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Computer Troubleshooters Welcomes New Technology Franchisee To The Australian Team »

October 20, 2014 at 4:58AM PDT | Source: Computer Troubleshooters

Abhijeet Kulkarni of Canberra joins Computer Troubleshooters' Australian team of franchise owners who provide onsite computer services and IT solutions to small and medium-sized businesses and residential users.
Independence, OH - October 18, 2014 - (PR.com) - Computer Troubleshooters is pleased to welcome Abhijeet Kulkarni to the network in Australia. Kulkarni's new venture is located in Tuggeranong in the south of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. He joins Computer Troubleshooters' team of international franchise owners who provide onsite computer services and IT solutions to small and medium-sized businesses and residential users.
Abhijeet Kulkarni, known as AK, has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Advanced Computing...

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...

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...

Top TeamLogic IT Franchisee Expands Market Presence »

October 14, 2014 at 7:19AM PDT | Source: TeamLogic IT

Owner of Newtown, PA location buys 5 additional franchises in Eastern Pennsylvania
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. - October 13, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Stewart and Nancy Paul, owners of a TeamLogic IT franchise in Newtown, PA, will establish five additional TeamLogic IT franchises over the next five years. Expanding their market presence in Bucks County and metro Philadelphia allows them to meet the technology needs of their strong and growing client base.
"We are extremely pleased with our results and the support we have received from TeamLogic IT Corporate. TeamLogic IT systems allow us to provide a level of service second to none in the industry. This allows us to achieve our goal of turning our clients into fans."
Stewart and Nancy Paul's TeamLogic IT Headquarters in Newtown, PA is one of the franchise brand's top 5 highest revenue-producing businesses in the network...

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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Cartridge World Launches ESPN Radio Campaign »

October 09, 2014 at 5:39AM PDT | Source: Cartridge World

Advertising Campaign Targets Business Owners
SPRING GROVE, Ill. - October 09, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The Mike & Mike Show is ESPN Radio's top-rated sports talk program. Cartridge World's new ad campaign on the ESPN program reaches 99 million homes, and is aimed at targeting a focused audience segment. During this campaign, Cartridge World is targeting small business owners and business professionals who are looking for office printing solutions.
The launch of the campaign, which advises small businesses there are local alternatives to the office superstore, comes in the wake of Staples, OfficeMax and Office Depot announcing the closure of 625 stores. With 500 U.S. and Canadian stores, Cartridge World is carving a new niche as the only international franchise that provides full-service office printing solutions for small businesses...

Liberty Tax Service Increases And Extends The Terms Of Its Revolving Credit Facility »

October 08, 2014 at 4:32AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Oct 7, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX), parent company of Liberty Tax Service announced today that it has amended its revolving credit facility ("Facility") with its lenders to increase the Facility from $143 million to $204 million, to extend the maturity of the Facility, and to increase the maximum commitments of the Facility to $275 million (assuming the future use of an accordion feature).
"These amendments show the support of our lenders in providing credit to Liberty Tax Service and its subsidiaries, and demonstrate the market's continued confidence in our business," stated John Hewitt, CEO. "This increase and extension provide us with an additional source of capital which we can use to support our franchisees and grow our business...

Liberty Tax And CEO John Hewitt Named 2014 Small Business Influencers »

October 07, 2014 at 4:56AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Oct 6, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) - Liberty Tax Service and its Founder and CEO John T. Hewitt have been named 2014 Small Business Influencers by Small Business Trends and SmallBizTechnology.com.
The honor is not the first for Hewitt, who was recognized as a Top 100 Influencer Champion for his ongoing commitment to identifying and developing small business owners. He was also recognized for this honor in 2011. The Top 100 Influencer Champions initially are identified during a social media campaign that includes members of the small business community. Those who receive the most votes are then judged by a panel of small business experts that chooses the Top 100.
Both Hewitt and Liberty Tax earlier this year were recognized as Top 5 Community Choice Honorees in the social media campaign conducted by Small Business Trends, an online publication, and SmallBizTechnology...

