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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
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

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, 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)...

Holiday Safety Tips From Paul Davis To Prevent House Fires »

November 20, 2014 at 9:10AM PST | Source: Paul Davis Restoration
Paul Davis Restoration Opportunities Available

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Nov. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Paul Davis Restoration, Inc., a national franchise company and leader in property damage for residential and commercial buildings, wants to help make your holiday safer. Winter is the most prevalent season for house fires, but knowing the facts and implementing safety tips will make your holiday more enjoyable and safer for your family.
In 2013, U.S. fire departments responded to a fire every 25 seconds with over 1.2 million fires, which accounted for approximately $11.5 billion in property damage. The holidays are peak time for home fires due to electrical failures, dry trees, space heaters, fireplaces, candles, holiday lights, and cooking equipment. Visit the website at www.nfpa...

H&R Block To Report Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Results December 8 And Hold Investor Conference On December 9 »

November 18, 2014 at 4:04AM PST | Source: H&R Block

KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - November 17, 2014 - H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) will report fiscal 2015 second quarter results after the New York Stock Exchange market close on Monday, December 8. At that time, a copy of the earnings press release will be available on the company's investor relations web site at
At 8:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, December 9, the company will hold its investor conference in New York City. H&R Block's senior leaders will outline the company's strategies and outlook, and provide a general business update including discussion of fiscal 2015 second quarter results.
Analysts and institutional investors interested in attending the conference are required to register before Wednesday, November 26, by contacting Andrea Cook at acook@hrblock...

PRDnationwide Partners With Cancer Council Queensland »

November 14, 2014 at 8:55AM PST | Source: PRD Nationwide

November 14, 2014 // // Newstead, Queensland – PRDnationwide announced a new partnership with Cancer Council Queensland during the real estate franchise network's Principal's Forum, held 10-11 November, at Peppers Salt Resort & Spa in Kingscliff, NSW. To launch the affiliation, PRDnationwide commissioned the "Home Candle," a handmade soy candle with a custom blend of cedarwood and lemongrass. The candle was created as the company's signature settlement gift and is used across the network's 100+ franchise offices and clients.
The candle was inspired by Cancer Council's iconic Candlelight Ceremony used during its Relay for Life events of which PRDnationwide is a Community Supporter.
Of the first 100 candles produced, Candle #1 was reserved and auctioned during the Forum, which hosted owners of PRDnationwide franchise offices across Australia...

United Real Estate Announces Rapid Franchise Growth »

November 14, 2014 at 4:59AM PST | Source: United Real Estate

Disruptive Real Estate Franchise Model Expands Across the U.S. 
KANSAS CITY, MO - November 14, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ - United Real Estate, a fast-growing, national, full-service real estate operations and franchise organization announces the sale of key new markets quickly expanding its' national network. Dedicated to developing top-performing agents and providing them with the tools they need to grow their careers, United stands alone in the residential real estate industry with its' protected territory franchise solution.
The following successful entrepreneurs have affiliated with United Real Estate to open up offices in the following markets:
United Real Estate - Fort Worth
Assal Al-Drei, a current agent with United Real Estate Dallas, has purchased the rights to expand United Real Estate into Tarrant County Texas...

Growth Coach Earns Ranking As A Top Franchise For Minorities »

November 13, 2014 at 11:01AM PST | Source: The Growth Coach
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The Growth Coach has just been named to the World Franchising Network's annual list of the "50 Top Franchises for Minorities."
Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) November 13, 2014 - The Growth Coach, a leading international business and sales coaching franchise, has just been named to the World Franchising Network's annual list of the "50 Top Franchises for Minorities," which was recently featured in USA Today's Franchising Today.
The Growth Coach is the world's leader in group coaching workshops and the only franchise dedicated to helping business leaders find both success in business and balance in life. Growth Coaches around the world serve small business owners, management professionals, sales teams and the self-employed.
Most of The Growth Coach's services are delivered through group workshops, but coaches also provide one-to-one coaching, remote coaching delivered via phone and web, and coaching for special projects...

