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FASTSIGNS® Secures $15 Million In Franchise Expansion Funding With Benetrends »

January 26, 2015 at 11:06AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS

Leading Signage & Visual Graphics Franchisor Extends Partnership with Benetrends; FASTSIGNS Now has $21 Million in Funds Available for New and Existing Franchisees
January 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – Due to continued high growth and increased demand in franchise opportunities, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. has expanded its relationship with Benetrends to provide up to $15 million in funds to start-up and expanding franchisees for new center development. Benetrends has long partnered with FASTSIGNS® as a provider of 401(k) rollover funding, or its Rainmaker Plan.
"We are proud to partner with Benetrends to provide new and existing FASTSIGNS franchisees with access to millions in capital, with an expedited SBA loan approval process and attractive terms," stated Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Announces ISO 9001:2008 Certification »

January 23, 2015 at 4:34AM PST | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Independence, OH - January 23, 2015 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the fastest growing wireless technology franchise network in the United States, is proud to announce their ISO 9001:2008 certification. The ISO 9001:2008 certification formally acknowledges CPR's establishment of an effective Quality Management System which adheres to ISO's strict requirements, provides technical and operational training, and is dedicated to achieving customer satisfaction.
Josh Sevick, CPR President said, "We are extremely proud of CPR's recent ISO 9001:2008 certification. Earning this certification is a clear demonstration of CPR's commitment to excellence and to ensuring our customers with the best possible service by the most well-trained workforce in the industry...

FASTSIGNS® Shares 7 Visual Tips To Help Companies Make The Most Of Events »

January 22, 2015 at 5:35AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS

CARROLLTON, Texas - Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - As businesses and organizations move forward in the new year, planning for upcoming events is often a priority. Whether hosting a fundraising gala, a regional sales meeting, a national convention or a sporting event, a consistent visual experience before, during and after an event is critical to its success.
"The average adult attention span is shrinking, making well-planned and consistent event visual graphics even more crucial," explains Drue Townsend, Senior VP of Marketing for FASTSIGNS International, Inc. "Utilizing distinct and attention-getting signs and graphics to create a seamless brand experience as you inform, direct and/or sell helps the audience learn about the event, get where they are going, stay safe and be engaged...

CMIT Solutions Makes Its Mark In Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500® »

January 22, 2015 at 3:42AM PST | Source: CMIT Solutions

IT Solutions and Services Franchise Ranked in List of Nation's Fastest Growing Private Companies
January 22, 2015 // Franchising.com // AUSTIN, Texas – As more businesses cry out for reliable IT services, CMIT Solutions is proving to be the answer.
CMIT Solutions is ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine's 2015 Franchise 500® list, considered the "best and most comprehensive franchise ranking" in the industry. CMIT Solutions was rated in the top half of Entrepreneur's list, ranking it in the top 5 percent of all North American franchise systems.
The prestigious award validates the progress the company has made in 2014 and is a testament to the company's dedication to providing reliable, affordable IT services to the United States in more than 150 locations...

TeamLogic IT Technology Ranked As Top Franchise By Franchise Business Review »

January 21, 2015 at 5:16AM PST | Source: TeamLogic IT

TeamLogic IT Ranked Best in Category in 2015 Top 200 List
MISSION VIEJO, CA - (Marketwired - Jan 19, 2015) - Franchise Business Review, a franchise market research firm, announced that TeamLogic IT joins the elite companies earning a spot in their annual Top 200 Franchise Companies List. The list, titled The Best of the Best, Top 200 Franchise Systems List for 2015, ranked hundreds of participating franchise companies by their overall levels of franchise owner satisfaction.
TeamLogic IT was the top-rated franchise in technology, beating out every other technology franchise for the top spot. IT spending exceeded the $2 trillion mark in 2014, according to International Data Corp., and research firm StrateSci reported that 59 percent of small and medium-sized businesses increased their technology budgets in 2013...

FASTSIGNS® Co-Brand Program Helps Revitalize Independent Print Shops »

January 20, 2015 at 3:54AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS

Leading Signage & Visual Graphics Franchisor Exhibits at 2015 AMSP/NAPL/NAQP Executive Leadership Summit to Share Success with Independent Owners through Company's Co-Brand Franchise Program
January 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – While the business services sector continues to see substantial growth, traditional print shop owners must be creative and proactive to further develop their business. Recognizing the challenges faced by independent owners, FASTSIGNS International Inc. - the worldwide franchisor of more than 570 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers in eight countries – offers a proven Co-Brand franchise program to provide the necessary resources that owners and entrepreneurs need to diversify and grow their businesses...

