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Zippy Shell To Support Fallen Heroes With "Wreaths Across America" This Holiday Season »

November 21, 2014 at 7:38AM PST | Source: Zippy Shell

November 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C.- Zippy Shell USA, LLC is proud to announce that this holiday season the company will support the Wreaths Across America program. The Maine based charity works to lay wreaths at Veterans' cemeteries and monuments across the United States. Their most ambitious project is annually laying wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery for the holiday season.
Zippy Shell is pledging that for every customer that books with one of their participating locations, they will sponsor a wreath for a fallen hero. This effort began on November 15th and will continue through Christmas.
Wreaths Across America strives to teach communities about the importance of remembering fallen heroes, supporting troops currently serving, and teaching youth of the selfless sacrifices made by veterans and their families for freedom...

First South Carolina Franchise Location Opens For Business! »

November 21, 2014 at 6:52AM PST | Source: Zippy Shell

November 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC is excited to announce the company's first franchise location in the state of South Carolina is officially open for business! The newest location is under the ownership of Bart and Robin Duncan and will serve the greater Greenville area.
Both originally from Greenville, Bart and his wife, Robin, have spent most of their careers working in the aerospace and telecommunications industries. The Duncan's previous experiences will be invaluable resources for their Zippy Shell® operation because they understand the benefits of providing excellent customer service.
"We are of course very excited to get started," said Trey Smart, Business Development specialist at Zippy Shell of Greenville...

New Caring Transitions Business Brings Senior Relocation Services To North Atlanta »

November 18, 2014 at 9:53AM PST | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 18, 2014 - Bret Rachlin knows what it's like to relocate a senior. When his mom and 90-year-old father moved from Fort Myers to Atlanta four years ago, the stress was overwhelming. That experience, combined with his desire to serve his community as a small business owner, is why Rachlin has launched Caring Transitions of North Metro Atlanta.
Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. Caring Transitions of North Metro Atlanta serves Roswell, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven and Doraville...

You Move Me Opens 7th Franchise In California »

November 06, 2014 at 4:08AM PST | Source: You Move Me
You Move Me Opportunities Available

November 06, 2014 // Franchising.com // WALNUT CREEK, CA - Entrepreneur Jimmy Lu is bringing You Move Me to Walnut Creek, forever transforming the way people in that city move. This is the 7th franchise that You Move Me has opened in California and franchise no. 33 for the brand in North America.
The moving industry is generally thought to be unreliable at best and downright sketchy at worst. But with You Move Me, Lu is applying standards for professionalism that focus on the customer and on making moving almost fun.
Lu applied his BA in Economics from UC Berkeley to grow a technology company and then a national food franchise. Delving into business ownership again, he knows he can apply his formula for success to You Move Me as well...

Woman Entrepreneur Opens Caring Transitions Of Northeast Wyoming & Rapid City »

October 29, 2014 at 4:59AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

Amanda Lawson launches local franchise specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations.
Sheridan, WY (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 - Amanda Lawson is excited to be bringing her passion for service to her new small business, Caring Transitions of Northeast Wyoming & Rapid City.
Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. Caring Transitions of Northeast Wyoming & Rapid City serves Sheridan, Buffalo, Gillette, Rapid City, Spearfish and the surrounding communities...

Zippy Shell USA Named To Franchise Times Top 500 Franchise Systems List »

October 27, 2014 at 7:44AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

October 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC. is excited to announce the company’s inclusion on the 2014 Franchise Times Top 500 Franchises Systems list. The list, also referred to as the "500 Big Brands" list, is published annually incorporating the largest franchise systems across the world. Coming in at #485, Zippy Shell® joins the ranks of some of the largest companies in the world after just four years of operation.
The Franchise Times Top 500 is an annual ranking of the top 500 franchise systems in the U.S. by Global system wide sales, based on the previous year’s performance. Franchise Times compiles the companies by reviewing their voluntary reports and publicly available data, including the most recent franchise disclosure document and Securities and Exchange Commission filings...

New Business Serves Seniors, Families In Colorado Springs »

October 24, 2014 at 5:53AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 - Patrick McCombie is looking forward to bringing senior relocation and estate liquidation services to the area through his new small business, Caring Transitions of Colorado Springs.
Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. This local franchise, Caring Transitions of Colorado Springs, serves the Colorado Springs and Monument areas as well as the surrounding communities.
"I saw two aunts go through relocations and it was a struggle...

