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
Great recommendations from The Steel Method: Via: The Steel Method
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
Social Media has become a cornerstone of marketing for any business. Entrepreneurs and start-ups can greatly benefit from using social media as it create buzz, spreads the word on your business, builds your customer base and creates an accessible information source and feedback platform for your audience. Whether it's monitoring your retweets, scheduling social media updating or making you more efficient in your efforts, there are some really ...
June 29, 2010Chris Wall
The Franchise Brokers Association teamed up with a new connections site called Bizilla during the IBBA’s convention in Orlando last week. Bizilla was the primary sponsor of the event. Bizilla’s operating partner, Hector Vasquez, is a colorful and outgoing individual. He was constantly pulling attendees into the booth, mingling, making friends and amusing others with his directness and style. Hector was able to find every big player in the ...
June 29, 2010Sabrina Wall
We recently exhibited at the Franchise & Business Opportunities Expo in both Atlanta, GA and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I was delightfully surprised by the outcome and results of each expo! There was such a wonderful mix of people, many were potential entrepreneurs looking for the next gateway that will lead them down a new path of success. They ranged from serial entrepreneurs with gobs of success in their wake to graduates fresh out ...
June 23, 2010Sabrina Wall
CertaPro Painters has registered for the FBA Convention! CertaPro Painters is North America's largest residential and commercial painting company. CertaPro offers their franchisees an affordable investment that requires few employees and low monthly overhead. Join us at the FBA Convention to meet CertaPro Painters with other great vendors and franchise concepts.
June 17, 2010Chris Wall
Investing in a franchise that allows you to work out of a home office has a great deal of benefits: Managing your own time, a casual environment, flexible schedule, low overhead, quick start-up. However, it is akin to any business or investment, it will take time, hard work, dedication and, before anything else, you'll need to do your research and due diligence. Via Inc.com, Issie Lapowsky addresses some of the ...
June 10, 2010Chris Wall
Yesterday, the FBA announced their co-sponsored, nationwide contest to award a franchise development package to one lucky entrepreneur. The services include legal services, branding & marketing, documentation of systems and operations, and coaching and training. Winner will be chosen based on several aspects of their concept. Have a business you want to turn into a franchise?!? Join us for a webinar releasing full details on June 21st at 2 pm EST. Learn who ...
June 3, 2010Chris Wall
Today marks 5 months until the FBA's Annual Convention. And here at the FBA offices we are eagerly working on plans and preparation for this year's event. The 2009 Convention was such a huge success; we had a great deal of accomplished consultants in attendance as well as various franchise and business opportunities. Last year we were fortunate to have BeneTrends as our Platinum Sponsor, and ...
May 20, 2010Chris Wall