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TeamLogic IT Franchise To Open 5 New Philadelphia Locations »

December 09, 2014 at 7:19AM PST | Source: TeamLogic IT

A Multi-Year Rollout Means That TeamLogic IT Owners Stewart and Nancy Paul Have the Northwest Suburban Philly Area Covered for Years to Come
MISSION VIEJO, CA - (Marketwired - Dec 9, 2014) - After three years of double-digit revenue growth, the owners of TeamLogic IT in Newtown, Pennsylvania, are gearing up to open one new location a year for the next five years.
It's an ambitious plan, but one that Stewart and Nancy Paul are comfortable with, given their success so far.
"The numbers speak for themselves," Stewart Paul says. "But you also have to have confidence in the leadership, and we definitely do. It's that combination that is behind this long-term investment. It's also fantastic how the franchisees interact, with multiple opportunities throughout the year to network and learn from each other...

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...

CMIT Solutions Launches Technology Revolution In Nebraska »

December 05, 2014 at 3:40AM PST | Source: CM IT Solutions

Local IT Expert Opens New Office to Enhance IT Services and Support for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses in West Omaha
December 05, 2014 // Franchising.com // OMAHA, Neb. – CMIT Solutions is launching a technology revolution in West Omaha.
The nation's leading provider of information technology (IT) services to the small and medium-sized business (SMB) community announced today the opening of a new office in West Omaha that will serve surrounding communities in the area. Local business owners and management now have a trusted IT service provider in town to provide flat rate, around-the-clock, maintenance and monitoring solutions.
"Small and medium-sized businesses throughout West Omaha that have felt the pain of productivity coming to a halt when their computers, networks, and servers fail them - or are simply unhappy with their current or former IT service provider - need look no further," said Puja Kandel, a local resident with over 10 years of IT experience...

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
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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...

Liberty Tax Service Has The Tools To Help Consumers Meet December 15 Health Insurance Deadline »

December 03, 2014 at 5:07AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
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December 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // Virginia Beach, VA – Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) - December 15 is the last day for enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace for coverage that begins on January 1, 2015. Liberty Tax Service has the tools that will help consumers weigh health insurance options, access coverage and meet the deadline.
At many Liberty Tax Service offices, individuals can receive, free of charge, Affordable Care Act (ACA) reviews and help with applying for exemptions. Health insurance agents are available for consultations at many Liberty locations. They can suggest health plans that best suit specific situations and assist in applying for Advance Premium Tax Credits that reduce an individual's out-of-pocket cost for insurance coverage...

First-Time Franchisees Assume Ownership Of Hawaii Valpak Territory »

December 03, 2014 at 4:04AM PST | Source: Valpak
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Local Entrepreneurs Bring Savings to Businesses and Residents in The Aloha State 
December 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL - Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that Mark Weisbrod and Kala Kos have acquired the existing Valpak of Hawaii territory. With this territory, Valpak’s signature blue envelope will now mail to nearly 220,000 households on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
"Kala and I are thrilled to be joining the Valpak team, as we’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit," said Weisbrod, Valpak of Hawaii franchisee. "After learning about Valpak’s suite of digital and print products, I knew this was the perfect opportunity for us. We look forward to partnering with local businesses to help them grow their business, and serving the community by offering consumers savings through Valpak...

Friendly's Offers Five-Cent Cones To Celebrate Co-Founder Prestley Blake's 100th Birthday »

November 26, 2014 at 6:29AM PST | Source: Friendly Computers

Enjoy Five-Cent Ice Cream Cones at Friendly's on Friday, November 28th!
November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com //
What: In celebration of Friendly's Co-Founder, Prestley Blake's 100th birthday, Friendly's is offering five-cent ice cream cones on Friday, November 28th from 2:00pm to close at several of its Springfield-area restaurants.
Prestley Blake, and younger brother Curtis Blake, opened their first "Friendly" neighborhood ice cream shop in 1935 and offered customers double-dip cones for five cents. The brothers named the business "Friendly" with the intent of creating a warm, caring and family environment. The iconic brand now offers homemade ice cream, signature sandwiches and burgers at over 300 Friendly's locations, while still maintaining its family-friendly values...

Battery Giant Graduates New Franchisees »

November 25, 2014 at 6:47AM PST | Source: Battery Giant

November 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // Battery Giant is proud to announce the graduation of four new store owners from their Battery Giant University Franchisee Training program. The commencement ceremony, held on November 14, 2014, included Freddy Fernandez from Orlando, FL, Jim Treitman from Denver, CO and TJ Pomierski and Todd Kainrath from Naperville, IL.
"We have found that finding the right partners to represent our growing brand is the key to long term success," states Battery Giant President Greg Danziger. "Jim Treitman and Freddy Fernandez bring their strong entrepreneurial experience to Battery Giant, and will be the first franchisees to break ground in their respective Colorado and Florida areas."
Battery Giant's fifth location in the Western Chicagoland region will be unveiled with a store location in the key Midwestern hub of Naperville, IL...

