Mary and Ken Jezioro, owners at SHIELD Security Systems, are pleased to announce a partnership with Amy and Ken Elias, of SAVVY Franchise Group, for their franchise development expansion. As a strategic growth partner, Savvy Franchise Group will guide interested franchise candidates through SHIELD’s discovery process to ultimately enhance the franchisor / franchisee relationship. The Elias team will also serve as a liaison between the company and other franchise brokers.
“In the wake of our growth over the past few years, we realized that we needed to expand our franchise sales team in order to focus on our core competency. With the addition of Savvy Franchise, we can pursue our local market and support our franchise owners, yet still concentrate on our strategic vision – which is to grow the development side of our business,” said Ken Jezioro, co-owner and founder of SHIELD.
As franchise sales veterans and members of the Franchise Brokers Association, the Elias team brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to SHIELD’s franchise vetting process. Candidates will now have a dedicated mentor to guide them through the evaluation process to better understand franchising terminology, processes and legal regulations guiding the acquisition of a SHIELD franchise.
On their recent market visit, the Eliases experienced an inside look at how a SHIELD franchise operates. “Spending time with Mary, Ken and the Buffalo team gave us an intimate perspective into this niche business. We gained valuable insight about what services SHIELD provides and what potential owners would experience day-to-day. We are anxious to help grow the brand by sharing this business with our clients and our colleagues in the broker community.”
Prior to being awarded a SHIELD franchise, candidates participate in a mutual discovery process that begins with a request for information through the SHIELD website and culminates with “Discovery Day,” a market visit to Buffalo. Candidates are evaluated on leadership qualities, business experience and fiscal eligibility.
SHIELD plans to award 12 new franchise markets over the next 12 months and eagerly welcomes the Eliases as part of the team. For information about the SHIELD franchise opportunity, visit shield-security.com/requestinformation.