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TeamLogic IT Named Top Technology Franchise By Franchise Business Review »

July 22, 2014 at 6:15AM PDT | Source: TeamLogic IT

TeamLogic IT Technology Franchise Heads List for Third Year in a Row
MISSION VIEJO, CA - (Marketwired - Jul 22, 2014) - TeamLogic IT has been named the top technology franchise by Franchise Business Review for the third straight year. TeamLogic IT also made the magazine's overall list of the Top 50 franchise opportunities.
Franchise Business Review rates franchise systems based on franchisee satisfaction, and it studies training and support, operations, financial opportunity and franchisor/franchisee relations.
As Franchise Business Review explains on its site, "for the prospective franchise buyer, investing in a franchise is one of the most significant investments and life-changing events they will ever experience. There are many factors to consider before buying a franchise, and chief among those factors is satisfaction levels of current franchisees...

Computer Troubleshooters Opens New Office In Kirkland, WA »

July 17, 2014 at 6:14AM PDT | Source: Computer Troubleshooters

Independence, OH - July 17, 2014 - (PR.com) - Computer Troubleshooters is delighted to welcome Peter Bate to their network. Bate joins Computer Troubleshooters’ international network of franchise owners who provide onsite computer services and IT solution to small and medium-sized businesses and residential users. He will be providing IT services to business and residential clients in the Seattle area communities surrounding Kirkland, WA.
Bate brings 25 years of IT experience to his new venture with Computer Troubleshooters. He spent the last 14 years at Microsoft gaining extensive experience in software development, lab management and virtualization. Bate has lived in the Seattle region for over 30 years and is looking forward to growing his IT franchise business in Kirkland...

Experienced Entrepreneur And Publisher Assumes Ownership Of Valpak Of Southeast Wisconsin »

July 16, 2014 at 7:53AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Kevin Ford Brings Savings to Businesses and Residents
July 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL - Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced that Kevin Ford has acquired the Valpak of Southeast Wisconsin territory. Ford brings three decades of publishing, sales and advertising experience to his new venture with Valpak. Ford and his team of sales people recently sent out their first Valpak signature blue envelope to nearly 440,000 homes in the Greater Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha areas.
"I am excited to utilize my past experience in publishing and advertising sales to bring businesses throughout the community Valpak's unique print and digital advertising solutions," said Ford, Valpak of Southeast Wisconsin franchisee...

Valpak Of Omaha Wins Small Business Of The Month Award From Greater Omaha Chamber Of Commerce »

July 16, 2014 at 5:19AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

July 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // OMAHA, NE - Valpak of Omaha has been named The Small Business of The Month in the region for the month of July by The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. The local Valpak franchise was nominated by several of their clients over the past months and was chosen by a committee of stellar local business leaders.
"We are more than excited to be awarded with the Small Business of the Month Award," said Farkas "It is a huge deal and an honor to be chosen by such an esteemed group of business owners."
"It's humbling," Farkas told the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. "When you look through the list of companies that have won in the past, you don't see a lot of direct marketing companies," said Farkas, who owns and operates Valpak of Omaha with his wife, Mimi Rogers...

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Of Chattanooga Selected For Outdoor Lighting Project For The Lookout Mountain Fairyland Club »

July 15, 2014 at 8:34AM PDT | Source: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Opportunities Available

Richmond, VA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 - Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Chattanooga, Tennessee recently celebrated the completion of a custom outdoor lighting design project for The Lookout Mountain Fairyland Club, a historical club and venue nestled on the side of Lookout Mountain just minutes from downtown Chattanooga.
Known as the gem of north Georgia, the Lookout Mountain Fairyland Clubwas established in 1926 and features a clubhouse honed from local mountain stone with an entrance guarded by two massive natural rock formations referred to as the "Twin Sisters." The 34,000 square foot clubhouse is situated on a 29-acre estate and along with the amenities a clubhouse venue provides, features a state-of-the-art fitness facility, a six court tennis complex, a newly constructed outdoor pavilion, a pool and outdoor entertaining areas...

JTH Holding, Inc. Changes Name To Liberty Tax, Inc. »

July 15, 2014 at 6:48AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

Virginia Beach, VA - (Marketwired - Jul 15, 2014) - JTH Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) (the "Company"), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today its name change to Liberty Tax, Inc.
"This name change will reduce confusion related to the previous name and will help us improve our brand recognition," said John Hewitt, CEO. "We believe this name better reflects our primary business and will make it easier for people seeking information about us."
About Liberty Tax, Inc.
Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, Liberty Tax, Inc., formerly known as JTH Holding, Inc., is the parent company of Liberty Tax Service. Liberty Tax is the fastest-growing tax preparation franchise and has prepared almost 18 million individual income tax returns in more than 4,400 offices and online...

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Of Colorado Selected For Willow Creek 2 HOA Clubhouse Project »

July 15, 2014 at 6:11AM PDT | Source: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Opportunities Available

Richmond, VA (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 - Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Coloradorecently celebrated the completion of a custom interior lighting project for the Willow Creek 2 HOA community clubhouse as part of a renovation effort to upgrade and enhance the property.
With over 1500 installations, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado is known for their custom outdoor lighting design plans and full service client approach. Their holiday lighting services have become increasingly popular and their work extends from residential to commercial properties and municipal projects.
"Because of our expertise and reputation for quality in the outdoor lighting area, we are often called on to bid on interior lighting projects," explained Mead Noss, the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives franchisee in Colorado...