AdviCoach® Recognized 16 Business Coaches At Annual Conference »

November 13, 2014 at 6:41AM PST | Source: AdviCoach

National Business Coaching Company Celebrates Outstanding Leadership and 2013 Achievements
November 13, 2014 // // SOUTHBURY, Conn. – AdviCoach®, the premier source for business coaching and advisory services customized for small- to mid-size businesses (SMBs), has recognized 16 national & 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 business growth...

H&R Block To Help Consumers Enroll In Health Insurance Coverage »

November 13, 2014 at 6:17AM PST | Source: H&R Block

Website, Licensed Health Care Advisors to Help Find Best Plan On and Off Marketplace
KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - November 13, 1014 - H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, for the second year will offer nationwide health insurance enrollment services through its partnership with GoHealth. H&R Block's enrollment services, free of charge, help consumers understand their options, apply for the Advance Premium Tax Credit and select and enroll in health insurance coverage. Consumers can call a Licensed Health Care Advisor or visit a website to find plans and enroll.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires most people to have health insurance or face a potential ACA tax penalty. To avoid a potential ACA tax penalty, taxpayers can sign up for health insurance coverage during the open enrollment period, which for the ACA Marketplace is November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015...

Newest Report Ranks H&R Block Emerald MasterCard® Among Best Of Prepaid Cards Two Years Running »

November 13, 2014 at 4:09AM PST | Source: H&R Block

Emerald Card, With No Purchase or Monthly Fees, Tops List for Second Consecutive Year
KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - November 12, 2014 - H&R Block's (NYSE: HRB) prepaid card, the Emerald MasterCard®, received recognition as one of the best options for consumers with a bank account in a report just released from a leading industry consumer group for the second straight year. Given excellent ratings for convenience and safety, and very good ratings for value and fee accessibility and clarity, the Emerald Card ranked second overall in the category for prepaid cards used in addition to a bank account.
"We are proud to continue to lead the industry in providing a low-cost, rich-in-features prepaid card to consumers," said Greg Quarles, president of H&R Block financial services...

Family Financial Centers Announces Latest Florida Location »

November 11, 2014 at 12:16PM PST | Source: Family Financial Centers
Family Financial Centers Opportunities Available

Doylestown, PA (Business Wire) – November 11, 2014 - Family Financial Centers, LLC, is pleased to announce a new store location in Naples, Florida. The store is a new venture for owners Rick and Marisa Edwards. “Rick and Marisa are excited to build this business, and they certainly have the customer service and drive to make that happen”, stated Paul W. Eckert, founder and CEO of Family Financial Centers. The Naples, FL location is the second Family Financial Centers located in Florida. The store can be found at 5555 Golden Gate Parkway, Suite #119, Naples, FL 34116 and the phone number is 239-348-2704.
About Family Financial Centers
Family Financial Centers is the "Quantum Leap" forward in the evolution of the alternative financial service center...

Jackson Hewitt Appoints Vada Hill As Chief Marketing Officer »

November 11, 2014 at 8:56AM PST | Source: Jackson Hewitt Tax Service

PARSIPPANY, N.J. - November 11, 2014  - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc., a national leader in full service paid tax preparation and related financial services with approximately 6,300 locations and more than 650 franchise partners, today announced that Vada Hill has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Hill is a creative and versatile marketing leader with a 30-year track record of successfully building, restaging and repositioning brands across the financial services, restaurant, packaged goods and political/public service arenas.
In this position, Mr. Hill will be responsible for the company's brand marketing functions including advertising, public relations, creative development, promotions and digital marketing activities...

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 // // 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 // // 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...

