"Creating self-employment opportunities is not easy, and it is quite scary, especially for some of us who have enjoyed cushioned jobs, good pay and great benefits. However, it seems that there are no jobs that are secure forever and people find themselves in a crossroad; to look for another job or to start a business. The same happened to me. My coach from The Entrepreneur Source clearly displayed the difference in lifestyle and overall benefits of self-employment that motivated me to ask him to be my coach during the transition. His coaching approach and execution was exactly what I needed. I have learned a lot about business startup and franchising and most of my fears were removed after real life examples and solutions were presented to me. He made my transition a lot more fun and less stressful than if I tried to go through it on my own."
"Changes are not easy, but sometimes we have to make changes to achieve our desired lifestyle. I found that working with an Entrepreneur's Source coach was not only educational, but also comforting, based on his rich experience in his area. I hope that others who are looking to make a change realize the importance of the experienced coach to help them thorough the process."
"Transitioning from a 26 year life working for Corporate America to owning your own business is not an easy process. You probably have been thinking about this for a very long time as it was my case, but having the courage to actually do it is a different story. When the opportunity knocked on my door and I decided to take the leap, I had the fortune to meet my coach and count with his coaching and mentoring advice through the decision making process. My coaches' experience, structured approach and genuine interest, helped me rationalize this process by narrowing down my spectrum of alternatives to those that better fit my interests and aptitudes and provided me with a structure to analyze and evaluate those alternatives objectively."
"I finished the coaching process with peace of mind about taking the best possible path to provide the standard of living I wanted for my family. I only have one regret: If I had known the kind of support my coach would provide me, I would have made my decision to take the leap earlier..."
"After twenty+ years working in corporate Human Resource roles across multiple geographies I woke one morning feeling that I was no longer revved up to continue in the same rat race that I had chased for the last twenty something years. I had to find something more rewarding, more challenging, more engaging and more provocative than the day to day grind. I wanted to own my business but I didn’t know where to start. By chance I found Franchise Match, a site sponsored by The Entrepreneur’s Source, a coaching franchise whose purpose is to help individuals like me find a business opportunity that suited me. I was assigned to my coach who educated me through a discovery process of several businesses that he had specifically chosen for me based on my interests, earning expectations and lifestyle."
"My coach helped me through the Validation phase where I got to learn about my business options first hand. He taught me how to evaluate their ongoing operations through a series of guided phone interviews with existing business owners and ultimately helped walk me through the negotiation phase with the business that I had selected. I am on my way to what I know will be a successful enterprise. My goal is to build this business into multiple sites and into a very successful business. I couldn’t have done it without my coach or the Entrepreneur’s Source."
"I first met my coach when I was in transition after a long corporate career and considering the start of my own business. My coach brought with him a great amount of business knowledge and experience, which enables him to easily coach others. Throughout the process of considering a franchise he was always encouraging, thoughtful, thorough and patient. He kept the process moving forward, has a good sense of urgency, and even keeps things light with a great sense of humor!"
"Starting in November of 2013 I made a decision to leave Corporate America after 15 years of traveling and begin the process of pursuing a Franchise business to finish my career. The BEST decision I made during this process was jumping on board with my coach of The Entrepreneur's Source. I never knew what was involved in pursuing such a career and he did not lack a bit on any information that I needed or answers to questions along the way."
"After deciding to come on board with my coach, I found he was very extensive in finding the right fit for me. We narrowed down the possibilities and after he researched all of these Opportunities with me I finally chose my business. It was at that point where my coaches' knowledge of the franchising process really took off. From FDD documents, branding, marketing, HR, procurement and even financing. There was not one area that if I needed help that he wasn't there to offer and give insight on the methodology of the franchising business!"
"Thanks to my Entrepreneur's Source coach I have now had my business open for a little over a month and the learning process that my coach has given me during the past year with the plethora of knowledge that he possesses will in the future still be helpful. I would have to say if anyone out there is interested in becoming a franchise owner you WILL need a coach and at The Entrepreneur's Source you will not go wrong. I would also feel comfortable in saying that had I not came on board with my coach I would maybe still be trying to get my business off the ground."