Sales Expert for the Seniors Housing and Health Care Industry, Traci Bild, Featured On CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jun 30th, 2009

Traci Bild, author and health care sales and customer service expert,, was recently featured on the television show, “America’s PremierExperts™”, airing on affiliates of CBS, FOX, NBC and ABC. 

Orlando, Fla. – June 30, 2009 – Traci Bild is the best selling author of “7 Steps to Successful Selling” and an expert in growing sales and providing top-level customer service within the seniors housing & health care industry. Traci has recently launched such programs as “On-Demand Marketing Assistants,” “On-Site Mystery Shops,” “Regional For Hire” and “Executive Coaching,” among others.  Traci’s training and coaching programs have helped numerous executives and companies learn to set goals, cast a new vision, deal with the economy and communicate more effectively to their organizations.  

The first episode of the “America’s PremierExperts™ television show, featuring Traci Bild, recently aired on affiliates of CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX.  The episode was recently premiered online at http://www.AmericasPremierExperts.com.  The first episode features Traci, along with some of the other best business minds in the country, revealing the one “big thing” viewers can do to continue to thrive in this changing economy.

Bild said, “I’m excited to have been part of this show as it has allowed me to reach a broader group of people.  The fact is, we are in an economic decline; BUT that does not mean your sales have to be.  Over the last few years we saw a spending explosion: People did not think buying decisions through, they simply purchased, and as a sales professional, selling was easy.  Today, we can still hit our sales goals, if not exceed them. However, it’s no longer easy.  People have to get back to the basics: Ramping up sales calls (versus waiting for people to call in), asking lots of questions to find needs and build value regarding the product or service they are selling, following up to see the sale through, and offering stellar customer service.”

“We are moving the seniors housing industry away from a ‘show and tell’ concept where people feel they ‘have’ to move, to helping marketers understand how to find needs and build value to get people excited about the prospect of moving and living a fuller life.  Although many from the Baby Boomer generation will not begin to move immediately, we are starting the transformation within organizations now so they are better prepared when the tidal wave of boomers hit!” Traci continued.

America’s PremierExperts™, the television show, was filmed earlier this year in Los Angeles, California.  The television show, which is co-produced by JW Dicks, Esq. and Nick Nanton, Esq., serves as a comprehensive profile of America’s leading experts. The individuals showcased on the show are forward-thinking business owners, entrepreneurs, professional speakers, authors and corporate CEOs who are pioneers in their market that will share their secrets of success with the audience.

To learn more please visit http://www.tracibild.com and http://www.AmericasPremierExperts.com

 

About Traci Bild:

Traci Bild is the best selling author of “7 Steps to Successful Selling” and an expert in growing sales and providing top-level customer service within the health care industry.  Her company, Dynamic Performance, helps organizations drive revenue through a systematic process designed to acquire new clients in record time.  Her goal is to help people learn to work smart, not hard, while working less, yet making more than ever before. 

For more information please visit http://www.tracibild.com

 

Mercantile Capital Corporation Appoints Warren Mohr Vice President of Sales in New York, Long Island Region

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jun 30th, 2009

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Mercantile Capital Corporation, the Florida-based firm that ranks as one of the nation’s leading providers of U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loans for small business owners who want to acquire or expand their operations, recently appointed Warren Mohr vice president of sales in the New York/Long Island region.

Christopher Hurn, chief executive officer of Mercantile Capital Corp., said Mohr formerly served as a senior account executive with G.E. Capital, and has more than 35 years of experience in lending and finance.

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For more information contact

Chris Hurn, CEO, Mercantile Capital Corporation, 407-786-5040

Geof Longstaff, Chairman, Mercantile Capital Corporation, 407-786-5040

Shannon D. Marks, President/COO, Mercantile Capital Corporation, 407-786-5040

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142  

Visit http://www.504Experts.com or http://www.504blog.com for more information.

Exercise Franchise SuperSlow Zone® San Jose Helps Local Retiree Improve Health and Golf Game

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jun 30th, 2009

SuperSlow Zone® at Silver Creek (San Jose) provides strength training to local retiree to help improve his fitness and golf game, with minimal time requirements.

