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Franchise Opportunities Growing In Boston With Leading Preschool Company »

April 01, 2015 at 5:07AM PDT | Source: Primrose Schools

April 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – Franchise opportunities are growing in the greater Boston area with Primrose Schools®, a high-quality early education and care provider with 300 schools independently owned and operated coast-to-coast. The company, which experienced record geographic expansion last year, is actively seeking potential Franchise Owners in the Boston area and will attend the Franchise & Business Opportunities Show, New England’s largest business ownership event taking place April 11-12 at the Seaport World Trade Center.
Last year, Primrose opened 19 new schools and awarded 45 franchise agreements, and additionally experienced a 13.5 percent increase in overall system revenue from 2013 to 2014...

Primrose Schools Grows Urban Footprint In Metro Atlanta »

March 27, 2015 at 8:08AM PDT | Source: Primrose Schools

Opens 300th school in Brookhaven, plans to open 5 more intown locations by 2016.
March 18, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA (March 18, 2015) – Primrose Schools®, a national high-quality early education and care provider based in Acworth, Ga., is growing its urban footprint in metro Atlanta with the opening of Primrose School of Brookhaven, its 300th school nationwide. The franchise company, which is experiencing record growth, plans to open at least five additional schools in the urban Atlanta area by 2016.
Primrose School of Brookhaven is located in Brookleigh Marketplace – a new mixed-use development near the intersection of Johnson Ferry and Ashford Dunwoody Roads in Brookhaven, Ga., one of intown Atlanta’s newest cities...

Kona Ice Invites Nation To "Chill" With Free Shaved Ice »

March 26, 2015 at 7:13AM PDT | Source: Kona Ice
Kona Ice Opportunities Available

No Taxation Without Relaxation: Tropical Shaved Ice Business; Encourages the Nation to "Chill" on "National Chill Out Day"
March 26, 2015 // Franchising.com //
What: To ease the pain of tax filing, Kona Ice is serving up a delicious cup of tax day relief for tense taxpayers in all corners of the country.
Kona Ice will be parked at post offices, tax preparation centers and businesses in all corners of the country to hand out FREE cups of tropical shaved ice and complimentary Hawaiian leis to all who stop by. The refreshing treat will ensure that there is no taxation without relaxation this tax season.
Why: April 15th is America’s least favorite holiday. Between sifting through the mail for the correct paperwork, filling out form after form with painstaking detail and paying a hefty sum of money to Uncle Sam, tax day can be a real drag...

TGA Premier Youth Tennis Ranked Among Top New Franchises »

March 26, 2015 at 4:52AM PDT | Source: TGA Premier Youth Tennis

Youth sports business model in partnership with the USTA off to a fast start.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 - Entrepreneur Magazine has recognized TGA Premier Youth Tennis (TGA) among its Top New Franchises in 2015.
Entrepreneur's 2015 Top New Franchises list, which appears in the March 2015 issue, recognizes the top 75 new franchise companies. Editors compiled the list from the publications 2015 Franchise 500 selections by analyzing companies that have been franchising for the last five years (since 2010).
“TGA’s tennis business has been our fastest growing youth sports franchise model over its first three years. To be recognized by Entrepreneur and listed among the top 75 new franchises is a testament to our partnership with the USTA, and our school based youth sports infrastructure,” Joshua Jacobs, CEO of TGA said...

The Little Gym Is Proud To Support SeriousFun Children’s Network »

March 26, 2015 at 4:33AM PDT | Source: Little Gym

The Little Gym has teamed up with SeriousFun Children’s Network as part of a new philanthropic campaign, The Little Gym Big Hearts, dedicated to helping children and families from all over the world.
Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 - The Little Gym has teamed up with SeriousFun Children’s Network as part of a new philanthropic campaign, The Little Gym Big Hearts, dedicated to helping children and families from all over the world.
SeriousFun Children’s Network is a global community of camps and programs that serve children coping with serious illnesses and their families. Founded by actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman, SeriousFun Children’s Network provides camp programs, entirely free of charge, to more than 75,000 kids and their families around the world each year...

