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Take The Leap: 3 Effective Strategies For Eliminating Fear In Entrepreneurship »

September 16, 2014 at 3:53AM PDT | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

The Entrepreneur's Source®, a National Alternative Career Coaching Franchise, Offers Advice to Minimize the Common Barriers Prospective Entrepreneurs Face
September 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, Conn - Ten years ago when Mary Beth Gibson, founder and executive director of Beyond Boobs!, imagined where her life path would lead her, she never thought she would be a cancer survivor, business owner, or co-founder of a non-profit organization. Like many would-be entrepreneurs, Gibson was happy in her corporate position, hesitant to chase her entrepreneurial dream - until her circumstances inspired her to.
Before pursuing her career goal, Gibson needed to gain confidence in herself as an entrepreneur. She became a franchisee of The Entrepreneur's Source®, a national alternative career coaching franchise, and learned the ins-and-outs of business ownership...

FASTSIGNS® Eyes Southeast Asia For Next Global Market »

September 12, 2014 at 9:10AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

Signage & Visual Graphics Franchise Seeks Master Franchise Partners and Area Developers for Significant Expansion throughout the Region
September 12, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – With its recent master franchise agreements for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and North Africa as well as other international deals in the works, FASTSIGNS International Inc. is now focusing its global expansion efforts on Southeast Asia.
The worldwide franchisor of more than 560 FASTSIGNS sign, graphics and visual communications centers in eight countries is specifically targeting Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos for master franchise partners and area developers...

Smartphone, Tablets And More Fixed Fast At CPR Cell Phone Repair’s New Store In Eden Prairie, MN »

September 12, 2014 at 4:27AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Independence, OH - September 12, 2014 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the fastest growing wireless technology franchise network in North America, is pleased to announce the opening of a new store located in Eden Prairie, MN. CPR Cell Phone Repair congratulates entrepreneurial business partners George Johnson, Brent Lothrop, Greg Osterdyk and Matthew Udermann on the opening of their new Eden Prairie store.
Co-owner Matthew Udermann says, "Locally owned, nationally available – we are a great complimentary offering to the services you get from your mobile provider." Adds Udermann, "Currently, 11.5% of iPhone users have a phone with a cracked screen. Plus nearly 35% of smartphones and tablets are broken in the first year of ownership...

First-Time Franchisee Assumes Ownership Of Charlotte, N.C. Valpak Territory »

September 11, 2014 at 7:12AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Former Valpak Sales Representative Brings Savings to Businesses and Residents in Charlotte 
September 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL – Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today that Patti Neeley has acquired the Valpak of Charlotte, N.C. territory. As a former Valpak sales representative, Neeley brings 25 years of advertising sales experience to the business. With this territory, she will mail Valpak’s signature blue envelope to 300,000 homes, and growing, in Charlotte, N.C. and the northern region of South Carolina.
"I am thrilled to own my first Valpak after being with the company for so many years," said Neeley, Valpak of Charlotte franchisee. "When I heard that the franchise was seeking new ownership, I had no doubt I needed to purchase the Charlotte territory...

FASTSIGNS® Heads To Washington To Protect The Future Of Franchising »

September 08, 2014 at 10:12AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

Company CEO and Franchisee to Testify Before Congress against NLRB "Joint Employer" Ruling
September 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – FASTSIGNS International Inc. CEO Catherine Monson and FASTSIGNS® Franchisee Clint Ehlers are heading to Washington, D.C. September 9 to testify before Congress to explain the potential threat to thousands of franchisees' businesses following the National Labor Relation Board's (NLRB) decision to pursue McDonald's® Corporation and its franchisees as a "joint employer."
Monson and Ehlers will appear before the congressional U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions to provide firsthand experience on how the recent ruling of the NLRB's General Counsel will negatively impact franchise businesses...

