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CMIT Solutions Celebrates Outstanding Franchise Achievements At 2015 Annual Convention »

April 28, 2015 at 9:38AM PDT | Source: CMIT Solutions

Franchisees, Local Market Team Members, and Corporate Leadership Collaborate to Reinforce Company’s Position Atop the Information Technology Industry
April 28, 2015 // Franchising.com // AUSTIN, Texas – CMIT Solutions franchise partners took their business to new heights this past week as the company brought owners and home office leadership together for its annual convention and awards ceremony. The three-day event was held from Tuesday, April 14th through Thursday, April 16th in Park City, Utah.
“There’s nothing like bringing CMIT Solutions franchise partners together,” said Jeff Connally, president and CEO of CMIT Solutions. “We have a remarkable group of franchise partners in our system that continue to drive the growth and success of our company...

Valpak® At Forefront Of Technology; Launches Coupon App For New Apple Watch™ To Help Consumers #WatchforSavings »

April 23, 2015 at 3:48AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

April 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Leading the way in technology, Valpak® announces its new coupon app will be available for download for the Apple Watch™, making it one of the first coupon companies to offer savings for the new device, and making it easier than ever for consumers to get savings right in their neighborhoods.
“We’ve always been right there for consumers, finding the great offers on shops and services in their neighborhoods. Now we make getting those savings easier than ever,” said Michael Vivio, president of Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, Inc., and Cox Target Media, Inc.
“At Valpak, our commitment to consumers is to give them what they want when they want it...

FASTSIGNS® Recognized For Top Rated Franchisee Experience In Canada »

April 21, 2015 at 3:45AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS

Canadian Franchise Association Distinguishes FASTSIGNS as Top Franchisor with High Performance in Franchisee Relations, Support and Training
April 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – In addition to receiving several U.S. awards for superior franchisee support, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is experiencing the same success in Canada, and has been recognized with a bronze Award of Excellence from the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) for achieving high levels of franchisee satisfaction.
Given to franchise systems that display the strongest mutually-beneficial relationships with their franchisees, FASTSIGNS® received the CFA Award of Excellence in franchising in the Traditional – Mature Category. In addition, the franchisor received the Franchisees’ Choice Designation for the fourth consecutive year...

Battery Giant To Host Senator Bieda To Kick Off Recycling Drive »

April 16, 2015 at 10:56AM PDT | Source: Battery Giant

To kick off a week-long recycling drive, Battery Giant is partnering with State Senator Steve Bieda (D-Warren) promote effective and sustainable recycling habits.
Warren, MI (PRWEB) April 16, 2015 - Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22nd. To kick off a week-long recycling drive, Battery Giant is partnering with State Senator Steve Bieda (D-Warren) to promote effective and sustainable recycling habits. Senator Bieda and Battery Giant will host a community event to celebrate Earth Day, and help people learn what recycling resources are available to them at their Warren location on April 20th, 2015.
Battery Giant is a Michigan based company that offers free battery recycling to the community in an effort to keep toxic chemicals out of landfills...

Sign & Graphics Franchise Offers Growth And Diversification Options To Independent Business Owners »

April 14, 2015 at 12:38PM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS

FASTSIGNS® Exhibits at 2015 NPOA Spring Owners Conference with Information and Advice on the Evolving Landscape for Independent Print Shop Owners
April 14, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – With ever-changing technology and shift in consumer demand, the print industry is consistently looking for ways to grow and evolve. Recognizing print shop owners’ needs to diversify their offerings, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. - the worldwide franchisor of more than 570 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers in nine countries - will be exhibiting at the National Print Owners Association (NPOA) third annual Owners Conference to discuss its successful Co-Brand franchise program.
Taking place April 16-18, 2015, the NPOA Spring Owners Conference is held with the purpose of supplying business owners with information regarding profitability, sales, marketing and other relevant topics...

CMIT Solutions Announces Strategic Partnership With Jetico »

April 08, 2015 at 6:33AM PDT | Source: CMIT Solutions

Market Leaders Team Up to Deliver Best-in-Class Data Encryption Software to Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Nationwide
April 08, 2015 // Franchising.com // AUSTIN, Texas – CMIT Solutions, the nation’s premiere information technology solutions and services provider for small and medium-sized businesses, today announces a partnership with Jetico, a recognized leader in military-standard data protection software. Through this new partnership, CMIT Solutions will now have access to world-class data protection products, solutions, and services.
“Trusted by government and military agencies in more than 100 countries, including the top 10 U.S. defense contractors, Jetico solutions are unmatched in the industry,” said Jeff Connally, president and CEO of CMIT Solutions...

