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AdviCoach® Shares The Top 4 Reasons For Employee Turnover »

July 24, 2014 at 4:10AM PDT | Source: AdviCoach

National business advisor, AdviCoach®, explores how to mitigate the most common mistakes that cause employees to leave.
July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, Conn. – Employment rates in the United States are steadily increasing, meaning businesses are growing and, as a result, seeking the right talent to fit their teams. With all the positive growth, one thing business owners have to be cognizant of is the danger of employee turnover.
Terry Powell, founder of AdviCoach, a national provider of business coaching and advisory services customized for small- to mid-size businesses, says that "identifying the type of employee you want and how to reach that talent may be one of the hardest parts of the hiring process...

1st Choice Realtors Joins Real Living Real Estate »

July 23, 2014 at 9:44AM PDT | Source: Real Living Real Estate

Loveland, CO-Based Brokerage Now Operates as Real Living 1st Choice Real Estate Services
LOVELAND, Colo. - July 23, 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 that 1st Choice Realtors in Loveland, CO has affiliated with the network and is operating as Real Living 1st Choice Real Estate Services. The full-service brokerage firm is led by Broker/Owners Steven Hayes and Cathy Forsythe.
Hayes and Forsythe said they chose Real Living for its brand appeal, comprehensive suite of tools and technology, and commitment to quality service. “In terms of core values, it was an ideal fit,” said Forsythe...

Inman News Features United® Real Estate Franchise Model And CEO Dan Duffy »

July 21, 2014 at 10:44AM PDT | Source: United Real Estate

Expanding Franchise Group Recognized for Rapid Growth and Unique Model
July 17, 2014 - KANSAS CITY, Mo. and SYDNEY, Australia – United® Real Estate, the rapidly expanding North American franchise network, and CEO Dan Duffy were recently featured in Inman News after finalizing a partnership with Colliers International's Asia-Pacific residential subsidiary, PRDnationwide (PRD) that will see the two groups combine their significant influence and resources.
Operating under the United PRD International brand, the newly formed alliance plans to be highly active on the global residential property landscape, with the first order of business to be an expansion of its coverage in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia-Pacific and other select international markets...

Rainbow International Offers Tips On What To Do Before During And After A Flood Disaster »

July 18, 2014 at 8:40AM PDT | Source: Rainbow International

Be Prepared to Act Quickly When Flooding Occurs
WACO, TX - (Marketwired - July 18, 2014) - Soaked rugs, damaged walls, warped flooring and ruined furniture are only the beginning of what homeowners in the Midwestern and Northeastern states dealt with after recent flood waters hit their area. Flooding can happen anywhere and be caused by heavy rains, severe storms, poor drainage, plumbing issues, and other water-related issues. The key is to be prepared and take quick action when a flood disaster occurs.
Rainbow International offers these general suggestions on how to be prepared before, during and after a flood:
Before…

Check with an insurance agent about flood insurance for the home.
Prepare a home inventory of furniture and valuables in the home, including details and pictures...

IFG Opens South Africa Master Licensee Office In Pretoria »

July 17, 2014 at 6:28AM PDT | Source: Interface Financial Group, The

Pretoria, South Africa - July 17, 2014 - (PR.com) - Already operating in 8 countries, this new addition adds a considerable new market opportunity for the Interface organization, for both existing and new licensees.
Interface licensees work closely with their small business clients to facilitate their growth through a unique cash flow acceleration programme.
Mr. Wimpie Sevenster has been appointed Master Licensee for Interface for South Africa, and has already started the sub-licensing process with the establishment of a Durban office. He plans to have another four offices open for business by the end of the year.
David Banfield, President of Interface stated, “The establishment of the new structure in South Africa will not only enable us to service a growing small business community, but it will also provide us with a platform to continue our expansion plans in Africa...

JTH Holding, Inc. Changes Name To Liberty Tax, Inc. »

July 15, 2014 at 6:48AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

Virginia Beach, VA - (Marketwired - Jul 15, 2014) - JTH Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) (the "Company"), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today its name change to Liberty Tax, Inc.
"This name change will reduce confusion related to the previous name and will help us improve our brand recognition," said John Hewitt, CEO. "We believe this name better reflects our primary business and will make it easier for people seeking information about us."
About Liberty Tax, Inc.
Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, Liberty Tax, Inc., formerly known as JTH Holding, Inc., is the parent company of Liberty Tax Service. Liberty Tax is the fastest-growing tax preparation franchise and has prepared almost 18 million individual income tax returns in more than 4,400 offices and online...

Renters Warehouse USA Signs Four New Franchises »

July 09, 2014 at 9:01AM PDT | Source: Renters Warehouse®

Minnetonka, Minnesota (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 - It was announced today that Renters Warehouse USA signed four new franchises to their company name. Franchises will soon be opening in Tucson, Arizona, Frisco, Texas, Des Moines, Iowa and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Renters Warehouse USA is very pleased to extend their client base by having new franchises across the nation to add to their property management services.
The franchises, which are all expected to open in the near future, will bring countless clients to Renters Warehouse. As the company continues to expand across America, they see interest from potential landlords every day. With the opportunity to buy-to-rent because of low housing prices, the time to become a landlord is now. People who have wanted to become landlords, have recently jumped on the inexpensive housing prices and are now renting their properties through Renters Warehouse...

