BIZZIBIZ Chris Hendley Social Media FAIL or Murder-Suicide as a Social Media Tool
Bizzibiz, a franchised digital marketing and social media management company, claims it can create an impressive web presence “that represents your brand and speaks to the quality of your business!”
Recently, Bizzibiz Account Manager Chris Hendley represented the Bizzibiz brand and spoke to the quality of the Bizzibiz business with a comment leveled at the staff of UnhappyFranchisee.com.
Bizzibiz Account Manager Chris Hendley left this message on our post about the death of Don LaPre, the alleged conman and VP of a Bizzibiz affiliate who recently died in prison:
Chris Hendley on November 4th, 2011 3:42 pm
To bad Don didnt break out and come Terminate your fucking ass before killing himself you cocksuckers will write about anything on here just to get attention
and still to this day not 1 person coming Forward saying they got screwed buying a Bizzibiz Franchise and thats the only Focus you should have had from day 1 but what do you expect from Lowlife douchebags to write about i guess
Wow! Chris Hendley of Bizzibiz must be using social media techniques so cutting edge that they appear, to the untrained eye, out of control and self-destructive.
Murder-Suicide as a Social Media Tool
While most social media experts embrace open dialogue and exchange of ideas, Bizzibiz’ Chris Hendley is pioneering the use of the wish for murder-suicide as a response to those with opposing ideas.
While most social media experts would advise against using crude & vulgar terms when representing one’s company, it seems that Bizzibiz’ Chris Hendley believes in building one’s brand through the unashamed use of such bold words as “c*cksucker,” “f*cking *ss,” and “Lowlife d*uchebags.”
And while most timid social media experts would caution that the misuse of punctuation and capitalization might give the impression that one is an uneducated, illiterate and/or lazy lout, Bizzibiz’ Chris Hendley (obviously inspired by James Joyce’s Ulysses) brings the run-on sentence and random capitalization to a whole new level.
Bizzibiz’ Chris Hendley is working his social media magic on other blogs as well, including a discussion on Black Box Social Media.
In that discussion, Chris Hendley denies that Don LaPre was a VP of a Bizzibiz affiliate (although LaPre was named as such on their website) and claims that a noted franchise attorney endorses Bizzibiz (despite the fact that the noted expert entered litigation with Bizzibiz 3 months earlier). While the untrained observer might mistake these statements as deceptions, or even lies, Bizzibiz Chris Hendley won’t be detered by such things as truth or, say, ethics.
In the Blackbox discussion, Bizzibiz Account Manager Chris Hendley posted one of his most magnificent pieces of social media writings, managing to combine offensive words, random capitalization, a thinly veiled death threat, and a brilliant mangling of grammar and syntax in just 34 words:
“…i guess if Don Lapre picked another type of franchise the Pathetic unhappy franchise dipshit could write crap about that franchise to bad Don lapre didnt do the world a favor and stabbed you”
Bizzibiz: Have you left the kids home alone?
Of course, we’re not saying that everyone at Bizzibiz is unprofessional and illiterate with homicidal tendencies.
In fact, Bizzibiz CEO Jim Piccolo’s response to our concerns was thorough, professional and respectful of our right to express our views (BIZZIBIZ Franchise Founder Jim Piccolo Responds to Criticism). It was the most artful rebuttal we’ve received in a long time.
But the fact that someone like Bizzibiz Account Manager Chris Hendley is allowed to freely sabotage Bizzibiz’ online reputation unchecked is troubling. It reinforces the concern that management not only doesn’t understand social media, they aren’t even monitoring their own employees’ misuse of it.
UnhappyFranchisee.com is not advising people not to invest in the Bizzibiz franchise opportunity. That’s not what we do. But we have some valid concerns about the concept and the company, which we feel compelled to share and discuss.
Thanks to Bizzibiz Account Manager Chris Hendley, we now have one more.
ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH CHRIS HENDLEY OR THE BIZZIBIZ DIGITAL MARKETING FRANCHISE? SHARE A COMMENT BELOW*
* Don’t worry. If we disagree with you we won’t wish an infomercial huckster attacks you.
