The Entrepreneur’s Source Franchise Welcomes Art Coley to Advisory Board
The Entrepreneur’s Source franchise is excited to announce Art Coley, a franchise consultant with AlphaGraphics, has joined the company’s Advisory Board. While serving on this board, Coley will have the opportunity to work with other knowledgeable and experienced franchise executives to give leadership and perspective to entrepreneurs. The Advisory Board aims to help entrepreneurs find the right path in franchising and small business ownership.
“Coley, along with other members of the Advisory Board, will be providing valuable perspectives, experience, and guidance to our team as we celebrate our 30th year in business,” said Terry Powell, founder of The Entrepreneur’s Source franchise and Franchise Source Brands International. “Coley’s strong entrepreneurial background and proven success in brand growth makes him an excellent addition to the Advisory Board.”
Art Coley’s History in Franchising
Coley has a phenomenal track record, becoming a true entrepreneur at a young age by opening, owning and managing a burger restaurant a when he was just 15 years old. After attending college at the University of Houston, Coley joined ICED – an alliance of franchised printing and copying centers. Coley served many roles during his time at ICED, from Director of Public Relations to President and VP of Franchise Development of Computer Explorers (an ICED brand).
Between his positions at ICED, Coley found time to return to his family restaurant, where he raised sales by more than 600 percent. The restaurant was recognized as one of the “Top 50” family-owned businesses in Texas by the Baylor University School of Business, and Coley was named “Business Man of the Year” by the Temple Chamber of Commerce.
In 2007, Coley joined AlphaGraphics as the head of global development and was soon promoted to president and CEO in January 2012. During his tenure at AlphaGraphics, he helped secure more than 300 franchise agreements, ensuring the brand’s persistent prosperity. Feeling that his work at AlphaGraphics was accomplished, Coley stepped down as president and CEO and is now a consultant for the company.
Coley has worked with The Entrepreneur’s Source franchise through his 20 years of entrepreneurial experience and is excited about the opportunity to serve on the FSBI advisory board.
“I have personally collaborated with The Entrepreneur’s Source franchise for more than 10 years and they have been one of my most important partners in growing the brands that I’ve been responsible for,” Coley said. “They have brought me a few hundred franchisee partner’s over the course of my relationship with them, and I couldn’t be more excited to help with the growth of their brand.”