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Painting With A Twist Studios Nationwide To Host Charitable Events For Veteran's Day »

October 22, 2014 at 11:59AM PDT | Source: Painting with a Twist

Leading Paint and Sip Franchise Hosts Nov. 11 'Painting with a Purpose' to Benefit Special Operations Warrior Foundation
MANDEVILLE, La. - October 22, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Painting with a Twist®, the nation's largest paint-and-sip franchise, will host system-wide fundraising events on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation through the company's charitable arm, Painting with a Purpose.
There are 100 studios participating in this fundraiser with at least 50 percent of each event's proceeds being donated to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Some studios are donating 100 percent.
Guests can visit the Painting with a Twist locations page to find their nearest participating studio...

Pinot's Palette To Host Nationwide Fundraiser Benefitting The National Breast Cancer Foundation »

October 22, 2014 at 10:16AM PDT | Source: Pinot's Palette

October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON - Pinot's Palette, the fast-growing paint-and-sip franchise known for providing guests with an entertaining evening of art and wine, will host its a national fundraising event Friday, Nov. 7 benefitting the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF).
During the evening event, all Pinot's Palette studios nationwide will donate a minimum of $15 per seat reservation to NBCF. Several Pinot's Palette studios plan to donate even more contributions to NBCF.
Pinot's Palette President and Co-Founder Charles Willis says the partnership with NBCF is just one more way the company is giving back to the community through its "Painting It Forward" program.
"When planning this national fundraising effort, it was an easy decision on which cause it needed to be," said Charles Willis, Co-Founder and President of Pinot's Palette...

FASTSIGNS® Helps Independent Owners Thrive, Maximize New Channels For Growth »

October 20, 2014 at 4:53AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

Leading Signage & Visual Graphics Franchisor Exhibits at 2014 SGIA Expo to Share Success with Independent Owners through Company's Co-Brand and Conversion Franchise Programs
October 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas - Though more businesses are investing in effective signage and visual graphics, many of today's independent sign and print shop owners are not maximizing their businesses' true potential due to lack of support in key areas, such as marketing and technology advancements. FASTSIGNS International Inc. - the worldwide franchisor of more than 560 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers in eight countries - recognizes these challenges and provides the necessary resources through its Co-Brand or Conversion franchise programs for independent owners to thrive...

Painting With A Twist Raises $70,000 For Vera Bradley Foundation »

October 16, 2014 at 8:20AM PDT | Source: Painting with a Twist

Nation's Leading Paint and Sip Franchise Donates through Nationwide 'Painting with a Purpose' Events
MANDEVILLE, La. - October 16, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Painting with a Twist®, the nation's largest paint-and-sip franchise, raised $70,000 throughout the month of July to benefit the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer through the company's charitable arm, Painting with a Purpose.
As part of the program, 78 local Painting with a Twist studios held charity events through Painting with a Purpose, part of the businesses' commitment to giving back through painting parties. Each location chose paintings that were specially selected for the event and 50 percent of the proceeds went towards breast cancer research. At certain locations, owners held auctions, raffles and sold paintings to raise even more money for the cause...

FASTSIGNS® Continues U.S. Expansion Focus On California »

October 16, 2014 at 6:43AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

Leading Signage & Visual Graphics Franchisor Plans to Increase California Presence with 7-10 New Centers a Year; Exhibits at 2014 West Coast Franchise Expo to Meet Prospective Owners
October 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas - Committed to its franchise expansion efforts in California, FASTSIGNS International Inc. - the worldwide franchisor of more than 560 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers in eight countries - will be exhibiting at the West Coast Franchise Expo Oct. 23-25, 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.
During the three-day event, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with FASTSIGNS representatives to discuss the franchise buying process and learn more about the company's proven business model, high franchise partner satisfaction rankings, $6 million funding through Franchise America Finance and a special incentive program for military veterans, including a 50 percent discount off the initial franchise fee...