San Jose, Calif. – June 30, 2009A little over six months ago, 61 year old, semi-retired businessman, Ken McDougall began applying the SuperSlow® method of strength training at the SuperSlow Zone® in San Jose, Calif.  Ken started utilizing the SuperSlow® protocol to increase his fitness, and to improve his ability to golf, a passion of his. 

Recently, Ken remarked, “I started working out at SuperSlow Zone® to get fitter.  I was astonished that, after just the first session, I felt more energetic.  I’m also stunned by the amount of weight that I’m moving on some of the exercises!  My chiropractor has noticed better muscle tone, a trimmer torso, and greater flexibility and range of motion.” 

“Ken is a very active, semi-retired businessman, who still has his hands in his contracting business, the nursery supply business, and other interests.  It’s inspiring to see how intensely he performs during his sessions,” notes Certified Instructor, David Gordon.

In addition, Ken happily added, “The SuperSlow® protocol has really helped my golf game.  I’ve developed better focus.  I can play multiple times a week and not be tired (and I carry my own bag!), and I’m consistently a club longer.”

“Ken was thrilled the other week that he was able to golf five separate days in one week – for him, a huge ‘win’ and core reason he’s working out with us,” notes owner Marie Ortiz.  ”This is what this is about – enabling the lifestyles we want to have, with a minimum time investment.”

SuperSlow® has been the leading strength training protocol for more than 26 distinguished years.  The SuperSlow® method is an expert-supervised, 20-minute, twice-a-week, strength training protocol that has proven to be the safest, most efficient and effective form of strength training available. SuperSlow Zone® clients are men and women of all ages who seek a professional health and exercise service that delivers maximum results in a minimum amount of time. 

With the goal of expanding wellness information and exposure throughout the community, SuperSlow Zone® at Silver Creek, recently launched “Wellness Morsels,” a free series that provides a monthly avenue for the community to learn more from wellness experts in the South Bay and beyond.  With so many aspects to one’s wellness, such as diet, exercise, the myriad of medical practices and approaches to stress reduction, it can sometimes be difficult for those interested in improving their wellness to process all of the information in an accurate and beneficial way.  

SuperSlow Zone® at Silver Creek is located at 5988 Silver Creek Valley Road, Suite 55, San Jose, California, 95138.

For more info on SuperSlow® strength training, and the “Wellness Morsels” forums, visit http://www.SSZSilverCreek.com or contact Marie Ortiz at (408) 578-9663 or mortiz_usa@superslowzone.com

About SuperSlow Zone®, LLC:

SuperSlow® celebrates a 26-year history of helping people achieve optimal strength and health in minimum time. SuperSlow® strength training is the original, accredited, high-intensity, low-force strengthening exercise protocol. It was created and developed by founder Ken Hutchins out of a $3.2 million osteoporosis study in 1982 at the University of Florida, School of Medicine.SuperSlow Zone® is a distinctive health and exercise franchise that exclusively delivers SuperSlow® strength training to busy people of all ages throughout the world.

 Clients/patients achieve and maintain strong, healthy and attractive bodies through a 20-minute work out, two times a week, in an ideally cooled and ventilated, distraction-free, clinical exercise environment. SSZ ensures that a Certified SuperSlow® Instructor is focused on achieving and sustaining client results. Other options available include healthy eating coaching for optimal weight and health goals.

http://www.superslowzone.com.

SuperSlow Zone® is accredited by the prestigious IACET (http://www.iacet.org).   IACET also accredits the American Physical Therapy Association, National Institute of Health, Centers for Disease Control and, Duke University Medical Center, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Corporate University, GE Healthcare and many others. SSZ achieved and maintains this accreditation to ensure the highest standards of service and care for its clients.

 

Online Marketing Expert For Attorneys, Tom Foster, Featured On “The Next Big Thing™” Radio Show Produced By America’s PremierExperts™

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jun 30th, 2009

Tom Foster, attorney web marketing expert, was recently featured on “The Next Big Thing™” Radio Show, showcasing experts across a wide array of industries. 

