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Pet Supplies Plus Appoints Alex Roberts As Vice President Of Franchising »

April 16, 2014 at 7:19AM PDT | Source: Pet Supplies Plus
Pet Supplies Plus Opportunities Available

April 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // Livonia, Mich. – Pet Supplies Plus announced today that Alex Roberts has been named Vice President of Franchising. Pet Supplies Plus, a portfolio company of Irving Place Capital, is the third largest pet specialty retailer in the United States.
Prior to Pet Supplies Plus, Roberts was most recently the president of Mr. Handyman International, where he was responsible for overall brand performance of the 200+-unit franchise system, which operates in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Previous to that, he held roles with ProTect Painters International and Service Brands International.
Roberts is a veteran franchise executive who will bring an impressive set of skills and experiences to Pet Supplies Plus...

Home Services Costs Rising. Good For Providers But Home Owners Will Feel It. »

March 31, 2014 at 7:22AM PDT | Source: HomeTask Handyman Service, Inc.

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 - HomeTask CEO Jerrod Sessler sees American economic conditions improving and advises that there are great opportunities coming for those in the service sector which will come at great cost to home owners. These comments are corroborated by Reuters article released on March 27th, 2014.
"One of the greatest challenges to running a profitable business in the service industry has been the struggling economic climate, brought on by the “Great Recession” of 2008. However, according to a Reuters article this week (March 27th, 2014), the economy has been “economy grew a bit faster than estimated” and based on what I am seeing, with our nationwide HomeTask business locations, we are on the front of a season of opportunity for those in the service industry...

HomeTask Expands By Signing SandFree To Service Network »

March 28, 2014 at 4:06AM PDT | Source: HomeTask Handyman Service, Inc.

HomeTask connects consumers with services. SandFree refinishes floors without dust.
March 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // Tracking, scheduling, paying and rating your handyman can be time consuming and even impossible without some help. HomeTask has assembled a network of service providers that wash windows, paint, landscape, plumb, provide pet services, clean, dispose, consult, sell property and more for consumers can focus on things they enjoy more than their task lists. The HomeTask Network is critical to the lives of many busy American families in the fast-paced culture we find ourselves in today.
To that end, HomeTask is to partnering with service brands of all types enabling a full figured suite of services for consumers to access...

April Is National Pet Month! »

March 26, 2014 at 4:24AM PDT | Source: Central Bark

Central Bark® Doggy Day Care Offers the Following Tips and Advice to Pet Owners
March 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // WEST ALLIS, WI – Central Bark® Doggy Day Care, a pioneer of the doggy day care industry and creator of the "UnKennel" concept, celebrates April’s National Pet Month. In honor of this month, Central Bark® focuses on the benefits of pet ownership and promotes responsible pet ownership. Today, dog owners truly consider their pets as a member of the family. It has been noted that the overall pet care industry’s average growth (since 2008) is attributed to an increase in the number of pet owners, as well as the fact that our pets are now considered just another member of the family.
Central Bark® first opened its doors in 1997 to support the growing number of people who realized that dogs are not just pets -- years ahead of its time, when the idea of a "day care for dogs" was still new...

Orlando-Based Woof Gang Bakery Awarded Best Overall Multi-Unit Retailer Award »

March 19, 2014 at 4:21AM PDT | Source: Woof Gang Bakery

Your Neighborhood Pet Store Leads the Pack in 2014
March 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // ORLANDO, Fla - Woof Gang Bakery, your neighborhood pet store, is pleased to announce their achievement in the 2014 Retailer Excellence Awards. Woof Gang Bakery was recently recognized as the Best Overall Multi-Unit Retailer in the Third Annual Global Pet Expo Retailer Excellence Awards program, by Pet Business Media. The Best Overall Multi-Unit Retailer award recognizes multi-unit retailers with more than ten stores for excelling in sales, customer services, store design, merchandising and community service.
Woof Gang Bakery is the leading retailer in raw frozen diets, kibble, canned and dehydrated dog and cat food. In addition to meeting pets’ nutritional needs, Woof Gang Bakery carries stylish essentials, fashionable accessories, a variety of toys and a wide range of doggie spa products...

