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New Columbus, MS-based Brokerage Launches With Real Living Brand »

January 30, 2015 at 10:13AM PST | Source: Real Living Real Estate

Start-up brokerage now operating as Real Living Hearts and Home Realty
COLUMBUS, Miss. - January 30, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Real Living Real Estate, one of the nation's leading real estate franchisors and a member of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage networks, today announced the launch of Real Living Hearts and Home Realty LLC, a brand-new company.
The brokerage, founded by owner Angela Laster, serves the Golden Triangle area of Mississippi, including Columbus, Starkville and West Point. Hearts and Home Realty represents the first Real Living brokerage operating in Mississippi.
The launch of Hearts and Home Realty is the next step in a long and successful real estate career for Laster, who has been a licensed agent since 1999 and obtained her broker’s license in 2004...

Growth Coach Announces Amanda Hood As New Director Of Operations »

January 30, 2015 at 8:56AM PST | Source: The Growth Coach
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The Growth Coach, the #1 business and sales coaching franchise in the country last year according to Entrepreneur Magazine, brought on Amanda Hood to help the company grow.
Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) January 30, 2015 - The Growth Coach is pleased to announce that Amanda Hood has joined the team as the company's new Director of Operations.
The Growth Coach, the #1 business and sales coaching franchise in the country last year according to Entrepreneur Magazine, is dedicated to helping business leaders, small business owners, sales people and self-employed professionals find success at work and balance in life. Growth Coaches offer various Strategic Mindset workshops, one-to-one coaching services, remote coaching delivered via phone and web, and coaching for special projects as well as alternative financing, business valuation services, web coaching, sales mapping and more...

BookKeeping Express Partners With Aire Serv® To Boost HVAC Franchise's Bottom Line »

January 30, 2015 at 8:36AM PST | Source: Bookkeeping Express Centre

January 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // TYSONS CORNER, Va. - BookKeeping Express (BKE) has partnered with Aire Serv, a 175-location franchise that provides commercial and residential installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and indoor air quality systems.
BKE improves the organization's financial well-being through its specialized franchisor accounting platform, which leverages its expertise in business process outsourcing to create a win-win situation for the entire Aire Serv franchise system and its parent company, The Dwyer Group®.
The franchisor accounting platform ensures that the franchisor receives the right reports from each franchisee, turned in on-time so the profit picture is always complete, clear and current; and franchisees receive the back-office financial support they need to run their business...

Realty ONE Group Corporate Culture Responsible For 36 Percent Revenue Increase »

January 30, 2015 at 7:02AM PST | Source: Realty ONE Group

Fastest Growing Real Estate Brokerage Reports Unprecedented Growth
IRVINE, Calif. - January 29, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Realty ONE Group, a full-service residential real estate brokerage, finished 2014 with its strongest year of financial growth and company momentum yet, with more than 27,000 transactions closed. The company brought in $10.4 billion in revenue this year – a 36 percent increase from 2013 – bringing its total sales volume to more than $30 billion in nine years of operation.
"Thanks to our now 6,000 agents across the country, 2014 was a monumental year for Realty ONE Group," said Kuba Jewgieniew, CEO and founder. "Our company will continue to grow and expand into new regions in 2015, and we're planning to be in all 50 states by the end of Q4...

Mr. Rooter Named In Top Plumbing Franchises In Franchise Business Review »

January 30, 2015 at 6:17AM PST | Source: Mr. Rooter

Franchise Business Review releases names of Top 200 Franchises of 2015
WACO, Texas (PRWEB) January 30, 2015 - Franchise Business Review released its annual list of the Top 200 Franchises, naming Mr. Rooter Plumbing a leader in the home service category for 2015.
The ranking is based on franchisee feedback and satisfaction, making it a unique list for franchise organizations to be included. According to Franchise Business Review, an independent national market research firm, 28,500 franchisees representing over 350 brands participated in the voluntary survey to answer questions about their respective franchise systems.
"This award means the most to us here at Mr. Rooter Plumbing as it comes from our franchisees," stated Mr...