Orlando, Fla. – June 30, 2009 – Tom Foster, of Foster Web Marketing, was recently featured on an episode of the internet radio show, “The Next Big Thing™.”  The show gives listeners exclusive insider interviews with experts and uncovers what the “Next Big Thing™” is for businesses and consumers alike.  The experts featured on each episode are dedicated to spreading knowledge and awareness in their field of expertise and making significant contributions to their industry and the marketplace as a whole. 

The radio show was launched by America’s PremierExperts™, an organization that honors an exclusive group of forward-thinking business owners, entrepreneurs, professional speakers, authors and corporate CEOs who are pioneers in their market that will share their secrets of success with the audience.  The show is hosted by international radio host Wayne Kelly and Nick Nanton, Esq., “The Celebrity Lawyer.”

Tom Foster was chosen to appear on the show for his expertise and success in the field of web marketing for legal professionals.  Foster Web Marketing is a business based in Fairfax, Virginia. Since its incorporation in 1998, the company’s mission has always been to provide support and technical solutions for attorneys, helping them get the most from new technology that can improve long-term business performance of their firms.

Foster was interviewed and explained how he became involved with web marketing and how his emphasis on helping attorneys came about.  One of the topics covered during the show was the importance of attorneys having comprehensive and efficient web marketing tools to help bolster their client base and market themselves in a way to separate themselves from the traditional methods utilized by most legal professionals.  Nick and Wayne also discussed with Tom, the importance for lawyers to separate themselves, marketing-wise, by niche and personality, among others.

“Everyone has a story to tell.  We’ve been able to bring a lot of attorneys, especially personal injury attorneys, out of normal stigmas and stereotypes that are usually, unfortunately, brought on by the media,” remarked Foster.  

“Building a lawyer website, with a personality attached, is dynamic, can be updated frequently and include social marketing, is essential for being successful in the online marketplace today.  It doesn’t work anymore to just have a website that just lists features and benefits, “ Foster continued.

Each episode of “The Next Big Thing™” showcases a different expert who has been chosen to share insights from their business and personal experiences.  The individuals that will be showcased are forward-thinking business owners, entrepreneurs, professional speakers, authors and corporate CEOs who are pioneers in their market that will share their secrets of success with the audience.

 “The Next Big Thing” Radio show is available for download at http://www.AmericasPremierExperts.com and is available as a free podcast on iTunes.

For more information on Tom Foster, please visit http://www.FosterWebMarketing.com

 

About Tom Foster:

Foster Web Marketing is a business based in Fairfax, Virginia. Since its incorporation in 1998, the company’s mission has always been to provide support and technical solutions for attorneys, helping them get the most from new web design technology that can improve long-term business performance of their firms. By staying one step ahead of the technology curve and anticipating the business needs of attorneys on a variety of levels, Foster Web Marketing has gained a solid reputation as a “secret weapon” for our many attorney clients.

By integrating unique and appealing design approaches with the latest in search engine optimization strategies, we have created a network of sites that are both easy to find and highly impressive to visitors. As the World Wide Web continues to fundamentally influence the way all of us communicate, we recognize that an attorney’s web site will often form the first impression that prospective clients will have about the attorney and the firm. We therefore have two goals in mind for every client site we design:

Expose the client’s site to as many first impressions as possible.

We accomplish this through search engine optimization strategies that give our clients consistent page 1 rankings on today’s leading search engines, such as Google, Yahoo and MSN, for keywords pertinent to their practice areas. Effectively using search engines as referral tools for your firm can increase visitor traffic to your site by as much as 50 per cent. After your site is completed and launched, Foster Web Marketing provides ongoing support and services to help you obtain and sustain important keyword rankings.

Whenever possible, make each first impression a positive and lasting one.

By and large, most people seeking attorneys are in trouble and need help. Establishing an impressive and responsive web site that anticipates and empathizes with both the immediate and long-term legal needs of prospective clients is the best formula for attorneys seeking success through the Internet.

