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Bar-B-Clean Fires Up National Expansion Plans »

May 04, 2015 at 11:54AM PDT | Source: Bar-B-Clean

Looks to Add 30+ Barbecue Cleaning Franchises by End of 2016
May 04, 2015 // Franchising.com // ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – If you haven’t had your barbecue cleaned in a while, there’s a good chance that rats, mice, or other critters have lived, snacked, or left droppings inside. Additionally, that crusted mess and grease dripping on the grates and underneath is both a fire danger and a health hazard, and makes your food just taste nasty.
But have no fear. Bar-B-Clean is coming to a neighborhood near you.
With eight locations already serving 17 territories throughout seven states – including Arizona, California, Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas – the only barbecue cleaning franchise in the country recently announced an aggressive expansion initiative to add more than 30 new territories nationwide by the end of 2016...

Mosquito Squad And Yard Expert Jason Cameron Team Up To Teach Tick Tricks Of The Trad »

May 04, 2015 at 11:43AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Squad
Mosquito Squad Opportunities Available

Lyme Disease Awareness Month: Tips To Reduce Tick Exposure At Your Own Home From The Squad
RICHMOND, Va. - May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/  - Wondering how to protect yourself and your family from ticks this spring and summer? Mosquito Squad, the national leader in tick and mosquito elimination has teamed up with licensed contractor, TV host and yard expert Jason Cameron to create easy DIY tips helping homeowners eliminate disease bearing ticks from their yards.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 14 significant diseases, including Lyme disease, are carried by ticks. While tick species vary by region, the black-legged tick that causes Lyme disease is most prevalent in the Northeastern and upper Midwest regions of the United States and is responsible for the majority of Lyme disease reports...

Mancini’s And Pinot’s Palette Open New Locations At Alameda South Shore Center »

May 04, 2015 at 9:30AM PDT | Source: Pinot's Palette

Both tenants have signed a five year lease.
Alameda, California (PRWEB) May 04, 2015 - Alameda South Shore Center, a 594,000-square-foot open-air shopping destination that features a variety of nationally known and local retailers and restaurants, announces Mancini’s SLEEPWORLD, the premier place to buy a mattress in Northern California, and Pinot’s Palette, a national paint-and-sip franchise, have both signed five year leases.
Mancini’s is located in a new 7,541 square-foot location at Suite 1910 and Pinot’s Palette is located in a new 1,719 square-foot location at Suite 840. Both tenants are Bay Area residents that have been carefully considering the Alameda market for expansion; selecting South Shore Center for its prime location and shopper demographic...

World's Largest Floor Cleaning Franchise Continues Expansion »

May 04, 2015 at 8:00AM PDT | Source: Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning

Chem-Dry Franchise Is Now in 46 Countries and Is Seeking Master Franchise Partners in Eastern Europe, North Africa and Brazil
NASHVILLE, TN - (Marketwired - May 4, 2015) - Chem-Dry, the world's largest floor cleaning franchise with 3,500 franchises in 46 countries, continues to expand throughout the world. The top-rated floor cleaning franchise has recently partnered with master franchises to bring the brand to Spain, India, Egypt and France. Now the company is seeking entrepreneurs in Poland, Turkey, Germany, Morocco, Brazil and Czech Republic.
"Chem-Dry has been Entrepreneur magazine's top-rated floor cleaning franchise for more than two decades, and we've helped franchisees create thriving businesses since 1977 -- in the United States and around the world since 1987," said Joe Manuszak, Director of International Development...

SweetFrog Announces Minor League Baseball Partnerships »

May 04, 2015 at 5:06AM PDT | Source: sweetFrog

Chain to sponsor Hickory Crawdads and Myrtle Beach Pellicans
RICHMOND, VA (PRWEB) May 01, 2015 - The frozen yogurt chain sweetFrog Enterprises is pleased to announce partnerships with the Hickory Crawdads (NC) and the Myrtle Beach Pellicans (SC). As part of each sponsorship, sweetFrog will have in-stadium concession locations and offer fans discounts at local sweetFrog locations.
“We love being a part of the Hickory Community,” said Luke Shook, co-owner of the Hickory sweetFrog. “Sponsoring the Crawdads is a great opportunity and we look forward to enjoying the games and the great taste of sweetFrog with the fans.”
“There’s nothing better than baseball at the beach,” said Randy Webb, owner of two Myrtle Beach sweetFrog shops...

