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CPR Cell Phone Repair Continues Expansion With A New Franchise Store Located In Macedonia, OH »

May 22, 2015 at 5:12AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

CPR Cell Phone Repair, the largest and fastest growing retail mobile device repair franchise network in North America, is pleased to announce the opening of a new store located in Macedonia, OH.
Independence, OH - May 22, 2015 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the largest and fastest growing retail mobile device repair franchise network in North America, is pleased to announce the opening of a new store located in Macedonia, OH. Tony Sexton is warmly welcomed to CPR’s rapidly expanding network with the opening of his new franchise store.
Sexton said, “Prior to opening my CPR franchise, I was involved in the golf industry for a number of years. After working in various locations around the country, I’m delighted to be back with my family in the Cleveland area...

TeamLogic IT Growth Explodes In Q1 »

May 22, 2015 at 4:47AM PDT | Source: TeamLogic IT

Record Number of New Franchises Added
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. - May 21, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - TeamLogic IT, a national provider of comprehensive managed IT services for businesses, reports strong franchise growth in the first quarter of 2015. With nearly 70 locations in North America, the company added a record number of franchise locations in Q1, 2015 and is expected to reach 100 by year-end.
“For a franchise company to be successful, you need to grow in two areas: growth of the network by adding new locations and revenue growth of your existing franchisees. We hit it out of the ballpark in both of these areas. Our franchise has experienced double digit growth for the last three years,” said TeamLogic IT President, Chuck Lennon...

Valpak Begins 2015 With Strong Q1 Franchise Growth »

May 21, 2015 at 4:26AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Leader in Local Print and Digital Coupons Signs Seven New Franchise Agreements in 2015 on the Heels of Signing 14 Agreements in 2014 with New and Existing Franchisees
May 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Following a successful 2014, Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that the brand is off to a strong start in 2015, signing seven new franchise agreements with new and existing franchisees. Valpak continues to grow its footprint across the United States with new franchisees this year in Central Alabama, Kansas City, North Orange County, Calif., Maryland and Virginia.
Valpak's new franchisees this year and last year join the company with diverse backgrounds in sales, marketing and strategic development, including a former Google employee, restaurant owner and publisher...

Top Performing TeamLogic IT Expands Market Presence »

May 20, 2015 at 3:52AM PDT | Source: TeamLogic IT

Adds Four More Locations in Northeastern Massachusetts
May 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // MISSION VIEJO, Calif. - Jim Hackett and Andy Hackett, owners of TeamLogic IT franchises in Woburn and Andover, MA have expanded their market presence by adding four more franchise locations in Waltham, Cambridge, Burlington, and Newburyport. Expanding their managed IT services business in Essex and Middlesex Counties allows them to meet the technology needs of their strong and growing client base.
The Hackett’s TeamLogic IT Headquarters in Woburn is the top revenue-producing business in the franchise network of nearly 70 locations across North America. They have consistently grown their business each year since opening in 2007. Their franchise has received numerous awards including Franchise of the Month, Top Volume Award, Technician of the Year Award, and they were the company’s Franchisee of the Year in 2012...

Experienced Entrepreneurs Purchase Valpak Of North Orange County »

May 19, 2015 at 11:44AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Franchisee Team Brings Savings to Businesses and Residents in the Region 
May 19, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today Mike Paul and Larry Delaney have assumed ownership of Valpak’s North Orange County, Calif., territory, formerly part of the larger Orange County territory. Under new ownership, the Valpak signature blue envelope started mailing to nearly 300,000 households in North Orange County earlier this year.
"I've been an advocate of Valpak's business model for the past 20 years because of the constant support and corporate accessibility given to franchisees," said Mike Paul, Valpak of North Orange County franchisee. "I saw the opportunity to grow Valpak’s presence in the northern part of the region, and after purchasing a region of the existing Orange Country territory, my business partner Larry Delaney and I now own this new territory...

Cartridge World Re-Opens At One World Trade Center »

May 19, 2015 at 4:47AM PDT | Source: Cartridge World

Global Printing Solutions Company is First Pre-9/11 Business Tenant to Return to Manhattan Landmark
MCHENRY, Ill. - May 19, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Cartridge World, the world’s leading franchisor in the office supply industry, once again is operating business out of One World Trade Center. On May 1, Greg Carafello, Master Franchisee for the global retailer and 9/11 survivor, became the first 9/11 business tenant to reopen his office in one of the most celebrated buildings in the country.
“The office superstores sell printing products. Cartridge World is one-stop-shop to help businesses find the right printing solutions. This includes everything from installing and maintaining printers to delivering cartridges and supplies...

TeamLogic IT Redefines Industry Role As Technology Advisor To Small Businesses »

May 18, 2015 at 9:53AM PDT | Source: TeamLogic IT

Acting as a Trusted Partner vs. Just a Vendor of "Break-Fix" Services Sets Company Apart in Growing IT Services and Support Industry Sector
MISSION VIEJO, CA - (Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - When TeamLogic IT added "Your Technology Advisor" to its logo recently, it wasn't just to highlight what the company does so well. It was meant to differentiate TeamLogic IT from the "break-fix" vendors crowding the IT arena.
"A lot of thought went into that, even though it's just a few words," said Chuck Lennon, TeamLogic IT President. "We wanted to start talking about what distinguishes us in the marketplace. For TeamLogic IT, that's the fact that we provide guidance, as well as excellent service, to our customers."
TeamLogic IT franchise owners, as well as their customers, report that the technology advisor relationship means a much deeper bond than most vendors achieve with their clients...