Valpak Celebrates 46th Birthday With $5k Birthday Prize Pack Sweepstakes And A Look Into Party Planning Habits »

September 03, 2014 at 10:50AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

- More than 40% of respondents say they "always" look for coupons for gifts- 1 in 5 say they've turned down a birthday invitation because they didn't want to buy a gift
September 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL – Valpak, the company that sends The Blue Envelope each month filled with savings and coupons, is turning 46! To celebrate, they're throwing a P-A-R-T-Y all month long with a sweet little sweepstakes. Consumers can register for a chance to win a $5,000 party prize pack or one of 46 other prizes (worth up to $100 each) for tweeting about their favorite party memories on Twitter.
Envelopes mailing now through Sept. 15 will invite consumers to join the party at Valpak.com/party, where they'll find saving on food, entertainment, venues, flowers, décor and more...

FASTSIGNS® Continues Targeted Franchise Expansion In Canada »

September 03, 2014 at 7:06AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

Signage & Visual Graphics Franchise Exhibits at National Franchise and Business Opportunities Show in Toronto
September 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – Recently honored by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) for high franchise partner satisfaction, FASTSIGNS International Inc. - the worldwide franchisor of more than 550 FASTSIGNS sign, graphics and visual communications centers - is committed to expanding its presence throughout Canada.
As part of its franchise growth strategy, the franchise will be exhibiting at Booth No. 237 at the National Franchise and Business Opportunities Show, September 6-7 in Toronto. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with FASTSIGNS representatives to discuss the franchise buying process and learn more about the company's proven business model, high franchise partner satisfaction rankings and special financing program for military veterans...

Baby Boomers Retire To Where Millennials Launch Careers: Franchising. »

August 29, 2014 at 7:06AM PDT | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

The Entrepreneur's Source® Reviews Increased Entrepreneurial Tendencies in Baby Boomers and Millennials
August 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, Conn. - You wouldn't typically compare the launch of a career with its retirement, but when it comes to the entrepreneurial tendencies of contrasting generations, Baby Boomers and their Millennial children, parallels are drawn. While the Woodstock generation is retiring, and their children are entering the workforce, the employment landscape looks vastly different than it has with previous decades.
For Baby Boomers, the economy has forced many of them to continue working, while others are continuously stimulated as an active generation and are not ready to leave the grind of the workforce...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Opens New Franchise Store In Plymouth, MN »

August 29, 2014 at 5:00AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Independence, OH - August 28, 2014 - (PR.com) - CPR Cell Phone Repair, the fastest growing wireless technology franchise network in North America, is pleased to announce the opening of a new store located in Plymouth, MN. CPR Cell Phone Repair congratulates Murray Death on the recent opening of his Plymouth store located in the Greater Minneapolis Area.
Murray Death joins the CPR franchise network with over 30 years of sales and marketing experience. Death contributed his senior sales leadership to manufacturing and distribution companies including Honeywell; Turck, Inc.; and FasTest, Inc. Death and his family are long-term residents of the Plymouth/Wayzata area and are actively involved in the community. He is a member of BNI Plymouth, a professional business organization...

Liberty Tax Service Announces Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Results »

August 28, 2014 at 5:21AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Aug 28, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, today reported results for the first quarter ended July 31, 2014. Due to the seasonality of the business, the Company typically reports a loss in the first quarter when revenues are low and costs are ramping up to drive growth in the following season. The Company reported a net loss for the fiscal first quarter ended July 31, 2014, of $8.6 million, or $0.67 per share, compared to a net loss of $5.9 million, or $0.46 per share, in the prior year period. The Company reported an adjusted non-GAAP net loss of $0.63 per share compared to an adjusted non-GAAP net loss of $0.49 per share in the prior period.
"During our first quarter, we are primarily focused on expanding our office count, improving operations and preparing for the next tax season," said John Hewitt, CEO...

Liberty Tax Launches Cloud Bookkeeping Service, Liberty Accounting »

August 27, 2014 at 4:44AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

Powered by Kashoo, New Bookkeeping Service Expands Offerings Available to Liberty Tax Franchisees and Empowers Small Business-Owning Customers to Take Control of Their Finances
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Aug 26, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) has launched Liberty Accounting (http://libertyaccounting.com). The offering will help Liberty Tax franchisees provide a more expansive suite of financial services to their clients, in addition to tax preparation and filing. The integration of this product will help customers keep more accurate records, making the tax preparation process much easier.
Liberty Accounting is simple, fully featured double-entry accounting, designed to strengthen the collaborative relationship between Liberty Tax franchisees and their small business-owning customers...

