October 28th, 2013
FranNet Consultant Brings New Franchisees to AlphaGraphics
For Kyle DeHaas, success in business is about finding solutions for complex challenges.
After earning an MBA in Entrepreneurship from The Acton School of Business and a BBA in Management Information Systems from The University of Texas, Kyle was a solutions provider for 20 years for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to government entities and non-profits, working for firms including PriceWaterhouseCoopers, GE Capital Consulting and Convio.
Now, he’s sharing those skills with individuals who are looking to apply their own talents as business owners. As a FranNet consultant, Kyle matches clients with business opportunities – people like Craig Nelson.
“I met Craig at a FranNet workshop. He was looking to make a jump from the high-tech industry to owning his own business with his wife, Tammi,” DeHaas said. “We started looking at options based on his skillset, wants and desires, and AlphaGraphics emerged as a real possibility.”
Kyle had known the AlphaGraphics brand for years, ever since he was a college student. He’d watched the evolution and was impressed with the way the company had stayed ahead of the curve.
“My first impression back in the ‘80s was getting things printed out when I was a student at the University of Texas,” he said. “I stayed in Austin and used AG personally over the years, and I’ve noticed that they’ve done a really good job of explaining that they’re more than just a print shop. I’d never placed a candidate with them, but something told me it could be the right fit for the Nelsons.”
Kyle suggested that Craig attend AlphaGraphics Discovery Day, and everything fell into place.
“The franchise development team at AlphaGraphics does a great job showcasing the marketing services approach, and that was a big ‘Aha’ moment for me,” DeHaas said. “That resonated with Craig too. He recognizes that there’s no limit to the potential.”