FASTSIGNS® On Pace To Continue Strong Domestic, International Growth »

January 13, 2015 at 9:53AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS

Sign and Graphics Franchise Opens 30+ New Centers and Signs 45 New Agreements in North America; Signs on Master Franchisees in United Arab Emirates and North Africa
January 13, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – FASTSIGNS International Inc. - the worldwide franchisor of more than 570 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers in eight countries - ended 2014 with 45 new franchise agreements signed and 31 new centers opened in North America, as well as reporting record system-wide sales. Robust growth is expected to continue through 2015 on all fronts.
Company executives say several factors led to another record year in every metric, including continued traction and implementation of the company's "More Than" brand positioning and expanded products & services; significant growth in the number of outside salespeople due to the company's in-depth support and training; and high franchisee satisfaction...

Securis: The Data Destruction Industry Is Bigger Than You Think »

January 12, 2015 at 10:30AM PST | Source: Securis

From Racks of Servers to Thumb Drives, Data Is Everywhere -- and Destroying It Effectively Is a Growing Business Niche
CHANTILLY, VA - (Marketwired - Jan 12, 2015) - The technology breaches at Home Depot and Target last year made consumers more aware of just how easily their data can get into the wrong hands. Businesses of all sizes, especially those that have to meet state or federal compliance guidelines for data destruction, want to avoid this scenario. This is why IT data destruction is so important, and it's much more involved than just overwriting the hard drive on the old PC that's getting donated to a charity.
"Any business that has a device that stores data is our customer," said Michael Stegeman, who heads up franchise development for Securis...

Liberty Tax Service Opens 2015 Tax Season With Free, Frank ACA Advice »

January 08, 2015 at 9:52AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA -- (Marketwired) - Jan. 05, 2015 - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) - The 2015 tax season arrives with a complicated new partner -- The Affordable Care Act (ACA). This is first year in which the health care law will have tax implications, and Liberty Tax will start it right by inviting customers in on January 7, for food, fun and frank conversation about the ACA and its impact on taxpayers.
More than 1,000 Liberty Tax offices across the country will participate in Taxapalooza, a national roadside party to celebrate the start of tax season. This is a record, with more than triple the number of offices participating than did last year. Liberty Tax's goal is to assure taxpayers that we have the resources and the knowledge to handle all their tax issues, including those related to the ever-evolving ACA...

Boy Scout Troop 245 Gets New Trailer Graphics Donated By Local FASTSIGNS® »

January 06, 2015 at 6:46AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS

January 06, 2015 // Franchising.com // NORMAN, Okla. – After opening on Nov. 7, 2014, local signs and visual graphics provider FASTSIGNS® of Norman is already giving back to the community. The new business donated vehicle graphics to local Boy Scout Troop 245.
In September 2014, Troop 245's equipment trailer was stolen from the church parking lot where it was regularly stored. The stolen trailer was never recovered, but local residents helped out by donating a nearly identical trailer. FASTSIGNS of Norman donated the visual graphics for the new trailer.
"We were elated to have the opportunity to support the troop and replace some of what had been stolen from the organization," said Jeff Ahl, who owns FASTSIGNS of Norman with his wife Kaye...

TeamLogic IT Finishes 2014 Strong, Gears Up For Equally Solid 2015 »

December 30, 2014 at 9:48AM PST | Source: TeamLogic IT

As Businesses Look to Replace and Upgrade IT Systems, Managed Service Providers Such as TeamLogic IT Reap the Benefits of Customer Loyalty
MISSION VIEJO, CA - (Marketwired - Dec 30, 2014) - As lenders ease up on borrowing restrictions and the overall U.S. economy continues to improve, TeamLogic IT is wrapping up its best year on record and preparing for an even more robust 2015.
"We are seeing phenomenal momentum in terms of both new franchise sales and existing franchisees stepping up their ongoing growth and development," said Chuck Lennon, president of TeamLogic IT. "We recorded record-breaking sales in October 2014, November was the same and December is always a fantastic month for us, as is January."
The first and last quarters are solid for TeamLogic IT franchises because businesses of all sizes are looking to use up current-year budgets by Dec...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Becomes A Family Affair With Two Stores In Illinois »

December 24, 2014 at 3:53AM PST | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

CPR Cell Phone Repair congratulates the entire Leonard family on the opening of their second franchise store in Illinois.
Independence, OH, December 24, 2014 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the fastest growing wireless technology franchise network in the United States, is proud to announce the opening of a new store located in Bolingbrook. The entire Leonard family is warmly congratulated on the opening of their second franchise store in Illinois.
In 2013, Larry Leonard opened his first CPR Cell Phone Repair store in Orland Park. Prior to joining the CPR network, he worked in the American steel industry for 40 years. Leonard’s business background includes an expertise in leading process and quality improvements. He has also been involved in the management of several steel manufacturing facilities...

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
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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: CMIT 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...



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