Sign & Graphics Franchise Sees Increased Domestic And International Demand »

April 07, 2015 at 6:18AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS

FASTSIGNS® Exhibits at 2015 ISA International Sign Expo to Share Success with Independent Owners through Company’s Co-Brand and Conversion Franchise Programs and International Franchise Growth
April 07, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – Just a month prior to opening its first Dubai location, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. will be exhibiting at the 2015 ISA International Sign Expo April 9-11 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The worldwide franchisor for the more than 570 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphic and visual communications centers in nine countries is attending the expo to connect with independent business owners regarding its various franchise programs as well as opportunities for international franchise agreements...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Opens A New Mobile Device Repair Franchise Store In South Tampa, FL. »

April 02, 2015 at 5:28AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

CPR Cell Phone Repair, the largest and fastest growing retail mobile device repair franchise network in North America, congratulate Eric and Soldimar Gonzalez on the opening of their new store located in South Tampa, FL.
Independence, OH - April 02, 2015 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the largest and fastest growing retail mobile device repair franchise network in North America, is pleased to announce the opening of a new store located in South Tampa, FL. Eric and Soldimar Gonzalez are enthusiastically welcomed to CPR’s rapidly expanding network with the opening of their new franchise store.
Gonzalez said, “My background includes 16 years as a Systems Engineer at Verizon Data Services. I am delighted to be joining CPR’s rapidly expanding network and opening my new franchise store in the South Tampa area...

Sales Industry Veterans Acquire Valpak Of Kansas City Territory »

April 01, 2015 at 10:59AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

First-Time Franchisee Team Brings Savings to Businesses and Residents in the Metro Area
April 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today Ryan Dumler and Tony Villegas have acquired the existing Valpak of Kansas City territory. Under new ownership, the Valpak signature blue envelope will now mail to nearly 450,000 households in Johnson, Jackson, Wyandotte, Platte and Clay counties counties starting May 1.
"Tony and I are excited to work together as business partners and take over the Kansas City territory," said Ryan Dumler, Valpak of Kansas City franchisee. "We’ve worked together at Valpak on the sales team for a number of years and we look forward to leveraging our experience with the brand to offer our consumers great ways to save through Valpak...

FASTSIGNS® Gears Up To Refresh A Bike Shop »

March 31, 2015 at 11:26AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS

March 31, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas - As brand identities evolve, companies and organizations need to update their signage and visual graphics. Bill's Bike and Run, an iconic part of the Idaho Falls, Idaho community since 1947, decided to combine a relocation with a visual communications makeover from FASTSIGNS® to better reflect the brand's mission and visually communicate their passion for biking.
"Visual graphics should be designed and implemented to engage and connect with the established customer base, and should position the company for future success with new clients," said Drue Townsend, Senior VP of Marketing for FASTSIGNS International, Inc.
While Bill's Bike and Run's new building was under construction, FASTSIGNS interpreted architectural drawings with elevations and superimposed sign and visual graphic designs on them to help plan for interior decor and wayfinding signage...

Clicks Or Bricks? Cartridge World Reveals Buying Habits Of Small Businesses »

March 30, 2015 at 5:22AM PDT | Source: Cartridge World

MCHENRY, Ill. - March 30, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - While B2B retailers continue to invest heavily in e-commerce solutions, they may want to put equal attention toward their brick and mortar stores, according to a recent study.
Research sponsored by Cartridge World, the leading ink and toner retailer and franchisor in the $80 billion printer cartridge industry, set out to determine the methods, and preferences of how small to mid-sized businesses order printing supplies.
Among other findings, Cartridge World’s study revealed that 76 percent of small to mid-sized businesses use the internet to order printer cartridges, followed by 58 percent that prefer in-store visits. The research analyzed results based on a sample of 400 respondents from 40 different states and included companies of up to 100 employees...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Opens A Mobile Device Repair Store On Knoxville’s University Of Tennessee Campus »

March 27, 2015 at 4:18AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Independence, OH - March 27, 2015 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the largest and fastest growing retail mobile device repair franchise network in North America, is pleased to announce the opening of a new store located on Knoxville’s University of Tennessee campus. Dewayne Holloway is enthusiastically welcomed to CPR’s rapidly expanding network with the opening of his new franchise repair store.
Holloway said, “My background includes extensive experience working with a variety of telecomm carriers and WiFi providers with skills ranging from the implementation of CAD software to mobile mapping and network security. After a 30 year career in the IT arena, I am really excited about my new venture as a CPR franchise owner...

