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ASP Helping Veteran Entrepreneurs

ASP – America’s Swimming Pool Company Franchise Helping Veteran Entrepreneurs with Business Resources and Support

Our nation’s military veterans hold a special place in our hearts, so we wanted to find a way to help those veterans who are making the transition from the military to the civilian sector. ASP is honored to partner with Mission United, a local organization that serves veterans and their families by guiding them through a united system of comprehensive services, including connecting veterans to careers through education and training.

On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, Thomas P. Swift, Jr., President & COO of ASP, presented a workshop on the 10 Steps to Start a Business at the Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource Center, located beside Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia. Thanks to our partnership with Mission United, ASP was able to be a resource to over 40 entrepreneurial veterans who attended this special workshop.

Topics for the 10 Steps to Start a Business included:

Step 1: Brainstorm Ideas and Do Your Research
Step 2: Build a Business Plan – 8 Areas
Step 3: Plan Your Finances and Budget – 4 Areas
Step 4: Choose Your Business Structure – 5 Basic Types
Step 5: Pick Your Business Name and Register with the State
Step 6: Obtain ALL Licenses and Permits
Step 7: Purchase Insurance
Step 8: Choose Your Partners and Team Wisely
Step 9: Grow Through Advertising
Step 10: Revisit Your Business Plan Annually

Learn the difference between starting a new company and buying a franchise.

 

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ASP Continues to Target Houston for Texas Expansion

The nation’s largest pool cleaning franchise is looking to fill the Houston area.

America’s Swimming Pool Company (ASP) is the nation’s most respected swimming pool cleaning, maintenance, and repair franchise. It was established in 2002, by Stewart Vernon of Macon, Georgia. The company is based on the belief that by providing a higher quality pool service at a reasonable price, the brand would raise the industry standards for pool service. Over the past 15 years, ASP has grown to serve over 254 territories in 20 states. The expansion continues to rise – ASP was just honored its 6th year as one of the fastest-growing companies in America by Inc. Magazine.

“Texas is the perfect location to build your business in the swimming pool industry,” says Jef Flournoy, VP of Franchise Sales and Development for America’s Swimming Pool Company. “Currently, there are 14 ASP locations in Texas and plenty of room for continued growth.”

In July, ASP welcomed Amy and Randy Bennett to the ASP Franchising headquarters for an extensive two weeks of Pool School training. The Bennett’s purchased an ASP location in Northwest Houston and is looking forward to their growth as new business owners. Surrounding the Houston area are ASP locations in Corpus Cristi, Galveston County, and Pasadena, which makes for an excellent support system. With ASP’s premium service, trusted name, and little-to-no competition, the Houston area is poised to dominate the pool service industry even further.

“At America’s Swimming Pool Company, we look to our franchisees for the success and growth of the ASP brand,” said Stewart Vernon, Founder and CEO of America’s Swimming Pool Company. “This is exactly why we offer our franchisees with the best training in the industry. They can learn everything they need to know without having to leave the most comprehensive swimming pool service training facility in the world.”

When you purchase an ASP franchise, you will receive all the necessary tools, resources and training to help your franchise grow. The support of ASP is unlike any other you receive in the industry. Deciding to join the ASP family is simply the best.

Not only has ASP been recognized as one of the top franchise opportunities in both affordability and home-based business options, but they have also been recognized as one of the top franchises for veterans. ASP’s success is also found by its inclusion in the rankings of Entrepreneur Magazine’s prestigious Top 500 Franchise List for seven years running.

ASP is particularly interested in the Houston area, but franchise opportunities are available in many locations throughout the country. You can find your perfect territory by visiting ASPfranchising.com/available-territories.

Speak to a representative today by calling (888) 814-8093.

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Why Veterans Should Consider Franchise Ownership

Looking for the right opportunity when transitioning out of the military? Consider owning a franchise.

Veterans make excellent candidates as franchise business owners because of their commitment, trustworthiness, and unmatched determination to succeed. Owning a franchise is an appealing business opportunity for veterans because experts are there to help along each step, and don’t have to go at self-employment alone.

Becoming a franchisee allows you to be your own boss without having to sacrifice solid support!

If you have ever considered entrepreneurship and owning a franchise has piqued your interest, here are some questions to ask yourself to help you decide which franchise to purchase.
1. What type of industry would I enjoy working in?
2. Does the franchise offer financial incentives for veterans?
3. Can I purchase and plan my launch date before I transition from the military?
4. Will I have the support I need?
5. What is the revenue potential?
6. Is this the best option for my future and the future of my family?
7. Can I own more than one franchise unit?
8. How satisfied are the current franchise owners?

The perfect franchise opportunity is out there! The best way to find it is by first determining what you enjoy doing the most and what’s the best option for your family.

Do you enjoy the outdoors? Love working on projects to see the result? Have good interpersonal and communication skills? Want the freedom of a home-based business? If so, consider ASP – America’s Swimming Pool Company, the nation’s most respected swimming pool cleaning, maintenance, repair, and resurfacing franchise. The mission at ASP is to revolutionize the swimming pool industry through technology, higher standards, knowledge, and a better experience to provide peace of mind to swimming pool owners one market at a time.

