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The Entrepreneur’s Source: Achieving the Impossible With the Help of “Mission Control”

Fifty years ago, America did the impossible… or at least what was believed by many to be the impossible. On July 20, 1969, 240,000 miles from Earth,  Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, landed on the surface of the moon.

“Houston,” Armstrong said. “Tranquility base here. The Eagle has landed.”  “Roger, Tranquility. We copy you down,” came the reply from Charlie Duke in mission control. 

The Apollo 11 lunar landing mission crew, pictured from left to right, Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin "Buzz" E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot.
The Apollo 11 lunar landing mission crew, pictured from left to right, Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin “Buzz” E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot.

Six hours later at 10:56 p.m. EDT,  Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon while a worldwide audience watched it unfold in real-time. How many different emotions did that audience of more than a half a billion feel do you think? Fear, excitement, awe, and triumph: I suspect all of them.

America is the leader in doing what many believe to be the impossible. How do we do it? It’s a combination of American ingenuity and our particular brand of drive! It’s that desire to blaze our own path — and to go places where others say we can’t. And if there’s anything we love here at The Entrepreneur’s Source®, it’s doing the thing that others say we can’t. Accomplishing the impossible. That drive is alive and well, and it can be found in the entrepreneurial spirit.

Thirty-five years ago, our Visionary Founder, Terry Powell, realized something important; something that has since changed thousands of lives for the better. As an entrepreneur himself, he realized that out of all the people that were interested in becoming self-sufficient through business ownership, only 5 percent were being helped along the path. WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER 95 PERCENT? They were written off as “tire kickers” that weren’t ready to move forward with cash in hand. Far too many people were giving up on their pursuit of the American dream way too soon. All they needed was a little guidance and education to help them along their road to success.

So, we ask you — What if the engineers and the astronauts at NASA had listened to the naysayers about putting a man on the moon? Lucky for all of us, they didn’t listen. Neither did Terry, and neither should you!

Terry’s vision became The Entrepreneur’s Source®, North America’s leading alternative career coaching franchise. For 35 years now, we’ve helped thousands realize that the “impossible” is actually pretty simple when you have someone to help guide you.

That’s what we do at The Entrepreneur’s Source®. Our alternative career coaches provide you with awareness and education and help you along your own path of self-discovery until you reach your own moment of clarity — that moment where you realize that your goals, needs, and expectations aren’t impossible, and you see the path forward to achieving them.

Those astronauts had the power of a Saturn V rocket to propel them forward; our seekers have their own powerful technology to turn to. Our exclusive Start a Business Weekend® is the nation’s largest online franchise business expo, allowing you to begin your journey from the comfort of your own home! Our exclusive FranchiseMatch® tool allows you to explore opportunities in just two minutes.

The Entrepreneur’s Source® is in the business of exploring possibilities. We are a group of coaches dedicated to helping people achieve their goals. You do it at your own pace. Shoot for the stars from a safe space.

So tonight, I encourage you to take a moment to look up to the night sky and imagine the courage it took for those brave men and women who landed those first men on the moon. They pursued their dream and ignored those who said it was impossible, and today we are all the better for it. You too can launch your way toward undiscovered territories. We know it can be uncomfortable to make a change, but it can also be exciting, awe-inspiring, and triumphant. And The Entrepreneur’s Source® offers you this guarantee — you will not be alone in your efforts to make the impossible/possible.

Are you interested in learning how you can become empowered with help from The Entrepreneur’s Source® family?    Get started by exploring your I.L.W.E – your ideal income, lifestyle, wealth and equity.



The Entrepreneur’s Source: The Life-Changing Connection

Branden Bowden is what we call a “seeker” here at The Entrepreneur’s Source® (TES). Bowden, a husband and the father of two little girls, believes that he always had the entrepreneurial spirit.

“I enjoy spending time with my family, and fishing and hunting,” says Bowden. “I wanted to do the things that I wanted to do, and not worry about asking for time off. And even though I worked very hard during the hours I was on the job, I just couldn’t come up with a profession where the pay would make up for the time I was trading.”

It’s a familiar problem. Every year, our coaches talk to thousands of seekers just like Branden. Many of them are seeking answers to the same question: how much does time lost with my family, my children, even myself, cost? Is this job worth it?

