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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...

'Tis The Season For Savings At Valpak »

November 24, 2014 at 7:42AM PST | Source: Valpak
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Shoppers have new ways to save time and money 
November 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL - The most cherished holiday traditions start with giving to others: time, food and traditional gift exchanges.
Valpak makes it easy to enjoy those traditions and make the season more enjoyable by offering holiday shopping coupons and online promo codes that save time and money while getting ready for the holidays.
Check out this infographic to find coupons from local restaurants and home service companies while entertaining guests, traveling with family or sprucing up the house for visitors.
Valpak offers smart shoppers many ways to save with coupons to help save stress and cash this holiday: with the traditional Blue Envelope, online discounts and the Valpak smartphone app...

Liberty Tax Service To Report Second Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results On December 8, 2014 »

November 21, 2014 at 6:34AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Nov 21, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today that it will report its earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 before the market opens on Monday, December 8, 2014. At 8:30 a.m. ET on the same day, the Company will host a conference call to discuss its earnings. To listen to the call, dial 855-611-0856 (domestic) or 518-444-5569 (international), conference ID code 38821048, approximately 10 minutes prior to the start time of the call. The call will also be webcast in a listen-only format. The link to the webcast may be accessed on the Company's investor relations website at www.libertytax.com, under the "About Liberty Tax" tab.
A telephonic replay of the call will be available beginning shortly after the call continuing until Monday, December 15, 2014, by dialing 855-859-2056 (domestic) or 404-537-3406 (international)...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Expands Service With New Franchise Store In South Asheville, NC »

November 21, 2014 at 5:35AM PST | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Chris Phillips is congratulated on the opening of his newest franchise, CPR Cell Phone Repair of South Asheville.
Independence, OH - November 21, 2014 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the fastest growing wireless technology franchise network in the United States, is pleased to announce the recent opening of a new store in the greater Asheville area. Chris Phillips is congratulated on the opening of his newest franchise, CPR Cell Phone Repair of South Asheville.
Phillips is an experienced CPR Cell Phone Repair franchise owner. He is the current owner and operator of three CPR stores located in Chesterfield, Brentwood and Wentzville, MO. Phillips' proven track record of success will benefit his latest CPR franchise that will serve the community of South Asheville...

Cartridge World Ranks As One Of Top Franchises For Veterans »

November 20, 2014 at 4:35AM PST | Source: Cartridge World

Entrepreneur Magazine Recognizes International Franchisor on Annual List
SPRING GROVE, Ill. - November 20, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - This month, one of the world's leading retailers of printing services and supplies was recognized for more than helping customers save money. Cartridge World was just named to Entrepreneur Magazine's list of America's Top Franchises for Veterans in 2014. The local home and office printing experts were listed at No. 59 in the country.
Franchises ranked in the November issue were evaluated and listed based on their incentives for veterans. Cartridge World has been well-known for offering numerous benefits and discounts for current and retired members of the military ranging from customers to franchisees...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Now Offers Services At Computer Troubleshooters Store In Fond Du Lac, WI »

November 19, 2014 at 4:48AM PST | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Computer Troubleshooters franchise owners, Kim and Tony Weinberger, are warmly welcomed to the rapidly growing network as they begin offering CPR's service through their Computer Troubleshooters location in Fond du Lac.
Independence, OH - November 19, 2014 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the fastest growing wireless technology franchise network in the United States, is pleased to announce the recent opening of a new store in Fond du Lac, WI. Computer Troubleshooters franchise owners, Kim and Tony Weinberger, are warmly welcomed to the rapidly growing network as they begin offering CPR's service through their Computer Troubleshooters location in Fond du Lac.
Kim and Tony Weinberger have successfully owned and operated a Computer Troubleshooters franchise office in Fond du Lac and Dodge County for over 11 years...

TeamLogic IT Franchise Launches New Website To Increase Leads For Franchise Owners »

November 18, 2014 at 8:53AM PST | Source: TeamLogic IT

New Website Boosts SEO, Drives Potential Customers to TeamLogic IT Franchise Owners
MISSION VIEJO, CA - (Marketwired - Nov 18, 2014) - TeamLogic IT franchise owners point to the backing they get from its corporate offices as a major driver for their success. Now they have another tool to use, thanks to an overhauled and upgraded website at www.teamlogicit.com.
The new site, which launched in September, represents the kind of time and attention that TeamLogic IT franchise owners give to their clients, says Chuck Lennon, president.
"We put a huge amount of time and effort into the new site because we continue to learn a great deal about what drives businesses to outsource their IT operations, and we wanted to incorporate that information into our new website," Lennon said...

