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360clean Named To Inc. 5000 List Of Fastest Growing Companies »

August 21, 2014 at 10:27AM PDT | Source: 360clean

Three-year sales growth of 228% lands award-winning provider of a medical focused commercial cleaning service on Inc. Magazine's annual list of fastest-growing, privately held companies in America.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ - 360clean, the fast-growing specialized janitorial franchise best known for its specialization in cleaning medical offices, has been named to the Inc. 500|5000 list. 360clean ranked No. 1812 on the prestigious national list, which recognizes America's fastest-growing privately held companies. 360clean's enormous growth makes it one of South Carolina's most prominent companies, as well as one of the most successful companies in the commercial cleaning industry.
In addition to medical facilities, 360clean's JaniMed® system easily conveys to other commercial industries...

Mr. Rooter Plumbing Explains The Messages A Home's Plumbing Is Sending To Owners »

August 21, 2014 at 7:37AM PDT | Source: Mr. Rooter

We Need to Talk: Five Things Your Plumbing is Trying to Tell You
WACO, Texas (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 - When it comes to home plumbing, nonverbal clues and cues are the best resources for identifying hidden and yet undiscovered issues. However, it's not always easy to pick up on the messages a home's plumbing is sending out.
To help decipher what the toilet is touting and the sink is saying, Mr. Rooter Plumbing has offered insight into five things a home's plumbing is trying to tell its owner.
Plumbing Issue: When the dishwasher runs, it causes water to back up into the kitchen sink.
What your plumbing is telling you: A large volume of water is attempting to drain from the dishwasher all at once, but if there is an obstruction, it won't drain at full capacity...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Services Come To Pembroke Pines, Florida »

August 21, 2014 at 6:56AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Pembroke Pines, FL - August 21, 2014 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the fastest growing wireless technology franchise network in the United States, is pleased to announce the opening of a new store located in Pembroke Pines, FL. Business partners Dario Loriato and Carlos Salas bring a combination of advanced technology skills and international business experience to the CPR franchise network.
Dario Loriato worked for over 17 years at Cisco Systems developing and leading high performance sales teams. He is the founder of Consciat, Inc., an IT cloud integrator that provides services for small to medium-sized businesses. He has multiple degrees including a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering, a Master's in Sales and Marketing and an Executive MBA...

Christmas Decor Says It's Never Too Early To Spread Holiday Cheer »

August 21, 2014 at 5:28AM PDT | Source: Christmas Decor

Decor Experts Advise Getting a Jump on Scheduling Holiday Decorations
LUBBOCK, TX-(Marketwired - Aug 20, 2014) - According to the National Retail Foundation, Americans spend billions of dollars on Christmas and holiday decorations each year. Even through the recent recession, Americans continue to enjoy the atmosphere provided by holiday decorating. But before you try to make room in the garage for both the Christmas decorations and the new lawn mower, Christmas Décor decorating experts say you may want to consider your holiday plans.
"It may not seem like the holidays are around the corner, but now is the perfect time to make your decor plans and perhaps find an alternative to storing your own holiday decorations," says Brandon Stephens, President of Christmas Décor, Inc...

Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. Ranked In Top 20 Percent Of Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private U.S. Companies »

August 21, 2014 at 5:08AM PDT | Source: Fresh Healthy Vending

Inc. Magazine's list of fastest-growing, private companies in U.S., now in its 33rd year, ranks Fresh Healthy Vending #894 in 2014
SAN DIEGO - August 21, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTC Markets: VEND), the leading healthy vending franchisor in North America, announced its ranking at #894 on Inc. Magazine's 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. for 2014. Published on August 20, 2014, the Inc. 5000 list, now in its 33rd year, measured Fresh Healthy Vending's growth over a 3-year period, from 2010 to 2013, just prior to the Company becoming public in July 2013.
"We feel honored to be ranked within the top 20 percent on the Inc. 5000 list this year. It is a wonderful testament to our timely and innovative business model," said Nick Yates, founder of Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc...

