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 ...
July 15, 2010Chris Wall
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 ...
July 15, 2010Chris Wall
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
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