A Right Place For Seniors International, LLC Announces A New Franchising Opportunity In The Senior Living Industry! »

May 04, 2015 at 4:08AM PDT | Source: A Right Place 4 Seniors
A Right Place 4 Seniors Opportunities Available

A Right Place for Seniors presents a new opportunity for individuals to start their own business as a Senior Living Consultant. With low start-up costs and no equipment or experience in healthcare required, this is an opportunity to build a rewarding business as Senior Living Consultant and capitalize on a rapidly growing market.
May 04, 2015 // Franchising.com // Chino Hills, California - With the increasing need of senior living services and assisted living facilities for the elderly, CEO of People’s Care, Michael Kaiser RN has announced a new opportunity for individuals to invest in A Right Place for Seniors International Franchise. With low start-up costs and no equipment or experience in healthcare required, this is an opportunity to build a rewarding business and capitalize on a rapidly growing market...

SweetFrog To Celebrate Cinco De Mayo With A Yogurt Twist »

May 01, 2015 at 10:18AM PDT | Source: sweetFrog

Cinco de Froyo promotion offers customers $5.55 options on the fifth of May.
RICHMOND, VA (PRWEB) May 01, 2015 - On May 5 the frozen yogurt chain sweetFrog Enterprises will mark the Mexican celebration of Cinco de Mayo with a twist. The new Cinco de Froyo promotion offers customers the choice of two 12 ounce or one 24 ounce frozen yogurt for $5.55 at participating stores.
The traditional Cinco de Mayo celebration originated in 1862 in commemoration of a Mexican victory over the French. It is now observed mainly in Mexico and the United States, but events are also held in such distant locales as Japan and Australia.
“We’ve learned from our customers that sweetFrog is the place they choose to go when celebrating special occasions,” said Matt Smith, chief marketing officer of sweetFrog...

New Fresh Coat Painters Business Brings Professional Painting To Laurel Area »

May 01, 2015 at 9:19AM PDT | Source: Fresh Coat

Fresh Coat of Laurel serves Laurel, Fort Meade, Annapolis Junction, Burtonsville, Beltsville, Savage and the surrounding communities.
Laurel, MD (PRWEB) May 01, 2015 - When Rick Lehmann left the military last year, he faced an important question – what’s next? Now the US Army veteran is looking forward to serving his neighbors as the owner of the new Fresh Coat Painters franchise in Laurel.
Fresh Coat Painters offers residential and commercial painting services including interior and exterior painting, wood staining and finishing, and other services for nearly every protective coating application. They use quality, environmentally safe materials and offer a 24/7 customer service center, online scheduling, in-home color design consultations, and detailed quotes...

101 Mobility Partners With SourceAmerica »

May 01, 2015 at 9:14AM PDT | Source: 101 Mobility

Further Franchise Business Opportunities for SourceAmerica's Network of Nonprofits
VIENNA, Va. - May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - SourceAmerica has announced that the organization is expanding its franchise program by adding 101 Mobility to its official franchise partnership list.
SourceAmerica has a network of over 1,000 community-based nonprofits across the country which supports and employs people with disabilities. The continually expanding franchise opportunities allow for a nonprofit agency to hire and train even more people with disabilities.
101 Mobility is a leader in providing sales, installation and services of mobility and accessibility products and solutions, such as stair lifts, scooters, and wheelchair ramps. It also ranks at #29 on the Entrepreneur's list of Best New Franchises in 2015...

Dental Fix RX Expands Dental Repair Service To Utah »

May 01, 2015 at 6:34AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

National mobile dental repair company, Dental Fix RX, launches first Utah franchise with all-new South Salt Lake County mobile repair center.
May 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // Salt Lake City, UT. - Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, recently signed an all-new franchise to service South Salt Lake County, Utah dentists. Owned and operated by Phil May, the business features a fully equipped mobile repair center that will supply dentist offices with prompt, on-site equipment service, repair, and replacements.
“I am excited to introduce the dentists in the Salt Lake City area to Dental Fix RX and begin providing them increased uptime through delivery of ‘The Faster Fix’,” said May.
Dental Fix RX mobile repair vans are an integral aspect of the dental services provided by the franchise company...

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

May 01, 2015 at 5:06AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

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...

Local Man Loses Job, Follows Dream Of Business Ownership »

May 01, 2015 at 4:01AM PDT | Source: Window Genie

Dan Diggs will open his Window Genie franchise May 11th servicing Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac
May 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // Bethesda, MD – Window Genie announces the grand opening of its newest location in Bethesda, MD on May 11th. Local resident Dan Diggs is the owner. Window Genie is a national home service franchise specializing in window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing, gutter cleaning and more. Window Genie of Bethesda will service Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac and surrounding communities.
Before purchasing a Window Genie franchise, Diggs spent over two years working for a home performance business that eventually closed after a partnership with a British company that provided funding ended. His job required him to perform assessments pertaining to quality of life issues in homes; his business worked closely with local utility companies to help fund repairs for families with dangerous mold issues, damaging leaks, temperature issues related to poor insulation and more...