No Begging Necessary For Consumer Demand In The Pet Industry »

March 18, 2014 at 7:55AM PDT | Source: Pet Supplies Plus
Pet Supplies Plus Opportunities Available

Pet Supplies Plus Poised for Major Growth to Keep up With Increasing Demand for Pet Products
March 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // LIVONIA, Mich. - With 82.5 million homes across America having a pet asan official family member, the $55.7 billion pet industry continues to skyrocket, projected to grow by 4 percent annually over the next four years.
Among those responding to the unstoppable demand is Pet Supplies Plus, a 25-year-old franchise with nearly 300 stores. Last year alone, Pet Supplies Plus opened 18 new franchise and corporate stores and will increase its unit count by 10 to 15 percent each year moving forward, focusing on opening both corporate and franchised stores in new and underserved markets.
To prepare for the accelerated growth, executives invested in strengthening infrastructure, expanding the store support center team for both corporate and franchised stores, and introduced a new "neighborhood-centric" prototype...

Aussie Pet Mobile Expands Mobile Pet Grooming Business To St. John's »

March 04, 2014 at 7:32AM PST | Source: Aussie Pet Mobile

Keep the Dogs and Cats of Greater St.John's Clean 'n' Cute
Toronto, ON (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 - The newest "Pack Leader," Fred Roberts, has recently expanded his mobile pet grooming business from the province's capital of St. John's into the Greater St. John's Region. The unique mobile pet grooming service offers a convenient, affordable, reliable and efficient service to pet owners enabling them to maintain and achieve their pets' best well-being.
Aussie Pet Mobile opened in St. John's, Newfoundland February 2013 with the goal of growing further into their community within a 12 month period. The latest expansion creates the 48th franchised territory awarded since the mobile franchise opportunity commenced back in late 2009 here in Canada...

Lifetime Passion For Animals Leads SoCal Girl To Debut Santa Monica/Marina Del Rey Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Company »

March 04, 2014 at 4:16AM PST | Source: Pet Sit Pros

Marina Del Rey, CA (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 - Jaime Riegel proudly announces the successful grand opening of Pet Sit Pros of Santa Monica and Marina del Rey, a dream come true for Riegel, the owner.
Jaime Riegel grew up with many pets, including dogs, frogs, hamsters, fish and geckos. As a child, she hoped to be a veterinarian but after the passing of her first dog, due to brain cancer, she decided she couldn’t deal with the pain of seeing sick and injured pets as a career. She instead followed a career path into the film industry. While in film school, she took a marketing class where she was tasked with creating a full business plan for something non-film related. Riegel chose to come up with a pet care business plan. As a result, she not only got an A, but decided that day that she would open her own pet sitting & dog walking business eventually...

Pet Butler Recognized As Top 50 Franchise Opportunity »

February 28, 2014 at 9:34AM PST | Source: Pet Butler

February 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // As Mardi Gras preparations and initial festivities ensue in the much-repaired French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, the International Franchise Association celebrated their 49th annual franchise convention with executives from hundreds of franchised companies in attendance.
Pet Butler was recognized within this prestigious setting amongst peers, mentors and emerging franchise executives for an exceptional satisfaction rating by their actual franchised locations. The benchmarking survey is performed by Franchise Business Review annually with hundreds of franchised companies and the high honor of ending up on the top 50 list earns the recipient the respect of peers, mentors and all because it shows that the franchisor runs their business in such a way that causes the owners of their franchised locations to enthusiastically tout the efforts and support provided by their franchisor company and staff...

Grand Opening Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Jupiter- Saturday February 22nd »

February 18, 2014 at 4:29AM PST | Source: Woof Gang Bakery

February 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // You are invited to Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Jupiter’s Grand Opening event on Saturday, February 22nd! First 20 dogs receive free treats for a year, plus one lucky pooch will win free food for 3 months! Samples, refreshments and fun for people and pets of all ages!
FREE Gourmet Dog Treat Samples
FREE Premium Pet Food Samples
First 20 Dogs in the store Receive FREE Treats for a Year! (limit one per household)
Chance to win free food for 3 months!
Plus, Furry Friends Animal Rescue will be here adopting out their amazing fur friendsPet portraits, music and much more!
Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Jupiter71 E. Indiantown Rd, Suite 802Jupiter, FL 33477561-847-6013
Saturday, February 22, 2014 beginning at 10am
Plus! Chamber of Commerce Ribbon cutting ceremony February 20 at 5pm!
We look forward to meeting you and your pets!
Contact:
Rodd and Robin BeersOwnersWoof Gang Bakery & Grooming Jupiterjupiter@woofgangbakery...

