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Liberty Tax Service Names Kathleen Donovan As Chief Financial Officer »

January 24, 2014 at 6:59AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Jan 24, 2014) - JTH Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) (the "Company"), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today that Kathleen Donovan will assume the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As previously announced, the Company is restructuring the CFO position and Ms. Donovan's hiring completes that process. Mark Baumgartner, the Company's current CFO, will continue in his role of Chief Executive Officer of the Company's JTH Financial subsidiary as planned.
Ms. Donovan has over 30 years of financial experience including 12 years as a CFO, most recently with Catapult Learning, LLC, where she was responsible for Accounting, Financial Planning, Human Resources, IT and Legal. Previously, she served as the CFO for two publicly traded technology and service companies, Medquist, Inc...

Computer Troubleshooters And Geeks On Call Announce First National Account With Luv My Pet »

January 24, 2014 at 6:33AM PST | Source: Computer Troubleshooters

Computer Troubleshooters and Geeks On Call share National Accounts initiative to provide IT service to Luv My Pet, the nation's largest provider of convenient and affordable pet vaccinations offered in pet stores.
Independence, OH, January 24, 2014 - (PR.com) - Technology partners Computer Troubleshooters and Geeks On Call recently celebrated the shared success of their 2014 National Accounts initiative. The two IT firms' National Accounts initiative involves Luv My Pet, the nation's largest provider of convenient and affordable pet vaccinations offered in pet stores. Luv My Pet has 14 offices that administer state regulated vaccination services around the country as well as 4 corporate locations.
Merrymeeting Group is the parent organization for both Computer Troubleshooters and Geeks On Call...

Securis Awards First 3 Electronics Recycling & Data Destruction Franchises Serving Maryland And Delaware »

January 23, 2014 at 10:55AM PST | Source: Securis

More mid-Atlantic territories available as Inc. 500/5000 "fastest growing" company establishes nationwide network to serve growing electronics recycling and data security markets.
January 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Chantilly, VA - Securis Franchising, Inc., a leader in electronics recycling and data destruction services, announced today that it has awarded the first three franchises in the Mid-Atlantic region. Securis' franchising strategy is part of the company's national expansion to serve the growing demand for electronics recycling and data destruction services, a market that is estimated at between $6 billion to over $9 billion globally, according to reports by IDC and Transparent Research.
Awards include counties in the Maryland suburbs outside of Washington, DC (Montgomery, Howard, Frederick, Caroll, Washington, Prince George's, Anne Arundel, Charles, St...

FASTSIGNS® Expands Wayfinding Solutions Across North America With Modulex® »

January 23, 2014 at 8:15AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS
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CARROLLTON, Texas - Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Visual communications franchisor FASTSIGNS International, Inc. has become one of only two key providers in the U.S. and Canada authorized to sell Modulex products.
Founded by the Lego Group, Modulex creates distinctive wayfinding signage systems that are durable and elegant, meet current ISO 9001 standards, and have flexible and interchangeable designs to enhance an organization's or facility's branding. Ideal for both interior and exterior directional signs, the Modulex line is often specified by architects and designers, and includes building directories and wall, desk and door signs.
"Modulex is the premium wayfinding solution provider. By partnering with Modulex, FASTSIGNS centers provide their clients even broader access to innovative and high quality solutions," said Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc...

The Entrepreneur's Source Celebrates 30 Years With Year-Long Multifaceted Franchise Campaign »

January 22, 2014 at 6:16AM PST | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

North America's Leading Career and Franchise Business Coaching Company Declares National Franchise Week® June 15-20, 2014 as Part of Year-Long Campaign to Increase Awareness of Franchising
January 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, Conn. - Amongst Apple's unveiling of its revolutionary Macintosh personal computer and movies like Ghostbusters and Footloose cashing in at the box office, 1984 brought the nation a career and franchise business coaching company that would help tens of thousands of individuals realize their dreams of entrepreneurship.
Dedicated to the development and advancement of the entrepreneur and those who desire to become one, The Entrepreneur's Source® (E-Source) is celebrating 30 years of taking people from Employment to Empowerment™ with a year-long, educational campaign to boost awareness of franchising as a prime path toward self-sufficiency...

