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Going for the Green

A love of golf and prior sales experience put a franchisee right on course.

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This story appears in the May 2007 issue of Start Up.

When executive recruiter Rob Frnka first began considering business ownership, he thought of starting a recruiting business. But then he came across an ad for LTS Leaderboard, a franchise that hosts golf tournaments. "The idea of work that relates to something you enjoy seemed like a really neat idea," says Frnka, 36. Ultimately, he chose his love of golf over his experience in recruiting and opened his Dallas location in March 2004.

The LTS Leaderboard franchise offers an electronic scoring system for charity and corporate golf events. A digital leader board displays players' scores--staying accurate and up-to-date with score cards that can be scanned--along with pictures and videos from the tournament, as well as logos and messages from the sponsors. Frnka likes that the business not only involves his favorite pastime, but also offers him the opportunity to help charities.

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