Toys"R"Us, Inc. Provides "Tru Transformation" Strategic Update »

March 25, 2015 at 6:00AM PDT | Source: Toys R Us

Leadership Team Outlines Next Phase of Company’s Strategic Plan, Focusing on Further Transforming the Customer Experience, Optimizing e-Commerce, Growing Internationally and Leveraging Its Global Scale to Drive Category Leadership and Differentiation; Company Plans to Take an Aggressive Approach to Right-Sizing the Cost Structure of the Business and Designing a More Streamlined, Efficient Organization
March 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // WAYNE, NJ – At presentations today for investors, industry analysts and the media, Toys"R"Us, Inc. provided an update on its strategy to improve the company’s operational performance, as it continues its work to position the business for long-term profitable growth. Antonio Urcelay, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Toys"R"Us, Inc...

Shannon Wilburn, CEO And Co-Founder Of Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc. Granted Certified Franchise Executive Designation »

March 24, 2015 at 7:20AM PDT | Source: Just Between Friends

March 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // WASHINGTON, D.C. – Shannon Wilburn, CEO and Co-founder of Just Between Friends Systems, Inc, has been recognized as a Certified Franchise Executive by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives. Wilburn completed a comprehensive course of study in franchise management offered by the institute, which is the academic branch of the International Franchise Association’s Educational Foundation. IFA is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide and Shannon was recently honored during the IFA’s annual convention in Las Vegas.
Just Between Friends is North America’s leading children’s and maternity consignment event with more than 140 events in the US and Canada – each run by local families...

Grand Opening For New Kid To Kid Store In Dunwoody, Georgia »

March 24, 2015 at 5:32AM PDT | Source: Kid to Kid

Local business owner is proud to announce the grand opening of her second children’s clothing resale store, Kid to Kid, on April 9 in Dunwoody, Georgia.
Dunwoody, GA (PRWEB) March 24, 2015 - Local resident Mary Campbell, is excited to announce the grand opening of her second Kid to Kid store, on Thursday, April 9 at 4 pm. The grand opening will feature a special visit from Anna and Elsa from Disney’s hit movie "Frozen" along with face painting, balloon animals, and door prizes. The first 100 shoppers will also receive a coupon for 10 percent off all purchases made throughout 2015.
Located at 4498 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. in Dunwoody, the Kid to Kid franchise buys and sells new and gently used children’s apparel, toys, books, baby gear and maternity clothing...

Sylvan Learning Expanding Its Network Through Growth Incentives For Existing Franchisee »

March 23, 2015 at 4:37AM PDT | Source: Sylvan Learning Center

Leading Education Franchise Focuses on Continued Expansion Within Current System
BALTIMORE (PRWEB) March 20, 2015 - Sylvan Learning, Inc. (Sylvan), the nation’s leading supplemental education resource for students in communities across America, is expanding its footprint by incentivizing its current franchisees to develop new territories in neighboring communities. For Q4 of 2014, more than 25 franchisees agreed to open one Sylvan territory in 2015. One center is already open and eight more are on track to open in the next couple of months.
“By offering franchisees more solutions and outreach opportunities in their local communities, we can pave the way for greater student success and continue providing first-rate education solutions to more families,” said Jeffrey Cohen, CEO of Sylvan Learning...

JumpBunch® Earns Two Top Franchise Awards Back To Back »

March 20, 2015 at 6:16AM PDT | Source: JumpBunch

Leading sports and fitness program for children earns franchise awards in overall performance from Entrepreneur Magazine and in current owner satisfaction from Franchise Business Review.
Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) March 20, 2015 - JumpBunch, Inc. announces it has earned a ranking of 324 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 36th Annual Franchise 500 list as well as a spot in Franchise Business Review’s (FBR) Top 50 Franchise Satisfaction Rating for the 10th Year in a row. JumpBunch, a leading sports and fitness-oriented enrichment program, introduces children to a wide range of sports by bringing turn-key programs to preschool, daycare and elementary schools.
To calculate its rankings, Entrepreneur Magazine invites franchisors to participate and carefully vets objective financial, system size and growth data for each franchise group...

