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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...

Pinot's Palette Opens 50th Location In San Diego's Liberty Station »

August 11, 2014 at 8:07AM PDT | Source: Pinot's Palette

Military Veteran and Wife Open Newest Location at Former Navy Training Center; Grand Opening Ccelebration Planned for Aug. 15
August 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // Houston – Just five years after opening its first location, Pinot's Palette, the fast-growing paint-and-sip franchise known for providing guests with an entertaining evening of art and wine, has reached a new milestone with the opening of its 50th location in San Diego's Liberty Station development.
Dan Truckenbrod, a former F-18 pilot, and his wife Julie, both first-time business owners, opened the newest studio in the popular retail and commercial destination that was once a Navy training center.
"We are very excited to finally open the studio and let the creativity and wine flow," Julie said...

Pinot's Palette Partners With CBS Films For "What If" Theatrical Release »

August 04, 2014 at 8:21AM PDT | Source: Pinot's Palette

Leading Paint-and-Sip Franchise Hosts "Perfect Pairing" Night and Contest
August 04, 2014 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON - Pinot's Palette is teaming with CBS Films to create a new date-night promotion in connection with the release of the romantic comedy movie, "What If," in select theaters Aug. 8. Starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, the national chain of paint-and-sip studios will host "What If / Perfect Pairing" nights at participating locations nationwide throughout the month of August.
"At Pinot's Palette our mission is to provide a fun and entertaining night out and create memories for all who attend," said CEO and Co-Founder Craig Ceccanti. "The unique partnership with 'What If' is another creative way to enhance our guests' experience by pairing the leading paint-and-sip studio with a film studio for a one-of-a-kind event promoting a movie that will resonate perfectly with our guests...

FASTSIGNS® Restores Beloved Vintage Guitar Sign »

July 30, 2014 at 10:57AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

CARROLLTON - Texas, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - While many businesses reinvent their brands, some companies focus instead on their roots and shine a light on their company's history. This was the case for Erie, Pennsylvania's World of Music and their well-known guitar sign.
As winners of the 2013 FASTSIGNS® MetamorphoSIGN makeover contest, World of Music met with FASTSIGNS to explain the history behind their sign. Discovered in a junkyard by World of Music founder, Dick Bulling, the guitar sign has been a fixture at the music store for over four decades. Although Bulling passed away in 1997, World of Music has remained a family-owned and operated business. His granddaughter Amanda Karns, World of Music's Marketing Manager, started a "save our guitar" campaign to update and refurbish the weathered sign after decades of withstanding the elements...

Minuteman Press Of Clifton Park, NY Celebrates Grand Opening! »

July 30, 2014 at 4:17AM PDT | Source: Minuteman Press Int'l.
Minuteman Press Int'l.  Opportunities Available

July 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // Farmingdale, NY - The Minuteman Press of Clifton Park, which is owned by David Fizer, celebrated its Grand Opening on June 19, 2014! In addition to a ribbon cutting ceremony, Minuteman Press also hosted an open house where people could come in to meet David and his staff, tour the facilities and learn about the products and services that Minuteman Press can offer to its local community.
"Clifton Park seems to be a nicely growing community, and we wanted to provide the printing services to it," Fizer said. "I hope to make my franchise stand out in the area through a high level of service." The store will offer pick-up and delivery, competitive prices and same-day printing on most orders noted Fizer.
Minuteman Press Home Office along with Regional Vice President, Jim Galasso, would officially like to welcome David and his staff into the Minuteman Press family...

Minuteman Press Home Office Featured In Small Business Opportunities! »

July 23, 2014 at 11:13AM PDT | Source: Minuteman Press Int'l.
Minuteman Press Int'l.  Opportunities Available

July 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Farmingdale, NY – Small Business Opportunities Magazine recently profiled Minuteman Press International Inc. in an article that tells of the history of the company, as well as what makes Minuteman stand out from its competition!
Nick Titus, Minuteman's Chief Marketing Officer, had this to say about the company, "We've always taken the approach of never saying no to a customer. Even if a particular store hasn't done what a customer wants, with almost a thousand franchises in the system, there's always somebody somewhere who has done what you are looking to do."
The article goes on to explain the secret of Minuteman Press's long time success. "A Minuteman Press owner today doesn't just print...

PostNet Printing Franchise Expands Into Massachusetts »

July 23, 2014 at 10:48AM PDT | Source: PostNet Postal & Business Services
PostNet Postal & Business Services Opportunities Available

Printing Franchise Opens in Boston Financial District as Part of Nationwide Expansion; Plans Four More New England Locations
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // The PostNet printing franchise has opened its first location in Massachusetts and plans to open four more in New England and 200 nationwide by 2017. We already have more than 700 Neighborhood Business Centers worldwide, and are looking for more business partners eager to provide printing, marketing and logistics support to help businesses in their communities grow - people like Matt Kaplan.
Matt is a lifelong Bostonian who worked as an engineer for several local TV stations, including New England Cable News, before joining the PostNet family. After 23 years as an engineer, he started exploring franchise opportunities...

Local Signarama Owners Win Prestigious Industry Award As The Top Performer Of 900 Locations Worldwide »

July 16, 2014 at 6:50AM PDT | Source: Signarama

July 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // Huntington, NY – Signarama, the world’s largest sign franchise, announces that local residents and entrepreneurs, Dawn Tiritter-Bent and Michael Ziccardi, have won the Signarama MVP Award, acknowledging their hard work and dedication to the industry for over 25 years, recognizing them as the top performing Signarama in the system Worldwide. This honor was bestowed at the United Franchise Group World Expo 2014 in Orlando, FL on May 31, 2014 by Signarama's Brand President Jim Tatem.
"This is the proudest moment we have ever had. Winning this award is an honor for us because we were picked out of an amazing group of franchise owners, all extremely dedicated to providing great customer service and building their businesses...



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