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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...

Liberty Tax Service Reports Volume Of U.S. Customers Served Through February 13 »

February 24, 2015 at 4:36AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

Will Report Third Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results on March 5
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Feb 23, 2015) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) (the "Company"), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today that through February 13, the Company and its franchisees served approximately 0.1% fewer customers in its offices than for the same period in the 2014 tax season. Liberty Tax Service offices have prepared approximately 909,000 U.S. tax returns during the 2015 tax season through February 13, a decrease of 0.1% versus the same period in the 2014 tax season. The company reported an increase in permanent store locations of 101 stores and a decline in seasonal offices of 224. The Company has also processed approximately 63,000 returns online...

FASTSIGNS® Certified As A 2015 World-Class Franchise® For Fourth Consecutive Year »

February 23, 2015 at 5:00AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS

Leading Signage & Visual Graphics Franchisor Recognized by The Franchise Research Institute® for Superior Franchise System and Franchisee Satisfaction
February 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // LINCOLN, Neb. - FASTSIGNS International, Inc. - the worldwide franchisor of more than 570 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers in nine countries – has received World-Class Franchise® certification from the Franchise Research Institute® for the fourth consecutive year.
The recognition comes after an independent franchisee validation survey was conducted by the Franchise Research Institute®, in which 63 percent of all FASTSIGNS franchisees participated. The survey was designed to determine the quality of 10 key metrics crucial to franchisee success within the FASTSIGNS franchise system...

FASTSIGNS® CEO Catherine Monson Receives Advocacy Award From The International Franchise Association (IFA) »

February 20, 2015 at 3:30AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS

February 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas - Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc., was honored as the first ever recipient of the International Franchise Association's "FAN of the Year Award" for her dedication and efforts to protect, promote and enhance the franchise industry. Monson was presented the award on Feb. 18 at the IFA's 55th annual convention.
As the inaugural recipient of the FAN of the Year award, Monson is recognized for championing franchise and small business issues locally and nationally through her work with the Franchise Action Network. An initiative of the IFA, the Franchise Action Network seeks to mobilize the franchise industry at the grassroots level to present a united front against anti-franchising forces as well as educate policymakers about the franchise business model and its positive impact on communities across the country...

Valpak® Named A Google AdWordsTM Premier SMB Partner »

February 19, 2015 at 7:33AM PST | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

February 19, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Valpak a leader in local print and digital coupons, has been named a Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner.
"The Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner Program is a great way for small businesses to connect with companies who can help them make the most of their online advertising," says Ben Wood, head of Google's Americas channel sales partnerships. "Guided by the expertise of our trusted partners like Valpak, small- and medium-sized businesses can maximize the value and performance of their campaigns." Valpak's strategic alliance with Google AdWords is on ongoing effort to provide its customers a way to extend their reach to consumers and will allow businesses to increase their visibility in search engine marketing...

The Entrepreneur's Source Accelerates U.S. Expansion »

February 19, 2015 at 5:28AM PST | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

Founder and CEO Terry Powell Leads The Entrepreneur's Source into Profound Growth Phase
February 19, 2015 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, Conn. – The Entrepreneur's Source, the world's largest franchise coaching organization renowned for its ability to help individuals achieve their income, lifestyle, wealth and equity goals, announced today an extensive franchise growth plan to expand its U.S. presence by 15 percent in 2015.
Building on the momentum achieved in the past 12 months, 2014 serves as a launching pad with considerable momentum behind it. Corporate growth plans call for adding nearly 20 new franchise offices in the coming year.
"I couldn't be more excited about where The Entrepreneur's Source is headed...

FASTSIGNS® Piques Interest Of Photofinishing Companies With Co-Brand Franchise Program »

February 17, 2015 at 5:16AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS

Leading Signage & Visual Graphics Franchisor to Join Top U.S. and Canadian Photofinishing Companies at Historic Buck Rogers Photofinishing Meeting to Discuss Growth Strategies
February 17, 2015 // Franchising.com // MOBILE, Ala. – The photofinishing industry has evolved greatly over the past few decades, leaving business owners to continuously adapt to the changing technological landscape. Recognizing the valuable insight and resources that it could offer photofinishing businesses, FASTSIGNS International Inc. hopes to inspire this group to explore new routes for diversification through its sponsorship of the 2015 Buck Rogers National Photofinishers Group meeting, taking place February 22-24, 2015 in Mobile, Ala.
Held by The Buck Rogers National Photofinishers Group, The Buck Rogers Meeting is a historic and exclusive organization that was founded in the 1930s and is made up of owners, presidents and decision makers in the photofinishing industry...

