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Announcing The Happy Tax Memorial Day Sale »

May 22, 2015 at 6:11AM PDT | Source: Happy Tax

Free and discounted franchise fees for veterans!
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - May 22, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - This Memorial Day, we’re talking about a revolution! Because that’s exactly what created this great country.
But we at Happy Tax think it’s time for another revolution. A Tax Revolution! And we’re starting it!
What does it take to start a revolution? Bold thinkers. New ideas. Happy Tax has them. Our innovative franchise system is the only one of its kind in the tax industry. But like any revolution, we need people to join us. If you’re ready to change your life for the better, WE WANT YOU to become a Happy Tax franchisee.
And this Memorial Day, Happy Tax is showing America’s soldiers, sailors and airmen just how much we appreciate their service...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Continues Expansion With A New Franchise Store Located In Macedonia, OH »

May 22, 2015 at 5:12AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

CPR Cell Phone Repair, the largest and fastest growing retail mobile device repair franchise network in North America, is pleased to announce the opening of a new store located in Macedonia, OH.
Independence, OH - May 22, 2015 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the largest and fastest growing retail mobile device repair franchise network in North America, is pleased to announce the opening of a new store located in Macedonia, OH. Tony Sexton is warmly welcomed to CPR’s rapidly expanding network with the opening of his new franchise store.
Sexton said, “Prior to opening my CPR franchise, I was involved in the golf industry for a number of years. After working in various locations around the country, I’m delighted to be back with my family in the Cleveland area...

PrideStaff North Dallas Named One Of The "Best Places To Work" By The Dallas Business Journal »

May 22, 2015 at 4:53AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 - PrideStaff, a national staffing organization, is pleased to announce that their North Dallas office was recently named as one of the Dallas Business Journal's Best Places to Work in North Texas for 2015.
Amy Linn, CSP and Strategic-Partner of PrideStaff North Dallas, is thrilled that her office made the list this year. "For a long time, we've strived to create an environment in which our employees are engaged in meaningful work, every day," states Linn. "Receiving this recognition is more than an honor for us; it validates that we've accomplished our goal of building an organization our team feels proud to work for."
Linn cites a number of reasons her employees responded so favorably to the third-party workplace survey...

Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions Celebrates With NHL For 2015 Playoff Sustainability While Hoping For A Tampa Bay Win »

May 22, 2015 at 4:29AM PDT | Source: Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions

Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions HQ of Orlando, FL, a company well known for pioneering sustainability solutions in stadiums across the country, esteems NHL and Amalie Arena for “green” initiative in this season’s playoffs.
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 21, 2015 - This year the Tampa Bay Lightning have carved their way to the Eastern Conference Finals with victories over both The Detroit Red Wings in game 6, and the Montreal Canadians in game 7. Now the Tampa Bay Lightning, after facing off against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden in games 1 and 2, have come back down south to compete at the Tampa Bay’s very own Amalie Arena for games 3 and 4. The historic Amalie Arena has hosted fans from all over the nation this playoff season with its seating capacity reaching over 19,000 seats, making it the 7th largest arena in the nation...

PrideStaff Fresno Wins The Fresno Bee's 2015 "People's Choice Award" »

May 21, 2015 at 11:03AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

Fresno, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2015 - PrideStaff, a national staffing organization, is pleased to announce that their Fresno office was recently named winner of The Fresno Bee's 2015 People's Choice Award in the Employment Agency category.
Stefanie Schwartz, Strategic-Partner of PrideStaff Fresno, is thrilled her office won this year. "The fact that this award comes from the people – our valued clients and candidates – makes it a huge honor," states Schwartz. "Being recognized as the people's choice is not only flattering; it's a testament to the high level of customer service we provide to area employers and job seekers every day."
Schwartz is especially proud of her staff for having earned this recognition. "We have an amazingly strong and dedicated team that goes the extra mile to create the right match between leading employers and hard-working people throughout the area...

