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City Wide Maintenance Of Tampa Bay Named 2014 “Franchise Of The Year” »

April 27, 2015 at 4:07AM PDT | Source: City Wide

Nation’s Leading Building Maintenance Management Company Presents Local Business Partners with Coveted “Franchise of the Year” Award
April 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // TAMPA BAY, Fla. – Franchisees, local market team members, and corporate leadership assembled at The Wild Horse Pass & Casino in Chandler, Arizona in March for City Wide’s annual franchise convention and awards ceremony.
During the event, John Duffy and Steve Howerton, the co-principals of City Wide Maintenance of Tampa Bay, were awarded the prestigious “Franchise of the Year” award.
“John and Steve had an incredible 2014, and we see that continuing for them in the years ahead,” said Jeff Oddo, president and CEO of Kansas City-based City Wide Franchise...

Garth McDonald, Of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Awarded 2015 Rookie Coach Of The Year »

April 24, 2015 at 10:56AM PDT | Source: ActionCoach

April 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // Las Vegas – Garth McDonald, of Medicine Hat, Alberta, won the 2015 Rookie Coach of the Year Award at the ActionCOACH Americas Conference at the Westin Lake Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV on March 7, 2015.
Garth McDonald earned this award thanks to the powerful work he has done with his clients throughout Northern and Southern Alberta over the course of the past year, including coaching his clients to the increased profitability for some who were losing money in their business, to a 20% increase in their first 4 months, as well as building an organization that gives the business owner the ability to work on their business and not just in it!
Garth McDonaldActionCOACH Global Chief Community Officer, Angie Fairbanks along with assistants from Vic Ciuffetelli, ActionCOACH CEO presented the award to Garth McDonald...

United® Real Estate Opens New Office In Asheville, NC »

April 24, 2015 at 4:46AM PDT | Source: United Real Estate

Independent Real Estate Agency Affiliates with United to Amplify Their Offering
April 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // KANSAS CITY, MO. - United® Real Estate, a fast-growing real estate and franchise operation company, announces the addition of a new office serving Asheville, NC to its’ network of franchise offices, increasing the company’s presence within key real estate markets nationwide. After owning and operating French Broad River Realty, Debbie Leon recently announced her conversion to a United Real Estate franchise.
“The United model offers my agents so much more than I could offer them as an independent brokerage,” said Debbie Leon, Owner and Managing Broker. “I am always looking for ways to improve my agent offering – with 100-percent commission, an agent technology package and ongoing trainings, we can help more agents be successful and more clients to find their dream homes...

AdviCoach Announces Launch Of Virtual Business Coaching Sessions »

April 24, 2015 at 4:02AM PDT | Source: AdviCoach

National business coaching and advisory firm aims to help business owners become empowered, drive innovation and accelerate change through new “Power Hour” series
April 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // Southbury, CT – Recognizing the business community’s need for guidance in a convenient manner that business owners can fit into their schedules, AdviCoach - a national business coaching and advisory firm for small to mid-sized businesses - has introduced a bi-monthly, virtual business advice seminar series called Power Hour. The first four Power Hour educational sessions will be held on April 29, 2015 from noon to 4 p.m. EST with a new speaker each hour.
As any business owner knows, independent business ownership can be tricky, and the road to success is often riddled with what seems like a never-ending list of questions on a variety of topics...

BookKeeping Express Partners With Mr. Rooter To Clean The Drains Of The Plumbing Franchise’s Financials »

April 23, 2015 at 7:18AM PDT | Source: Bookkeeping Express Centre

April 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // TYSONS CORNER, Va – BookKeeping Express (BKE) today announces a partnership with Mr. Rooter, the largest all-franchised, full-service plumbing and drain cleaning company in the world. BKE will help simplify operations for Mr. Rooter franchise owners by combining its secure cloud-based technology with skilled teams of people, enabling franchisees to reclaim their time – working on their business instead of in their business.
BKE’s specialized franchisor accounting platform and expertise in personalized business bookkeeping services is designed to improve the financial well-being of the Mr. Rooter organization. Following the partnership between BKE and Aire Serv, this is the second Dwyer Group brand that has brought on BKE as the preferred vendor...

Valpak® At Forefront Of Technology; Launches Coupon App For New Apple Watch™ To Help Consumers #WatchforSavings »

April 23, 2015 at 3:48AM PDT | Source: Valpak
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April 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Leading the way in technology, Valpak® announces its new coupon app will be available for download for the Apple Watch™, making it one of the first coupon companies to offer savings for the new device, and making it easier than ever for consumers to get savings right in their neighborhoods.
“We’ve always been right there for consumers, finding the great offers on shops and services in their neighborhoods. Now we make getting those savings easier than ever,” said Michael Vivio, president of Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, Inc., and Cox Target Media, Inc.
“At Valpak, our commitment to consumers is to give them what they want when they want it...

