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FASTSIGNS® Franchisee On Panel To Address Critical Issue In Franchising: NLRB’s Joint-Employment Standard »

March 17, 2015 at 3:38AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS

Franchisee Clint Ehlers Advocates for Franchise Industry at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Event in Washington, D.C.
March 17, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – Taking a stand in support of the franchise industry, FASTSIGNS® franchisee Clint Ehlers will be a panelist at the March 20th U.S. Chamber of Commerce event, “The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Joint-Employer Standard: New Interpretations, New Liabilities and the Impact on Other Statutes.”
Ehlers independently owns and operates the FASTSIGNS locations in Lancaster and Willow Grove, PA. He previously took a stance against the ruling in an appearance on September 9, 2014, testifying before Congress against the “joint employer” decision, with Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc...

Cartridge World Among The Top 100 Global Franchises »

March 13, 2015 at 4:03AM PDT | Source: Cartridge World

MCHENRY, Ill. - March 12, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - FranchiseDirect.com, a leading franchising industry information portal, has just announced its 2015 Top 100 Global Franchise rankings. Cartridge World has earned a spot on this prestigious list. The annual franchise ranking report is regarded as one of the benchmarks of the industry.
Joining Cartridge World are a number of a diverse and dynamic global brands including: Subway, RE/MAX, H&R Block, and Snap-on Tools. These familiar companies all outperformed thousands of other franchises to secure their Top 100 Global Franchises ranking.
According to FranchiseDirect.com, “all of the Top 100 Global Franchises share the keys to business success at any level including: a well-defined business identity, a clear business plan, a commitment to training and support, sensitivity to environmental issues, and the ability to innovate to keep pace with ever-changing social and economic conditions...

CMIT Solutions Strengthens Senior Leadership With New Hires »

March 11, 2015 at 9:03AM PDT | Source: CMIT Solutions

Leading Information Technology Provider Names New Leadership Team Members in Key Areas of Marketing Communications, Product Development, Franchise Support, and Human Resources
March 11, 2015 // Franchising.com // AUSTIN, Texas – CMIT Solutions, the nation’s leading information technology solutions and services provider for small and medium-sized businesses, today announces the appointment of Jeff Vogt as Technology Specialist, Rebecca Broussard as Marketing Coordinator, Setty Wagner as Franchise Support Coordinator, and Pankti Bhatt as Legal and HR Coordinator.
“We are pleased to welcome Jeff, Rebecca, Setty, and Pankti to the CMIT Solutions team,” said Jeff Connally, the CEO and president of Austin-based CMIT Solutions...

Local Business Brings Joy To Families By Providing Custom Baby Helmet Wraps »

March 10, 2015 at 5:57AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS

FASTSIGNS® of Texarkana provides free graphics for children’s cranial bands.
March 10, 2015 // Franchising.com // TEXARKANA, Texas - FASTSIGNS® of Texarkana provides free custom graphic wraps for babies who have to wear a protective cranial helmet, which treats plagiocephaly, a skull development condition.
“Every baby helmet we make is different to reflect the child’s personality,” said Keith Maynard, who owns FASTSIGNS of Texarkana with his wife, Sharon. “We can print their name, create a sports-themed helmet, design a princess crown—whatever the parents want. We love seeing everyone light up when they see the children’s helmet graphics.”
Some babies need to wear the protective helmets for up to 23 hours a day...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Opens Corporate Flagship Store In Strongsville, OH »

March 09, 2015 at 4:11AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

CPR of Strongsville offers customers the advantage of service and repairs delivered by the top repair technicians and operations professionals from CPR’s nearby corporate offices headquartered in Independence, OH.
Independence, OH - March 07, 2015 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the fastest growing wireless technology franchise network in North America, is proud to announce the opening of their new corporate flagship store in Strongsville, OH. CPR Cell Phone Repair of Strongsville offers customers the advantage of service and repairs delivered by the top repair technicians and operations professionals from CPR’s nearby corporate offices headquartered in Independence, OH.
Josh Sevick, CPR’s President stated, “All of us at CPR are delighted that we could open our new corporate flagship store close to our headquarters office...

Liberty Tax Service Reports Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter Results »

March 05, 2015 at 5:16AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired) - March 05, 2015 - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) (the "Company"), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, today reported its results for the third fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2015.
"This has been a challenging season for us and the industry as a whole," said John Hewitt, CEO. "Despite the fact that we have continued to outperform the paid preparer category, our office and return count growth failed to meet the standards that we have come to expect. Going forward, we are focused on driving new sales, working with existing franchisees to expand, and capitalizing on the opportunities presented by the Affordable Care Act and immigration reform." 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Liberty Tax Service Announces Initiation Of Cash Dividend »

March 05, 2015 at 3:50AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired) - March 05, 2015 - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) (the "Company"), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the initiation of a cash dividend to its shareholders. The first quarterly dividend of $0.16 per share will be paid on April 22, 2015 to holders of record of common stock and common stock equivalents on the close of business on April 15, 2015. While future dividends will be subject to Board approval, the Company is initially targeting an annual dividend payout of $0.64 per common share.
"We believe the initiation of a quarterly dividend demonstrates our commitment to enhancing shareholder value," said John Hewitt. "This decision reflects our confidence in the future of our business and the continuing strength of our cash flow...

