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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...

FASTSIGNS® Eyes Southeast Asia For Next Global Market »

September 12, 2014 at 9:10AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

Signage & Visual Graphics Franchise Seeks Master Franchise Partners and Area Developers for Significant Expansion throughout the Region
September 12, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – With its recent master franchise agreements for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and North Africa as well as other international deals in the works, FASTSIGNS International Inc. is now focusing its global expansion efforts on Southeast Asia.
The worldwide franchisor of more than 560 FASTSIGNS sign, graphics and visual communications centers in eight countries is specifically targeting Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos for master franchise partners and area developers...

Smartphone, Tablets And More Fixed Fast At CPR Cell Phone Repair’s New Store In Eden Prairie, MN »

September 12, 2014 at 4:27AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Independence, OH - September 12, 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 store located in Eden Prairie, MN. CPR Cell Phone Repair congratulates entrepreneurial business partners George Johnson, Brent Lothrop, Greg Osterdyk and Matthew Udermann on the opening of their new Eden Prairie store.
Co-owner Matthew Udermann says, "Locally owned, nationally available – we are a great complimentary offering to the services you get from your mobile provider." Adds Udermann, "Currently, 11.5% of iPhone users have a phone with a cracked screen. Plus nearly 35% of smartphones and tablets are broken in the first year of ownership...

First-Time Franchisee Assumes Ownership Of Charlotte, N.C. Valpak Territory »

September 11, 2014 at 7:12AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Former Valpak Sales Representative Brings Savings to Businesses and Residents in Charlotte 
September 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL – Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that Patti Neeley has acquired the Valpak of Charlotte, N.C. territory. As a former Valpak sales representative, Neeley brings 25 years of advertising sales experience to the business. With this territory, she will mail Valpak’s signature blue envelope to 300,000 homes, and growing, in Charlotte, N.C. and the northern region of South Carolina.
"I am thrilled to own my first Valpak after being with the company for so many years," said Neeley, Valpak of Charlotte franchisee. "When I heard that the franchise was seeking new ownership, I had no doubt I needed to purchase the Charlotte territory...

FASTSIGNS® Heads To Washington To Protect The Future Of Franchising »

September 08, 2014 at 10:12AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

Company CEO and Franchisee to Testify Before Congress against NLRB "Joint Employer" Ruling
September 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – FASTSIGNS International Inc. CEO Catherine Monson and FASTSIGNS® Franchisee Clint Ehlers are heading to Washington, D.C. September 9 to testify before Congress to explain the potential threat to thousands of franchisees' businesses following the National Labor Relation Board's (NLRB) decision to pursue McDonald's® Corporation and its franchisees as a "joint employer."
Monson and Ehlers will appear before the congressional U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions to provide firsthand experience on how the recent ruling of the NLRB's General Counsel will negatively impact franchise businesses...

Valpak Celebrates 46th Birthday With $5k Birthday Prize Pack Sweepstakes And A Look Into Party Planning Habits »

September 03, 2014 at 10:50AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

- More than 40% of respondents say they "always" look for coupons for gifts- 1 in 5 say they've turned down a birthday invitation because they didn't want to buy a gift
September 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL – Valpak, the company that sends The Blue Envelope each month filled with savings and coupons, is turning 46! To celebrate, they're throwing a P-A-R-T-Y all month long with a sweet little sweepstakes. Consumers can register for a chance to win a $5,000 party prize pack or one of 46 other prizes (worth up to $100 each) for tweeting about their favorite party memories on Twitter.
Envelopes mailing now through Sept. 15 will invite consumers to join the party at Valpak.com/party, where they'll find saving on food, entertainment, venues, flowers, décor and more...

FASTSIGNS® Continues Targeted Franchise Expansion In Canada »

September 03, 2014 at 7:06AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

Signage & Visual Graphics Franchise Exhibits at National Franchise and Business Opportunities Show in Toronto
September 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – Recently honored by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) for high franchise partner satisfaction, FASTSIGNS International Inc. - the worldwide franchisor of more than 550 FASTSIGNS sign, graphics and visual communications centers - is committed to expanding its presence throughout Canada.
As part of its franchise growth strategy, the franchise will be exhibiting at Booth No. 237 at the National Franchise and Business Opportunities Show, September 6-7 in Toronto. 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 and special financing program for military veterans...

