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Susan Mell

Area Developer
Tel: (813) 862-0218

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The Entrepreneur's Source® is the world's largest and #1 franchise coaching organization dedicated to empowering potential entrepreneurs to achieve their personal and professional goals through self-employment. The Entrepreneur's Source® is recognized as the industry leader in franchise education, coaching and knowledge of opportunities through the country.

With over 30 years of experience, The Entrepreneurs Source® pioneered the franchise coaching industry. Since then, we have been coaching and empowering tens of thousands of individuals to break free from the employment cycle and empower them to achieve their dreams and become self-sufficient through business ownership.

I am looking to build a team of highly motivated individuals who want to be in business for themselves but not by themselves. Let’s connect to see if The Entrepreneur’s Source opportunity is right for you.

Bio Information

Susan Mell's background includes 33 years as a business owner. Her first business for 17 years included four retail locations, 42 employees with 3 million dollars in annual sales in the wireless industry. As a member of the Tampa Chamber of Commerce, she participated for 18 months in their Mentor/Protégé program. Susan had the great fortune to have as her mentor, Chris Sullivan, Founder of Outback Steakhouse. With his guidance and support, he helped her to grow her business until she sold it September 2001. Susan has her Masters in Social Work Administration and passionate about helping people achieve their dreams of self-employment. Her value is to help people discover franchise opportunities that they would not discover on their own. She coaches, educates, and assists clients in their exploration of their options and possibilities in self-employment and franchises. In addition, Susan assists with financing too. She currently is a multi-unit franchisee owner and owns 4 Franchises for the past 12 years with 6 Independent Contractors throughout the United States. There is no cost or obligation for our services due to the franchise community pays the fees and is never added to the investment. To assist our Veterans, Susan can help to attain a discount on the franchise fees via the Vet Fran Program.

CEO Council Member for 19 years
TES Franchisee Association – Treasurer 2013, 2014
TES Advisory Board - 2014, 2015
Member of the Working Women of Tampa Bay
Member of the Women’s Executive Leadership (WEL)
Nominated for Tampa Bay Business Women of the Year 2010 Award
Area Developer of the Year 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Referral Synergy Award 2012
Franchisee of the Year 2008
Top Performer Award 2003, 2008, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017
Excellence in Marketing 2005
Ambassador - 2003 - 2014


My name is Rob Gibney and I had the good fortune of working with Susan Mell. She contacted me and inquired about my interest in going into business for myself. After a couple of phone conversations, it was clear to me Susan was not the typical "recruiter" trying to collect a fee. Susan had a real desire to help me find a business opportunity that was "right" for me. At no point did I feel pressured. She took her time to get to know me, what motivated me, my likes and dislikes and then presented me with different opportunities.

Along the way, Susan was there to help answer questions, direct and guide me throughout the process of buying the franchise I choose. I was able to get into a business I always wanted to, through a franchise I never knew existed, and I owe it all to Susan Mell.

I highly recommend Susan to anyone looking to own their own business!


Robert P Gibney


Shelagh and I want to thank you very much for the services you provided to help us get on the right path toward our dream. Before I met you I was wandering around aimlessly in the "transition" world. Everything that you said in your initial presentation stirred a entreprenuerial fire in me. From that point, I knew being in business for myself was the right path.

Your professionalism was key in helping us find which business was the right fit. Without your services, which we were very pleasantly surprised to discover were FREE, we would have spent who knows how long researching various opportunities. You took us through a process to help us discover ourselves and you introduced us to various companies.

The best part about the process is that you coached me to keep an open mind - which led to us buying a business which I had initially ruled out. For the first time in a long time in my career, I am excited about the future!


Terry & Shelagh Bitter

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