Valpak® Teams With IndyCar’s Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) Racing For Second Year »

March 26, 2015 at 6:26AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

March 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Valpak announced today that it will once again partner with IndyCar Series team Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) Racing. This will be the second year for the exciting partnership that combines America's love of racing with the Valpak loyal audience.
Featured driver Graham Rahal will make an appearance on the Valpak envelope later this year, as well as promote the Valpak smart phone app and spread the Valpak savings message nationwide on the Verizon IndyCar Series circuit. Graham will promote Valpak's mobile offerings and savings on the go around the country.
"We're excited that Graham and the team will share the Valpak message throughout the circuit," said Michael Vivio, president of Cox Target Media and Valpak...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Opens A New Mobile Device Repair Franchise Store In Apex, NC. »

March 26, 2015 at 4:38AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

CPR Cell Phone Repair, the largest and fastest growing retail mobile device repair franchise network in North America, opens a new franchise store in North Carolina's Research Triangle.
Independence, OH - March 26, 2015 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the largest and fastest growing retail mobile device repair franchise network in North America, is pleased to announce the opening of a new store located in Apex, NC. Timothy Deese is warmly welcomed to CPR’s rapidly expanding network with the opening of his new franchise store.
Deese said, “After a 30 year career in sales and management in the distribution business, I am delighted to be joining the CPR network and opening my new franchise store in Apex. My family and I have lived in the area for the past 7 years and I look forward to providing a valuable service to the community with CPR’s world class repair and customer service...

FASTSIGNS® Recognized For 10 Years Of Outstanding Franchisee Satisfaction »

March 25, 2015 at 11:13AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS

Franchise Business Review Welcomes Leading Signage & Visual Graphics Franchisor to Inaugural, Elite List of Hall of Fame Inductees
March 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas - Demonstrating reliable performance through 10 consistent years of annual placement in Franchise Business Review’s (FBR) Top Franchises list, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. has been named one of the inaugural inductees to FBR’s Hall Of Fame.
The worldwide franchisor of more than 570 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphics and visual communications centers in nine countries was one of 10 franchisors to be the first members in this elite category. To be considered in FBR’s lists, franchisors must participate in its free benchmark franchisee satisfaction survey...

The Road Toward Self-Sufficiency: Independent Ownership Vs. Franchising »

March 24, 2015 at 11:12AM PDT | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

National alternative career coaching company shares key factors to consider when exploring business ownership; hosts “Start a Business Weekend” virtual franchise expo March 26-28
March 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // Southbury, CT – Small businesses are a vital component of the U.S. economy, making up nearly half of the American GDP and creating 63 percent of new jobs between 1993 and mid-2013, according to recent studies by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Entrepreneur’s Source, the nation’s leading alternative career coaching company, says that - considering the massive impact that small business ownership has on the economy - it’s crucial that small businesses succeed and continue to be a hub of employment...

Valpak® Partners With The 'Bridesmaid For Hire' To Provide Bridal Budget Tips »

March 20, 2015 at 4:41AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

March 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // ST. PETERSBURG, FL - According to The Knot and a study that polled 16,000 brides, wedding costs are at an all-time high, with the average bride spending more than $31,000 on her big day. This bridal season, Valpak is excited to announce it has partnered with professional bridesmaid and well-known blogger, Jen Glantz, to help spread the word about savings tips for brides who are on a budget or looking for unique ways to cut costs for the big day.
Best known for her business, BridesmaidForHire.com, which started after an ad she posted on Craiglist went viral, Jen Glantz is a bridal expert offering professional bridesmaid services to brides across the country. Valpak has teamed up with Glantz to provide five top savings tips for brides looking for a budget break...

CMIT Solutions Of Newport Beach Announces New Ownership »

March 19, 2015 at 8:38AM PDT | Source: CMIT Solutions

Local IT Expert Invests in Office that Provides Enhanced IT Services and Support for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses in Irvine, Newport Beach, and Santa Ana.
March 19, 2015 // Franchising.com // IRVINE, Calif. – CMIT Solutions, the nation’s leading provider of information technology (IT) services to the small and medium-sized business (SMB) community, announced today that its Irvine office will now be operated under new ownership. Diaa Youssef, a local entrepreneur with 17 years of experience working with a mobile and Internet service provider, recently assumed ownership of the Irvine location. The transition will ensure the local small business community continues to have access to scalable, enterprise-level IT services...

Search Engine Marketing Company Napa CA’s WSI Introduces Companies To Their Essential Marketing Kit For Competing In A Mobile World »

March 19, 2015 at 6:45AM PDT | Source: WSI International

In today’s technologically thriving world, the competition between businesses is fierce, especially on the internet and on mobile platforms.
Napa, CA - March 19, 2015 - (PR.com) - More and more businesses are updating their online websites to make them compatible with mobile phones as well as other platforms. That is why search engine marketing company, Napa CA’s WSI is introducing businesses to their complimentary mobile marketing kit.
According to WSI, “Crucial buying decisions are made via mobile, not to mention on-the-go, in 1-to-1 engagement between brand and consumer.” That being said, a company that has yet to jump into the mobile marketing game is missing crucial opportunities.
This free mobile marketing kit downloadable from the WSI website allows managers to bring their businesses into the future by helping them discover new technologies and trends while developing a cohesive and consistent brand image across all platforms and devices...

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...



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