Baby Boomers Retire To Where Millennials Launch Careers: Franchising. »

August 29, 2014 at 7:06AM PDT | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

The Entrepreneur's Source® Reviews Increased Entrepreneurial Tendencies in Baby Boomers and Millennials
August 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, Conn. - You wouldn't typically compare the launch of a career with its retirement, but when it comes to the entrepreneurial tendencies of contrasting generations, Baby Boomers and their Millennial children, parallels are drawn. While the Woodstock generation is retiring, and their children are entering the workforce, the employment landscape looks vastly different than it has with previous decades.
For Baby Boomers, the economy has forced many of them to continue working, while others are continuously stimulated as an active generation and are not ready to leave the grind of the workforce...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Opens New Franchise Store In Plymouth, MN »

August 29, 2014 at 5:00AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Independence, OH - August 28, 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 store located in Plymouth, MN. CPR Cell Phone Repair congratulates Murray Death on the recent opening of his Plymouth store located in the Greater Minneapolis Area.
Murray Death joins the CPR franchise network with over 30 years of sales and marketing experience. Death contributed his senior sales leadership to manufacturing and distribution companies including Honeywell; Turck, Inc.; and FasTest, Inc. Death and his family are long-term residents of the Plymouth/Wayzata area and are actively involved in the community. He is a member of BNI Plymouth, a professional business organization...

Liberty Tax Service Announces Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Results »

August 28, 2014 at 5:21AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Aug 28, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, today reported results for the first quarter ended July 31, 2014. Due to the seasonality of the business, the Company typically reports a loss in the first quarter when revenues are low and costs are ramping up to drive growth in the following season. The Company reported a net loss for the fiscal first quarter ended July 31, 2014, of $8.6 million, or $0.67 per share, compared to a net loss of $5.9 million, or $0.46 per share, in the prior year period. The Company reported an adjusted non-GAAP net loss of $0.63 per share compared to an adjusted non-GAAP net loss of $0.49 per share in the prior period.
"During our first quarter, we are primarily focused on expanding our office count, improving operations and preparing for the next tax season," said John Hewitt, CEO...

Liberty Tax Launches Cloud Bookkeeping Service, Liberty Accounting »

August 27, 2014 at 4:44AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

Powered by Kashoo, New Bookkeeping Service Expands Offerings Available to Liberty Tax Franchisees and Empowers Small Business-Owning Customers to Take Control of Their Finances
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Aug 26, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) has launched Liberty Accounting (http://libertyaccounting.com). The offering will help Liberty Tax franchisees provide a more expansive suite of financial services to their clients, in addition to tax preparation and filing. The integration of this product will help customers keep more accurate records, making the tax preparation process much easier.
Liberty Accounting is simple, fully featured double-entry accounting, designed to strengthen the collaborative relationship between Liberty Tax franchisees and their small business-owning customers...

FASTSIGNS® Celebrates Achievements At Fourth Annual Outside Sales Summit »

August 26, 2014 at 9:41AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

August 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas - On Aug. 21-24, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. held its fourth annual Outside Sales Summit in Frisco, Texas with 213 attendees from FASTSIGNS centers across the U.S. and Canada. Twenty-seven Outside Sales Professionals were honored as the first group to earn FASTSIGNS Sales Professional Certification, and 32 Outside Sales Professionals from different FASTSIGNS locations were recognized for personal sales achievements exceeding half a million dollars in annual sales, including eight who achieved more than $1 million in sales.
"Our FASTSIGNS Outside Sales Professionals are committed to helping their customers build their brand, generate more revenue and create a positive and motivating experience for their customer’s customer," said Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc...

Franchising: Where Baby Boomers Retire And Millennials Launch Careers »

August 22, 2014 at 6:16AM PDT | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

The Entrepreneur's Source® Reviews Increased Entrepreneurial Tendencies in Baby Boomers and Millennials
SOUTHBURY, Conn. - August 21, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - You wouldn't typically compare launching a career with retirement, but when it comes to the entrepreneurial tendencies of two contrasting generations – Baby Boomers and their Millennial children –The Entrepreneur's Source®, the nation's leading career and franchise business coaching network, says you can draw those types of parallels. While the Woodstock generation is retiring, their children are entering the workforce; and the employment landscape looks vastly different than it has in previous decades.
The economy has forced many Baby Boomers to continue working, while other members of this active generation welcome the stimulation of remaining in the workforce and still others are left with the task of supporting their Millennial adult children...



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