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Women's Initiative For Self Employment Honors Home Instead Senior Care Owner As 2012 Woman Entrepreneur Of The Year »

September 11, 2012 at 10:24AM PDT | Source: Home Instead Senior Care

Michelle Rogers Is a Silicon Valley Region Winner
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - (Marketwire - Sep 11, 2012) - Michelle Rogers, owner, Home Instead Senior Care, has been selected as a 2012 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year for the Silicon Valley Region by the Women's Initiative for Self Employment. The nonprofit group is celebrating eight female business owners who support their communities and help stimulate the local economy.
The Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards began in 2009 and have honored more than 100 women business owners from cities throughout the Bay Area.
"Every year, we honor innovative and inspiring business leaders and entrepreneurs who are seen as role models to our clients," said Nicole Levine, interim chief executive officer, Women's Initiative for Self Employment...

Undying Demand For Affordable Style Fuels Women’s Boutique Boom »

September 11, 2012 at 10:14AM PDT | Source: Mainstream Boutique

Mainstream Boutique Franchise Doubles Growth, Finds Sweet Spot in $50 Billion Industry
September 11, 2012 // Franchising.com // APPLE VALLEY, Minn. – Clothing trends may come and go, but a smart business model that fills a marketplace niche never goes out of style. That’s why Mainstream Boutique, a women’s clothing and accessories franchise, has seen substantial growth in a tough economy and shows all signs of becoming a powerful force in today’s $50 billion clothing store industry.
The fast-growing franchise, currently with 22 successful boutiques in 10 states and four new locations under development, is set to double in size throughout the next year and have a total of 80 boutiques operating within the next three years...

Weichert, Realtors' Corporate Campus Holds Blood Drive For The American Red Cross »

September 11, 2012 at 9:29AM PDT | Source: Weichert

September 11, 2012 // Franchising.com // Employees and Sales Associates at Weichert, Realtors’ Morris Plains headquarters recently donated 62 units of blood at the company’s annual blood drive in support of the American Red Cross. The campus’s generous donation was used to help more than 180 patients in hospitals throughout the area during the critical summer months when the blood supply is typically low.
“We are honored to participate in a program that makes such a powerful impact in the local communities that we serve,” said Denise Smith, senior vice president of administration and operations for Weichert, Realtors. “In line with the Weichert culture, we are grateful to be able to make a difference for those in need...

LED Source To Host Free Franchise Opportunity Webinar »

September 11, 2012 at 9:09AM PDT | Source: LED Source

The First and Only Franchisor of LED Lighting in North America To Outline the LED Lighting Industry, the Company and Owning a Franchise
September 11, 2012 // Franchising.com // Wellington, Fla. - LED Source®, the leading North American LED lighting solutions provider, will be hosting a free webinar to present their franchise opportunity on Wed., September 12 at 11:00 a.m. EDT.
President and CEO Marcel Fairbairn will discuss this exciting opportunity and explain the history of the company, the growing LED market and why now is the right time to own an LED Source franchise.
“The LED lighting business is rapidly evolving and now is the right time to get involved,” Fairbairn said. “This free webinar is the perfect platform to introduce individuals who are thinking of owning a franchise and looking for the next big thing...

Sandler Training Offers Five Tips To Climb The Corporate Sales Ladder »

September 11, 2012 at 8:45AM PDT | Source: Sandler Training
Sandler Training Opportunities Available

September 11, 2012 // Franchising.com // OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Climbing the corporate ladder can be challenging in any industry, and sales is no exception. Taking that next step in a sales career requires increased knowledge, experience and skills, not to mention a shift from "tactical implementer" to "big picture strategic thinker." So how can sales people transition from a sales rep to a sales leader?
David Mattson, CEO of Sandler Training, one of the world’s largest sales training firms, offers these five tips for gaining the skills and experience needed to earn that coveted promotion:
1. Become a generalist.
When transitioning from a sales manager to a leader, remember that sales managers tend to focus on specific areas of expertise, while leaders have a more general approach...