'Tis The Season For Savings At Valpak »

November 24, 2014 at 7:42AM PST | Source: Valpak
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Shoppers have new ways to save time and money 
November 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL - The most cherished holiday traditions start with giving to others: time, food and traditional gift exchanges.
Valpak makes it easy to enjoy those traditions and make the season more enjoyable by offering holiday shopping coupons and online promo codes that save time and money while getting ready for the holidays.
Check out this infographic to find coupons from local restaurants and home service companies while entertaining guests, traveling with family or sprucing up the house for visitors.
Valpak offers smart shoppers many ways to save with coupons to help save stress and cash this holiday: with the traditional Blue Envelope, online discounts and the Valpak smartphone app...

Liberty Tax Service To Report Second Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results On December 8, 2014 »

November 21, 2014 at 6:34AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Nov 21, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today that it will report its earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 before the market opens on Monday, December 8, 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 38821048, 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.libertytax.com, under the "About Liberty Tax" tab.
A telephonic replay of the call will be available beginning shortly after the call continuing until Monday, December 15, 2014, by dialing 855-859-2056 (domestic) or 404-537-3406 (international)...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Expands Service With New Franchise Store In South Asheville, NC »

November 21, 2014 at 5:35AM PST | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Chris Phillips is congratulated on the opening of his newest franchise, CPR Cell Phone Repair of South Asheville.
Independence, OH - November 21, 2014 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the fastest growing wireless technology franchise network in the United States, is pleased to announce the recent opening of a new store in the greater Asheville area. Chris Phillips is congratulated on the opening of his newest franchise, CPR Cell Phone Repair of South Asheville.
Phillips is an experienced CPR Cell Phone Repair franchise owner. He is the current owner and operator of three CPR stores located in Chesterfield, Brentwood and Wentzville, MO. Phillips' proven track record of success will benefit his latest CPR franchise that will serve the community of South Asheville...

Cartridge World Ranks As One Of Top Franchises For Veterans »

November 20, 2014 at 4:35AM PST | Source: Cartridge World

Entrepreneur Magazine Recognizes International Franchisor on Annual List
SPRING GROVE, Ill. - November 20, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - This month, one of the world's leading retailers of printing services and supplies was recognized for more than helping customers save money. Cartridge World was just named to Entrepreneur Magazine's list of America's Top Franchises for Veterans in 2014. The local home and office printing experts were listed at No. 59 in the country.
Franchises ranked in the November issue were evaluated and listed based on their incentives for veterans. Cartridge World has been well-known for offering numerous benefits and discounts for current and retired members of the military ranging from customers to franchisees...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Now Offers Services At Computer Troubleshooters Store In Fond Du Lac, WI »

November 19, 2014 at 4:48AM PST | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Computer Troubleshooters franchise owners, Kim and Tony Weinberger, are warmly welcomed to the rapidly growing network as they begin offering CPR's service through their Computer Troubleshooters location in Fond du Lac.
Independence, OH - November 19, 2014 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the fastest growing wireless technology franchise network in the United States, is pleased to announce the recent opening of a new store in Fond du Lac, WI. Computer Troubleshooters franchise owners, Kim and Tony Weinberger, are warmly welcomed to the rapidly growing network as they begin offering CPR's service through their Computer Troubleshooters location in Fond du Lac.
Kim and Tony Weinberger have successfully owned and operated a Computer Troubleshooters franchise office in Fond du Lac and Dodge County for over 11 years...

TeamLogic IT Franchise Launches New Website To Increase Leads For Franchise Owners »

November 18, 2014 at 8:53AM PST | Source: TeamLogic IT

New Website Boosts SEO, Drives Potential Customers to TeamLogic IT Franchise Owners
MISSION VIEJO, CA - (Marketwired - Nov 18, 2014) - TeamLogic IT franchise owners point to the backing they get from its corporate offices as a major driver for their success. Now they have another tool to use, thanks to an overhauled and upgraded website at www.teamlogicit.com.
The new site, which launched in September, represents the kind of time and attention that TeamLogic IT franchise owners give to their clients, says Chuck Lennon, president.
"We put a huge amount of time and effort into the new site because we continue to learn a great deal about what drives businesses to outsource their IT operations, and we wanted to incorporate that information into our new website," Lennon said...

