The service sector of the economy is one of the few sectors that is growing and Color Glo’s franchisees are part of the growing mobile repair and restoration industry. The ability to service multiple markets including but not limited to; automotive, aviation, marine and recreational, as well as both commercial and residential gives franchisees a business with unlimited growth potential. Everyday brings new and ...
July 21, 2010Chris Wall
If you're interested in going into business for yourself, starting your own company or investing in a franchise, there is excellent news on the lending front. The Small Business Lending Fund Act -- HR 5297 -- is currently being considered by the Senate. The bill could mean some great things for current and potential entrepreneurs. This bill, if passed, would increase the maximum amount of both SBA 7(a) and 504 Loans, allow ...
July 20, 2010Chris Wall
Since 2006, SENIOR Magazine has successfully been bringing top professionals to its targeted, local-market readers, those 50 and older with middle-to-upper level incomes. About 70% of our production is direct mailed into the homes of middle to upper income baby boomers. It is no secret that these individuals make up one of the fastest growing segments of the population. They need and welcome quality ...
Interested in buying a franchise? It goes, almost, without saying that you need to research your options, do your due diligence and speak to professionals who can inform you of your upcoming investment. With any major investment or business venture there are an overwhelming number of steps to take and considerations to make. One of the first and best steps to take is to go to informational session. Many FBA members ...
We were lucky enough to welcome board member Eric Riess to the FBA offices on Monday. As always, meeting with Eric was a hoot and downright productive! We brainstormed on the upcoming second half of 2010, strategic partnerships, programs for our members, our annual convention (which will be here in just 3 months) and building the Association. We discussed the FBA website, Eric's upcoming trainings and the Franchise Development contest. So ...
Mel Cooksey joined us today to present Macro Business Capital. Mel truly has a sense for the difficulties of client financing in the Franchising industry. Macro Business Capital provides alternative methods to get your client funding giving brokers the confidence to provide strong investment opportunities for all, without financial discrimination. They also specialize in credit restoration, allowing them to stand ...
July 14, 2010Sabrina Wall
Networking is a key in building business these days. With most everyone hesitant about spending money, most importantly not wanting to spend unnecessarily or wastefully, building relationships is the best way to make your customers and clients secure in investing in your services. Networking allows you to meet members of your community, create mutually beneficial relationships and foster opportunities for referrals. Your connections know you, relate with you and trust you. When they, ...
July 8, 2010Chris Wall
Last night's Social Media Day event had an excellent turnout. Over 150 people RSVP'd and it looked like a majority of them were able to make it out. SPARK Brand helped organize the event, did some live blogging, and conducted some great giveaways (I so wanted those Rays tickets -- alas, I didn't win). SeaWorld was there giving away park tickets, with stiltwalkers and a steel band in tow. Most of the people I met last night ...
July 1, 2010Chris Wall
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June 30, 2010Chris Wall
The Franchise Brokers Association became business members of a local REIA (Real Estate Investors Association) group called CFRI (Central Florida Realty Investors) in March. We have been to many CFRI meetings over the last few months and have learned so much! At first glance the members are perplexed by our presence there. They say “Franchise Brokers Association? What does that have to do with real estate investing?” "Well, it has a lot ...
June 30, 2010Sabrina Wall