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About Us

Discover the power of Franchise Source Brands International.

Headquartered in Southbury, Connecticut, Franchise Source Brands International is a network of synergistic franchise brands and a leading franchisor of multiple business-focused franchise concepts. We’re franchise coaching pioneers, and we stand alone as a leader in the business coaching industry where our brands represent over 33% of the market. It all evolved from the vision of our founder and CEO, Terry Powell.

From our visionary founder

“FSBI has spent the last four decades aligning ourselves with like-minded professionals who share our mission and passion to fuel our economy through business ownership. Whether businesses or individuals, we strive to form lasting relationships with those who desire to help us further our cause while using our business models to become self-sufficient.”

Terry Powell

Founder and CEO

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Our Mission

To continue to evolve the core network of FSBI brands to provide education, awareness, and discovery for any individual interested in exploring career ownership as a way to achieve their Income, Lifestyle, Wealth, & Equity goals.

We’re leaders in connecting entrepreneurs to opportunities.

  • 37+

    Years in Business

  • 1M+

    People Assisted by
    FSBI Brands

  • 450+

    Systemwide Franchisees

Meet our passionate franchise industry professionals.

Terry Powell

Terry Powell

Terry Powell is the Founder and Visionary Game Changer of The Entrepreneur’s Source® (ESource), a 36-year-old world-class franchise career ownership coaching™ organization. ESource disrupted the franchise industry in 1984 and transformed the conventional thinking behind career ownership coaching™ for aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners. In 1998, 14 years after he launched ESource, Terry recognized the need to franchise his concept. Today through a transformative self-discovery coaching experience, Esource coaches have assisted tens of thousands of individuals in North America go from employment to empowerment through business ownership. Those thousands of clients have invested more than $1 billion in over 600 franchised businesses across 85 industries.

Susan Stilwell

Susan Stilwell

Susan brings with her over 30 years of hands-on, comprehensive brand management, franchise development and business development experience for leaders in franchising across diverse industries. Susan oversees hundreds of emerging and established franchise brands for The Entrepreneur’s Source and provides coaching and education focused on driving results in franchise development. Currently Susan serves as a Strategic Integrator making sure that our coaches have the tools they need to build a thriving practice by constantly enhancing our resources, prioritizing our biggest opportunities and ensuring the TES team remains steadfastly focused on helping them achieve success.

Marissa Frois

Marissa Frois

For over 9 years, Marissa has worked with The Entrepreneur’s Source™ and our Coaches in various different roles. She brings many years of experience in branding, marketing, strategy and process management. Currently, Marissa serves as a Strategic Integrator, making sure that our Coaches have the tools they need to build a thriving practice by constantly enhancing our resources, prioritizing our biggest opportunities, and ensuring the team at TES remains steadfastly focused on helping them achieve success.

Laura Granato

Laura Granato

As Director of Training and Education, Laura brings over 10 years of experience in training, development, and ongoing education, with six of those years specifically focused in the franchising industry. She specializes in creating, enhancing and executing training programs for new franchise owners as well as in providing various methods of continued education for more seasoned franchise owners. Laura has a passion for assisting franchise owners by providing them the fundamental skills to ramp up their business and continue to hone their skills as their business grows.

Ian Sapelli

Ian Sapelli

Ian Sapelli comes to The Entrepreneur’s Source with 10+ years of global franchise experience and award-winning innovations within the AdTech/MarTech, business development, marketing and professional space. Enhancing the experiences for brands like SUBWAY, Taco-Del Mar, Reebok, FoodNetwork, Playtex, Warner Brothers, Konami, ToyTime, Flooz Digital Currency.

Ian’s role focuses on business development, marketing and technology strategic initiatives while leading cross-functional teams to deliver business results to our franchise business owners.

He considers himself a lifelong global learner studying at the Beijing Technology and Business University, University of Pittsburgh and Quinnipiac University.

Melissa Pang

Melissa Pang

Always customer service-focused, Melissa is a proud member of the TES SourceLink team and works with TES franchisor members on a daily basis, providing a collaborative environment that fosters win-win relationships. She feels most in her element when collaborating with franchisor members – working together, Melissa helps them find solutions and build strong, long-lasting relationships with TES coaches and clients in order to achieve the franchise growth results they desire.

Tamara Loring

Tamara Loring

Tamara been with The Entrepreneur’s Source (TES) since March 2002, based at the Performance Enhancement Center (PEC) in Southbury, CT. Over the years her responsibilities have evolved, and her roles have changed, but most of her work and input tends to revolve around training and operations. Her TES journey has not only been a professional one, but a personal one. She is passionate about the organization and working with Franchise Business Owners to further the TES mission which is to empower seekers to identify and pursue their Income, Lifestyle, Wealth and Equity goals and learning about various vehicles to accomplish that in a safe space. And we do this, while providing a sound foundation of leadership, relationship and possibilities. “What we get to do, changes lives and I take that very personally, so I was honored when I was asked to oversee our TES Brand Ideology.” In this role, Tamara continues her quest to ensure TES continues to be a highly ethical and high integrity organization by upholding our Brand Promise and executing on our Mission and living by our Values.

Mary Pang

Mary Pang

Mary has been with The Entrepreneur’s Source for more than 5 years. As a Member Relationship Strategist, she focuses on creating a superior experience for all franchisor, resource and funding members. She helps members build momentum by embracing TES’ unique differentiators and implementing various strategic initiatives to impact members’ return on investment. Mary is passionate about working with other entrepreneurially-minded individuals and empowering them to achieve their goals.

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