Tuesday, January 11, 2011

ASP featured in Inc. Magazine

Recently, ASP-America’s Swimming Pool Company, was featured in Inc Magazine in an article titled, “Building Your Dream Company from Home.” The article was built from an in-depth interview with Stewart Vernon and it discusses the different opportunities and benefits of launching a business from home including low cost of entry, improved productivity, convenience and the overall liberating feeling of freedom. Additionally, the article discussed the trend of home-based franchises increasing in the current economic climate. Stewart Vernon discussed the great opportunity that ASP offers its franchisees and ability to grow your business overtime into a retail space as well. Click here to view the entire article.

Building Your Dream Company From Home

The age of the virtual company is upon us. Future historians may look back and declare that the concept of offices began their slow but inevitable extinction some time around 2011 A.D. Our grandchildren will watch movies like Office Space with a touch of bewilderment—did people really have to sit in front of a desktop computer for eight hours every day?

Yes, this is all an exaggeration. After all, some offices will need to provide a space for face-to-face meetings. But it's hard to argue that the growing popularity of the home-based business model isn't becoming a characteristic of the entrepreneurial mindset. Now, more than half of all small businesses in the United States are based out of the entrepreneur's home, according to the Small Business Administration. That's around 15 million home-based businesses, and represents about $500 billion in revenue every year.

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