Valpak Print And Digital Expands In Connecticut »

October 07, 2014 at 4:27AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Local Entrepreneurs Add New Territories in Greater Hartford and the Connecticut Shoreline
October 06, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL - Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced that partners Mark McWhirter and Patrick Blois have expanded their existing Valpak business, which they've owned since 2008, to include brand new territories in Hartford and the Connecticut Shoreline. McWhirter and Blois currently mail Valpak's signature blue envelope to residents in Hartford, Wyndham, Tolland and Middlesex, and recently added New London and the coastal portion of New Haven Country. With this new expanded territory, they will eventually mail to 60,000 additional homes.
"Expanding our territory was always something we aimed for," said Blois, Valpak of Hartford and Connecticut Shoreline franchisee, who partnered with McWhirter in 2005...

Computer Troubleshooters Welcome Three New Technology Franchisees To The United Kingdom Team »

October 02, 2014 at 8:11AM PDT | Source: Computer Troubleshooters

October 02, 2014 // Franchising.com // Computer Troubleshooters is delighted to welcome Mudassar Choudhary, Bob Singh and Andrew Wozniak to our network in the United Kingdom. Choudhary, Singh and Wozniak join Computer Troubleshooters' team of international franchise owners who provide onsite computer services and IT solutions to small and medium-sized businesses and residential users. The three franchisees recently completed their new owner training in London and are eagerly preparing to open their new businesses.
Mudassar Choudhary will be providing technical services in London's Redbridge area that includes the financial heart of Docklands. He has more than 12 years of IT support and customer service experience. He has worked for Thomson Reuters, Emirates Airlines, Keoghs Solicitors and England's National Health Service during his career...

Jim Willis Attains Independence With Educational Franchise »

October 01, 2014 at 9:20AM PDT | Source: Mathnasium Learning Centers

As Kids Go Back to School, Mathnasium of Richardson Opens for Business
Richardson, Texas (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 - After 25 years in the global telecommunications industry, Jim Willis realized that his current career path wasn’t going to allow him to achieve the personal and professional goals he had set out for himself. He knew a change had to be made and began searching for other business prospects.
"I started investigating opportunities to invest in a local business that would allow me to achieve my goals and do something I really enjoyed, all while giving back to my local community," Willis said. When the Mathnasium franchise entered the picture, he knew he had found his answer.
Mathnasium is a math-only learning center that allows pre-K to 12th-grade students to catch up, keep up and excel in mathematics...

Valpak® Announces New Franchisee In Acadiana, Louisiana »

September 30, 2014 at 5:13AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Local Entrepreneur and First-Time Franchisee Brings Savings to Businesses and Residents
September 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL  - Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that Tana Moss has acquired the Valpak of Acadiana, La., territory. While new to the Valpak family, Moss comes to Valpak with 18 years of sales experience. With this territory, she will mail Valpak’s signature blue envelope to nearly 160,000 homes in the Lafayette and Iberia parishes. Several additional parishes totaling 40,000 homes will be added to the roster in the coming months.
"I am thrilled to join the Valpak network and look forward to using my sales and management experience to offer Acadiana businesses advertising and marketing solutions that help them realize growth," said Moss, Valpak of Acadiana franchisee...

Valpak® Crew Set To Volunteer At United Way Suncoast's 2014 Day Of Caring »

September 30, 2014 at 3:49AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

September 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL - Almost 80 employees from Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, will roll up their sleeves and participate in the United Way Suncoast's 2014 Day of Caring at PARC, Thursday, Oct. 2.
Employees will spend the day sprucing up this United Way partner agency, volunteering their time and muscles, to help beautify PARC by painting and landscaping, including weeding, trimming, mulching and cleaning out flower beds.
The 22nd annual Day of Caring will bring together thousands of volunteers in one day to help organizations to provide important community services across Tampa Bay in the five counties of Pinellas, Hillsborough, DeSoto, Sarasota and Manatee. Nearly 2,200 volunteers from more than 120 local companies will work on 170 projects at local social service agencies, schools and community organizations...