Family Financial Centers Announces Second Annual Gala For CHOP »

June 25, 2014 at 7:24AM PDT | Source: Family Financial Centers
Family Financial Centers Opportunities Available

Doylestown, PA (Business Wire) – June 24, 2014 - Family Financial Centers hosted its second annual Gala for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on May 17th, 2014. The event was held at The Standard Club in Doylestown, PA and began with appetizers and donated wine and beer from local shops and breweries. Following the cocktail hour was a talent filled performance by several current and past Broadway actors, and select up and coming performers from Dance Elite Studio in Horsham, PA. The show included a featured dance performance by Katherine Barkman of Richboro, PA who recently made it to the finals in New York City for the Youth America Grand Prix International Ballet Competition. Barkman was also one of 99 ballet dancers worldwide who has been selected to compete in the Olympic style International Ballet Competition to be held in Jackson, Mississippi this June...

Meg Boyle Named Among Milwaukee Business Journal's Women Of Influence 2014 »

June 23, 2014 at 7:24AM PDT | Source: Paul Davis Restoration
Paul Davis Restoration Opportunities Available

June 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Milwaukee, Wis. - Meg Boyle, longtime co-owner of Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of Southeast and Fox Valley Wisconsin, has been named a Milwaukee Business Journal Women of Influence winner. The honor was announced during a sold out event at Wisconsin Center on June 20. Boyle was recognized in the Family Business category among 28 outstanding business women in a variety of honoree groups from throughout Milwaukee and the surrounding areas.
Nominated by Allan Degner, Paul Davis' Director of Marketing, Boyle's recognition was based on an online submission with an outline about the businesswoman's professional and personal accomplishments. The information included a brief history about Boyle's family construction business with her five siblings and father, Oscar J...

A Victim Of His Own Success »

June 20, 2014 at 9:09AM PDT | Source: Interface Financial Group, The

Success is getting orders and growing the business. However, growth is only good when you can finance it, and financing has been difficult to get for many small business owners.
NAPLES, Fla. - June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ - Many small business owners are victims of their own success. The story goes like this. An entrepreneur started his own business about 18 months ago. Initially he used his savings to finance the startup and then his pension fund that he accumulated while working for someone else.
It was fairly slow going at first but in the past 7 or 8 months business had picked up and he's getting orders on a regular basis. The he realized that as his business grew he needed more working capital to fuel the growth. At one point he resorted to financing some business purchases with credit cards and then found himself with some large credit card debt...

Restore And Recover During A Trip To The Beach »

June 19, 2014 at 10:53AM PDT | Source: Rainbow International

WACO, TEXAS - JUNE 17, 2014 – June is the perfect time to take a break, hit the beach and enjoy a little summer fun. However, when heading to the beach, it’s important to stay safe. Now that summer is here, Rainbow International® offers these important safety tips to keep in mind while on the beach and enjoying the water.
Beach safety
Always apply sunscreen to prevent sunburns. Reapply often.
Bring water bottles to the beach and drink often to stay hydrated.
Take frequent breaks to get away from the sun.
Grab a healthy snack, such as fresh fruit and vegetables.
Wear shoes when walking on the beach to protect the bottom of your feet from burning or stepping on sharp objects.
Ocean safety
Pay attention to warning flags on the beach...

Liberty Tax Service Announces Fiscal Year 2014 Results: GAAP Diluted Earnings Per Share Up 21% »

June 18, 2014 at 9:37AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Jun 18, 2014) - JTH Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX)

Systemwide revenue up 10.5%, to $421.2 million.
GAAP diluted earnings per share up 21% to $1.51.
Non-GAAP adjusted net income up 8% to $21.0 million.

JTH Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, today reported its financial results for fiscal year 2014. Total customers served in the U.S. and Canada including online grew 6% to 2.4 million. Tax returns prepared in offices in the U.S. grew 5%, exceeding the IRS reported growth rate of .7%. The Company's average net fee increased 6%. The increase in average net fee and the number of returns processed coupled with more customers utilizing financial products drove increased revenue...

The 2014 American Business Stevie Awards Announces Renters Warehouse As Winners »

June 18, 2014 at 9:16AM PDT | Source: Renters Warehouse®

Winners of Two Gold Awards and Three Silver Awards
Minnetonka, MN (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 - Renters Warehouse won the Gold Stevie Award for Executive of the Year in Real Estate as founder and chairman of the board, Brenton Hayden was recognized for his accomplishments with the Minnesota based company. The team was also recognized as Gold Award winners for the Business Innovation of the Year in Consumer Services Industries for the application of their proprietary digital marketing and CRM platform, RentFeeder™. Renters Warehouse also took home three Silver Stevie Awards for Company of the Year in Real Estate, Most Innovative Company of the Year and Fastest-Growing Company of the Year.
The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program...

