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Family Financial Centers Opens Second Texas Location »

September 18, 2014 at 10:32AM PDT | Source: Family Financial Centers
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Family Financial Centers Announces Additional Texas Location
Doylestown, PA (Business Wire) – September 15, 2014 - Family Financial Centers, LLC, is pleased to announce its latest location in Lewisville, TX. The Lewisville location is the second Family Financial Centers in the state of Texas, the other location is in San Antonio. This is a new venture for owner Greg Teller. Paul W. Eckert, founder and CEO of Family Financial Centers remarked "Greg is a fantastic addition to the Family Financial Centers Family. His background in the financial realm along with his tenacity and work ethic will lend itself well to the success of his new store." The Lewisville location can be found at 788 S. Mill Street, Suite #300, Lewisville, TX 75057 and the store phone number is (972) 219-5484...

Local Rainbow International® Business Receives International Award »

September 17, 2014 at 5:13AM PDT | Source: Rainbow International

Rainbow International of the Quad Cities named Franchisee of the Year of global residential and commercial restoration and cleaning franchise organization.
WACO, Texas (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 - Kevin and Joy Beirne, owners of Rainbow International of the Quad Cities, received the Top Gun Award and Franchisee of the Year Award from Rainbow International corporate during The Dwyer Group® International Conference held Sept. 7-10 in Orlando, Fla.
This award goes to franchise owners who achieve top sales and reach operation benchmarks. The Top Gun recipients represent the top 10 percent of Rainbow International franchise owners across North America.
"The idea of 'Top Gun' was established by the Navy in the 1960s as a way to give training and credit to elite fighter pilots," said Mark Welstead, president of Rainbow International...

Real Living Lifestyles Welcomes Bernie Truax To The Carlsbad Village Office »

September 16, 2014 at 4:43AM PDT | Source: Real Living Real Estate

Lisa Blanchard brings buyer for former San Diego Charger's Poway home that has been on the market since 2011.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 - Bernie Truax was attracted to the global reach, local touch aspect of Real Living Lifestyles Real Estate. "I like that it is not too small, that we don't get any exposure, but not too big that no one can make a decision. I like the marketing of the company and the values also," Truax commented. Truax also credited the staff as one of the reasons he joined the brokerage. At Real Living Lifestyles, the office administrators are a very big part of the team, keeping the office running smoothly, helping clients, agents, and friends.
Truax embarked on his real estate career in 2002, after getting tired of the crazy hours working at his restaurant franchises...

Liquid Capital Welcomes New 2014 Principals Aboard »

September 09, 2014 at 10:08AM PDT | Source: Liquid Capital
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September 09, 2014 // Franchising.com // Toronto - Liquid Capital Corp., a Canada-based franchisor specializing in factoring, has welcomed five new principal owners to their ever-expanding system so far in 2014. Among them, they will be servicing Western Pennsylvania, South and West Palm Beach Counties, Florida, Southeast Texas and the greater Vancouver area.
"The true strength of a franchise system lies in the mutually rewarding relationship between a franchisor and its franchisees," said Michael Peterson, Director of Franchise Development. "We have been thrilled to welcome aboard our new principal owners this year."
New principal owner, John Kraus, 56, opened Liquid Capital of Western Pennsylvania serving the greater Pittsburgh area this past March...

J.D. Byrider Adds Three To Franchising Team »

September 08, 2014 at 11:33AM PDT | Source: J.D. Byrider

September 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARMEL, Ind. - J.D. Byrider, the nation's leading used car and finance company, is pleased to announce three individuals have been added to the franchising team at J.D. Byrider's Carmel, Indiana, headquarters. Kirby Durham was hired as director of franchise financing, Maureen Glunt joins the team as director of franchise sales, and Jennifer Kier was named a senior franchise analyst.
"J.D. Byrider's franchising growth demanded that we allocate additional resources to help our franchisees continue to source exceptional funding opportunities for their businesses, as well as provide the horsepower to provide them best-in-class financial analytics and support,” said Tom Welter, vice president of franchising...

United® Real Estate Expands Franchise Presence To Indianapolis »

September 08, 2014 at 11:13AM PDT | Source: United Real Estate

Well-Established Real Estate Agency Affiliates with United to Amplify Their Offering
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - September 08, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - United® Real Estate, a fast-growing urban-centric real estate and franchise operation company, announces the addition of a new office in Indianapolis to its network of franchise offices, increasing the company’s presence within key real estate markets nationwide. After 10 years of owning and operating Sycamore Group Realtors, Paul and Chris Scherrer recently announced their conversion to a United Real Estate franchise.
"Several companies have tried to acquire or convert us," said Paul Scherrer, Managing Partner, United Real Estate – Indianapolis, "but no one offered us what United did...