Plumbing Company, Mr. Rooter Plumbing, Celebrates National Hug A Plumber Day »

April 22, 2015 at 12:12PM PDT | Source: Mr. Rooter

Mr. Rooter Plumbing Celebrates, Recognizes the Important Role Plumbers Play in Nation Health
Waco, Texas (PRWEB) April 22, 2015 - Every year, millions of homeowners require the expertise and hard work of an experienced plumber to fix disastrous situations in the home. For centuries, plumbers have protected the health of the nation through improved sanitation and quality of life.
“The importance of the job a plumber does and of those who do the work is often overlooked or goes unnoticed,” Mr. Rooter Plumbing President, Mary Kennedy Thompson, stated. “National Hug a Plumber Day reminds us to thank those who work hard every day protecting our health and well being.”
National Hug a Plumber Day, celebrated on April 25 each year, is fun way of alerting people to the importance of clean water, in-home plumbing and overall community sanitation...

The Growth Coach Opens New Cleveland Location »

April 22, 2015 at 10:57AM PDT | Source: The Growth Coach

Kurt Treu, former Market President and Executive Vice President at US Bank, is bringing the “#1 business and sales coaching franchise in the country” to Cleveland.
Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) April 22, 2015 - The Growth Coach is excited to announce the opening of a new location ready to serve Greater Cleveland. Kurt Treu, former Market President and Executive Vice President at US Bank, is bringing the “#1 business and sales coaching franchise in the country” to Cleveland and promises to deliver better businesses, better lives and better results for business leaders and small and medium sized companies.
The Growth Coach is dedicated to helping business leaders, executives, business owners, managers, sales staff, and self-employed individuals find both financial success and that often elusive work/personal life balance...

Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services Opens In Las Vegas Nevada »

April 22, 2015 at 7:12AM PDT | Source: Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services

(PRWEB) April 22, 2015 - Owner Jeffrey Lyons will provide routine janitorial services delivered in a professional and consistent manner to businesses in the community. “We offer complete commercial cleaning services and are total floor care experts” says Jeff. “Our cleaners are background checked, uniformed, insured, bonded and OSHA trained. We use Office Pride’s unique Color Coded Cleaning System to eliminate cross-contamination between restrooms and other areas and we use Green Seal™ certified cleaning products.
Office Pride’s brand promise is “No Headaches Attached®”. Their quality inspections and online customer communication programs assure it and their average customer retention rate of over 90%, (among the highest in the commercial cleaning industry whose average according to the Building Serves Contractors Association International is around 63%), proves it...

Express Employment Professionals: It's The Summer Job Season! »

April 22, 2015 at 7:05AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Student summer jobs are more important than you think.
TORONTO, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - April 22, 2015) - As students prepare for the last few weeks of the school semester and start making plans for the summer, Express Employment Professionals released today tips for landing that hot summer job.
"If you haven't done so already, it's time to start thinking about summer jobs," said Bob Funk, CEO of Express. "A summer job is a good way to test the waters and figure out if an industry is right for you and a good way to prove to employers that you're interested and ready to work in their field. A summer job could also be a stepping stone to your full-time career."
Express Employment Professionals locations across Canada are working extra hard prior to the summer season to get the right employees into the right jobs...

Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Ranked A Top 40 "Fast And Serious" Franchise For 2nd Consecutive Year »

April 22, 2015 at 6:35AM PDT | Source: Vanguard Cleaning Systems

SAN MATEO, CA - (Marketwired - April 22, 2015) - The Vanguard Cleaning System® franchise organization was named #38 on Franchise Times' "Fast And Serious" list for 2015. This ranking is based on a formula developed by Franchise Times to identify fast-growing franchise systems that also have staying power.
"Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise owners strive to not only grow their businesses, but also to maintain long-term relationships with satisfied customers. This combination is the key to their success," said Steve McConnell, Vice President of Marketing for Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc.
About Vanguard Cleaning Systems®
Founded in 1984, the Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise organization has 2,900 independently owned and operated franchised businesses in North America...

PrideStaff Atlanta East Earns PrideStaff’s "5 Star Award" »

April 22, 2015 at 6:21AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 22, 2015 - Mike Pred, Owner and Strategic-Partner of PrideStaff’s Atlanta East office, is proud to announce that PrideStaff Atlanta East is one of only four offices in the United States to receive the 5 Star Award for their 2014 performance from PrideStaff, Inc., a national staffing organization.
The 5 Star Award recognizes new offices with outstanding revenue growth within their first six months of operation. The award was received at the PrideStaff Annual Conference in Dallas, TX where PrideStaff Strategic-Partners from across the country come together to review results, share best practices, listen to world-renowned speakers and receive training in a variety of fields related to owning and operating a full-service staffing firm...

Socially-Driven Companies Have A Competitive Advantage In Business »

April 22, 2015 at 6:14AM PDT | Source: The Alternative Board

Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 22, 2015 - A recent survey of small business owners by The Alternative Board (TAB) revealed that 38% of respondents strongly agree that their company “is built around positively contributing to society.” The results of the survey show that socially-driven businesses are more optimistic, fare better than their competition, and represent a stronger personal vision.
What defines a company as being socially-driven? The survey suggests that socially-driven companies are companies that focus on their people. 85% of the businesses that identified as “socially-driven” strongly agree that their company “pursues win-win relationships with customers, employees, partners, and other key stakeholders...

