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Intelligent Office Announces Jacksonville, Florida As Its Newest Location »

October 30, 2014 at 9:03AM PDT | Source: Intelligent Office, The

Virtual Offices Offer More Flexible Work Space and Work Styles and Intelligent Office Provides Professional Services to Jacksonville Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners
Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 - Intelligent Office, a virtual office facility providing administrative and staffing services, is announcing the lease signing of a new location in Jacksonville, Florida. The business offers integrated solutions for mobile executives, small businesses, professional services firms, and independent contractors.
The opening of this location in the iconic Riverplace Tower provides cost effective solutions for endeavoring entrepreneurs and the growing small business community. Intelligent Office delivers administrative services and staffing resources allowing flexibility and mobility; constituencies are granted a new way of easily conducting business anytime, anywhere...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Opens New Franchise Store In Roseville, MN »

October 30, 2014 at 4:46AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Independence, OH - October 30, 2014 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the fastest growing wireless technology franchise network in the United States, is pleased to announce the opening of a new store located in Roseville, MN. CPR warmly welcomes business partners Mark Sommerfeld and Ryan Chester to the rapidly expanding network and congratulate him on the opening of his new store.
"The Roseville CPR store is in a really great location for our customers. Conveniently located next door to Pier One and Turn-Style, customers won't have any problem finding us. If you are out shopping or doing errands, it's an ideal location for walk-in service for top quality cell phone repairs," said owner Mark Sommerfeld.
Mark Sommerfeld has a long history as an IT service provider making him a perfect fit for his new CPR Cell Phone Repair franchise...

Intelligent Office Announces New Location In Downtown Chicago »

October 29, 2014 at 9:56AM PDT | Source: Intelligent Office, The

New Intelligent Office Offers Cost Efficient Virtual Office Solutions in the Heart of Chicago's Financial District
Chicago (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 - Intelligent Office, a virtual office facility providing administrative and staffing services for mobile executives, small businesses, professional services firms, and independent contractors, has announced it has signed a lease on a new location in Chicago, Illinois.
The opening of a location in the heart of Chicago's Financial District means that the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem and small business community can tap into cost efficient administrative services and staffing resources that allow for flexibility and mobility, giving the constituencies a new way to easily conduct business anytime, anywhere...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Opens Second Franchise Store In The Kansas City Area »

October 29, 2014 at 6:35AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Kansas CIty, MO - October 29, 2014 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the fastest growing wireless technology franchise network in the United States, is pleased to announce the recent opening of a second store in the Kansas City area. Jenifer C. Schultz is congratulated on the opening of her newest franchise, CPR Cell Phone Repair of Westport.
Ms. Schultz opened her first CPR franchise in Overland Park, KS in 2012. In addition to being an experienced CPR franchise owner, she also brings a background in business development, management, sales and marketing to the CPR network. Her business experience also includes her role as a Portfolio Manager at GE Capital overseeing a large team of managers and employees. She also served as Director of Business Development at City Wide, a building maintenance services company for commercial properties...

Office Pride Of Richmond's Retired Navy Senior Chief, Mike Jackson Receives The Office Pride Standards Of Excellence Award »

October 28, 2014 at 4:42AM PDT | Source: Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services

Richmond, VA (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 - Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services presented Office Pride of Richmond's Retired Navy Senior Chief, Mike Jackson, the coveted Standards of Excellence award at the National Press Club during Office Pride's 2014 Franchise Owners Retreat held in Crystal City, VA onSeptember 22.
This award is based on multiple factors such as customer satisfaction, customer retention [the ultimate indication of satisfied customers], franchise growth, employee satisfaction, business ethics and integrity and contributions to both their local communities and the Office Pride franchise system.
Each year Office Pride holds an annual retreat to recognize their franchisees achievements in the past year and to share ideas and help train each other to excel even more in the coming year as the most admired brand in the commercial cleaning industry...

Express Recognized By Entrepreneur Magazine »

October 28, 2014 at 4:23AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Oklahoma City Headquartered Franchise Named One of the "Fastest Growing Franchise Systems"
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 - Express Employment Professionals has been named to the "America's Top Global Franchise System" list for the fifth year in a row by Entrepreneur Magazine and was ranked number 71 on the publication's Franchise 500® list.
"We're proud to be consistently recognized as a leader not only in the staffing industry, but also in the franchising industry," said Bob Funk, CEO of Express and a former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. "Being ranked 71 on the Franchise 500® list is an amazing accomplishment for our franchise network and a testament to the great team we have at our international headquarters...

Liberty Tax Service Announces Filing Of Shelf Registration Statement »

October 27, 2014 at 8:16AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Oct 27, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today that it has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") a universal shelf registration statement on Form S-3. The registration statement is intended to provide the Company with flexibility to access the capital markets more efficiently in the future.
At the present time, the Company has no specific plans to issue securities under the registration statement. If and when the registration statement is declared effective by the SEC, the Company will be able to offer and sell, from time to time, up to $200 million of securities such as senior, subordinated or convertible debt securities, warrants, units, common and preferred stock, or any combination thereof...

