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CPR Cell Phone Repair Services Opens New Franchise Store In Wappingers Falls, NY »

August 01, 2014 at 6:53AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Wappingers Falls, NY - August 01, 2014 - ( - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the fastest growing wireless technology franchise network in the United States, is pleased to announce the opening of a new store located in Wappingers Falls, NY. Tom Ponmalayil is warmly welcomed to CPR’s rapidly expanding network as he opens his new Wappingers Falls repair store.
Ponmalayil joins the CPR franchise network with over 20 years of technical and project management experience. He has worked with a number of Fortune 100 companies and most recently spent 10 years at Cisco Systems. Ponmalayil’s extensive technical and management experience will benefit the customers of his Wappingers Falls repair store.
"I am really pleased to be opening a CPR store that will provide fast, affordable repairs for cell phones, tablets, laptops and gaming devices...

Mathnasium Of Riverside - Math Tutoring Riverside, CA »

July 31, 2014 at 5:23AM PDT | Source: Mathnasium Learning Centers

New School Year Often Presents Difficulties for Math Students after Long Summer Break. Mathnasium of Riverside's Customized Programs Prepare Kids to Learn Once Again.
Riverside, CA, July 31, 2014 - ( - The new school year will bring many challenges for children as they get used to more difficult work in all their classes, and few subjects build on the prior year's work as much as math.
Many children simply aren't ready to pick up where they left off.
"Taking the summer off is good for children in a number of ways; they come back to school relaxed and refreshed. However, they also come back rusty in their academic subjects – none more so than math. Kids who have spent the summer without solving problems, calculating answers and checking their work not only need to refresh their memories on key concepts but need time to build their math muscles back up...

FASTSIGNS® Restores Beloved Vintage Guitar Sign »

July 30, 2014 at 10:57AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

CARROLLTON - Texas, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - While many businesses reinvent their brands, some companies focus instead on their roots and shine a light on their company's history. This was the case for Erie, Pennsylvania's World of Music and their well-known guitar sign.
As winners of the 2013 FASTSIGNS® MetamorphoSIGN makeover contest, World of Music met with FASTSIGNS to explain the history behind their sign. Discovered in a junkyard by World of Music founder, Dick Bulling, the guitar sign has been a fixture at the music store for over four decades. Although Bulling passed away in 1997, World of Music has remained a family-owned and operated business. His granddaughter Amanda Karns, World of Music's Marketing Manager, started a "save our guitar" campaign to update and refurbish the weathered sign after decades of withstanding the elements...

Great American Deals Set To Soar In Second Half Of 2014 »

July 29, 2014 at 8:31AM PDT | Source: Great American Deals

Star Power and Community Bonds Position Hyper-Local Daily Deal Site for Amplified Franchise Growth into Key U.S. Markets
Keeping Local Businesses Bustling, More Cash in Consumers' Pockets and Community-Based Organizations Funded
July 29, 2014 // // BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Great American Deals is a modern marketing triple threat that is unquestionably on the cusp of extraordinary U.S. expansion.
The hyper-local daily deal business, which harnesses advanced web and email technologies to simplify savings for consumers and marketing for Main St. businesses, is building upon momentum from the first half of 2014 to expand even further throughout the nation. Blending proven marketing programs, huge consumer savings and remarkable neighborhood giveback opportunities, Great American deals hits on what matters most in communities across the country today...

Cartridge World Offers A Lesson In Printing 101 »

July 29, 2014 at 5:18AM PDT | Source: Cartridge World

Local Retailer Beats Big Boxes with Back-to-School Savings for Students
SPRING GROVE, Ill. - July 29, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Cartridge World, the world’s leading retailer of eco-friendly ink and toner printer cartridges, is making sure students get a passing grade when it comes to selecting the right printing supplies. In addition to buying college essentials such as text books and computers, a reliable printer and budget-friendly ink or toner are necessary when heading back to school.
"Students are so busy getting ready for college, they don’t have time to research printers," said Tom McLaughlin, marketing director at Cartridge World North America. "They can save a small fortune if they visit Cartridge World before stopping at a Big Box store...

Battery Giant To Open Retail Location In The City Of Detroit »

July 23, 2014 at 11:23AM PDT | Source: Battery Giant

Detroit, MI (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 - Retail battery store, Battery Giant, has announced that they have a franchise agreement in place for a store to be opened in the city of Detroit. The Detroit store joins 5 other Michigan Battery Giant locations and is scheduled to open in late 2014. The franchise owned store is part of a growing network of 25 locations throughout the United States, Panama and Mexico for the Michigan-based retail franchise.
Battery Giant is a specialty store that sells and distributes batteries of all sizes, powering devices from hearing aids to forklifts. Their customers range from retail walk-in customers, to large commercial accounts. “In a world of electronic devices which take all different types of batteries, consumers need a place to turn to and be confident that they are getting what they need,” stated store owner Chaundra Haynes...

