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Clicks Or Bricks? Cartridge World Reveals Buying Habits Of Small Businesses »

March 30, 2015 at 5:22AM PDT | Source: Cartridge World

MCHENRY, Ill. - March 30, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - While B2B retailers continue to invest heavily in e-commerce solutions, they may want to put equal attention toward their brick and mortar stores, according to a recent study.
Research sponsored by Cartridge World, the leading ink and toner retailer and franchisor in the $80 billion printer cartridge industry, set out to determine the methods, and preferences of how small to mid-sized businesses order printing supplies.
Among other findings, Cartridge World’s study revealed that 76 percent of small to mid-sized businesses use the internet to order printer cartridges, followed by 58 percent that prefer in-store visits. The research analyzed results based on a sample of 400 respondents from 40 different states and included companies of up to 100 employees...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Opens A Mobile Device Repair Store On Knoxville’s University Of Tennessee Campus »

March 27, 2015 at 4:18AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Independence, OH - March 27, 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 on Knoxville’s University of Tennessee campus. Dewayne Holloway is enthusiastically welcomed to CPR’s rapidly expanding network with the opening of his new franchise repair store.
Holloway said, “My background includes extensive experience working with a variety of telecomm carriers and WiFi providers with skills ranging from the implementation of CAD software to mobile mapping and network security. After a 30 year career in the IT arena, I am really excited about my new venture as a CPR franchise owner...

Valpak® Teams With IndyCar’s Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) Racing For Second Year »

March 26, 2015 at 6:26AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

March 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Valpak announced today that it will once again partner with IndyCar Series team Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) Racing. This will be the second year for the exciting partnership that combines America's love of racing with the Valpak loyal audience.
Featured driver Graham Rahal will make an appearance on the Valpak envelope later this year, as well as promote the Valpak smart phone app and spread the Valpak savings message nationwide on the Verizon IndyCar Series circuit. Graham will promote Valpak's mobile offerings and savings on the go around the country.
"We're excited that Graham and the team will share the Valpak message throughout the circuit," said Michael Vivio, president of Cox Target Media and Valpak...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Opens A New Mobile Device Repair Franchise Store In Apex, NC. »

March 26, 2015 at 4:38AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

CPR Cell Phone Repair, the largest and fastest growing retail mobile device repair franchise network in North America, opens a new franchise store in North Carolina's Research Triangle.
Independence, OH - March 26, 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 Apex, NC. Timothy Deese is warmly welcomed to CPR’s rapidly expanding network with the opening of his new franchise store.
Deese said, “After a 30 year career in sales and management in the distribution business, I am delighted to be joining the CPR network and opening my new franchise store in Apex. My family and I have lived in the area for the past 7 years and I look forward to providing a valuable service to the community with CPR’s world class repair and customer service...

FASTSIGNS® Recognized For 10 Years Of Outstanding Franchisee Satisfaction »

March 25, 2015 at 11:13AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS

Franchise Business Review Welcomes Leading Signage & Visual Graphics Franchisor to Inaugural, Elite List of Hall of Fame Inductees
March 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas - Demonstrating reliable performance through 10 consistent years of annual placement in Franchise Business Review’s (FBR) Top Franchises list, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. has been named one of the inaugural inductees to FBR’s Hall Of Fame.
The worldwide franchisor of more than 570 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers in nine countries was one of 10 franchisors to be the first members in this elite category. To be considered in FBR’s lists, franchisors must participate in its free benchmark franchisee satisfaction survey...

The Road Toward Self-Sufficiency: Independent Ownership Vs. Franchising »

March 24, 2015 at 11:12AM PDT | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

National alternative career coaching company shares key factors to consider when exploring business ownership; hosts “Start a Business Weekend” virtual franchise expo March 26-28
March 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // Southbury, CT – Small businesses are a vital component of the U.S. economy, making up nearly half of the American GDP and creating 63 percent of new jobs between 1993 and mid-2013, according to recent studies by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Entrepreneur’s Source, the nation’s leading alternative career coaching company, says that - considering the massive impact that small business ownership has on the economy - it’s crucial that small businesses succeed and continue to be a hub of employment...

Valpak® Partners With The 'Bridesmaid For Hire' To Provide Bridal Budget Tips »

March 20, 2015 at 4:41AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

March 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL - According to The Knot and a study that polled 16,000 brides, wedding costs are at an all-time high, with the average bride spending more than $31,000 on her big day. This bridal season, Valpak is excited to announce it has partnered with professional bridesmaid and well-known blogger, Jen Glantz, to help spread the word about savings tips for brides who are on a budget or looking for unique ways to cut costs for the big day.
Best known for her business, BridesmaidForHire.com, which started after an ad she posted on Craiglist went viral, Jen Glantz is a bridal expert offering professional bridesmaid services to brides across the country. Valpak has teamed up with Glantz to provide five top savings tips for brides looking for a budget break...

