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5 Common Franchise Entrepreneurship Myths »

April 15, 2014 at 4:12AM PDT | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

North America's leading career and franchise business coaching company, The Entrepreneur's Source, explores the top misconceptions that deter prospective entrepreneurs from pursuing franchising.
April 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // Southbury, CT – While franchise companies are expected to grow faster and create more jobs than the rest of the economy*, many people still have a false impression of what franchising means as a career path to entrepreneurship.
Terry Powell, founder of The Entrepreneur's Source® (E-Source), North America's leading career and franchise business coaching company, notes that many of the people looking to start a business typically don't consider franchising as an option. He says, “When people think of franchising, they think of McDonald's, Taco Bell and Subway, but what they fail to realize is that there are a wide variety of franchise opportunities available that span several industries and investment levels...

Computer Troubleshooters Of Central Indiana Continues Their Successful Expansion Of Services And Community Commitment »

April 14, 2014 at 6:48AM PDT | Source: Computer Troubleshooters

Independence, OH - April 12, 2014 - (PR.com) - Computer Troubleshooters, an international IT services network, congratulates their Central Indiana franchise for both exceptional client service and commitment to the local community of Carmel. Computer Troubleshooters of Central Indiana recently streamlined operations for a flooring services provider through the use of Cabinet's SAFE CLOUD document management software system. The Indianapolis-based client, Ultimate Home Services, has reaped the rewards of enhanced efficiency by tripling their business over a three year period. Computer Troubleshooters of Indiana also remains a strong and steady supporter of their local community and will be serving as a major sponsor for the 2014 Carmel Marathon...

Cartridge World Shows How To Save Money, Improve Environment »

April 14, 2014 at 6:38AM PDT | Source: Cartridge World

Teen Inspires National Discussion on Earth-Friendly Printing
SPRING GROVE, Ill. - April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - When the news broke of a 14-year-old's discovery that a simple type font change could save the government millions of dollars, suddenly, ink and toner cartridges became the topic of conversations around the country. The fact of the matter is ink and toner cartridges have an enormous impact on small business owners' and consumers' wallets as well as the environment.
With Earth Day approaching on April 22, Cartridge World is reminding small businesses, schools and consumers that printer cartridges don't have to break the bank – or damage the environment.
"People are discarding millions of empty cartridges without realizing that most can be refilled 5-7 times and then recycled," said Tom McLaughlin, Marketing Director of Cartridge World...

Liberty Tax Service Finalizes The End Of Tax Season In Times Square »

April 11, 2014 at 8:40AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
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Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 - For a second year now, Liberty Tax Service, a subsidiary of JTH Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX), is completing this year's tax season with a grand finale finish. Lady Liberty wavers will fill Times Square in New York City to once again close the season. The public is invited to come out on Tuesday, April 15, and have their photos taken with Miss Liberty Tax, Brittney Wojtaszek. Then, they are welcome to watch as their pictures appear on the NASDAQ Tower in Times Square. The festivities will continue throughout the day, with Lady Liberty wavers passing out giveaways to the crowd. At 4:00 p.m., founder and CEO of Liberty Tax, John Hewitt, will ring the closing bell for NASDAQ.
"We had such a phenomenal response to the event last year we had to do it again this year...

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Opens A New Location In Northeast Atlanta »

April 07, 2014 at 11:48AM PDT | Source: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
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RICHMOND, VA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 - Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is happy to announce that Chuck Rich has opened a new location servicing the northeast Atlanta, Georgia area.
Known as Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Atlanta Northeast, Mr. Rich and his team will design and install custom outdoor lighting systems for his customers, for home exteriors, landscapes and gardens, patios, decks, poolsides and all kinds of outdoor living spaces. They will service the entire Atlanta metro including the Conyers, Norcross, Lawrenceville, Decatur and Covington areas.
Chuck Rich is an Airforce veteran and former Director of the Eastern Region for Government Sales at WESCO. During his tenure at WESCO, Mr. Rich directed all government voice, data and electrical infrastructure business in the eastern region...