Dental Fix Awards 2nd Franchise In The State Of Indiana »

April 30, 2015 at 11:40AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

April 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // Davie, Fla. - Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, is proud to announce the signing of its most recent franchise, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Owned and operated by George Gilbert, it will be the company's second mobile repair van to launch in the State of Indiana, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 500 all-new vans to be launched over the next five years.
“2014 was a record breaking year for Dental Fix as we sold 75 all-new franchises throughout North America,” said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix RX. “With the recent signing of George Gilbert, I am confident that 2015 will be another year to remember.”
Since 2009, Dental Fix has been the only on-site dental equipment repair franchise in North America...

Dental Fix Awards 11th Franchise In The State Of Florida »

April 30, 2015 at 8:22AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

Davie, Fla. – April 30th, 2015 – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, is proud to announce the signing of its most recent franchise, in Orlando, Florida. Owned and operated by Jorge Valenzuela, it will be the company's eleventh mobile repair van to launch in the State of Florida, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 500 all-new vans to be launched over the next five years.
“2014 was a record breaking year for Dental Fix as we sold 75 all-new franchises throughout North America,” said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix RX. “With the recent signing of Jorge Valenzuela, I am confident that 2015 will be another year to remember.”
Since 2009, Dental Fix has been the only on-site dental equipment repair franchise in North America...

FASTSIGNS® Offers IDEAlliance G7 Certification Training To Franchise Partners »

April 30, 2015 at 7:52AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS

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...

Real Property Management West San Fernando Valley Announces Their Acquisition Strategy »

April 30, 2015 at 5:38AM PDT | Source: Real Property Management
Real Property Management Opportunities Available

Chatsworth, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2015 - Real Property Management West San Fernando Valley, part of the nation’s leading property management franchise, is proud to announce their strategy to acquire assets of individual property managers. This strategic move will raise the standard for the property management industry in San Fernando Valley.
Once complete, these acquisitions will establish Real Property Management’s streamlined approach and technology-driven operations to rental property owners in San Fernando Valley. With the San Fernando Valley area homeownership rate at a fifteen year low, rental units are in high demand. This has attracted sophisticated rental property investors who require a higher caliber of service and greater returns on their investments...

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...

ZIPS Dry Cleaners Signs 104-Unit Franchise Agreement For New Stores Throughout The Mid-Atlantic And Midwest »

April 30, 2015 at 3:50AM PDT | Source: ZIPS Dry Cleaners
ZIPS Dry Cleaners Opportunities Available

April 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // GREENBELT, Md. – ZIPS Dry Cleaners has signed a franchise development agreement with ZDC Holdings for the development of 104 stores throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. The agreement marks the largest deal to date for the nearly 20-year-old brand known for its same-day, one price business model.
“We were drawn to ZIPS because of its proven business model based on a concept revolutionary to the industry and clearly in high demand to today's dry cleaning customer – dry cleaning that is ready for pick-up the same day it's dropped off and all for a flat-rate price,” said Lev Davidson, Operating Principal of ZDC Holdings. “We look forward to bringing the brand’s one-of-a-kind services to new parts of the country and becoming the place where residents, families and professionals alike come for their dry cleaning needs...

Dubai-Based Hospitality Group To Open Five UAE »

April 29, 2015 at 12:00PM PDT | Source: Sloan's Ice Cream

Sloan’s Ice Cream Franchised Shops
Proven UAE Restaurant, Hotel, Real Estate Operations Company Signs Agreement to Expand Premium Ice Cream/Candy/Toy Brand
April 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Sloan’s Ice Cream today announced a major development deal that will expand the brand into the Middle East.
West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Sloan’s – a premium brand combining innovative ice cream flavors with over-the-top aesthetics, including bold pink and neon green walls and heaping amounts of candy and toys – has signed a franchise development agreement with LMZ Cuisines, which is part of the esteemed Landmark Zenath Group. Headquartered in Dubai, Landmark Zenath Group owns and operates a collection of hotels, restaurants, real estate companies, engineering firms and media entities...

Marilyn Monroe™ Spas Sees Strong Sales After Launching Unlimited Spa Service Memberships »

April 29, 2015 at 10:41AM PDT | Source: Marilyn Monroe Spas
Marilyn Monroe Spas Opportunities Available

Stay Polished Passport membership program exceeds expectations at Marilyn Monroe™ Spas, offering guests unlimited luxury spa and beauty services for $99 per month
April 29, 2015 // Franchising.com // ORLANDO, Fla. – It wasn’t long after Marilyn Monroe™ Spas unveiled its Stay Polished Passport that the national spa brand noticed a shift in how clients were experiencing beauty services at its locations. Building upon the trend of locations across the country offering single service memberships, Marilyn Monroe™ Spas decided to offer unlimited services in multiple service lines including blow outs, nail services, waxing, facials and massage treatments.
Since launching the program a little over a month ago, the national spa brand has sold more than 300 memberships, mostly at their six Nail Lounges and Glamour Rooms...



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