H&R Block Budget Challenge Offers $3 Million In Grants And Scholarships, Plus Real-World Personal Finance Skills »

September 08, 2014 at 8:14AM PDT | Source: H&R Block

KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) September 8, 2014 - Many skills people need to succeed in life are learned early on by doing, from young children tying shoes to teenagers driving cars. But when it comes to teaching teenagers the basics for a strong financial future, they often must figure it out on their own -- and not with the best results. When American teens were tested on personal finance topics, the average score was below 60 percent, according to the National Financial Educators Council.
To help high schoolers learn to manage their money and become financially responsible adults, H&R Block has upped its commitment to teen financial literacy. This school year, high school students and educators nationwide can win $3 million in classroom grants, college scholarships and cash prizes via the H&R Block Budget Challenge...

H&R Block Announces Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Results »

September 04, 2014 at 3:53AM PDT | Source: H&R Block

KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - September 3, 2014 - H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, today announced its financial results for the fiscal 2015 first quarter ended July 31, 2014. The company typically reports a first quarter operating loss due to the seasonality of its core U.S. tax business.
First Quarter 2015 Highlights1

Total revenues increased $6 million, or 5.0%, to $134 million
Net loss from continuing operations improved 4% to $109 million, or $0.40 per share2
Non-GAAP adjusted loss per share3;from continuing operations unchanged at $0.40

Revenues increased 5 percent, to $134 million, primarily due to a 5-day extension by the Canadian Revenue Agency of the completion of the Canadian tax season this year from April 30, our fiscal year end, to May 5...

Rainbow International Restoration® Expands By 10 »

September 02, 2014 at 4:56AM PDT | Source: Rainbow International

Waco,TX (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 - Rainbow International had a shining second quarter of franchise sales in 2014. Rainbow International announced the addition of 10 new franchise locations. In addition to these new locations, four existing franchise locations have expanded their service territory, increasing the availability of their services to customers.
"We are always pleased to grow our service network by developing quality franchise locations," Mark Welstead, president of Rainbow International, said.
Rainbow International welcomes the following new franchise owners:

Troy Reese, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Jeffrey Finch, Conklin, New York
Patrick Patel, Ventura California
Jason Opp, Fairbanks, Alaska
Katherine Sheridan, Monterey, California
Dat Nguyen, Warwick, Rhode Island
Kevin McSweeney, Boxborough, Massachusetts
Craig O'bringer, Celina, Ohio
Phillip Miller, Goshen, Indiana
Scott Morrow, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Patrick Patel also owns a Mr...

Liberty Tax Service Announces Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Results »

August 28, 2014 at 5:21AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Aug 28, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, today reported results for the first quarter ended July 31, 2014. Due to the seasonality of the business, the Company typically reports a loss in the first quarter when revenues are low and costs are ramping up to drive growth in the following season. The Company reported a net loss for the fiscal first quarter ended July 31, 2014, of $8.6 million, or $0.67 per share, compared to a net loss of $5.9 million, or $0.46 per share, in the prior year period. The Company reported an adjusted non-GAAP net loss of $0.63 per share compared to an adjusted non-GAAP net loss of $0.49 per share in the prior period.
"During our first quarter, we are primarily focused on expanding our office count, improving operations and preparing for the next tax season," said John Hewitt, CEO...

Video Release - Severe Weather Safety Tips In Support Of National Preparedness Month From Paul Davis »

August 27, 2014 at 5:01AM PDT | Source: Paul Davis Restoration
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Aug. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - If an emergency occurred tomorrow, such as severe weather or a natural disaster, would you be ready? Paul Davis Restoration, Inc., a leading national provider of property damage restoration services including water, fire and mold damage cleanup, supports National Preparedness Month in September. Sponsored by FEMA within the Department of Homeland Security, the readiness program is designed to educate and empower Americans to be safe during all types of emergencies including natural disasters.
A family emergency plan form accompanying this release is available at: http://media.globenewswire.com/cache/19203/file/28400.pdf.
A video accompanying this release is available at: http://www...

Liberty Tax Launches Cloud Bookkeeping Service, Liberty Accounting »

August 27, 2014 at 4:44AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

Powered by Kashoo, New Bookkeeping Service Expands Offerings Available to Liberty Tax Franchisees and Empowers Small Business-Owning Customers to Take Control of Their Finances
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Aug 26, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) has launched Liberty Accounting (http://libertyaccounting.com). The offering will help Liberty Tax franchisees provide a more expansive suite of financial services to their clients, in addition to tax preparation and filing. The integration of this product will help customers keep more accurate records, making the tax preparation process much easier.
Liberty Accounting is simple, fully featured double-entry accounting, designed to strengthen the collaborative relationship between Liberty Tax franchisees and their small business-owning customers...

Renters Warehouse Joins Prestigious Inc. 500|5000 Honor Roll »

August 26, 2014 at 8:21AM PDT | Source: Renters Warehouse®

After 5th Straight Year on Fastest Growing Companies List
Minnetonka, MN (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 - Renters Warehouse, America's Professional Landlords, achieved Honor Roll status this year as Inc. Magazine announced their prestigious list of fastest growing privately held American companies on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014.
The Inc. 500|5000 list recognizes the top 5000 fastest growing privately held companies in the United States. Inc. stated that this year's list includes the most competitive crop in the list's history, with the average company on the list achieving a three-year growth of 516% and an aggregate revenue of $211 billion, generating 505,000 jobs over the past three years. This year, Renters Warehouse ranked #1549 nationally, marking their fifth consecutive time on the list...