Branden’s TES coach, Debbie Seeman, says she’s seen the burnout before.

“Many of our clients come from a corporate culture that expects them to be available far beyond the typical 8–5 job. Many times, the expectation to exceed normal hours is not written, but is certainly expected, giving the individual worker far too little time with family.”

Seeman says when you add travel into the mix, you end up with burnout and troubled relationships.

“(Branden) and his wife were expecting their first child, and his inner values about being a good father and being gone most of the time did not mesh. He wanted to be able to plan his own schedule and include family time.”

Many would-be-entrepreneurs are scared of taking that first step. For Branden Bowden, the problem wasn’t fear. He’d taken risks before.

“Through the years, I started various business ventures and always seemed to hit a wall. I felt if I could see the framework of a successful franchise and just duplicate and implement the process, how could it go wrong?”

That’s the beauty of franchising. You aren’t wasting your time reinventing the wheel. Instead, you can focus on what matters most for your business, so you can have time to focus on what matters most in your personal life, too. Branden found The Entrepreneur’s Source online and made the life-changing connection.

“I remember the day Debbie Seeman called me. I was working a territory about an hour and forty-five minutes from home. Debbie introduced herself and asked me if I had a minute to tell her a little about myself.”

Bowden wasn’t sure about the process at first.

“She was building a profile of what my interests were, what my background was, things I liked, what things I didn’t like. With that, she was able to really cut through the time-wasting and get me in front of real opportunities,” Bowden says. “I do know that if she had just put another long list of possible franchises in front of me that I would have moved forward with anything.

Seeman says getting to know clients first is what sets The Entrepreneur’s Source® apart.

“We really strive to know our clients well before we begin to show them options. Probing to find out not only what would appeal to them in business, but finding out their goals, needs, and expectations for their whole life including family and faith, as well as goals and dreams they thought they could never make come true sets us apart.”

Seeman worked with Bowden through the entire process.

”She explained to me the process , the types of questions to ask, and things to look for. I know if I didn’t have her laying it out in front of me, I would not have become a business owner.”

Making the change wasn’t easy. It never is. But when you make the move from employment to empowerment, it’s worth it! Bowden eventually decided to go with Service Team of Professionals (STOP) a cleaning and restoration service.

“I started with just me and one truck, working out of my garage,” Bowden tells us. “I now have four employees, and I am in a commercial space.”

“The earnings potential is pretty well limitless at this point. I am busy. I do have to spend time away from my family just as I did before. But now, if I want to stay home and cook my kids breakfast, I can. On nice sunny days, if I want to cut out early to take the kids swimming, I do. I don’t just have weekends to choose from anymore.”

Bowden is the perfect example of the success you can achieve if you fight your fear and step out of your comfort zone.

“If you even think you can do it, pick a business, set a goal, and go for it! Put fears and negative people behind you and I know it will work out,” advises Bowden. “You don’t need a background in marketing, accounting, or business. There are people everywhere (with your franchise) that will help.”

Are you ready to find your franchise match, like Bowden?   Get started here – https://www.franchisematch.com/.


The Entrepreneur’s Source: Answering the Call for Independence

The Entrepreneur’s Source: Answering the Call for Independence.

Corina Mack and Amanda Hebert have a lot in common.

The two women are award-winning franchise owners with a leading hospitality talent acquisition franchise.   Both were also recently named co-Franchisees of the Year at the company’s annual convention this year.

And perhaps most importantly, both women used an alternative career coach working with The Entrepreneur’s Source® to help them get to where they are now.

The call of independence, to be their own boss, to determine their own future… was a call that Corina Mack and Amanda Hebert could not ignore.

Mack and Herbert were willing to take a look at what was just beyond the comfort zone of corporate America. Alternative career coaches with The Entrepreneur’s Source® (TES) – like those who helped Mack and Herbert – are dedicated to showing people the possibilities and the options that are out there; if you’re just willing to take a look and keep an open mind.

Corina Mack actually didn’t have to look very far. She was already in the field of talent recruitment and had already met and become friends with her TES coach, “I met Mike at one of the job fairs, and we became friends. After I was unexpectedly laid off, he was the first person I thought to call.”