FASTSIGNS® Celebrates Achievements At Fourth Annual Outside Sales Summit »

August 26, 2014 at 9:41AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
FASTSIGNS Opportunities Available

August 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas - On Aug. 21-24, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. held its fourth annual Outside Sales Summit in Frisco, Texas with 213 attendees from FASTSIGNS centers across the U.S. and Canada. Twenty-seven Outside Sales Professionals were honored as the first group to earn FASTSIGNS Sales Professional Certification, and 32 Outside Sales Professionals from different FASTSIGNS locations were recognized for personal sales achievements exceeding half a million dollars in annual sales, including eight who achieved more than $1 million in sales.
"Our FASTSIGNS Outside Sales Professionals are committed to helping their customers build their brand, generate more revenue and create a positive and motivating experience for their customer’s customer," said Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc...

Franchising: Where Baby Boomers Retire And Millennials Launch Careers »

August 22, 2014 at 6:16AM PDT | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

The Entrepreneur's Source® Reviews Increased Entrepreneurial Tendencies in Baby Boomers and Millennials
SOUTHBURY, Conn. - August 21, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - You wouldn't typically compare launching a career with retirement, but when it comes to the entrepreneurial tendencies of two contrasting generations – Baby Boomers and their Millennial children –The Entrepreneur's Source®, the nation's leading career and franchise business coaching network, says you can draw those types of parallels. While the Woodstock generation is retiring, their children are entering the workforce; and the employment landscape looks vastly different than it has in previous decades.
The economy has forced many Baby Boomers to continue working, while other members of this active generation welcome the stimulation of remaining in the workforce and still others are left with the task of supporting their Millennial adult children...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Services Come To Pembroke Pines, Florida »

August 21, 2014 at 6:56AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Pembroke Pines, FL - August 21, 2014 - (PR.com) - 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 Pembroke Pines, FL. Business partners Dario Loriato and Carlos Salas bring a combination of advanced technology skills and international business experience to the CPR franchise network.
Dario Loriato worked for over 17 years at Cisco Systems developing and leading high performance sales teams. He is the founder of Consciat, Inc., an IT cloud integrator that provides services for small to medium-sized businesses. He has multiple degrees including a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering, a Master's in Sales and Marketing and an Executive MBA...

Liberty Tax Service To Report First Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results On August 28, 2014  »

August 19, 2014 at 4:29AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

Announces the Departure of Mark Baumgartner, Chief Investment Officer
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Aug 18, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today that it will report its earnings for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 before the market opens on Thursday, August 28, 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 88168767, 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 www...

Desire To Serve Local Community Inspires Entrepreneur To Open Mathnasium »

August 04, 2014 at 7:47AM PDT | Source: Mathnasium Learning Centers

Mona Goyal Debuted New Location July 15
East Windsor, NJ (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 - As a mother of two young children, Mona Goyal needs flexibility in her work schedule. Her previous career as a business analyst didn't offer the freedom she was looking for, so Goyal set her sights on opening her own business.
Goyal was looking for a way she could contribute to her local community when she discovered Mathnasium, a math learning franchise for students from second through 12th grades. "Mathnasium teaches math in a way that makes sense to kids," Goyal said.
With the balance a franchise offers between a proven business model and the freedom to make her own decisions, Goyal knew franchising was the right choice for her. "[The best part of owning my own business is] knowing that I can provide a great service to my community while being flexible enough to spend time with my kids," Goyal explained...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Services Opens New Franchise Store In Des Moines, IA »

August 04, 2014 at 5:10AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Des Moines, IA - August 02, 2014 - (PR.com) - 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 Des Moines, IA. Jim Ascheman is enthusiastically welcomed to CPR’s rapidly expanding network as he opens his new store in Des Moines.
Ascheman brings over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry to his new CPR venture. Much of his management experience involved corporate headquarters call center expertise in addition to the recruitment of agents and the onboarding of agencies. Ascheman’s extensive experience in communications and training will benefit the customers of his new CPR repair franchise in Des Moines...

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 - (PR.com) - 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 - (PR.com) - 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...



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