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Intelligent Office Announces New Location In Princeton, New Jersey »

April 17, 2014 at 8:59AM PDT | Source: Intelligent Office, The

Princeton, N.J. (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 - Intelligent Office, a virtual office facility providing services for mobile executives, small businesses, professional services firms, and independent contractors, has announced it has signed a lease on a new location in Princeton, New Jersey.
The opening of a location in Princeton, New Jersey means that the entrepreneurial ecosystem and professional community can tap into professional services and resources that allow for flexibility and mobility, giving people the ability to easily conduct business anytime, anywhere.
"With the high concentration of people that are critical thinkers in our area and the ongoing innovation that happens as a result of the University, Princeton is an ideal location for services and resources that are targeted specifically to entrepreneurs and professionals," said Tom Smith, President of Intelligent Office Princeton...

Dental Fix Awards 2 More Franchises In Illinois  »

April 17, 2014 at 5:17AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
Dental Fix Opportunities Available

April 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 18th & 19th franchises of 2014, in Chicago, Illinois, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreements, targeting the Evanston/Wilmette, and Northbrook/Highland Park markets, will the be 2nd, and 3rd vans to launch in the State of Illinois for Dental Fix, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 500 new vans over the next five years. With 84 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's gonna be 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...

New Owner Of Minuteman Press Urges Others To Explore Self-Employment »

April 16, 2014 at 11:35AM PDT | Source: Minuteman Press Int'l.
Minuteman Press Int'l.  Opportunities Available

Finds Solace in Franchising after 16 Years in the Technology Industry
Redmond, Wash. (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 - JD Klein always knew he wanted to transition from a career in corporate sales and marketing to being a small business owner. He needed to find the right kind of business and a way to fund it. As a new Franchisee of Minuteman Press, made possible by the financial services of Guidant Financial, he’s rapidly growing his own company while preserving the flexibility to enjoy life outside of work with his family.
"I always wanted to be an entrepreneur," said Klein. "The timing was right to make a move given the economy and our life situation."
In his search for the perfect franchise, he visited a business broker website, which is where he found Guidant Financial...

Express Employment Professionals Releases A Book Entitled "Portraits Of Hope." »

April 16, 2014 at 11:30AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Upcoming Book to Profile 42 Inspirational Stories of Struggle and Success in the American Economy
Oklahoma City (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 - As the American economy continues to recover from the Great Recession of 2008, Express Employment Professionals, the nation's largest privately held staffing firm, will release on April 16 a book entitled "Portraits of Hope," a collection of 42 stories of people who have overcome great obstacles to succeed in America. The book was authored and published to mark the company's 30th anniversary.
It includes stories of people seizing opportunities in the American economy to build a better life. Some were helped by friends and neighbors; others were guided by faith and determination. In each of their lives, they persevered in their struggles and were able to pick themselves up, find work and create new lives full of opportunity and hope...

Print Three Franchising Corporation Receives Franchisees' Choice Designation At CFA National Convention »

April 16, 2014 at 11:25AM PDT | Source: Print Three Franchising Corporation

NIAGARA FALLS, ON - April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Print Three Franchising Corporation was honoured as a recipient of the Franchisees' Choice designation on April 7, 2014 during a Gala Awards Presentation at the 23rd annual Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) National Convention in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This is the fourth year for the annual Franchisees' Choice designation program.
The Franchisees' Choice designees are CFA member franchise systems who voluntarily took part in an independently-administered survey. This year, over 50 CFA member franchise systems participated in the survey and more franchisees completed the survey than ever before. Franchisees were asked to assess their franchisor in key areas of the franchise business model, including the franchisee selection process; franchisee Information package; leadership; business planning and marketing; training and support; ongoing operations; and the relationship between the franchisor and franchisee...

