Memories of Hunger Drives Immigrant to Succeed 1

Memories of Hunger Drives Immigrant to Succeed

 Name: Mike Gelfgot; Country of Origin: Uzbekistan; Immigrated to US: 1993; Franchise Name: Anytime Fitness; Launched: 2010; Franchises Owned: 23; Estimated Annual Revenue: $9.8 million: Jobs Created: 200   As a child in Soviet Uzbekistan, Mike Gelfgot had to steal food to help his family survive, and he’s used those painful memories to drive him […]

8 Commonsense Ways for Building Value in Your Company 3

8 Great Ways to Build Value in Your Company – And Score a BIG Payoff

Hard work, common sense and a commitment to customer service can build tremendous value in a company – and potentially lead to a very big payoff. Overview Ten years ago, two brothers from South Africa came to America looking to make it in the music business. After studying at Boston’s fabled Berklee College of Music, Gary […]

Nicole Ryder Reveals How to Sell Fashion to Department Stores 1

Dreaming of Retail Success? Here’s How to Sell Fashion to Department Stores

Fashion industry insider Nicole Ryder who has worked both as a buyer for major department stores and as creative director for an emerging brand reveals how to sell fashion to major retailers Recently we interviewed Nicole Ryder the Creative Director of Volver Design Group about the process of selling products in the fashion world. Ryder […]

Immigrant Worth Ethic and Modern Marketing Create Success 5

American Dream: Turkish Family Builds Thriving New Jersey Business

Immigrant Business Statistics: Name: Nadir. Country of Origin: Turkey. Immigrated to US: 1996; Business name: Green Branch Cleaners. Location: Branchburg, NJ. Launched: 2014. Annual Revenue: $200,000. How an immigrant family in New Jersey took the classic route to the American Dream, working long hours, saving their money so they could buy their own business, and then […]

Pestmaster franchise

Volunteer Firefighter’s Community Involvement Drives Business Success

Working hand-in glove with the franchisor and becoming a visible part of the community have made Pestmaster Services a force to be reckoned with in New York’s Hudson Valley, Although he grew up on the sunny beaches of Florida, Paul Alley (pictured above, right) headed to the cold northeast when it came time to build a […]

Customer Loyalty, Traditional Values Fuel $4 Million Business 1

Customer Loyalty, Traditional Values Fuel $4 Million Business

Even in the 21st Century, commitment to community and  old fashioned values are still keys to a solid, long-lasting business In thirty years of the home services business, Mike Ploennigs has never been out of work, a claim most people can’t make in the era of downsizing and underemployment. His secret? “I never sat around waiting […]