A New Workforce: Why Franchising Is A Great Fit For Millennials »

May 14, 2015 at 3:47AM PDT | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

The Entrepreneur’s Source shares reasons millennials should consider franchising; hosts “Start A Business Weekend” virtual franchise expo May 14-16
May 14, 2015 // Franchising.com // Southbury, CT – As the millennial generation is on track to become the largest generation in the workforce, today’s graduates face a hypercompetitive, oversaturated job landscape while also carrying record-high student loan debt. Considering the unique benefits that franchising allows and the differing expectations of this upcoming generation, The Entrepreneur’s Source – the nation’s leading alternative career coaching company – offers reasons why franchising is a good alternative career route for millennials:

Flexibility: Work-life balance is more important to the upcoming generation of working Americans than ever before...

WSI Adds Load Forecasts To WSI Trader »

May 08, 2015 at 7:12AM PDT | Source: WSI International

Leading Decision-Support Tool for Energy Traders Upgraded With the Integration of Analytics for PJM Market
May 08, 2015 // Franchising.com // ANDOVER, Mass. – WSI, the professional division of The Weather Company, has announced the integration of a Load Forecasts into WSI Trader, providing decision support to energy traders based on the industry’s most advanced weather science. The product will initially support the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Maryland Interconnection (PJM), the world’s largest competitive wholesale electricity market. WSI Trader Load Forecasts provides traders with load forecasts updated hourly based on the company’s industry-leading proprietary weather forecasting technology, which provides 4km spatial resolution around the globe...

NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Set For May 9 »

May 07, 2015 at 6:39AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Valpak® includes promotion on 36 million Blue Envelopes to increase food donations.
May 07, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL - To bring awareness to the country’s largest single day food drive, Valpak® will feature the Stamp Out Hunger food drive sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers on 36 million blue envelopes this month, reminding consumers to donate non-perishable food items to help support families that need assistance.
The food drive will be held Saturday, May 9, with letter carriers throughout the nation once again picking up bags of donated food from the communities they serve.
“Letter carriers are in the neighborhoods every day and they see the families, children and senior citizens that need help,” said Michael Vivio, president of Cox Target Media and Valpak...

FASTSIGNS® Marks The Start Of National Small Business Week By Sharing Holiday Wine Cellar Visual Graphic Success Story »

May 05, 2015 at 9:38AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS

CARROLLTON, Texas - May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - In honor of National Small Business Week, May 4-8, FASTSIGNS® is sharing a successful visual communications makeover for a small business. Family-owned since 1965, Holiday Wine Cellar evolved their business by selling at their retail location and online, but their branding remained unchanged.
FASTSIGNS transformed the previous Old English-style logo into a modern representation of the company in time for Holiday Wine Cellar's 50th anniversary celebration. The new logo utilizes some of the original logo's graphic elements to honor the company's history, but more effectively visually communicates their expanded offering of fine wines, craft beer and spirits.
"It is important for companies of all sizes and in all industries to present a consistent brand message, regardless of the marketing medium," explained Drue Townsend, Senior VP of Marketing for FASTSIGNS International, Inc...

Liberty Tax Service Reports U.S. Tax Results Through April 17th »

May 01, 2015 at 5:06AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired) - April 30, 2015 - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) (the "Company"), parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today that for the 2015 tax season, from January 1 through April 17, the Company and its franchisees increased the number of returns prepared in its offices by .6%. For the fiscal year to date, the Company reported an increase in returns prepared of 1% compared to the prior year.
"The 2015 tax season was disappointing," said John Hewitt, Chairman and CEO. "The complication and confusion around the Affordable Care Act (ACA) did not drive the shift to paid preparers or the level of price increase that we were expecting this year, and in fact might have actually reduced overall return counts for the industry...

FASTSIGNS® Offers IDEAlliance G7 Certification Training To Franchise Partners »

April 30, 2015 at 7:52AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS

Leading Franchisor for Sign, Graphic and Visual Communications Uses IDEAlliance Training Program for Certification in Color Management and Control
April 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – Catering to the business community’s need for consistent and recognizable company branding, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. recently hosted G7® Certification training at the company’s headquarters in Carrolton, Texas for FASTSIGNS® franchisees and team members to potentially become G7 Experts.
The G7 Certification, operated globally by the not-for-profit trade association IDEAlliance, is an internationally recognized methodology by which print shops calibrate gray balance to achieve a neutral gray, ensuring that all other colors will appear accurate to the human eye...

