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Interstate Batteries' Ron Kneifl Stars In Company's National Television Commercial »

December 18, 2014 at 9:29AM PST | Source: Interstate All Battery Center

Whistling While He Works Brings Fame To Sioux City Route Truck Driver
December 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // DALLAS -- A typical day for Interstate Batteries route sales manager Ron Kneifl involves delivering batteries to mechanic shops and retail stores along his Sioux City, Iowa, route. Lately, however, his stops have been taking a little longer as his clients want to talk about more than just batteries - they want to talk about Ron Kneifl, the emerging television commercial star.
Kneifl, who earned an Interstate Batteries Route Sales Manager of the Year award in May, appears in one of the company's national television commercials that began airing in November. The advertisement promotes Interstate's commitment to keeping America beautiful through the company's recycling program and features Kneifl whistling the tune of "America The Beautiful" while steering his route truck along a spectacularly scenic road...

Merry Maids Recognizes Outstanding Franchise Owners »

December 17, 2014 at 11:13AM PST | Source: Merry Maids

Debby, Larry and Garret Weigel Receive Highest Honor: Founder's Award
December 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Memphis, Tenn. - Merry Maids, the nation's leading home cleaning company and part of the ServiceMaster (NYSE: SERV) family of brands, announced the recognition of several outstanding franchise owners at its annual seminar held in Orlando, Fla. The highest honor of the year, the Founder's Award, was given to franchisees Debby, Larry and Garret Weigel, of Mobile, Ala., Pinellas Park and Jacksonville, Fla.
Merry Maids has more than 35 years of experience helping families clean up messes, creating home cleaning plans customized for each household's needs, and providing expert tips to keep living spaces clean and organized - ultimately giving them time back to spend with their families...

Dental Fix RX Expands Dental Repair Service To North Dallas »

December 17, 2014 at 9:48AM PST | Source: Dental Fix

National mobile dental repair company, Dental Fix RX, launches all-new business in Dallas with mobile repair center.
December 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Dallas, Texas. - Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, recently signed an all-new franchise to service Dallas area dentists. Owned and operated by Scott Welch, the business features a fully equipped mobile repair center that will supply dentist offices with prompt, on-site equipment service, repair, and replacements. This is the second location in Dallas, and Welch's franchise will service areas from University Park to cities as far north as Frisco.
"Dental Fix offers a paradigm shifting alternative to the services currently provided to most dentists," said Scott Welch, Dental Fix franchise owner...

Dental Fix Awards 15th Franchise In The State Of Texas »

December 15, 2014 at 10:13AM PST | Source: Dental Fix

December 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 71st franchise of 2014, in Sugarland, Texas, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Houston market, will be the 15th 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 121 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...

Transport Topics "Top 50" Issue Recognizes Unishippers Global Logistics In Annual Ranking »

December 12, 2014 at 1:13PM PST | Source: Unishippers

Company Ranks 12th Among Top 25 Freight Brokerage Firms
December 12, 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, is recognized in Transport Topics' "2014 Top 25 Freight Brokerage Firms" for the fifth year in a row. Unishippers was ranked No. 12 on this year's list.
Transport Topics' "Top 50" is a unique ranking of the third-party logistics companies in North America and includes listings of the largest freight brokerage firms, freight forwarders, warehouse operators and dedicated contract carriage service providers. The "Top 25 Freight Brokerage Firms" rankings for 2014 were based off of net revenue over the last year, along with data on air and ocean freight forwarding, dedicated contract carriage and warehousing...

Jackson Hewitt(R) Introduces New Consumer Promise: "Working Hard For The Hardest Working(SM)" »

December 12, 2014 at 10:38AM PST | Source: Jackson Hewitt Tax Service

Guarantees the Biggest Refunds and Plans to Provide Solutions Beyond Tax Preparation to Improve the Year-Round Financial Health And Well-Being of Its Clients
PARSIPPANY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In advance of the 2015 tax season, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® is reintroducing itself to America with a new consumer promise to the hardest working American families seeking help, guidance and support to navigate the complex tax and health care code for this tax season and beyond. On the heels of the Labor Department's report on the recent jump in hourly wages, Jackson Hewitt is committing to helping Americans hold on to these important pay gains with the promise of getting them the biggest refund they deserve and 100% accuracy guaranteed.
This new promise will come to life in Jackson Hewitt's 6,300 locations and in its new online and mobile experiences...

Dental Fix Awards 14th Franchise In The State Of Texas »

December 11, 2014 at 10:21AM PST | Source: Dental Fix

December 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 70th franchise of 2014, in Houston, Texas, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Houston market, will be the 14th 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 121 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...

