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Nation's Leading Holiday Lighting And Decorating Franchise Shines Brighter This Season By Partnering With Barcana Inc. »

October 22, 2014 at 11:41AM PDT | Source: Christmas Decor

Christmas Decor Decks the Halls with Diverse Line of High-End Trees, Ornaments and More
October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Lubbock, TX – Christmas Decor, the nation's leading professional holiday & event decorating franchise - is proud to announce its newly formed partnership with Barcana Inc. (Barcana), one of the nation's leading artificial tree manufacturers. In addition to providing spectacular, unique lighting displays that create dazzling results, Christmas Decor will now offer consumers an extensive line of high-end artificial trees, wreaths, garlands, ornaments and more.
For over 50 years, the Barcana name has been recognized as the leader of high quality manufacturing of artificial Christmas trees. However, being headquartered in Southern California created a set of challenges for the third generation family business when it came to freight and logistics...

Infographic: Three Crucial Factors That Make Or Break A Business »

October 22, 2014 at 10:30AM PDT | Source: AdviCoach

National business advisor AdviCoach® offers infographic exploring top factors that affect business success.
October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, CT – According to The U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses (independent companies with fewer than 500 employees) make up 99.7 percent of U.S. employment. Recognizing the massive impact that small businesses have on the U.S. economy, AdviCoach has created an infographic titled "What’s Keeping You Up at Night?" exploring three obstacles businesses frequently face that likely impact success – time, team and money. The infographic can be found at http://advicoachblog.com/infographic-top-dangers-preventing-businesses-succeeding/.
AdviCoach, a national provider of business coaching and advisory services customized for small- to mid-size businesses, explains that over 50 percent of the population relies on wages that the more than 28 million U...

Hired Today, Gone Tomorrow: Recent Grads Don’t Stay In First Jobs Very Long »

October 22, 2014 at 8:37AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

77% of Express Owners Surveyed Say the Average Grad Will Leave Their Job in the First Year
OKLAHOMA CITY, (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 - Express Employment Professionals, the nation's largest franchised staffing company, today released survey findings that reveal how long recent college graduates stay in their first job after graduation.
More than three-quarters, 77 percent of franchises surveyed, said they expect a recent graduate to stay less than a year in his or her first job. Only 23 percent think the average graduate stays for more than a year.
Findings come from the 2014 edition of the "America Employed" survey of 115 Express franchises across the nation. This is the second year Express has released findings from its "America Employed" survey...

Dental Fix RX Showcase Success From Exceptional Franchise Support »

October 22, 2014 at 5:47AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

National mobile dental repair company, Dental Fix RX, provides franchisees outstanding sales, marketing, training, and business support.
October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // DAVIE, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair franchisor, is proud to announce that due to outstanding franchise support, it has exceeded its sales and growth goals for 2014. By extending each franchise owner unmatched sales and marketing assistance, the unique Dental Fix business model is now actively serving more than 8,000 dentists nationwide and is working closer toward an overall goal of dominating the North American dental service industry.
"From the industry exclusive sales and marketing support offered to our franchise owners, Dental Fix has managed to see a 100 percent growth in 2014 compared to last year," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix...

Dental Fix Awards 6th Franchise In The State Of Arizona »

October 22, 2014 at 4:01AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

October 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 65th franchise of 2014, in Prescott, Arizona to Dr. Brett Mangum, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Prescott/Sedona market, will be the 6th van to launch in the State of Arizona, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 113 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...

Unishippers Sells 10th National Franchise, Continues Strategic Development »

October 21, 2014 at 7:49AM PDT | Source: Unishippers

One of the Nation's Largest Shipping Resellers Reaps the Benefits of Growth in Shipping Industry
October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Salt Lake City, UT – As any shipping provider or customer can attest, it's been a roller-coaster ride for the shipping industry over the last few years. After a long period of prosperity and ever-increasing growth in the early to mid-2000s, everything came crashing down in 2008. Shipping volumes dropped dramatically as companies looked to reduce expenses and deal with fewer purchases being made by skittish customers.
The country's economy, while still not on fire, has kicked back into gear in recent months, and consumer confidence – and shipping volumes – is on the rise again...

Interface Announces Ongoing Growth »

October 21, 2014 at 5:18AM PDT | Source: Interface Financial Group, The

David Banfield, President of The Interface Financial Group, reports on IFG's growth.
Bethesda, MD, October 21, 2014 - (PR.com) - David Banfield, President of The Interface Financial Group, reported recently on the ongoing growth of the organization on an international scale. Following the establishment of a Master Licensee in South Africa there has been exceptional interest in the service and the unique delivery method.
Interface brings the financial service of Invoice Discounting to the SME marketplace. Banfield went on to say that "it is the SME area where job growth is centered, however the SME business strata is also the one where funding is always a considerable challenge. Delivering a solution to that challenge through a local franchised or licensed approach has proved enormously popular in all nine countries where we operate...