The Growth Coach Of Rhode Island And Southeastern Connecticut Earns National Community Award »

April 22, 2015 at 5:16AM PDT | Source: The Growth Coach

The Community Award is given to an individual who has shown that they are focused on both growing The Growth Coach business as well as improving their own community.
Westerly, RI (PRWEB) April 21, 2015 - The Growth Coach of Rhode Island and Southeastern Connecticut is proud to announce that owner Dan Marantz received the Community Award at The Growth Coach’s annual national conference in Las Vegas, NV, held February 25-28. The Community Award is given to an individual who has shown that they are focused on both growing The Growth Coach business as well as improving their own community.
Marantz was given the award for his exceptional leadership demonstrated at The Growth Coach of Rhode Island and Southeastern Connecticut as well as for the work he does with the Jonnycake Center of Westerly...

Dental Fix Awards 16th Franchise In The State Of California »

April 21, 2015 at 8:58AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

April 21, 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 San Diego, California. Owned and operated by Scott Norton, it will be the company's sixteenth mobile repair van to launch in the State of California, and 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 Scott Norton, 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...

Merry Maids Advises: When The Dust Settles… Allergies Are Relieved »

April 21, 2015 at 8:24AM PDT | Source: Merry Maids

Top 5 Cleaning Tips to Reduce Allergy Symptoms
MEMPHIS, TN - (Marketwired - April 21, 2015) - Pollen is plentiful this time of year and it is the cause of suffering for an estimated 50 million Americans who have allergies. Unfortunately, you can't simply stay indoors to avoid sneezing and itchy eyes -- because indoor dust is also a serious allergen. But you can reduce your exposure to it with some expert home cleaning advice.
Merry Maids, one of the nation's leading home cleaning services, and a business unit of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), has five important tips for allergy sufferers to help reduce dust, which in many people causes inflammation of the nasal membranes characterized by itchy nose and eyes, congestion and sneezing...

FASTSIGNS® Recognized For Top Rated Franchisee Experience In Canada »

April 21, 2015 at 3:45AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS

Canadian Franchise Association Distinguishes FASTSIGNS as Top Franchisor with High Performance in Franchisee Relations, Support and Training
April 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – In addition to receiving several U.S. awards for superior franchisee support, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is experiencing the same success in Canada, and has been recognized with a bronze Award of Excellence from the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) for achieving high levels of franchisee satisfaction.
Given to franchise systems that display the strongest mutually-beneficial relationships with their franchisees, FASTSIGNS® received the CFA Award of Excellence in franchising in the Traditional – Mature Category. In addition, the franchisor received the Franchisees’ Choice Designation for the fourth consecutive year...

The Growth Coach Of Metro Atlanta Celebrates One Year »

April 20, 2015 at 11:38AM PDT | Source: The Growth Coach

The Growth Coach of Metro Atlanta is thrilled to be celebrating its one year anniversary of service to the Atlanta area.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 20, 2015 - The Growth Coach of Metro Atlanta is thrilled to be celebrating its one year anniversary of service to the Atlanta area. The Growth Coach of Metro Atlanta has been working tirelessly to help small business owners, community leaders, managers, and other Atlanta-area professionals improve their business practices to encourage growth, economic stability, and a more manageable work-life balance.
“I partner with clients who are ready to make significant changes – shake up the status quo – and I am dedicated to helping those who are ready to achieve their goals and dreams,” says Kim Ellet, owner of The Growth Coach of Metro Atlanta...

FranConnect, BoeFly Add New Financing Weapon To Franchising Arsenal »

April 20, 2015 at 7:47AM PDT | Source: FranConnect

Integration Streamlines Business Financing Options for Franchising
April 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // RESTON, Va. and NEW YORK, N.Y. - FranConnect has taken yet another step in offering franchisors cutting-edge tools and services by partnering up with BoeFly, a leading business financing marketplace that makes it a breeze for prospective franchisees to determine their financial positions and obtain much-needed capital.
From franchisee data collection to marketing automation, FranConnect focuses on simplifying operations and outreach for more than 600 franchise brands that comprise over 110,000 franchisee locations. Now, together with BoeFly, FranConnect is able to provide its users with additional vital information.
“The goal of our company has always been to make successful franchising easier,” said Keith Gerson, president of global operations at FranConnect...

Leading Brokerage Realty ONE Group Announces Growth In Arizona »

April 20, 2015 at 7:39AM PDT | Source: Realty ONE Group

The Company Joins Forces with Arizona’s Gentry Real Estate Group and Reveals Plans for National Growth
IRVINE, Calif. - April 20, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Realty ONE Group – a leading, national real estate brokerage – today announces its most recent development, joining forces with esteemed, Arizona-based brokerage Gentry Real Estate Group. Alongside this alliance, Realty ONE Group is now the fastest growing brokerage in the state.
The recent alliance with Gentry Real Estate Group is one of many examples of the rapid growth Realty ONE Group is experiencing this year. Joining forces with Gentry Real Estate Group enables an additional 200 agents to be a part of the Realty ONE Group brand. Currently Realty ONE Group has seven offices and 2,200 agents across Arizona, and plans for further development locally and nationwide...



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