Operation American Dream Again Gives Veterans Chance To Be Their Own Boss »

April 03, 2014 at 6:40AM PDT | Source: Signal 88 Security Group
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April 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // Military veterans with entrepreneurial dreams are invited to compete for start-up money to open their own business. Signal 88 Security’s contest, Operation American Dream, is in its second year and will again provide veterans with an opportunity for success.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, veterans own 2.4 million, or approximately one in 10, small businesses. It also notes that in the private sector, veterans are 45 percent more likely than those with no active-duty military experience to be self-employed.      
Between April 1 and May 15, 2014, Army and Air Force veterans are invited to submit a video explaining why they want to open their own business...

Batteries Plus Bulbs Jolts Its Way Up Franchise Times’ Fast And Serious List »

April 03, 2014 at 4:12AM PDT | Source: Batteries Plus Bulbs

Nation's Largest and Fastest Growing Battery and Light Bulb Franchise Ranks No. 33
April 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // Hartland, WI – Batteries Plus Bulbs, the nation's first, largest and fastest growing battery and light bulb franchise, has been ranked a high-power franchise by Franchise Times as part of the magazine's 2014 Fast and Serious list. Coming in at No. 33 out of 298 franchise concepts, the ranking not only recognizes Batteries Plus Bulbs for its rapid growth over the past few years but also for its sustainability as a strong steady franchise concept.
The list was formed using a 10-point formula, including percentage sales growth, percentage unit growth, dollar sales growth and numerical unit growth over the past three years, with more weight given to acceleration in years two and three...

TeamLogic IT Franchise Launches New Recruitment Website »

March 25, 2014 at 9:43AM PDT | Source: TeamLogic IT

TeamLogic IT Franchise, Top-Rated Technology Franchise, Unveils New Site to Tell the Stories Behind the Brand
MISSION VIEJO, CA - (Marketwired - Mar 25, 2014) - The TeamLogic IT franchise, which has been named the top-rated technology franchise by Franchise Business Review for three years in a row, has launched a new franchising site at www.teamlogicfranchising.com, featuring interviews with the management team and franchisees, financial details about the business and an in-depth look at the training, support and business model that help TeamLogic IT stand out.
TeamLogic IT solves a major headache for small and medium-sized businesses by offering managed IT service solutions that turn technology into an ally rather than an obstacle for clients...

Stop The Ink-Sanity! Cartridge World Says New Jersey Bill May Help 200,000 Small Businesses »

March 25, 2014 at 4:39AM PDT | Source: Cartridge World

TRENTON, N.J. - March 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Everyone knows that printer ink is extremely expensive, costing more per ounce than fine champagne. Now, New Jersey lawmakers are stepping up efforts to protect consumers and businesses against questionable pricing tactics by printer manufacturers. The effort is supported by Cartridge World, a global ink and toner retailer with 31 stores in New Jersey.
A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=24342
Cartridge World is launching the "Stop the Ink-Sanity" public relations campaign to shed a light on printer manufacturers' pricing tactics. The pending New Jersey legislation will make it unlawful for HP, Lexmark and all other printer manufacturers to sell a printer without indicating the average cost per 1,000 printed pages...

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Opens A New Location In Central Kentucky »

March 24, 2014 at 4:30AM PDT | Source: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
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The world’s premier outdoor lighting and landscape lighting franchise opens a new location in Central Kentucky.
Richmond, VA (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 - Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is happy to announce that Martha and Tom Caywood have opened a new location servicing the Central Kentucky area.
Known as Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Central Kentucky, Tom and Martha Caywood will design and install custom outdoor lighting systems for their clients, for home exteriors, landscapes and gardens, patios, decks, poolsides and all kinds of outdoor living spaces. They will service the greater Lexington area and Bluegrass area representative cities.
Kentucky natives and University of Kentucky alumni, The Caywoods have always had a love for the outdoor lighting industry and a passion for charitable causes that enhance the quality of life throughout Lexington and Central Kentucky...