CMIT Solutions Of Newport Beach Announces New Ownership »

March 19, 2015 at 8:38AM PDT | Source: CMIT Solutions

Local IT Expert Invests in Office that Provides Enhanced IT Services and Support for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses in Irvine, Newport Beach, and Santa Ana.
March 19, 2015 // Franchising.com // IRVINE, Calif. – CMIT Solutions, the nation’s leading provider of information technology (IT) services to the small and medium-sized business (SMB) community, announced today that its Irvine office will now be operated under new ownership. Diaa Youssef, a local entrepreneur with 17 years of experience working with a mobile and Internet service provider, recently assumed ownership of the Irvine location. The transition will ensure the local small business community continues to have access to scalable, enterprise-level IT services...

Search Engine Marketing Company Napa CA’s WSI Introduces Companies To Their Essential Marketing Kit For Competing In A Mobile World »

March 19, 2015 at 6:45AM PDT | Source: WSI International

In today’s technologically thriving world, the competition between businesses is fierce, especially on the internet and on mobile platforms.
Napa, CA - March 19, 2015 - (PR.com) - More and more businesses are updating their online websites to make them compatible with mobile phones as well as other platforms. That is why search engine marketing company, Napa CA’s WSI is introducing businesses to their complimentary mobile marketing kit.
According to WSI, “Crucial buying decisions are made via mobile, not to mention on-the-go, in 1-to-1 engagement between brand and consumer.” That being said, a company that has yet to jump into the mobile marketing game is missing crucial opportunities.
This free mobile marketing kit downloadable from the WSI website allows managers to bring their businesses into the future by helping them discover new technologies and trends while developing a cohesive and consistent brand image across all platforms and devices...

FASTSIGNS® Franchisee On Panel To Address Critical Issue In Franchising: NLRB’s Joint-Employment Standard »

March 17, 2015 at 3:38AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS

Franchisee Clint Ehlers Advocates for Franchise Industry at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Event in Washington, D.C.
March 17, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – Taking a stand in support of the franchise industry, FASTSIGNS® franchisee Clint Ehlers will be a panelist at the March 20th U.S. Chamber of Commerce event, “The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Joint-Employer Standard: New Interpretations, New Liabilities and the Impact on Other Statutes.”
Ehlers independently owns and operates the FASTSIGNS locations in Lancaster and Willow Grove, PA. He previously took a stance against the ruling in an appearance on September 9, 2014, testifying before Congress against the “joint employer” decision, with Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc...

Cartridge World Among The Top 100 Global Franchises »

March 13, 2015 at 4:03AM PDT | Source: Cartridge World

MCHENRY, Ill. - March 12, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - FranchiseDirect.com, a leading franchising industry information portal, has just announced its 2015 Top 100 Global Franchise rankings. Cartridge World has earned a spot on this prestigious list. The annual franchise ranking report is regarded as one of the benchmarks of the industry.
Joining Cartridge World are a number of a diverse and dynamic global brands including: Subway, RE/MAX, H&R Block, and Snap-on Tools. These familiar companies all outperformed thousands of other franchises to secure their Top 100 Global Franchises ranking.
According to FranchiseDirect.com, “all of the Top 100 Global Franchises share the keys to business success at any level including: a well-defined business identity, a clear business plan, a commitment to training and support, sensitivity to environmental issues, and the ability to innovate to keep pace with ever-changing social and economic conditions...

CMIT Solutions Strengthens Senior Leadership With New Hires »

March 11, 2015 at 9:03AM PDT | Source: CMIT Solutions

Leading Information Technology Provider Names New Leadership Team Members in Key Areas of Marketing Communications, Product Development, Franchise Support, and Human Resources
March 11, 2015 // Franchising.com // AUSTIN, Texas – CMIT Solutions, the nation’s leading information technology solutions and services provider for small and medium-sized businesses, today announces the appointment of Jeff Vogt as Technology Specialist, Rebecca Broussard as Marketing Coordinator, Setty Wagner as Franchise Support Coordinator, and Pankti Bhatt as Legal and HR Coordinator.
“We are pleased to welcome Jeff, Rebecca, Setty, and Pankti to the CMIT Solutions team,” said Jeff Connally, the CEO and president of Austin-based CMIT Solutions...

Local Business Brings Joy To Families By Providing Custom Baby Helmet Wraps »

March 10, 2015 at 5:57AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS

FASTSIGNS® of Texarkana provides free graphics for children’s cranial bands.
March 10, 2015 // Franchising.com // TEXARKANA, Texas - FASTSIGNS® of Texarkana provides free custom graphic wraps for babies who have to wear a protective cranial helmet, which treats plagiocephaly, a skull development condition.
“Every baby helmet we make is different to reflect the child’s personality,” said Keith Maynard, who owns FASTSIGNS of Texarkana with his wife, Sharon. “We can print their name, create a sports-themed helmet, design a princess crown—whatever the parents want. We love seeing everyone light up when they see the children’s helmet graphics.”
Some babies need to wear the protective helmets for up to 23 hours a day...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Opens Corporate Flagship Store In Strongsville, OH »