Wild Birds Unlimited's Growth Worth Tweeting About  »

February 10, 2014 at 10:51AM PST | Source: Wild Birds Unlimited

Backyard Bird Feeding Franchise Retailer Takes Wing in 2013
CARMEL, Ind. - Feb. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Wild Birds Unlimited, the original and largest franchise system of backyard bird feeding and nature specialty stores in North America, reported an increase in same store sales for the fourth consecutive year in a row. With more than 280 locations throughout the United States and Canada, the company opened 12 new franchises in 2013 with three in development. The system plans to open 16 more new locations in 2014 throughout the country.
According to the 2011 Findings Report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, annual spending on bird food and wildlife feed increased from $4 to $5 billion from the 2006 report. Annual spending on bird feeders, bird baths and nesting boxes have also increased, from $780 to $969 million...

Watch Out Seattle Two New Handyman Are In Your Area Today! »

February 10, 2014 at 7:54AM PST | Source: HomeTask Handyman Service, Inc.

February 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // Seattle, WA - Seattle Washington’s to-do list just got smaller as two new Yellow Van Handyman Franchises open in Des Moines and the Kirkland area. Chris Maloney and Nathan Rosdahl are here to take care of all your home maintence needs!
Chris brings his love of serving others and 25 years of experience to the table. He is looking forward to helping people with their home projects."I believe my love of construction is reflected in the level of quality I consistently strive for. " states Chris.
Nathan has many years of experience in the construction industry! "I want to improve the lives of my members by making their homes comfortable and worry free." states Nathan.
So rest assured and get your To-Do lists out everyone! Your Yellow Van Handymen are on the job!
About HomeTask...

Dogtopia Dog Daycare Expansion In Michigan »

February 07, 2014 at 7:11AM PST | Source: Dogtopia

Michigan Dog Day Care L.L.C. and Dogtopia have partnered together to offer single-unit dog daycare franchise opportunities in Michigan.
Bloomfield Hills, MI (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 - Dogtopia, the leading dog daycare franchise in the pet industry, is expanding into the Michigan area. Michigan Dog Day Care L.L.C and Dogtopia have partnered together to offer single-unit dog daycare franchise opportunities in Michigan. For a limited time, prime locations in and around Metro Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and other areas throughout Michigan will be available.
The flagship franchise store for Michigan Dog Day Care is set to open in the summer/fall of 2014, with 8-10 regional locations filling out the total expansion by 2016. The franchise plans to expand into areas with a higher end demographic where there is a large population of dog owners and the economic stability to allow the stores to thrive...

Woof Gang Bakery Unleashes New Pet Retail Store And Grooming Location In Tennessee »

February 05, 2014 at 8:55AM PST | Source: Woof Gang Bakery

This Full-Service Neighborhood Pet Store is the First Woof Gang Bakery in Memphis
February 05, 2014 // Franchising.com // ORLANDO, Fla. – Woof Gang Bakery is a leader in the pet industry with franchise locations across the United States. Opening Feb. 15, Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Cordova is a locally-owned small business, offering full service grooming, and a wide selection of pet foods and supplies. The store is located at 714 N Germantown Pkwy, Suite 1-3, Cordova, TN 38018; phone 901-207-5829.
Shelby resident Tammy Bishop is the franchise owner of Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Cordova. She is dedicated to the local community and to providing unparalleled service and quality products for customers and their four-legged friends...

HomeTask Announces $5,000 Discount For Veterans »

January 31, 2014 at 9:07AM PST | Source: HomeTask Handyman Service, Inc.

HomeTask, a multi-brand service based franchisor, offers honorably discharged veterans a 33% discount on their initial franchise fee.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 - HomeTask, a multi-franchisor, announces a $5,000 franchise discount for Veterans to assist all Veterans to start their own business with HomeTask.
HomeTask, a multi-franchisor of brands and an online portal for services in private homes and businesses, announces a $5,000 franchise discount for Veterans who would like to become Franchise Partners and start their own business with HomeTask.
HomeTask offers the $5,000 discount on all of its concepts:

Pet Butler, business providing poo-fessional pet waste cleanup and removal to individual yards, parks, and multi-family communities...