Cartridge World Attracts Former Retail Managers »

November 18, 2014 at 4:50AM PST | Source: Cartridge World

Big Box Store Closings Create Job Opportunities for Entrepreneurs
SPRING GROVE, Ill. - November 18, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - As major office supply retailers such as Staples, Office Depot and OfficeMax announce the closing of hundreds of stores around the nation, former managers of these locations are finding new, greener pastures in the office product industry. Cartridge World, the world's leading retailer of eco-friendly printer cartridges and printing solutions, is providing office supply professionals an opportunity to stay in the industry - and become their own boss.
The international franchisor, with 1,200 global stores in 50 countries, has seen a surge in interest from those looking to operate their own Cartridge World business...

Battery Giant Takes Charge In East Lansing »

November 14, 2014 at 9:36AM PST | Source: Battery Giant

East Lansing, MI (PRWEB) November 14, 2014 - Battery Giant is opening the door to the future for store owners Bob and Fonda Cavin as well as the local East Lansing and the Greater Lansing community with a ribbon cutting ceremony beginning at 11:00 a.m. on November 21, 2014.
The Battery Giant location at 1306 Michigan Avenue in the Gillespie Group’s Midtown Complex marks the 23rd franchise and sixth regional location for the Michigan-based battery company.
"We have always had the dream of owning our own business," shared store owners Bob and Fonda Cavin. "We discovered Battery Giant, and they discovered us, turning our dream into a reality. We are now taking charge of our own future, serving the East Lansing and Greater Lansing population as their battery experts...

TeamLogic IT Adds Record Number Of New Franchises »

November 11, 2014 at 10:57AM PST | Source: TeamLogic IT

Leading Technology Franchise adds 7 Businesses
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. - November 11, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - TeamLogic IT, a network of managed IT service providers, recently added seven new businesses to their nationwide franchise. New locations include: Frederick, MD; West Palm Beach, FL; Fort Meyers, FL; Knoxville, TN; Arcadia, CA, Fort Worth, TX; and, San Juan, Puerto Rico. All but one of the locations will be opened by year-end.
Chuck Lennon, TeamLogic IT's president, stated, "We are definitely on the fast track to significantly growing our franchise in 2015 and beyond. As a network, our existing franchisees are realizing 32% annual sales growth due to the great need for managed IT services by companies of all sizes."
Patrick Spaan, the company's director of franchise development, added, "Our strong brand, recurring revenue model and focus on customer service is attracting business owners from a variety of backgrounds, not just technology...

Liberty Tax Service Creates New, Hispanic-Focused Brand – SiempreTax+ »

November 07, 2014 at 10:07AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
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Company's goal is to better serve one of America's fastest-growing ethnic groups.
November 07, 2014 // Franchising.com // Virginia Beach, VA – Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today the launch of SiempreTax+, a national tax preparation brand focused on the unique and diverse needs of the Hispanic community.
SiempreTax+ is an independent brand under the Liberty Tax umbrella. Siempre means "always" and conveys the brand's customer service values – always accurate, open year-round, and always there for customers. Siempre will provide tax preparation plus a wide array of services and solutions for Spanish-speaking customers in the language they prefer – English or Spanish...

Liberty Tax Service Offices To Open Early This Tax Season »

November 07, 2014 at 8:40AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
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The goal is to help clients understand tax implications of Affordable Care Act.
November 07, 2014 // Franchising.com // Virginia Beach, VA – In an effort to help Americans understand the tax implications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and to offer health insurance enrollment assistance, Liberty Tax Service (NASDAQ: TAX) and its franchisees will open many of their offices across the country on November 15.
The 2014 Tax Year is the first in which Americans and legal residents in the country will be required to show proof of health insurance coverage as part of their income tax return. According to IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen, the implementation of the ACA, along with other factors, could make 2015 one of the most complicated tax seasons in a long time...

Former Google Employee Brings Valpak® Print And Digital To Silicon Valley »

November 06, 2014 at 11:48AM PST | Source: Valpak
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Local Husband and Wife Team Expand Reach for Businesses and Consumers 
November 06, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL - Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that husband and wife team, Damian and Jami Vest, have acquired the existing Valpak business in San Jose and expanded it to become Valpak of Silicon Valley. The Santa Clara County territory includes the cities of San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Sunnyvale and Santa Clara. The entrepreneurs now mail Valpak's signature blue envelope to 310,000 homes per month.
Damian Vest brings extensive sales and business development experience to his first franchise venture. Vest spent three years working for Google as a business development and strategic partner manager...