Computer Troubleshooters Listed On Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 For 2014 »

January 17, 2014 at 7:39AM PST | Source: Computer Troubleshooters

Computer Troubleshooters is included on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list for the fifth consecutive year.
Independence, OH, - January 17, 2014 - (PR.com) - Computer Troubleshooters is excited to be included on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list for the fifth consecutive year. Computer Troubleshooters has continued to grow and excel at on-site and remote computer repair services for small businesses and residential clients. Computer Troubleshooters is now the world’s largest technology services franchise network with more than 475 franchises worldwide in over 28 countries.
Computer Troubleshooters has worked hard to adapt to the growing changes in the franchising industry and has continued to expand its reach and presence through its franchise sales program...

Liberty Tax Service Prepares For Tax Season With Over 50,000 New Hires »

January 16, 2014 at 9:16AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Jan 16, 2014) - Liberty Tax Service has hired over 50,000 employees for the upcoming tax season. With the unemployment rate dropping for December 2013 to 6.7 percent, this is welcome news for many jobseekers and those seeking seasonal employment now that the holidays are over. The positions filled include office managers, tax preparers, marketing managers, and, of course, the popular Liberty Wavers.
"I have been with the company for 8 tax seasons now. The Liberty Tax office I work for is wonderful. The owner is great and cares about his employees. It is such a family-oriented business and I can't wait for tax season to start," states Jamie Desforges of the Nashua, New Hampshire Liberty Tax office.
"We have many people who anticipate tax season to find seasonal work...

FASTSIGNS® Selects The Widen Media Collective For Digital Asset Management »

January 16, 2014 at 5:01AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS
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Widen DAM System to Help Franchise Distribute Marketing Assets to Over 550 Worldwide Locations
MADISON, W - (Marketwired - Jan 16, 2014) - FASTSIGNS® International, Inc., the worldwide franchisor of FASTSIGNS sign, graphics and visual communication companies, has selected the Widen Media Collective to organize and distribute digital marketing assets for more than 550 global locations. The new digital asset management (DAM) system will provide FASTSIGNS with the tools, flexibility and scalability to improve the cataloging and use of digital assets for sales, marketing and décor initiatives.
Founded in Dallas, Texas in 1985, FASTSIGNS has grown from a single location to a global leader in visual communication solutions...

Valpak® Announces New Franchisee In Greater Rockford, Illinois »

January 15, 2014 at 7:29AM PST | Source: Valpak
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Local Entrepreneur and First Time Franchisee Brings Savings to Businesses and Residents
LARGO, Fla. - Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today it has signed a franchise agreement with Timothy Powers to acquire the Valpak of Rockford, Ill., territory. Powers, a first-time franchisee, has assumed The Blue Envelope® distribution and began mailing to residents and businesses in Rockford, Loves Park, Machesney Park, Belvidere, Roscoe, Rockton and Cherry Valley communities in December.
"I was ready to make the move from corporate America to entrepreneurism and begin running my own business," said Timothy Powers, Valpak of Rockford franchisee. "After doing my research on different franchise organizations, my desire to be part of a strong organization led me to Valpak...

Considering Business Ownership But Don’t Know Where To Start? Attend Virtual "Start A Business Weekend" Expo Jan. 16-18 »

January 14, 2014 at 6:51AM PST | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

The Entrepreneur's Source, North America's Leading Career and Franchise Business Coaching Company, Hosts Complimentary "Start a Business Weekend" Expo to Help Individuals-who are Entertaining the Idea of Business Ownership to Accomplish their Income, Lifestyle, Wealth and Equity Goals-Define a Path, Realize their Potential and Start their Own Business
SOUTHBURY, Conn. - The Entrepreneur's Source®, the nation's leading career and franchise business coaching network, is hosting a virtual Start a Business Weekend® expo January 16 – 18, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST.
The online expo allows those who are curious about new career opportunities or who have entertained the idea of business ownership to explore what options are available to them...