New Plumbing Franchise Leaps To 25 Signed Franchise Partners In Five Months »

August 21, 2014 at 4:32AM PDT | Source: bluefrog Plumbing + Drain

bluefrog Plumbing + Drain™ Expands with Multi-Unit Franchise Partners in Related Industries and Independent Plumbers, Contractors
August 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // TEMPE, Ariz. – bluefrog Plumbing + Drain™ is hopping to its annual goal by hitting a franchise milestone in five short months that some franchise companies don’t see for a few years – signing 25 franchise partners.
With a mission to become the premier plumbing and drain-cleaning service company in North America, the emerging franchise is well on track to achieving its annual goal of signing 60 franchise partners by the end of its first year.
"Hitting this milestone so early on is a testament to the proven systems bluefrog Plumbing + Drain was built upon," said Jeff Moody, vice president of bluefrog Plumbing + Drain, commenting on the 35-year history of its sister-brands Re-Bath and 5 Day Kitchens...

Unishippers Ranked On Inbound Logistics' Annual "3PL's To Watch" List For The Third Time »

August 21, 2014 at 4:17AM PDT | Source: Unishippers

One of the Nation's Largest Shipping Reseller's Recognized for Outstanding Customer Service in Reader Poll
August 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Salt Lake City, UT – Unishippers Global Logistics, LLC, the nation's first and one of the largest small package and freight shipping resellers, was recently ranked for its outstanding customer service by Inbound Logistics as part of the magazine's Readers' Choice Top 10 3PL Excellence Award "3PLs to Watch" list for 2014.
This is the third consecutive year that Unishippers has been featured on the list that included a total of 15 3PLs out of the hundreds of potential companies. The list was compiled using more than 6,900 readers' votes who took the time to share their praise, showing appreciation for their service providers...

Patrice & Associates Salutes Veterans With Franchising Discount »

August 20, 2014 at 7:45AM PDT | Source: Patrice & Associates

United States Veterans Who Qualify for a Franchise Location Are Now Eligible for a 10 Percent Discount
August 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // DUNKIRK, MD - Patrice & Associates, the nation’s preeminent strategic partner in the restaurant industry, announced today the launch of a new franchise discount exclusively available to military veterans who have served in the United States armed forces. Prospective franchisees who qualify will receive a 10 percent discount off the standard new franchise fee.
"All too often, the men and women who volunteer their time to serve and defend this country, exit the military to find job opportunities are few and far apart," said Patrice Rice, CEO and Founder of Patrice & Associates...

Dental Fix RX Awards Its 150th Franchise »

August 20, 2014 at 4:00AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
Dental Fix Opportunities Available

Florida-Based Dental Equipment Repair Company Reaches Milestone with Cleveland Mobile Service Center
August 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // DAVIE, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair franchisor, announced it has awarded its 150th franchise, a Cleveland mobile repair unit, which is one of 11 agreements in Ohio alone.
Established in 2009, Dental Fix is currently the only on-site dental equipment repair franchise in North America. Franchisees use leading-edge mobile repair centers – or "rolling repair shops" –to deliver on-site services for dental-practice repair, and new-equipment needs in more than 27 states nationwide and two provinces in Canada. The service centers provide the largest mobile inventory in the industry...

Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Franchise Ranked #4 In Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Less Is More” Low Cost Franchise List For 2014 »

August 19, 2014 at 10:38AM PDT | Source: Vanguard Cleaning Systems

August 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // SAN MATEO, CA – Entrepreneur Magazine recognized the Vanguard Cleaning Systems® franchise as #4 in its 2014 list of "Less Is More" Low Cost Franchises. "The Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise is a low cost option for independent business owners to own and operate their own business," says Steve McConnell, Vice President of Marketing, Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc. "We continue to see growth in the Vanguard® brand as more people recognize the value of this opportunity".
Vanguard Cleaning Systems Regional Master Franchises provide janitorial franchise owners with a solid program so that they can operate a complete office cleaning business. Franchise owners are offered support in starting their franchise and the local Vanguard regional offices continue to offer educational opportunities throughout the lifetime of their businesses...

