SOUTHBURY, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than 550 of North America’s top franchise industry executives and business coaches came together September 27 – October 2, 2014 at the 15th Annual AdviCoach® and The Entrepreneur’s Source® Conference. The largest private Expo in North America, this exclusive industry gathering of franchise executives and business coaching professionals explored strategies that empower and stimulate small businesses and franchise growth; examining innovative processes of efficiency, effectiveness, communication style, and rediscovering founding principles of business in order to continue to revive the economy and bolster further growth and success.
“Our exclusive conference is filled with business coaches and franchise executives who have the utmost passion and respect for one another’s endeavors. The new relationships, ideas, strategies and constructive discussions that were fostered throughout the weekend garnered takeaways that could not have been generated in any other gathering,” said Terry Powell, founder of AdviCoach and The Entrepreneur’s Source. “The intangibles from the conference will undoubtedly play an integral role in the growth and success of small businesses as well as the franchise industry for years to come.”
Hosted at Fort Lauderdale’s Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, the conference highlights included:
- A keynote speech from Billy Riggs, a motivational speaker and author of “Replace Your Grand Illusions with Grander Realities: Shattering the Glass Ceilings That Limit You, and Unleashing the Truths That Make You Soar!”
- The second annual franchisor appreciation night, recognizing some of the nation’s leading franchise concepts for outstanding achievements in 2014.
- An update from the International Franchise Association about the economic impact of franchising state by state.
- Educational and inspiring speeches, networking opportunities, and general sessions that were designed to generate thought-provoking ideas and strategies that will help individuals achieve their dreams and drive the engine of small-business growth.
- A first look at a well-known national frozen yogurt chain’s newest franchise brand, planned to launch later this year.
Alternative career and business coaches from AdviCoach and The Entrepreneur’s Source attend the annual conference to explore business strategies that will help propel their clients’ forward and stay informed on the many franchise and business models available. Further topics of discussion examined how to take companies and franchises back to their foundations, exploring the interdependent relationships within a company and between franchisees and franchisors, as well as understanding best practices in communication.
Franchise industry executives and business coaches also discussed tactics for strengthening programs that help individuals realize their potential in business ownership and franchising, including initiatives to support women in business, called WEBB Women Empowered by Business®, as well as initiatives to support veterans, called Veteran2Entrepreneur (V2E®).
AdviCoach and The Entrepreneur’s Source dominate the industry with a commanding 33 percent of the business coaching and consulting franchise market in North America. With more than 300 coaches collectively nationwide, both coaching brands are looking to expand their networks into new markets across the United States. Those interested in becoming a coach should visit http://www.advicoach.com/join-our-team.aspx or www.theentrepreneurssource.com to learn about the franchise opportunities.
About The Entrepreneur’s Source®
The Entrepreneur’s Source is North America’s leading alternative career coaching franchise dedicated to the entrepreneur, with more than 200 offices in the United States and Canada. Dominating the $1.5 billion dollar Business Coaching/Consulting franchise market in North America, the company 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/.
With more than 30-years of experience in business coaching, AdviCoach is the premier source for business coaching and advisory services customized for small to mid-size businesses (SMBs). The AdviCoach business model is designed to empower SMB owners to increase the productivity and value of their businesses through unique coaching methodologies and the deployment of “Rapid Impact Strategies,” ultimately reaching long-term Income, Lifestyle, Wealth, and Equity goals. Part of Franchise Source Brands International™, AdviCoach and its sister company The Entrepreneur’s Source dominate $1.5 billion industry with a commanding 33 percent of the business coaching and consulting franchise market in North America. For further information, visit http://www.advicoach.com/.