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4 Pillars Creates A New Way To Deal With Debt Problems »

July 30, 2014 at 4:35AM PDT | Source: 4 Pillars Consulting Group Inc.

Winnipeg, Manitoba (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 - 4 Pillars is an independent debt restructuring firm with the sole responsibility of representing debtors facing financial challenges and finding the best possible solution to resolve their current financial challenges whilst meeting their long term financial goals.
The Phoenix Fund is a specialized lending company who provides loans exclusively to 4 Pillars' clients going through debt restructuring either via an informal or consumer proposal plan. However, unlike typical banks and private lenders who lend only to borrowers with equity in their homes, The Phoenix Fund offers both secured and unsecured loans making our product available to borrowers without property.
The credit acceleration consolidation loan program allows our clients to settle all off all of their creditors right away so they can start rebuilding their credit immediately and the ongoing financial coaching from the 4 Pillars consultants ensure the transition to financial responsibility is maintained once a settlement is achieved...

Minuteman Press Of Clifton Park, NY Celebrates Grand Opening! »

July 30, 2014 at 4:17AM PDT | Source: Minuteman Press Int'l.
Minuteman Press Int'l.  Opportunities Available

July 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // Farmingdale, NY - The Minuteman Press of Clifton Park, which is owned by David Fizer, celebrated its Grand Opening on June 19, 2014! In addition to a ribbon cutting ceremony, Minuteman Press also hosted an open house where people could come in to meet David and his staff, tour the facilities and learn about the products and services that Minuteman Press can offer to its local community.
"Clifton Park seems to be a nicely growing community, and we wanted to provide the printing services to it," Fizer said. "I hope to make my franchise stand out in the area through a high level of service." The store will offer pick-up and delivery, competitive prices and same-day printing on most orders noted Fizer.
Minuteman Press Home Office along with Regional Vice President, Jim Galasso, would officially like to welcome David and his staff into the Minuteman Press family...

Great American Deals Set To Soar In Second Half Of 2014 »

July 29, 2014 at 8:31AM PDT | Source: Great American Deals

Star Power and Community Bonds Position Hyper-Local Daily Deal Site for Amplified Franchise Growth into Key U.S. Markets
Keeping Local Businesses Bustling, More Cash in Consumers' Pockets and Community-Based Organizations Funded
July 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Great American Deals is a modern marketing triple threat that is unquestionably on the cusp of extraordinary U.S. expansion.
The hyper-local daily deal business, which harnesses advanced web and email technologies to simplify savings for consumers and marketing for Main St. businesses, is building upon momentum from the first half of 2014 to expand even further throughout the nation. Blending proven marketing programs, huge consumer savings and remarkable neighborhood giveback opportunities, Great American deals hits on what matters most in communities across the country today...

Pat Swisher Announces An Enviro-Master Franchise Launch In Omaha, Nebraska »

July 29, 2014 at 6:39AM PDT | Source: Enviro-Master

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 - Enviro-Master, recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as a Top New Franchise for 2014, welcomes its newest Omaha, Nebraska franchise location to its fast-growing franchise that redefines clean. After learning about the business opportunity from his friend Paul Mullins, who purchased the Enviro-Master franchise of Western Dallas/Fort Worth early this year, Omaha natives Mike Whitaker and his wife Michele (photo) attended what they describe as a highly satisfying Discovery Day in Charlotte and met with another franchisee in Charlotte. Although they were not looking for an immediate acquisition, they did not wish to miss out on securing the Omaha territory, which resulted in their franchise purchase from Pat Swisher, President and CEO of Charlotte, NC-based Enviro-Master and considered to be the founder of the Hygiene Industry...

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Growth Continued With Q2 Earnings »

July 28, 2014 at 7:13AM PDT | Source: TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

Franchisee Earns Revenue of $1 Million in a Month's Time; Thriving Brand Signs 300th Location
LANSING, Mich. -  July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, the franchising industry's leading moving services brand, enters Q3 with confidence after achieving continued growth in revenue the first half of 2014, continuing on a trend the company has been experiencing for more than five years.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® wrapped up a solid second quarter of 2014 with impressive results, disclosing revenues totaling $100,135,200, a 12.56 percent increase from the preceding year. Over the entirety of Q2, the brand saw record-breaking numbers. April was among the highest referral months in the history of the company, totaling 96...

Pak Mail Announces Lawrenceville, Georgia Pak Mail Under New Management »

July 28, 2014 at 4:27AM PDT | Source: Pak Mail

Lawrenceville, GA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 - Pak Mail Centers of America, Inc. announced the Pak Mail Center located at 1032 Old Peachtree Road, Lawrenceville, GA at Huntcrest is under new ownership. Long-time residents Mr. and Mrs. Virgil and Lori Snow purchased the packaging and shipping franchise in June of this year.
The Pak Mail Center in Lawrenceville opened in August of 2003 and has been servicing residents’ packing, shipping, and crating needs for over a decade. The Snows are excited to continue to serve their community as the new owners of the local Pak Mail Center.
"We are excited to be taking over the Pak Mail store at Huntcrest in Lawrenceville, GA." Lori said. "Virgil and I have been living in the community for 30 years and are pleased to have our son, Nicholas Snow join us as our Store Manager...