United® Real Estate Recognizes Top Sales Agents For Third Quarter 2014 »

November 07, 2014 at 5:16AM PST | Source: United Real Estate

Top Three Sales Agents Account for More Than $10.5 Million in Sales Volume
November 07, 2014 // // KANSAS CITY, MO. - United® Real Estate, a fast-growing urban-centric real estate and franchise operation company, recognizes the top-performing agents in total sales volume and transactions for the third quarter of 2014. United credits the increased success of their agents to the company’s 100-percent commission-based business model, which is accompanied with an unmatched full-service solution that provides the latest training, marketing and technology solution to agents, while eliminating the high fees that competing real estate companies charge.
The company is proud to highlight the following top-performing agents in overall sales volume and transactions for the third quarter of 2014:
Top Volume Agents 
#1 – Jessica Enochs, United Philadelphia - $3,711,500#2 – James (Jim) Blaha, United Chicago - $3,633,900#3 – Edgar Davis, United Kansas City - $3,215,700
Top Transaction Agents
#1 – Annamarie Cicero, United Kansas City#2 – Edgar Davis, United Kansas City#3 – Brandon Kurdziel, United Chicago
"Our agents continually commit themselves to their success and the happiness of their clients – and these numbers relay that," said Peter Giese, President, United Real Estate...

H&R Block Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend »

November 07, 2014 at 4:10AM PST | Source: H&R Block

KANSAS CITY, MO - (Marketwired) - November 06, 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 Jan. 2, 2015, to shareholders of record as of Dec. 8, 2014.
The January 2 dividend payment will mark H&R Block's 209th 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...

The Growth Coach Named A Top Franchise For Veterans »

November 04, 2014 at 10:21AM PST | Source: The Growth Coach
The Growth Coach Opportunities Available

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) November 04, 2014 - The Growth Coach is proud to announce that the company has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Franchises for Veterans by USA Today. This honor recognizes businesses with a strong veteran representation and individual programs to attract veterans and is based on data from the Word Franchising Network.
"After more than a decade of franchising, The Growth Coach is proud to continue our commitment to our nation’s veterans. Veterans have given so much to us and we want to give back and make it as easy as possible for them to become business owners. Veterans also make great Growth Coaches because of the unparalleled structure and discipline," President of The Growth Coach Nathan Owens said...

Pronto Insurance Recognized As A "Top 50 Franchise For Minorities" »

November 04, 2014 at 5:03AM PST | Source: Pronto Insurance Franchise

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Nov. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pronto Insurance, a leading managing general agency providing sales & distribution, underwriting, and claims administration services focused primarily on the non-standard auto insurance market segment in Texas, has been recognized by the National Minority Franchise Initiative (NMFI) in its annual "50 Top Franchises for Minorities" list. Pronto Insurance was ranked #2 on NMFI's list.
Over the past eight years, NMFI has conducted its annual survey to track and analyze the progress of minorities within the franchising community. The results indicate that minorities are increasingly represented among franchisees across the United States. 100% of Pronto Insurance's 33 franchised units are minority-owned...

Exclusive Event Of 550 Business Coaches And Franchise Executives Stimulates Economic Growth, Fosters Small Business And Franchise Success »

November 04, 2014 at 4:03AM PST | Source: AdviCoach

15th Annual AdviCoach® and The Entrepreneur's Source® Conference Explores Leadership Strategies, Generates Innovative and Collaborative Ideas
November 04, 2014 // // SOUTHBURY, Conn. – More than 550 of North America's top franchise industry executives and business coaches came together September 27 – October 2, 2014 at the 15th Annual AdviCoach® and The Entrepreneur's Source® Conference. The largest private Expo in North America, this exclusive industry gathering of franchise executives and business coaching professionals explored strategies that empower and stimulate small businesses and franchise growth; examining innovative processes of efficiency, effectiveness, communication style, and rediscovering founding principles of business in order to continue to revive the economy and bolster further growth and success...

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...

Liberty Tax Service Announces Filing Of Shelf Registration Statement »

October 27, 2014 at 8:16AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Oct 27, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today that it has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") a universal shelf registration statement on Form S-3. The registration statement is intended to provide the Company with flexibility to access the capital markets more efficiently in the future.
At the present time, the Company has no specific plans to issue securities under the registration statement. If and when the registration statement is declared effective by the SEC, the Company will be able to offer and sell, from time to time, up to $200 million of securities such as senior, subordinated or convertible debt securities, warrants, units, common and preferred stock, or any combination thereof...

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