“I came to Scot before I even really knew what he did,” says Amanda Hebert about her TES coach.  With concerns about the future of the pharmaceutical industry, Amanda was looking to realize a life-long desire to own her own business. Amanda says Cummin gave her the boost she needed to move forward. “He helped build my confidence. He always talked about empowerment, about controlling your schedule, controlling your destiny.”

Both women have used confidence to drive their businesses forward, not just meeting their goals, but exceeding them. The Franchisee of the Year Award goes to the Patrice & Associates franchisee that truly “exemplifies the company’s values.” That includes having a successful operation, supporting fellow franchisees, and keeping an overall positive attitude.

“I adore Amanda. She is actually someone I’ve worked very closely with and it’s pretty cool to be sharing the spotlight with her,” says Mack. For Hebert, it was an unexpected honor. “Especially to be named with Corina! She’s taught me a lot in the business, and I look up to her.”

Both TES clients went through the process, set their goals, and followed their dreams. It set the stage for a successful relationship with their coaches and with The Entrepreneur’s Source — and with their futures. “The Entrepreneur’s Source® definitely provided a level of guidance. I never would have found out about Patrice & Associates without them,” says Hebert.

“It’s no cost to you, so what do you have to lose,” adds Mack. “The Entrepreneur’s Source really opened my eyes to all types of opportunities.”

Declare your own independence this 4th of July by exploring your own possibilities.

If you’re ready to break free from the Battered Career Syndrome®, to go from Employment to Empowerment®, this Independence Day is for you. If you’re interested in learning how The Entrepreneur’s Source family can help you, get started by exploring your I.L.W.E – your ideal income, lifestyle, wealth and equity.


The Entrepreneur’s Source: Is Your Job a Battleground?

The Entrepreneur’s Source: Is Your Job a Battleground?  What kind of relationship do you have with your boss? When you walk in the door at work, does it feel like home or a battleground?

They’re valid questions you should be asking yourself because your answer could mean all the difference between happiness and destructive dissatisfaction.

For Marissa Frois, the answer is easy: work feels like family, and her “boss”, Visionary Founder Terry Powell, is her champion. She can’t imagine herself thriving to this degree in any other environment. “I started working here when I was in my early to mid-twenties, now I’m 32 and about to enter another exciting chapter in my life with a baby coming in early fall,” Frois says. “It’s interesting to see what I have accomplished both personally and professionally.  I don’t think I would have done any of it if I had worked in a typical corporate America environment.”

Blast from the past: When work feels like family

Frois was working her way through college in Southbury, Connecticut, when she first met Powell and was introduced to The Entrepreneur’s Source® (TES). Frois admits she “didn’t know a darn thing about franchising” but Powell knows a hard worker who grasps the entrepreneurial spirit when he meets one. Frois joined the TES team with a plan to put her psychology degree to work by helping thousands of people achieve their dreams.

“The degree helped me in the beginning,” Frois remembers. “It really is interesting to see the way people’s minds work. All TES career transition coaches have the same mission – helping individuals uncover and explore their Possibilities, Options and Dreams (POD).

“What I love most about TES is that we focus on the 75% of the adult population that has a strong, to very strong, desire to be self-sufficient, but really don’t know how to begin their discovery experience and might be a little reluctant to make a change.   We help those people with education, awareness, and discovery so they can reach a point of clarity and take control of their future.”

Helping coaches so they can successfully assist their clients is what Marissa Frois does best. “One of my primary goals is to help our franchisees with client engagement. We want them to be as successful as possible.”

Frois finds that a desire to help others is what drew her to The Entrepreneur’s Source® in the first place…and she believes it hasn’t changed over the years.

“The way we approach education has changed due to technology advancements, but our core values are the same. The message is the same, but we are finding unique ways to help our clients transition into their Career 2.0.  People really are wanting to take more of a self-directed approach. ”

Seekers (that’s those looking for a change, but who are unsure what it might be!) are finding exclusive TES tools, like Franchise Match® and Start a Business Weekend®, an invaluable step in their journey toward self-sufficiency. It allows them to explore the possible avenues towards their Income, Lifestyle, Wealth, & Equity goals from the comfort of their own home and at their own pace before taking that next step of contacting a career transition coach. With the help of technology and, eventually, an alternative career coach, your journey of self discovery can take you places you might not ever have imagined.