Creating a site that serves not just as a sales tool but also as an informational resource for someone injured or wronged will make the site more demonstrably empathetic and useful, which means visitors will stay longer at the site, return to it later or refer it to a friend or loved one. Preparing your site to make that small connection with visitors greatly improves the possibility that sooner or later the client will contact the attorney through the web site. After all, high placement on the search engines means little (and can even be detrimental to your firm) if visitors arrive at an unimpressive, poorly written and poorly designed site.

Our goal isn’t just to get you more traffic. We also want to persuade prospective clients to take action and communicate with your firm about delicate legal matters. Effectively conveying the trust, professionalism and confidence clients can expect from your firm is the best way to accomplish this.

For more information about Tom Foster please visit http://www.fosterwebmarketing.com/ 

 

About America’s PremierExperts™ LLC:America’s PremierExperts™ is an organization that recognizes celebrity experts in their field of business and offers business owners, entrepreneurs, professional speakers, authors, professionals and corporate CEOs exclusive, invitation-only, opportunities for further exposure and growth in the marketplace.  JW Dicks, Esq. & Nick Nanton, Esq., attorneys by trade and entrepreneurs by choice, founded America’s PremierExperts™ and The Ultimate Celebrity Branding Experience™ to honor entrepreneurs, CEOs, authors, professional speakers and business people who are dedicated to spreading knowledge and awareness in their field of expertise and making significant contributions to their industry and the marketplace as a whole.  For more information about America’s PremierExperts™ LLC visit www.AmericasPremierExperts.com

Kids Health and Wellness Program, YoMedics™, Compares Health Benefits of Walking vs. Running

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jun 30th, 2009

Heather Quillen and Lisa R. Ramey, D.O., co-founders of YoMedics™, contribute to a blog on www.yomedics.com that offers helpful tips and insights for parents about healthy living for kids.

Orlando, Fla. – June 30, 2009 – Heather Quillen and Lisa R. Ramey, D.O., co-founders of YoMedics™, each contribute to a children’s wellness blog, found at http://www.yomedics.com/blog.  The website also features, among other things, articles and special reports relating to the health and well being of children.  YoMedics™ is a company committed to improving our children’s future health through our actions of prevention today via an educational, fun and innovative approach to healthy lifestyle choices.   

The blog section on the website is one of the most popular.  With Heather and Dr. Lisa both mothers of two, they offer invaluable insight and tips to help keep your kids healthy, educate them about the importance of healthy choices, and offer ideas for helping your kids lose weight, if needed.

Recently, Dr. Lisa and Heather Quillen wrote about the health benefits of walking, compared to running.  The blog points out that According to Adventure Magazine you can get 90 to 95 percent of the benefits of running from walking briskly.  Heather and Dr. Lisa offered the following tip about encouraging children to be more active: “Most kids are not going to run long distance by choice. However, they need to play and be used to going for a brisk walk. Go for a family walk in the evening. This also allows for a great opportunity to discuss the events of the day.” 

“We are determined to get your kids, and you, moving! Start with little steps then increase from there. The more knowledge and advice that YoMedics™ can spread to kids and families across the world, the more useful and fulfilled we are,” remarked Dr. Ramey.

Make the most of your summer, take advantage of YoMedics™ special summer pricing of Kids Journey to YoPower for Life™ and get your kids started now. Give them the gift of health!

To read these blogs and get started on your journey to a Healthier Lifestyle,” please visit http://www.YoMedics.com

 

About YoMedics™: 


YoMedics™ is an innovative health and fitness organization founded by two mothers, health advocate and educator, Heather Quillen, and pediatric physician, Lisa R. Ramey, D.O. The dynamic health duo understands the key to fighting the growing health problems plaguing our society is through education. In the YoMedics™ child weight loss program and child optimal weight program, children are led through an entertaining journey for twelve weeks that uses characters and games to help them develop the tools they need to make healthy lifestyle choices now and later in life. The weight loss programs for children offer a way to be healthy and have fun at the same time. Through health and nutrition education today, YoMedics™ is building a brighter future for tomorrow’s leaders.

