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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.

Founder Stewart Vernon Joins Entrepreneur Podcast Network for an Exclusive Interview

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Stewart Vernon, Founder and CEO of America’s Swimming Pool Company, the nation’s largest swimming pool cleaning, repair and renovation franchise system joins Eric Dye and Stewart Vernon on Entrepreneur Podcast Network (EPN) for an exclusive interview. The episode of Enterprise Radio was working in conjunction with the Franchising Channel.

The EPN interview discusses the following topics:

  • About ASP and what the company does
  • When and how the company began
  • Why ASP is an attractive and lucrative option for potential franchisees
  • What does Vernon look for in ASP franchises and if experience is required in pool cleaning and repair
  • The support ASP offers to franchisees to become successful
  • The overall success of ASP

You can listen to the podcast here.

About ASP CEO & Founder Stewart Vernon

Founder Stewart Vernon is in charge of day-to-day operations of the franchise company, which includes duties such as brand management, vendor relationships, public relations, financial planning, and strategic oversight of his staff members. In addition, Vernon also serves as the CFO of the pool company.

Growing up and graduating college in Georgia, Vernon was looking for an easy business opportunity to enter – one with low capital and low overhead. Through extensive research, he stumbled upon the swimming pool industry and began a local pool company in Macon in 2002.

From cleaning and repair pools, one customer at a time, Vernon looked for ways to expand both the business model and the ASP brand. Eventually, ASP Franchising, Inc. was formed in 2005 and quickly started to fill a void in the swimming pool service sector. The foundation of the model for franchise expansion is partnering with business-minded people who wanted to start their own venture and require a business road map to follow.

Today, ASP is a leader in the swimming pool industry, while also propelling in the ranks of the national franchise limelight. The success of the swimming pool company has been recognized by its inclusion in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 500 Franchise List.

Are you ready to be a part of something that is bigger than you? Want to help homes and business in the process? Contact ASP for pool franchise opportunities today!