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“Keep the main thing, the main thing”

MainThing

 

BlueGrace Logistics CEO Bobby Harris is fond of saying “Keep the main thing, the main thing. BlueGrace employees embody, promote, live and breathe the Core Values. The most important core value of the employees themselves? #2 Be Caring of Others. It’s the people at BlueGrace that make it a great place to work. It’s the people that drive everyone to deliver their best and to be their best. It’s then also the people who carry these values into their interactions with prospects, customers and partners. Transportation and Supply Chain Management is what BlueGrace does – and does well. But the “Main Thing” is the company culture – the people themselves. If we were ever to stray from the main thing, our performance would suffer in all areas. So every day we focus on keeping the main thing, the main thing.

 

Transportation and supply chain management are simply a parts of manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and e-commerce businesses in the United States. Each company has their core business offering – their main thing. And like us, if they stray from their main thing, their performance suffers in all areas.

 

So, how can our Main Thing allow you to focus on your Main Thing?

 

  • Our Employees.
    • We are built with industry veterans in key departments such as the C-Level suite, carrier relations, and pricing. A positive attitude is so vital to performance that it counts as 50% of job performance reviews. We do not hire unhappy people.
  • Technology and Integration:
    • Technology needs continue to evolve, and so does our technology. We outspend anyone else in our space on IT. Our BlueShip TMS is user friendly and easy on a transactional basis, it also is able to support large level client engagements and can plug into different ERP, e-commerce, and WMS systems.
  • Customer and supply chain engineering:
    • Through collaboration with our customers and through needs analysis we present a total supply chain solution. We look for current inefficiencies and gather data to send to our pricing team to present both hard and soft cost savings.
  • Proactive and daily support:
    • We see our roles as an extension of your own customer service. We send tracking, reporting, and pre invoice auditing to you as value adds as no cost to you. We are your advocate to the carriers, so you can run your business and not have to think about dealing with multiple people at multiple carriers on a daily basis.
  • Scale-ability
    • We are a private business with no debt or no stake holders to answer to. We can take on the largest of customer and projects along with hiring staff as need be to fulfill customer needs. We work with a large variety of customers and unique partnerships in our industry.
  • Franchise offering
    • We have the strongest franchise offering in our space. Logistics is a one trillion + industry per year and is over 8% of US GDP. We have low start up fees, as well as industry best training and support. You can find out more at BlueGraceFranchise.com

 

Please let us know how we can help you “Keep your main thing, the main thing” today.

 

FOTM June // Pete Foradas // BlueGrace 809 Columbus Central

Pete Foradas

Name: Peter Foradas

Franchise owned: 809 | BlueGrace Logistics Columbus Central

How long have you owned a franchise?

For 2 years

Why Pete?

Pete is only the second franchise to ever win twice. Way to go Pete!

 

Pete has consistently been growing his numbers over the last month. With this growth, he is currently in the process of hiring 3 new employees; 2 in sales and 1 admin professional. Pete is a great business owner, establishing a dynamic business plan that he monitors and adjusts as needed for his internal demands.

 

Pete has worked with the support team on quarterly business reviews for his larger customers, utilizing corporate knowledge of the industry. He is consistently attending training calls, and frequently makes visits to the BlueGrace Logistics corporate office for training.

 

Above all – Pete is continuously working with his customer to grow his business. Let’s congratulate Pete on being these months Franchise of the Month!

 

Links:

BlueGrace Logistics Columbus Central

Leaving the Competition to Become a Franchise | Entreprenuer.com

 

Hit a Roadblock with the New Broker Bond? A New Path Might Be Just What You Need!

Last month Congress passed a new bill increasing the required surety bond for freight brokers from $10,000 to $75,000. The reasoning behind the bill is to cut down on fraud in the transportation and trucking industries. An increased surety bond would ward away non-compliant small brokers. Larger freight broker operations barely feel this increase and are, for the most part, supporters of this bill. Unfortunately, a large number of ethical and hardworking freight brokers are bearing the brunt of this new bill. Many freight brokers are in business for themselves and run their business from a small or home office.  An increase in a surety bond means an increased rate sent back to their customers and potentially losing that business.  Traditionally the transportation industry has been a great place for the entrepreneurial minded individual to grow and flourish. This new bill is affecting that ideal. This new bill is forcing many to close up shop…but there may be a solution.

Now is a great time for freight brokers to begin looking at partnerships with larger transportation management companies like BlueGrace Logistics. BlueGrace Logistics offers both Franchise and Freight Agent opportunities. These roles give the individual the same freedom and income potential as a Broker but with the support and protection of a larger organization. Brokers would also have a wider array of services to now offer customers. The values remain the same but instead you are now in business for yourself, not by yourself! Check out this video regarding BlueGrace Franchises. Join the conversation on LinkedIn regarding Freight Agent opportunities.  If you are an experienced Freight Broker, current Agent, or a Freight Sales professional we would like to speak to you today!

Partnering with BlueGrace Logistics:

  • Competitive  Splits (Agent)
  • Low-cost Franchise Fee
  • Competitive Royalties (Franchise)
  • Best- In-Class Technology
  • Customer Service Support
  • Full Service Suite
  • Billing Services
  • Enterprise Account Support
  • No territory or compensation restrictions

 

Continue to do what you love, be free of any bonds, and leverage up your capabilities!

Low-Cost Franchises Rise in Popularity – Discover BlueGrace Logistics Franchising

What could fitness businesses, mosquito control and third party logistics companies all have in common? The opportunity to be your own boss with no tricky investments! A recent CNBC article on franchise opportunities discusses the rise in popularity of low-cost franchises in the US. BlueGrace® Logistics Franchise is proof that popular and low-cost franchise opportunities do exist. A BlueGrace franchise is a service-type business growing in a $600 billion dollar shipping industry that does not require a large office space, staff, or industry experience.

Think you can’t afford to go into business for yourself?
Think again.

Financial independence is well within reach thanks to the prevalence of these inexpensive franchising opportunities. It’s simply a question of which one best fits you! There are outstanding low-cost franchise options available for entrepreneurs and experienced business owners alike. You can change your life through business ownership or diversify your business and lower your risk with proven business models like BlueGrace Logistics Franchise. The initial investment and startup costs are minimal and no previous industry or business ownership experience is necessary.

Though the investment may be smaller, you should still place thorough research at the top of your to-do list before jumping on-board the franchisee train. Below are some tips to help you succeed before and after signing on the dotted line.

  1. Understand the marketplace. You don’t need to be a subject matter expert. In fact, many franchisors prefer their owners to house their talent in sales and marketing to drive the business.
  2. Pay attention to consumer trends. Keeping a watchful eye on emerging industries and the fluctuating economy can help you stay on-top of what will be the most profitable for your business.
  3. Choose a franchisor that offers ongoing support for your team. Do they provide in-depth training to get you started out on the right foot? Do they offer advertising and marketing support?

You can see by the growing popularity and affordability that benefits to owning your own business are clear. So the question now becomes, “How can I afford not to?” 

Are you attending the International Franchise Expo (IFE) in NYC this week? We’d love to meet you – Stop by Booth #364 to meet our team and discover if a BlueGrace Franchise is right for you!