For more information, please visit http://www.Yomedics.com

 

JW Dicks, Esq., Franchise Lawyer, Business Strategist and Entrepreneur, Offers Insights With “The Entrepreneur’s Banking Crisis”

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jun 30th, 2009

JW Dicks, Esq., business strategist, franchise lawyer and entrepreneur, recently posted several timely tips for entrepreneurs and small business owners about the current banking crisis. 

Orlando, Fla. – June 29, 2009 – JW Dicks, Esq., business strategist and co-founder of Dicks, Nanton & Glass’ Celebrity Branding Agency™, an Orlando-based branding and marketing agency, has been writing a series of popular blogs at his website http://www.JWDicksBlog.com . The blogs are timely and efficient tips for entrepreneurs and business owners, frequently about finding ways to deal with a changing economic environment. 

The latest of these, entitled “The Entrepreneur’s Banking Crisis,” JW Dicks writes, “Banking has always been tough before for Entrepreneurs, but in this economy you need to be alert and take extra precautions.”  The focus of the article is to give entrepreneurs some “new rules to follow to help their businesses keep flowing.”

The four main “rules” for entrepreneurs in the blog include, “Get more credit cards while you can in case one is cancelled,  your interest rate substantially increases, or worse, your credit limit is frozen and lowers as you pay the card down,” “watch your merchant accounts carefully to make sure a unexpected reserve isn’t created, or stops processing,” “establish more than one merchant account in case any problems develop that prevent you from using it one month unexpectedly, ” and “consider lining up one or more investors who are prepared to step in and add additional guarantees, or even cash for a reserve, should you have a crisis.”

Some recent topics covered by JW Dicks at http://www.JWDicksBlog.com have included where to check your credit report for free, gaining competitive advantages using price points, reviews of consumer products and services, as well as political relevancies in today’s economic environment.  In the blog entitled “ Beware of Bad Laws and Bad Names For Laws,” JW Dicks writes, “There are other new bills coming down the pipeline, which impact our business. I encourage you to look beyond their names and see what the real affect they will have on your business. If you like them, great – but if you don’t, let your Congressman or Senator know they need to make some changes. To do nothing is a mistake.”

To read articles and blogs written by JW Dicks, visit http://www.CelebrityBrandingAgency.com

and http://www.JWDicksBlog.com

 

About JW Dicks, Esq.:

JW Dicks, Esq. is an attorney, best-selling author, entrepreneur, business strategist and fortune hunter. He has spent his entire 35-year career building successful businesses for himself and consulting clients internationally. His professional versatility affords him a unique insight into his clients business along with the knowledge of how to structure and position it to take advantage of hidden opportunities and create new revenue streams.

He is the senior partner of Dicks & Nanton P.A, representing clients in the growth of their business using franchises, area exclusive licensing, coaching, idea licensing, info-marketing, social media, joint ventures, syndications and explosion marketing to accomplish their goals. JW Dicks has worked with a diverse set of clients ranging from an Inc. 500 fastest growing company with sales over $250 Million down to a small start up that made fishing lures. He loves the challenge and excitement of them all.

For more information, please visit http://www.DicksNanton.com

 

 

Barbershop Franchise Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® Announces The Sale of New York and Conn. Territories

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jun 30th, 2009

Kennedy’s International Franchising, LLC is proud to announce the sale of a Franchise Territory for Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club®, covering Nassau and Westchester Counties in New York, and Fairfield County, Conn. 

Orlando, Fla. – June 29, 2009 – Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club®, a barbershop franchise concept that uses a patent-pending membership-based system to add recurring revenue opportunities for its franchisees, is announcing the sale of the Master Franchise Territories covering Nassau and Westchester Counties in New York, along with Fairfield County in Connecticut.  

Main Street America Advisors, Inc. purchased the Master Franchise License, for Kennedy’s All- American Barber Club®.  Main Street America Advisors, Inc. is majority-owned by Jarrod Manfro, MBA and Richard Ashikari, MBA.  The agreement calls for the development of a minimum of 20 clubs over the next 5 years.   Kennedy’s has also allowed for the opening of a model club in Manhattan, which is outside of these prescribed territories.

 Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® is an upscale men’s Barbershop concept that operates membership plans allowing unlimited haircuts and shaves at various price structures. The clubs are designed in the upscale, classic tradition of America’s bygone years, when men took a break from the stresses of the outside world to enjoy a high quality grooming experience at the neighborhood barbershop.  

“We are very excited to be able to announce the first master territory sale for both New York and Connecticut,” said Chris Hurn, CEO of Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club®.  “We are convinced that Jarrod and Richard will do a fantastic job with New York and Connecticut’s first Kennedy’s locations,” Hurn continued.

Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) as well as VetFran.  Along with offering franchises to the general public, VetFran allows Kennedy’s to give special financing opportunities to American Veterans who have been honorably discharged. Kennedy’s is also a part of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) National Franchise Registry – where fewer than 30% of all franchise systems qualify for listing – offering expedited SBA loan processing. This means that the Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® concept is approved for any type of U.S. Small Business Administration financing programs and part of an elite group of national franchises.

Learn more about Kennedy’s franchise opportunities by visiting http://www.KennedysBarberClub.com or contact: 

Bryan Glass, Franchise Development, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® at 1-800-31-SHAVE or Bryan@KennedysBarberClub.com

 

About Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club®:

Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® is a Franchise Concept for discerning gentlemen who are looking for an experience that is the polar opposite of your everyday haircut from the “big chains.” Like most gentlemen, the founders felt out of place at the salons frequented by their wives and the local strip-mall walk-in “chop shops,” so they decided to create a place where they would ENJOY getting the grooming services they need . . . rather than dreading it. While most hair salons cater to women and children, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® caters to discerning gentlemen looking for a fine grooming experience with the old-world charm of your father’s barbershop. Offering the finest in haircuts for men, the lost art of straight-razor shaves, and a modern selection of grooming products, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® is sure to be your favorite sanctuary to relax and enjoy The Best Haircut and Straight-Razor Shave You’ve Ever Had, or it’s Free™!

Learn more about Kennedy’s by visiting http://www.KennedysBarberClub.com

 

REO Specialist, Frank Patrick, Discusses Current REO Listings Trends in Recent Article

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jun 26th, 2009

Frank Patrick, Property Preservation and REO Specialist, recently wrote about unemployment, the housing bubble, and why the housing market won’t improve soon. 

Orlando, Fla. – June 26, 2009 – In a recent article entitled “REO Listing Trends: Unemployment and Housing Bubbles,” Frank Patrick, one of the country’s top property preservation and REO (Real Estate Owned) specialists, and the founder of The American Society of REO Specialists (ASREOS,) discussed why he felt that the housing market would not improve any time soon. 

“While most real estate agents and brokers are desperately searching for signs that the housing market is recovering, those signs are simply not there yet.  The foreclosures keep flowing with no let up in sight,” wrote Patrick.

In the article, Frank Patrick points out that, while this is not necessarily good economic news for some, it is a great opportunity for those in the REO industry.  These include REO agents, REO brokers, REO Sellers and other REO companies. 

Patrick writes, “The good news is that REO sellers are getting a lot of activity on their properties from cash-rich investors who know a great deal when they see it.  But with many more REO listings coming down the road, REO agents and brokers will still find themselves keeping very busy.”

The American Society of REO Specialists was founded in 2008 and is guided by the following four goals. First, to assist ASREOS members in making contact with banks, lenders, asset management companies and property preservation companies that need competent REO professionals to service their REO properties.  Second, to enable ASREOS members to network in a professional and supportive environment. Third, to offer ongoing dynamic cutting-edge REO resources to help members grow their business and their own personal performance in the REO marketplace, and finally, to provide a comprehensive directory of REO professionals for banks, lenders, asset management companies and property preservation companies.