Valpak's Steube To Present At ISummit 2014 In Orlando »

September 25, 2014 at 9:06AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

September 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO - Fred Steube, Senior Director of Emerging Technology at Valpak and Cox Target Media, will present "Emerging Technology, Shiny Objects & the Future of Media," at iSummit 2014 being held Sept. 29-30 in Orlando. Steube will discuss how media companies are working to find which new emerging technology will resonate with consumers, including digital wallets, augmented reality and other new media channels. His presentation will also address how companies are responding to disruptive technology to remain competitive in an increasingly dynamic business environment.
iSummit brings together experts from leading brands who present and discuss topics that span all interactive media and Internet business models...

Valpak® Announces Expansion Plans In Little Rock, Arkansas »

September 25, 2014 at 6:50AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Leader in Local Print and Digital Coupons Seeks Entrepreneurs to Open New Territories
September 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL - Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today it is seeking to expand its presence in Little Rock, Arkansas. The couponing industry has seen steady growth over the past few years, and recent statistics show the number of consumers who regularly shop with coupons is at a record breaking 79.8%. With Valpak's suite of print and digital products, the company is poised to rapidly expand and is currently seeking entrepreneurs to invest in new franchise territories in Faulkner, Lonoke, Pulaski and Saline counties.
A leader in cooperative direct mail, Valpak mails over 20 billion coupons to more than 40 million demographically-targeted households per month in more than 100 markets in 45 states and four Canadian provinces...

Printing Operators Turn To FASTSIGNS® To Revive Business »

September 19, 2014 at 4:57AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

Leading Signage & Visual Graphics Franchisor Exhibits at Graph Expo 2014 to Share Success with Independent Owners through Company's Co-Brand Franchise Program
CARROLLTON, Texas - September 18, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - As the demands within the print industry continue to evolve, traditional print shop businesses must make adjustments to their business models in order to stay relevant. FASTSIGNS® International Inc. - the worldwide franchisor of more than 560 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers in eight countries - recognizes the challenges faced by independent owners and offers proven franchise programs to provide the necessary resources they need to diversify and grow their businesses.
"FASTSIGNS made the whole idea of new product opportunities and new solutions come alive for our current clients...

Valpak Print And Digital Expands In Atlantic County »

September 17, 2014 at 9:02AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Local Entrepreneur Adds New Territory in South New Jersey 
September 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL – Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that Bill Reichert has expanded his existing Valpak business to include brand new territories in Atlantic County, N.J. Reichert has owned Valpak of South Jersey successfully since 1986 and currently mails Valpak’s signature blue envelope to residents in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties, as well as part of Atlantic County. With this new expanded territory, he will now mail to 40,000 additional homes in Atlantic County.
"I am thrilled to be able to expand with Valpak, offering a suite of print and digital products to businesses and residents in Atlantic County," said Reichert, Valpak of South Jersey franchisee...

Take The Leap: 3 Effective Strategies For Eliminating Fear In Entrepreneurship »

September 16, 2014 at 3:53AM PDT | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

The Entrepreneur's Source®, a National Alternative Career Coaching Franchise, Offers Advice to Minimize the Common Barriers Prospective Entrepreneurs Face
September 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, Conn - Ten years ago when Mary Beth Gibson, founder and executive director of Beyond Boobs!, imagined where her life path would lead her, she never thought she would be a cancer survivor, business owner, or co-founder of a non-profit organization. Like many would-be entrepreneurs, Gibson was happy in her corporate position, hesitant to chase her entrepreneurial dream - until her circumstances inspired her to.
Before pursuing her career goal, Gibson needed to gain confidence in herself as an entrepreneur. She became a franchisee of The Entrepreneur's Source®, a national alternative career coaching franchise, and learned the ins-and-outs of business ownership...



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