Jackson Hewitt® Introduces New Consumer Promise: "Working Hard For The Hardest Working(SM)" »

December 10, 2014 at 6:54AM PST | Source: Jackson Hewitt Tax Service

Guarantees the Biggest Refunds and Plans to Provide Solutions Beyond Tax Preparation to Improve the Year-Round Financial Health And Well-Being of Its Clients
PARSIPPANY, N.J. - December 10, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - In advance of the 2015 tax season, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® is reintroducing itself to America with a new consumer promise to the hardest working American families seeking help, guidance and support to navigate the complex tax and health care code for this tax season and beyond. On the heels of the Labor Department’s report on the recent jump in hourly wages, Jackson Hewitt is committing to helping Americans hold on to these important pay gains with the promise of getting them the biggest refund they deserve and 100% accuracy guaranteed...

Dental Fix Awards 16th Franchise In The State Of California »

December 10, 2014 at 6:05AM PST | Source: Dental Fix

December 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 69th franchise of 2014, in Santee, California to Steven Moore, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the San Diego market, will be the 16th van to launch in the State of California, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 121 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...

Marilyn Carlson Nelson Inducted Into Business Travel Hall Of Fame »

December 10, 2014 at 5:35AM PST | Source: Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

December 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS - Marilyn Carlson Nelson, former Carlson chief executive officer and chairman, became the first woman to be inducted into the Business Travel Hall of Fame during the fourth annual event presented by the BTN Group in New York City on Dec. 8. In 2012, Carlson Nelson inducted her late father and the founder of Carlson, Curt Carlson, into the Business Travel Hall of Fame.
Carlson Nelson was recognized as one of the most influential travel executives of all time for her business success as well as her company’s commitment to protecting children at risk. Under Carlson Nelson’s leadership, Carlson became the first North American travel company to take a stand against the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism when it signed the industry’s international Code of Conduct to end child prostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes...

Transworld Business Advisors Launches New Location In Westport, CT »

December 10, 2014 at 4:32AM PST | Source: Transworld Business Advisors

Westport, CT, December 10, 2014 - (PR.com) - Transworld Business Advisors, a unique business concept that provides services for business brokerage, franchise consulting and franchise development, announces a new location in Westport, under the ownership of Fairfield County resident Chuck Bortnick.
Transworld Business Advisors is essentially three complementary businesses rolled into one: business brokerage, franchise consulting, and franchise development. The brokerage side successfully puts buyers and sellers of businesses together; the franchise consulting side gives entrepreneurs access to more than 300 pre-screened franchises and the franchise development service assists people in growing their businesses through franchising.
"Fairfield County is a vibrant and key business community," says Bortnick...

Management Recruiters Of Janesville Takes On New Leadership And Expands Its Capabilities »

December 08, 2014 at 6:34AM PST | Source: MRINetwork

December 05, 2014 // Franchising.com // Janesville, WI – Executive search firm, Management Recruiters of Janesville, announced that it is expanding its market capabilities through a new leadership agreement between long-time owner, Carroll Smith and recruiter Michele Davis. Davis is taking over as the new owner and will assume management responsibilities from Smith, who will remain on board as a seasoned recruiter. Management Recruiters of Janesville is an affiliate of MRINetwork, one of the largest executive search and recruitment organizations in the world.
"Under Carroll’s leadership, we have been pursuing our mission to provide our clients with the best possible talent for 25 years," says Davis. "With the return to a robust economy, we are implementing plans to build on that foundation and further our growth and profitability...

Print Three And Bloomtools Partner To Provide Superior Website Development Tools »

December 08, 2014 at 5:25AM PST | Source: Print Three Franchising Corporation

December 04, 2014 // Franchising.com // Toronto, Canada - Print Three Franchising Corporation and Australian tech company, Bloomtools, have joined forces to provide world-class website development solutions to Canadian business owners.
Founded in 1970 and continually evolving its business for its clients, Print Three has been recognized as an innovative leader in the print industry. In addition to its print services and web to print offerings, the company is now expanding its business offerings to include website designs and online marketing tools to help clients grow their businesses effectively.
"After extensively researching the local and international web market, the decision to work with Bloomtools was an easy one," Print Three President, Andrew Hrywnak, explains...

Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. Initiates Rollout Of New Fresh Micro Market In Office Break Rooms »

December 08, 2014 at 5:04AM PST | Source: Fresh Healthy Vending

Recently installed in 15 San Diego locations, the new micro market software provides a simple, streamlined solution for operators to process mobile payments, drive loyalty, and manage all aspects of their locations via smartphone.
San Diego, California (PRWEB) December 08, 2014 – Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTC Markets: VEND), North America’s leading healthy vending franchisor, announces the completion of 15 installations for its new fresh micro market, which debuted last month. The Company plans additional installations throughout the remainder of the month and into next year, with a goal of 250 installations by the end of 2015.
The rollout is being funded in part by a $1.5 million financing completed in September 2014...