PrideStaff Releases Affordable Care Act Planning And Strategy Whitepaper »

October 27, 2014 at 4:57AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

Fresno, CA (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 PrideStaff has released the results of its Affordable Care Act Planning and Strategy survey, designed to gauge understanding of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and benchmark corporate policy and approach to the ACA across the U.S. Conducted in July, the online survey was completed by nearly 1,100 professionals, representing a wide range of industries and company sizes.
Overall, the results show that a large portion (45.7 percent) of the business community is still unclear on the ACA and the implications it will have on their business. Many companies are still struggling with implementation as a result. In fact, over 30 percent of respondents indicate they haven't implemented or don't know what their plan is yet, and many companies (39...

Office Pride Of Virginia Beach Receives The Office Pride Half Million Dollar Award »

October 27, 2014 at 4:33AM PDT | Source: Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services

Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) October 25, 2014 - This award is focused on growth and size which has multiple factors such as customer satisfaction, customer retention [the ultimate indication of satisfied customers], franchise growth, employee satisfaction, business ethics and integrity.
Each year Office Pride holds an annual retreat to recognize their franchisees achievements in the past year and to share ideas and help train each other to excel even more in the coming year as the most admired brand in the commercial cleaning industry.
About Office Pride
Office Pride is a 22 year old, faith-based nationwide commercial cleaning franchise in the 100 billion dollar commercial cleaning industry. Their franchisees provide top quality janitorial services through their commitment to honesty, integrity and a hard work ethic...

Instant Imprints Launches New Campaign To Drive Franchise Growth »

October 24, 2014 at 8:04AM PDT | Source: Instant Imprints

Wrapped Car Awarded to New Franchisees Now Through End of Year, Companywide Initiative Encourages Lead Referrals
October 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // SAN DIEGO – Instant Imprints, North America's innovative network of sign, promotional products, and digital printing centers, announced today the start of the Drive Your Franchise Campaign. This new campaign, which also rewards current franchisee involvement, aims to support the brand's current growth initiative.
The Drive Your Franchise Campaign, an extension of the Franchise Referral Program, is designed to generate qualified Instant Imprints franchisees. From now through the end of the year, new franchisee leads that sign an agreement to open a center will receive a wrapped leased vehicle for two years...

Whittington Brings Passion For Mentoring To New Growth Coach Franchise »

October 24, 2014 at 5:18AM PDT | Source: The Growth Coach

Amy Whittington Opens The Growth Coach of Western Maryland
Clear Spring, MD (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 - For the last 20 years Amy Whittington worked in corporate America, she's been that person people go to for help and advice. Now she's using that passion for helping people succeed to launch her own business – The Growth Coach of Western Maryland.
The Growth Coach is the world's leader in group coaching workshops and the only franchise dedicated to helping business leaders find both success in business and balance in life. Growth Coaches around the world serve small business owners, management professionals, sales teams and the self-employed.
"People have always come to me for career advice and guidance. Helping people is something I've always been passionate about, but I never got to do enough of it...

New Patrice & Associates Office In Omaha To Give Local Restaurant Scene A Boost »

October 24, 2014 at 4:19AM PDT | Source: Patrice & Associates

Demand from Local Eateries Gives Rise to Management Support Business in Eastern Nebraska
October 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Omaha, Neb. - Patrice & Associates, the nation's preeminent strategic partner in the restaurant industry, announced the opening of its second franchise in Nebraska to meet the growing management needs at local restaurants and other related hospitality businesses.
Local resident Steve Oppliger, a corporate training and multi-unit manager for an international fast casual brand, is turning his sights toward hospitality, as he runs day-to-day operations for Patrice & Associates in eastern Nebraska. Oppliger will serve businesses around Omaha, Blair, Fremont, Gretna and Plattsmouth.
"Over the years I have worked in many of the roles that local restaurant and hospitality brands seek to fill, and job candidates seek to find...

Murphy Business & Financial Corporation Inks Regional Developer Agreement With Father-Son Team In Atlantic Canada »

October 24, 2014 at 4:10AM PDT | Source: Murphy Business & Financial Corporation

Dan and Sean Murphy Will Lead Growth of the World's Largest; Business Brokerage Firm Throughout the Atlantic Canada Region
October 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC., North America's leading, full-service business brokerage firm with more than 150 offices across Canada and the United States, announces the opening of its new office in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dan Murphy, a leader in Atlantic Canada's print and publishing industry, led numerous mergers and acquisitions before joining his son, Sean Murphy, to launch the Murphy Business brand in Nova Scotia. Together, the father-son team will develop a Murphy Business presence throughout Atlantic Canada.
Sean and Dan are leading the growth of Murphy Business throughout the region, guiding local entrepreneurs into ownership through the business brokerage franchise...

Aire Serv® Adds New Franchise Locations »

October 23, 2014 at 11:51AM PDT | Source: Aire Serv Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.