Read more about Bizzibiz here:
BIZZIBIZ: Infomercial Huckster Don LaPre Dies in Prison October 7, 2011
BIZZIBIZ Franchise Founder Jim Piccolo Responds to Criticism August 27, 2011
BIZZIBIZ Franchise, Youngevity & Dr. Joel Wallach August 3, 2011
BIZZIBIZ: VP Don LaPre 2nd Exec Indicted for Fraud August 1, 2011
BIZZIBIZ Franchise Founder Jim Piccolo Defrauded 105 Investors, Says AZ July 17, 2011
BIZZIBIZ Suing Mr. Franchise Kevin B Murphy and Franchise Foundations PC July 17, 2011
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11 thoughts on “BIZZIBIZ Chris Hendley Social Media FAIL or Murder-Suicide as a Social Media Tool”
NO one made any direct threats to unhappy franchise saying: to bad Don lapre didnt do the world a favor and stabbed you”
its just a statement dont see anywhere where it says Chris hendley would do anything personally to hurt anyone ??
Tom: You’re correct. Bizzibiz Chris Hendley didn’t directly threaten us. Bizzibiz Chris Hendley simply expressed his desire that we be murdered by a suicidal TV conman.
Our point is that the real victim of Chris Hendley’s vulgar and lunatic ravings is his own company, Bizzibiz. These comment postings not only cast a giant question on the quality and emotional stability of their staff, but it makes one wonder if they have any control whatsoever over those who are representing their brand.
Tom, Bizzibiz is a company that claims that it is proficient in creating online reputations. What type of reputation do you think Bizzibiz Account Manager Chris Hendley is creating for Bizzibiz?
My understanding Chris Hendley was a independant contractor which no company has any personal control of what one says other than to terminate them after the fact has moved on already to new business and i dont agree with some of the crazy statements he made reviewing other companies on your site seem to have direct complaints about people who actually bought there franchise and got scammed and there isnt no evidence any bizzibiz franchise owner is not happy which seems to be what upset him the most and i agree there is no unhappyfranchisee there very happy with there results but franchise sales was very difficult for lots of independent reps which i think frustrated a lot of reps only sold 74 franchises and there goal was a lot higher than that.
Chris Hendley/Tom Miller/Wendy Newman:
We received an apology from Bizzibiz. They said that you have been reprimanded and warned several times to stop commenting. They acknowledged that you are an embarrassment and apologized for your unprofessionalism.
Chris, you should listen to them, at least until you gain the slightest clue how social media works. For example, even beginning bloggers know that blog admins can tell when you’re posting under different names. We know that Chris/Tom/Wendy are the same commenter, for example, but will give you the benefit of the doubt that you either have multiple personality disorder or are Siamese triplets.
In the many years we have been in franchising, we can’t remember another new franchise company with as many setbacks in their first year as Bizzibiz. Do them a favor and stop adding to their troubles.
1st thing like to say i think your very silly for writing a full article about me in a “national enquiror gossip style format ”
Tom and Wendy were actually former Sales reps of Bizzibiz I asked them to comment on here they actually never even sold 1 franchise either and i personally had 30 reps on my team and not even 1 of them sold a franchise.
Bizzibiz sales training to sale there Franchises was very weak and gave us ideas like why dont we all start cold calling Printing shops since there losing business to online marketing they and get the decisions maker on the phone and talk him into buying a $25,000 Franchise? Very unrealistic and i dont know 1 person sold a franchise with this crappy method and considering the Commision to sale a franchise was only $2,000 way Below Commision industry standards Business brokers werent that interested in selling it either since they pay so low
I myself Talked Franchise Alliance a National Franchise Brokererage with over 250 brokers nationwide in there organization and for 4 months they advertised Bizzibiz on over 75 websites for FREE and not even 1 sale ever happened
as a result of that either and i personally only sold 1 franchise in the 5 months i Promoted the “Bizzibiz Nightmare franchise” is what i call it now and so do many others
Recently been told there having issues keeping up with clients accounts and understaffed and difficult to find good help in this line of work .
