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SpeedPro Imaging Relocates Headquarters To Denver »

August 28, 2015 at 8:41AM PDT | Source: Speedpro Imaging

Re-Energizes National Expansion Efforts
August 28, 2015 // Franchising.com // DENVER, Colo. – SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s leader in large-format imagery, has relocated its corporate headquarters from Phoenix to Denver.
Located at 7000 S. Yosemite Street in Centennial, the new headquarters includes a state-of-the-art training and support facility designed to augment the company’s nationwide franchise operations.
“It was a smart business decision, as it allows our team to serve our studios and franchise partners more efficiently and effectively,” said SpeedPro President and CEO Boris Katsnelson. “This allows us to focus corporate resources on building and enhancing our business now and well into the future, and provides us the flexibility and capacity to continue to grow our network across North America...

School Of Rock Dominates East Coast With New Location Agreement In Attleboro »

August 25, 2015 at 8:53AM PDT | Source: School of Rock

Musical Education Program Continues Its Expansion with Fifth Location to Open in Massachusetts
August 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATTLEBORO, MA – School of Rock, the leader in performance-based musical education, is expanding its already-booming presence on the East Coast by opening a fifth Massachusetts location in Attleboro. The school’s unique approach gives students of all ages the chance to learn instrumental and performance skills in a collaborative environment. Currently, over 20,000 students are channeling their inner rock star with School of Rock and more are joining each day.
School of Rock’s global presence of over 160 schools in nine countries is a testament to its continued popularity and success...

World’s Largest Business Card Designed, Printed And On Display At Minuteman Press In Macon »

August 25, 2015 at 6:44AM PDT | Source: Minuteman Press Int'l.
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Proceeds from Business Card box orders to be donated to Jay’s HOPE supporting local Georgia children with cancer.
August 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // MACON, Ga. - The new (unofficial) World’s Largest Business Card was unveiled recently at The Minuteman Press Franchise in Macon, GA by owners Vicki and Doug Senn. The idea of making the world’s largest business card came to Doug as he was thinking about how to differentiate his printing and marketing business from others, especially the Internet printers.
Doug’s thought process was that since the turnaround time for Internet printers was so much slower than his quick print shop, he would start a marketing campaign featuring what his customers wanted quickly and most often, which turned out to be business cards...

FASTSIGNS® Announces Record Growth And Celebrates Landmark Success At Sales Summit »

August 24, 2015 at 11:51AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
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August 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas - FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of more than 590 FASTSIGNS® locations worldwide, held its annual Outside Sales Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina, where 34 Outside Sales Professionals from different FASTSIGNS locations were recognized for sales achievements exceeding half a million dollars in annual sales, including 10 who achieved more than $1 million in sales.
“Our FASTSIGNS Outside Sales Professionals lead the industry in providing comprehensive solutions to solve communications challenges for customers,” explained Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc. “We recently achieved a new milestone of $400 million in system-wide sales for the first time in our 30-year history...

Demand Remains Strong For FASTSIGNS® Co-Brand And Conversion Programs »

August 21, 2015 at 12:32PM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
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Leading Global Sign, Graphics and Visual Communication Franchisor Exhibits at NBM Philadelphia to Share Continued Success Partnering with Independent Owners through Franchise Programs; New FASTSIGNS eBook Offers Advice for Prospective Owners and Insight on its Franchise Offerings
August 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // PHILADELPHIA – The FASTSIGNS® Co-Brand and Conversion programs continue to be top growth drivers for the global franchise, which has more than 590 sign, graphics and visual communications centers in nine countries.
In particular, demand from independent print and photofinishing operators across the United States is high; FASTSIGNS has signed 12 Co-Brand franchise agreements in the past eight months alone...

FASTSIGNS® Sees Record Global Sales, Strong Franchise Growth At Mid-Year »

August 21, 2015 at 3:49AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
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Visual Communications Solutions Provider Reaches $400M Revenue, Signs 24 Franchise Deals
August 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is having a banner year on all fronts. In the past six months alone, the worldwide franchisor for more than 590 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers has reached global revenues of $400 million – an all-time high for the company, along with inking 24 new franchise agreements and opening its first location in Dubai. The company expects to sign an additional 33 franchise agreements by year’s end and is finalizing master franchise agreements in two new countries.
FASTSIGNS executives attribute the robust mid-year revenue achievement in large part to the company’s expanded products and services—which aligns with its “More Than” brand positioning—as well as the formation of an outside sales force that has now grown to more than 360 sales professionals...

FASTSIGNS® Provides New Visual Graphics In Racino Gaming Facility »

August 19, 2015 at 5:24AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
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Delivers Consistent Customer Message and Helps Improve Employee Communication
August 12, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas - Leading sign and visual graphics provider FASTSIGNS® has a 30-year history of helping companies such as Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course extend brand identity, guide visitors through venues and communicate with employees.
The thoroughbred racing and gaming venue operated by Penn National Gaming, Inc. used signs and visual graphics to communicate important messages to visitors and employees, and to extend their brand identity throughout the facility.
Using 4,000 square feet of wall graphics, FASTSIGNS created murals featuring the company’s history and “red-carpet-ready” mantra along high traffic hallways...

