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Dale Carnegie Training® Launches The Industry’s First Competency-Based Professional Badging System »

March 06, 2015 at 5:41AM PST | Source: Dale Carnegie Training

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. - March 5, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Dale Carnegie Training®, the leading global provider of classroom and online leadership, communication skills, sales and customer service training, has partnered with BadgeCert to offer digital badging on select courses, making it easy for business professionals to showcase their competencies and career development.
Just like a merit badge, digital badges present a validated display of learning achievements that travels with professionals regardless of employer, and can be placed on LinkedIn profiles, online and print resumes, social networks and professional association bios. All badges link back to a secure, personal learning portfolio that provides key data including how the badge was earned, related competencies, and date of issuance...

@Work Named To 2015 "Best Of Staffing" Client And Talent Lists »

March 06, 2015 at 4:25AM PST | Source: @Work Group
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National Staffing Franchisor Tops List for Client Service and Talent for the Third Year in a Row
March 06, 2015 // Franchising.com // KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – For the third consecutive year, @Work Group, a leading national multi-specialty staffing franchisor, has been named one of Inavero’s 2015 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Award winners. Inavero partners with CareerBuilder to present this award to the companies and industries that have proven track records of exceptional performance and client satisfaction.
Inavero’s "Best of Staffing" is a list of staffing agencies that are recognized for exceptional quality of service. Agencies were nominated by individuals, colleagues and other industry sources that have experience working with these agencies, and are proven staffing service industry leaders...

Brightway Opens First Agency In Delaware »

March 05, 2015 at 6:43AM PST | Source: Brightway Insurance

March 05, 2015 // Franchising.com // JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Brightway Insurance Agency Owner Robert Ware opened the company’s first insurance agency in Delaware on February 23. The office, located at 3301 Lancaster Pike, Suite 5B in Wilmington, is managed by Designated Agency Principal Christen Maroulis.
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country. The company now has 115 stores in nine states.
Maroulis was born and raised in Baltimore and earned her bachelor’s degree from Towson University. Prior to running the Wilmington Brightway office, she served as the General Manager of Merry Maids in Towson and Dover...

Liberty Tax Service Reports Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter Results »

March 05, 2015 at 5:16AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired) - March 05, 2015 - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) (the "Company"), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, today reported its results for the third fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2015.
"This has been a challenging season for us and the industry as a whole," said John Hewitt, CEO. "Despite the fact that we have continued to outperform the paid preparer category, our office and return count growth failed to meet the standards that we have come to expect. Going forward, we are focused on driving new sales, working with existing franchisees to expand, and capitalizing on the opportunities presented by the Affordable Care Act and immigration reform." 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. Books 88 Franchised Units For $832,850 In Anticipated Future Revenue »

March 05, 2015 at 4:31AM PST | Source: Fresh Healthy Vending

In Addition to 115 New Franchisee Locations Secured in February
Entrepreneur Magazine's 2015 Number One Ranked Vending Franchise Continues Building Its Footprint as the Nation's Market Leader in Healthy Vending
SAN DIEGO - March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - (OTCQB: VEND) Fresh Healthy Vending announces 115 new locations that will feature its healthy vending machines and micro markets nationwide. Moreover, the healthy vending category leader booked 88 franchised units, including its largest micro market franchise sale consisting of 22 units.
Furthermore, the Company was awarded a 1.5 year contract with Minnesota's largest school district. The Anoka-Hennepin district serves approximately 38,000 students in more than 35 schools and will be receiving a Fresh grant...

Liberty Tax Service Announces Initiation Of Cash Dividend »

March 05, 2015 at 3:50AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired) - March 05, 2015 - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) (the "Company"), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the initiation of a cash dividend to its shareholders. The first quarterly dividend of $0.16 per share will be paid on April 22, 2015 to holders of record of common stock and common stock equivalents on the close of business on April 15, 2015. While future dividends will be subject to Board approval, the Company is initially targeting an annual dividend payout of $0.64 per common share.
"We believe the initiation of a quarterly dividend demonstrates our commitment to enhancing shareholder value," said John Hewitt. "This decision reflects our confidence in the future of our business and the continuing strength of our cash flow...

Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Of Dallas-Fort Worth Franchise Named As 2014 Franchisee Of The Year »

March 04, 2015 at 4:32AM PST | Source: Vanguard Cleaning Systems

SAN MATEO, CA - (Marketwired - Mar 4, 2015) - Essential Cleaning Concepts, LLC, a Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Dallas-Fort Worth franchise, has been named the Vanguard® franchise organization's 2014 Franchisee of the Year.
The Vanguard Cleaning Systems Franchisee of the Year is awarded annually to the franchise owner who provides exceptional commercial cleaning services for their corporate accounts. Established as a Vanguard franchise in May, 2012, Essential has enjoyed continued success and growth through the years for owners Darrell and Tracy Starks.
"Darrell and Tracy really exemplify the characteristics that make for a successful Vanguard franchisee," said Chris Gilliam, Master Franchisee, Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Dallas-Fort Worth...