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Opens A New Location In Dallas, Texas »

March 21, 2014 at 5:38AM PDT | Source: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
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Richmond, VA (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 - Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is happy to announce that Santiago Casanova has opened a new location servicing the Dallas, Texas area.
Known as Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of North Dallas, Mr. Casanova will design and install custom outdoor lighting systems for his customers, for home exteriors, landscapes and gardens, patios, decks, poolsides and all kinds of outdoor living spaces. Areas he will service include the Dallas, Plano, McKinney and Richardson areas.
Originally from Mexico City, Mr. Casanova currently owns and operates an electrical contracting business in Mexico City and has the same business in North Dallas. "I'm excited to bring Outdoor Lighting Perspectives to North Dallas," said Santiago...

JTH Holding, Inc. Adds Chief Investment Officer To Mark Baumgartner's Role »

March 21, 2014 at 5:30AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired) - March 20, 2014 - JTH Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) (the "Company"), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today that it has added the title and responsibilities of Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of JTH Holding, Inc. to Mark Baumgartner's role. Mr. Baumgartner was previously the Company's Chief Financial Officer and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Company's JTH Financial subsidiary. His expanded responsibilities as both CEO of JTH Financial and CIO of JTH Holding, Inc. include business development where he will explore new ventures and investment opportunities that align with or scale the Company's current business.
"Mark has been a huge part of getting the Company to where it is today," said John Hewitt, Chief Executive Officer...

Pat Sajak's Great American Deals, A New Hyper-Local Online Daily Deal Platform, Officially "Opens For Business" »

March 21, 2014 at 4:05AM PDT | Source: Great American Deals
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Company Announces Nationwide Sale of Franchise Opportunities
March 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Los Angeles, CA - March 21st, America's Favorite Television Host Invites Investor-Entrepreneurs with Strong Community Ties to Help Drive Success of New Neighborhood-based Online Retail Offering that "Pays It Forward" with a Charity Twist Television personality and savvy businessman Pat Sajak is looking for energetic, self-starting entrepreneurs to join him in taking a new daily deal website concept to communities across America. It's called Great American Deals – a hyper-local online shopping website that focuses on individual neighborhoods versus larger metropolitan territories and offers daily discounted deals designed to keep consumer spending within the immediate community, and in the pockets of nearby retailers...

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Opens A New Location In Northern Virginia »

March 20, 2014 at 7:59AM PDT | Source: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
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Richmond, VA (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 - Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is happy to announce that Kerry Wheeler has opened a new location servicing the northern Virginia area.
Known as Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Northern Virginia, Mr. Wheeler will design and install custom outdoor lighting systems for his customers, for home exteriors, landscapes and gardens, patios, decks, poolsides and all kinds of outdoor living spaces. Areas he will service include the Fairfax, Manassas, Woodbridge, Leesburg and Ashburn areas.
Kerry Wheeler has spent his entire career in the green and lighting industry. Before deciding to open a new Outdoor Lighting Perspectives location, he served as a Branch Manager for John Deere Landscapes. Mr. Wheeler holds a degree in horticulture from the University of Maryland, College Park and is a licensed tree expert...

Energy Automation Systems Hires Mary-Beth Army As Chief Financial Officer »

March 20, 2014 at 4:19AM PDT | Source: Energy Automation Systems

March 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // Energy Automation Systems ("EASI") is pleased to announce that Mary-Beth Army has joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer. Paul Bleiweis, CEO of EASI, said "We are thrilled to have someone with Mary-Beth's skills and experience join our team. She will play a key role in helping EASI continue to grow and establish itself as a leader in providing energy efficiency solutions for large industrial and commercial facilities".
Ms. Army has nearly 20 years of experience working as a CFO and in senior finance roles within growth stage companies similar to EASI. Most recently, Ms. Army was in a senior finance role with Healthtech Holdings, a rapidly growing software company with over $100 million in revenues which is focused on the healthcare market...