March 09, 2015 at 4:11AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

CPR of Strongsville offers customers the advantage of service and repairs delivered by the top repair technicians and operations professionals from CPR’s nearby corporate offices headquartered in Independence, OH.
Independence, OH - March 07, 2015 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the fastest growing wireless technology franchise network in North America, is proud to announce the opening of their new corporate flagship store in Strongsville, OH. CPR Cell Phone Repair of Strongsville offers customers the advantage of service and repairs delivered by the top repair technicians and operations professionals from CPR’s nearby corporate offices headquartered in Independence, OH.
Josh Sevick, CPR’s President stated, “All of us at CPR are delighted that we could open our new corporate flagship store close to our headquarters office...

Liberty Tax Service Reports Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter Results »

March 05, 2015 at 5:16AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired) - March 05, 2015 - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) (the "Company"), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, today reported its results for the third fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2015.
"This has been a challenging season for us and the industry as a whole," said John Hewitt, CEO. "Despite the fact that we have continued to outperform the paid preparer category, our office and return count growth failed to meet the standards that we have come to expect. Going forward, we are focused on driving new sales, working with existing franchisees to expand, and capitalizing on the opportunities presented by the Affordable Care Act and immigration reform." 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Liberty Tax Service Announces Initiation Of Cash Dividend »

March 05, 2015 at 3:50AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired) - March 05, 2015 - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) (the "Company"), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the initiation of a cash dividend to its shareholders. The first quarterly dividend of $0.16 per share will be paid on April 22, 2015 to holders of record of common stock and common stock equivalents on the close of business on April 15, 2015. While future dividends will be subject to Board approval, the Company is initially targeting an annual dividend payout of $0.64 per common share.
"We believe the initiation of a quarterly dividend demonstrates our commitment to enhancing shareholder value," said John Hewitt. "This decision reflects our confidence in the future of our business and the continuing strength of our cash flow...

FASTSIGNS® Leadership On Panel To Address Critical Issue In Franchising: NLRB's Joint-Employment Standard »

March 03, 2015 at 4:00AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS

CEO Catherine Monson Advocates for Franchise Industry at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Event in Washington, D.C.
March 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – Taking a stand in support of the franchise industry, Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc., will be a panelist at the March 5th U.S. Chamber of Commerce event, "The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Joint-Employer Standard: New Interpretations, New Liabilities and the Impact on Other Statutes."
Monson is highly regarded for her tireless efforts to protect, promote and enhance the franchise industry and was recently awarded as the International Franchise Association's (IFA) FAN (Franchise Action Network) of the Year at the industry's annual convention in February...

The Entrepreneur's Source Releases Your Career 2.0: A Survival Guide For The Battered Career And Investor Syndrome »

February 26, 2015 at 3:59AM PST | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

National Alternative Career Coaching Franchise Offers In-Depth Advice with Recent Book Launch
February 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, Conn. - Recently released by the leading alternative career coaching franchise, Your Career 2.0: A Survival Guide for The Battered Career and Investor Syndrome is a thoughtful examination of making your dream of self-sufficiency a reality through exploring and learning about the best options for you to accomplish your goals, needs and expectations.
Authored by The Entrepreneur's Source®, the book is a must-read for any individual who is at a cross road in their career and has ever considered taking the path less traveled.
"We decided to take everything that our coaches do on a daily basis and put it into a form that can benefit the masses...

Marketing Pro Acquires Central Alabama Valpak Territory »

February 24, 2015 at 11:20AM PST | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Husband and Wife Team Bring Savings to Businesses and Residents in the Metro Area 
February 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Valpak a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that Daniel and Ann Gallegly have acquired the existing Valpak of Central Alabama territory. With this territory, Valpak's signature blue envelope will now mail to nearly 130,000 households in Birmingham, Jefferson and Shelby counties starting Feb. 16.
"Ann and I are thrilled to join the Valpak team, using our sales and marketing experience to bring savings to the members of our community," said Daniel Gallegly, Valpak of Central Alabama franchisee. "The extensive support we receive from the Valpak network is truly amazing, and the brand's business model is one we believe in...

Valpak® Launches "Valpak Saves" With KaBOOM! Partnership To Bring Play To Neighborhoods »

February 24, 2015 at 10:16AM PST | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

February 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Valpak significantly expands its local community service involvement with the official launch today of its "Valpak Saves" program, partnering with national non-profit KaBOOM! to bring more play to neighborhoods throughout the country.
This new initiative is part of Valpak's mission to not only be a trusted neighbor who connects people with great offers and deals, but to inspire giving back to the community and create environments that promote the importance of play to children of all ages. Through this partnership, Valpak will help support the KaBOOM! mission to ensure all kids get that balanced and active play they need to thrive.
"Valpak Saves is at the core of who we are as a company, as we want our community outreach efforts to truly impact neighborhoods," said Michael Vivio, president of Cox Target Media, provider of Valpak...



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