Family Friends Partner To Open Caring Transitions Of Ocean County »

August 13, 2015 at 4:08AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Whether your situation is planned or unexpected, Caring Transitions’ services are perfect for seniors moving in with family or into a safer living situation, busy families, and people clearing out the home of a loved one who has passed.
WHITING, NJ (PRWEB) August 12, 2015 - Friends John Ely and Jerry Frulio are looking forward to bringing a new service to seniors and families in Ocean County through their new business, Caring Transitions of Ocean County.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource for managing senior relocations as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to organizing, packing, decluttering, moving and resettling, Caring Transitions can handle estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market...

School Of Rock Taking The Nation By Storm, One Rock Star At A Time »

August 11, 2015 at 10:11AM PDT | Source: School of Rock

Music Education Program Continues To Flourish With Experiential Learning Process
August 11, 2015 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO - School of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education for all ages, is looking to further expand its influence and presence in the U.S. Since it’s launching in 1998, School of Rock has been inspiring students of all ages to rock- both on stage and in all areas of life- through their all-encompassing, performance based and hands on musical education. School of Rock is currently helping over 20,000 students find their inner rock star by giving them the opportunity to both work with the top professionals in the music world and collaborate with their own peers in efforts to take their talents to Led Zeppelin levels!
With over 160 schools in nine countries and counting, the School of Rock curriculum is unlike any other in providing students with unique musical experiences that they would not otherwise have the chance to encounter...

International Minute Press Partners With Susan G. Komen Of Charlotte To Provide Printing And Marketing Services »

August 11, 2015 at 8:43AM PDT | Source: Minuteman Press Int'l.
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Print sponsorship includes collateral and marketing contributions.
August 11, 2015 // Franchising.com // CHARLOTTE, N.C. – International Minute Press of Pineville & Uptown Charlotte (IMP) announced today its sponsorship for Susan G. Komen Charlotte, which includes in-kind donations of custom print products as well as professional marketing services. The sponsorship is part of IMP’s ongoing efforts within Charlotte to support local and regional health-related causes.
Dan Haggerty, Vice President for IMP, explains, “With this sponsorship, we are continuing to nurture a growing company-wide culture of giving back to our community. We are proud to be associated with a name like Komen Charlotte.”
That “culture of giving back” is one that is embedded into the fabric of all International Minute Press franchise owners...

FASTSIGNS® Sees Record Global Sales, Strong Franchise Growth At Mid-Year »

August 05, 2015 at 4:09AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
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Visual Communications Solutions Provider Reaches $400M Revenue, Signs 24 Franchise Deals
August 05, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is having a banner year on all fronts. In the past six months alone, the worldwide franchisor for more than 590 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers has reached global revenues of $400 million – an all-time high for the company, along with inking 24 new franchise agreements and opening its first location in Dubai. The company expects to sign an additional 33 franchise agreements by year’s end and is finalizing master franchise agreements in two new countries.
FASTSIGNS executives attribute the robust mid-year revenue achievement in large part to the company’s expanded products and services - which aligns with its “More Than” brand positioning - as well as the formation of an outside sales force that has now grown to more than 360 sales professionals...

Cindy Mitchell Brings Caring Transitions To Houston Gulf Coast »

August 04, 2015 at 7:30AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

New local franchise manages all types of relocation needs, such as downsizing and estate liquidations, for seniors and busy families.
HOUSTON, TX (PRWEB) August 04, 2015 - Throughout Cindy Mitchell’s 20 year career, she’s honed her skills in organization, logistics, management and customer relations. Now she brings that experience to her new business, Caring Transitions of Houston Gulf Coast.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource for managing all types of relocations needs, such as downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to organizing, packing, decluttering, moving and resettling, Caring Transitions of Houston Gulf Coast is highly qualified to handle estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market...

Ken France And Suzette Mack Bring Caring Transitions To The Heartland »

August 04, 2015 at 4:27AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Caring Transitions in the Heartland serves Wyandotte, Leavenworth, Douglas and Shawnee counties as well as the surrounding areas.
(PRWEB) August 04, 2015 - Ken France and Suzette Mack are looking forward to bringing a new kind of care to seniors and their families in northeastern Kansas through their new business, Caring Transitions in the Heartland.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource for managing senior relocations as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to organizing, packing, decluttering, moving and resettling, Caring Transitions can handle estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. Caring Transitions in the Heartland serves Wyandotte, Leavenworth, Douglas and Shawnee counties as well as the surrounding areas...

Poof! PostNet Reveals Formula For Small Business Success »

July 29, 2015 at 11:21AM PDT | Source: PostNet Postal & Business Services

Neighborhood Business Center Shares Top 5 Magic ‘Tricks’ for Business Owners
DENVER - July 29, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - PostNet, the nation’s first Neighborhood Business Center, is tipping its hat to small business owners and the magic they make happen every day by revealing its top five tricks to reach target customers through direct mail.
PostNet works closely with business owners every day to provide printing, shipping, design and marketing solutions that meet the needs of small businesses – taking the stage as their magician's assistant. Now, the company has revealed its top five tips to assist the “magicians” in skillfully marketing their business through direct mail:

Steal the Show: You only have a few seconds to enchant your audience, so make it count! Imagery, content and design should be strong and captivating, and provide the reader with a reason to go to your website, call your business or walk through your doors...