Toys"R"Us, Inc. Appoints Reg McLay Senior Vice President For Its U.S. Babies"R"Us Business »

March 19, 2015 at 9:41AM PDT | Source: Toys R Us

March 19, 2015 // Franchising.com // WAYNE, NJ – Toys"R"Us, Inc. today announced that it has named Reg McLay as Senior Vice President, Babies"R"Us Business, effective Monday, March 30. In this role, Mr. McLay will lead the Babies"R"Us merchandising team in the U.S. in driving product innovation, as well as differentiation in services and offerings across its stores nationwide. He will report to Hank Mullany, President, Toys"R"Us, U.S.
Mr. McLay is an accomplished executive with more than 30 years of retail merchandising and operations experience. He most recently served as Senior Vice President, Merchandise Sourcing and Innovation for Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited. In this capacity, he was responsible for managing shared services capabilities across all business units and led efforts to drive a culture of innovation across the organization...

Hop Into Spring With The Build-A-Bear Workshop Easter Collection »

March 19, 2015 at 7:23AM PDT | Source: Build-A-Bear Workshop

ST. LOUIS - March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Build-A-Bear Workshop® (NYSE: BBW), is celebrating the arrival of spring with its 2015 Easter Collection. The Easter line features an assortment of customizable furry friends with unique personalization options, from sounds to accessories.
Build-A-Bear's bunnies - starring Bright Blooms Bunny, Chocolate Bunny and Marshmallow Bunny - are available fully accessorized or custom-made with a variety of accessories, such as miniature Easter baskets, bouquets and even bunny ears headbands. These 16-inch furry friends start at $18 and can be further personalized with a Build-A-Sound® message, which guests can record in-store or over the phone.
For something more compact, but just as cute for Easter baskets, the Build-A-Bear Buddies™ line has ready-made options for quick pick-up in-store or online...

Business Owner And Boise Native Wins Kid To Kid Store Of The Month Award »

March 19, 2015 at 4:02AM PDT | Source: Kid to Kid

Boise, ID (PRWEB) March 19, 2015 - The Kid to Kid franchise proudly awarded its Store of the Month award for February to Bill Long, owner of Kid to Kid in Boise, ID for outstanding increases in sales, invoices and customer satisfaction.
The Boise Kid to Kid store was selected from over 100 franchisees across the country and in Europe to earn the Store of the Month award. “February was a tough month for all retailers with harsh weather across much of the country, but Bill and his team defied the odds, achieving a 27 percent increase in sales,” commented Shauna Sloan, founder of Kid to Kid.
“Running a successful franchise takes a strong team, and my manager, Wendy, keeps ours focused on the things that matter,” said Bill...

Sky Zone Introduces SkySlam Madness Slam Dunk Contest »

March 18, 2015 at 11:22AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone

Indoor Trampoline Park to Award $25,000 in Prizes
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 18, 2015 - Sky Zone Trampoline Park, creator of the world’s first all-walled trampoline playing courts, will host its inaugural SkySlam Madness tournament-style slam dunk competition. For those looking for a spirited challenge, guests at participating Sky Zones across three countries who are 13 and older can film their ultimate slam dunk at Sky Zone’s SkySlam court and upload their footage for a chance to win a grand prize of $10,000 and a one-year jump pass.
Starting March 17, guests who visit a Sky Zone location in the United States, Australia and Canada will have the opportunity to compete in the slam dunk competition to win one of the top four prizes that include $10,000 and a one-year jump pass; $5,000 and a six-month jump pass; $3,000 and a 3-month jump pass; and $1,000 and a one-month jump pass...

The Little Gym® And SeriousFun Children's Network Founded By Paul Newman Team Up On Philanthropic Initiative »

March 18, 2015 at 8:41AM PDT | Source: Little Gym

Partnership Launches The Little Gym Big Hearts Program Supporting Charities That Benefit Children
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - (Marketwired - Mar 18, 2015) - The Little Gym International and SeriousFun Children's Network are teaming up for a new initiative that will help send children facing serious illnesses to camp and provide opportunities for The Little Gym franchisees and employees to share their passion for helping others.
"The Little Gym Big Hearts" is the company's new signature, corporate campaign dedicated to helping children and families around the world. Its first partnership will be a global collaboration with SeriousFun Children's Network, founded by Paul Newman, which will support SeriousFun's growing community of camps and programs serving children with serious illnesses and their families...