@Work Group Awards Franchise To West Tennessee Entrepreneurs »

October 21, 2014 at 5:09AM PDT | Source: @Work Group
@Work Group Opportunities Available

National Staffing Agency to Provide New Employment Resources to Jackson, Tennessee Businesses
October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Knoxville, Tenn. - @Work Group, an award-winning national staffing agency franchise, recently awarded its newest staffing location to local Jackson, Tennessee entrepreneurs Eldridge and Sophie Davis. This marks the seventeenth @Work franchise in Tennessee, and it will provide new staffing resources to local businesses throughout the Jackson area. The new @Work office is located at 26 Lamar Circle, Suite 1, and will offer area organizations a full-service partner to assist with staffing needs.
"Jackson has experienced steady business growth over the past several years, and more and more new businesses are moving into the area," said Eldridge Davis...

Instant Imprints Hires VP Of Field Support And Training »

October 20, 2014 at 12:41PM PDT | Source: Instant Imprints

Business Development Consultant Mike Boyd Promoted to Newly Created Position to Support Growing Franchisee Population
October 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // SAN DIEGO – Instant Imprints, North America's innovative network of promotional products, sign and digital printing centers, announced the appointment of franchise growth expert Mike Boyd to Vice President of Field Support and Training.
"With our aggressive expansion plans underway, we need someone with Mike's expertise to provide support and training to our franchisees," said Ralph Askar, president and CEO of San Diego-based Instant Imprints. "He has a proven track record of supplying the support new and seasoned franchisees need in order to continue to perform at top levels...

FASTSIGNS® Helps Independent Owners Thrive, Maximize New Channels For Growth »

October 20, 2014 at 4:53AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

Leading Signage & Visual Graphics Franchisor Exhibits at 2014 SGIA Expo to Share Success with Independent Owners through Company's Co-Brand and Conversion Franchise Programs
October 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas - Though more businesses are investing in effective signage and visual graphics, many of today's independent sign and print shop owners are not maximizing their businesses' true potential due to lack of support in key areas, such as marketing and technology advancements. FASTSIGNS International Inc. - the worldwide franchisor of more than 560 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers in eight countries - recognizes these challenges and provides the necessary resources through its Co-Brand or Conversion franchise programs for independent owners to thrive...

Local St. Louis Family Assumes Ownership Of Valpak Territory »

October 17, 2014 at 10:22AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Former Valpak General Manager Brings Savings to Businesses and Residents in the Community 
October 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL – Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today Keith and Vickie Carpenter and their son, Brian and his wife, Jessica have acquired the Valpak of Greater St. Louis, Mo., territory.
As a former Valpak general manager, Keith brings 35 years of advertising sales experience to the business. Brian is no stranger to the Valpak brand either, having over 10 years of sales experience with the brand. With this territory, the Carpenters will mail Valpak’s signature blue envelope to 300,000 homes, and growing in the greater St. Louis area including St. Louis, St...

Realty ONE Group Ranked Top Emerging Franchise Of 2014 »

October 17, 2014 at 7:27AM PDT | Source: Realty ONE Group

The Rapidly Expanding Brokerage Firm Is Named Best Emerging Franchise Brand
IRVINE, CA - (Marketwired - Oct 16, 2014) - Realty ONE Group, the nation's fastest growing real estate brand, has earned a spot on Franchise Business Review's Best of the Best list of up-and-coming brands in franchising.
The companies featured on the Top Emerging Franchises list were chosen based on franchisee satisfaction scores. To measure satisfaction, surveys were administered to franchisees. From this data, Franchise Business Report developed individual satisfaction scores, and honored franchises that exceeded a benchmark, or average score.
With over 50 offices and 5,500 associates, residential real estate brokerage firm Realty ONE Group has provided ethical, professional and results-driven services to homebuyers and sellers since its inception in 2005...

The Entrepreneur's Source Welcomes Art Coley To Advisory Board »

October 17, 2014 at 5:37AM PDT | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

44-Year-Old Successful Entrepreneur and Company Growth Expert Joins The Entrepreneur's Source Advisory Board to Help Enhance Company Growth Strategies
October 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, Conn. - The Entrepreneur's Source®, the nation's leading alternative career coaching franchise dedicated to the entrepreneur, announces that Art Coley, currently a consultant with AlphaGraphics, has joined the company's Advisory Board. Coley will work with other experienced franchise executives to give guidance and perspective in helping individuals find the right path in franchising and small business ownership, ensuring the growth and relevance of The Entrepreneur's Source in the franchise industry.
"Coley, along with other members of the Advisory Board, will be providing valuable perspectives, experience, and guidance to our team as we celebrate our 30th year in business and prepare for the next 10 years of rapid growth and exceptional unit economics for our Franchisees and Associates," said Terry Powell, founder of The Entrepreneur's Source and Franchise Source Brands International™ (FSBI), a multi-brand business coaching franchisor with several high-performance brands under its helm, including AdviCoach®...