Cartridge World Attracts Former Retail Managers »

November 18, 2014 at 4:50AM PST | Source: Cartridge World

Big Box Store Closings Create Job Opportunities for Entrepreneurs
SPRING GROVE, Ill. - November 18, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - As major office supply retailers such as Staples, Office Depot and OfficeMax announce the closing of hundreds of stores around the nation, former managers of these locations are finding new, greener pastures in the office product industry. Cartridge World, the world's leading retailer of eco-friendly printer cartridges and printing solutions, is providing office supply professionals an opportunity to stay in the industry - and become their own boss.
The international franchisor, with 1,200 global stores in 50 countries, has seen a surge in interest from those looking to operate their own Cartridge World business...

Battery Giant Takes Charge In East Lansing »

November 14, 2014 at 9:36AM PST | Source: Battery Giant

East Lansing, MI (PRWEB) November 14, 2014 - Battery Giant is opening the door to the future for store owners Bob and Fonda Cavin as well as the local East Lansing and the Greater Lansing community with a ribbon cutting ceremony beginning at 11:00 a.m. on November 21, 2014.
The Battery Giant location at 1306 Michigan Avenue in the Gillespie Group’s Midtown Complex marks the 23rd franchise and sixth regional location for the Michigan-based battery company.
"We have always had the dream of owning our own business," shared store owners Bob and Fonda Cavin. "We discovered Battery Giant, and they discovered us, turning our dream into a reality. We are now taking charge of our own future, serving the East Lansing and Greater Lansing population as their battery experts...

TeamLogic IT Adds Record Number Of New Franchises »

November 11, 2014 at 10:57AM PST | Source: TeamLogic IT

Leading Technology Franchise adds 7 Businesses
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. - November 11, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - TeamLogic IT, a network of managed IT service providers, recently added seven new businesses to their nationwide franchise. New locations include: Frederick, MD; West Palm Beach, FL; Fort Meyers, FL; Knoxville, TN; Arcadia, CA, Fort Worth, TX; and, San Juan, Puerto Rico. All but one of the locations will be opened by year-end.
Chuck Lennon, TeamLogic IT's president, stated, "We are definitely on the fast track to significantly growing our franchise in 2015 and beyond. As a network, our existing franchisees are realizing 32% annual sales growth due to the great need for managed IT services by companies of all sizes."
Patrick Spaan, the company's director of franchise development, added, "Our strong brand, recurring revenue model and focus on customer service is attracting business owners from a variety of backgrounds, not just technology...

Liberty Tax Service Creates New, Hispanic-Focused Brand – SiempreTax+ »

November 07, 2014 at 10:07AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

Company's goal is to better serve one of America's fastest-growing ethnic groups.
November 07, 2014 // Franchising.com // Virginia Beach, VA – Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today the launch of SiempreTax+, a national tax preparation brand focused on the unique and diverse needs of the Hispanic community.
SiempreTax+ is an independent brand under the Liberty Tax umbrella. Siempre means "always" and conveys the brand's customer service values – always accurate, open year-round, and always there for customers. Siempre will provide tax preparation plus a wide array of services and solutions for Spanish-speaking customers in the language they prefer – English or Spanish...

Liberty Tax Service Offices To Open Early This Tax Season »

November 07, 2014 at 8:40AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

The goal is to help clients understand tax implications of Affordable Care Act.
November 07, 2014 // Franchising.com // Virginia Beach, VA – In an effort to help Americans understand the tax implications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and to offer health insurance enrollment assistance, Liberty Tax Service (NASDAQ: TAX) and its franchisees will open many of their offices across the country on November 15.
The 2014 Tax Year is the first in which Americans and legal residents in the country will be required to show proof of health insurance coverage as part of their income tax return. According to IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen, the implementation of the ACA, along with other factors, could make 2015 one of the most complicated tax seasons in a long time...

Former Google Employee Brings Valpak® Print And Digital To Silicon Valley »

November 06, 2014 at 11:48AM PST | Source: Valpak
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Local Husband and Wife Team Expand Reach for Businesses and Consumers 
November 06, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL - Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that husband and wife team, Damian and Jami Vest, have acquired the existing Valpak business in San Jose and expanded it to become Valpak of Silicon Valley. The Santa Clara County territory includes the cities of San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Sunnyvale and Santa Clara. The entrepreneurs now mail Valpak's signature blue envelope to 310,000 homes per month.
Damian Vest brings extensive sales and business development experience to his first franchise venture. Vest spent three years working for Google as a business development and strategic partner manager...



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