Valpak Begins 2015 With Strong Q1 Franchise Growth »

May 21, 2015 at 4:26AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Leader in Local Print and Digital Coupons Signs Seven New Franchise Agreements in 2015 on the Heels of Signing 14 Agreements in 2014 with New and Existing Franchisees
May 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Following a successful 2014, Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that the brand is off to a strong start in 2015, signing seven new franchise agreements with new and existing franchisees. Valpak continues to grow its footprint across the United States with new franchisees this year in Central Alabama, Kansas City, North Orange County, Calif., Maryland and Virginia.
Valpak's new franchisees this year and last year join the company with diverse backgrounds in sales, marketing and strategic development, including a former Google employee, restaurant owner and publisher...

World's Largest Floor Cleaning Franchise Expands Into The Philippines »

May 21, 2015 at 4:22AM PDT | Source: Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning

South Korean Businessman Will Bring Chem-Dry Floor Cleaning Franchise to the Philippines
MANILA, PHILIPPINES - (Marketwired - May 20, 2015) - Chem-Dry, the world's largest floor cleaning franchise, will soon open in the Philippines thanks to a South Korean investor who is eager to bring the brand to the island nation of 107 million people.
Yea hoon Lee joined Chem-Dry of South Korea as a sales manager in 1992, and bought the master franchise rights for that nation in 2006. Lee bought the Chem-Dry brand in South Korea to compete head-to-head against another floor cleaning company. "Chem-Dry offers a better product," he says. "It is safer, the cleaning solutions are natural, and it dries much more quickly."
Those advantages have helped Chem-Dry win clients like hotels and office buildings, as well as residential cleaning customers who know they can trust Chem-Dry to do a great job cleaning carpets, tile, stone and other surfaces...

Carlson Announces The Appointment Of Three Board Members »

May 20, 2015 at 10:23AM PDT | Source: Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

May 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS - Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company, announced the appointment of new board members Laura M. Born and Sam Gilliland. Scott C. Gage, a Carlson family member, who previously served on the board through 2012 will also rejoin at this time.
"These additions will bring great energy and invaluable expertise from the finance and travel sectors. We are pleased to welcome these thoughtful contributors to the Carlson board,” said Diana Nelson, board chair, Carlson.
Born currently serves as chair of the boards of trustees of two registered investment companies, Columbia Acorn Trust and Wanger Advisors Trust. Together, the boards oversee 12 small to mid-sized capitalization equity mutual funds with approximately $28 billion in aggregate assets...

Chem-Dry Franchisees See Increased Average Unit Volumes; Expand Their Territories »

May 20, 2015 at 7:03AM PDT | Source: Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning

Leading Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Service Sees Rapid Growth, Will Add 122 New Locations in 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - May 20, 2015  - (BUSINESS WIRE) - With a plan to add at least 122 new locations this year, Chem-Dry, the world’s leading carpet and upholstery cleaning service with a presence in 47 countries, is on track to accelerate company growth this year. The 3,000 unit brand, which serves over 10,000 homes a day worldwide, continues to experience average unit volume increases throughout its system, leading existing owners to increasingly up their territories.
Chem-Dry’s robust sales and system-wide growth is fueled by the brand’s dedication to strategic franchise partnerships; over 40 percent of these new franchise units in the United States are coming from existing franchisees expanding their business...

Experienced Entrepreneurs Purchase Valpak Of North Orange County »

May 19, 2015 at 11:44AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Franchisee Team Brings Savings to Businesses and Residents in the Region 
May 19, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today Mike Paul and Larry Delaney have assumed ownership of Valpak’s North Orange County, Calif., territory, formerly part of the larger Orange County territory. Under new ownership, the Valpak signature blue envelope started mailing to nearly 300,000 households in North Orange County earlier this year.
"I've been an advocate of Valpak's business model for the past 20 years because of the constant support and corporate accessibility given to franchisees," said Mike Paul, Valpak of North Orange County franchisee. "I saw the opportunity to grow Valpak’s presence in the northern part of the region, and after purchasing a region of the existing Orange Country territory, my business partner Larry Delaney and I now own this new territory...