FASTSIGNS® Leadership On Panel To Address Critical Issue In Franchising: NLRB's Joint-Employment Standard »

March 03, 2015 at 4:00AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS

CEO Catherine Monson Advocates for Franchise Industry at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Event in Washington, D.C.
March 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – Taking a stand in support of the franchise industry, Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc., will be a panelist at the March 5th U.S. Chamber of Commerce event, "The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Joint-Employer Standard: New Interpretations, New Liabilities and the Impact on Other Statutes."
Monson is highly regarded for her tireless efforts to protect, promote and enhance the franchise industry and was recently awarded as the International Franchise Association's (IFA) FAN (Franchise Action Network) of the Year at the industry's annual convention in February...

The Entrepreneur's Source Releases Your Career 2.0: A Survival Guide For The Battered Career And Investor Syndrome »

February 26, 2015 at 3:59AM PST | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

National Alternative Career Coaching Franchise Offers In-Depth Advice with Recent Book Launch
February 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, Conn. - Recently released by the leading alternative career coaching franchise, Your Career 2.0: A Survival Guide for The Battered Career and Investor Syndrome is a thoughtful examination of making your dream of self-sufficiency a reality through exploring and learning about the best options for you to accomplish your goals, needs and expectations.
Authored by The Entrepreneur's Source®, the book is a must-read for any individual who is at a cross road in their career and has ever considered taking the path less traveled.
"We decided to take everything that our coaches do on a daily basis and put it into a form that can benefit the masses...

Marketing Pro Acquires Central Alabama Valpak Territory »

February 24, 2015 at 11:20AM PST | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Husband and Wife Team Bring Savings to Businesses and Residents in the Metro Area 
February 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Valpak a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that Daniel and Ann Gallegly have acquired the existing Valpak of Central Alabama territory. With this territory, Valpak's signature blue envelope will now mail to nearly 130,000 households in Birmingham, Jefferson and Shelby counties starting Feb. 16.
"Ann and I are thrilled to join the Valpak team, using our sales and marketing experience to bring savings to the members of our community," said Daniel Gallegly, Valpak of Central Alabama franchisee. "The extensive support we receive from the Valpak network is truly amazing, and the brand's business model is one we believe in...

Valpak® Launches "Valpak Saves" With KaBOOM! Partnership To Bring Play To Neighborhoods »

February 24, 2015 at 10:16AM PST | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

February 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Valpak significantly expands its local community service involvement with the official launch today of its "Valpak Saves" program, partnering with national non-profit KaBOOM! to bring more play to neighborhoods throughout the country.
This new initiative is part of Valpak's mission to not only be a trusted neighbor who connects people with great offers and deals, but to inspire giving back to the community and create environments that promote the importance of play to children of all ages. Through this partnership, Valpak will help support the KaBOOM! mission to ensure all kids get that balanced and active play they need to thrive.
"Valpak Saves is at the core of who we are as a company, as we want our community outreach efforts to truly impact neighborhoods," said Michael Vivio, president of Cox Target Media, provider of Valpak...

Liberty Tax Service Reports Volume Of U.S. Customers Served Through February 13 »

February 24, 2015 at 4:36AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

Will Report Third Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results on March 5
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Feb 23, 2015) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) (the "Company"), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today that through February 13, the Company and its franchisees served approximately 0.1% fewer customers in its offices than for the same period in the 2014 tax season. Liberty Tax Service offices have prepared approximately 909,000 U.S. tax returns during the 2015 tax season through February 13, a decrease of 0.1% versus the same period in the 2014 tax season. The company reported an increase in permanent store locations of 101 stores and a decline in seasonal offices of 224. The Company has also processed approximately 63,000 returns online...

FASTSIGNS® Certified As A 2015 World-Class Franchise® For Fourth Consecutive Year »

February 23, 2015 at 5:00AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS

Leading Signage & Visual Graphics Franchisor Recognized by The Franchise Research Institute® for Superior Franchise System and Franchisee Satisfaction
February 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // LINCOLN, Neb. - FASTSIGNS International, Inc. - the worldwide franchisor of more than 570 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers in nine countries – has received World-Class Franchise® certification from the Franchise Research Institute® for the fourth consecutive year.
The recognition comes after an independent franchisee validation survey was conducted by the Franchise Research Institute®, in which 63 percent of all FASTSIGNS franchisees participated. The survey was designed to determine the quality of 10 key metrics crucial to franchisee success within the FASTSIGNS franchise system...

FASTSIGNS® CEO Catherine Monson Receives Advocacy Award From The International Franchise Association (IFA) »

February 20, 2015 at 3:30AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS

February 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas - Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc., was honored as the first ever recipient of the International Franchise Association's "FAN of the Year Award" for her dedication and efforts to protect, promote and enhance the franchise industry. Monson was presented the award on Feb. 18 at the IFA's 55th annual convention.
As the inaugural recipient of the FAN of the Year award, Monson is recognized for championing franchise and small business issues locally and nationally through her work with the Franchise Action Network. An initiative of the IFA, the Franchise Action Network seeks to mobilize the franchise industry at the grassroots level to present a united front against anti-franchising forces as well as educate policymakers about the franchise business model and its positive impact on communities across the country...