Murphy Business & Financial Corporation Awarded Franchise Business Review's Top 50 In Franchise Satisfaction Award »

January 30, 2015 at 5:39AM PST | Source: Murphy Business & Financial Corporation

Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC Wins Franchise Satisfaction Award 7th Year in a Row and Teams Up With Local Franchise Marketing Company to Enhance Franchise Recruitment Efforts
(PRWEB) January 30, 2015 - Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC is ecstatic about their 7th year in a row Top 50 Franchise Satisfaction Award, the only national ranking of franchise opportunities based solely on franchisee satisfaction and performance data. The Franchise Business Review independently surveyed more than 28,500 franchisees, representing over 350 franchise brands. Franchisees answer questions that rank their franchise system in areas like financial opportunity, training, leadership, operations and product development, core values, and general satisfaction...

Leadership Resolutions To Drive Small Business Success In 2015 »

January 30, 2015 at 4:15AM PST | Source: AdviCoach

National business coaching and advisory firm, AdviCoach®, shares effective goals to elevate leadership and promote business in the New Year.
January 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, Conn. – As a small business grows and company culture and structure evolves with the various and changing industry landscapes, the leadership styles of those business owners tend to reflect that evolution. In order to maintain strong leadership skills that are crucial in any developing or established business, AdviCoach, a national business coaching and advisory firm customized for small- to mid-size businesses (SMBs), provides the top three leadership goals every business owner should have to drive business and effectively lead their team in 2015...

Two Men And A Truck Wraps Up Successful 2014, Fuels Future Expansion In 2015 »

January 29, 2015 at 11:01AM PST | Source: TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

Thriving Franchise Brand Maintains 61 Straight Months of Growth; Signs 30 Agreements in 2014
LANSING, Mich. - Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Two Men And A Truck, the industry's leading moving services franchise, enters 2015 with confidence after wrapping up strong fourth quarter results in 2014, most notably posting 61 straight months of growth and 45 consecutive months of record growth, positioning the nationally-recognized brand for continued upward momentum in 2015.
Two Men And A Truck reported a solid fourth quarter of 2014 with impressive results, disclosing revenues totaling more than $350,000,000, a 13.68 percent growth over the previous year. December proved to be a highly successful month for the brand, netting more than $25,000,000 in revenue, a 17...

Fort Lauderdale-based Anago Cleaning Systems Endows Nova Southeastern University With Scholarship »

January 29, 2015 at 8:08AM PST | Source: Anago Cleaning Systems
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David Povlitz & Terry Mollica Aspiring Entrepreneur Scholarship Helps Talented Students Overcome Financial Barriers to their Education
January 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Anago Cleaning Systems (Anago) announced the recent endowment of a yearly scholarship for deserving students enrolled in the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
"Scholoarship gifts from our local business partners help the university attract exceptional students and offer them assistance to better enjoy their educational experience," said J. Preston Jones, Dean of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship. "Anago Cleaning Systems’ generosity will not only touch our students’ lives every day, but inspire them to give back to others in need and make a difference in the world...

PostNet Ranked A Top Franchise By Franchise Business Review »

January 29, 2015 at 7:55AM PST | Source: PostNet Postal & Business Services

PostNet Ranked 12th in 2015 Top 200 List
DENVER, CO - (Marketwired - Jan 29, 2015) - Franchise Business Review, a franchise market research firm, announced today that PostNet joins the elite list of companies earning a spot in their annual Top 200 Franchise Companies List. The list, entitled The Best of the Best, Top 200 Franchise Systems List for 2015, ranked hundreds of participating franchise companies by their overall levels of franchise owner satisfaction.
PostNet ranked 12th in its category of business services, which is one of the categories that has the highest number of franchises. The digital printing industry is expected to more than double by 2024, according to a recent report from Smithers PIRA. The digital printing, online marketing and shipping market has an expected combined value of more than $380 billion...