Minuteman Press In Oxford Helps Two Time World Boxing Champion Amir Khan Deliver A Knockout Punch To Combat Homelessness  »

July 28, 2015 at 4:09AM PDT | Source: Minuteman Press Int'l.
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And Support Underprivileged Children in The Gambia
Minuteman Press franchise owner Amad Hassan donates £250 to the Amir Khan Foundation, who has teamed up with Penny Appeal to raise funds and build homes that will support 100 orphaned children in The Gambia, West Africa
July 28, 2015 // Franchising.com // OXFORD, England - Minuteman Press in Oxford recently attended a charity fundraising dinner in support of the Amir Khan Foundation, who has teamed up with Penny Appeal to raise funds to build a complex in The Gambia, West Africa, which will offer housing and support 100 orphaned children. Once built, the complex will not only offer housing but include a community center, school and clinic as well. In addition, a dedicated foster mother will live in each home, which will accommodate 10 children and allow them to live together in as natural of an environment as possible...

Arthur Banks Launches Caring Transitions Of Middle Georgia »

July 24, 2015 at 5:36AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource for managing senior relocations as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. Caring Transitions of Middle Georgia serves Bibb, Monroe, Houston, Peach, Crawford, Jones, Spaulding, Lamar, Butts and Henry counties as well as the surrounding areas.
Macon, GA (PRWEB) July 24, 2015 - After a life in education, Art Banks is looking forward to starting his next career as a small business owner. Banks just launched Caring Transitions of Middle Georgia.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource for managing senior relocations as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to organizing, packing, decluttering, moving and resettling, Caring Transitions can handle estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market...

Pinot's Palette Partners With Buxton To Support U.S. Expansion »

July 21, 2015 at 9:32AM PDT | Source: Pinot's Palette

July 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // FORT WORTH, Texas - Pinot's Palette, the fastest-growing paint and sip franchise in the United States, has partnered with Buxton to assist with planning the company's growth strategy. Buxton's customer analytics and SCOUT platform will allow Pinot's Palette to quantify growth potential in each franchise territory and optimize the placement of locations.
"A large part of the success of Pinot's Palette has been our ability to take advantage of technology to give our franchisees the greatest opportunity to be successful and grow their business," said Pinot's Palette president and co-founder Charles Willis. "This partnership with Buxton further enhances our capabilities and will help our franchisees with one of the most important business decisions, and that is the selection of a location for their studio...

FASTSIGNS® To Exhibit At NBM Long Beach, CA »

July 21, 2015 at 9:12AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

Leading Global Sign, Graphics, and Visual Communication Franchisor to Share Co-Brand and Conversion Program Success with Independent Print and Sign Shop Owners
July 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // LONG BEACH, Calif. – FASTSIGNS International, Inc. - the worldwide franchisor for more than 575 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers - will be exhibiting at the National Business Media (NBM) Show in Long Beach, Calif. held July 23-25 at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center.
The business-to-business trade show focuses on educating attendees on the latest in sign making, digital printing, apparel decorating, engraving, personalization, promotional products and more. Among others in the industry, FASTSIGNS International, Inc...

School Of Rock Goes International With Who Cares For Allstars 2015 U.S. Tour »

July 20, 2015 at 9:20AM PDT | Source: School of Rock

Performance-Based Music School’s Brightest Students to Take Center Stage on AllStars Tour
July 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO - School of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education for all ages, is embarking on their annual AllStars Summer Tour. After a demanding International audition process, the chosen top one percent of SOR students are set to go on an exciting adventure complete with tour buses and multiple live concerts throughout the country. These selected few are not only highly skilled musicians, but have also exhibited an unparalleled level of excellence in dedication, teamwork and leadership. With 22 tour dates set for this summer at some of rock’s most iconic stages, including Gathering Of The Vibes and the famed Lollapalooza in Chicago, these young aspiring musicians get to experience firsthand what a professional career in rock and roll is like...

AlphaGraphics North Austin Announces Acquisition Of Lone Oak Marketing »

July 17, 2015 at 5:31AM PDT | Source: AlphaGraphics

AlphaGraphics North Austin, one of the largest AlphaGraphics centers in the nation, has acquired assets of Lone Oak Marketing, a design/marketing firm and printing/signage production facility.
Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 16, 2015 - AlphaGraphics North Austin, one of the largest AlphaGraphics centers in the nation, has acquired assets of Lone Oak Marketing, a design/marketing firm and printing/signage production facility. The Lone Oak location in Round Rock will close, and AlphaGraphics North Austin will serve Lone Oak’s clients from its 9,000 square foot facility at 2227 West Braker Lane.
AlphaGraphics North Austin has been in business for more than 20 years. The company offers offset and digital printing, signage, fulfillment, graphic design, direct mail services, and promotional products...



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