Wednesday, February 2, 2011

ASP featured in Chattanooga Times Free Press

Recently, ASP-America’s Swimming Pool Company, was featured in the Chattanooga Times Free Press in an article about launching a business in the current economic climate and why franchising is often an attractive method for business ownership. In the article, ASP’s Chattanooga franchisee, John Baldschun, discusses his unique entrepreneur story and tremendous success he has experienced with the ASP brand despite the economic climate. Baldschun experienced a 50% sales increase from 2009 into 2010, hiring two new employees. In 2011, he expects to have a 30 percent increase in sales and focus more on growing his business and less on the day to day operations. Stewart Vernon, CEO of ASP, was also interviewed for the article and he discusses the low cost of entry associated with opening an ASP in comparison with many other franchise opportunities available. Entrepreneurs can have their ASP business up and running for the low of cost of $60,000 and this comes with support, a brand name, and best service in the industry. Click here to view the full article.

Chattanooga franchises let entrepreneurs focus on business operations
By Ellis Smith. February 2, 2011

Starting a small business is risky.

With one bad decision, an entrepreneur could watch his entire savings go down the tubes in a matter of days.

Only 50 percent of small businesses survive more than five years, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, a statistic that has some potential business owners searching for safer alternatives.

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