Caring Transitions Recognized As A Top 50 Franchise For Veterans »

October 23, 2014 at 10:34AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions
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Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 - As Caring Transitions surpasses 150 franchisees nationwide, the company is also celebrating being recognized as one of the Top 50 Franchises for Veterans by USA Today.
Caring Transitionsis America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move management, Caring Transitions can handle on-site or online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. The USA Today honor recognizes businesses with a strong veteran representation and individual programs to attract veterans and is based on data from the Word Franchising Network.
"At Caring Transitions, we believe that veterans not only deserve the best opportunities, but that they have earned those opportunities...

Zippy Shell USA Sponsors Powerlifting World Championship »

October 23, 2014 at 7:43AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

October 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA is proud to announce the company’s sponsorship of the 100% RAW Powerlifting Federation 2014 World Championships. The competition is one of the largest powerlifting events in the world with over 300 athletes competing from as far away as Russia and Canada. The 2014 World Championship is being held on Oct. 30- Nov. 2, 2014 in Virginia Beach.
The competitors range in ages from pre-teens to adults with the youngest competitor being a 12 year old New Jersey native. Zippy Shell will sponsor a championship belt to be awarded to one of the top competitors of the championship.
"Just as these competitors strive to be world class, Zippy Shell works every day to deliver world class customer service to our customers who are moving or need storage for their stuff", said Josh Greene, VP of Marketing for Zippy Shell...

Two Women Entrepreneurs Bring Medical Background To New Caring Transitions Business »

October 22, 2014 at 10:39AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

Billings, MT (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 - Friends Teresa Otto and Erin BeQuette have a true passion for caring for people. Teresa, an anesthesiologist, and Erin, a nurse, are looking forward to bringing that passion and experience to their new business – Caring Transitions of Yellowstone Valley.
Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, preparing homes for market and more. Caring Transitions of Yellowstone Valley serves the Billings area, Yellowstone County and Southeastern Stillwater County as well as Carbon, Treasure, Rosebud and Custer counties...

New Business Brings Needed Services To Seniors, Families In Austin »

October 22, 2014 at 7:15AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 - Brandon and Elizabeth Mirabal are looking forward to bringing needed relief to seniors and their families through their new business, Caring Transitions of Greater Austin.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitionscan handle on-site and online estate sales, preparing homes for market and more. Caring Transitions of Greater Austin serves several areas of Travis County: Circle C, South Austin, Shady Hollow, Manchaca, Barton Hills, Travis Heights, Downtown Austin, Tarrytown, West Campus and North Austin.
The Mirabals decided to open an Austin franchise location after experiencing what many of their clients are facing...

Mark Liberatore Embraces Small Business Ownership As Encore Career »

October 22, 2014 at 6:08AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

Bernardston, MA (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 - Mark Liberatore is looking forward to starting a new chapter in his life focused on serving seniors and families with his new business, Caring Transitions of the Central Connecticut River Valley.
Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, preparing homes for market and more. Caring Transitions of the Central Connecticut River Valley serves Brattleboro, Vermont; Keene, New Hampshire; and Greenfield, Northampton, Amherst and Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Liberatore decided it was time to open his own business after experiencing one too many corporate layoffs...

Zippy Shell To Open First Nebraska Franchise Location! »

October 21, 2014 at 6:46AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC. is proud to announce the sale of the company's first franchise location in the state of Nebraska. The newest location will service Douglas County, the largest county in Nebraska, and Lancaster County, where the state capital of Lincoln is located. Expected to launch in February 2015, the new operation will be under the ownership of Dan and Sue Cullen.
Dan Cullen has over 30 years of experience in the technology field. Most recently in 2011, he sold an Omaha based data center services company he helped build. Dan's wife Sue, has been an integral member of the medical field over the past 30 years. With Dan's leadership and business skills along with Sue's exceptional customer service skills, the duo is a great fit to handle all aspects of the Zippy Shell® service!
Following the sale of his last business, Cullen took some time to think about what he wanted to do next...