TeamLogic IT Named Top Technology Franchise By Franchise Business Review »

July 22, 2014 at 6:15AM PDT | Source: TeamLogic IT

TeamLogic IT Technology Franchise Heads List for Third Year in a Row
MISSION VIEJO, CA - (Marketwired - Jul 22, 2014) - TeamLogic IT has been named the top technology franchise by Franchise Business Review for the third straight year. TeamLogic IT also made the magazine's overall list of the Top 50 franchise opportunities.
Franchise Business Review rates franchise systems based on franchisee satisfaction, and it studies training and support, operations, financial opportunity and franchisor/franchisee relations.
As Franchise Business Review explains on its site, "for the prospective franchise buyer, investing in a franchise is one of the most significant investments and life-changing events they will ever experience. There are many factors to consider before buying a franchise, and chief among those factors is satisfaction levels of current franchisees...

Computer Troubleshooters Opens New Office In Kirkland, WA »

July 17, 2014 at 6:14AM PDT | Source: Computer Troubleshooters

Independence, OH - July 17, 2014 - ( - Computer Troubleshooters is delighted to welcome Peter Bate to their network. Bate joins Computer Troubleshooters’ international network of franchise owners who provide onsite computer services and IT solution to small and medium-sized businesses and residential users. He will be providing IT services to business and residential clients in the Seattle area communities surrounding Kirkland, WA.
Bate brings 25 years of IT experience to his new venture with Computer Troubleshooters. He spent the last 14 years at Microsoft gaining extensive experience in software development, lab management and virtualization. Bate has lived in the Seattle region for over 30 years and is looking forward to growing his IT franchise business in Kirkland...

Experienced Entrepreneur And Publisher Assumes Ownership Of Valpak Of Southeast Wisconsin »

July 16, 2014 at 7:53AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Kevin Ford Brings Savings to Businesses and Residents
July 11, 2014 // // LARGO, FL - Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced that Kevin Ford has acquired the Valpak of Southeast Wisconsin territory. Ford brings three decades of publishing, sales and advertising experience to his new venture with Valpak. Ford and his team of sales people recently sent out their first Valpak signature blue envelope to nearly 440,000 homes in the Greater Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha areas.
"I am excited to utilize my past experience in publishing and advertising sales to bring businesses throughout the community Valpak's unique print and digital advertising solutions," said Ford, Valpak of Southeast Wisconsin franchisee...

Valpak Of Omaha Wins Small Business Of The Month Award From Greater Omaha Chamber Of Commerce »

July 16, 2014 at 5:19AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

July 10, 2014 // // OMAHA, NE - Valpak of Omaha has been named The Small Business of The Month in the region for the month of July by The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. The local Valpak franchise was nominated by several of their clients over the past months and was chosen by a committee of stellar local business leaders.
"We are more than excited to be awarded with the Small Business of the Month Award," said Farkas "It is a huge deal and an honor to be chosen by such an esteemed group of business owners."
"It's humbling," Farkas told the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. "When you look through the list of companies that have won in the past, you don't see a lot of direct marketing companies," said Farkas, who owns and operates Valpak of Omaha with his wife, Mimi Rogers...

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Of Chattanooga Selected For Outdoor Lighting Project For The Lookout Mountain Fairyland Club »

July 15, 2014 at 8:34AM PDT | Source: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Opportunities Available

Richmond, VA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 - Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Chattanooga, Tennessee recently celebrated the completion of a custom outdoor lighting design project for The Lookout Mountain Fairyland Club, a historical club and venue nestled on the side of Lookout Mountain just minutes from downtown Chattanooga.
Known as the gem of north Georgia, the Lookout Mountain Fairyland Clubwas established in 1926 and features a clubhouse honed from local mountain stone with an entrance guarded by two massive natural rock formations referred to as the "Twin Sisters." The 34,000 square foot clubhouse is situated on a 29-acre estate and along with the amenities a clubhouse venue provides, features a state-of-the-art fitness facility, a six court tennis complex, a newly constructed outdoor pavilion, a pool and outdoor entertaining areas...

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...

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Of Colorado Selected For Willow Creek 2 HOA Clubhouse Project »

July 15, 2014 at 6:11AM PDT | Source: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Opportunities Available

Richmond, VA (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 - Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Coloradorecently celebrated the completion of a custom interior lighting project for the Willow Creek 2 HOA community clubhouse as part of a renovation effort to upgrade and enhance the property.
With over 1500 installations, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado is known for their custom outdoor lighting design plans and full service client approach. Their holiday lighting services have become increasingly popular and their work extends from residential to commercial properties and municipal projects.
"Because of our expertise and reputation for quality in the outdoor lighting area, we are often called on to bid on interior lighting projects," explained Mead Noss, the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives franchisee in Colorado...