Franchise Opportunities Growing In Philadelphia With Leading Preschool Company »

March 16, 2015 at 7:48AM PDT | Source: Primrose Schools

Primrose Schools® seeking entrepreneurs at the Franchise & Business Opportunities Show
ATLANTA (March 12, 2015) – Franchise opportunities are growing in the Philadelphia market with Primrose Schools®, a high-quality early education and care provider with more than 295 schools independently owned and operated coast-to-coast. The company, which experienced record geographic expansion last year, is seeking potential Franchise Owners in the Philadelphia area at the Franchise & Business Opportunities Show on March 21-22 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.
Last year, Primrose opened 19 new schools and awarded 45 franchise agreements, leading to a 13.5 percent increase in overall system revenue from 2013 to 2014...

Kinderdance Expands In Indiana »

March 12, 2015 at 10:39AM PDT | Source: Kinderdance
Kinderdance Opportunities Available

US Franchise Organization Brings Movement Education To Young Children Worldwide
March 12, 2015 // Franchising.com // Melbourne, FL - Kinderdance® International Inc, a leader in developmental dance, gymnastics and fitness programs for young children, continues to prove that movement programs standout as a highly popular children’s franchise. Kinderdance® International expands in Indiana awarding a Bronze franchise to Anita Gupta serving the children in the Hamilton and Boone County Indiana.
Anita Gupta’s life’s journey has taken her in many directions. Anita has an extensive education background in the medical field. Among her exceptional accomplishments she has earned her Master of Public Health from IUPUI, Indianapolis, Indiana, as a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator and a Board member for the Kumbhabhisekam Planning Committee (KPC) at the Hindu Temple of Central Indiana...

Kinderdance® Awards New Territory »

March 12, 2015 at 7:30AM PDT | Source: Kinderdance
Kinderdance Opportunities Available

US Franchise Organization Brings Movement Education To Young Children Worldwide
March 12, 2015 // Franchising.com // Melbourne, FL - Kinderdance® International Inc, a leader in developmental dance, gymnastics and fitness programs for young children, continues to prove that movement programs standout as a highly popular children’s franchise. Kinderdance® International keeps growing with a strong start to 2015 awarding a Silver level franchise to Jynaya Joiner “JJ” serving the children in the Washington DC area.
Jynaya Joiner “JJ” is a graduate of Howard University earning a BBA in accounting along with a MBA. Jynaya has practiced both public and private accounting for several companies over fifteen years...

Helen Doron Radio Team Hits The Road In Europe »

March 12, 2015 at 6:59AM PDT | Source: Helen Doron Group, The

March 12, 2015 // Franchising.com // Helen Doron Radio celebrity Richard Freedman will be broadcasting in Helen Doron Teen English learning centres throughout Hungary and Slovakia, with Marilyn Glazier joining the road trip in Zagreb, Croatia - topped off by the grand finale in Dubrovnik.
Helen Doron Radio, the only online English as a second/foreign language (ESL/EFL) radio station for teens, will be meeting teen students and interviewing them, giving them the opportunity to be heard live on the internet radio throughout the world. These meetings will take place in established Helen Doron Teen English learning centres throughout Hungary, Slovakia and Croatia as follows: March 16th in Bratislava, Slovakia; Tuesday 17th March in Poprad, Slovakia; Wednesday 18th March in Tatabanya, Hungary; Thursday March 19th and Friday March 20th in Budapest, Hungary; Monday 23rd March in Zagreb, Croatia; Tuesday 24th March in Zadar, Croatia and Wednesday 25th March in Dubrovnik, Croatia...

Charlotte Area Monkey Joe’s Spring Break Staycation »

March 12, 2015 at 5:32AM PDT | Source: Monkey Joe's

March 12, 2015 // Franchising.com // Planning a spring break staycation in the Charlotte area? Add a visit to Monkey Joe’s to your staycation plans. Monkey Joe’s is a destination that caters to both children and parents. Inside each Monkey Joe’s are wall to wall inflatables with indoor jumps, slides, and obstacle courses. There’s a main play area and even a separate Mini Monkey Zone for toddlers. Visit any of the locations in Pineville, Matthews, Gastonia, or on University City Blvd. for the week of April 3rd through the 10th and you can save on your admission for the entire week with a Staycation special discount VIP Pass.
Typically admission is $9.99 per day during the week and $10.99 per day on the weekends...



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