New Kitchen Tune-Up Franchise Opens In Helena, Montana »

April 16, 2014 at 8:20AM PDT | Source: Kitchen Tune-Up

Kitchen Tune-Up is now open inside the Sears Hometown Store in Helena, MT.
Aberdeen, SD, April 16, 2014 - (PR.com) - Kitchen Tune-Up, a national kitchen & bath remodeling franchise, announces the opening of a new location in Helena, Montana. The company specializes in affordable kitchen updates, and the business is located inside the Sears Hometown Store at 3120 Dredge Dr. A partnership formed between Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores, Inc. and Kitchen Tune-Up in 2013 as a way to provide additional services and create a one-stop shopping experience for customers.
“Kitchen Tune-Up is a great addition to our store,” said local Sears Hometown Store & Kitchen Tune-Up owner Sharon Kangas. “Our customers looking to purchase new appliances for their kitchen can also update their space with cabinet refacing, redooring, or wood restoration...

As USDA Nutrition Standards Approach, Fresh Healthy Vending Franchisees Gain Momentum In Schools »

April 16, 2014 at 8:11AM PDT | Source: Fresh Healthy Vending

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 - Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTC Markets: VEND), North America's leading healthy vending franchisor, continues to increase its presence on school campuses across the nation, as students and faculty become subject to changes in snack offerings, due to federal regulations imposed by the USDA this July. With these regulations taking effect this summer, the company is finding success in the procurement of more school locations and receiving positive feedback from franchisees in regions throughout the U.S.
As part of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, the new nutrition standards require all U.S. schools to sell only food items that meet certain requirements, in relation to their calories, ingredients, sodium, fat and sugar...

Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Of Northern New Jersey Celebrates 10th Anniversary Milestone »

April 16, 2014 at 5:48AM PDT | Source: Vanguard Cleaning Systems

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ - (Marketwired - Apr 16, 2014) - Vanguard Cleaning Systems® of Northern New Jersey celebrated its 10th anniversary. The Master franchise ownership team of Gary & Janet Gressler currently operate multiple Vanguard® Regional Offices in Central Pennsylvania, Northeastern Florida, and Northeastern Pennsylvania in addition to Northern New Jersey.
"The Vanguard® Master franchise has been a very rewarding opportunity for us ... and our entire family," said Gressler. "We're proud of what we've built and the impact it's made on business communities throughout Northern New Jersey."
"Gary and Janet have built a Vanguard® regional office that is highly valued by franchisees and local businesses for its service-orientation and reputation," said Mark Heisten, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc...

New Sandler Training Owner Coaches Fortune 500 Companies »

April 15, 2014 at 11:02AM PDT | Source: Sandler Training
Sandler Training Opportunities Available

Former Banker Becomes His Own Boss
Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 - After helping friends improve the revenue of their companies, Bob Min realized that he could build a career using his consulting skills.
"I felt I had the experience, education and knowledge to succeed," said Min.
He used a franchise consultant to find the perfect business and left a 23-year career in banking and lending to launch his new venture.
Sandler Training was a natural fit. His new franchise provides training and consulting for everything from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Their offerings include: Sales and sales management training; management and leadership training for business owners and senior executives; negotiations training; customer service training and coaching and mentoring...

Founder Of Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Franchise System Will Share His 'Lessons From Leadership' »

April 15, 2014 at 6:27AM PDT | Source: Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services

Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Franchise CEO Todd Hopkins Is Featured Speaker at Eighth Annual MidSouth Economic and Business Development Summit
UNION CITY, TN - (Marketwired - Apr 15, 2014) - Todd Hopkins, the founder and CEO of Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Franchise, will be a featured speaker at the 2014 MidSouth Economic and Business Development Summit.
The eighth annual summit will provide an opportunity for area business, government and university leaders to learn more about executive leadership strategies. The conference will be May 13 at Discovery Park of America in Union City, Tenn.
"I'm going to share leadership lessons I've learned in the trenches of entrepreneurship," said Hopkins, who founded Office Pride while earning his master's degree at Butler University in Indianapolis in 1992...