FASTSIGNS® Named A Top Franchise For Military Veterans By USA Today And G.I. Jobs Magazine »

July 08, 2014 at 8:25AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

Signage & Visual Graphics Franchise Recognized for Outstanding Veterans Program
CARROLLTON, Texas - July 08, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - FASTSIGNS International Inc. - the worldwide franchisor for more than 550 FASTSIGNS sign, graphics and visual communications centers in eight countries - has been named one of the top franchises for military veterans by USA Today and G.I. Jobs magazine.
The USA Today honor is based off of data collected by the World Franchising Network for its fifth annual list of the "50 Top Franchises for Veterans," which selected 50 franchisors from 300-plus companies that had the best representation in their operations (including franchised units, company-owned units and among the ranks of senior management) and individual programs created to attract veterans...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Expands Service In Canada With New Franchise Store In Newmarket, Ontario »

July 07, 2014 at 4:52AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Newmarket, Canada - July 04, 2014 - ( - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the fastest growing wireless technology franchise network in North America, is pleased to announce the opening of a new Canadian store located in Newmarket, Ontario. CPR Cell Phone Repair warmly welcomes Andy Wong to the rapidly expanding network with the recent opening of his Newmarket store located in the Greater Toronto Area.
Mr. Wong joins the CPR franchise network with extensive IT experience as both a Project Manager and Systems Analyst. Wong has specialized in enterprise-scale systems integration projects at a number of Canada’s top financial institutions. He has proven track record of translating and implementing business requirements into efficient technical solutions...

Heat Wave, Crime Wave: Security Experts Offer Tips For Protecting Your Property During The Summer Months »

June 30, 2014 at 5:59AM PDT | Source: Signal 88 Security Group

According to FBI data, property crimes such as burglary, property theft and motor vehicle theft have risen as much as 9 percent between May and September over the past five years – the highest percentage in the calendar year. That's why Signal 88 Security has prepared the following information on protecting your property during the high-crime summer months.
(PRWEB) June 30, 2014 - With both the high mercury and summer vacations in full swing, incidents of crime increase, too. And it’s no coincidence: According to FBI data, property crimes such as burglary, property theft and motor vehicle theft have risen as much as 9 percent between May and September over the past five years – the highest percentage in the calendar year...

Infographic: Difference In Achieving Life's Goals Through Employment Vs. Business Ownership »

June 20, 2014 at 4:05AM PDT | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

North America's leading career and franchise business coaching company, The Entrepreneur's Source, examines the lifestyles of today's employees versus small business owners.
June 20, 2014 // // Southbury, Conn. – In celebration of its 30th anniversary, The Entrepreneur's Source® (E-Source) has created an infographic to show the difference in achieving life goals through employment versus business ownership. It also looks at the benefits of self-sufficiency in the systemized business model offered by franchise companies.
Terry Powell, founder of The Entrepreneur's Source, notes that, "Approximately 70 million employees either hate their jobs or are simply there to collect a pay check." He added, "Why not start working on your own dream, rather than working on somebody else's? Franchising can be a lucrative vehicle for those looking to achieve their desired Income, Lifestyle, Wealth and Equity goals because it provides a comprehensive, entrepreneurial blueprint for success...

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...

Detroit Area Based Battery Giant Expands Into 3 New Markets, Sees Success In Battery Recycling In The Community »

June 18, 2014 at 5:45AM PDT | Source: Battery Giant

Madison Heights, MI (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 - Detroit area based Battery Giant has announced that it has agreements in place with franchisees to open stores in 3 new markets, including: Orlando, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and East Lansing, Michigan later this year. Battery Giant has seen great success in franchise development in the past few months, in part to the focus that they have put on the battery recycling effort in the local community.
Utilizing the Detroit area as a test market, Battery Giant began distributing buckets for the collection of used batteries to local businesses surrounding the stores. The response has been tremendous, with most businesses and groups welcoming the opportunity to dispose of their used batteries in a proper manner...

Online Trading Academy Announces Viable Real Estate Investment Strategies For Volatile Housing Market »

June 17, 2014 at 10:59AM PDT | Source: Online Trading Academy

Active Real Estate Investors and Traders Apply Investing Concepts and Techniques for High Return
Irvine, CA - June 5, 2014 - Online Trading Academy provides insight into the housing market by helping traders apply their risk minimizing strategies to real estate investing.
Home guides at define a balanced housing market as one in which available housing supplies match buyer demand for such housing. Housing markets in balance often feature house prices that only slightly or gradually increase over time, such as months or years.
Redfin and Zillow are predicting that home prices will rise between three percent and five percent this year. As home prices increase, their supply is decreasing. The housing market peaks in the summer when demand is high but supply is low, so rent and interest rates rise...

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