You Move Me Conquers LinkedIn »

October 17, 2014 at 5:48AM PDT | Source: You Move Me
You Move Me Opportunities Available

October 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Earlier this month, You Move Me was recognized by LinkedIn for their accomplishments with using the social media giant's marketing platform that led to a huge spike in web traffic and franchise inquiries.
The LinkedIn Marketing Solutions team published a case study profiling the success of You Move Me's Sponsored Update and InMail campaign, alongside industry titans such as General Electric, Chevron and Microsoft.
Excerpt from the case study:
"With LinkedIn's targeting capabilities and creative tools for reaching out to the right professionals at the right time, You Move Me attracted a new audience of possible franchise owners. Sponsored Updates saw engagement rates three times higher than average LinkedIn benchmarks, while InMails showed a click-through rate two times the average rates – and open rates five times the average rate...

Zippy Shell’s Fifth Texas Franchise Location Is Open For Business! »

October 08, 2014 at 6:27AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

October 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC is proud to announce the grand opening of the company’s newest franchise location in Houston, Texas. Zippy Shell of Houston will be the fifth Zippy Shell franchise location in Texas and will pair with the other locations to provide unprecedented service to the entire Houston area. The newest location is under the ownership of Alex Hodges, a 25-year business professional with various experiences working for large and mid-sized corporations.
"Zippy Shell has several innovative business differentiators that will enable me to provide secure, convenient and affordable storage and moving services to customers that can beat any competitor in the Houston market," said Hodges...

Felita Clark Launches New Caring Transitions Franchise In Raleigh »

October 07, 2014 at 11:25AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

Caring Transitions, America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations, to serve Raleigh.
Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 - When Felita Clark's father died, she and her family were faced with helping her mother downsize while grieving their loss. That experience, along with her understanding of project management, is what inspired Clark to launch her new business – Caring Transitions of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market...

Zippy Shell USA, LLC Marketing Head, Josh Greene Highlights Marketing Summit »

October 07, 2014 at 8:19AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

October 07, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC's Vice President of Marketing Josh Greene was a speaker at the recent 2014 Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit. The annual conference is the premier marketing event for professionals in the Baltimore, MD area. Greene led a segment called "Facebook: Ten Tips for Marketers" for the over 300 attendees of the conference.
The Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit is a one day conference that occurs twice a year, once in the fall and spring annually. The main themes of the conference focus on emerging technologies and trends in marketing communication. The discussions focus on how technology is changing and how marketers can leverage that technology to communicate with their audience...

Chicago Area Caring Transitions Franchise Owner Recognized By NSBAR »

October 06, 2014 at 4:46AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

Evanston, IL (PRWEB) October 03, 2014 - Caring Transitions of Chicago and North Suburbs owner Erin Marcus was just recognized by The North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS as the organization's Affiliate Member of the Year.
Marcus joined the association two years ago when she launched her local Caring Transitions franchise. Marcus' business specializes in managing senior moves, downsizing, and estate liquidation. Full service projects include everything from helping to choose what is going to the new home, to liquidating items no longer desired and getting a house ready for market and for closing.
"I was completely surprised by the award. I sponsored the luncheon and was running around beforehand trying to get organized and talking to people and I wasn't really even thinking about the actual awards...

Zippy Shell USA, LLC Expands Interstate Move Division Into New Florida Headquarters! »

September 25, 2014 at 9:21AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

September 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC is proud to announce the opening of the brand new ZipMove® Headquarters in Tampa, Florida. In just a few months of operation ZipMove has grown into over 50 metro markets across the U.S. and this growth has necessitated the expansion of call center services.
ZipMove utilizes the Zippy Shell portable storage and moving system to provide moving services to customers throughout the United States. The portable storage containers allow a more cost effective and secure means of moving a customer’s goods across the country. ZipMove can also seamlessly supply storage services to either end of the move if necessary. Moving services are provided between Zippy Shell franchise locations across the nation...

New Family Business Helps Other Families With Senior Relocation And Estate Liquidation »

September 23, 2014 at 12:09PM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 - Renee and Hansel Frazier are looking forward to creating a family business other families can rely on with their new franchise, Caring Transitions of Ann Arbor.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. Caring Transitions of Ann Arbor serves Chelsea, Dexter, Ann Arbor, Brighton, South Lyon, Whitmore Lake, Hamburg, Gregory, Hartland and Milford as well as the surrounding areas.
"The last few years have been difficult. We were faced with the overwhelming and heart-wrenching task of placing a loved one in a senior living facility and then, after losing both sets of parents and a grandparent in less than two years, we had to deal with the physical memories in their homes," Renee said...



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