Franchisee/Licensee endorsements are always the best references.
Recent interview with a long-standing Franchisee
When considering your next career move, talking with someone who has walked in your shoes before can give you the insights you need to decide your path. If you are considering a career change from your current position in the corporate world, then we would like to share a recent conversation with one of our senior franchisees about his experience with owning a financial services franchise.
Q: How long have you been with IFG?
A: Over 11 years.
Q: What were you doing prior to starting your IFG franchise?
A: Prior to IFG, I was in the corporate world working for a $5 billion global corporation. I was a VP with P/L responsibility for our electronic components division in the America’s.
Q: What attracted you to an IFG franchise?
A: There were several things that attracted me to an IFG franchise.
The biggest was the Schedule Flexibility. I had kids in school and it gave me the opportunity to be a coach for my son’s football and lacrosse teams.
Second thing was the Low Overhead. There was no need for significant investment in equipment or inventory.
I was also attracted to the fact that this opportunity had Good Income Potential.
Additionally, I liked that an IFG franchise was a B-to-B business, which is where my background had been, and it kept me in a professional environment and required no cold calling on customers.
Q: What has your experience been like since working with IFG?
A: I was able to meet or exceed my initial 1 and 3-year goals when I started. Support from Interface has always been excellent.
It’s been fun; working with good quality individuals in my referral network, providing a valuable resource within my community for both my referral sources and clients. The acceptance and willingness of our referral sources to work with us is significantly beyond what I expected, which is mostly due to being able to provide a valuable resource for them.
Q: What are the key differences between what you are doing now and what you did previously?
A: No constant meetings, no long hours every week, no reporting to corporate - or at times being micro managed - and not having a staff to manage.
Q: What advice would you give someone who is considering entering into an IFG franchise?
A: If you like working with people, you can have a lot fun as an IFG business owner. The reception from banks, our number one referral source, will exceed your expectations.
MORE FRANCHISEES/LICENSEES ENDORSE INTERFACE!
These are some more of our franchisees/licensees and what they have to say about the Interface franchise and why they purchased it:
"IFG has a proven formula. There is a tremendous value in not having to re-invent the wheel. The lack of a defined system plays a significant role in why many new businesses fail."
"To have my own business again, related to my past credit experience, No employees, people and client relationship building, small fixed costs. Other franchisees in the area."
“IFG is uniquely positioned to take advantage of today’s rapidly changing economic and financial needs. The consequence of past lending standards directly plays into IFG’s hands. It has a model that provides an opportunity to control risk, while providing an excellent return.”
“I was looking for a challenge and have always had a strong desire to operate my own business. IFG gives me the opportunity to utilize my past banking experience and gives me the chance to run my own business. I enjoy meeting and assisting people in business and IFG gives me opportunities to continue assisting small businesses.”
“Given my extensive experience in telecom and data networking I will be pursuing how to leverage that network into IFG services. Given that much of this market is serviced by small local companies there appears to be a very good fit.”
“For over 20 years I’ve wanted to work for myself but I was always waiting to find the product or service that would allow me that Distinct Competitive Advantage to separate me from the completion. It took some time, but I finally realized it was the skillset, experience, and attitude within myself that would provide that advantage and when I discovered the IFG product it felt the equivalent of slipping a hand into a glove."
CLIENTS ENDORSE INTERFACE!
“The Interface Financial Group has provided us with excellent service for our special financing needs. We had secured a large subcontract on a DOD project and needed special funding to support the staffing requirement. IFG has made the process simple, efficient, and straightforward. There were no surprises and everything went as planned. We are very pleased with IFG and would highly recommend any organizations in need of special and expedient funding to contact The Interface Financial Group to assist them. We continue to do business with IFG. “
“As a new professional services firm with few assets, I was unable to qualify for a traditional loan or line of credit. Using IFG’s invoice discounting services over the prior six months helped me double my staff and get my cash flow under control. I would not hesitate to use IFG again or recommend them to another small business. Thanks. “
“I can’t stress how important using Interface was for my business. Interface was able to purchase receivables from my company and give me cash flow almost immediately to meet a variety of immediate needs. With Interface’s help I was able to protect my credit and maintain good standing with my suppliers, while my business was able to continue to move forward to meet the next hurdle. All of this was accomplished at very reasonable rates.”
“We would like to thank you so much for your support. The Interface Financial Group has enabled us to help achieve our mission to serve our customers quickly and very efficiently due to the outstanding service that your company has provided. We feel so fortunate to have you. You have made a major contribution to our company.”
“Services provided by IFG allowed us to capitalize on significant growth opportunities over a short period of time; tripling our workforce, and increasing our revenue tenfold.”
“We are very pleased with services provided by The Interface Financial Group. Transactions are simple to process and funding and rebates are received in a timely manner.”
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