Congratulations 2014 Award Winners!

 

The FBA would like to extend a heartfelt Congratulations once again to all of our award winners!

 

Broker of the Year

Ken & Amy Elias - Winner

Ken & Amy Elias - Winner

Al Lesko - Silver

Al Lesko - Silver

Vicky Tade - Bronze

Vicky Tade - Bronze

Top Producer of the Year

Andy Lamedman - Winner

Andy Lamedman - Winner

Al Lesko - Silver

Al Lesko - Silver

Anita Best - Bronze

Anita Best - Bronze

Visionary of the Year

Cheryl Chiasson - Winner

Cheryl Chiasson - Winner

Al Lesko - Silver

Al Lesko - Silver

Gayle Sutton - Bronze

Gayle Sutton - Bronze

Rookie of the Year

John Naylor - Winner

John Naylor - Winner

Alex Hildenbrandt - Silver

Alex Hildenbrandt - Silver

Louis Gragnano - Bronze

Louis Gragnano - Bronze

Trainer of the Year

Al Lesko - Winner

Al Lesko - Winner

Todd Weiss - Silver

Todd Weiss - Silver

Eric Riess - Bronze

Eric Riess - Bronze

Vendor of the Year

Benetrends - Winner

Benetrends - Winner

Zoracle Profiles - Silver

Zoracle Profiles - Silver

Business Opportunity of the Year

Naturals 2 Go - Winner

Naturals 2 Go - Winner

 Franchise of the Year

Caliber Patient Care - Winner (tie)

Caliber Patient Care - Winner (tie)

CertaPro Painters - Winner (tie)

CertaPro Painters - Winner (tie)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Express Employment Professionals - Bronze

Express Employment Professionals - Bronze

Feeling Lucky? Then get ready to sail away with our Gold Sponsor, Cruise Planners!

cruise-planners-logoCruise Planners has generously offered a fabulous getaway for one of our Brokers!

The winner will have their choice of a 5-night Royal Caribbean “Explorer of the Sea” cruise to Cozumel and Nassau or a 3-night all-inclusive stay at the Capri Riviera Cancun resort!

To be eligible for this drawing you need to:

  1. Be a practicing franchise broker in good standing.
  2. Register for conference, pay for your admission, and attend the conference.
  3. Be present at the conference when the winner will be announced.

So what are you waiting for? Register today!

Cruise Planners Franchise is the cruise franchise ranked #1 in the industry and #44 in the world. Your clients can own a franchise business they actually enjoy working! Cruise Planners – American Express Travel is a low-cost franchise opportunity which yields high returns. No travel experience is required. Their home-based business model is a family of over 900 franchise owners and is one of the largest, privately owned, nationally recognized, and continually awarded travel franchises in the country! They have experienced double digit growth over the last 10 years!

Check out their cutting edge virtual brochure for more info:
www.cpfranchise.com

FASTSIGNS - Platinum Sponsor!

FASTSIGNSThe FBA is so excited to have FASTSIGNS as the Platinum Sponsor at our conference this year!

FASTSIGNS® Within Your Print Shop – put the strength of the FASTSIGNS brand to work for you! Benefits of a FASTSIGNS Co-Brand include: Turn non-productive square footage into revenue generating space for only $10,000 down! Provides a great fit with your existing B2B customers and increases your average transaction with new products. “Drop-in” layout fits into as little as 400 square feet of your existing business. Creates a competitive advantage over others in your category. Expand your business model by Co-Branding with an industry leader. Your Store. FASTSIGNS Support.

Last year, FASTSIGNS® won the award for “Franchise of the Year” and it’s not hard to see why! FASTSIGNS® is a recognized leader in the sign industry with over 560 franchised units in six countries — the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Australia (operating under the SIGNWAVE® brand). Our per-store gross sales average is the best in the industry by far. In addition, their franchisee satisfaction has never been greater! FASTSIGNS® was recently recognized as #1 in Business Services and #5 overall in Franchise Business Reviews Annual Top 50. FASTSIGNS® is a World Class Franchise and a Certified Franchise Broker Incentive Partner.

Visit them at booths 1 & 16 to learn more!

Express Employment Professionals - Silver Sponsor!

Express Employment ProfessionalsThe FBA s so excited to have Express Employment Professionals as one of our stellar Silver Sponsors for Conference 2014!

Express Employment Professionals has experienced enormous growth during the first three quarters of 2014, adding an amazing 59 new franchise owners to our family! This growth has been in large part due to your support of our franchise model, and we have decided it’s time to give you a little incentive!

Beginning on October 1st for any consultant who refers a candidate to us in one of our targeted markets, and that candidate attends our Discovery Day before December 31st, 2014, Express will pay the consultant a bonus of $2,500 for their candidate attending Discovery Day! This will be in addition to the referral fee of $26,000 you will receive if your candidate is awarded the franchise, that is a total of $28,500 in commissions!

Express also is still running our Free Lease Promotion for new franchisees. This promotion gives our new franchisees the opportunity to save up to $30,000 during their first year of operation, by Express Headquarters covering their monthly office lease space expenses of up to $2,500 a month!

But act fast both of these promotions will be expiring on December 31st, 2014! You can find a listing of territories that qualify for the Consultant Bonus Commission below.

California

Washington D.C. (NW)

Illinois

Florida

For more information on the Express Franchise Opportunity please visit us at www.ExpressFranchising.com

Cruise Planners is a Gold Sponsor!