Nurse Next Door Home Health Care Franchise Meets Growing Challenges Of Senior Care »

September 11, 2012 at 7:51AM PDT | Source: Nurse Next Door

Demographics, Market Forces Drive Need for Client-Oriented Home Health Care
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - Sep 11, 2012) - The U.S. government released data this year that vividly illustrate how enormous, and growing, the need is in the United States for home health care services.
The data reveal that two related occupations are expected to grow more quickly than any other between now and 2020: personal care aide and home health aide, both of which are expected to increase by about 70 percent.
It's the product of a series of inescapable factors: the Baby Boomers just beginning to hit retirement age; rising health care and nursing home costs, life expectancies that continually rise; and new seniors' overwhelming preference to remain at home even if they're mentally or physically impaired...

AFC Provides A Hurricane Update; All Restaurants Operating »

September 11, 2012 at 7:26AM PDT | Source: Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

ATLANTA - September 11, 2012 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - AFC Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFCE), the franchisor and operator of Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen restaurants, provided the following update on the effect of Hurricane Isaac on its operations.
Hurricane Isaac forced the temporary closure of 104 Popeyes restaurants for periods of approximately 1 to 5 days. All restaurants have reopened. Consistent with past experience, in the days preceding and following the storm, Popeyes restaurants in the region experienced strong sales volumes. The strong sales largely offset the effects of lost sales due to the temporary closures resulting in an aggregate reduction in the Company’s expected net income of less than $60,000.
Additionally, estimates of the storm damages to the net book value of assets at the 26 Company-operated restaurants in the New Orleans area total less than $200,000...

7-Eleven® Launches Fund-raising Canister Campaign With Feeding America To Coincide With Hunger Action Month »

September 11, 2012 at 7:16AM PDT | Source: 7-Eleven

DALLAS, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To mark Hunger Action Month, 7-Eleven, Inc. is kicking off a national awareness and fund-raising campaign to benefit Feeding America and the 37 million Americans it serves. Through the end of the year, customers at participating 7-Eleven® stores can make donations of cash and spare change in specially marked canisters at the stores' sales counter. For Feeding America, $1 can provide eight meals at local food banks.
Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity engaged in efforts to end hunger in this country. Through a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks and more than 61,000 agencies, the national organization helps feed hungry children, families, individuals and senior citizens throughout every county in the U...

Fresh To Order To Host Tasting Events For Franchise Prospects, North Carolina Business And Civic Leaders »

September 11, 2012 at 7:08AM PDT | Source: Fresh To Order

Innovative dining concept that brings elevated level of food, service and decor to the Fast Casual restaurant segment announces expansion plans for the Carolinas.
ALPHARETTA, Ga., Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Successful Atlanta restaurateur Pierre Panos will give franchise prospects as well as civic and business leaders an inside look at his newest concept, Fresh To Order (f2o), during tasting events next week in Charlotte and Raleigh.
Fresh To Order plans to open at least 25 new restaurants in the Carolinas and is using the two events to launch a search for franchisees to develop the innovative new franchise concept that combines the quality of casual fine dining with a fast-casual operating platform and price point.
The events are scheduled for:

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Wyndham Rewards Hotel Loyalty Program Launches In Latin America »

September 11, 2012 at 6:54AM PDT | Source: Wyndham Worldwide

September 11, 2012 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Wyndham Rewards®, the world’s largest lodging loyalty program with nearly 7,000 participating hotels, today announced its expansion into countries throughout Latin America, providing its members with broader access to the Wyndham Hotel Group portfolio of brands.
The expansion is part of the program’s strategy to provide Wyndham Rewards members with earning and redemption options in all 66 countries where Wyndham Hotel Group properties are located. The program is currently available in over 50 countries.
The Wyndham Rewards program was most recently launched in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama and Peru at properties affiliated with the Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts, Howard Johnson®, Ramada®, Microtel Inn & Suites® by Wyndham and Wingate by Wyndham® brands...

