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Dental Fix RX Exceeds 8,000 Dental Customers In 3rd Quarter »

September 19, 2014 at 1:00PM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

National Mobile Dental Repair Company, Dental Fix RX, Doubles Customers in less than a Year
September 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // DAVIE, Fla. - Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair franchisor, announced today that the company is now actively serving over 8,000 dentists in North America. Focusing on a unique business model and providing exceptional customer service and a faster fix, Dental Fix has exceeded its sales and growth goals for 2014, doubling the number of customers in less than a year.
"Dental Fix focuses on providing outstanding customer service to every dentist we serve," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix. "Throughout 2014, we've experienced a 100 percent growth over last year, our franchise owners now service over 8,000 customers and we are on pace to have over 9,000 customers by year end...

Dominate Trade Shows With EmbroidMe »

September 19, 2014 at 8:45AM PDT | Source: EmbroidMe

September 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // West Palm Beach, FL - Steal the spotlight at your next trade show with customized promotional products, apparel and displays. Build a brand customers will trust and competitors will envy with EmbroidMe.
It’s too easy to get lost in a sea of tradeshow booths. Stand out with custom banners, tablecloths, backdrops and other unique displays. Catch the eye of new clients, while reassuring already satisfied customers that yours is the best in the biz. Not only will your booth look great, your team will look sharp in customized apparel and visual branding, from professional polos to colorful name tags.
Leave lasting impressions with creative promotional giveaways. Show clients and competition you’re confident in your business with custom glassware, tote bags, office supplies or tech accessories featuring your company name and logo...

"Make A Difference" By Supporting The Shriners Hospital For Children In Galveston, Texas »

September 19, 2014 at 6:56AM PDT | Source: Amazing Spaces

September 8, 2014 - Houston, Spring, and The Woodlands, TX – Amazing Spaces® Storage Centers asks Houston, Spring, and The Woodlands communities to join together and show how easily an individual can "Make a Difference" by supngporti the Shriners Hospital For Children. The Texas Self Storage Association launched the "Starfish: Make a Difference" state-wide campaign to emphasize the contributions made by self storage owners in their communities and to highlight the partnership with Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston. Amazing Spaces Storage Centers and the Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) have supported the work of the Shriners Children’s Hospital for the past eight years. Donations to the hospital from the Starfish Campaign have surpassed the $500,000 mark...

Christmas Decor Stresses Safety For Holidays »

September 19, 2014 at 5:42AM PDT | Source: Christmas Decor

Professional Holiday and Event Decorating Specialist Recommends Hiring a Pro for Ladder Use During Holiday Season
LUBBOCK, TX - (Marketwired - Sep 18, 2014) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates there were 15,000 injuries involving holiday decorating seen in emergency departments nationwide during November and December 2012. Thirty-four percent of those injuries involved falls, many of them falls from ladders. In fact, according to the CPSC, every year, hundreds of people fall from ladders while hanging decorations.
But the holiday decorating experts at Christmas Decor say that holiday decorating doesn't need to be a hazardous activity. As the premier holiday lighting and decorating company in North America, Christmas Décor provides homeowners with professional holiday and event decorating to help eliminate unnecessary accidents for local residents...

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...

Glass Doctor Of Cleveland Wins Franchise Of The Year Award »

September 19, 2014 at 4:17AM PDT | Source: Glass Doctor

Independently owned and operated company recognized at international conference.
CLEVELAND, OH (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 - Glass Doctor of Cleveland owner, Matt Kelly, earned the Glass Doctor Franchisee of the Year Award at The Dwyer Group® International Conference September 7-10 in Orlando, Florida.
The Franchisee of the Year Award is the highest honor than can be earned by a franchisee in the Glass Doctor network. The winning franchise must show consistent growth through proper training and management of the organization, consistent high sales volume and quality customer service.
"I am honored to accept this award," said Kelly. "I work with a team that is dedicated to providing excellent service to our customers."
"The Glass Doctor team is thrilled Matt won the Franchisee of the Year Award," Glass Doctor President Mark Liston said...

Family Financial Centers Opens Second Texas Location »

September 18, 2014 at 10:32AM PDT | Source: Family Financial Centers
Family Financial Centers Opportunities Available

Family Financial Centers Announces Additional Texas Location
Doylestown, PA (Business Wire) – September 15, 2014 - Family Financial Centers, LLC, is pleased to announce its latest location in Lewisville, TX. The Lewisville location is the second Family Financial Centers in the state of Texas, the other location is in San Antonio. This is a new venture for owner Greg Teller. Paul W. Eckert, founder and CEO of Family Financial Centers remarked "Greg is a fantastic addition to the Family Financial Centers Family. His background in the financial realm along with his tenacity and work ethic will lend itself well to the success of his new store." The Lewisville location can be found at 788 S. Mill Street, Suite #300, Lewisville, TX 75057 and the store phone number is (972) 219-5484...