EY Announces Renters Warehouse's Founder & Chairman, Brenton Hayden As An EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™  »

June 16, 2014 at 4:40AM PDT | Source: Renters Warehouse®

2014 Award Winner in the Upper Midwest
Minnetonka, MN (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 - Ernst and Young announced on June 11th, 2014 that Brenton Hayden, Founder and Chairman of Renters Warehouse is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award Winner in the Upper Midwest. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Brenton was selected as the winner of this prestigious award, with many members of his Renters Warehouse family in attendance.
Hayden, was thrilled to be a finalist for the award, but now feels honor and complete bliss over what he says is one of the biggest award wins in his career...

Paul Davis Promotes New Leaders In Southeast And Fox Valley Wisconsin »

June 13, 2014 at 4:56AM PDT | Source: Paul Davis Restoration
Paul Davis Restoration Opportunities Available

June 13, 2014 // Franchising.com // Milwaukee, Wis. - Dan Druml and Meg Boyle, longtime owners of Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of Southeast and Fox Valley Wisconsin, announced that three of the company's dedicated employees have been promoted. Brady Chuckel, Tim Guilette and Jeff Hertel will assume executive level positions contributing to the continued growth and success of their offices that are recognized in Wisconsin, the Midwest and nationally as leading firms in the insurance restoration and remodeling industries.
Chuckel will serve as Vice President of Sales, Guilette will serve as Vice President of Operations, and Hertel will serve as Vice President of Finance. This group will help lead the Paul Davis team of employees who are renowned for award-winning professional expertise, exceptional customer service, and skilled knowledge of residential, commercial and industrial properties...

H&R Block Announces Fiscal 2014 Results »

June 11, 2014 at 6:32AM PDT | Source: H&R Block

KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - June 11, 2014 - H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB)

Total revenues increased $118 million, or 4%, to $3.024 billion1
EBITDA increased 8% to $940 million, or 31% of revenues2
Non-GAAP adjusted earnings per share3from continuing operations up 5% to $1.67 

H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, today announced its financial results for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2014. Revenues increased 4.1 percent, to $3.024 billion, driven by improved return mix and changes to the company's pricing strategy in its retail locations, digital tax software product enhancements and monetization efforts, and increased Tax Plus financial services product revenues...

University Of Phoenix Awards Full Scholarships For Three Individuals »

June 10, 2014 at 10:11AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Jun 10, 2014) - In partnership with Liberty Tax Service, University of Phoenix has granted full college scholarships to three individuals seeking to further their education. Selected from a highly-qualified group of individuals, all applicants had to submit three essays along with a letter of recommendation. The judging was based on a five-point grading scale for each essay and letter. The winners were the applicants with the highest overall scores.
Winners Katrina Longan, Abhinav Mehta, and Andrea Zank were officially awarded the scholarships during Liberty Tax Service's 17th Annual Convention held in Virginia Beach, Virginia on May 30, 2014.
Longan, an office manager in Colorado Springs, Colorado, will be pursuing a Bachelor of Art's degree with a concentration in marketing...

Liberty Tax Service To Report Fiscal 2014 Results On June 18, 2014 »

June 10, 2014 at 5:33AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Jun 9, 2014) - JTH Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX), parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today that it will report its earnings for fiscal 2014 before the market opens on Wednesday, June 18, 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 53934581, 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 Wednesday, June 25, 2014, by dialing 855-859-2056 (domestic) or 404-537-3406 (international)...

United® Real Estate Hires Director Of Franchise Development »

June 09, 2014 at 9:04AM PDT | Source: United Real Estate

David Ayres Will Manage Sales of Franchises in Targeted Markets
June 04, 2014 // Franchising.com // KANSAS CITY, Mo. – United® Real Estate, a fast-growing urban-centric real estate and franchise operation company, announced today that David Ayres has been named as Director of Franchise Development. In this new role, he will be responsible for managing the sales process of franchises to real estate brokers in the greater Atlantic region of the U.S.
"We're excited to hire a talented professional who is aligned with our company's strategic vision for the future like David," said Peter Giese, President of United Real Estate. "Having worked closely with David in the past, I know firsthand he has an exceptional aptitude for building successful business networks...

Renters Warehouse Reveals Impressive Growth With 370% Increase In The Number Of Properties Managed Since 2011 »

June 03, 2014 at 8:08AM PDT | Source: Renters Warehouse®

Leading and most awarded property management company in America now manages over 4,000 properties nationwide.
Minnetonka, MN (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 - Renters Warehouse, America's Professional Landlords and four time honorees of the prestigious Inc. 500|5000 awards, announced today that they are now managing over 4,000 properties and counting in the United States. Renters Warehouse has recently expanded franchise efforts into 10 locations in 7 states, looking to reach 175 locations in the next few years. Over 40 million single-family homes are expected to be rented across the U.S. by 2015 - a 185% increase from the approximate 14 million rented in 2013. The opportunity has never been greater to become a Renters Warehouse franchisee or landlord...



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