CPAMEX_FRANCHISE_AIYS_4COLORThe Conference Planning Committee is excited to announce that Cruise Planners Franchise is now a GOLD SPONSOR for the 2014 International Franchise Brokers Conference & Expo! But that's not all! They want to send one lucky broker on an exotic getaway!

Cruise Planners Franchise will be giving away a FREE TRIP to one lucky broker during this year's conference! The winner will have their choice of a 5-night "Explorer of the Sea" cruise to Cozumel and Nassau or a 3-night all-inclusive stay at the Capri Riviera Cancun resort!

To be eligible for this drawing you need to:

  1. Be a practicing franchise broker in good standing.
  2. Register for conference, pay for your admission, and attend the conference.
  3. Be present at the conference when the winner will be announced.

So what are you waiting for? Register today!

Cruise Planners Franchise is the cruise franchise ranked #1 in the industry and #44 in the world. Your clients can own a franchise business they actually enjoy working! Cruise Planners - American Express Travel is a low-cost franchise opportunity which yields high returns. No travel experience is required. Their home-based business model is a family of over 900 franchise owners and is one of the largest, privately owned, nationally recognized, and continually awarded travel franchises in the country! They have experienced double digit growth over the last 10 years!

 

Conference Exclusive CFB Courses!

Get Your CFB!

The Certified Franchise Broker program is the ONLY certification designed for franchise brokers and consultants. At this year's International Franchise Brokers Conference and Expo, November 10-12, 2014, Orlando, FL we are offering 6 exclusive CFB courses which will only be available during conference! And, best of all, there is NO additional fee for these courses! All 6 courses are included in your conference registration fee.

This creates a huge savings, protects your business from liability, and gives you major credibility with your clients. Don't miss out! As our consultants become more seasoned, we are providing trainings at the conference to cater to their refined knwoledge. These trainings are designed to not only give you credit towards your CFB designation, but also to take your consulting to the next level of professionalism, efficiency, and profitability.

Here are the 6 exclusive CFB courses being offered this year:

If you are a new broker, the good news is that senior brokers will be in attendance, so this is a perfect opportunity to make some contacts and learn from each other. The CFB courses wil be a great benefit to you as well. The time is now and the resources are here, so take advantage of them!

Your Chance to Win FREE Leads!

Leads are the lifeblood of your business!

At this year's International Franchise Brokers Conference & Expo, taking place on November 10-12, 2014, in Orlando, FL, you could win FREE leads!

Franchise Help will be giving away a FREE 50-lead pack to one lucky broker. To be eligible for this drawing you need to:

  1. Be a practicing franchise broker in good standing.
  2. Register for conference, pay for your admission, and attend the conference.
  3. Visit Franchise Help's table at the conference and sign up for the giveaway.
  4. Be present during the Tuesday Awards Lunch when the winner will be announced.

That's all folks!  See you there and good luck! Brokers, register here!

PrideStaff - Silver Sponsor!

PridestaffThe FBA is so excited to have PrideStaff as one of our stellar Silver Sponsors for Conference 2014!

PrideStaff is a professional full service staffing company that provides temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct hire staffing services. Staffing is one of the top ten fastest growth industries in the nation and has been for over a decade. It is predicted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to create the most new jobs over the next ten years!

Forbes named PrideStaff as a leading provider in 2011, only five firms were recognized out of 7,200 staffing agencies nationwide. We at PrideStaff believe staffing excellence is built on two fundamental principles;
client service and quality job candidates Achieving “Best of Staffing” in both the Client and Talent categories places PrideStaff solidly in the top 1% of the staffing industry based on quality service. What this means… PrideStaff has a passionate and loyal client base!

 

It's All About the Relationships!

They say it takes seven touches to win a sale. It takes the same repetition to build a relationship. Spending 2-1/2 days with franchisors and other brokers will help you get those seven touches and start the long-term partnerships more quickly.

Spend time nurturing relationships you've already created and focus on meeting those members and franchisors you haven't encountered yet.

We have new franchisors and new brokers with an amazing set of talents. Do not miss this opportunity to meet and connect with them at the 6th Annual International Franchise Brokers Conference & Expo, taking place on November 10-12, 2014, in Orlando, FL.

The FBA's purpose is to foster collaboration and teamwork in the franchise consulting industry. Meeting and networking with others in the industry can only lead to mutually beneficial opportunities!

Each year, the FBA holds the only industry-wide conference to bring together the most active and engaged brokers and consultants to network, learn, and discuss relevant industry topics. Our conference is THE event to meet other consultants and forge relationships, partnerships, and opportunities.

Brokers, register today!

Exhibitors, register today!

 

Color Glo - Bronze Sponsor!

Color GloThe FBA is so excited to have Color Glo as a Bronze Sponsor at the conference this year!

Color Glo® has developed and provides exclusive proprietary products and patented methods which are today providing their franchises a quality of life most people can only dream of. They have developed a strong team approach to assuring your success in business. By forming this “dynamic partnership” with each of their franchises they are positioned in these billion dollar markets to grow well into the future. Auto dealers and furniture retailers are but two of the numerous industries they are serving. Their skilled technicians worldwide, renew, and extend the service life of any fabric indefinitely, with their proprietary environmentally safe water-based restoration system. Color Glo® International is able to repair and clean a variety of problems with leather, vinyl, velour and most fabrics.