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FASTSIGNS® Marks The Start Of National Small Business Week By Sharing Holiday Wine Cellar Visual Graphic Success Story »

May 05, 2015 at 9:38AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
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CARROLLTON, Texas - May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - In honor of National Small Business Week, May 4-8, FASTSIGNS® is sharing a successful visual communications makeover for a small business. Family-owned since 1965, Holiday Wine Cellar evolved their business by selling at their retail location and online, but their branding remained unchanged.
FASTSIGNS transformed the previous Old English-style logo into a modern representation of the company in time for Holiday Wine Cellar's 50th anniversary celebration. The new logo utilizes some of the original logo's graphic elements to honor the company's history, but more effectively visually communicates their expanded offering of fine wines, craft beer and spirits.
"It is important for companies of all sizes and in all industries to present a consistent brand message, regardless of the marketing medium," explained Drue Townsend, Senior VP of Marketing for FASTSIGNS International, Inc...

Liberty Tax Service Reports U.S. Tax Results Through April 17th »

May 01, 2015 at 5:06AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired) - April 30, 2015 - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) (the "Company"), parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today that for the 2015 tax season, from January 1 through April 17, the Company and its franchisees increased the number of returns prepared in its offices by .6%. For the fiscal year to date, the Company reported an increase in returns prepared of 1% compared to the prior year.
"The 2015 tax season was disappointing," said John Hewitt, Chairman and CEO. "The complication and confusion around the Affordable Care Act (ACA) did not drive the shift to paid preparers or the level of price increase that we were expecting this year, and in fact might have actually reduced overall return counts for the industry...

FASTSIGNS® Offers IDEAlliance G7 Certification Training To Franchise Partners »

April 30, 2015 at 7:52AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS
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Leading Franchisor for Sign, Graphic and Visual Communications Uses IDEAlliance Training Program for Certification in Color Management and Control
April 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – Catering to the business community’s need for consistent and recognizable company branding, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. recently hosted G7® Certification training at the company’s headquarters in Carrolton, Texas for FASTSIGNS® franchisees and team members to potentially become G7 Experts.
The G7 Certification, operated globally by the not-for-profit trade association IDEAlliance, is an internationally recognized methodology by which print shops calibrate gray balance to achieve a neutral gray, ensuring that all other colors will appear accurate to the human eye...

Cellairis On-Site Mobile Device Repair Services Open Inside Orlando Walmart »

April 30, 2015 at 6:23AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

The most recent opening of Cellairis in Walmart at 2500 South Kirkman Road in Orlando, FL 32811 provides customers with a convenient and affordable way to have their cell phone, tablet or computer repaired while they shop. Cellairis offers a full range of repairs on the latest iPhone, iPad and Samsung Galaxy models.
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) April 30, 2015 - Cellairis is recognized as a leading, worldwide mobile device and computer repair franchise, with a reputation for providing a fast turnaround and competitive prices on repairs for iPhones, iPads and Samsung Galaxy devices. Their certified technicians are trained and equipped to handle cracked screen repair, battery replacement and water damage. Cellairis uses premium, quality-tested parts and they include a strong warranty on all repair services and parts...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Announces Master Franchise Agreement In Kuwait  »

April 30, 2015 at 5:34AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Will Begin Expansion of Services Throughout the Middle East
Independence, OH - April 30, 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 a new master franchise agreement in Kuwait. The master franchise agreement establishes a plan to introduce CPR’s highly successful franchise system to the Middle East, one of the world’s largest markets for mobile devices.
Several high-level executives associated with the Kuwaiti telecommunications industry have entered into a master franchise agreement with CPR Cell Phone Repair. The agreement establishes a multi-year plan that will introduce CPR’s franchising system to the Middle East market...

Cartridge World Offers Bundled Printing Services »

April 30, 2015 at 4:26AM PDT | Source: Cartridge World

Small Businesses Rethink Their Ink
MCHENRY, Ill. - April 30, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Businesses need to print. Depending on the size of the organization, businesses print hundreds to thousands of pages per week. This is where advice from Cartridge World pays off. With a free 15-minute audit, Cartridge World can help identify the right printers, supplies and service for any business, and demonstrate how the right products will reduce their printing costs. Cartridge World says a small business can save $1,000 or more on printing annually.
Cartridge World is a nationwide provider of printing products and services, with nearly 500 locations across the country. Supporting National Small Business Week (May 4-8, 2015), Cartridge World is offering a free print audit throughout May to help local businesses “rethink their ink...

CPR Cell Phone Repair Opens A New Mobile Device Repair Franchise Store In Centennial, CO »

April 29, 2015 at 4:26AM PDT | Source: CPR Cell Phone Repair

Independence, OH - April 29, 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 Centennial, CO. CPR congratulates Lance and Minette LaBauve on the opening of their second franchise store in CPR’s rapidly expanding network.
Lance LaBauve said, “We joined the CPR team in 2013 when we opened our first franchise store in Littleton, CO. We are delighted to announce that we have just opened our second CPR store located in nearby Centennial. My background includes 30 years of experience in telecommunications, cellular and wireless development with Bell Northern Research, Northern Telecom and Qwest Communications...

TeamLogic IT Franchises Defend Customers From Scams, Viruses »

April 29, 2015 at 4:08AM PDT | Source: TeamLogic IT

Ransomware and Other 'Trojan Horses' Can Stop a Business in Its Tracks and Cost Thousands of Dollars to Fix -- but TeamLogic IT Can Prevent That
MISSION VIEJO, CA - (Marketwired - Apr 28, 2015) - It all starts with opening what looks like a harmless email. The content, however, isn't spam; that email contains a vicious ransomware program that a TeamLogic IT franchise technician or owner might have been able to prevent from taking hold with some simple warnings.
Here's how it works: Malicious code is embedded in what looks like an official email. Once that file is opened, however, this outside software rapidly works its way from the email program into the company's entire IT system, which it then shuts down until a ransom is paid...

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...



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