Dental Fix Awards 18th Franchise In Canada »

July 24, 2014 at 10:42AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
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July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 48th franchise of 2014, in Ontario, Canada to Rami Farah, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Ottawa market, will be the 18th van to launch in Canada, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 97 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...

The Growth Coach Continues To Focus On Growth In The USA »

July 24, 2014 at 10:10AM PDT | Source: The Growth Coach

Over the next six months, The Growth Coach is putting targeted efforts into opening franchises in Chicago; Columbus; Atlanta; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; the New York metro area; Birmingham, Alabama; and Memphis.
Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 - As The Growth Coach's reach expands internationally, the business and sales coaching franchise is also continuing to seek growth right here in the United States.
The Growth Coach is the world's leader in group coaching workshops and the only franchise dedicated to helping business leaders find both success in business and balance in life. Growth Coaches around the world serve small business owners, management professionals, sales teams and the self-employed, among others.
Over the next six months, The Growth Coach is putting targeted efforts into opening franchises in Chicago; Columbus; Atlanta; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; the New York metro area; Birmingham, Alabama; and Memphis...

Staffing Industry Analysts Ranks Labor Finders In The Largest Staffing Firms U.S. List For 2014 »

July 24, 2014 at 8:30AM PDT | Source: Labor Finders


Labor Finders: Recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts 2014 Largest Staffing and Talent Engagement Firms in the USA
Labor Finders: Wins Inavero’s Best of Staffing For Five Consecutive Years: 2010 – 2014
Labor Finders: Receives the Exclusive Diamond Award from Best of Staffing
Labor Finders: Rated Significantly Higher Than The Industry Average
Labor Finders: Offers A No-Nonsense Guarantee
Labor Finders: Respect, Appreciation and Safety

July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - Labor Finders International, the oldest and largest privately held industrial labor staffing franchise company in the United States, was ranked number 41 in the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) prestigious 2014 Largest Staffing and Talent Engagement Firms annual list for the United States...

AdviCoach® Shares The Top 4 Reasons For Employee Turnover »

July 24, 2014 at 4:10AM PDT | Source: AdviCoach

National business advisor, AdviCoach®, explores how to mitigate the most common mistakes that cause employees to leave.
July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, Conn. – Employment rates in the United States are steadily increasing, meaning businesses are growing and, as a result, seeking the right talent to fit their teams. With all the positive growth, one thing business owners have to be cognizant of is the danger of employee turnover.
Terry Powell, founder of AdviCoach, a national provider of business coaching and advisory services customized for small- to mid-size businesses, says that "identifying the type of employee you want and how to reach that talent may be one of the hardest parts of the hiring process...

Minuteman Press Home Office Featured In Small Business Opportunities! »

July 23, 2014 at 11:13AM PDT | Source: Minuteman Press Int'l.
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July 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Farmingdale, NY – Small Business Opportunities Magazine recently profiled Minuteman Press International Inc. in an article that tells of the history of the company, as well as what makes Minuteman stand out from its competition!
Nick Titus, Minuteman's Chief Marketing Officer, had this to say about the company, "We've always taken the approach of never saying no to a customer. Even if a particular store hasn't done what a customer wants, with almost a thousand franchises in the system, there's always somebody somewhere who has done what you are looking to do."
The article goes on to explain the secret of Minuteman Press's long time success. "A Minuteman Press owner today doesn't just print...

PostNet Printing Franchise Expands Into Massachusetts »

July 23, 2014 at 10:48AM PDT | Source: PostNet Postal & Business Services
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Printing Franchise Opens in Boston Financial District as Part of Nationwide Expansion; Plans Four More New England Locations
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // The PostNet printing franchise has opened its first location in Massachusetts and plans to open four more in New England and 200 nationwide by 2017. We already have more than 700 Neighborhood Business Centers worldwide, and are looking for more business partners eager to provide printing, marketing and logistics support to help businesses in their communities grow - people like Matt Kaplan.
Matt is a lifelong Bostonian who worked as an engineer for several local TV stations, including New England Cable News, before joining the PostNet family. After 23 years as an engineer, he started exploring franchise opportunities...

1st Choice Realtors Joins Real Living Real Estate »

July 23, 2014 at 9:44AM PDT | Source: Real Living Real Estate

Loveland, CO-Based Brokerage Now Operates as Real Living 1st Choice Real Estate Services
LOVELAND, Colo. - July 23, 2014 - (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 that 1st Choice Realtors in Loveland, CO has affiliated with the network and is operating as Real Living 1st Choice Real Estate Services. The full-service brokerage firm is led by Broker/Owners Steven Hayes and Cathy Forsythe.
Hayes and Forsythe said they chose Real Living for its brand appeal, comprehensive suite of tools and technology, and commitment to quality service. “In terms of core values, it was an ideal fit,” said Forsythe...

