More Than 500 Franchise and Coaching Executives Gather to Explore Leadership Strategies for Small Businesses and Franchise Companies

14th Annual AdviCoach(R) and The Entrepreneur's Source(R) Conference Produces Game-Changing Strategies That Will Inspire Teams and Drive Revenue-Producing Results

SOUTHBURY, Conn., Oct. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- More than 500 of North America's top franchise industry executives and business coaches came together September 29-October 3 at the 14th Annual AdviCoach® and The Entrepreneur's Source® Conference. The exclusive event, which was one of the largest industry gatherings of franchise executives and business coaching professionals, explored strategies that empower small businesses and franchise companies to grow more efficiently, thus stimulating the economy and job growth.

"Seeing powerhouse franchise executives and business coaching professionals pack the general sessions and expo floor, at all points throughout the week, was an exhilarating feeling for everyone involved. There was an undeniable energy and spirit enveloping the conference that all attendees carried back home with them," said Terry Powell, CEO of AdviCoach and CEO and founder of The Entrepreneur's Source. "The new initiatives and relationships established last week will undoubtedly play an integral role in the growth of the franchise and small business market for years to come."

Taking place at Fort Lauderdale's Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, the conference kicked-off with a keynote speech from David Mead, who works with Simon Sinek, the author of "Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action." The speech was followed by a franchisor appreciation night, recognizing some of the nation's leading franchise concepts for outstanding achievements in 2013.

The action-packed conference continued with educational roundtables, networking opportunities, and general sessions that were designed to generate thought-provoking ideas and strategies that will help individuals achieve their dreams and drive the engine of small-business growth. Career and business coaches from AdviCoach and The Entrepreneur's Source attend the annual conference to explore business strategies that will help propel their clients' forward and stay informed on the many franchise and business models available.

Franchise industry executives and business coaches also discussed tactics for strengthening programs that help individuals realize their potential in business ownership and franchising, including initiatives to support women in business, called WEBB Women Empowered by Business®, as well as initiatives to support veterans, called Veteran2Entrepreneur (V2E®). Attendees walked away with tangible, results-driven ideas as well as the new book authored by several coaches in The Entrepreneur's Source network, "Your Career 2.0: A Survival Guide for The Battered Career® & Investor Syndrome®," which will be released to the public in January 2014.

AdviCoach and The Entrepreneur's Source dominate the industry with a commanding 33 percent of the business coaching and consulting franchise market in North America. With more than 300 coaches collectively nationwide, both coaching brands are looking to expand their networks into new markets across the United States. Those interested in becoming a coach should visit or to learn about the franchise opportunities.

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About The Entrepreneur's Source®

The Entrepreneur's Source is North America's leading career and franchise Business Coaching Company dedicated to the entrepreneur, with more than 230 offices in the United States and Canada. Dominating the $1.5 billion Business Coaching/Consulting franchise market in North America, the company offers a full range of services to individuals seeking alternate career options and to franchise businesses looking to increase performance. For more information about The Entrepreneur's Source, please visit

About AdviCoach®

With more than 25-years of experience in business coaching, AdviCoach® is the premier source for business coaching and advisory services customized for small to mid-size businesses (SMBs). The AdviCoach business model is designed to empower SMB owners to increase the productivity and value of their businesses through unique coaching methodologies and the deployment of "Rapid Impact Strategies," ultimately reaching long-term Income, Lifestyle, Wealth, and Equity goals. Part of Franchise Source Brands International™, AdviCoach and its sister company The Entrepreneur's Source dominates the $1.5 billion industry with a commanding 33 percent of the business coaching and consulting franchise market in North America. For further information, visit