The online home of ASREOS (http://www.asreos.com), the American Society of REO Specialists, is growing in leaps and bounds to help REO professionals gain a competitive edge and get access to these lucrative listings.  ASREOS is the first REO trade association founded by REO experts, and it features advice from top REO agents, access to an exclusive database of over 130 REO sellers, and profiles of its members in an online searchable directory of REO vendors that banks, lenders and asset managers can utilize when looking for local agents to list and sell their REO properties.  Find out more at www.ASREOS.com.

 

About Frank Patrick:

Frank Patrick began his real estate career in 2000 after a 12-year stint in corporate America as a sales manager.  As a new real estate agent Frank knew that he wanted to find a niche within the real estate industry.  After months of research Frank decided to specialize in REO, an acronym for bank owned foreclosed homes.  Frank quickly became one of the top REO agents in the nation averaging over 100 transactions per year for the last 8 years.  In 2007 Frank’s production soared to over 214 sales.

In 2004 Frank and his brother Scott Patrick started a property preservation company to offer maintenance and repair services to banks with foreclosed homes.  Frank’s solid understanding of the REO industry and Scott’s 20+ years in the construction business was a recipe for success.  This year their property preservation business is on track to gross over one million dollars in revenue.  Today Frank manages his REO Real Estate Brokerage, REO Renegades an REO agent training business, his trade association The American Society of REO Specialists and is developing a national Franchise Property Preservation company, REO ResQ.

For more information please visit http://www.ASREOS.com

 

Barbershop Franchise, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club®, Bringing Back A Bygone Male Sanctuary, The Barbershop

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jun 26th, 2009

Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club®, a reinvented old-world style barbershop franchise, is bringing back the barber “experience” geared toward making men feel comfortable and empowered.

Orlando, Fla. – June 26, 2009 – In a recent article posted on the Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® website (http://www.KennedysBarberClub.com) called “How The Barbershop Makes You A Big Man,” the Kennedy’s team is highlighting their focus on being a place of respite and relaxation for today’s busy gentleman.  Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® is an upscale men’s Barbershop concept that operates membership plans allowing unlimited haircuts and shaves at various price structures. The clubs are designed in the upscale, classic tradition of America’s bygone years, when men took a break from the stresses of the outside world to enjoy a high quality grooming experience at the neighborhood barbershop.  

The recent article urges the reader to “try the Kennedy’s transformation.”  The article cites instances in today’s pop and political culture, where powerful men, such as presidential candidate and former Arkansas governor, Mike Huckabee, and Robert DeNiro’s “Al Capone” character in the film The Untouchables are often seen “pampering” themselves by visiting a classic-style barbershop such as Kennedy’s to get Signature Haircuts, straight-razor shaves and other invigorating indulgences for men rarely found in today’s prevalent “cookie-cutter” unisex salons. “They’re being attended to in a place designed for guys.  Where guys can feel comfortable, talk about guy stuff and leave looking and feeling their best,” writes Kennedy’s. 

The writer goes on, “Let’s be honest, there are plenty of men out there who have grown up never setting foot in a barbershop. Now that’s a tragedy, plain and simple.

That’s why at the Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® franchise, we’re here to bring back that feeling and make guys feel like kings again just like in the old days.”

Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) as well as VetFran.  Along with offering franchises to the general public, VetFran allows Kennedy’s to give special financing opportunities to American Veterans who have been honorably discharged. Kennedy’s is also a part of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) National Franchise Registry – where fewer than 30% of all franchise systems qualify for listing – offering expedited SBA loan processing. This means that the Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® concept is approved for any type of U.S. Small Business Administration financing programs and part of an elite group of national franchises.

Learn more about Kennedy’s franchise opportunities by visiting http://www.KennedysBarberClub.com or contact: 

Bryan Glass, Franchise Development, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® at 1-800-31-SHAVE or Bryan@KennedysBarberClub.com 

 

About Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club®:

 

Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® is a Franchise Concept for discerning gentlemen who are looking for an experience that is the polar opposite of your everyday haircut from the “big chains.” Like most gentlemen, the founders felt out of place at the salons frequented by their wives and the local strip-mall walk-in “chop shops,” so they decided to create a place where they would ENJOY getting the grooming services they need . . . rather than dreading it. While most hair salons cater to women and children, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® caters to discerning gentlemen looking for a fine grooming experience with the old-world charm of your father’s barbershop. Offering the finest in haircuts for men, the lost art of straight-razor shaves, and a modern selection of grooming products, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® is sure to be your favorite sanctuary to relax and enjoy The Best Haircut and Straight-Razor Shave You’ve Ever Had, or it’s Free™!