Church’s Chicken® 2012 Global Convention Honors Its Past With A 60th Anniversary Celebration »

September 11, 2012 at 6:35AM PDT | Source: Church's Chicken

Franchisees United to Work to Shape the Future of the Brand
ATLANTA - September 11, 2012 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Church’s Chicken, also known around the world in many countries as Texas Chicken, held its bi-annual convention in Las Vegas with the largest attendance of domestic and international franchisees and suppliers in the brand’s history. The company commemorated its 60th Anniversary with a retrospective of the Church’s brand and special recognition of franchisees and team members who have been part of the Church’s family for more than thirty, forty and fifty years. The longest serving restaurant team member for Church’s, Arturo Gonzalez from San Antonio, Texas was the convention’s brand ambassador...

Red Robin Gets Hopped-Up For Oktoberfest With New Beer Milkshake »

September 11, 2012 at 6:16AM PDT | Source: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

America's Gourmet Burger Expert Brews Tasty Addition to Fall Menu
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As Oktoberfest celebrations come to a head this fall, Red Robin's new shake will leave beer enthusiasts and dessert-lovers alike craving a cold one—a cold beer milkshake, that is! Now through Nov. 11 (or until supplies last), Red Robin is featuring the Samuel Adams® Octoberfest Milkshake – a unique 21 and over milkshake made with creamy soft serve ice cream, Samuel Adams® Octoberfest draft, vanilla and caramel. A sip of this one-of-a-kind shake will rouse a round of toasts and solve one epic food dilemma, right up there with coffee or tea, onion rings or French fries, and soup or salad. The Octoberfest Milkshake offers a sweet solution – a milkshake and beer – in, one satisfying drink...

North Castle Partners Invests In Curves International »

September 11, 2012 at 5:44AM PDT | Source: Curves International

Investment by North Castle to Support Further Growth of the World's Most Recognized Fitness Brand
GREENWICH, Conn., Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- North Castle Partners today announced that it has completed an investment in Curves International, Inc., the largest fitness club franchisor in the world with approximately 7,300 locations in 90 countries of clubs specifically designed for women. North Castle is a leading private equity firm focused exclusively on health, wellness and active living companies. The terms of the investment by North Castle and its co-investors were not disclosed.
"As a firm focused on businesses that promote Health, Wellness, and Active Living, an investment in Curves was natural for us," said Chip Baird, North Castle's Founder and Managing Partner...

Creative Learning Corporation Announces 180th Franchise »

September 11, 2012 at 5:38AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - September 11, 2012 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Creative Learning Corporation (OTCBB:CLCN), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, the highly-popular children's education and enrichment program, is pleased to announce that the Company reached its 180th franchise the end of August, a milestone that was not projected to be achieved until the end of November, 2012. The 180th franchise is located in Houston, TX. Creative Learning now has franchises in 32 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 7 foreign countries.
The closing of the 180th franchise clearly indicates a continued high demand for the Bricks 4 Kidz®, program even during the summer months, which is typically the slow period in the franchise industry...

Bondurant, IA Welcomes Chester's »

September 11, 2012 at 5:21AM PDT | Source: Chester's

Best Fried Chicken in Town
September 11, 2012 // Franchising.com // Bondurant, IA - Chester's is proud to announce the opening of its latest restaurant inside EZ Mart - just miles from Adventureland Amusement Park.
Deliciously crispy on the outside, tender and flavorful on the inside, Chester's Chicken is marinated, double hand breaded, and cooked to golden perfection. EZ Mart will be serving Chester's full menu of delicious bone-in chicken, tenders and boneless wings, as well as a variety of classic side dishes such as their signature potato wedges, buttermilk biscuits, and coleslaw. Ordering is easy with different combo and meal options, which come with a choice of six Chester's dipping sauces to compliment the food.
"We have the best chicken in town," said Manpreet Singh, Owner of EZ Mart...