PostNet Names Neal Courtney Chief Operating Officer »

October 06, 2014 at 10:10AM PDT | Source: PostNet Postal & Business Services
PostNet Postal & Business Services Opportunities Available

Franchise Industry Veteran Charged with Boosting Center-Level Sales Growth
DENVER - October 06, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - PostNet, the nation’s first Neighborhood Business Center, has named franchise industry veteran Neal Courtney as Chief Operating Officer. PostNet co-founder and former COO Brian Spindel will assume the role of Chief Administrative Officer.
In his new role, Courtney will lead strategic initiatives focused on increasing revenue and improving profitability. Courtney, who is also a multi-unit franchisee, brings an in-depth understanding of the interdependent relationship in franchising.
Before joining PostNet, Courtney spent nine years holding several senior management positions including COO with Famous Brands International, the parent company of TCBY Yogurt and Mrs...

Painting With A Twist Teams Up With Innovative Advertising »

October 02, 2014 at 11:18AM PDT | Source: Painting with a Twist

Leading Paint and Sip Franchise Announces National Ad Agency of Record
MANDEVILLE, La. - October 02, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Painting with a Twist®, the largest paint-and-sip franchise in the U.S., has chosen Innovative Advertising as the company's national ad agency of record. The strategic partnership will leverage the system's national advertising dollars into widespread targeted communications and impressions of the premiere paint-and-sip brand that has fun, gives back and creates memories in every single art studio across the country.
"We're pleased to have been selected by Painting with a Twist. It's a great opportunity for two fast-growing and creative Louisiana companies to team up for success. Innovative Advertising is excited to help Painting with a Twist continue to refine and grow their successful brand"
Innovative Advertising is a full-service advertising and marketing firm located in Mandeville, Louisiana...

Just Like Urban Professionals, PostNet Franchise Is Moving Downtown »

September 24, 2014 at 7:44AM PDT | Source: PostNet Postal & Business Services
PostNet Postal & Business Services Opportunities Available

PostNet Neighborhood Business Center Franchise, Which Has Roots in the Suburbs, Has Been Expanding Into Downtowns Nationwide
DENVER, CO - (Marketwired - Sep 24, 2014) - PostNet is moving downtown. For 21 years, its Neighborhood Business Centers have provided printing and shipping services to customers in suburban areas. Now, the company is opening locations that are focused squarely on supporting downtown business communities.
PostNet has recently opened downtown locations in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It plans to open downtown Neighborhood Business Centers in Dallas, Philadelphia, Austin, Houston and Phoenix, and it is looking for franchise partners in those cities.
"We still have a lot of customers who walk into our Neighborhood Business Centers because they are so convenient for shipping and printing, but our top-performing franchisees have grown their sales significantly by reaching out to their business communities to provide marketing services and logistics," CEO Steve Greenbaum said...

Printing Operators Turn To FASTSIGNS® To Revive Business »

September 19, 2014 at 4:57AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

Leading Signage & Visual Graphics Franchisor Exhibits at Graph Expo 2014 to Share Success with Independent Owners through Company's Co-Brand Franchise Program
CARROLLTON, Texas - September 18, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - As the demands within the print industry continue to evolve, traditional print shop businesses must make adjustments to their business models in order to stay relevant. FASTSIGNS® International Inc. - the worldwide franchisor of more than 560 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers in eight countries - recognizes the challenges faced by independent owners and offers proven franchise programs to provide the necessary resources they need to diversify and grow their businesses.
"FASTSIGNS made the whole idea of new product opportunities and new solutions come alive for our current clients...

FASTSIGNS® Eyes Southeast Asia For Next Global Market »

September 12, 2014 at 9:10AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

Signage & Visual Graphics Franchise Seeks Master Franchise Partners and Area Developers for Significant Expansion throughout the Region
September 12, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – With its recent master franchise agreements for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and North Africa as well as other international deals in the works, FASTSIGNS International Inc. is now focusing its global expansion efforts on Southeast Asia.
The worldwide franchisor of more than 560 FASTSIGNS sign, graphics and visual communications centers in eight countries is specifically targeting Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos for master franchise partners and area developers...