 

Learn more about Kennedy’s by visiting http://www.KennedysBarberClub.com

 

Health and Exercise Franchise SuperSlow Zone, LLC® Forms Strategic Partnership With Progressive Franchise Developer, Capital Idea Group

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jun 25th, 2009

SuperSlow Zone® Corporate and Capital Idea Group are perfect strategic partners for aggressive acceleration of this distinguished franchise concept.

Orlando, Fla. – June 25, 2009 – Health and Exercise Franchise, SupersSlow Zone®, LLC announces their strategic partnership with Sarasota, Florida-based Capital Idea Group (CIG). “CIG will begin by fulfilling ‘three pillars’ of our business: 1) franchise sales, 2) capital for qualified franchise candidates, 3) marketing for franchisees and for us, the franchisor,” said Madeline Ross, CEO of SuperSlow Zone®. “CIG has proven success accelerating franchise growth to become ‘top brands’ and,  equally important, they have demonstrated success in the non-franchise segment through their direct response business unit; examples of these clients are Amazon.com , Universal Studios, Darden Restaurants, Barron’s, Sears and Marriot. CIG’s successful cross-pollination between the franchise and the non-franchise segments was a critical element in deciding to work with them,” said Ross.

David Bloom, a Principal for Capital Idea Group said, “We identified and contacted SuperSlow Zone® because we know we can accelerate their domestic and international growth. CIG will add value to SuperSlow Zone because we know the ropes for this type of growth. This is what Capital Idea Group does exceptionally well.”

SuperSlow Zone® is currently working with merger and acquisition, or joint venture, candidates for Japan, Brazil and India. While these deals are not complete, it demonstrates the global interest in this US-based concept. SuperSlow Zones are currently located in the retail and medical markets. By focusing on developing in the corporate fitness/wellness segment, they are especially appealing to the global market place, because so many international governments and/or multi-national corporations know they must provide employers and employees on-site, clinically controlled, effective exercise.

SuperSlow® has been the leading strength training protocol for more than 26 distinguished years.  The SuperSlow® method is an expert-supervised, 20-minute, twice-a-week, strength training protocol that has proven to be the safest, most efficient and effective form of strength training available. SuperSlow Zone® clients are men and women of all ages who seek a professional health and exercise service that delivers maximum results in a minimum amount of time.For More info on SuperSlow Zone® visit http://www.SuperSlowZone.com   

 

About SuperSlow Zone®, LLC:

SuperSlow® celebrates a 26-year history of helping people achieve optimal strength and health in minimum time. SuperSlow® strength training is the original, accredited, high-intensity, low-force strengthening exercise protocol. It was created and developed by founder Ken Hutchins out of a $3.2 million osteoporosis study in 1982 at the University of Florida, School of Medicine.

SuperSlow Zone® is a distinctive health and exercise franchise that exclusively delivers SuperSlow® strength training to busy people of all ages throughout the world.  Clients/patients/corporations achieve and maintain strong, healthy and attractive bodies through a 20-minute work out, two times a week, in an ideally cooled and ventilated, distraction-free, clinical exercise environment. SuperSlow Zone® ensures that a Certified SuperSlow® Instructor is focused on achieving and sustaining client results. Other options available include healthy eating coaching for optimal weight and health goals. http://www.superslowzone.com  

SuperSlow Zone® is accredited by the prestigious IACET (http://www.iacet.org).IACET also accredits the American Physical Therapy Association, National Institute of Health, Centers for Disease Control and, Duke University Medical Center, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Corporate University, GE Healthcare and many others. SSZ achieved and maintains this accreditation to ensure the highest standards of service and care for its clients.

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