5 Common Franchise Entrepreneurship Myths »

April 15, 2014 at 4:12AM PDT | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

North America's leading career and franchise business coaching company, The Entrepreneur's Source, explores the top misconceptions that deter prospective entrepreneurs from pursuing franchising.
April 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // Southbury, CT – While franchise companies are expected to grow faster and create more jobs than the rest of the economy*, many people still have a false impression of what franchising means as a career path to entrepreneurship.
Terry Powell, founder of The Entrepreneur's Source® (E-Source), North America's leading career and franchise business coaching company, notes that many of the people looking to start a business typically don't consider franchising as an option. He says, “When people think of franchising, they think of McDonald's, Taco Bell and Subway, but what they fail to realize is that there are a wide variety of franchise opportunities available that span several industries and investment levels...

Husband-wife Team Open Independent Insurance Store »

April 14, 2014 at 8:09AM PDT | Source: Brightway Insurance

Sedona, Ariz. (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 - Jay and Michelle Fitz wanted a way to serve the community and to build a legacy in business when they relocated from California to Sedona, Ariz. five months ago. They found that opportunity in Brightway Insurance, and are opening the first Sedona Brightway Insurance store at 31 Bell Rock Plaza, Suite C.
Brightway Insurance is an independent agency with a franchise model that allows its network of owner-agents to focus on selling, while service is handled centrally by product experts. Relationships with insurance companies are also handled centrally. A typical independent agent represents a little more than six insurance companies, while Brightway agents typically have access to more than 100.
"Everyone needs insurance, and everyone wants the best and most comprehensive insurance solutions available," said Jay...

Phil Badura Brings Profits And Results To Business Owners In Cobram, Victoria »

April 14, 2014 at 5:54AM PDT | Source: ActionCoach

Badura Adds Years of Experience to His Training and Expertise in Helping Business Owners
April 14, 2014 // Franchising.com // LAS VEGAS – Phil Badura knows what it's like to start at the bottom. His first job was cleaning milk bottles, but that job led to college and what would become a very successful career in management. When it came time for Badura to move on and begin the next step in his career, he found that becoming an ActionCOACH Business Coach would allow him to run his own business, while helping his community grow. Simply put, this was the perfect fit.
"When I became aware of ActionCOACH, I commenced due-diligence and discovered that the Mission and Values the company stood for, ticked all the boxes that I am very passionate about," Badura said...

ActionCOACH Earns Place In Franchise Business Review's Top Multi-Unit Franchise List »

April 11, 2014 at 11:22AM PDT | Source: ActionCoach

Honors continue to pile up for the Business Coaching Company that started the industry
April 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // Las Vegas - ActionCOACH earned a coveted spot in the Top Multi-Unit Franchises for 2014 published by the Franchise Business Review. This list highlights franchise organizations that operate more than one unit within a defined area based on an agreed upon development schedule.
This announcement comes on the heels of ActionCOACH being named to the Franchise Direct list of Top 100 Global Franchises. ActionCOACH was placed at number 18 on the most recent Franchisee Satisfaction Awards by the Franchise Business Review.
"We couldn't be more proud of our being named to the list of top multi-unit franchises," ActionCOACH CEO Vic Ciuffetelli said...

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

April 11, 2014 at 8:56AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
Dental Fix Opportunities Available

April 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida – Dental Fix has awarded its 17th franchise of 2014, to Walter Courtney of Calabasas, California, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement, the 12th in the State of California, is part of an aggressive national expansion plan calling for 500 new vans in the next five years. With 86 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's gonna be 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. "We are excited about Walter joining our franchise family and look forward to helping him grow."
Dental Fix combines centralized technological and account management services with a unique national network of locally owned and operated industry professionals...

