Sunday, June 19, 2011

Weekly News & Agenda for Tuesday, 6/21/11



We start with roundtable introductions. You're welcome to share what's new personally or professionally, and any networking needs. We'll give particular focus to those seeking advice, referrals, job search assistance, or simply the opportunity to disseminate business information or plug your business.


David Weaver will speak on franchising opportunities in today's market. David has great advice for those looking for quality franchises in various industries. He's a great source for private funding, rather than the typical public funding like SBA loans. Anyone looking to venture into owning franchises would be well served to take advantage of David’s expertise. Come and see what you think.

David has spent the last several years analyzing and underwriting franchise systems across the country. He offers "an alternative avenue for those executives who may be better suited for self-employment".

Thanks to Kurt Schlaefer (USAFA '70) for arranging to have Mr. Weaver speak with us this week.

More info on David Weaver:

An expert in small business management: business development, finance and operations; Mr. Weaver has spent the last several years analyzing and underwriting franchise systems across the country. The purpose was to establish the “right fit” between the franchisor and finance company in order to offer the franchisee a non-SBA finance product.

Long before the financial meltdown David has been helping small businesses succeed without government assistance. Intimate knowledge of franchise systems across multiple industry segments coupled with years of interaction with franchise clients before and after they opened for business offers Mr. Weaver a true understanding for what works and what doesn’t in franchising.

Business ownership is as American as apple pie and is why Mr. Weaver chooses to spend his time sharing the knowledge and experience he has gained with others. A focus on essential business characteristics creates the individual’s ideal business model , this makes the fit between the individual and the right franchise.
David enjoys the mountains of Colorado with his two children and resides in Littleton, CO. He can be reached at or by phone at 877-933-0890.


6/28/11: TBD/Open Forum. This date is available if you'd like to invite a speaker or lead a discussion.

3. JOB OPPORTUNITIES - Data Security Sales for Protegrity (Numerous Locations)
BizNet member Sean McCloskey (USNA '78) writes as follows:

Protegrity is looking for ambitious sales people in all parts of the country. If you know someone who is interested I can send them the job description or direct them to our web site at

Thanks for your help. Protegrity is poised to start growing and the data security market is really taking off! Hope to hear from you soon.

All the best,

Sean McCloskey

4. JOB OPPORTUNITY - Contract Administrator (Bakersfield, CA):

Thanks to Chuck Jones (USMA '68) for passing along this item from corporate recruiter Carroll Dickson.

Contract Administrator (KA). Client seeks KA for permanent full time assignment in Bakersfield, CA. Successful candidate has strong logistical technical background, experienced in proposal writing and has good customer communication skills. Candidate must be willing to relocate to Bakersfield, CA. Time is now. Salary negotiable. Know anyone? Interested candidates should send an updated resume to

5. JOB OPPORTUNITIES - Agile1 (Illinois & Michigan):

See AcademyBizNet blog postings from this past week, describing the following job opportunities at Agile1:

-- Parts Product Support Manager - Military
-- Proposal Writer/Volume Lead
-- Purchasing Program Manager
-- Senior RAM Engineer
-- Senior Trade Liscening & Compliance Specialist


Have a great week.

Joe Paniccia (USMA '84)
BizNet Coordinator

Service Academy BizNet of Denver meets weekly on Tuesdays at 0700 in the Marriott Hotel at the Denver Tech Center. From I-25, exit Belleview east, then turn north onto Syracuse Street. While the Marriott lots are paid parking (approx $2-4), you can park for FREE across the street at Garcia's Restaurant (we have their permission). Look for us in the seating area inside the Marriott's coffee shop. RSVP is not required. Dress is casual. Attendance is open to graduates of the federal service academies (USAFA, USCGA, USMA, USMMA, USNA). Our schedule, roster and other information are posted on the web site at

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