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Celebrates 48 Months Of Consecutive Record Growth »

May 19, 2015 at 9:54AM PDT | Source: TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

Thriving Moving Franchise Brand Opens 11 New Locations; Posts 15.88 Percent Revenue Increase in Q1
LANSING, Mich. - May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Growth is the name of the game for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®. The franchising world's premier moving services company is heading into Q2 riding a wave of 48 consecutive months of record growth. With 11 of those months including double-digit increases.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® disclosed a 15.88 percent year-over-year increase in revenue during the first quarter. Additionally, the brand opened 11 new locations, signed eight new franchisees in the U.S., and one new location in Canada.
"The enthusiasm and momentum we built from a successful 2014 has continued into 2015, and has propelled positive, continued growth," Randy Shacka, president of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®...

Signarama Announces Addition Of Jay Kahn As VP Of Operations »

May 19, 2015 at 4:08AM PDT | Source: Signarama

May 19, 2015 // Franchising.com // WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Signarama, the number one sign franchise, approaching more than 900 locations worldwide, has announced the addition of Jay Kahn to the corporate team. Serving as the VP of Operations, Kahn will lead operations for the brand including corporate and vendor support. Helping with the overall growth and performance of both individual franchisee locations and the Signarama brand at large, Kahn brings decades of experience encompassing both Fortune 1000 companies and small business alike.
Working alongside Signarama President ‘JT’ Jim Tatem, Kahn will also work with Signarama’s vendor relations, tech support, training and other teams. The positive impact this will have, said Tatem, will be seen at both the corporate and franchisee level...

LED Source To IPO In 2016-17 »

May 19, 2015 at 3:38AM PDT | Source: LED Source

As Part of the Corporate Expansion LED Source® Has Declared Its Intention to Become a Publicly Traded Company
WELLINGTON, Fla. - May 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Founded in 2005, LED Source® was North America's first franchisor of LED lighting. Along with supporting a growing franchise system, the company supplies top quality LED lighting products to a variety of markets and specializes in design, support, development, project management and financing through its Retrofit, Architectural, Entertainment and National Accounts divisions.
In 2012, LED Source® launched LouMan Money®, a private-labeled finance program that affords companies an LED lighting upgrade utilizing only the savings, and without tying up capital or using existing lines of credit...

Terminix® Announces Top Cities For Mosquitoes, Based On Twitter Complaints »

May 18, 2015 at 8:33AM PDT | Source: Terminix

Small Towns in Kansas, Arizona and Ohio Earn Top Spots
MEMPHIS, TN - (Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - When it comes to the battle against annoying mosquitoes, the biggest buzz comes from small towns across the United States.
According to research by Terminix®, the leading provider of termite and pest control services in the United States, the worst whining about mosquitoes came from Goodland, a small town in the northwest corner of Kansas. Terminix searched through approximately 200 billion tweets posted in 2014 to determine which United States city is most pestered by mosquitoes.
The research comes as U.S. travelers gear up for Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer when an estimated 36.1 million people travel1...

Unishippers Helps Entrepreneurs Make Informed Choice Between Being A Logistics Agent Or Franchisee  »

May 18, 2015 at 6:53AM PDT | Source: Unishippers

Useful Comparison Chart Weighs Similar, Yet Different, Business Ownership Opportunities in the Logistics Industry
May 18, 2015 // Franchising.com // Salt Lake City, Utah. – Entrepreneurs looking for a flexible business model within the thriving logistics industry may find they are weighing the pros and cons of becoming a logistics agent versus a 3PL franchise owner. Unishippers Global Logistics – one of the nation’s first and largest shipping resellers – is simplifying the decision-making process for entrepreneurs with a detailed comparison chart that illustrates why the 3PL franchise model is a solid long-term investment.
In the last decade, logistics agent models have grown quickly by promising the freedom to choose your own hours and unlimited earning potential and the low initial upfront costs...

