The Entrepreneur Authority and Veteran Franchise Centers Form Alliance with the International Franchise Professionals Group
Parlin NJ, February 1, 2016 — The Entrepreneur Authority (TEA) and Veteran Franchise Centers (VFC) announced its strategic alliance with the International Franchise Professional Group (IFPG), making the organization now 800+ strong.
IFPG is a leading professional association that brings together members of the franchise industry — franchisors, franchise consultants, coaches, lenders and attorneys. The Entrepreneur Authority and Veteran Franchise Centers have a team of well-seasoned and experienced franchise consultants which will be a great addition to IFPG’s already existing group of consultants.
The Entrepreneur Authority was founded by former Accenture executive, David Omholt, in 2002. Omholt has consulted and/or brokered for major franchise brands such as AAMCO, Charles Schwab, Denny’s, Great Clips, Potbelly’s, and Radio Shack, as well as hundreds of others in every industry segment in the US, Canada and Mexico.
Omholt and many of the TEA Consultants are Certified Franchise Executives (CFEs), the highest accreditation in the franchise industry. TEA is the only franchise brokerage network to ever win the Chairman’s Award from the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD), the largest trade association advocating for franchisees.
Additionally, Omholt serves as President and Managing Consultant of Veteran Franchise Centers (VFC). VFC is a service for veterans looking to learn more about the franchise buying process and military-friendly options in the market. All VFC consultants have many years of experience placing candidates into the right franchise concepts and are known and the franchise industry’s “dream team.”
The IFPG, founded in 2012 by entrepreneur Don Daszkowski, was formed to help franchise professionals communicate more effectively, network and collaborate with one another. All members of the group support the same goal —to create successful new franchisees.
IFPG members receive immediate access to industry experts, unprecedented networking opportunities and best-in-class professional education that includes virtual round tables and webinars on critical topics such as sales and development or marketing and PR.
“We are very excited to be working with David and his team at the Entrepreneur Authority and Veteran Franchise Centers. Their industry reputation is stellar and they were exactly what we are looking for,” said IFPG founder Don Daszkowski. Omholt agrees that the strategic alliance will provide a win-win arrangement for the organizations and positions both IFPG and TEA/VFC as the preeminent leaders in the franchise brokerage space. “The alliance makes sense from all angles and allows us to better serve our clients with an enhanced infrastructure and best-of-breed resources,” said Omholt.
About International Franchise Performance Group (IFPG)
The International Franchise Performance Group (IFPG) connects franchisors and franchise brokers and consultants to help facilitate the sale of franchises to deserving entrepreneurs. It also helps with the details involved with the sale of a franchise to a client —lending, accounting, attorney services, lead providers or anything else that may be required to sell a franchise to a franchisee.
About theEntrepreneur Authority (TEA)
Founded in 2002, The Entrepreneur Authority is a national network of franchise advisors that provide business “Talent Scouting” services to clients aspiring to own their own business or become investors in viable, proven and profitable concepts.
About Veteran Franchise Centers (VFC)
Founded in 2010, Veteran Franchise Centers is a service for veterans looking to learn more about the franchise buying process and options in the market.
Dickeys Barbecue Pit Announces Expansion Plans Within New York State, Adding Two Stores in Buffalo, NY
(Buffalo, NY) Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is expanding to Upstate New York with a development agreement just executed to open two new stores in Buffalo. Currently the closest Texas-style barbecue is over three hours’ drive away, and the new restaurants will provide a new Fast Casual concept to the city overflowing with wings and pizza. The first new location will open by the end of 2016 with the second opening in 2017. Location sites are in the process of being selected.
Theater for Kids, Business for Adults: Interview with Drama Kids CEO Doug Howard
Doug Howard: Today’s school systems are overloaded with standard testing requirements and are significantly underfunded in the creative arts. And yet many national studies from educational agencies consistently show that drama participation builds creativity, critical thinking, and collaborative skills that are necessary in college and for successful careers. Drama Kids fulfills a need by bringing its after school classes and summer camp programs into schools and community locations.
Interview with Neil Pritchard, Owner and President of The Resume Hut
The Resume Hut has earned its reputation through outstanding results and the quality of its work -- whether that work is an entry-level resume or a sophisticated CEO marketing plan.