8 New Franchises Set to Open in the U.S.
October 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // WACO, Texas - Aire Serv, a leading HVAC Repair and Maintenance Franchise, announced the purchase of eight new franchise locations in the 3rd quarter of 2014. Year to date, Aire Serv has welcomed the addition of 19 new franchise locations.
"Many people get into their own HVAC business because they are good at heating and air conditioning work. We help them take that business to the next level by helping them with the business side of their company. Ultimately, it's about helping people achieve their personal and professional goals," said Doyle James, President of Aire Serv. "We are very pleased that we have the opportunity to do that for eight more franchisees...

PrideStaff Expands With New Staffing And Employment Agency In Clearwater, FL »

October 23, 2014 at 10:39AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

October 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // PrideStaff, a national staffing organization, is pleased to announce the opening of a new staffing and employment agency in Clearwater, FL. The new office will offer a full range of staffing and employment services in a variety of professional and light industrial disciplines serving the Clearwater and St. Petersburg area.
"As the Deputy Chief of Staff and White House Liaison at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), I was able to meet with many small business owners and was envious of their courage and passion to follow the American dream," said Matt Becker, Co-Owner and Strategic-Partner of the St. Pete Clearwater PrideStaff office. "As the person responsible for recruiting and hiring political appointees at the SBA, I felt that a role in staffing was a natural fit to my background, interests, and goals, and PrideStaff provided the best platform to utilize to provide a valuable service to our community...

LED Source Selected To Host Florida Governor Rick Scott »

October 23, 2014 at 10:11AM PDT | Source: LED Source

Over 30 elected officials, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and 200 VIP's to attend Gov. Scott's final speech on Green Tech, Job Creation and Getting Florida Back To Work.
October 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // WELLINGTON, FL – LED Source, the leading North American LED lighting solutions provider specializing in commercial LED lighting applications, is pleased to announce it has been selected to host incumbent Republican Governor Rick Scott's final stop on the campaign trail prior to the 2014 gubernatorial election on November 4, 2014. (www.rickscottforflorida.com).
More than 200 VIP's and 30 elected officials, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, will attend the last and largest scheduled 'Get out the Early Vote Bus Tour' with Governor Rick Scott on Monday, October 27th at 7:30am...

Nation's Leading Holiday Lighting And Decorating Franchise Shines Brighter This Season By Partnering With Barcana Inc. »

October 22, 2014 at 11:41AM PDT | Source: Christmas Decor

Christmas Decor Decks the Halls with Diverse Line of High-End Trees, Ornaments and More
October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Lubbock, TX – Christmas Decor, the nation's leading professional holiday & event decorating franchise - is proud to announce its newly formed partnership with Barcana Inc. (Barcana), one of the nation's leading artificial tree manufacturers. In addition to providing spectacular, unique lighting displays that create dazzling results, Christmas Decor will now offer consumers an extensive line of high-end artificial trees, wreaths, garlands, ornaments and more.
For over 50 years, the Barcana name has been recognized as the leader of high quality manufacturing of artificial Christmas trees. However, being headquartered in Southern California created a set of challenges for the third generation family business when it came to freight and logistics...

Infographic: Three Crucial Factors That Make Or Break A Business »

October 22, 2014 at 10:30AM PDT | Source: AdviCoach

National business advisor AdviCoach® offers infographic exploring top factors that affect business success.
October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, CT – According to The U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses (independent companies with fewer than 500 employees) make up 99.7 percent of U.S. employment. Recognizing the massive impact that small businesses have on the U.S. economy, AdviCoach has created an infographic titled "What’s Keeping You Up at Night?" exploring three obstacles businesses frequently face that likely impact success – time, team and money. The infographic can be found at http://advicoachblog.com/infographic-top-dangers-preventing-businesses-succeeding/.
AdviCoach, a national provider of business coaching and advisory services customized for small- to mid-size businesses, explains that over 50 percent of the population relies on wages that the more than 28 million U...

Hired Today, Gone Tomorrow: Recent Grads Don’t Stay In First Jobs Very Long »

October 22, 2014 at 8:37AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

77% of Express Owners Surveyed Say the Average Grad Will Leave Their Job in the First Year
OKLAHOMA CITY, (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 - Express Employment Professionals, the nation's largest franchised staffing company, today released survey findings that reveal how long recent college graduates stay in their first job after graduation.
More than three-quarters, 77 percent of franchises surveyed, said they expect a recent graduate to stay less than a year in his or her first job. Only 23 percent think the average graduate stays for more than a year.
Findings come from the 2014 edition of the "America Employed" survey of 115 Express franchises across the nation. This is the second year Express has released findings from its "America Employed" survey...

Dental Fix RX Showcase Success From Exceptional Franchise Support »

October 22, 2014 at 5:47AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

National mobile dental repair company, Dental Fix RX, provides franchisees outstanding sales, marketing, training, and business support.
October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // DAVIE, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair franchisor, is proud to announce that due to outstanding franchise support, it has exceeded its sales and growth goals for 2014. By extending each franchise owner unmatched sales and marketing assistance, the unique Dental Fix business model is now actively serving more than 8,000 dentists nationwide and is working closer toward an overall goal of dominating the North American dental service industry.
"From the industry exclusive sales and marketing support offered to our franchise owners, Dental Fix has managed to see a 100 percent growth in 2014 compared to last year," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix...



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