Local Masters is a community of experts offering premier services in their own local area which was built by identifying and fitting together those pieces of the technological puzzle which are absolutely essential to the success of franchise businesses.
Our founding team is led by Ashish Mohole, who has spent years marketing both enterprise and consumer products. His first success came working in the trenches of the Web 2.0 world with the successful marketing of his first venture, Get Vendors, which was acquired by Match Point, a division of Connexus Corp. Most recently, he has built NextBee into a premier online provider of custom configurable SAAS loyalty, referral, and similar engagement and rewards programs.
Local Masters’ business started as a solution rather than as a formal business plan. After talking with fellow Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, our founding team realized that many of the tools needed to disrupt the traditional franchising model could be assembled into a single offering. By creating a marketplace where domain experts could easily connect with skilled individuals seeking to start their own business, we realized we could not only disrupt traditional franchising, but provide people everywhere access to best-in-class services.
We had the product, we had the marketing structure - we formalized the business model and Local Masters was born. During the transformation from the initial stand-alone solution to the current wide-ranging platform, we did not change the core product features or the type of campaign we wanted our platform to support, but only expanded the scope and user-friendliness of our modules to accommodate the business needs of all our Grand Masters, Local Masters, and Members.
As a bootstrapped company with relentless focus on organic growth, we have never sponsored a conference nor run a jazzy ad campaign. Instead, we have single-mindedly focused on one thing, and only one thing: the results that we deliver to our customers.
Needless to say, this is possible because of the extraordinary commitment from each of our employees, and so we are proud to say that our biggest asset is our dedicated team. We intend to continually pull in new members who are as passionate about customer satisfaction as our current team members, and in the next few years we plan to establish ourselves as the Swiss Army Knife of customer engagement solutions for businesses of all sizes.