FASTSIGNS® Continues U.S. Expansion Focus On California »

October 16, 2014 at 6:43AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

Leading Signage & Visual Graphics Franchisor Plans to Increase California Presence with 7-10 New Centers a Year; Exhibits at 2014 West Coast Franchise Expo to Meet Prospective Owners
October 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas - Committed to its franchise expansion efforts in California, FASTSIGNS International Inc. - the worldwide franchisor of more than 560 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers in eight countries - will be exhibiting at the West Coast Franchise Expo Oct. 23-25, 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.
During the three-day event, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with FASTSIGNS representatives to discuss the franchise buying process and learn more about the company's proven business model, high franchise partner satisfaction rankings, $6 million funding through Franchise America Finance and a special incentive program for military veterans, including a 50 percent discount off the initial franchise fee...

Glass Doctor® Announces Addition Of Vice President »

October 16, 2014 at 4:36AM PDT | Source: Glass Doctor

Additional VP increases capacity for company to serve franchisees.
Waco, Texas (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 - Glass Doctor® is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Gai to the corporate staff as Vice President. The company's growth over the last couple of years demanded the creation of a second Vice President position, and Gai will rejoin Glass Doctor to fill that role.
Glass Doctor President Mark Liston explained, "Mike is coming home! He was our VP of Operations before being selected to head up The Dwyer Group's National Sales effort a couple of years ago. As we are growing, it became evident that we needed two VPs - one that would focus on our franchisees current operational needs, which I call "blocking and tackling" and one to guide us to a variety of future opportunities...

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

October 15, 2014 at 7:28AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

October 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 64th franchise of 2014, in Denton, Texas to Michael Ryan, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Denton/Soutlake market, will be the 5th van to launch in the Dallas market, and the 12th van to launch in the State of Texas, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 111 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...

Leading Commercial Cleaning Franchise Expands To Southern California »

October 15, 2014 at 4:32AM PDT | Source: Anago Cleaning Systems
Anago Cleaning Systems Opportunities Available

Master franchisee, Bill Sole, fuels national expansion and development of Anago Cleaning Systems by opening first location in the Inland Empire. 
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - October 15, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ - A testament to the continued success of the $100 billion dollar commercial cleaning segment, Anago Cleaning Systems (Anago), a leading commercial cleaning franchise with more than 2,400 Unit Franchisees throughout the U.S. and internationally, is pleased to announce that existing Master Franchisee, Bill Sole, has purchased the newest Anago Master Franchise in the Inland Empire. The new business will be located at 517 N Mountain Ave, Suite 206 Upland, CA 91786 and will service the counties of Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ontario, California also known locally as the Inland Empire...

'Tis The Season: How Small And Mid-Size Businesses Can Ship Smart Over The Holidays  »

October 14, 2014 at 8:43AM PDT | Source: Unishippers

Unishippers Provides B2B Tips to Avoid Shipping Challenges this Season
October 14, 2014 // Franchising.com // SALT LAKE CITY, UT – With the start of the holiday season only a few months away, small and mid-size businesses should prepare early to ensure that their regularly shipped items, along with gifts to customers, get to their destination safely, on time and cost-effectively during the hectic holiday season.
To help small to mid-size businesses nationwide avoid lost, delayed or damaged shipments during the peak of the season, Unishippers Global Logistics, LLC, the nation's first and one of the largest small package and freight shipping resellers, has compiled the following tips to allow for a smooth, painless shipping season...

Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. Secures 120 Locations On Behalf Of Its Franchise Network In September »

October 14, 2014 at 7:59AM PDT | Source: Fresh Healthy Vending

Leading Franchisor continues securing its franchisees healthy vending locations in Schools, YMCA’s, and Health Care and Government facilities
SAN DIEGO - October 14, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTC Markets: VEND), North America’s leading healthy vending franchisor, announces 120 locations secured in September, for the intended placement of healthy snack machines across the country. Rounding the quarter ended September 30, 2014, the Company has entered into 310 location agreements on behalf of its franchise network, representing a milestone in the Company’s history.
"We are extremely pleased our restructuring efforts are starting to show positive results so soon. Our locations procurement team has done an outstanding job this quarter," stated newly appointed CEO, Art Budman...

Liberty Tax Service Names Robert Lougen As Vice President Of Operations »

October 14, 2014 at 7:06AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Oct 14, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today that Robert Lougen has been named Vice President of Operations.
Mr. Lougen has over 35 years of successful tax industry experience, in both the retail and digital consumer tax spaces. He most recently served as President of H&R Block Canada, which, under his leadership, grew to over 2.5 million tax returns.
"Bob's industry expertise set him apart and made him the right person for this executive role," said John Hewitt, Chief Executive Officer. "His extensive knowledge and experience will complement our team and help us continue to push toward our aggressive goals."
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