Liberty Tax Service Finalizes The End Of Tax Season In Times Square »

April 11, 2014 at 8:40AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 - For a second year now, Liberty Tax Service, a subsidiary of JTH Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX), is completing this year's tax season with a grand finale finish. Lady Liberty wavers will fill Times Square in New York City to once again close the season. The public is invited to come out on Tuesday, April 15, and have their photos taken with Miss Liberty Tax, Brittney Wojtaszek. Then, they are welcome to watch as their pictures appear on the NASDAQ Tower in Times Square. The festivities will continue throughout the day, with Lady Liberty wavers passing out giveaways to the crowd. At 4:00 p.m., founder and CEO of Liberty Tax, John Hewitt, will ring the closing bell for NASDAQ.
"We had such a phenomenal response to the event last year we had to do it again this year...

Five Star Painting On Color Call At Crystal Lake Home And Garden Expo »

April 11, 2014 at 8:27AM PDT | Source: Five Star Painting Inc.

Local Five Star Painting Franchise Owner Ron Knight Spreading Color to North Chicago Suburbs this Spring
April 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO – With spring in full bloom, Five Star Painting of Illinois is spreading new color through fresh paint, delivering professional painting expertise to Chicago's north and northwest suburbs.
Ron Knight "Color can breathe new life into a bedroom or office space," local Five Star Painting franchisee Ron Knight said. "We strive to create beautiful spaces through color and are excited to apply fresh paint to transform local residents' homes and commercial spaces this spring."
As a 2013 Angie's List Super Service Award recipient, Five Star Painting of Illinois strives to deliver quality customer service in all interactions with customers...

Jeffrey Gitomer Headlines 1st Annual Canadian Business Excellence Forum »

April 11, 2014 at 8:25AM PDT | Source: ActionCoach

Sales and Service Guru Brings Unique Message to Toronto June 2
April 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // Las Vegas - Jeffrey Gitomer, a world famous sales and service thought leader is scheduled to headline the first annual Canadian Business Excellence Forum at Radisson Admiral Hotel - Toronto Harbourfront, beginning June 2, 2014. Gitomer will be joined on stage by ActionCOACH Founder and Chairman Brad Sugars.
"People don't like to be sold, but they love to buy," Gitomer said. "I teach people to give value first, help other people and strive to be the best at what you love to do. Sales and success is really about establishing long term relationships with everyone and having fun and I do that every day."
The 2014 Business Excellence Awards and the 2014 Business Excellence Forum are sponsored by ActionCOACH, the world's number one business coaching firm...

Custom Apparel – Embroidery, Screen Printing, And Garment Printing With EmbroidMe »

April 11, 2014 at 7:50AM PDT | Source: EmbroidMe

April 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // West Palm Beach, FL – Although it's a source of a wide range of promotional products, EmbroidMe gets its name from its high-quality custom apparel, more specifically, its embroidery services. Through a variety of methods, EmbroidMe uses the latest technology, best materials and top brands to offer customized apparel options at a terrific price point. Using state-of-the-art equipment in screen printing, garment printing, and embroidery, EmbroidMe has more than a decade of experience as a custom apparel provider.
Direct to garment printing involves digital printing on apparel to achieve the color vibrancy required to produce striking designs. This modern screen printing method allows the application of complex designs, logos or even photos onto various forms of apparel like shirts, hats and more...

Las Vegas Jan-Pro Franchise Owner Wins National Award »

April 11, 2014 at 5:44AM PDT | Source: Jan-Pro Franchise System

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 - Jan-Pro, a leading global commercial cleaning franchise, has recognized John Santaniello as the Master Owner of the Year for his Jan-Pro of Las Vegas business. The accolade was announced at a recent national conference in San Antonio, TX, with hundreds of other Jan-Pro franchise owners in attendance.
John earned the Master Owner of the Year award by exceeding in categories such as franchise sales, packages sold, franchise cash collected, net gain growth, billing volume, compliance in reporting, and royalty payment. John also provides leadership, sound management skills, and follows the Jan-Pro operating system.
After being a commercial cleaner in the competitive market of Las Vegas for 12 years, John and his team see that the award is a reflection of the leaders as well as the franchise owners...



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