FASTSIGNS® Named A Top Franchise For Military Veterans By USA Today And G.I. Jobs Magazine »

July 08, 2014 at 8:25AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

Signage & Visual Graphics Franchise Recognized for Outstanding Veterans Program
CARROLLTON, Texas - July 08, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - FASTSIGNS International Inc. - the worldwide franchisor for more than 550 FASTSIGNS sign, graphics and visual communications centers in eight countries - has been named one of the top franchises for military veterans by USA Today and G.I. Jobs magazine.
The USA Today honor is based off of data collected by the World Franchising Network for its fifth annual list of the "50 Top Franchises for Veterans," which selected 50 franchisors from 300-plus companies that had the best representation in their operations (including franchised units, company-owned units and among the ranks of senior management) and individual programs created to attract veterans...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Expands Service In Canada With New Franchise Store In Newmarket, Ontario »

July 07, 2014 at 4:52AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Newmarket, Canada - July 04, 2014 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the fastest growing wireless technology franchise network in North America, is pleased to announce the opening of a new Canadian store located in Newmarket, Ontario. CPR Cell Phone Repair warmly welcomes Andy Wong to the rapidly expanding network with the recent opening of his Newmarket store located in the Greater Toronto Area.
Mr. Wong joins the CPR franchise network with extensive IT experience as both a Project Manager and Systems Analyst. Wong has specialized in enterprise-scale systems integration projects at a number of Canada’s top financial institutions. He has proven track record of translating and implementing business requirements into efficient technical solutions...

Heat Wave, Crime Wave: Security Experts Offer Tips For Protecting Your Property During The Summer Months »

June 30, 2014 at 5:59AM PDT | Source: Signal 88 Security Group

According to FBI data, property crimes such as burglary, property theft and motor vehicle theft have risen as much as 9 percent between May and September over the past five years – the highest percentage in the calendar year. That's why Signal 88 Security has prepared the following information on protecting your property during the high-crime summer months.
(PRWEB) June 30, 2014 - With both the high mercury and summer vacations in full swing, incidents of crime increase, too. And it’s no coincidence: According to FBI data, property crimes such as burglary, property theft and motor vehicle theft have risen as much as 9 percent between May and September over the past five years – the highest percentage in the calendar year...

Infographic: Difference In Achieving Life's Goals Through Employment Vs. Business Ownership »

June 20, 2014 at 4:05AM PDT | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

North America's leading career and franchise business coaching company, The Entrepreneur's Source, examines the lifestyles of today's employees versus small business owners.
June 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // Southbury, Conn. – In celebration of its 30th anniversary, The Entrepreneur's Source® (E-Source) has created an infographic to show the difference in achieving life goals through employment versus business ownership. It also looks at the benefits of self-sufficiency in the systemized business model offered by franchise companies.
Terry Powell, founder of The Entrepreneur's Source, notes that, "Approximately 70 million employees either hate their jobs or are simply there to collect a pay check." He added, "Why not start working on your own dream, rather than working on somebody else's? Franchising can be a lucrative vehicle for those looking to achieve their desired Income, Lifestyle, Wealth and Equity goals because it provides a comprehensive, entrepreneurial blueprint for success...

Liberty Tax Service Announces Fiscal Year 2014 Results: GAAP Diluted Earnings Per Share Up 21% »

June 18, 2014 at 9:37AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Jun 18, 2014) - JTH Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX)

Systemwide revenue up 10.5%, to $421.2 million.
GAAP diluted earnings per share up 21% to $1.51.
Non-GAAP adjusted net income up 8% to $21.0 million.

JTH Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, today reported its financial results for fiscal year 2014. Total customers served in the U.S. and Canada including online grew 6% to 2.4 million. Tax returns prepared in offices in the U.S. grew 5%, exceeding the IRS reported growth rate of .7%. The Company's average net fee increased 6%. The increase in average net fee and the number of returns processed coupled with more customers utilizing financial products drove increased revenue...

Detroit Area Based Battery Giant Expands Into 3 New Markets, Sees Success In Battery Recycling In The Community »

June 18, 2014 at 5:45AM PDT | Source: Battery Giant

Madison Heights, MI (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 - Detroit area based Battery Giant has announced that it has agreements in place with franchisees to open stores in 3 new markets, including: Orlando, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and East Lansing, Michigan later this year. Battery Giant has seen great success in franchise development in the past few months, in part to the focus that they have put on the battery recycling effort in the local community.
Utilizing the Detroit area as a test market, Battery Giant began distributing buckets for the collection of used batteries to local businesses surrounding the stores. The response has been tremendous, with most businesses and groups welcoming the opportunity to dispose of their used batteries in a proper manner...

