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College Pro Alumni - James Sny…

May 26, 2011

James Snyder, current Director of Operations at PacNorthwest Drive Ins, worked for six years with College Pro, first as a franchise owner and then managing franchise owners. In the following letter, he reflects on his time with College Pro, what he learned and why College Pro is an ideal place for future business leaders to get their start. Read More

College Pro Painters Alumni In…

March 17, 2011

We recently caught up with Jim Mathewson, a former College Pro franchise manager, and now a National Account Manager over at AkzoNobel Canada, which is the largest global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. Read More

Is there a Small Business Ghos…

December 29, 2010

As an SMB owner, the face of your business is the same one you see in the mirror every morning.  Sure, you might be able to file a document and convince the IRS to tax you twice, but that doesn’t mean that your potential customers will accept a distinction between your private and public life. Read More

Hiring for your small business

December 22, 2010

When contemplating your approach to the hiring process, it is essential to emphasize the attributes and qualities that accompany successful individuals in the business world.  Read More

2014 College Pro Season Underway

Posted On January 17, 2014

As the new year began, so did our team of 2014 College Pro Entrepreneurs.  

We came together for our annual Leadership Conference to work on core skills, share best practices and spend time with our peers.

Our CEO, Tony Valle, framed the event with two key pieces: (1) Brand Experience and (2) Promises.

"We are only as good as a Brand as the sum of our promises kept" he said, and went on to challenge the group to really deliver on the promises they make in their communities around North America.

Apart from our general sessions, each entrepreneur engaged in 3 advanced skill sessions to help grow on the success of their 2013 business to achieved their 2014 objectives.

Sessions Included:
—Business Planning
—Maximizing Performance & Productivity
—Leading Performance
—Marketing 2.0
—Financial Management
—Recruiting & Leading Employees
—Advanced Selling

Our 2014 Theme: Enterpreneurs Start Here

So, who makes up College Pro you ask?  This zany group of focused, innovative and hard working people.  Entrepreneurship isn't for everyone, but for those who take it on and really make a run of it, it can be life changing.

We're excited for the business season ahead.

If you've got somebody in your network that has the entrepreneurial spirit, connect them with us using the following link:

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