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Barry P. Edwards

Franchise Owner

Smoothie King corporation

HQ Phone:  (985) 635-6973

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Smoothie King corporation

3900 North Causeway Blvd., Ste. 1300

Metairie, Louisiana,70002

United States

Company Description

Smoothie King Franchises, Inc. is a privately held, New Orleans-area-based franchise company with more than 750 units worldwide. By creating each smoothie with a purpose, Smoothie King makes it simple and pleasurable for guests to achieve their individual heal...more

Background Information

Employment History

Success Coach, Trainer and Speaker

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President and Certified USAT Coach

CPSB, Inc


President

Creative Presentations Inc


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How to Succeed: Business Success Tips and Advice

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Barry Edwards saw an unclaimed yet promising niche in the computer industry that his employers failed to see.
Learn how he transformed $10,000 into $10 million in less than 10 years


Barry Edwards: How a Work-at-Home Dad Earned 10 Million

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Barry Edwards has sold his company Creative Presentations to Integrated AV Systems, LLC in 1999)
Barry Edwards Many entrepreneurs start their own companies after seeing potential business opportunities from their employers. Barry Edwards, President of the Louisiana-based Creative Presentation, Inc. saw an unclaimed yet promising niche in the computer industry that his employers failed to see. Though young, inexperienced and without capital, he took the leap of faith and started his own company specializing in visual communication systems. While working as the top salesperson at a computer franchise, Barry attended the Computer World tradeshow and was impressed with the presentation equipment on display. It was 1990, and presentation technology was at its infancy. The industry was brand new. "The equipment was really poor at that time," he recalls. "Pictures came out in eight shades of gray. But I knew this was going to be a good technology. And I just know that it was going to take-off." Excited with his find, he went back to his office and tried to persuade management to purchase a line of computer projection equipment. Barry believed in the strong potential of the presentation products. "I knew I was going to be a good seller (of this technology)," he adds. Unfortunately, the management did not show any enthusiasm for the potential opportunity. "The company I was with did not believe that I could do it," he says with a sigh. The rejection of his proposed idea only added to his growing frustrations with his employer. "I was experiencing difficulty back then with the way the company was operating," he remembers. Barry operated the business by himself out of a 10 x 12 room in his home, working about 12 hours a day. He took care of the baby while his wife went to work. "My wife was working full-time - that was important because if she wasn't, we couldn't have started the business." He knew the disadvantages of working at home, so he took pains to make his home business appear like a solid and well-oiled business. "That is one reason why I incorporated: I wanted to make my company look big." Given the nature of his business, he understood the importance of image: letting potential customers know that he works alone might be the kiss of death for his fledgling enterprise. His customers expect after-sales support, and clients may not touch him with a ten-foot pole if they know that he is a solo operator. To camouflage this fact, "I did not use the title of President. Barry says. "I used the title of Sales Manager. Because if I use the title of President, they would think that this is just a young kid: he might fold up shop anytime soon and he doesn't have any support.


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- Barry Edwards, President of Creative Presentations in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Dallas, and Seattle.
He is the recipient of the United States SBA Business Person of the Year for the State of Louisiana, 2000, the Entrepreneur in Residence Award, University of New Orleans, 2001, and the ASTD Employer of the Year, 2000 among many other awards.


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