Real Property Management Named To Inc. 500 For Third Year »

September 11, 2012 at 5:18AM PDT | Source: Real Property Management
Real Property Management Opportunities Available

The residential property management company lands at number 228 on the 2012 Inc. 500 with a three-year sales growth of 1,591%.
SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Real Property Management (http://www.realpropertymgt.com) ranks number 228 on Inc. magazine's 31st annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. This is the third consecutive year Real Property Management has made the list.
The list represents a comprehensive look at America's independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Zipcar, Clif Bar, Vizio and Oracle gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.
In addition to its 228 ranking, the full-service residential property management company ranks number eight overall for business growth in the Real Estate category, and is increasingly seen as the dominant player in the residential property management arena...

Restaurant Pizza At Home? New Gourmet Four Seasons – Brought To You By Domino's »

September 11, 2012 at 4:50AM PDT | Source: Domino's Pizza

Domino’s, the pizza delivery expert, has launched the Four Seasons, a new pizza in its restaurant style Gourmet range.
(PRWEB UK) 11 September 2012 - Domino’s, the pizza delivery expert, has launched the Four Seasons, a new pizza in its restaurant style Gourmet range.
The perfect way to enjoy a slice of the entire Gourmet range, Domino’s new Four Seasons showcases the existing Rustica, Firenze and Florentine pizzas on three quarters of the base, with the fourth featuring mozzarella cheese and SunBlush baby plum tomatoes.
Domino’s Gourmet pizzas use mouth-watering toppings on a fresh Italian style thin crust base, hand-stretched using Domino’s famous fresh dough, then covered in sundried tomato and garlic sauce...

California Waxing Franchise Leader Gets High Marks For Student Savings »

September 11, 2012 at 4:47AM PDT | Source: European Wax Center

European Wax Center Union City offers unique, recession-friendly Student Wax Pass
Union City, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 - With students heading back to school, European Wax Center Union City, a waxing salon has made smooth, hair-free skin easily obtainable by even their most budget-conscious guests with the release of its new Student Wax Pass. This new program allows students seeking body hair removal in Fremont, Union City, California to save 25% by purchasing three waxing services and receiving a fourth session for free.
European Wax Center Union City, named #1 franchise in America by Inc. 500 in 2011, is now offering this exclusive, unique discount solely for students seeking high quality waxing in Hayward, Union City, California...

Papa Murphy's To Redefine Pizza In Middle East »

September 11, 2012 at 4:40AM PDT | Source: Papa Murphy's
Papa Murphy's Opportunities Available

Take 'n' Bake Pizza Giant Signs Multi-Year Agreement for 100 Stores in the GCC
VANCOUVER, Wash., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Papa Murphy's International today announced it has signed a Master Franchise Agreement with MAM Foodco LLC to open 100 Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza locations throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The first location is slated to open in Dubai, UAE before the end of 2012. As the fifth largest pizza chain in the U.S., this is Papa Murphy's first location outside of North America, where it currently operates 1,287 in the United States and 15 in Canada.
"It's is a thrilling chapter for us," said Jim Perkins, vice president of international development at Papa Murphy's. "We've found a great partner in MAM Foodco...

Big O Tires Adds TPMS Manager Software  »

September 11, 2012 at 4:36AM PDT | Source: Big O Tires, LLC
Big O Tires, LLC Opportunities Available

Tiremetrix, LLC announced today that Big O Tires, LLC has added their TPMS Manager Powered by TIA software as part of their vendor group of TPMS suppliers. 
Detroit, MI (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 - Tiremetrix, LLC announced today that Big O Tires, LLC has added their TPMS Manager Powered by TIA software as part of their vendor group of TPMS suppliers. TPMS Manager Powered by TIA is online software that provides information and resource to tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS).
“We are very excited to help Big O Tires® stores grow their TPMS knowledge and subsequently their TPMS sales through our TPMS Manager point of sale software,” says Joe Donehue, President of Tiremetrix. “Big O has embraced this wholeheartedly, and the feedback we are receiving from their stores has been extremely positive...



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