Liberty Tax Service Reports Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Results »

December 08, 2014 at 4:20AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Dec 8, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX)

Revenue increased 5.7%, to $7.7 million
Seasonal pretax loss increased to $18.8 million
Adjusted Non-GAAP pretax loss increased to $15.6 million
Adjusted Non-GAAP net loss per share increased to $0.74
Non-recurring costs in the quarter of $3.3 million

Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) (the "Company"), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, today reported a net loss for the second fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2014 of $11.3 million, or $0.89 per share, compared to a net loss of $8.5 million, or $0.66 per share, in the prior year period. On an adjusted basis, the Company reported an adjusted non-GAAP net loss of $0...

Canada Starts The Holiday Season With A Stable Jobs Report »

December 05, 2014 at 9:01AM PST | Source: Express Employment Professionals

TORONTO, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - Dec. 5, 2014) - Bob Funk, the CEO of the North America's largest franchised staffing company, today issued the following statement in response to the latest Statistic Canada Labour Force Survey which showed the Canadian economy held steady in November with an unemployment rate at 6.6 per cent (up slightly from 6.5 per cent in October). The labour force participation rate remained unchanged at 66 per cent:
"As we start the holidays, Canadians got a treat, a solid, stable jobs number. The jobs scene at the end of 2014 remains positive and something we should all be thankful for," Funk said. "That said, we need to remember many Canadians remain out of the workforce, with a labour force participation rate of 66 per cent, we need to focus on new measures to get people back into the workforce...

PrideStaff Wins American Staffing Association VOICE Award »

December 05, 2014 at 4:07AM PST | Source: PrideStaff

Fresno, CA (PRWEB) December 05, 2014 - PrideStaff, a national staffing franchise organization headquartered in Fresno, CA, is a proud winner of the American Staffing Association (ASA) VOICE Award for Company Publication. This national annual awards program recognizes the best marketing campaigns by ASA members in 10 categories, from print materials, to online marketing, to radio and television advertising.
This year's winning entry was for the launch of PrideStaff's new Innovations email newsletter. The monthly newsletter is designed to provide C-Level executives, HR executives, hiring managers and departmental supervisors with helpful tips and strategies to improve their hiring, management and procurement processes. A second version was also created to provide job seekers with tips as well as best practices to enhance their skills and grow professionally...

Daniel Morgan Puts Birmingham To Work With Express Employment Professionals »

December 04, 2014 at 8:01AM PST | Source: Express Employment Professionals

New Franchise Owner Takes Delight in Making a Positive Difference in His Community
Birmingham, Ga. (PRWEB) December 04, 2014 - Daniel Morgan worked as a salesman for 14 years, selling educational products and services to school districts around the country. But the idea of business ownership was always on his mind, until he finally decided to pursue his dream full-time, opening an Express Employment Professionals franchise.
"Over the course of my 14-year career, I believe God has prepared the way for me to have the knowledge and work ethic to be successful [as a business owner] and be a leader in the community," he explained.
As an Express Employment franchisee, Morgan helps connect people looking for work with the best companies in the area...

Fanatical At Liberty - How Liberty Tax Service Is Providing Jobs, Feeding The Hungry, And Transforming Communities »

December 04, 2014 at 6:29AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) is going more than the extra mile to provide jobs, feed the hungry, and empower those who are struggling. As the year winds down, Liberty Tax is gearing up to transform your community.
This year, Liberty Publishing, LLC will launch its first book, Fanatical at Liberty, highlighting the unique culture of Liberty Tax. It reached #1 in Small Business Franchises on Amazon.com! The commitment to give back begins with the "Granddaddy of Taxes," John Hewitt. As the CEO and Founder, Hewitt has a dream to change lives and end world hunger.
In Fanatical at Liberty, hundreds of franchisees, employees and customers tell their stories about Liberty Tax Service's commitment to excellence...

Homeowners Take Note! Holiday Fire Risk Increases After Christmas Day »

December 03, 2014 at 12:24PM PST | Source: Servpro Industries

Restoration Specialist Servpro® Cautions Homeowners to Take Common Sense Precautions Throughout the Holiday Season
GALLATIN, TN - (Marketwired - Dec 3, 2014) - Most homeowners are aware holiday decorations should be used with care. Each year, statistics tell the story of the fire danger resulting from frayed wires, proximity to heat sources, and lights left on unattended. But disaster recovery specialist Servpro wants homeowners to know that the danger of fire caused by holiday decorating, and by Christmas trees specifically, actually increases after the holiday. Citing research from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)*, the fire and water damage experts at Servpro say while four out of five Christmas tree fires happen in December and January, the 10 days with the highest average number of fires were all after Christmas Day...



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