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Complaint Review: Business Alliance Inc. | Ripoff Report Verified Safe
Business Alliance Inc. | Ripoff Report Verified Safebusinessallianceinc.com Seattle, Washington United States of America
Business Alliance REVIEW: Business Alliance Inc. commitment to customer satisfaction. Business Alliance recognizes complaints posted on Ripoff Report (true or not) are issues that need to be addressed and if handled correctly can be valuable learning opportunities. Business Alliance Inc. received a POSITIVE rating in customer service & product quality assurance
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One top executive of the company stated to Ripoff Report, that Business Alliance corporate philosophy is based on the premise that we strive to provide the largest catalogue of quality franchise partners of any franchise brokerage group in the world, as well as full training and support of its Affiliates in a multitude of formats that are easily accessible to the Affiliates." In simpler terms, they are constantly looking for ways to make their Affiliates more successful by implementing cutting edge resources and backing them up with training and support. Ripoff Report has confirmed that Business Alliance takes quality control very seriously. Business Alliance has recently put a lot of effort into ramping up its support team and client relation processes , including a new dynamic intranet website where the Affiliates can access webinars, conference calls, online catatogue of franchise partners, calendar of upcoming events, and a database with more than 2500 franshises. Recorded versions of the advanced training calls are also available on the intranet website. In sum, Business Alliance provides comprehensive training and tools, as well as an excellent ongoing support network for its Affiliates. Ripoff Report was pleased to learn that the companys past and current approach to business is focused on its pledge to total commitment towards client satisfaction. Business Alliance recognizes that complaints posted on Rip-off Report (true or not) are issues that need to be addressed and if handled correctly can be valuable learning opportunities. With the feedback generated by Rip-off Reports Investigation Business Alliance has made organizational changes allowing their clients a more streamlined approach to problem resolution and a total overall commitment to customer experience. In summary, after our investigation, which included discussions with Business Alliance Senior Management, Ripoff Report is convinced that the company has been and is committed to quality delivery of services resulting in total client satisfaction. Read about Business Alliance, Inc. .. see their websites and the services they have to offer.. . Read more Business Alliance, Inc. Commitment to Excellence and Total Consumer Satisfaction and why consumers should feel safe, confident and secure when doing business with a member of Rip-off Report's Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program. ..yes, a long name for a program that does a lot for both consumers and businesses alike. Read about Rip-off Report Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation & Customer Satisfaction Program,..A program that benefits the consumer, assures them of complete satisfaction and confidence when doing business with a member business. this program works. NOW TO THE ORIGINAL REPORT THAT WAS FILED --------------------------------- Business Alliance Inc And Franchises In General -- Lose Your Nest Egg How all franchises take your MONEY with the endorsement of your STATE!!! Seattle Washington
Dear reader, Have you ever considered BEING YOUR OWN BOSS??? Well, I have just the thing for you! Become a FRANCHISE Consultant helping people get into business for themselves. All it takes is a few days training and about $20,000 and you too will be an expert in franchises.
Sounds like easy money doesn't it? What is wrong with this picture? The first thing is that for your 20,000 you receive the OPPORTUNITY to buy names from the company, which they have farmed from the internet people who are out looking for a job and happen to check the wrong box, or go to any number of websites whose sole purpose is to get a name and then sell it to up to 10 franchise consultants for $15 to $35 apiece!
If you buy 100 of these names, you will be lucky to find even one qualified candidate to present to a franchise.
It gets better! Suppose you find Joe Blow who happens to have $250,000 lying around, wants to own a Pizza parlor, or a hair-cutting salon, or a transmission shop. You make the introductions, coach the candidate, do all the legwork. What are the chances that you will actually consummate the deal between franchisor and franchisee (aka, the fool and his money)? Pretty slim.
Now when Joe your new best friend does finally spend the money and opens the shop on the promise that Franchising is the safest way to open a business he knows he will take some time to get the business to profitability but he will be vastly rich beyond his wildest dreams. The REALITY of franchising is that it is designed to have the FRANCHISEE take all the risk while the FRANCHISOR can reduce its risk and if things go bad, then the FRANCHISOR can take the shop back over and find a new Fool and his money to fleece.
Unfortunately for him and YOU this is all perfectly legal in most States.
Forgot to mention: While the fool is operating his shop, the franchisor is sucking off all potential profit in the form of royalties, advertising fees, stock that must be purchased from the franchisor, uniforms, stock forms virtually anything the company can think of.
Now your typical franchisor will say That's not us it's the other guys There is a very effective method to determine if this is true or not. I am sure you will think of it all on your own.
After years of looking for an honest franchise I give up. None have proven to be the least bit honest and benefit the potential investor/owner they way they claim to. I challenge any of them to prove me wrong! The really big problem is that they have received tacit approval by the states in which they are registered especially states like California who require that certain documents be on file. That makes them look like legitimate investments when if fact they are not. Who the heck is in charge?
Back to BAI, your investment with them is a complete waste. You could farm names yourself with that money. You cannot sell your business as each transaction is stand alone therefore worth only a one-time deal, and BAI does not repurchase any businesses because they can sell licenses to as many people as they want. There is no exclusive territory.
In fact this lesson to all potential franchisees. Take that franchise fee money and do some due diligence, hire independent expert advisors, do research and advertising. Be sure you KNOW the business you want to start and that it is a fit for YOU. Listen to that little voice inside your head.
Hope you can tell that I learned the lesson the hard way and that, having a conscience, want others to avoid the same fate. Good luck to you!
Diogenes LA, California
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