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Thursday, August 27, 2009

When its broke don't fix it franchise it!

This is the worn out mentality of Crestcom ,these guys are old dudes past their sell by date, trying like crazy to squeeze a few last bucks out of the unsuspecting public, thinking they will win, 'cause they died with the most toys. God will judge you.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Crestom International

This quote is from Rip-off Reports about the company that hooked me up with Crestom International. Crestcom is so worthless. They have a few hot shot salesman who catch a good market but for the most part this shouldn't even pretend to be a franchise. They really have nothing to franchise. They should just sell their training material to salesman and let presenters facilitate the training. Not enough money in doing business with integrity I guess.

Many of the clients we unknowingly placed (as well as other TES consultant placements) with the franchises represented by TES have failed. Many of the 100+ franchises that work with TES are very poor business models.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Day will come

You guys at Crestcom continue to amaze me. Changing your material constantly refining the process and then passing this crap off as a "franchise." The people who make it are the" top line best of the best" closer type sales people. That's not what you told me. You said YOUR script and marketing material will work IF I STICK TO THE SCRIPT. Well you didn't stick to the script you revised it. How was I to have confidence in it when it was admittedly flawed?? I wish I was "Bullet Proof," because you guys shot me in the back! Your day will come. God will repay you . REPENT!

Monday, August 24, 2009

How do you guys sleep?

I wondered how the guys who sold me that crappy franchise at Crestcom sleep at night? I look at my 60 year old wife who has to go to to work everyday (and probably till she drops over dead cause you sucked up our 401 k) and wonder how would you like it if you were me? Sleep well, I don't. Thanks for the golden opportunity. Thanks for the worthless scripts and material you pawned off on me.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Why all the fuss?

Shouldn't I just admit I failed and that Crestcom did all they could do. I agree they didn't guarantee success. But they gave me marketing materials and presentation materials that needed major revisions. That helped cause my failure. On top of that they refused to buy back or help mitigate my loss in anyway. Do you think if you bought a McDonalds or KFC franchise and find out they were working on the special sauce and secret recipe and had to redo it would you feel cheated? Well Crestcom Management Training? Maybe not so "bullet proof training" after all. Crestcom Franchise is not telling the whole story. Not really out for you. Huh Mr. Crestcom? I'm no longer on the UFOC list so prospective suckers, I mean buyers, can't call me. This is my only way of warning unsuspecting people who only want a fighting chance. Franchise opportunity? Yeah, like trying to compete in the Daytona 500 in a 1991 k-car with retread tires. They blame the driver!!!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Researching Franchise Opportunities

Scamming has a long history in the franchise business. This is in part due to the fact that when the idea of franchising first got put into motion over five decades ago, it presented an extremely enticing and lucrative opportunity for many eager entrepreneurs. Indeed, it was - and still is - a very powerful tool for enterprise expansion that has provided great opportunities to countless business people throughout the world. Unfortunately, as with many business negotiations and investment opportunities, those who wished to defraud others definitely had their place in the early days of franchising - and traces of these fraudulent activities remain franchise business practices today.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Just how clueless these guys are.

I noticed not much of Crestcom is up to date. Just like the material they gave me. Like their founder, they're stuck in a time warp. Look at their website. site is 3 years behind. Look at one of the covers of a magazine that they say endorses them - states; "Is Your Business Ready for Y2K?" Just a suggestion spend the money you fleeced me out of on maybe update your company, so that franchisees have a fighting chance.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

No Win.

When your broker is a fraud too, then you might as well bend over and grab your ankles .

From Rip-off Report:

Even if you find a client who wants to work with you to find a franchise, many of the franchisors we work with are terrible. We are telling our clients that franchises have a 90% success rate. This is an outright, boldface lie!!! Franchises really don't have any better success rate than do independent businesses. That's because franchisors don't count the franchisees who sell or close down their business as a failure. As a matter of fact, when I was validating the TES franchise and I checked through the UFOC there were only about 10-15 TES consultants who had left the system. In reality there were more 50 and maybe even 100. That's because people who were considered inactive or who had just closed down were not counted as terminated. This is a very common practice with all franchisors not only TES.