Win A Million Dollars From Liberty Tax Service »

March 19, 2014 at 7:20AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
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It's Madness, Alright.
March 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // Virginia Beach, VA – Liberty Tax Service, subsidiary of JTH Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX), is reminding the public to pick their brackets for a chance to win the grand prize in the "Liberty Tax Cash and Gadget Bracket Giveaway" contest. The person who predicts all 63 brackets correctly* for the Men's College Basketball Championship tournament will win one million dollars. Liberty Tax is also giving away a $25,000 bonus prize to the person, other than the grand prize winner, who predicts at least 60 brackets correctly*.
And the madness doesn't stop there. Excluding the above winners, the top ten finishers* who score the most points in the challenge will win runner-up prizes for first through tenth place...

Valpak Plans To Add 18 Franchise Markets In 2014 »

March 17, 2014 at 10:00AM PDT | Source: Valpak
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Leader in Local Print and Digital Coupons Targets Florida, California, Louisiana, Texas and New York 
March 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL - Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today it is building off the momentum of a successful 2013 and plans to add 18 new franchise territories in 2014. The company is targeting expansion in Miami, Fla., San Diego, Calif., New Orleans, La., Corpus Christi, Texas and Syracuse, N.Y., among others.
Leading this growth effort is Valpak's new director of franchise sales, Greg Courchane. Courchane joined Valpak in early 2003 as a franchise development consultant responsible for working with new franchisees. Bringing former sales and marketing experience to his new role, Courchane was soon promoted to director of new, micro and small markets with Valpak...

Liberty Tax Service Reports Fiscal 2014 Third Quarter Results »

March 13, 2014 at 7:01AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
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Reports Increase of 7.7% in U.S. Tax Customers Served Through February 28
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Mar 13, 2014) - JTH Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) (the "Company"), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, today reported net income for the third fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2014 of $4.1 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, compared to $1.7 million, or $0.12 per share, in the prior year period. The Company also reported that U.S. customers served during the calendar year through February 28, 2014 increased 7.7% and systemwide revenue increased 13.3% from the same period in the prior year.
"We are pleased with the increases we are seeing this year and they are in-line with our expectations. We have continued to take market share even though we had fewer offices," said John Hewitt, CEO...

The Three Key Elements Of Franchise Entrepreneurship »

March 13, 2014 at 4:22AM PDT | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

North America's Leading Career and Franchise Business Coaching Company, The Entrepreneur's Source, Explores The Main Differences Between Being an Independent Business Owner and a Franchise Business Owner
March 13, 2014 // Franchising.com // Southbury, CT  - Each year, millions of people explore the idea of entrepreneurship. In fact, three out of every four adults have considered a path towards self-sufficiency. For many, it's not a question of "Can I do it?" it's a matter of "How do I get started?"
Starting a business from scratch or purchasing an existing business can be daunting for many budding entrepreneurs. Those who feel they don't have the necessary knowledge or experience to start a business on their own should consider franchising, as it provides a comprehensive, entrepreneurial blueprint for success...

TeamLogic IT Named To The 2014 MSPmentor 501 »

March 07, 2014 at 5:45AM PST | Source: TeamLogic IT

Mission Viejo, CA (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 - TeamLogic IT, a nationwide network of managed services providers, earned a spot on Nine Lives Media's 2014 MSPmentor 501 list, a global ranking of the world's top managed services providers (MSPs). TeamLogic IT was the only franchise company on the list and ranked number 45.
In addition, Frank Picarello, TeamLogic IT's Chief Operating Officer, and Mike Celayeta, Vice President of Product Development, have both been named to the MSPmentor 250 list, another Nine Lives Media report which identifies the world's leading managed services provider executives, entrepreneurs, experts, coaches and community leaders.
TeamLogic IT's President, Chuck Lennon, previously named to the MSPmentor 250 list four years in a row said, "We are very honored that our company has been named to this esteemed list...



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