Valpak® Named A Google AdWordsTM Premier SMB Partner »

February 19, 2015 at 7:33AM PST | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

February 19, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Valpak a leader in local print and digital coupons, has been named a Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner.
"The Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner Program is a great way for small businesses to connect with companies who can help them make the most of their online advertising," says Ben Wood, head of Google's Americas channel sales partnerships. "Guided by the expertise of our trusted partners like Valpak, small- and medium-sized businesses can maximize the value and performance of their campaigns." Valpak's strategic alliance with Google AdWords is on ongoing effort to provide its customers a way to extend their reach to consumers and will allow businesses to increase their visibility in search engine marketing...

The Entrepreneur's Source Accelerates U.S. Expansion »

February 19, 2015 at 5:28AM PST | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

Founder and CEO Terry Powell Leads The Entrepreneur's Source into Profound Growth Phase
February 19, 2015 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, Conn. – The Entrepreneur's Source, the world's largest franchise coaching organization renowned for its ability to help individuals achieve their income, lifestyle, wealth and equity goals, announced today an extensive franchise growth plan to expand its U.S. presence by 15 percent in 2015.
Building on the momentum achieved in the past 12 months, 2014 serves as a launching pad with considerable momentum behind it. Corporate growth plans call for adding nearly 20 new franchise offices in the coming year.
"I couldn't be more excited about where The Entrepreneur's Source is headed...

FASTSIGNS® Piques Interest Of Photofinishing Companies With Co-Brand Franchise Program »

February 17, 2015 at 5:16AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS

Leading Signage & Visual Graphics Franchisor to Join Top U.S. and Canadian Photofinishing Companies at Historic Buck Rogers Photofinishing Meeting to Discuss Growth Strategies
February 17, 2015 // Franchising.com // MOBILE, Ala. – The photofinishing industry has evolved greatly over the past few decades, leaving business owners to continuously adapt to the changing technological landscape. Recognizing the valuable insight and resources that it could offer photofinishing businesses, FASTSIGNS International Inc. hopes to inspire this group to explore new routes for diversification through its sponsorship of the 2015 Buck Rogers National Photofinishers Group meeting, taking place February 22-24, 2015 in Mobile, Ala.
Held by The Buck Rogers National Photofinishers Group, The Buck Rogers Meeting is a historic and exclusive organization that was founded in the 1930s and is made up of owners, presidents and decision makers in the photofinishing industry...

Valpak® Celebrates Its History With A Fresh Face And Reinvigorated Commitment To Neighborhoods »

February 13, 2015 at 5:22AM PST | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Direct Marketing Leader Transforms Itself to Deliver Even More Savings to Consumers Nationwide
February 13, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL - For nearly five decades, Valpak has helped consumers save money and enjoy a better lifestyle, with deals on everything from restaurants and personal care services to automobile and home maintenance. In celebration of its history of helping consumers and businesses in neighborhoods nationwide, Valpak announced today a new logo, brand positioning and engaging programs to deliver even more savings through its blue envelope and extensive portfolio of digital products.
"At the heart of our business, Valpak helps neighborhoods," said Michael Vivio, president of Cox Target Media, provider of Valpak...

FASTSIGNS® Celebrates 30 Years Of Success At International Convention »

February 11, 2015 at 11:30AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS

February 11, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas - FASTSIGNS International, Inc., the leader in signs, graphics and visual communications, kicked off its 30-year celebration with franchise owners and their teams in Dallas, Texas at the 2015 FASTSIGNS International Convention.
"We celebrated our 30th anniversary with a record-breaking 618 attendees at our annual convention and we recognized 94 franchisees in six countries for having sales in excess of $1 million," said Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc. "As we further embrace our 'More than fast. More than signs®.' brand positioning, we are proud of the accomplishments of these franchisees and excited about the future."
Convention attendees were greeted with a 30-year timeline window graphic that took them on a visual walk down memory lane with highlights of the franchisor's history...

Valpak® Hosts Networking Event For The Pinellas County Urban League Young Professionals And The St. Pete Chamber Young Professionals »

February 11, 2015 at 9:56AM PST | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

February 11, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, hosted a networking event for the St. Pete Chamber Young Professionals and the Pinellas County Urban League Young Professionals on Tuesday, Feb. 10.
"We have been working diligently for the past two years to develop new ways to recruit young, diverse talent," said Michael Vivio, president of Cox Target Media and Valpak. "Part of our goal is to engage different organizations that house that type of talent and offer them a chance to learn more about Valpak and the Tampa Bay business community," said Vivio.
Executives from manufacturing, franchise business and human resources led a senior leadership roundtable with discussions about their leadership experiences and what it took to get there, as well about business and career opportunities at Valpak and the region at large...



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