Valpak® Shares Consumer Shopping Insights For Holiday 2014 »

November 05, 2014 at 10:52AM PST | Source: Valpak
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Consumer Behaviors Shift as Deals Emerge and Small Businesses to Hold their Weight against Big-Box Retailers
November 05, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL - Valpak, a coupon powerhouse for more than 45 years, has tracked shopping trends in its annual readership survey, and found some surprising differences in consumer purchasing decisions this holiday shopping season.
With an increased amount of savvy shoppers, individuals are now focused on shopping smarter to identify the best deals. According to a recent Valpak Consumer Survey,* although holiday spending habits are changing, only 18% plan to spend full price on a gift for a loved one.
"Shopping habits of today have changed due to more mindful consumers and a different approach to holiday spending," said Michael Vivio, president of Valpak...

Valpak Print And Digital Expands In Dallas »

November 05, 2014 at 10:00AM PST | Source: Valpak
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Local Entrepreneurs Add New Territories and Expand Reach for Businesses and Consumers
November 05, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL - Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that husband and wife team, Hunter and Kimberley Dunn, have expanded their existing Valpak business to include additional territories in Dallas, Texas. The entrepreneurs now mail Valpak's signature blue envelope to Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman and Grayson counties, totaling 870,000 homes per month.
"Since first joining the Valpak family in 1996, I always knew that I wanted to expand my business," said Hunter Dunn, Valpak of Dallas franchisee. "This recent acquisition is the final piece of the consolidation of the Dallas market that we started in 2008...

The Entrepreneur's Source Recognizes 17 Coaches At Annual Conference »

November 04, 2014 at 3:54AM PST | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

National Alternative Career Coaching Company Celebrates Outstanding Leadership and 2013/2014 Achievements
November 04, 2014 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, Conn. – North America's leading alternative career coaching franchise, The Entrepreneur's Source® has recognized 17 regional & area developers, franchisees and associates for outstanding performance and leadership at the company's 15th annual conference, which took place September 28 – October 2, 2014 at Fort Lauderdale's Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa.
The largest private Expo in North America, this exclusive industry gathering of business coaching professionals celebrated outstanding achievements in 2013/2014 and explored strategies that empower and stimulate small businesses and franchise growth...

FASTSIGNS® Named A Top Franchise Investment By Reputable Industry Leader »

November 04, 2014 at 3:46AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS
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International Franchise Speaker and Author Dr. John Hayes Features Leading Signage & Visual Graphics Franchisor in eBook Titled "12 Amazing Franchise Opportunities for 2015"
November 04, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – FASTSIGNS International Inc. - the worldwide franchisor of more than 560 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers in eight countries - has been named a leading franchise opportunity for prospective entrepreneurs by internationally recognized franchise speaker and author Dr. John Hayes in his new eBook: "12 Amazing Franchise Opportunities for 2015."
Slated for a November 14, 2014 release on Amazon.com, the eBook explores the secrets of creating a one-of-a-kind franchise success story and examines the 12 franchise brands that Dr...

World Franchising Network Names Liberty Tax Service One Of The 50 Top Franchises For Minorities »

November 03, 2014 at 9:26AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Nov 3, 2014) - Liberty Tax Service (NASDAQ: TAX) recently was named one of the 50 Top Franchises for Minorities by the World Franchising Network. The survey measures the progress minorities have made within the franchising community and recognizes companies where minority participation is growing and senior management reflects that diversity.
"At Liberty Tax, we strive to make the American dream of business ownership affordable and available to all who seek it," said Liberty Founder and CEO John T. Hewitt. "That is why we are honored to be recognized as one of the Top 50 Franchises for Minorities."
More than 350 companies sought placement on World Franchising Network's eighth annual Top 50 list...

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

October 30, 2014 at 4:46AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Independence, OH - October 30, 2014 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the fastest growing wireless technology franchise network in the United States, is pleased to announce the opening of a new store located in Roseville, MN. CPR warmly welcomes business partners Mark Sommerfeld and Ryan Chester to the rapidly expanding network and congratulate him on the opening of his new store.
"The Roseville CPR store is in a really great location for our customers. Conveniently located next door to Pier One and Turn-Style, customers won't have any problem finding us. If you are out shopping or doing errands, it's an ideal location for walk-in service for top quality cell phone repairs," said owner Mark Sommerfeld.
Mark Sommerfeld has a long history as an IT service provider making him a perfect fit for his new CPR Cell Phone Repair franchise...



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