Intelligent Office Announces New Location In Boise, Idaho »

September 18, 2014 at 9:21AM PDT | Source: Intelligent Office, The

Boise, Idaho (PRWEB) September 18, 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 Boise, Idaho.
The opening of a location in Boise means that the entrepreneurial ecosystem and professional community can tap into dedicated administrative services and staffing resources that allow for flexibility and mobility, giving people the ability to easily conduct business anytime, anywhere.
"With a focus on fostering entrepreneurialism in Boise from organizations like Startup Boise, the Idaho Technology Council and Boise State's Venture College, this is the ideal location for services and resources that were created to support entrepreneurs and professionals," said Roy Eiguren, Co-Owner of Intelligent Office Boise...

Valpak Print And Digital Expands In Atlantic County »

September 17, 2014 at 9:02AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Local Entrepreneur Adds New Territory in South New Jersey 
September 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL – Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that Bill Reichert has expanded his existing Valpak business to include brand new territories in Atlantic County, N.J. Reichert has owned Valpak of South Jersey successfully since 1986 and currently mails Valpak’s signature blue envelope to residents in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties, as well as part of Atlantic County. With this new expanded territory, he will now mail to 40,000 additional homes in Atlantic County.
"I am thrilled to be able to expand with Valpak, offering a suite of print and digital products to businesses and residents in Atlantic County," said Reichert, Valpak of South Jersey franchisee...

Dental Fix Awards 13th Franchise In The State Of Ohio »

September 17, 2014 at 8:02AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

September 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 61st franchise of 2014, in Sandusky, Ohio to William Mullen, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Sandusky market, will be the 13th van to launch in the State of Ohio, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 107 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's been another tremendous year for us as we build on our brand's success and continue to grow throughout the United States and Canada," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix.
Dental Fix combines centralized technological and account management services with a unique national network of locally owned and operated industry professionals...

Newly Opened Cherry Blow Dry Bar Tennessee Branch Recently Featured On Local TV »

September 17, 2014 at 5:20AM PDT | Source: Cherry Blow Dry Bar

The new Cherry Blow Dry Bar in Nashville offers luxurious hair blowouts and hair extensions with a champagne bar for socializing with others.
Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 - After beginning franchise operations in the US in 2013, Cherry Blow Dry Bar has grown into 6 stores with one of the latest blow dry bar Nashville branches opening on July 16th and was recently featured on Channel 2 on August 14th. The express salon concept has a standard $35 service charge for all blow-dries regardless of hair length and thickness. The Nashville location, just like all branches, also comes with a built-in champagne bar for socializing and provides Nashville with a new destination for weekly hair blowouts. The franchise is targeting to open more stores across United States before the year-end...

Local Rainbow International® Business Receives International Award »

September 17, 2014 at 5:13AM PDT | Source: Rainbow International

Rainbow International of the Quad Cities named Franchisee of the Year of global residential and commercial restoration and cleaning franchise organization.
WACO, Texas (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 - Kevin and Joy Beirne, owners of Rainbow International of the Quad Cities, received the Top Gun Award and Franchisee of the Year Award from Rainbow International corporate during The Dwyer Group® International Conference held Sept. 7-10 in Orlando, Fla.
This award goes to franchise owners who achieve top sales and reach operation benchmarks. The Top Gun recipients represent the top 10 percent of Rainbow International franchise owners across North America.
"The idea of 'Top Gun' was established by the Navy in the 1960s as a way to give training and credit to elite fighter pilots," said Mark Welstead, president of Rainbow International...

Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning Franchise On Pace For 120 New Locations In 2014 »

September 16, 2014 at 7:18AM PDT | Source: Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning

NASHVILLE, TN - (Marketwired - Sep 16, 2014) - The Chem-Dry carpet cleaning franchise is on its way to a record-setting year of growth. D'Wayne Tanner, senior vice president of franchise development for the world's largest carpet cleaning franchise, says the company is on track to open 120 new locations by the end of 2014.
"We're really excited about this growth. Not only does it prove that carpet cleaning is a strong industry, but it shows that there are a lot of entrepreneurs out there ready to make big things happen," Tanner said.
2014 has also brought big recognition for Chem-Dry. The experts at Entrepreneur magazine once again named the company the No. 1 carpet cleaning franchise, as well as a top home-based business opportunity and a top low-cost franchise...

Real Living Lifestyles Welcomes Bernie Truax To The Carlsbad Village Office »

September 16, 2014 at 4:43AM PDT | Source: Real Living Real Estate

Lisa Blanchard brings buyer for former San Diego Charger's Poway home that has been on the market since 2011.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 - Bernie Truax was attracted to the global reach, local touch aspect of Real Living Lifestyles Real Estate. "I like that it is not too small, that we don't get any exposure, but not too big that no one can make a decision. I like the marketing of the company and the values also," Truax commented. Truax also credited the staff as one of the reasons he joined the brokerage. At Real Living Lifestyles, the office administrators are a very big part of the team, keeping the office running smoothly, helping clients, agents, and friends.
Truax embarked on his real estate career in 2002, after getting tired of the crazy hours working at his restaurant franchises...