Paula Rhoden And Jonathan Zahler Become Newest Brightway Insurance Agency Owners In Jacksonville »

March 03, 2015 at 11:39AM PST | Source: Brightway Insurance

March 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – When Paula Rhoden was looking for her next career opportunity, she knew she wanted to be her own boss and she wanted to help fellow Jacksonville citizens. Owning a Brightway Insurance agency gives her that opportunity.
She and co-owner Jonathan Zahler opened the newest Brightway store at 14985 Old St. Augustine Road, Suite 118 on Feb. 23.
Brightway is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country.
Rhoden began her career in Jacksonville with MediaOne in 1997, currently known as Comcast, where she served as a project coordinator, senior administrator and strategic business partner on the executive team...

Growth Coach Franchise Expands Throughout Mexico »

March 03, 2015 at 11:30AM PST | Source: The Growth Coach

Shortly after launching The Growth Coach in Mexico City, the company has expanded the vision to include the entire country of Mexico.
Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) March 03, 2015 - Just six months after officially launching The Growth Coach in Mexico City with Pablo Payro, The Growth Coach is already expanding well beyond the city's borders. In fact, the company is now focused on reaching small- and medium-sized business owners through the entire country of Mexico.
"With the rapid success Pablo is seeing inside the city, we decided it was time to turn our sights on Mexico as a whole. The country of Mexico is at an amazing crossroads and the middle class is starting to grow and thrive. With our help, the small- and medium-sized business owners who drive that middle class can find success and balance...

PostNet Named Top Franchise Opportunity »

March 03, 2015 at 7:58AM PST | Source: PostNet Postal & Business Services

It's the 22nd Consecutive Year PostNet Has Been Named to the Prestigious List
DENVER, CO - (Marketwired - Mar 3, 2015) - The PostNet franchise has been named to Entrepreneur magazine's annual Franchise 500 list of top franchise opportunities for the 22nd consecutive year.
PostNet, the nation's first Neighborhood Business Center, has landed on Entrepreneur's comprehensive guide to business opportunities every year since it was founded.
The PostNet franchise provides critical marketing, digital printing and shipping services to small businesses throughout the United States and internationally. As an integral part of their communities, PostNet franchisees help foster small business by solving everyday problems related to marketing, branding and logistics...

Harris Research, Inc. Outpaces Home Improvement Services Industry With Record Franchise Growth »

March 03, 2015 at 7:24AM PST | Source: Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning

Chem-Dry and N-Hance Wood Renewal Open a Combined 205 New Franchise Units in 2014, Positive Outlook Ahead for Both Industry Leaders
LOGAN, Utah - March 03, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Homeowners' quest to find cost-effective, convenient home improvement services has created tremendous franchise development opportunities for Harris Research, Inc.'s (HRI) two sister companies, Chem-Dry, the world's leading carpet and upholstery cleaning service, and N-Hance Wood Renewal, the national partner of The Home Depot for the refinishing of hardwood floors and kitchen cabinets. Combined, HRI finished a banner year of franchise growth, opening a total of 205 new franchise units in 2014.
Averaging more than 100 openings each year, Chem-Dry added 109 new franchises to its growing system of 3,500-plus units in 47 countries...

Dental Fix Awards 5th Franchise In The State Of Tennessee »

March 03, 2015 at 6:12AM PST | Source: Dental Fix

March 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // Davie, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, is proud to announce the signing of its most recent franchise, in Nashville, Tennessee. Owned and operated by Brett Peaks, the signed agreement, Brett's second, and the company's fifth mobile repair van to launch in the State of Tennessee, is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 500 all-new vans to be launched over the next five years.
"2014 was a record breaking year for Dental Fix as we sold 75 all-new franchises throughout North America," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix RX. "With the recent signing of Brett Peaks, I am confident that 2015 will be another year to remember."
Since 2009, Dental Fix has been the only on-site dental equipment repair franchise in North America...

PrideStaff Wins Inavero's Best Of Staffing Diamond Awards For Client And Talent Satisfaction »

March 03, 2015 at 4:37AM PST | Source: PrideStaff

Fresno, CA (PRWEB) March 02, 2015 - PrideStaff and the PrideStaff companies including PrideStaff Financial and Rx relief, announced they have been named as one of Inavero's 2015 Best of Staffing® Award winners. This marks five or more consecutive years of making the list which has also earned the 2015 Best of Staffing Diamond Award designation, placing PrideStaff in a truly elite group of staffing companies.
Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, the Best of Staffing Award provides the only statistically valid and objective service quality benchmarks in the industry, revealing which staffing agencies are providing the highest satisfaction to their clients and talent. With client and talent satisfaction scores more than three times higher than the industry average, award winners make up less than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U...