Decor&You Shares 4 Simple, Stress-Free Steps To Reclaim Your Space »

September 10, 2014 at 6:25AM PDT | Source: Decor&You

National Interior Decorators Share Tips on Designing a Room From Scratch - and Enjoying It
SOUTHBURY, CT - (Marketwired - Sep 9, 2014) - Some life events, like purchasing a new home, having a child move out or simply being ready for a change, can leave homeowners facing a bare and empty room - and a decorating challenge.
Decor&You, one of America's leading, full-service, interior decorating franchises, understands how overwhelming this process can feel. To begin the transformation, the design experts at Decor&You encourage homeowners to take a step back and visualize their empty space as a blank canvas where they have the opportunity to create a masterpiece.
"Finding yourself in a position to completely design a room is a rare occasion and can be exciting," stated Karen Powell, founder and CEO of Decor&You...

FASTSIGNS® Heads To Washington To Protect The Future Of Franchising »

September 08, 2014 at 10:12AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

Company CEO and Franchisee to Testify Before Congress against NLRB "Joint Employer" Ruling
September 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – FASTSIGNS International Inc. CEO Catherine Monson and FASTSIGNS® Franchisee Clint Ehlers are heading to Washington, D.C. September 9 to testify before Congress to explain the potential threat to thousands of franchisees' businesses following the National Labor Relation Board's (NLRB) decision to pursue McDonald's® Corporation and its franchisees as a "joint employer."
Monson and Ehlers will appear before the congressional U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions to provide firsthand experience on how the recent ruling of the NLRB's General Counsel will negatively impact franchise businesses...

Signarama Signs Major Deal For Expansion Into 20 Middle Eastern Countries »

September 05, 2014 at 8:22AM PDT | Source: Signarama

September 05, 2014 // Franchising.com // West Palm Beach, Florida - Ghassan Barazi has always been a man on the hunt for the next great opportunity. After a long and extensive career as a mechanical engineer and business owner, Ghassan Barazi purchased the Canadian master license for Signarama, the world’s largest sign franchise in 2011. Barazi became fascinated by the franchise business model and saw Signarama as a recession-proof business beaming with opportunity. Barazi has witnessed first-hand how the Signarama system can positively impact the lives of the people who operate each business and the communities they are in.
As a result, Barazi and the Signarama team signed an agreement which will now allow them as a team to bring the Signarama brand to 20 Middle Eastern countries...

FASTSIGNS® Continues Targeted Franchise Expansion In Canada »

September 03, 2014 at 7:06AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

Signage & Visual Graphics Franchise Exhibits at National Franchise and Business Opportunities Show in Toronto
September 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – Recently honored by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) for high franchise partner satisfaction, FASTSIGNS International Inc. - the worldwide franchisor of more than 550 FASTSIGNS sign, graphics and visual communications centers - is committed to expanding its presence throughout Canada.
As part of its franchise growth strategy, the franchise will be exhibiting at Booth No. 237 at the National Franchise and Business Opportunities Show, September 6-7 in Toronto. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with FASTSIGNS representatives to discuss the franchise buying process and learn more about the company's proven business model, high franchise partner satisfaction rankings and special financing program for military veterans...

Pinot's Palette Introduces New 'Spokes-Pig' »

September 02, 2014 at 11:00AM PDT | Source: Pinot's Palette

Fast-Growing Paint-And-Sip Franchise to Host Social Media Contest for Naming Miniature Pig
September 02, 2014 // Franchising.com // Houston – Pinot's Palette has a new mascot and it needs a name. As a result, the rapidly-expanding paint-and-sip franchise known for providing guests with an entertaining evening of art and wine, is launching a social media contest to ask fans to help name the miniature potbelly pig with colorful nails and a zest for painting.
According to Beth Willis, chief creative officer and co-founder of Pinot's Palette, the paint-and-sip brand chose the small omnivore, no bigger than an average-sized puppy, as the official spokes-pig because the miniature pig is the perfect addition to the Pinot's family and another fun way to enhance guests' experience...

