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The Entrepreneur's Source

2014 Franchise 500
#465
At a Glance

Products & Services: Franchise/business coaching and development services

Number of Locations: 162

Total Investment: $66.6K - $74.9K

Founded: 1984

Began Franchising: 1997

About The Entrepreneur's Source

The Entrepreneur's Source was founded by Terry Powell in 1984 and began franchising in 1997. The company's coaches offer education, coaching and resources for individuals interesting in business ownership. They also work with existing franchisees to help them grow their business. The Entrepreneur's Source is part of Franchise Source Brands International, which also franchises AdviCoach, Business partner Marketing Coach, Expense Reduction Coaching, Decor&You and DigiKids.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 157 4 0 1
2013 162 4 1 0
2012 204 6 1 0
2011 286 5 5 0
2010 269 7 2 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $66,605 - $74,855
Franchise Fee: $45,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5-15%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 15% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $199,000
Liquid Cash Available: $66,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. 15% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (95% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 5 days. Ongoing virtual training, mentor
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: PR

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #465 (2014), #413 (2013), #130 (2012), #296 (2011), #172 (2010),
Top Home-Based: #28 (2012), #95 (2011), #48 (2010),
America's Top Global: #107 (2012), #135 (2010),