FASTSIGNS® Leadership On Panel To Address Critical Issue In Franchising: NLRB's Joint-Employment Standard »

March 03, 2015 at 4:00AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS

CEO Catherine Monson Advocates for Franchise Industry at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Event in Washington, D.C.
March 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – Taking a stand in support of the franchise industry, Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc., will be a panelist at the March 5th U.S. Chamber of Commerce event, "The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Joint-Employer Standard: New Interpretations, New Liabilities and the Impact on Other Statutes."
Monson is highly regarded for her tireless efforts to protect, promote and enhance the franchise industry and was recently awarded as the International Franchise Association's (IFA) FAN (Franchise Action Network) of the Year at the industry's annual convention in February...

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Appoints Greg O'Stean As Chief Development Officer »

March 02, 2015 at 12:08PM PST | Source: Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

March 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS - Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel groups, today appointed Greg O'Stean as chief development officer. He will report directly to Javier Rosenberg, chief operating officer and executive vice president, Americas.
"Our development activities have been on a strong, upward swing, and we are delighted to add a development professional with a solid hotel finance and development pedigree to our team," said Rosenberg. "The momentum across our brands and the launch of Radisson Red has received an enthusiastic response from the investment and development community, and Greg will be a strong asset in moving that brand forward."
O'Stean will also spearhead the aggressive growth strategy Carlson Rezidor has set forth for Latin America as well as for the Radisson® and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM brands...

Murphy Business & Financial Corporation Opens Indianapolis Office »

March 02, 2015 at 12:00PM PST | Source: Murphy Business & Financial Corporation

Nations Premier Business Brokerage to Meet Demand in Central Indiana’s Business Community
March 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Murphy Business & Financial Corporation, North America’s leading, full-service business brokerage firm with more than 140 offices in the United States and Canada, recently announced the opening of a new office in Indianapolis. A full range of services and support are now available to business owners throughout the central region of the state.
Tom Feick, Managing Director, has opened the Murphy Business & Financial Corporation office to provide one of the state’s most comprehensive business brokerage services. The new Murphy Business Indianapolis office will support entrepreneurs throughout the greater Indianapolis region with the sale of their businesses, purchases, valuations and mergers and acquisitions...

Murphy Business & Financial Corporation Opens Northeast Philadelphia Office »

March 02, 2015 at 11:03AM PST | Source: Murphy Business & Financial Corporation

Local Entrepreneur Launches Nation's Premier Business Brokerage
Seasoned Executive to Meet Demand from Northeast Philadelphia Business Community
March 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Murphy Business & Financial Corporation, North America's leading, full-service business brokerage firm with more than 140 offices in the United States and Canada, recently announced the opening of a new office in Northeast Philadelphia. A full range of services and support are now available to business owners throughout the Southeast portion of the state.
David Lynn, a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, has opened the Murphy Business & Financial Corporation office to provide his community with one of the state's most comprehensive business brokerage services...

Patrice & Associates Franchise Office Opens In Denver To Give Local Restaurant Scene A Boost »

March 02, 2015 at 10:57AM PST | Source: Patrice & Associates

Demand from Local Eateries Gives Rise to Management Support Business in Colorado
March 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // DENVER, Colo. - Patrice & Associates, the nation's preeminent strategic partner in the restaurant industry, announced today the opening of its Colorado office to meet the growing management needs at local restaurants and other related hospitality businesses.
Local resident Don Sunday, who has years of sale experience specializing in insurance, is turning his sights toward hospitality, as he runs day-to-day operations for Patrice & Associates in Colorado. Sunday will serve businesses around Denver, Aurora, Englewood, Littleton, Lakewood, Arvada, the Metro Area, Front Range and I-70 Corridor.
"Colorado's restaurant scene is nothing less than inspiring...

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Gears Up For 3rd Annual Career Move Month »

March 02, 2015 at 9:08AM PST | Source: TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

Premier Moving Services Company Looks to Hire 1,000 New Employees March 2015
March 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // LANSING, Mich. – TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, the industry's fastest-growing moving services franchise, is proud to announce its third annual Career Move Month this March. As the weather begins to heat up, so does demand for moving services, and the company is ready to share its continued growth with job seekers across the country. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has had tremendous success over the last five years. The company has doubled in size and is planning additional expansion in 2015, creating new jobs for those wishing to join the team.
From movers and drivers to marketing specialists and general managers, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is dedicated to providing hardworking employees a solid career path with plenty of room for growth – just ask the 75 percent of location management staff that started with the company in entry-level positions...

1Heart Caregiver Services Showcases Emerging Brand At Franchise Expo South And IFA Annual Convention »

March 02, 2015 at 4:47AM PST | Source: 1Heart Caregiver Services

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) February 28, 2015 - 1Heart Caregiver Services CEO Belina Calderon Tagarao fully supported and showcased emerging brand at Houston Texas Franchise Expo South and IFA Annual Convention held in Las Vegas sending its executive delegates headed by Vice-President of Operations Kevin Tagarao and Director of Business Development and Training Randolph Clarito.
Franchise Expo South, sponsored by International Franchise Association (IFA), was held last February 4-7 and featured Franchise brands of every industry and size. There were over 200 recognized companies who attended as franchise exhibitors. The expo also provided more than 40 free seminars covering a wide range of business topics and many comprehensive symposia...



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