’s exclusive FranchiseMatch® tool. It’s a simple five-step process that will help you find the ideal franchise that will meet your personal goals, needs, and expectations.  Working for yourself can help you turn work stress around and help you get your life back.

Younger workers take note! You don’t have to be at the grind for 30 years to become disengaged. Before stress burns you out you could consider your own path from Employment to Empowerment®. The Entrepreneur’s Source® is your first step.

To get started on finding your Franchise Match today, visit http://www.franchisematch.com/.  

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The Entrepreneur’s Source: Tax-Crunch Time Has Arrived

Tax Day is just two weeks away and The Entrepreneur’s Source, the nation’s leading career transition coaching franchise, is here to offer some advice for those who would like to explore alternative careers but may be intimidated by small business taxes.

Tax time is never easy no matter what position you’re in. If you’re an employee waiting around for your W-2, or if you’re the boss that’s handing them out, tax time will have its own set of stresses for you.

Regardless of your tax knowledge, if you’re browsing through the pages here at The Entrepreneur’s Source®, then you’re probably already at least considering career transition. This may be your first time considering what it’s like to face the IRS as the head honcho. It can be a frightening thought knowing you’re responsible for determining which of the seemingly hundreds of different IRS forms you need to use and fill out.

So, where do you begin?

  1. Have a solid support team in place. If you work with an Alternative Career Coach during your exploration, then you know what your business strengths and weaknesses are. That’s why having a solid support team is vital. If you’re a great salesman but a lousy accountant, then by all means, invest in a trustworthy CPA to handle it for you! There are a lot of lessons to learn your first year as a business owner. You don’t want one of those lessons to be “How to survive an IRS audit!”
  2. Invest in solid accounting software. If your franchise system doesn’t already offer some type of accounting software, it’s a good idea to invest in one for yourself. Sure, it can be a pain to set up, but it sure beats that last minute scramble for receipts and data. If you are using a CPA, he or she will surely thank you!
  3. Prepare throughout the year. You’ve made the transition into business ownership and now you’re charting unknown territory. You may already be out of your comfort zone, so why add the pressure of trying to file taxes for your business all alone? It’s a good idea to meet with your CPA regularly throughout the year and make sure you’re on the right course BEFORE tax time hits.
  4. Change your mindset. You’re the boss now. This is Your Career 2.0. Part of that is realizing tax season isn’t ALL bad! Change your mindset to reflect your new role as business owner. Here’s the cool thing, the Trump administration recently passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – helping business owners secure more than 2.5 times the amount of tax cuts as employees.   Use those additional funds to re-invest in your company – rewarding great employees, buying new equipment, adding new features, etc.
  5. Education never ends. Now that you’ve got your new mindset in place, it’s time to make sure you’re educated. Part of being the boss is THINKING like the boss. That means being on the lookout for tax saving opportunities. Don’t know what to look for? Talk it over with your tax preparer, your franchise support service, or even other franchisees. Membership in a small business owners group in your community can be valuable in this department as well.

We all deal with change differently, but that’s where your career coach comes in handy. Your E-Source Coach will work to make sure you’re equipped to handle the career transition of your choice.

You’re starting a new business to fuel your own future, but you’re not all alone. Contacting a coach with The Entrepreneur’s Source® can help turn your dream into a reality…and help you avoid tax time nightmares by working with you to find your franchise match (get started now at www.franchisematch.com).

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