Decor&You Shares 4 Ways To Keep Clutter From Overtaking Your Life »

January 29, 2015 at 4:16AM PST | Source: Decor&You

National Interior Decorator Offers Effective Strategies for the Silent Majority Who Experience Clutter
SOUTHBURY, CT - (Marketwired - Jan 28, 2015) - Have you ever heard the expression "too much of a good thing?" While the expression often refers to overwhelming feelings from eating too much of a delectable dessert or having close family stay at your home one day too long, it's also appropriate in a variety of other contexts - especially aspects of the décor process. For example, homeowners may find themselves idealizing the idea of storage space and seizing any opportunity for more without considering whether more storage space is really necessary.
Decor&You, one of America's leading, full-service interior decorating franchises, challenges homeowners to take a step back and evaluate the items overcrowding their storage...

Brightway Insurance Recognized With Two National Awards »

January 29, 2015 at 4:12AM PST | Source: Brightway Insurance

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. (PRWEB) January 28, 2015 - Brightway Insurance, Inc., a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country, has been named a Top 500 Franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for the second year in a row. The company has also been named to the Franchise Gator Top 100 list.
Brightway, the only property/casualty insurance agency franchisor on the list, landed the #252 spot in Entrepreneur magazine’s ranking (up from #277 in 2014) based on financial and statistical data from July 2012 to July 2014.
The most important factors, according to Entrepreneur, are financial strength and stability, growth rate and the size of the system. Also considered are the number of years a company has been in business, the length of time it’s been franchising, startup costs, litigation, percent of terminations and whether the company provides financing...

Taking The Leap Toward Self-Sufficiency: Letting Go Of Fear »

January 28, 2015 at 9:34AM PST | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

The Entrepreneur's Source®, a national alternative career coaching franchise, offers New Year advice for aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners.
January 28, 2015 // Franchising.com // Southbury, CT – Along with every New Year come new expectations for self-improvement regarding both personal life and work. While the economy and job market continue to improve and 2015 is finally here, why spend another year trying to survive the corporate grind and feeling like you are working on someone else's dream instead of your own? Terry Powell, founder of The Entrepreneur's Source®, an alternative career coaching franchise dedicated to individuals wanting to explore their options to become self-sufficient, suggests that it might be time to leave behind the fears of the unknown and finally take steps toward self-sufficiency and true work-life balance by pursuing entrepreneurship...

Brightway Insurance Announces Its Agency Of The Year And New Agency Of The Year »

January 28, 2015 at 4:10AM PST | Source: Brightway Insurance

Brightway, a national insurance retailer selling through franchised locations, names its Agency of the Year and New Agency of the Year.
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. (PRWEB) January 27, 2015 - Brightway Insurance, Inc., a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country, has named the Boca Raton agency owned by Eric Rand its Agency of the Year.
This designation, awarded annually, goes to the agency open for more than one full year with the most new business written premium.
Rand, new to the insurance industry, opened his agency in January 2010. By January 2014, he grew it into a $14.6 million agency. In 2014, he and his seven-person team added another 2,600 customers, driving his agency’s written premium to more than $17 million, making his the largest agency in the Brightway system...

Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning Franchise Makes Entrepreneur's List Of Top Franchise Opportunities »

January 27, 2015 at 7:57AM PST | Source: Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning

Chem-Dry Ranked the Top Carpet Cleaning Franchise; A Top Opportunity in Multiple Categories
NASHVILLE, TN - (Marketwired - Jan 27, 2015) - Chem-Dry, the world's largest carpet cleaning franchise, has once again made Entrepreneur magazine's annual Franchise 500 list of top franchise opportunities, and is the top-rated carpet cleaning franchise for the 27th consecutive year.
The highly competitive list considers factors such as financial performance of franchisees, investment cost, and the size of the franchise system. Entrepreneur also named Chem-Dry a Top Home-Based Business, a Top Franchise for Minorities, a Top Franchise for Veterans, and a Top Low Cost Franchise Opportunity.
"Chem-Dry continues to prove its staying power and versatility as a brand," Chem-Dry CEO Dan Tarantin said...