Valpak® Celebrates Its History With A Fresh Face And Reinvigorated Commitment To Neighborhoods »

February 13, 2015 at 5:22AM PST | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Direct Marketing Leader Transforms Itself to Deliver Even More Savings to Consumers Nationwide
February 13, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL - For nearly five decades, Valpak has helped consumers save money and enjoy a better lifestyle, with deals on everything from restaurants and personal care services to automobile and home maintenance. In celebration of its history of helping consumers and businesses in neighborhoods nationwide, Valpak announced today a new logo, brand positioning and engaging programs to deliver even more savings through its blue envelope and extensive portfolio of digital products.
"At the heart of our business, Valpak helps neighborhoods," said Michael Vivio, president of Cox Target Media, provider of Valpak...

FASTSIGNS® Celebrates 30 Years Of Success At International Convention »

February 11, 2015 at 11:30AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS

February 11, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas - FASTSIGNS International, Inc., the leader in signs, graphics and visual communications, kicked off its 30-year celebration with franchise owners and their teams in Dallas, Texas at the 2015 FASTSIGNS International Convention.
"We celebrated our 30th anniversary with a record-breaking 618 attendees at our annual convention and we recognized 94 franchisees in six countries for having sales in excess of $1 million," said Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc. "As we further embrace our 'More than fast. More than signs®.' brand positioning, we are proud of the accomplishments of these franchisees and excited about the future."
Convention attendees were greeted with a 30-year timeline window graphic that took them on a visual walk down memory lane with highlights of the franchisor's history...

Valpak® Hosts Networking Event For The Pinellas County Urban League Young Professionals And The St. Pete Chamber Young Professionals »

February 11, 2015 at 9:56AM PST | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

February 11, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, hosted a networking event for the St. Pete Chamber Young Professionals and the Pinellas County Urban League Young Professionals on Tuesday, Feb. 10.
"We have been working diligently for the past two years to develop new ways to recruit young, diverse talent," said Michael Vivio, president of Cox Target Media and Valpak. "Part of our goal is to engage different organizations that house that type of talent and offer them a chance to learn more about Valpak and the Tampa Bay business community," said Vivio.
Executives from manufacturing, franchise business and human resources led a senior leadership roundtable with discussions about their leadership experiences and what it took to get there, as well about business and career opportunities at Valpak and the region at large...

Staples Merger Will Help Cartridge World Win Market Share »

February 11, 2015 at 6:46AM PST | Source: Cartridge World

Superstore Acquisition Opens Doors for Local Retailers
MCHENRY, Ill. - February 11, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - For Cartridge World, the recent news of the superstore merger between Staples and Office Depot couldn’t have come at a better time. Last year, the network of 1,200 stores expanded its B2B printing solutions to become the only international franchise to provide printers, printer supplies and full-service support to small- to medium-sized business owners.
"The merger effectively makes Cartridge World the only brick and mortar printing retailer to help customers choose and install high-performance printers, cartridges, services and supplies"
Cartridge World’s move to offer comprehensive printing products and services to business customers fills a need that big box and office supply stores are not meeting...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Celebrates Grand Opening Of 200th Store At Mentor, Ohio Location »

February 11, 2015 at 4:32AM PST | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

CPR's Mentor, Ohio location will host a public grand opening celebration at the store on Wednesday, February 18th, from 2:00 – 7:00 pm.
Independence, OH - February 10, 2015 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the fastest growing wireless technology franchise network in the United States, is proud to announce the opening of their 200th store. CPR's Mentor, Ohio location will host a public grand opening celebration at the store on Wednesday, February 18th, from 2:00 – 7:00 pm.
Josh Sevick, CPR's President said, "CPR's phenomenal growth rate has achieved a major milestone with the opening of our 200th store. The grand opening of the Mentor store is an opportunity for CPR to thank our customers for helping us to achieve the goal of becoming the North American leader in cell phone repairs...

