Congratulations to the 2012 Award Winners!
In the theme of the Business Olympians, we awarded a Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist in each category at this year's International Franchise Brokers Conference and Expo.
The categories and winners are listed below.
Rookie of the Year
Gold : Dan Friend
Silver : Kevin Roman
Bronze: Jim Neumann
Visionary of the Year
Gold: Anita Best – Work with Universities
Silver: Rich Helm – Tradeshow Innovation
Bronze: Jim Radloff – Associate Program
Top Producer of the Year
Gold: Sue Bennett – 45 Deals
Silver: Al Lesko – 22 Deals
Bronze: Gayle Sutton – 19 Deals
Broker of the Year
Gold: Al Lesko
Silver: Sue Bennett
Bronze: Andy Lamedman
Carnell Industry Leader of the Year
Gold: Al Lesko
Silver: Andy Lamedman
Bronze: Gayle Sutton
Trainer of the Year
Gold: Eric Riess
Silver: Larry Carnell
Bronze: Terry Sullivan
Business Opportunity of they Year
Gold: Naturals 2 Go
Franchise of the Year
Gold: Restoration 1
Silver: Service Brands
Bronze: Express Employment Professionals
Vendor of the Year
Gold: Tenet Financial
Silver: Greensfelder Attorneys at Law
Thank you so much for your votes in the ballot and a huge congratulations to the winners this year. It is a huge honor to be elected by your peers for these awards so congratulations to all the nominees and winners. We accept nominations for the awards all year long, so please email nominations to email@example.com.
Great new article from our 2012 Keynote Speaker- The Franchise King
Restoration1 has a Spirit of Determination - 2012 Platinum Sponsor
Andor started his life as a poor child from Hungry. He started with nothing. As he looked up to his parents and saw the struggle on their faces, he decided this was not the life for him. He knew there was more to it than this. He made a commitment to himself to do better, achieve more and become someone his parents would be proud of.
He came to America, the land of opportunity, 15 years ago. With nothing more than a spirit full of determination, he began to create his legacy. Each day he worked tirelessly towards building relationships with successful people, building his marketing and sales skills, and building his knowledge of business. Having seen his parents struggle to get by, he was no stranger to hard work.
After several years of observing business owners and working hard, he used the only assets he had, his mind and his spirit, to find a way to start a company. Within only 3 years, he was generating over a million dollars in revenue annually. To Andor, failure was not an option; succeeding was his only choice. Then he began to realize that he had done it. He had beaten the odds and created an incredible business. That’s when his next passion ignited.
Having overcome great trials and achieving so much so quickly, he became filled with a burning desire to give other people the opportunity and success he now had. He embarked on a journey to replicate his success so that other people who were full of determination would have something to be determined about.
He was in the business of restoration with a company called Restoration1. His model has been so successful that it has been overwhelmed with work and has had to add a truck a month in order to fill all the jobs. It is a business whereby the customer has experienced some disaster. Their property has been flooded, covered in mold, damaged by smoke or worst of all caught on fire. This is their asset, their home or their office, their property and the things inside it are all at risk. It is a very emotional and stressful time indeed.
The franchisees for Restoration1 know this. They come in and take all the responsibility of the repair and clean up, including dealing with the insurance company. They allow the property owner to feel relief. They base their business on an incredibly effective referral system. This is a customer of a trusted referral source and therefore the franchisee will do the best job for the property owner creating a perfect synergy for everyone involved.
You can always tell where a company will go by the leadership within it. When a person like Andor is leading this Franchise, nothing short of incredible things can happen. The proof is the victories that already have happened. Andor gets behind his people and gives them his gift of opportunity, but more importantly he gives them the gift of success.
Express Employment Creates Heroes- 2012 Gold Sponsor
Business owners are the true American heroes of our society. Think about what they do. They turn an idea into a way to provide a product or a service. They employ people to assist with the development, creation, distribution and sale of that product or service.
By employing people they are giving those individuals the opportunity to have shelter over there heads, to have a pantry full of food, to express themselves through clothing, to have luxuries like going to the movies, out to dinner and on vacations, to have the ability to speak to anyone in the world through the phone in their pocket and to be able to have instant access and knowledge to any possible subject they can imagine through their computer and internet connection. This incredibly abundant life started with a job.
As an employer, this is an exceptionally gratifying realization. Now imagine being in a business that is the employer for thousands of other businesses. Everyday your job is to put other people to work, giving them an opportunity for a quality life.
At Express Employment Professionals, they embrace a culture of success. With a massive state of the art building as their headquarters, they use the training centers throughout as incubators for successful franchisees. They train Express franchisees on the guarded secrets of business success. It is a logical formula that has been proven repeatedly throughout their 550 franchisees. After this intensive training and rehearsal stage for 3 weeks the franchisee leaves with appointments in hand and a confidence they never knew possible.
They return to their local office and begin meeting with willing sophisticated clients that need their help. They become a trusted advisor to Supervisors, Officers, HR Professionals and Mangers. They spend their days nurturing relationships with these clients and helping potential employees find security through a job.
The back office administration is made easy through the workload Express Employment Professionals corporate office takes on. Franchisees work business hours creating a sense of balance most business owners don’t have. They give the franchisee freedom to live a normal life with big earnings potential. The average franchisee in 2011 earned $4 million dollars in revenue, almost double (in the worst economy) from 2 years prior ($2 million in 2009).
With 29 years of experience, a track record of an 80% success rate and a culture that inspires people daily, Express Employment is a company that any potential business owner would love to be aligned with. They are rebuilding American and the people in it every day. Now is the time to join the Express Employment Family and start making a difference in your community, your country and your life. That’s what we call purpose.
Liquid Capital's Incredible Vision - 2012 Silver Sponsor
Liquid Capital was started with an incredible vision in mind. Three men came together to collaborate on a totally unique opportunity. With theToronto skyline as their view, they sat together brainstorming on all the ways they could help people achieve financial success.
They all had volumes of experience in the financial sector and had been wildly successful themselves. They knew from their experience how to turn money into more money. They understood the power of compound interest and how to invest with the lowest risk possible.
They imagined a world whereby people could easily access capital to grow their existing businesses. They envisioned an opportunity in which they could show people how to take their money and turn it into assets that continually generated more income. They imagined financial freedom for people. They wanted to change the world.
And collectively, these brilliant minds created what they envisioned that day. They created something so powerful, something revolutionary and something that offered the best gift to the world, financial freedom.
They created the Liquid Capital Franchise System.
The Liquid Capital franchise is the total package. It teaches its Principles how to let their money work for them. It shows them how to help people in their community achieve financial freedom. It opens the box of opportunity, so that entrepreneurs have a better chance of succeeding. It gives Principles true fulfillment in knowing the impact they had on the lives of the people they helped that day.
Principles are put into a business where they don’t have a lot to manage other than their relationships with Investors, Bankers, Financial Experts and Business Professionals. The back office administration is almost completely handled by corporate. Principles get to experience the best parts of business ownership without all the hassle.
This franchise is so revolutionary; the competition is minimal and fragmented. Liquid Capital has developed a finely tuned, proven system that allows it Principles to do what they do best, pamper quality clients and create daily financial victories.
With over 35 years of experience and over 70 Principles raving about this opportunity, now is the time to take advantage of this. The best franchises sell quickly. Join us in the vision to create financial freedom for yourself and those clients you will help daily.