“We have franchise owners from just about every branch of the military,” said Stewart C. Vernon, Founder and CEO of ASP. “Since franchising ASP in 2005, we have discovered that military members are accountable multi-taskers who thrive when following a proven plan. Our veteran franchisees tell us they love service-based franchise models, like ours at ASP, because they have a structure in place, a set of rules to follow, and a need to fulfill a duty – just like the military. We are confident veterans will thrive with ASP because they are willing to embrace an established franchise model and have supreme confidence in their ability to accomplish any goal set before them.”

Benefits to owning an ASP franchise:
• Work by the poolside.
• No storefront or retail space is needed.
• Qualified military veterans receive 15% OFF the franchise fee plus APPLY TO WINa free ASP franchise through the 2017 ASP Veteran Program.
• Plan your business launch date to fit your needs.
• Meet the ASP Franchising team at headquarters to talk one-on-one about training and support. No prior experience in the pool industry is required.
• Over 10.4 million residential & commercial pools need service. The demand for a reliable pool service franchise continues to grow steadily.
• Opportunities for key employees and future partners/managers to attend Pool School (the most comprehensive swimming pool service training facility in the world).
• Exclusive ASP service territories with the potential to expand.
• Awarded Top Franchisee Satisfaction and Top Franchise for Veterans by Franchise Business Review.
• Ranked #1 Best Pool Maintenance Business by Entrepreneur 500.

At ASP, we look forward to helping countless veterans realize their dream of business ownership.

Learn how to BECOME A LEADER in the swimming pool industry today!

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Growing the Brand with Nationwide Expansion

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ASP- America’s Swimming Pool Company continues their nationwide expansion, with their farthest expansion reaching into California. ASP is the largest and most recognized swimming pool maintenance and repair company.

“Our recent expansion into the state of California is one of the largest milestones for our company since inception” says Stewart C. Vernon, Founder and CEO of ASP. “As our brand has grown over the years, so has our ability to reinvest back in to our systems and processes, allowing our new franchise owners access to a system that is unmatched in our industry.”

In April 2016 new franchise owners from Fresno, CA, Chatsworth, CA, Galveston, TX, and Raleigh, NC visited the ASP Franchising headquarters in Macon, GA, for Pool School. ASP’s Pool School is a 12-day, hands-on franchise training program to help new owners successfully start their business. While at Pool School, franchise owners learned about every aspect of their business from technical support to marketing and bookkeeping.

“After over 30 years of owning my own pool business, I converted to ASP because I liked the idea of being in a business that offers more backing and support,” said Jack Carter, Owner of ASP Fresno and ASP Chatsworth.

ASP is a nationally recognized brand that reaches 205 franchise locations in 21 different states. Both California locations in Fresno and Chatsworth converted from All Pure Pool Service of Central CA to America’s Swimming Pool Company. ASP’s franchise owners enjoy having a support system that is committed to the success of their business.

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Port Charlotte Pool Business to Convert to ASP Pool Cleaning Service Franchise

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MACON, Georgia– ASP – America’s Swimming Pool Company, widely known for their pool cleaning service franchise opportunities, also helps existing pool company owners take their business to the next level by converting it to an ASP franchise. Doing so gives the company owner a competitive advantage by offering national buying power, industry leading marketing data, proven systems and access to the ASP brand. These benefits are what attracted Robert Adams to convert his existing pool company to the newest ASP franchise in Port Charlotte, Florida.

“Though I already had a business plan in tact, it became apparent to me that ASP would accelerate my timeline to success,” said Adams. “With ASP, I will be able to reach my goals much quicker, and in a much more organized way. By relying on the training and support provided, I am building an actual business for long term.”

Adams owned his own swimming pool company in 1989, but later sold it in 2002 when he relocated. After spending some time as a sales manager for Terminix, he found himself back in Florida with the intention of re entering the swimming pool service industry. As he built up his own business, he searched for a way to help the business grow faster. He began looking at franchise opportunities. When he found ASP, he was excited that the company not only focused on cleaning and maintenance but also positioned themselves as a pool repair franchise. Adams knew that ASP’s training, support, and online presence was exactly what his pool company needed to grow quickly, and decided to convert his existing business into an ASP pool cleaning service franchise.

ASP is no stranger to rapid growth. Founded in 2001 by Stewart Vernon of Macon, Georgia, ASP set out to fill the holes in the existing swimming pool industry. Vernon knew that by providing a higher quality service at a price pool owners could afford he would have the competitive edge. By 2005, his philosophies proved to be, and the company began offering franchise opportunities. Now, after ten years of franchising, ASP has over 180 territories nationwide and is working on their goal of coast to coast expansion. They have been named by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the fastest growing franchises in the nation, and are among the best franchise opportunities for home based businesses.

To learn more about ASP franchising opportunities, visit their websiteswww.aspfranchising.com.

To learn more about ASP Port Charlotte, contact them via phone (941) 787-5397, or email them at portcharlotte@asppoolco.com