FASTSIGNS® Secures $15 Million In Franchise Expansion Funding With Benetrends »

January 26, 2015 at 11:06AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS

Leading Signage & Visual Graphics Franchisor Extends Partnership with Benetrends; FASTSIGNS Now has $21 Million in Funds Available for New and Existing Franchisees
January 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – Due to continued high growth and increased demand in franchise opportunities, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. has expanded its relationship with Benetrends to provide up to $15 million in funds to start-up and expanding franchisees for new center development. Benetrends has long partnered with FASTSIGNS® as a provider of 401(k) rollover funding, or its Rainmaker Plan.
"We are proud to partner with Benetrends to provide new and existing FASTSIGNS franchisees with access to millions in capital, with an expedited SBA loan approval process and attractive terms," stated Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS...

Kitchen Tune-Up Recognized For Success In 2015 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 List »

January 26, 2015 at 4:45AM PST | Source: Kitchen Tune-Up

Kitchen Tune-Up Franchise Ranked #1 in the Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Category
Aberdeen, SD - January 25, 2015 - (PR.com) - Entrepreneur Magazine recognized Kitchen Tune-Up as #1 in the category of Kitchen & Bath Remodeling in its annual Franchise 500® list of the top franchises in the world. It is the 21st year that the Kitchen Tune-Up franchise system has received the #1 in category ranking.
Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list is the world's first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking based on objective, quantifiable measures of success. The most important factors include financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system. Only franchise companies that supply full Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs) or Canadian Disclosure documents and whose information is verified by Entrepreneur can receive a listing...

@Work Group Among Franchise Business Review's Top 50 Franchises »

January 26, 2015 at 4:40AM PST | Source: @Work Group
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Staffing franchisor named to list of today's top franchises based on franchisee satisfaction survey.
January 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - @Work Group, a national staffing franchisor, was recognized on the Franchise Business Review 2015's Top 50 Franchise Opportunities. This is the second time @Work Group has received the coveted recognition.
In its 10th year, the Franchisee Satisfaction Awards are the only franchise rankings based on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review, a national franchise market research firm, conducts thousands of independent surveys of franchisees across the industry and honors the companies with the highest level of satisfaction among franchise operators...

Filta Announces Chief Business Development Officer »

January 26, 2015 at 4:37AM PST | Source: Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions

Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) January 25, 2015 - The Filta Group, Inc announced today that Keith Segrue is joining Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions in the newly created position of Chief Business Development Officer.
Segrue, who has a long history in the Restaurant Service sector having driven growth for EcoLab and headed sales for Nasdaq listed Swisher Hygiene, Inc., starts with Filta in January 2015.
"We are delighted to have Keith join us as we continue to grow and develop national accounts for our Franchise Owners," said Victor Clewes, Chairman of The Filta Group. "His knowledge and depth of experience will be an asset for the entire business."
Segrue will coordinate strategic sales planning, program development and national account development for the business...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Announces ISO 9001:2008 Certification »

January 23, 2015 at 4:34AM PST | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Independence, OH - January 23, 2015 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the fastest growing wireless technology franchise network in the United States, is proud to announce their ISO 9001:2008 certification. The ISO 9001:2008 certification formally acknowledges CPR's establishment of an effective Quality Management System which adheres to ISO's strict requirements, provides technical and operational training, and is dedicated to achieving customer satisfaction.
Josh Sevick, CPR President said, "We are extremely proud of CPR's recent ISO 9001:2008 certification. Earning this certification is a clear demonstration of CPR's commitment to excellence and to ensuring our customers with the best possible service by the most well-trained workforce in the industry...



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