New Patrice & Associates Office In Lakeville »

August 19, 2014 at 10:33AM PDT | Source: Patrice & Associates

To Give Local Restaurant Scene a Boost; Demand from Local Eateries Gives Rise to Management; Support Business in Minnesota
August 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // Lakeville, Minn. - Patrice & Associates, the nation's preeminent strategic partner in the restaurant industry, announced today the opening of its first franchise in Minnesota to meet the growing management needs at local restaurants and other related hospitality businesses.
Local resident Diana Rao-Mangione, who has years of accounting experience with big names such as H&R Block and Robert Half, is turning her sights toward hospitality, as she runs day-to-day operations for Patrice & Associates in Minnesota. Rao-Mangione will serve businesses around Bloomington, Burnsville, Eagan, Lakeville, Prior Lake, and Savage...

3 New Ways PostNet Printing Franchise Is Helping Franchisees Thrive »

August 19, 2014 at 5:31AM PDT | Source: PostNet Postal & Business Services
PostNet Postal & Business Services Opportunities Available

DENVER, CO - (Marketwired - Aug 19, 2014) - PostNet printing franchise owners who gathered in Las Vegas to celebrate their success over the past year have a lot to look forward to in the coming months. The franchise system is rolling out new partnerships and technologies to power growth for new and existing franchisees.
Here are three examples of the powerful new tools the PostNet printing franchise unveiled at its annual Thrive convention:

Improved systems for outbound salesSince the PostNet business model is focused mainly on B2B sales, effective outbound marketing of PostNet services is the quickest way for owners to grow their businesses. To help franchisees take their outbound sales to the next level, PostNet has partnered with Sandler and Salesforce...

Cherry Blow Dry Bar Heats Up Local Folsom Market With High-End But Affordable Beauty Services »

August 19, 2014 at 4:40AM PDT | Source: Cherry Blow Dry Bar

Folsom, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 - The new blow dry bar franchise, Cherry Blow Dry Bar, will be opening its Folsom location at 330 Palladio Parkway, Suite 2011 on August 20, 2014 at 10AM.
Whether consumers want to get a star-worthy blowout for a girls’ night, relax after a long day of work, or host their bachelorette parties or bridal showers, Cherry Blow Dry Bar offers a wide variety of hairstyles for every consumer. Some hairstyles include cascading curls and waves, sleek and straight, a stylish bun, a high ponytail, a messy braid, and everything in between.
For consumers that want long, luscious hair, Cherry Blow Dry Bar also offers top-quality hair extensions that begin at $220.00 for a half head and $395.00 for a full head...

BizCard Xpress Offers Custom Monument Signs To Help Businesses Stand Out »

August 19, 2014 at 4:34AM PDT | Source: BizCard Xpress

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 - BizCard Xpress has recently announced that it will now offer monument and architectural signage to give its customers a distinctive way to advertise their business. The 3-D structures attract more attention and interest from onlookers- helping businesses generate and capture new leads, while also increasing brand loyalty with existing customers.
Its new eye-catching signage offers businesses the perfect solution for their outdoor advertising needs– a lightweight and durable foam, monument-style sign impervious to rot, termites and moisture. From 3-D objects to 50 foot tall pylon signs, custom monument projects are now available through BizCard Xpress and have been approved to withstand winds of up to 180 mph...

Liberty Tax Service To Report First Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results On August 28, 2014  »

August 19, 2014 at 4:29AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

Announces the Departure of Mark Baumgartner, Chief Investment Officer
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Aug 18, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today that it will report its earnings for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 before the market opens on Thursday, August 28, 2014. At 8:30 a.m. ET on the same day, the Company will host a conference call to discuss its earnings. To listen to the call, dial 855-611-0856 (domestic) or 518-444-5569 (international), conference ID code 88168767, approximately 10 minutes prior to the start time of the call. The call will also be webcast in a listen-only format. The link to the webcast may be accessed on the Company's investor relations website at www...