Battery Giant Announces New Franchisee Credit Options For 2014 »

January 13, 2014 at 4:42AM PST | Source: Battery Giant

Sterling Heights, MI (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 - Battery Store Franchisor, Battery Giant, has announced they are now offering Equipment Lease / Financing of up to $75,000 for qualifying franchisees. This brings the out of pocket capital investment down to approximately $125,000 to open a Battery Giant store.
"Consumer confidence in Battery Giant has grown tremendously," state Greg Danziger, President of Battery Giant Franchise, LLC. "Additionally, lenders have gained confidence in the Battery Giant brand as well."
As the dependence on mobile power grows in today’s society, battery specialty stores have become a necessity for consumers to find specialty batteries not available in regular stores. Additionally, it is a one stop shop for any battery need...

Tulsa Entrepreneur Recognized For Empowering Women In Business »

January 10, 2014 at 4:25AM PST | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

WEBB Women Empowered By Business Presents Isabell Estes of The Entrepreneur’s Source with its Prestigious Crystal Award
January 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // TULSA, Okla. – WEBB Women Empowered By Business®, an organization designed to support, encourage and empower women to go into business and to grow their business, has awarded Tulsa, Okla. entrepreneur Isabell Estes with its WEBB Crystal award. Estes, who is a franchisee of The Entrepreneur’s Source, was given the award due to her outstanding success as a female entrepreneur and mentor to other women entrepreneurs.
WEBB’s mission is to promote successful entrepreneurship among women by providing opportunities and resources designed to educate, empower and enlighten them as they embrace the challenges of business ownership...

FASTSIGNS Celebrates Banner Year With Increased Franchise Expansion, Robust Sales »

January 08, 2014 at 9:43AM PST | Source: FASTSIGNS
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Diversified Growth Strategy, Franchisee Satisfaction, Industry Awards Set Stage for Success in 2014
January 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – While the number 13 is usually considered unlucky, 2013 was another year in a series of strong growth for FASTSIGNS International Inc., the worldwide franchisor for more than 545 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphic and visual communications centers. Besides exceeding goals for opening new centers, signing franchise agreements here and overseas, and completing a third consecutive year of positive sales performance, FASTSIGNS was recognized with multiple honors in both the sign and graphics and franchising industries.
"By all standards, 2013 was a banner year for FASTSIGNS," said CEO Catherine Monson...

Chuck Lennon, TeamLogic IT President, Named In 6th Annual MSPmentor 250 »

January 08, 2014 at 7:19AM PST | Source: TeamLogic IT

Annual Managed Services Provider (MSP) List Honors Top Executives, Entrepreneurs & Experts
January 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // MISSION VIEJO, Calif. - TeamLogic IT president, Chuck Lennon, has been named to the MSPmentor 250 list for the fifth year in a row. Nine Lives Media’s sixth annual MSPmentor 250 is a global list that identifies the world’s leading Managed Services Provider (MSP) executives, entrepreneurs, experts, coaches and community leaders. View the entire list at: http://www.mspmentor.net/top250.
Chuck Lennon has served as TeamLogic IT’s president for the past eight years and is a speaker, panelist and moderator for professional conferences in the IT services, managed services and franchising industries...

Liberty Tax Service To Present At CJS Securities 14th Annual New Ideas For The New Year Investor Conference »

January 08, 2014 at 6:30AM PST | Source: Liberty Tax Service
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Jan 8, 2014) - JTH Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today that it will participate in the CJS Securities 14th Annual New Ideas for the New Year Conference in New York on January 15.
A copy of the presentation will be available on Liberty Tax's website, www.libertytax.com, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time on January 15, 2014, on the Investor Relations page.
About JTH Holding, Inc.
Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, JTH Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX), is the parent company of Liberty Tax Service. Liberty Tax is the fastest-growing tax preparation franchise and has prepared almost 16 million individual income tax returns in more than 4,500 offices and online...