Online Trading Academy Announces Viable Real Estate Investment Strategies For Volatile Housing Market »

June 17, 2014 at 10:59AM PDT | Source: Online Trading Academy

Active Real Estate Investors and Traders Apply Investing Concepts and Techniques for High Return
Irvine, CA - June 5, 2014 - Online Trading Academy provides insight into the housing market by helping traders apply their risk minimizing strategies to real estate investing.
Home guides at Sfgate.com define a balanced housing market as one in which available housing supplies match buyer demand for such housing. Housing markets in balance often feature house prices that only slightly or gradually increase over time, such as months or years.
Redfin and Zillow are predicting that home prices will rise between three percent and five percent this year. As home prices increase, their supply is decreasing. The housing market peaks in the summer when demand is high but supply is low, so rent and interest rates rise...

FASTSIGNS® Shows Industry Advances At International Franchise Expo »

June 16, 2014 at 9:22AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

Signage & Visual Graphics Franchisor to Demonstrate the Latest in 3D Printing and Discuss its Franchise Offerings, Funding Program, and Special Incentives for Military Veterans
CARROLLTON, Texas - June 16, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Continuing to stay on top of the latest trends to position itself as a leader in the market, FASTSIGNS International Inc. - the worldwide franchisor for more than 550 FASTSIGNS sign, graphics and visual communications centers in eight countries - is living up to its forward-thinking tagline with its latest exhibit at the International Franchise Expo (IFE).
The IFE, held June 19-21, 2014 at The Javits Center in New York City, is the largest franchise expo of its kind, showcasing more than 450 franchise opportunities...

Cartridge World’s New Business Model Meets Huge Business Need »

June 16, 2014 at 5:39AM PDT | Source: Cartridge World

Businesses Benefit from Comprehensive Printing Products and Services
NEW YORK - June 16, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - In the midst of an energetic reinvention, Cartridge World is carving a new niche as the only international franchise to serve as a provider of printers, printer supplies and full-service support for small business owners. The move to provide expanded B2B printing solutions fills a need that neither big box nor office supply stores have met. As both Staples and Office Depot/OfficeMax announced closing 625 stores, the sales opportunity has quickly become larger for Cartridge World's network of nearly 600 stores in North America.
With more than 18 million small- to medium-sized businesses in the United States, the market for providing printing solutions is enormous for Cartridge World...

RESCUECOM Provides Tips To Help People With "Refresh" Option In Windows 8  »

June 13, 2014 at 10:46AM PDT | Source: RESCUECOM

Leading Computer Repair and Support Company Discloses the Risks of Using Windows "Refresh" Feature
June 13, 2014 // Franchising.com // SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 include a slew of new features to help users with recovery and computer repair problems, including a brand new computer repair option for users needing to restore their PC due to a malfunction: "Refresh". Unlike formatting your hard drive and reloading Windows, which deletes all of user's data, including important documents, pictures, music and videos, a "Refresh" actually performs a complete reinstall of the Windows operating system without deleting a user's files and folders.
With a "Refresh", users can reset their system completely but still retain the important data they have saved to their hard drives...

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Of Colorado Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary »

June 13, 2014 at 5:49AM PDT | Source: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Opportunities Available

Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 - Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado recently celebrated its 15th year in business as the premiere outdoor lighting company in the Colorado area. "We're thrilled to have had the privilege of serving the Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and other Colorado communities, and look forward to another 15 years," said Mead Noss, the franchisee of the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado location.
With over 1500 installations, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado is known for their custom outdoor lighting design plans and full service client approach. Their holiday lighting services have become increasingly popular and their work extends from residential to commercial properties and municipal projects...

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives In Austin, Texas Selected For Hospitality Lighting Project For Upscale Boutique Hotel »

June 13, 2014 at 4:24AM PDT | Source: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Opportunities Available

Lone Star Court
Richmond, VA (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 - Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Austin, Texas recently celebrated the completion of a custom outdoor lighting design project for Lone Star Court, a new upscale, retro-inspired, boutique hotel concept by Valencia Group.
Rick Johnson, the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives franchisee in Austin, Texas was excited to have the opportunity to work with the Valencia Group on a custom outdoor lighting design plan that would not only address the functional needs a hotel property demands, but complement the upscale Americana, retro-chic design esthetic.
"This is an exciting concept to come to Austin and we were thrilled to be selected for this hospitality lighting project," said Rick Johnson...

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Premieres Online Video Series To Promote And Educate Consumers About Professional Outdoor Lighting »

June 12, 2014 at 6:42AM PDT | Source: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Opportunities Available

Richmond, VA (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 - Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, North America’s largest full service outdoor and landscape lighting franchise has debuted a four-part video series to promote and educate consumers about the brand, the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives process and the transformation effects that can be achieved when working with one of their expert outdoor lighting franchise locations.
Filmed in Augusta, Georgia, the short, four-part "webisode" series follows Pam Doumar, an actual Outdoor Lighting Perspectives client through the entire consultation, demonstration and outdoor lighting installation process at her historic Augusta home. The series concludes with an outdoor lighting reveal party at her residence.
The production was hosted by Jody Wetherill, Brand Marketing Manager, and Pat Otis, the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives franchisee of the Augusta, Georgia, location...



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