Dental Fix Awards 2nd Franchise In State Of Tennessee »

August 19, 2014 at 4:05AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
Dental Fix Opportunities Available

August 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 51st franchise of 2014, in Nashville, Tennessee to Brett Peaks, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Nashville market, will be the 2nd van to launch in the State of Tennessee, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 100 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...

Merry Maids Franchise Names New COO »

August 18, 2014 at 9:20AM PDT | Source: Merry Maids

August 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // Joe Chaves has been promoted to chief operating officer of Merry Maids, a franchise in which 8,000 cleaning professionals provide approximately 200,000 residential cleaning services in 1,600 locations each month. Chaves was formerly vice president, of franchise 0perations for sister company ServiceMaster Clean, a role he held since September 2012. Both companies are based in Memphis, Tenn.
As COO, Chaves will continue to build upon the positive culture of trust and respect for which Merry Maids is known among franchisees and branches. He is committed to maintaining best-in-class operating standards and overseeing Merry Maids’ highly profitable business model that ensures franchisees and branches realize a significant return on their investment...

AlphaGraphics®, Inc. Announces Leadership Transition »

August 18, 2014 at 7:38AM PDT | Source: AlphaGraphics

Executive Chair of the Board Assumes Interim President Role at Leading Print and Marketing Franchise
August 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // SALT LAKE CITY - AlphaGraphics, Inc., a worldwide leader in marketing and print communications, announced today that Art Coley, Jr. has resigned as the franchisor's president and chief executive officer to spend more time with his family. Coley, who has been with the company seven years and chief executive since February 2012, will remain as a part owner and continue working with the company as a full-time consultant.
"After the unprecedented success during our last fiscal year, it's clear that AlphaGraphics is well positioned to continue its rapid growth," said Coley. "I have family responsibilities in Texas that can no longer take second place, and AlphaGraphics deserves strong leadership at World Headquarters in Salt Lake City...

ANY LAB TEST NOW® Opens A New Location In Raleigh, NC  »

August 18, 2014 at 6:49AM PDT | Source: ANY LAB TEST NOW

To Provide Affordable Direct-To-Consumer Lab Testing Services
Lab testing with affordable, upfront prices now available in the Triangle.
Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 - ANY LAB TEST NOW®, a leader in providing direct access to lab testing services for both consumers and businesses, has opened its newest locationin Raleigh, NC. The new store is located at 6401 Triangle Plantation Drive, Suite D-103, Plantation Point Shopping Center, Raleigh, NC 27616. This is the second location in the Triangle, and the 7th ANY LAB TEST NOW store in North Carolina.
"We are excited to expand into the Capitol city and look forward to meeting new customers and servicing our employers and other local businesses," said Glory Gallucci, owner of the new Raleigh location...

New Murphy Business & Financial Corporation Office To Serve West New Jersey And East Pennsylvania »

August 15, 2014 at 12:30PM PDT | Source: Murphy Business & Financial Corporation

Prolific Business Owner Introduces the World's Largest Business Brokerage Firm to Two East Coast Territories
August 14, 2014 // Franchising.com // CHERRY HILL, N.J. – Murphy Business & Financial Corporation, the world's leading, full-service business brokerage firm with more than 140 offices in the United States and Canada, announced the recent addition of a new office in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, serving western New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. A full range of services and support are now available to business owners throughout the region.
Joe Chiarello is a seasoned business owner whose career includes operating 15 businesses under his entrepreneurial belt. Before joining Murphy, Chiarello successfully elevated and sold 15 companies, and has now committed his professional career to guiding other entrepreneurs through buying and selling businesses...



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