H&R Block Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend »

August 22, 2014 at 4:14AM PDT | Source: H&R Block

KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - August 21, 2014 - H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 20 cents per share, payable Oct. 1, 2014, to shareholders of record as of Sept. 9, 2014.
The October 1 dividend payment will mark H&R Block's 208th consecutive quarterly dividend since the company went public in 1962.
About H&R Block
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is the world's largest consumer tax services provider. More than 650 million tax returns have been prepared worldwide by and through H&R Block since 1955. In fiscal 2014, H&R Block had annual revenues over $3.0 billion with 24.2 million tax returns prepared worldwide...

Liberty Tax Service To Report First Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results On August 28, 2014  »

August 19, 2014 at 4:29AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

Announces the Departure of Mark Baumgartner, Chief Investment Officer
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Aug 18, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today that it will report its earnings for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 before the market opens on Thursday, August 28, 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 88168767, 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...

H&R Block To Release Fiscal First Quarter Results September 3 »

August 15, 2014 at 4:30AM PDT | Source: H&R Block

KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - August 14, 2014 - H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, will report fiscal 2015 first quarter results on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 after the New York Stock Exchange market close. At that time, a copy of the press release will be available on the company's investor relations website at http://investors.hrblock.com.
A conference call for analysts, institutional investors, and shareholders will be held at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. During the conference call the company will discuss fiscal 2015 first quarter results, future outlook and a general business update. To access the call, please dial the number below approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time:
U...

The Concept Of Other People's Money Takes Off »

August 13, 2014 at 5:43AM PDT | Source: Interface Financial Group, The

Bethesda, MD, August 13, 2014 - (PR.com) - The Interface Financial Group has introduced a unique concept to the world of franchising.
The provision of a capital source to enable franchisees to access a substantial capital opportunity.
David Banfield, President says, "Looking at the success of entrepreneurs over the last hundred years invariably always shows one thing - their success was established by using other people’s money. Interface has now incorporated that facility into their franchise offering to enable their franchisees to emulate the success of other great entrepreneurs.
The Interface Financial Group is now offering this facility to all of their franchisees in The Unites States and Canada, as well as in the United Kingdom and Australia...

Fairfax, VA Brokerage Joins Real Living Real Estate »

August 05, 2014 at 7:25AM PDT | Source: Real Living Real Estate

FAIRFAX, Va. - August 05, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Real Living Real Estate, one of the nation's leading real estate franchisors and a member of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage networks, today announced the affiliation of Real Living Reserve, REALTORS® a Fairfax, VA-based company.
The brokerage, founded in 2012 by owner Bill Mulholland, serves the Washington, D.C. metro area. It's known for high-caliber sales professionals and a strong service reputation.
"Joining this brand is a door-opening opportunity for us," Mulholland explained. "We're excited to leverage the brand appeal, comprehensive suite of tools and forward-thinking mindset of the Real Living network."
Additionally, Mulholland said the Real Living brand, known for excellence in customer service, will help raise Real Living Reserve, REALTORS®' profile in the D...

Paul Davis' Laura L. Ferrante, Esq. Named Among Jacksonville Business Journal's Women Of Influence »

August 04, 2014 at 6:08AM PDT | Source: Paul Davis Restoration
Paul Davis Restoration Opportunities Available

August 04, 2014 // Franchising.com // Jacksonville, Fla - Laura L. Ferrante, Esq., Corporate Legal Counsel for Paul Davis Restoration, Inc., has been named among Jacksonville Business Journal's Women of Influence 2014. Ferrante was recognized along with 27 honorees who have attained milestone career achievements and involvement in business, nonprofits and the public sector throughout northeast Florida. The awards luncheon will be held on August 28 at Hyatt Regency Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Fla.
Paul Davis Restoration, Inc., is a national franchise company and leading provider of fire and water damage clean up and restoration services for residential and commercial properties.
Nominated by Malcolm Stone, Paul Davis' Director of Marketing and Communications, Ferrante's recognition was based on an online submission outlining the businesswoman's professional, civic, and personal accomplishments...

4 Pillars Creates A New Way To Deal With Debt Problems »

July 30, 2014 at 4:35AM PDT | Source: 4 Pillars Consulting Group Inc.

Winnipeg, Manitoba (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 - 4 Pillars is an independent debt restructuring firm with the sole responsibility of representing debtors facing financial challenges and finding the best possible solution to resolve their current financial challenges whilst meeting their long term financial goals.
The Phoenix Fund is a specialized lending company who provides loans exclusively to 4 Pillars' clients going through debt restructuring either via an informal or consumer proposal plan. However, unlike typical banks and private lenders who lend only to borrowers with equity in their homes, The Phoenix Fund offers both secured and unsecured loans making our product available to borrowers without property.
The credit acceleration consolidation loan program allows our clients to settle all off all of their creditors right away so they can start rebuilding their credit immediately and the ongoing financial coaching from the 4 Pillars consultants ensure the transition to financial responsibility is maintained once a settlement is achieved...



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