HomeTask Is The Fastest Growing Franchisor, Exploding To Nearly 200 Locations And Seven Brands In Less Than Ten Years »

January 31, 2014 at 8:31AM PST | Source: HomeTask Handyman Service, Inc.

HomeTask grows faster than any other franchisor in the world in terms of the number of brands and the number of locations and they did it in the midst of the worst economic times that most alive today have ever seen.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 - HomeTask announced today that they have now positioned themselves as America’s fastest growing Franchisor.
Led by Jerrod Sessler, HomeTask is rapidly approaching 200 locations as they expand their brands to include Blue Crew, Freggies, Pet Butler, Lawn Army, Yellow Van Handyman as well as two other brands that are yet to be publicly announced.
Although several markets are officially sold out, opportunities throughout US and Canada do remain available. To drive its expansion efforts, HomeTask has aligned its strategy to support the growth opportunities and consumer needs of individual markets...

Dogtopia Expanding National Growth With New Chicago Area Regional Developer Agreement »

January 30, 2014 at 8:56AM PST | Source: Dogtopia

Award-winning dog daycare, spa and boarding franchise seeks franchisees and commercial properties throughout the windy city.
Tysons Corner, VA (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 - Dogtopia, a national dog daycare and recipient of Inc. 500/5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies and Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, announced today it has signed a regional developer agreement with Daniel (Dan) Allen Heuertz to expand into Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. This agreement is part of Dogtopia’s aggressive growth strategy to open more than 400 locations across the U.S. and Canada over the next several years.
Heuertz, a successful business owner/operator in Greater Chicago, is currently seeking qualified franchise candidates to open up to 17 Dogtopia locations throughout the region...

Dogtopia Ranked Among The Franchise Elite In Entrepreneur’s Prestigious 35th Annual Franchise 500® »

January 23, 2014 at 10:03AM PST | Source: Dogtopia

Award Winning Dog Daycare, Spa and Boarding Franchise Premiers on List as Number One in Pet Care Category
Tysons Corner, VA (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 - Dogtopia, a national dog daycare, spa and boarding franchise, recently made its debut in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Recognized by entrepreneurs and franchisors as a top competitive tool of measurement, the Franchise 500® places Dogtopia as the 390th for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate, and system size.
"Being recognized by Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 is a great honor," said Amy Nichols, CEO of Dogtopia. "We are dedicated to being best-in-class in our industry and believe we have developed a franchise model that truly sets us apart and allows us to set significant growth goals over the next several years...

Woof Gang Bakery Unleashes New Pet Retail Store And Grooming Location In Jupiter, Florida »

January 22, 2014 at 8:49AM PST | Source: Woof Gang Bakery

This New Breed of Neighborhood Pet Store is the Second Location in Jupiter and the Company's Fifth Palm Beach County Location
January 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // ORLANDO, Fla. – Woof Gang Bakery is a leader in the pet industry with franchise locations across the United States. Opening Feb. 22, Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Jupiter is a locally-owned small business, offering full and self-service grooming, and a wide selection of pet foods and supplies. The store is located at 71 E Indiantown Rd, Suite 802, Jupiter, Fla 33477; phone 561-847-6013.
Rod and Robin Beers, residents of Florida for over 30 years, are the franchise owners of Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Jupiter. They are dedicated to the local community and to providing unparalleled service and quality products for customers and their four-legged friends...

Camp Bow Wow Offers National Program For Dog Bite Prevention »

January 15, 2014 at 5:14AM PST | Source: Camp Bow Wow

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 - Camp Bow Wow - Dallas High Five is participating in a new Dog Bite Prevention Program initiated by the Camp Bow Wow national pet care franchise. The program will help to educate children and their families about ways to prevent dog bites.
The program offers a fun and informative way to teach children how to interact with a dog. Camp Bow Wow - Dallas High Five will visit venues throughout the local community to conduct a reading of “Scout Says, ‘Dogs Get Nervous, Too.’” The book is written from a dog’s perspective and helps youngsters understand not only what can make a dog nervous or fearful, which can cause them to bite, but how to interact with dogs in a way that's fun and safe for all...



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