The bottom-line is The Entrepreneur's Source is a fraud. There is currently a huge lawsuit involving about 20 former consultants with damages over 1 million dollars. Complaints have also been filed with the Federal Trade Commission and the Connecticut Attorney General against TES.

Friday, August 14, 2009

This Is what American capitalism has turned into.

The people at Crestcom who stole my money and dreams are what is wrong with America and free market capitalism. They find loopholes and exploit them. The sell worthless franchises and then show utter disdain and contempt for you, once they have your money. Did the help by buying back or helping me sell my worthless franchise? Not on your life. They can't be sued see article.
Caveat emptor (buyer beware) and competent, professional advice are your best and only defenses. Of course, you could try to save money up front, get involved with a questionable franchise, and lose your entire investment (including perhaps your home, savings and retirement accounts), then hire a litigation attorney (who in turn hires a franchise expert for review and guidance) to try and recover damages. Problem is, you're probably broke at that point and could never afford the $10,000 or $20,000 retainer it takes just to get things started and learn what you should have learned initially - and at a small fraction of the cost. (unless of course like in my case the franchise broker is just as corrupt!)
All I can say is these people's lust for money, apparently, is exceeded only by their contempt for the hardworking people who's lives and dreams they shatter and ruin. Justify your actions all you can. Assuage your already seared conscience. Keep on doing what your doing, because you helped ruin our way of life one person at a time. Feel proud, sleep well.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Read this and you will see how easy it is to get duped. Hal Krause and the Crestcom thieves are part of this madness. I will speak out against your piracy.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

What do you do?

The prevailing wisdom is to do what you love and the money will follow. Well, that may be the case if you happen to be Tiger, Kobe, Lance or Gates. The rest of us need a job. I can't get "out of the box" yet to find out how to make my dreams pay my bills. If I do I will then let you in on the secret. Until then, Hi ho, hi ho its off to work I go!

Friday, August 07, 2009


I never want it misunderstood that although I desire justice and want somehow for God to intervene that I don't forgive those who have stole from me or wronged me. I do forgive you, even if you don't ask me to. I harbor no personal ill will towards anyone. I pray also for forgiveness to those I have wronged intentionally or inadvertently. This is hard sometimes and sometimes I don't "feel" like it. But only by the power of God through His Son and Holy Spirit can this be done.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

The Crestcom phoneys and the rest of you (you know who you are) need to read Psalm 10

Why are you far away, LORD? Why do you hide yourself when I am in trouble?
Proud and brutal people hunt down the poor. But let them get caught by their own evil plans!
The wicked brag about their deepest desires. Those greedy people hate and curse you, LORD.
The wicked are too proud to turn to you or even think about you.
They are always successful, though they can't understand your teachings, and they keep sneering at their enemies.
In their hearts they say, "Nothing can hurt us! We'll always be happy and free from trouble."
They curse and tell lies, and all they talk about is how to be cruel or how to do wrong.
They hide outside villages, waiting to strike and murder some innocent victim.
They are hungry lions hiding in the bushes, hoping to catch some helpless passerby. They trap the poor in nets and drag them away.
They crouch down and wait to grab a victim.
They say, "God can't see! He's got on a blindfold."
Do something, LORD God, and use your powerful arm to help those in need.
The wicked don't respect you. In their hearts they say, "God won't punish us!"
But you see the trouble and the distress, and you will do something. The poor can count on you, and so can orphans.
Now break the arms of all merciless people. Punish them for doing wrong and make them stop.
Our LORD, you will always rule, but nations will vanish from the earth.
You listen to the longings of those who suffer. You offer them hope, and you pay attention to their cries for help.
You defend orphans and everyone else in need, so that no one on earth can terrify others again.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

no more middle class

I was just reflecting on the fact that the so called "middle class" in the USA is gone. We have working poor and poor working the system.. We have some rich who earned it and most rich who where born into it or cheated everybody to get it. But no middle class. You can't "work your way up" anymore. I guess the new socialist takeover was inevitable. Hope the new regime gets around to wealth redistribution soon. But they won't, Jesus said, "The poor will always be with you." But He also said "It's easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than a rich man to enter heaven." Just some thoughts.