Western Capital Resources Enters Into Merger Agreement To Acquire AlphaGraphics »

September 02, 2014 at 7:38AM PDT | Source: AlphaGraphics

OMAHA, Neb. - Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Western Capital Resources, Inc. (OTCQX: WCRS) and BC Alpha Holdings II, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company owning approximately 90% of the ownership interests in AlphaGraphics, a franchise model global leader in marketing and print communications, announced today that they had entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization (the "Merger Agreement") pursuant to which Western Capital will acquire the business of AlphaGraphics in exchange for its issuance, to the owners of BC Alpha Holdings II, of common stock that will aggregate to approximately 45% of the common stock of Western Capital issued and outstanding immediately after the merger. Western Capital currently operates a cash-advance business with approximately 51 locations in the midwestern United States, and a prepaid wireless phone retail business as a Cricket premium authorized dealer with approximately 58 locations...

FASTSIGNS® Celebrates Achievements At Fourth Annual Outside Sales Summit »

August 26, 2014 at 9:41AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

August 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas - On Aug. 21-24, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. held its fourth annual Outside Sales Summit in Frisco, Texas with 213 attendees from FASTSIGNS centers across the U.S. and Canada. Twenty-seven Outside Sales Professionals were honored as the first group to earn FASTSIGNS Sales Professional Certification, and 32 Outside Sales Professionals from different FASTSIGNS locations were recognized for personal sales achievements exceeding half a million dollars in annual sales, including eight who achieved more than $1 million in sales.
"Our FASTSIGNS Outside Sales Professionals are committed to helping their customers build their brand, generate more revenue and create a positive and motivating experience for their customer’s customer," said Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc...

PostNet Franchise Gives Website A Revolutionary Redesign »

August 26, 2014 at 6:32AM PDT | Source: PostNet Postal & Business Services
PostNet Postal & Business Services Opportunities Available

New Postnet.com Upends Traditional Franchise Website Structure by Putting Franchisees First
DENVER, CO - (Marketwired - Aug 26, 2014) - Printing, marketing and logistics franchise PostNet has launched a revolutionary redesign of its main website, www.postnet.com. The redesigned site is expected to boost customer loyalty for franchisees, to better educate business owners about all the ways local PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers can help them grow, and to increase lead generation and sales for franchisees.How the new site is different
Most franchise sites have a similar structure: They describe the services offered nationwide and offer a link to help customers find a location. Once a customer clicks the "locate" link, they are taken to a simple webpage with a few details about a specific franchisee...

3 New Ways PostNet Printing Franchise Is Helping Franchisees Thrive »

August 19, 2014 at 5:31AM PDT | Source: PostNet Postal & Business Services
PostNet Postal & Business Services Opportunities Available

DENVER, CO - (Marketwired - Aug 19, 2014) - PostNet printing franchise owners who gathered in Las Vegas to celebrate their success over the past year have a lot to look forward to in the coming months. The franchise system is rolling out new partnerships and technologies to power growth for new and existing franchisees.
Here are three examples of the powerful new tools the PostNet printing franchise unveiled at its annual Thrive convention:

Improved systems for outbound salesSince the PostNet business model is focused mainly on B2B sales, effective outbound marketing of PostNet services is the quickest way for owners to grow their businesses. To help franchisees take their outbound sales to the next level, PostNet has partnered with Sandler and Salesforce...

AlphaGraphics®, Inc. Announces Leadership Transition »

August 18, 2014 at 7:38AM PDT | Source: AlphaGraphics

Executive Chair of the Board Assumes Interim President Role at Leading Print and Marketing Franchise
August 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // SALT LAKE CITY - AlphaGraphics, Inc., a worldwide leader in marketing and print communications, announced today that Art Coley, Jr. has resigned as the franchisor's president and chief executive officer to spend more time with his family. Coley, who has been with the company seven years and chief executive since February 2012, will remain as a part owner and continue working with the company as a full-time consultant.
"After the unprecedented success during our last fiscal year, it's clear that AlphaGraphics is well positioned to continue its rapid growth," said Coley. "I have family responsibilities in Texas that can no longer take second place, and AlphaGraphics deserves strong leadership at World Headquarters in Salt Lake City...



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