Take The Leap: 3 Effective Strategies For Eliminating Fear In Entrepreneurship »

September 16, 2014 at 3:53AM PDT | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

The Entrepreneur's Source®, a National Alternative Career Coaching Franchise, Offers Advice to Minimize the Common Barriers Prospective Entrepreneurs Face
September 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, Conn - Ten years ago when Mary Beth Gibson, founder and executive director of Beyond Boobs!, imagined where her life path would lead her, she never thought she would be a cancer survivor, business owner, or co-founder of a non-profit organization. Like many would-be entrepreneurs, Gibson was happy in her corporate position, hesitant to chase her entrepreneurial dream - until her circumstances inspired her to.
Before pursuing her career goal, Gibson needed to gain confidence in herself as an entrepreneur. She became a franchisee of The Entrepreneur's Source®, a national alternative career coaching franchise, and learned the ins-and-outs of business ownership...

George Family Foundation Honors Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Trudy Rautio And Wendy Nelson Among Others At First-Ever Women Leaders Event »

September 15, 2014 at 9:03AM PDT | Source: Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

September 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS - Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company, today announced that the George Family Foundation will recognize Carlson president & CEO, Trudy Rautio; Marilyn Carlson Nelson, former Carlson chairman and CEO; and Wendy Nelson, director, as three of 84 exceptional women leaders making remarkable contributions to building the Twin Cities at its first-ever "Celebrating Twin Cities Women Leaders" event on September 16.
The event celebrates women who have served as CEO, board chair or president of large corporations, colleges and universities, government and nonprofit organizations, health care, and major arts organizations in the Twin Cities. Nine groundbreaking women leaders will also be honored posthumously at the event for their contributions in creating the quality of life present in the Twin Cities today...

Instant Imprints Puts Franchising First With New Site »

September 15, 2014 at 7:17AM PDT | Source: Instant Imprints

Instant Imprints Teams up with Sprokkit for Redesigned, Franchise-Focused Site
September 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // SAN DIEGO - Instant Imprints announced today the unveiling of its new website. A reflection of the success of the franchising program, Instant Imprints' new site is mobile-friendly and franchise-specific.
"We are pleased to unveil our totally user-friendly redesigned site," said Christian Collucci, executive vice president of franchise development at Instant Imprints. "From consistent branding to easier mobile accessibility, we are putting prospective franchisees first."
As recently announced, Instant Imprints has initiated a five-year, strategic expansion plan to grow Instant Imprints to 500 locations...

Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning Launches International Expansion, Plans For 50 Canadian Franchises »

September 15, 2014 at 7:09AM PDT | Source: Oxi Fresh
Oxi Fresh Opportunities Available

September 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Already one of the fastest-growing carpet cleaning companies in the United States with more than 250 locations in 45 states, Oxi Fresh has announced an international expansion plan calling for the opening of as many as 50 franchises throughout Canada in the next five years.
Oxi Fresh has already opened its first two Canadian franchises this year – one in Ottawa, Ontario and another in Kelowna, British Columbia – and is currently seeking franchisees in other targeted growth markets, including Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Montreal, among others.
"There is tremendous opportunity for growth throughout Canada as more consumers seek out eco-friendly companies...

United Franchise Group Sees Global Growth Increases In 2014 »

September 15, 2014 at 5:27AM PDT | Source: United Franchise Group

UFG Brand Footprint Expands to 70 Countries
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The five brands that are under the umbrella of the United Franchise Group can now be found in 70 countries worldwide. From the shadow of the Eifel Tower to small local communities, the diversity of locations in which a United Franchise Group brand can be found around the world has increased in 2014 as leading franchises Signarama, EmbroidMe, SuperGreen, and TransWorld all exhibit growth.
Leading this growth is Signarama, the world's largest sign franchise, which is expanding its reach in both familiar and previously uncharted territories around the world. So far this year, Master License Partnerships have been completed in the Philippines, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Tunisia, Switzerland and 20 countries throughout the Middle East...

Dental Fix Awards 12th Franchise In The State Of Ohio »

September 15, 2014 at 3:59AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

September 12, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 60th franchise of 2014, in Toledo, Ohio to Michael Ehle, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Toledo market, will be the 12th van to launch in the State of Ohio, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 107 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's been another tremendous year for us as we build on our brand's success and continue to grow throughout the United States and Canada," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix.
Dental Fix combines centralized technological and account management services with a unique national network of locally owned and operated industry professionals...



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