New National Survey Reveals Moving Is A Money Nightmare »

May 18, 2015 at 5:47AM PDT | Source: Our Town

1 in 6 Moves Result in Debt Disaster; ½ say moving destroys relationships
May 18, 2015 // Franchising.com // May’s National Moving Month will kick off the busiest moving season in years as Americans are feeling good about finances again for two major reasons: A robust economy means companies are hiring and folks are heading back to work. Plus, people who foreclosed on their homes in the recession have waited seven years for their credit scores to come clean, and now can buy a home again.
However, while these new jobs, new homes and new moves are great for the economy as a whole, a recent survey suggests it’s a killer to individual wallets. This new survey, commissioned by Our Town America, the nation’s premier new mover marketing franchise, reveals 1 in 6 go into debt after a move...

SpeedPro Rolls Out EFI’s Wide-format Print Production Technology To Its National Network Of Imaging Studios »

May 18, 2015 at 4:28AM PDT | Source: Speedpro Imaging

EFI's 65-inch LED wide-format inkjet printer to be released to national network of printing studios.
CENTENNIAL, Colorado (PRWEB) May 18, 2015 - SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s premier high quality wide-format printing brand, has announced a partnership to roll out EFI’s 65-inch LED wide-format inkjet printer to its national network of printing studios.
SpeedPro Imaging is a burgeoning national franchise printing brand with 120 large format printing studios providing business customers with extreme resolution digital graphics for trade show displays, retail signage, vehicle wraps and more.
The company is poised for strong franchise expansion and system-wide sales growth in 2015 based on growing local and national business demand for wide-format printing applications...

Local Salesperson Honored At National Sales Training Event »

May 18, 2015 at 3:53AM PDT | Source: Franchise Services Inc.

Salesperson at Sir Speedy Irvine Receives Three Prestigious Awards for Sales Excellence
May 18, 2015 // Franchising.com // MISSION VIEJO, Calif. - Franchise Services, Inc. recognized several Sir Speedy, PIP, and MultiCopy salespeople with sales achievement awards at the company’s annual Sales Forum. The sales training event was held April 15-18 at the InterContinental Hotel in Dallas, TX. Patty Turpen, a salesperson at Sir Speedy in Irvine, CA, was recognized for receiving three prestigious awards – the Don F. Lowe Salesperson of the Year, 2014 Platinum Level Top Performer and Million Dollar Club.
Turpen received a top performer award in her first year in sales with Sir Speedy in Irvine and in each year thereafter since 2008...

Franchise Source Brands Names Art Coley As CEO And President »

May 15, 2015 at 12:32PM PDT | Source: Franchise Source Brands International

Successful Franchise Executive and Business Growth Expert Joins FSBI to Lead Company through Next Phase of Growth
May 15, 2015 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, Conn. - Franchise Source Brands International™ (FSBI) - a multi-brand business coaching franchisor, which includes the industry-leading, 30-year-old brand The Entrepreneur’s Source® - has appointed Art Coley, Jr as CEO and president. Coley’s strong entrepreneurial background and proven success in brand growth with AlphaGraphics and ICED, among others, will allow the company’s founder Terry Powell to step back from day-to-day operations and resume the role as FSBI chairman and continue to provide visionary support and direction.
As CEO and president, Coley will use his 20-plus years of franchising experience to oversee FSBI’s family of brands, which in addition to The Entrepreneur’s Source consists of three other operating companies - AdviCoach®, ZorSource® and Expense Reduction Coaching® - as well as a sister franchise, Decor&You®...

Enviro-Master Demonstrates Strong Spring 2015 Presence »

May 15, 2015 at 8:01AM PDT | Source: Enviro-Master

Pat Swisher, CEO, Welcomes Four New Franchise Locations
Charlotte, NC - April 27, 2015 – Enviro-Master, recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as a Top New Franchise for 2015, is pleased to announce strong spring franchise sales with the addition of four new units in Connecticut, Memphis, Minneapolis and Philadelphia, joining new locations in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Southeast Atlanta that came on board earlier in 2015.
According to Scott Warren, Senior VP of Franchise Sales and Development for Enviro-Master, “I feel very enthusiastic about Enviro-Master’s consistent year-over-year growth with incredibly strong traffic and interest.” He commented, “In part we can attribute our success to the outstanding business coaches at The Entrepreneur’s Source...



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