Considering i started learning Search engine optimization by myself online around February this year built my own website to sale Bizzibiz franchises
and actually out ranked Bizzibiz Corporate in the Search engines should be a huge reg flag for buyers also and they actually had the nerve knowing out of
Financial desperation to offer me only $300 to buy my Domain name http://Bizzibizfranchises.info Really kinda shows how they really treat there sales reps that are so dedicated to selling for them and me only having 6 months of SEO experience and im outdoing corporate pretty funny actually and proves with out a doubt there are not even worth $25,000 when you can go to
http://www.endlessrise.com/ for FREE and offer all the same services pretty much as you can tell its a direct to the company i make nothing sharing that info
but try to save somebody spending $25 grand on some overpriced Franchise
maybe i have acted unprofessional but considering Bizzibiz to be one of the worst decisions in my life to try to sale it , losing a relationship as a result of my horrible results and almost ending up homeless and suffering from Manic depression worst than ever before had everything to do with my unbalanced behavior if there is a way i can Sue Bizzibiz for all the mental anguish they have caused me I would do it in a heartbeat they caused me more troubles for me than any other company period and i wont be happy until Bizzibiz goes out of business and the CEO ends up on skidrow for being such a Cheapskate
offering me only $300 for my domain name
Im happy to say i moved onto a much better opportunity that is a lot more realistic that will work in this economy we live and we learn from life is all we can do and never give up .
Chris Hendley writes:
“i personally had 30 reps on my team and not even 1 of them sold a franchise.”
“Bizzibiz sales training to sale there Franchises was very weak”
” i personally only sold 1 franchise in the 5 months i Promoted the “Bizzibiz Nightmare franchise” is what i call it now and so do many others
“Recently been told there having issues keeping up with clients accounts and understaffed and difficult to find good help in this line of work .”
“save somebody spending $25 grand on some overpriced Franchise”
“i wont be happy until Bizzibiz goes out of business and the CEO ends up on skidrow”
If you think Bizzibiz is a bad company and an overpriced franchise, why did you go around attacking people who warned that Bizzibiz might be a bad company and/or franchise?
Now that you know it’s not a good company, are you happy you didn’t sell a bunch of “overpriced” franchises to people for $25K?
On the matter of domain names, you should be happy they gave you $300. If they have a registered trademark, they probably could have made you sign it over for free.
Sorry to hear about your manic depression. A couple tips for salvaging your online reputation: 1) post apologies where vulgar comments and rants, and 2) Post anonymously from now on.
Best of luck with your new opportunity.
at the times i defended Bizzibiz in my crazy way ” i thought it was a great thing and all that stuff people were saying at those times in my opinion didnt totally indicate it was a bad investment but looking back at it now and like i said the fact im new to seo and im out doing them putting all the pieces together now its obvious now its a bad investment
I am happy i didnt sale to many of them since its turning out so horrible last thing i want is people to think am i crook im might have flipped out bad over this Bizzibiz venture me being in the mortgage industry for 9 year up until 2009 and being a victim of this economy and being one of the worst decisions in my life to try to sale it , losing a relationship as a result of my horrible results and almost ending up homeless and suffering from Manic depression worst than ever before
all i can ask for is people to take all that into consideration if you would have went thru all i been thru and the problem i have i can honestly say 2011 has been the worst year of my entire life .
but im not a quitter we all have had some kind of bad experiences and disappoinments in our lives
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Bizzibiz’ new CEO has issued a new official statement regarding Chris Hendley’s remarks:
An excerpt: “Mr. Hendley works for Gary Curtis, a vice president of Extreme Franchise Marketing, Inc. When Extreme Franchise Marketing, Inc. attempted to contact Mr. Hendley to discuss his post, he did not respond in time for this writing. Mr. Curtis responded on behalf of Extreme Franchise Marketing, Inc. and his team member, Chris Hendley. In a statement to the company, Mr. Curtis reported that “Mr. Hendley has had success in selling BizziBiz franchises and is a very passionate man who truly believes in the BizziBiz franchise product.”
Two more C-level exec’s depart BizziBiz: Chief Operating Officer Daniel Silver and Gail Gust, Director of Marketing. Almost a 100% turnover.