“One of the biggest things I say to people is to keep an open mind, especially during the education, awareness, and discovery stage.  You might learn about things you’ve never heard of before, and be willing to learn new things. You’ll get to that point of clarity, but you won’t if you are closed off,” Frois recommends.

Nearly a decade with The Entrepreneur’s Source® and Frois can say emphatically that she’s happy she never worked in corporate America.

“In corporate America, I feel like you’re just a number. I’ve never felt that one day here!” The glue that brings it all together is a company-wide belief in providing people with the tools they need to feel empowered and to succeed. “I love the entrepreneurial spirit and what you can achieve with it. The Entrepreneur’s Source® is home for me. It just feels right.”

Are you a woman interested in learning how you, too, can become empowered as part of The Entrepreneur’s Source® family?    Get started by exploring your I.L.W.E – your ideal income, lifestyle, wealth and equity.


The Entrepreneur’s Source: Entrepreneurship and the American Dream

The Entrepreneur’s Source wants you to take a moment to think about the American DreamWhat does that mean to you? Are you living it?

For a trio of siblings in Houston, Texas, the American Dream meant owning their own business and living life on their terms. But first, they learned some valuable lessons in the armed forces.

Chanel Jones and her sister Heather Labadie are both veterans. Their brother Seth Jones is still on active duty in the United States Air Force, at least for a short while longer. “Maybe in my teenage years I knew I didn’t want to do a nine-to-five for the rest of my life,” says Seth Jones. But Seth and his sisters did more than just dream about it. They took the initiative to make it happen.

The three siblings had considered starting a business, but it wasn’t until Seth connected with e-source coach Heidi Simos with The Entrepreneur’s Source, that the notion of franchising really started to sparkle! “Seth connected with Heidi through TAP,” Heather told us. TAP is short for Transition Assistance Program, a veteran’s employment initiative required of most personnel before separating or retiring from military service. “He had a follow-up phone call with her and invited Chanel and me. She explained the different avenues to becoming your own boss. We agreed at this time in our lives, we wanted to step into a system already set up.”

Sister Chanel took the most convincing, but she knew what her idea of the American Dream looked like. “We no longer want to be in a job just for a paycheck and no other fulfillment or enjoyment. We are very close and couldn’t imagine not doing this business venture together,” says Chanel.

The trio, dubbed “The Trailblazers” by their e-source coach, eventually decided on a Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies franchise. Part of the appeal: a discount for veterans. Many franchise companies are eager to attract veterans, and they put their money where their mouth is! Companies point to the high work ethic and the experience following systems that veterans bring to the table. Couple that with strong leadership and team-building skills, and you can understand why companies find veterans uniquely qualified. The Trailblazers agree.

“I think being a veteran has helped with thinking outside the box,” Heather added. “Also with being open to trying things once and seeing how we are able to improve for the next time.”

“We are taught to be flexible and how to interact with people from various backgrounds,” Chanel says. “We know how to follow instructions and be punctual. There are plenty of other traits the military has taught us that are reinforced constantly in this business process.”

For Seth, living the dream means looking within. “You have to really want it. Be prepared to go through some hoops, be patient with people, and remember to strive for that goal.”

Heather Labadie admits that entrepreneurship is hard work. She says when things got tough, their e-source coach was there for them. “Heidi was amazing! She was with us every step of the way, motivating us.”

“Heidi is invaluable to us,” says Chanel. “She was very much an integral part in us becoming franchisees. The process was emotional at times — exciting and scary. Heidi was there every step of the way. She was encouraging, and her calming disposition was exactly what we needed to venture down this path.”

Simos feels the same about The Trailblazers. “I admire, respect and appreciate our veterans, who have served our country and kept us safe. This was the first time I had the opportunity to work with three veteran siblings all under the age of 35,” enthused Simos. “They displayed a high level of professionalism during their discovery journey and followed our system to a “T.” I gained a lot of respect for these Trailblazers and was honored to have worked with such fine young people!”

Are you inspired by The Trailblazers to find your very own franchise match and start living the American Dream?   If so, get started at http://franchisematch.com/.