Batteries Plus Bulbs Creates State-Specific Program To Drive Franchise Growth In Southern California »

January 07, 2014 at 5:57AM PST | Source: Batteries Plus Bulbs

Battery and Light Bulb Franchise Offers Major Incentives for California Entrepreneurs to Help Conquer Hurdles of New Business Ownership
HARTLAND, Wis. - Jan. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - To help local entrepreneurs with the challenges of opening a new business in California, Batteries Plus Bulbs, the nation's first, largest and fastest growing battery and light bulb franchise, has announced a customized program offering sizeable incentives to potential franchisees looking to start a business in Southern California.
The California Development Incentive Program is designed to help new franchise owners quickly ramp up sales and cash flow by providing rent subsidies and covering a significant share of their grand opening advertising and marketing costs, among other perks...

Cartridge World Among The Top 100 Businesses In Entrepreneur's Franchise 500(R) »

January 07, 2014 at 5:48AM PST | Source: Cartridge World

SPRING GROVE, Ill. - Jan. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - This month, Entrepreneur magazine announced Cartridge World as one of the country's top 100 franchises. The announcement was made as part of the annual Franchise 500(R) list, the world's first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking, released in the magazine's January edition. Cartridge World joins the likes of Subway and McDonald's as a growing international brand with stores in more than 50 countries.
Cartridge World opened its first store in the United States 10 years ago, and now has nearly 600 stores in North America. Cartridge World is a specialized retailer selling ink and toner cartridges, printers, printing supplies and printer maintenance for home and office customers...

Batteries Plus Bulbs® Brightens Homes With Availability Of SWITCH Infinia™ LED Bulb »

January 02, 2014 at 11:18AM PST | Source: Batteries Plus Bulbs

Battery and Light Bulb Franchise is Only National Retailer for New Energy Efficient Light Bulb
HARTLAND, Wis - Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Batteries Plus Bulbs®, the nation's largest and fastest growing battery and light bulb franchise, today announced the availability of the SWITCH infinia™ LED light bulb in more than 550 stores nationwide and Puerto Rico. In conjunction with the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) incandescent phase out, the award-winning and top-performing LED bulb is now available in 40-watt and 60 watt-equivalents, with retail pricing for the 60We as low as $11.99 - a competitive price point for a premium LED light bulb.
The SWITCH infinia bulb can be used in any fixture at any orientation, both indoors and out...

WEBB Presents Isabell Estes Of The Entrepreneur's Source With Iits Prestigious Crystal Award »

January 02, 2014 at 7:16AM PST | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

Tulsa Entrepreneur Recognized for Empowering Women in Business
TULSA, Okla. - Jan. 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - WEBB Women Empowered By Business(R), an organization designed to support, encourage and empower women to go into business and to grow their business, has awarded Tulsa, Okla. entrepreneur Isabell Estes with its WEBB Crystal award. Estes, who is a franchisee of The Entrepreneur's Source, was given the award due to her outstanding success as a female entrepreneur and mentor to other women entrepreneurs.
WEBB's mission is to promote successful entrepreneurship among women by providing opportunities and resources designed to educate, empower and enlighten them as they embrace the challenges of business ownership. The organization presents the WEBB Crystal award each year to women within its network who exemplify this mission by mentoring female entrepreneurs in their local communities as well as WEBB members...

Computer Troubleshooters Opens New Office In East Hanover, NJ »

January 02, 2014 at 4:39AM PST | Source: Computer Troubleshooters

Willard Kent joins Computer Troubleshooters' international network of franchise owners who provide onsite computer services and IT solutions to small and medium-sized businesses and residential users.
Independence, OH - January 01, 2014 - (PR.com) - Computer Troubleshooters is pleased to welcome Willard Kent to the network. Kent joins the international network of franchise owners who provide onsite computer services and IT solutions to small and medium-sized businesses and residential users. He will be providing IT services to clients located in the communities of East Hanover, Lincoln Park, Lake Hiawatha, Towaco, Pine Brook, Fairfield, Roseland and Livingston, NJ.
"I genuinely appreciate the history of Computer Troubleshooters and their long-term commitment to meeting the IT needs of small businesses...



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