Cellairis On-Site Mobile Device Repair Services Open Inside Orlando Walmart »

April 30, 2015 at 6:23AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

The most recent opening of Cellairis in Walmart at 2500 South Kirkman Road in Orlando, FL 32811 provides customers with a convenient and affordable way to have their cell phone, tablet or computer repaired while they shop. Cellairis offers a full range of repairs on the latest iPhone, iPad and Samsung Galaxy models.
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) April 30, 2015 - Cellairis is recognized as a leading, worldwide mobile device and computer repair franchise, with a reputation for providing a fast turnaround and competitive prices on repairs for iPhones, iPads and Samsung Galaxy devices. Their certified technicians are trained and equipped to handle cracked screen repair, battery replacement and water damage. Cellairis uses premium, quality-tested parts and they include a strong warranty on all repair services and parts...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Announces Master Franchise Agreement In Kuwait  »

April 30, 2015 at 5:34AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Will Begin Expansion of Services Throughout the Middle East
Independence, OH - April 30, 2015 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the largest and fastest growing retail mobile device repair franchise network in North America, is pleased to announce a new master franchise agreement in Kuwait. The master franchise agreement establishes a plan to introduce CPR’s highly successful franchise system to the Middle East, one of the world’s largest markets for mobile devices.
Several high-level executives associated with the Kuwaiti telecommunications industry have entered into a master franchise agreement with CPR Cell Phone Repair. The agreement establishes a multi-year plan that will introduce CPR’s franchising system to the Middle East market...

Cartridge World Offers Bundled Printing Services »

April 30, 2015 at 4:26AM PDT | Source: Cartridge World

Small Businesses Rethink Their Ink
MCHENRY, Ill. - April 30, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Businesses need to print. Depending on the size of the organization, businesses print hundreds to thousands of pages per week. This is where advice from Cartridge World pays off. With a free 15-minute audit, Cartridge World can help identify the right printers, supplies and service for any business, and demonstrate how the right products will reduce their printing costs. Cartridge World says a small business can save $1,000 or more on printing annually.
Cartridge World is a nationwide provider of printing products and services, with nearly 500 locations across the country. Supporting National Small Business Week (May 4-8, 2015), Cartridge World is offering a free print audit throughout May to help local businesses “rethink their ink...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Opens A New Mobile Device Repair Franchise Store In Centennial, CO »

April 29, 2015 at 4:26AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Independence, OH - April 29, 2015 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the largest and fastest growing retail mobile device repair franchise network in North America, is pleased to announce the opening of a new store located in Centennial, CO. CPR congratulates Lance and Minette LaBauve on the opening of their second franchise store in CPR’s rapidly expanding network.
Lance LaBauve said, “We joined the CPR team in 2013 when we opened our first franchise store in Littleton, CO. We are delighted to announce that we have just opened our second CPR store located in nearby Centennial. My background includes 30 years of experience in telecommunications, cellular and wireless development with Bell Northern Research, Northern Telecom and Qwest Communications...

TeamLogic IT Franchises Defend Customers From Scams, Viruses »

April 29, 2015 at 4:08AM PDT | Source: TeamLogic IT

Ransomware and Other 'Trojan Horses' Can Stop a Business in Its Tracks and Cost Thousands of Dollars to Fix -- but TeamLogic IT Can Prevent That
MISSION VIEJO, CA - (Marketwired - Apr 28, 2015) - It all starts with opening what looks like a harmless email. The content, however, isn't spam; that email contains a vicious ransomware program that a TeamLogic IT franchise technician or owner might have been able to prevent from taking hold with some simple warnings.
Here's how it works: Malicious code is embedded in what looks like an official email. Once that file is opened, however, this outside software rapidly works its way from the email program into the company's entire IT system, which it then shuts down until a ransom is paid...

CMIT Solutions Celebrates Outstanding Franchise Achievements At 2015 Annual Convention »

April 28, 2015 at 9:38AM PDT | Source: CMIT Solutions

Franchisees, Local Market Team Members, and Corporate Leadership Collaborate to Reinforce Company’s Position Atop the Information Technology Industry
April 28, 2015 // Franchising.com // AUSTIN, Texas – CMIT Solutions franchise partners took their business to new heights this past week as the company brought owners and home office leadership together for its annual convention and awards ceremony. The three-day event was held from Tuesday, April 14th through Thursday, April 16th in Park City, Utah.
“There’s nothing like bringing CMIT Solutions franchise partners together,” said Jeff Connally, president and CEO of CMIT Solutions. “We have a remarkable group of franchise partners in our system that continue to drive the growth and success of our company...

Valpak® At Forefront Of Technology; Launches Coupon App For New Apple Watch™ To Help Consumers #WatchforSavings »

April 23, 2015 at 3:48AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

April 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Leading the way in technology, Valpak® announces its new coupon app will be available for download for the Apple Watch™, making it one of the first coupon companies to offer savings for the new device, and making it easier than ever for consumers to get savings right in their neighborhoods.
“We’ve always been right there for consumers, finding the great offers on shops and services in their neighborhoods. Now we make getting those savings easier than ever,” said Michael Vivio, president of Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, Inc., and Cox Target Media, Inc.
“At Valpak, our commitment to consumers is to give them what they want when they want it...



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