TeamLogic IT's Rapid Growth Continues In 2014 »

February 10, 2015 at 9:18AM PST | Source: TeamLogic IT

Nationwide Growth in New Territories Coupled With Expansion in Existing Markets Indicates Strong 2015 Performance Ahead
MISSION VIEJO, CA - (Marketwired - Feb 10, 2015) - In a nationwide sign of economic renewal and a growing need for managed IT services, TeamLogic IT reports record growth during 2014.
Last year's new franchise locations represent the largest number of additions to our network in a single year and build on the steady, year-over-year growth TeamLogic IT has seen since launching operations in 2006.
As a provider of repair, managed IT service and support consulting and equipment sales, TeamLogic IT franchise owners are able to meet any and all IT-related needs for their clients. That's why existing franchises reported solid growth in 2014, and why so many entrepreneurs opened their own operations, said Chuck Lennon, TeamLogic IT president...

Liberty Tax Service Offices Offer Free State Tax Return Preparation To TurboTax Customers Unable To File State Returns »

February 06, 2015 at 11:36AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Feb 6, 2015) - Liberty Tax Service today announced that it will offer free state tax return preparation in participating offices throughout the United States to any TurboTax customer unable to file his or her state return using TurboTax online software. Taxpayers are urged to go to www.LibertyTax.com to find the office nearest them.
Additionally, in light of the recent headlines regarding identity theft associated with online tax preparation, Liberty Tax Service reminds taxpayers that in-office, face-to-face interaction is the most secure way to prepare tax returns. There are procedures required to be performed in tax offices that are not available for online tax filings, such as checking photo identification...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Continues Rapid Franchise Expansion With New Store In Mentor, Ohio »

February 02, 2015 at 9:07AM PST | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Independence, OH - February 01, 2015 - (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 Mentor, OH. Randall Parsons is warmly welcomed to the rapidly expanding CPR network as he opens his new store in Mentor.
Parsons and his family are long term residents of Mentor, a far eastern suburb of Cleveland located on the south shore of Lake Erie. As a business owner, Parsons is actively engaged in the local business community with membership in the Mentor Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of COSE, the Council of Smaller Enterprises, a Northeast Ohio small business resource organization and also BNI (Business Network International)...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Opens 200th Franchise Store As National Expansion Continues »

February 02, 2015 at 8:10AM PST | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

CPR Cell Phone Repair has grown rapidly becoming nationally known for both its quality of service and number of conveniently located stores.
Independence, OH - January 31, 2015 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the fastest growing wireless technology franchise network in North America, is proud to announce the opening of its 200th store.
The rapid expansion of this early pioneer in the wireless technology franchise business has made CPR Cell Phone Repair a nationally known brand for both its quality of service and the number of conveniently located stores.
"CPR's rapid growth has been nothing short of phenomenal with the launch of 64 new franchise stores since October 2013. As we celebrate the opening of CPR's 200th store, we are delighted to say that we expect the expansion of our store network to continue growing at similar rates...

Taking The Leap Toward Self-Sufficiency: Letting Go Of Fear »

January 28, 2015 at 9:34AM PST | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

The Entrepreneur's Source®, a national alternative career coaching franchise, offers New Year advice for aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners.
January 28, 2015 // Franchising.com // Southbury, CT – Along with every New Year come new expectations for self-improvement regarding both personal life and work. While the economy and job market continue to improve and 2015 is finally here, why spend another year trying to survive the corporate grind and feeling like you are working on someone else's dream instead of your own? Terry Powell, founder of The Entrepreneur's Source®, an alternative career coaching franchise dedicated to individuals wanting to explore their options to become self-sufficient, suggests that it might be time to leave behind the fears of the unknown and finally take steps toward self-sufficiency and true work-life balance by pursuing entrepreneurship...

Cartridge World Named A Top-100 Franchise »

January 28, 2015 at 5:00AM PST | Source: Cartridge World

MCHENRY, Ill. - January 28, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Earlier this month, Entrepreneur magazine announced their annual Franchise 500® list and named Cartridge World among the exclusive Top 100 franchises, joining the ranks of Subway, McDonalds, Supercuts and other global brands.
Opening its first store in the United States 12 years ago, Cartridge World has nearly 500 stores in North America today. The retailer provides ink and toner cartridges, printers, service and supplies for thousands of home and business customers. Unlike a superstore that sells a wide range of office supplies, Cartridge World carved a niche in the market by delivering innovative printing solutions.
"Every office prints dozens to hundreds of documents every day," said Tom McLaughlin, Cartridge World's Marketing Director...



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