Dental Fix Awards 1st Franchise In Denver, CO »

July 23, 2014 at 9:36AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
Dental Fix Opportunities Available

July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 47th franchise of 2014, in Denver, Colorado to Don Haptonstall, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Denver market, will be the second van to launch in Colorado, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 97 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...

New Study Reveals The Qualities Employers Look For In Candidates »

July 23, 2014 at 8:10AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Oklahoma City (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 - In Job Searching, Attitude Trumps Education; Attitude and Integrity Are Still Most Important in Hiring
Today, Express Employment Professionals, the nation’s largest franchised staffing firm, released findings that reveal which traits are most important when hiring a candidate for a job.
The findings come from the 2014 edition of the "America Employed" survey of 115 Express franchises across the nation. Respondents were asked to rate various traits on a scale of one to five based on how important they are when evaluating applicants. This is the second year Express has released findings from its "America Employed" survey.
"Attitude" topped the list with an average rating of 4.53, followed closely by "work ethic/integrity...

AtWork Group Announces Plans To Expand In South Carolina »

July 23, 2014 at 6:49AM PDT | Source: @Work Group
@Work Group Opportunities Available

Nationally-Known Staffing Franchise Hosts Roadshow to Showcase New Ownership Opportunities throughout the Greenville Metropolitan Area
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – AtWork Group, an award-winning national staffing franchise, is hosting a Franchise Discovery Day Roadshow on Wednesday, August 6 at the Hampton Inn & Suites on RiverPlace in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. The company invites entrepreneurs to attend to learn about upcoming ownership opportunities in the Greenville area, and more about AtWork Group’s recent growth and development.
"AtWork Group has added several staffing offices all over the country recently, and we are excited to expand into South Carolina," said Jason Leverant, president and COO of AtWork Group...

The Alternative Board (TAB) Asks: Do You Lead Or Manage Your Business? New Study Breaks Down The Difference »

July 23, 2014 at 4:22AM PDT | Source: Alternative Board

When Asked How Well Employees Understand Their Role in Leadership's Vision, Business Owners Gave Themselves a Disappointing C- Average, According to a New Survey by The Alternative Board (TAB)
DENVER, July 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Accomplishing goals is the most essential function of running a company, according to 46% of entrepreneurs polled by The Alternative Board. By comparison, 38% place more importance on providing a vision for their business. Despite acknowledging how crucial that vision is to the company's success, most leaders need help communicating it: participants averaged just 7.1 out of 10 when grading themselves on how effectively they expressed their vision to their team.
"It's important that the leader establishes and communicates a vision...

Postal Connections Opens In Hockessin Pack, Ship And Business Services Store Brings Convenience To Delaware City »

July 22, 2014 at 10:36AM PDT | Source: Postal Connections of America

Pack, Ship and Business Services Store Brings Convenience to Delaware City
HOCKESSIN, Del. - July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Now open, the new Hockessin Postal Connections of America (PCA) brings easy and convenient access to packaging, shipping, printing and an array of business services to 7209 Lancaster Pike. The PCA store offering convenient parking and personalized service is the newest location in the nationwide franchise network.
Owned and operated by Rick and Susan Martin, of Wilmington, the PCA Hockessin Village store provides expert packaging and shipping -- domestic and international - high quality printing, low cost printer cartridges available in-store or online, mailbox service, freight, copies, scanning and storage, notary and fax...

Mr. Rooter Plumbing: Top Three Plumbing Hacks To Save You Money »

July 22, 2014 at 5:59AM PDT | Source: Mr. Rooter

Mr. Rooter Plumbing offers three tips to save every homeowner money on by avoiding costly repairs.
Waco, TX (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 - Torrential summer rain, ubiquitous family barbecues, and an influx of weekend visitors can have unforeseen effects on a home’s pipes. Plumbing systems do a lot of extra work during the summer, so Mr. Rooter offers these three tips to help keep a home’s plumbing system in tip-top shape.
Check Washing Machine Hoses
The warm weather and longer days equal more time spent outside and more dirty clothes. This excess use can put a strain on washing machine hoses, so taking the time to ensure that everything is working correctly could save a homeowner both time and money down the road. Inspect hoses for bulges, kinks, or cracks that could result in a burst...

Inman News Features United® Real Estate Franchise Model And CEO Dan Duffy »

July 21, 2014 at 10:44AM PDT | Source: United Real Estate

Expanding Franchise Group Recognized for Rapid Growth and Unique Model
July 17, 2014 - KANSAS CITY, Mo. and SYDNEY, Australia – United® Real Estate, the rapidly expanding North American franchise network, and CEO Dan Duffy were recently featured in Inman News after finalizing a partnership with Colliers International's Asia-Pacific residential subsidiary, PRDnationwide (PRD) that will see the two groups combine their significant influence and resources.
Operating under the United PRD International brand, the newly formed alliance plans to be highly active on the global residential property landscape, with the first order of business to be an expansion of its coverage in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia-Pacific and other select international markets...



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