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Chip Meyers

Chip Meyers

The Entrepreneur's Source

 

As a Franchise Owner and Coach with The Entrepreneur’s Source I help people clarify their income and lifestyle goals and learn about alternatives outside of the world of corporations.
Our tools are Education, Coaching, and Knowledge of opportunities around the country. I prepare you to explore the possibilities and discover options you may have never considered!

Britton Schroeter

Britton Schroeter

Dream Maker Franchising

 

Widely accepted as one of the top franchise consultants in the United States, Britton helps you figure out how to do what most people only dream about. ​Britton has spent more than 25 years as a franchisee, entrepreneur, franchise executive, and franchise consultant working for and owning franchises such as Kiddie Academy® Childcare Learning Centers, Molly Maid®, Sylvan Learning(SM) Centers, and SYNERGY® HomeCare.
​Britton has captured her franchise expertise as author of a top-selling book on entrepreneurship titled, The Franchisee Workbook. Britton will teach you the tools and techniques to help you find your ideal match far beyond your expectations.

Christopher Johnson

Christopher Johnson

First Citizens Bank

 

Chris has worked in banking and lending for 18 years and has held various positions throughout his career and holds a degree in Accounting. He resides in Haymarket, VA with his wife and three children.
As an SBA Lender we work with small businesses in order to define appropriate solutions to their financial needs through the use of Small Business Administration loan programs such as the 7A.

Tom Dufore

Tom Dufore

Big Sky Franchising

 

Tom DuFore is the founder & CEO of Big Sky Franchise Team. He is an author, seriel entreprenuer, franchisee, and host of the “Multiply Your Success” podcast. Big Sky Franchise Team is an award-winning consulting firm specializing in helping growth-minded entrepreneurs franchise their business. Big Sky and its consultants have advised more than 600 clients, including Jamba Juice, Two Men & A Truck, Matco Tools, and many others.

Tom values building others up, whether it’s an owner looking to franchise their business or members of his team. His leadership focuses on treating people with respect, encouraging them to be their best, and always learning. He seeks to live out his company’s purpose to “Inspire and Foster Greatness” through its three core values: Win-Win Relationships, Professional Excellence, and Continuous Improvement.

Tom has an undergraduate degree in business management and an MBA. He is happily married with three wonderful children.

To contact and learn more about Big Sky Franchise Team: https://bigskyfranchiseteam.com/

Mike Goddard

FranChoice

 

Steven Cooper has 25 years of benefits consulting and pension administration experience. He was the first to evangelize the essential exit strategy that popularized the ERSOP(TM) Plan. Beginning in 1999, he successfully marketed the concept to franchisors and business brokers. In 2001 he coined the term “ERSOP (Entrepreneur Rollover Stock Ownership Plan)”.

Mike Goddard

FranChoice

 

Steven Cooper has 25 years of benefits consulting and pension administration experience. He was the first to evangelize the essential exit strategy that popularized the ERSOP(TM) Plan. Beginning in 1999, he successfully marketed the concept to franchisors and business brokers. In 2001 he coined the term “ERSOP (Entrepreneur Rollover Stock Ownership Plan)”.

Mike Goddard

FranChoice

 

Steven Cooper has 25 years of benefits consulting and pension administration experience. He was the first to evangelize the essential exit strategy that popularized the ERSOP(TM) Plan. Beginning in 1999, he successfully marketed the concept to franchisors and business brokers. In 2001 he coined the term “ERSOP (Entrepreneur Rollover Stock Ownership Plan)”.

Mike Goddard

FranChoice

 

Steven Cooper has 25 years of benefits consulting and pension administration experience. He was the first to evangelize the essential exit strategy that popularized the ERSOP(TM) Plan. Beginning in 1999, he successfully marketed the concept to franchisors and business brokers. In 2001 he coined the term “ERSOP (Entrepreneur Rollover Stock Ownership Plan)”.